Abbreviations:AF (atrial fibrillation), AP (anteroposterior), CT (computed tomography), CTA (computed tomography angiography/angiogram), LA (left atrium/atrial), LAA (left atrial appendage), LAO (left anterior oblique), OAC (oral anticoagulation), RAO (right anterior oblique), RV (right ventricle/ventricular), TEE (transesophageal echocardiography)
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☆Dr Lee is a consultant and equity holder of SentreHEART, Inc, the device company that manufactures the LARIAT device.