Left atrial appendage morphology assessment for risk stratification of embolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation: A meta-analysis
Thromboembolic event (TE) risk stratification is performed by using CHA 2 DS 2 VASc score. It has been suggested that left atrial appendage (LAA) morphology independently influences TE risk in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. LAA morphology has been classified into 4 types: chicken wing, cauliflower, windsock, and cactus.
Florentino Lupercio MD, Juan Carlos Ruiz MD, David F. Briceno MD, Jorge Romero MD, Pedro A. Villablanca MD, Cecilia Berardi MD, Robert Faillace MD, Andrew Krumerman MD, John D. Fisher MD, FHRS, Kevin Ferrick MD, FHRS, Mario Garcia MD, Andrea Natale MD, FHRS and Luigi Di Biase MD, PhD, FHRS
Heart Rhythm, 2016-07-01, Volume 13, Issue 7, Pages 1402-1409, Copyright © 2016 Heart Rhythm Society