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  • Procedures
  • Performed study testify that thromboelastometry was a quick diagnostic method for examination of the quality of the clot formation and also revealed that clot formation in pigs subjected to experimental procedures of the left atrial appendage was stable. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • ablation
  • Ablation was guided by an electroanatomic mapping system (CARTO, Biosense Webster, Diamond Bar, Calif). After transseptal puncture, an angiogram of the LA was performed through a sheath (Agilis, St. Jude Medical, Saint Paul, Minn). Images confirmed the presence of an accessory LA appendage arising from the anterior wall of the LA ( Figure 2 A). Initially, premature atrial contractions were demonstrated arising from the left superior and inferior PVs, which were isolated. (ahajournals.org)