Left atrial appendage closure device (Atriclip)

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler-Pietrzyk


Chronic cough. Follow up chest radiograph. Background: ischaemic heart disease

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Status post sternotomy and CABG. Atrial appendage closure device within left atrium. 

Left pleural effusion and lower zone atelectasis. 


Case Discussion

Cardiac devices such as pacemakers, loop recorders etc are commonly seen on chest radiograph.

Left atrial closure devices are not often seen. Also different types are used by cardiosurgeons depending on clinical scenario. It is crucial to know their appearance and typical position. 

In this case AtriClip® closure device within left appendage is seen. 


Disclosure: I, Aneta Kecler - Pietrzyk , have no actual or potential ethical or financial conflict of interest in relation to this device. This case is not intended to be a personal endorsement or recommendation of this product.

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Case information

rID: 52156
Published: 25th Mar 2017
Last edited: 30th Apr 2017
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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