Left atrial appendage closure device (Atriclip)
Chronic cough. Follow up chest radiograph. Background: ischaemic heart disease
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Status post sternotomy and CABG. Atrial appendage closure device within left atrium.
Left pleural effusion and lower zone atelectasis.
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.