Transseptal left atrial catheterization is routinely used for many common catheter-based interventions. Tools for transseptal catheterization have advanced over the recent years. Such tools include imaging advances with intracardiac echocardiology as well as an array of needles, wires, and dilators to achieve transseptal access with greater ease and safety. This study will discuss the contemporary tools for transseptal catheterization and guidance for difficult cases.
- intracardiac echocardiography
- radiofrequency needle
- radiofrequency wire
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Physiology (medical)