Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

Left atrial appendage occlusion

Structural heart disease icon

Highlighted products for this procedure

Azurion 7 M20 with FlexArm

Azurion 7 M20 with FlexArm image-guided therapy system

The revolutionary Azurion with FlexArm gives you the freedom to improve and grow your minimally invasive care.

Unlimited imaging flexibility

More independent control for physician

Full staff positioning freedom

Unobstructed patient access for echocardiographers

Increased lab utilisation with procedure-based workflows

3D image fusion in any 45° position

EPIQ CVxi interventional ultrasound system

EPIQ CVxi interventional ultrasound system

Assessing the left atrial appendage quickly, easily, intuitively. The Philips LAA solution on EPIQ CVxi.

  • Take a fast, reproducible approach to visualising the morphology of LAA and automatically measuring of the ostium by using ultrasound alone
  • Using the 3D Auto LAA feature can reduce the time of measurements by 70% on average compared with measuring the LAA features manually1

Echonavigator augmented visualization



EchoNavigator reorients and combines ultrasound and X-ray information into a single augmented visualisation for guidance and device-tissue relationship assessment.


In LAA occlusion EchoNavigator enables the following to elevate confidence and boost efficiency:

  • Automatic segmentation of 3D ultrasound to derive the left atrium and LAA in order to optimise fluoroscopic projections and provide context for navigation
  • Manual markers automatically translated from ultrasound to fluoroscopy to keep sight of targets or critical structures to avoid
  • Live-on-live fusion of fluoroscopy and ultrasound including 2D, 3D and colour flow, to visualise occluder deployment

HeartNavigator CT planning



The HeartNavigator is a CT planning and live overlay guidance solution using automatic heart model segmentation of anatomy to improve ease of use, speed and reproducibility.


In LAA occlusion, HeartNavigator enables:

  • Automatic segmentation of cardiac structures
  • Automatic orientation of the CT MPR to the LAA plane for easy analysis
  • Flexible and fast segmentation tool to define the LAA morphology
  • Flexible measurement tools for LAA device sizing
  • Table side recall of planned X-ray projections
  • Live overlay of segmentation to visualise landing zones, circumflex artery and other annotations

    Customer experiences with Philips Azurion

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    The ability to treat one more patient per day, or in the future

    This is just one of the many improvements in lab performance achieved by the Interventional Vascular Department at St. Antonius Hospital after installing the Azurion system. The first Azurion lab performance study achieved impressive results2 which have been verified by an independent third party.3


    reduction in procedure time


    increase in usage of supporting software tools


    reduction in patient preparation time


    reduction in planned cases finished after normal working hours


    reduction in post-procedure time


    of physicians who participated in a simulated use study agreed that FlexArm offered uncompromised access to the patient's head end

    Clinical solutions for treating structural heart diseases

    Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
    Azurion Workflow Solutions

    Azurion workflow solutions


    The Azurion has been specifically designed to integrate information from multiple sources and to save procedure time through flexible and user-centric display and control options. For example:


    • The touch screen module Pro enables table side control of images and applications with tablet ease, including the powerful Marker Tool to add annotations and outlines from reference images as live overlays.
    • FlexSpot is a clutter-free environment to control all connected applications.
    • Parallel working  enables people to work on two different activities at the same time without interruptions.
    • IntelliSpace Cardiovascular Is designed to help streamline workflow and improve operational performance throughout the cardiovascular service line, with a tight integration with Philips TOMTEC, Xper IM, IntelliSpace Portal and IntelliSpace ECG. IntelliSpace Cardiovascular also interfaces with multiple third-party applications. It can be viewed and controlled from FlexSpot and FlexVision Pro of Azurion.

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    1. VMQ 7.0 Claims Evidence Report Document

    2. 100%:  Compared to the suites with Azurion 7 M20. Evaluated with clinical users in a simulated lab environment after approximately 20 minutes of practicing C-arm and table positioning.

    3. Results are specific to the institution, where they were obtained. Results in other institutions may vary.

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