An E/e' ratio on echocardiography predicts the existence of left atrial low-voltage areas and poor outcomes after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.

@article{Masuda2018AnER,
  title={An E/e' ratio on echocardiography predicts the existence of left atrial low-voltage areas and poor outcomes after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Masaharu Masuda and M. Fujita and Osamu Iida and Shin Okamoto and Takayuki Ishihara and Kiyonori Nanto and Takashi Kanda and Akihiro Sunaga and Takuya Tsujimura and Yasuhiro Matsuda and Takuya Ohashi and Masaaki Uematsu},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={e60-e68}
}
Aims An elevated left atrial pressure has been reported to play an important role in the development of atrial remodelling in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. The study aimed at elucidating the association between the diastolic early transmitral flow velocity/mitral annular velocity (E/e', a non-invasive surrogate of left atrial pressure) and left atrial low-voltage-area existence, and the prognostic impact of the E/e' on procedural outcomes in patients undergoing AF ablation. Methods and… CONTINUE READING