Epicardial Adipose Tissue Thickness and Ablation Outcome of Atrial Fibrillation

@inproceedings{Chao2013EpicardialAT,
  title={Epicardial Adipose Tissue Thickness and Ablation Outcome of Atrial Fibrillation},
  author={Tze Fan Chao and Chung-Lieh Hung and Hsuan-Ming Tsao and Chin Yu Lin and Chun-Ho Yun and Yau-Huei Lai and Shih-lin Chang and Li Wei Lo and Yu Feng Hu and Ta Chuan Tuan and Hung-Yu Chang and J Y Kuo and H. -S. Yeh and T J Wu and Ming-Hsiung Hsieh and W. C. Yu and Shih-Ann Chen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVES Epicardial fat was closely related to atrial fibrillation (AF). Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has been proposed to be a convenient imaging tool in assessing epicardial adipose tissue (EAT). The goal of the present study was to investigate whether the EAT thickness measured on TTE was a useful parameter in predicting procedural outcomes of AF ablations. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 227 paroxysmal AF (PAF) and 56 non-paroxysmal AF (non-PAF) patients receiving catheter… CONTINUE READING

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