Global left atrial strain in the prediction of sinus rhythm maintenance after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.

@article{Motoki2014GlobalLA,
  title={Global left atrial strain in the prediction of sinus rhythm maintenance after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Hirohiko Motoki and Kazuaki Negishi and Kenya Kusunose and Zoran B Popovi{\'c} and Mandeep Bhargava and Oussama Musbah Wazni and Walid I. Saliba and Mina K. Chung and Thomas H Marwick and Allan L. Klein},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 11},
  pages={1184-92}
}
BACKGROUND Left atrial (LA) strain is a sensitive measure of LA mechanics. However, its relationship with rhythm outcomes after catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is not well established. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether baseline LA global longitudinal strain (LAε) predicts rhythm outcomes in patients who undergo catheter ablation for AF. METHODS In 256 patients with AF (paroxysmal, 204; persistent, 52), comprehensive echocardiography was performed with… CONTINUE READING
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