Impact of cardiac computed tomography of the interatrial septum before pulmonary vein isolation.

@article{Kobza2013ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of cardiac computed tomography of the interatrial septum before pulmonary vein isolation.},
  author={Richard Kobza and Andreas Wolfgang Schoenenberger and Florim Cuculi and Michel Zuber and Christoph auf der Maur and Ralf Buhmann and Th{\'e}rese J. Resink and P. Erne},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 10},
  pages={1245-50}
}
BACKGROUND Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) may be useful to identify patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO). The aim of this study was to analyze whether a MDCT performed before pulmonary vein isolation reliably detects a PFO that may be used for access to the left atrium. METHODS AND RESULTS In 79 consecutive patients, who were referred for… CONTINUE READING