Iodine-123 mIBG Imaging for Predicting the Development of Atrial Fibrillation.

  title={Iodine-123 mIBG Imaging for Predicting the Development of Atrial Fibrillation.},
  author={Yasushi Akutsu and Kyouichi Kaneko and Yusuke Kodama and Huiling Li and Jumpei Suyama and Akira Shinozuka and Takehiko Gokan and Yuji Hamazaki and Kaoru Tanno and Youichi Kobayashi},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular imaging},
  volume={4 1},
OBJECTIVES we investigated whether cardiac sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity measured by iodine-123 meta-iodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-mIBG) imaging would be associated with both the occurrence of heart failure (HF) and the transit to permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with paroxysmal AF. BACKGROUND atrial fibrillation occurs suddenly and transiently and can persist, and results in the occurrence of HF. An important feature of AF and HF is their propensity to coexist not… CONTINUE READING


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