Left atrial sphericity: a new method to assess atrial remodeling. Impact on the outcome of atrial fibrillation ablation.

@article{Bisbal2013LeftAS,
  title={Left atrial sphericity: a new method to assess atrial remodeling. Impact on the outcome of atrial fibrillation ablation.},
  author={Felipe Bisbal and Esther Guiu and Naiara Calvo and D. W. Marin and Antonio Berruezo and Elena Arbelo and Jos{\'e} Tom{\'a}s Ortiz-P{\'e}rez and Teresa Mar{\'i}a de Caralt and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Tolosana and Roger Borr{\`a}s and Marta Sitges and Josep Brugada and Llu{\'i}s Mont},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={752-9}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation outcome is mainly determined by atrial remodeling that, nowadays, is only estimated through clinical presentation (persistent vs. paroxysmal) and left atrial (LA) dimension. The aim of the study was to stage the atrial remodeling process using the Left Atrial Sphericity (LASP) and determine whether this technique may help to predict AF ablation outcome. METHODS Consecutive patients who underwent contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance… CONTINUE READING