Left atrial wall thickness in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation by multislice-CT is initial marker of structural remodeling and predictor of transition from paroxysmal to chronic form.

@article{Nakamura2011LeftAW,
  title={Left atrial wall thickness in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation by multislice-CT is initial marker of structural remodeling and predictor of transition from paroxysmal to chronic form.},
  author={Koki Nakamura and Nobusada Funabashi and Masae Uehara and Marehiko Ueda and Taichi Murayama and Hiroyuki Takaoka and Issei Komuro},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={148 2},
  pages={139-47}
}
PURPOSE We used ECG-gated MSCT to evaluate alterations in the LA wall in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) (PAF) and compared with chronic AF (CAF) and normal sinus rhythm (NSR). MATERIALS AND METHODS We enrolled 3 groups, each consisting of 62 patients with either recurrent PAF (48 males, 65 ± 11 years), CAF (43 males, 69 ± 9 years), or NSR without any history of AF (40 males, 64 ± 11 years) for a total of 186 study patients. In CT, the absolute LA wall thickness (LAT) and LA… CONTINUE READING

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