Morphologic remodeling of pulmonary veins and left atrium after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: insight from long-term follow-up of three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Tsao2005MorphologicRO,
  title={Morphologic remodeling of pulmonary veins and left atrium after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: insight from long-term follow-up of three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Hsuan-Ming Tsao and Mei-han Wu and Bien-Hsien Huang and Shih-Huang Lee and K T Lee and C P Tai and Yung-Kuo Lin and Ming-Hsiung Hsieh and J Y Kuo and M Lei and Shih-Ann Chen},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={7-12}
}
INTRODUCTION Understanding the structural remodeling and reverse remodeling of the left atrium (LA) and pulmonary vein (PV) after radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) may provide important insights into the mechanism and management of AF. This study used magnetic resonance angiographic (MRA) images to investigate changes in PV and LA morphologies before and more than 1 year after ablation. METHOD AND RESULTS Forty-five patients (36 men and 9 women, mean age 60 +/- 13 years) who… CONTINUE READING
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