New magnetic resonance imaging-based method for defining the extent of left atrial wall injury after the ablation of atrial fibrillation.

@article{McGann2008NewMR,
  title={New magnetic resonance imaging-based method for defining the extent of left atrial wall injury after the ablation of atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Christopher McGann and Eugene G. Kholmovski and Robert S. Oakes and Joshua J. E. Blauer and Marcos Daccarett and Nathan M. Segerson and Kelly J Airey and Nazem Akoum and Eric N. Fish and Troy J. Badger and Edward V. R. Dibella and Dennis Parker and Robert S. MacLeod and Nassir F Marrouche},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 15},
  pages={1263-71}
}
OBJECTIVES We describe a noninvasive method of detecting and quantifying left atrial (LA) wall injury after pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Using a 3-dimensional (3D) delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequence and novel processing methods, LA wall scarring is visualized at high resolution after radiofrequency ablation (RFA). BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation to achieve PVAI is a promising approach to curing AF. Controlled… CONTINUE READING
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Abstract 3371: Recurrence of Atrial fibrillation Following RF Ablation Correlates with the Extent of Post-procedural Left Atrial Scarring on Delayed-Enhancement CMR. Circulation 2007;116:II_760-d-761

  • DC Peters, JV Wylie, TH Hauser
  • 2007
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