Reversal of atrial remodeling after cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation measured with magnetocardiography.

@article{Lehto2009ReversalOA,
  title={Reversal of atrial remodeling after cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation measured with magnetocardiography.},
  author={Mika Lehto and Raija Jurkko and Hannu J Parikka and Ville M{\"a}ntynen and Heikki V{\"a}{\"a}n{\"a}nen and Juha Montonen and Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki and Lauri Toivonen and Mika Laine},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={217-23}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) causes electrical, functional, and structural changes in the atria. We examined electrophysiologic remodeling caused by AF and its reversal noninvasively by applying a new atrial signal analysis based on magnetocardiography (MCG). METHODS In 26 patients with persistent AF, MCG, signal-averaged electrocardiography (SAECG), and echocardiography were performed immediately after electrical cardioversion (CV), and repeated after 1 month in 15 patients who… CONTINUE READING