Arrhythmia recurrence after atrial fibrillation ablation: can magnetic resonance imaging identify gaps in atrial ablation lines?

Abstract:

:After pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, clinical arrhythmia recurrence is often a result of vein reconnection. By selectively visualizing scarred tissue, delayed enhancement magnetic resonance imaging may provide for a noninvasive means to identify gaps in radiofrequency ablation lines. This report correlates three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging with invasive electro-anatomical mapping in a patient with recurrent atrial arrhythmia after multiple unsuccessful ablations for atrial fibrillation.

authors

Reddy VY,Schmidt EJ,Holmvang G,Fung M

doi

10.1111/j.1540-8167.2007.01055.x

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2008-04-01 00:00:00

pages

434-7

issue

4

eissn

1045-3873

issn

1540-8167

pii

JCE1055

journal_volume

19

pub_type

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