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Preprocedural imaging for patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22828754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Various electrophysiological procedures and device implantation has been shown to improve morbidity and mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and patients with heart failure (HF). Noninvasive cardiac imaging is used extensively in the preprocedural patient selection and for procedural guidance. In this review, we will discuss the application of preprocedural cardiac imaging in patients with AF prior to pulmonary vein and left atrial ablation as well as insertion of left atrial occluder device. We also discuss the role of noninvasive cardiac imaging in the selection of appropriate HF patients for device therapy as well as their use in guiding implantation of biventricular pacemaker for cardiac resynchronization therapy by assessing left ventricular ejection fraction, coronary venous anatomy, mechanical dyssynchrony and myocardial scar. We describe new research associated with preprocedural imaging in these patient cohorts.
Authors:
Wai-ee Thai; Bryan Wai; Quynh A Truong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1534-3170     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-04     Completed Date:  2013-02-13     Revised Date:  2013-10-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  584-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Division of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA. wthai@partners.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Atrial Fibrillation* / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Cardiac Imaging Techniques / methods*
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Catheter Ablation / methods
Echocardiography
Heart Failure / complications*
Humans
Patient Selection
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K23 HL098370/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; K23HL098370/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; L30 HL093806/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; L30HL093896/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS
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