Sathya Vijayakumar1, 2, Jerry Walker, 23, Eugene Kholmovski1, 2, Nathan Burgon2, Alan Morris2, Josh Cates2, Chris J. McGann, 23, Nassir F.
1UCAIR, Dept. of Radiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States; 2CARMA Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States; 3Dept. of Cardiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
The aim of this study is to evaluate LA volume measurements using CMR based angiography before and after left atrial RF ablation therapy as a treatment strategy for atrial fibrillation (AFIB) and see how it correlates with the percentage of scar formed 3 months post ablation. We hypothesize that a greater scar percentage obtained at 3 months post procedure would lead to a greater change in volume of the LA (computed as LA volume measured at different time points, normalized by the pre-ablation LA volume).