Assessment Pre- and Post-Ablation Energetics and Vortex Size Alterations of Left Atrial Hemodynamics in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: 4D flow MRI Study
Julio Garcia1, Mohammed S.M. Elbaz2, Carmen Lydell2, Andrew G. Howarth2, Frank S. Prato3, Maria Drangova3, Rebecca Thornhill4, Pablo Nery5, Stephen Wilton2, Allan Skanes3, Faramarz F. Samavati2, and James A. White1
1Cardiac Sciences - Stephenson Cardiac Imaging Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, 2University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, 3Western University, London, ON, Canada, 4Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 5University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
This study may be of interest for clinicians and researchers
who study left atrial diseases and arrhythmias. This study demonstrated a
significant decrease of flow energetics and vortex size in patients with
history of atrial fibrillation.
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