Left Atrial Fibrosis and Risk of Cerebrovascular and Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Journal of the American College of Cardiology | 9 Sep 2017
JB King, PN Azadani, P Suksaranjit, AP Bress, DM Witt, FT Han, MG Chelu, MA Silver, J Biskupiak, BD Wilson, AK Morris, EG Kholmovski and N Marrouche
Severity of left atrial (LA) fibrosis is a strong predictor of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation success and has been associated with a history of stroke, hypertension, and heart failure (HF). However, it is unclear whether more severe LA fibrosis independently increases the risk of major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) among those with AF.
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