New imaging based biomarker to predict success of atrial fibrillation treatment

Researchers report successful use of biomarker based on heart imaging to predict the usefulness of catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation (Afib). Researchers analyzed the level of dys-synchrony in the left atrium as useful biomarker for success of the catheter ablation. The study is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular … Continue reading New imaging based biomarker to predict success of atrial fibrillation treatment

New MRI technique to assess stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients by assessing blood velocity in heart

Affecting 33.5 million patients worldwide, atrial fibrillation is the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. As if having an irregular heart beat wasn't troubling enough, patients with atrial fibrillation are also much more likely to have a stroke.Markl, who is a professor of biomedical engineering in Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and of radiology in … Continue reading New MRI technique to assess stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients by assessing blood velocity in heart