Agner, Bue F Ross5; Kühl, Jørgen Tobias1; Linde, Jesper James2; Kofoed, Klaus F1; Akeson, Per4; Rasmussen, Bo V2; Jensen, Gorm B2; Dixen, Ulrik2
1 Hjertemedicinsk Klinik, Hjertecentret Rigshospitalet, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Department of Cardiology, Medical Center, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark3 Radiologisk Klinik, Diagnostisk Center, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark4 Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Centre for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and research, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark5 Afdeling for Neurorehabilitering HVH, Neurocentret, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark
comparison of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, 320-slice multi-detector computed tomography, and transthoracic echocardiography
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia that is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. AF is associated with enlargement of the left atrium (LA), and the LA volume has important prognostic implications for the disease. The objective of the study was to determine how measurements of LA volume and function obtained by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), and 320-slice multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) correlate in patients with permanent AF.
European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging, 2014, Vol 15, Issue 5, p. 532-540