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Pulmonary vein anatomy variants as a biomarker of atrial fibrillation – CT angiography evaluation

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, July 2018
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Title
Pulmonary vein anatomy variants as a biomarker of atrial fibrillation – CT angiography evaluation
Published in
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12872-018-0884-3
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M. Skowerski, I. Wozniak-Skowerska, A. Hoffmann, S. Nowak, T. Skowerski, M. Sosnowski, A. M. Wnuk-Wojnar, K. Mizia-Stec

Abstract

It has been suggested that changes in pulmonary veins (PV) and left atrium (LA) anatomy may have an influence on initiating atrial fibrillation (AF) and the effectiveness of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in patients (pts) with atrial fibrillation. The aim of the study was to assess anatomy abnormalities of the PV and LA in the patients with the history of AF and compare it with the control group(CG). The multi-slice tomography (MSCT) scans were performed in 224 AF pts. before PVI (129 males, mean age 59 ± 9 yrs). The CG consisted of 40 pts. without AF (26 males, age 45 ± 9 yrs). LA and PV anatomy were evaluated. Diameters of PV ostia were measured in two directions: anterior-posterior (AP) and superior-inferior (SI) automatically using Vitrea 4.0. Pulmonary veins anatomy variants were observed more frequently in the atrial fibrillation group - 83 pts. (37%) vs 6 pts. (15%) in CG; 9% (21 pts) left common ostia (CO), 2% (5 pts) right CO, 19% (42 pts) additional right PV (APV), (1.8%) 4 pts. APV left, 8% right early branching (EB) and 3.5% left EB. The LA diameter differed significantly in AF vs CG group (41.2 ± 6 mm vs 35 ± 4.2 mm, p < 0.0001) respectively. The anomalies of pulmonary vein anatomy occurred more often in pts. with AF. They can be defined as an image biomarkers of atrial fibrillation. Right additional (middle) pulmonary vein was the most important anomaly detected in AF patients as well as enlargered diameters of the LA and PV ostia.

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Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 23%
Student > Master 3 14%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 5%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 7 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 45%
Engineering 3 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 9%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 5 23%

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