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Left Atrial Fibrosis and Recurrent Arrhythmia—Reply

Nassir Marrouche, MD1
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1Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center, University of Utah Health Sciences, Salt Lake City
JAMA. 2014;311(22):2335-12336. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.5187.
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In Reply The multicenter DECAAF study showed that left atrial fibrosis quantified by MRI was the only independent predictor of ablation outcome among multiple covariates, including category of AF. This result was seen with MRI scans acquired at multiple participating centers worldwide with differing procedural approaches and ablation techniques used. Establishing a patient’s left atrial fibrosis burden offers one of the few outcome determinants that could be used in the clinic when counseling patients on whether they may benefit from ablation therapy.

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June 11, 2014
Laurens F. Tops, MD, PhD; Martin J. Schalij, MD, PhD
1Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands
JAMA. 2014;311(22):2335. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.5184.
February 5, 2014
Nassir F. Marrouche, MD; David Wilber, MD; Gerhard Hindricks, MD; Pierre Jais, MD; Nazem Akoum, MD; Francis Marchlinski, MD; Eugene Kholmovski, PhD; Nathan Burgon, BSc; Nan Hu, PhD; Lluis Mont, MD; Thomas Deneke, MD; Mattias Duytschaever, MD; Thomas Neumann, MD; Moussa Mansour, MD; Christian Mahnkopf, MD; Bengt Herweg, MD; Emile Daoud, MD; Erik Wissner, MD; Paul Bansmann, MD; Johannes Brachmann, MD
1Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City
2Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois
3University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
4Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
5Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
6University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
7BG-Kliniken Bergmannsheil, University of Bochum, Bochum, Germany
8University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
9Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
10Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
11Klinikum Coburg GmbH, II, Medizinische Klinik, Coburg, Germany
12Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa
13Ohio State University, Columbus
14Asklepios Klinik St Georg, Hamburg, Germany
15Medical Center Porz am Rhein, Cologne, Germany
JAMA. 2014;311(5):498-506. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.3.
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