Automatic classification of scar tissue in late gadolinium enhancement cardiac MRI for the assessment of left-atrial wall injury after radiofrequency ablation. SPIE Medical Imaging: Computer Aided Diagnosis. Perry D, Morris A, Burgon N, McGann C, MacLeod R, Cates J. (February 2012) Download pdf file

Right atrial perforation at the end of an atrial fibrillation ablation procedure. Europace. (Epub ahead of print). Vergara GR, McMullan L, Marrouche NF. (2011).

MRI of the left atrium: predicting clinical outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther9(1), 105-11. Daccarett M, McGann CJ, et al. (2011).

Association of Left Atrial Fibrosis Detected by Delayed-Enhancement Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Risk of Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. Daccarett, Marcos, Badger, Troy J., et al.  J Am Coll Cardiol 2011 57: 831-838 View PDF

Atrial Fibrosis Helps Select the Appropriate Patient and Strategy in Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: A DE-MRI Guided Approach. Akoum N, Daccarett M, et al. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Jan;22(1):16-22. View PDF

Tailored Management of Atrial Fibrillation Using a LGE-MRI Based Model: From the Clinic to the Electrophysiology Laboratory. Vergara GR and Marrouche NF. View PDF

Catheter ablation treatment for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation results in a longer time to treatment failure than anti-arrhythmic drugs and improves quality of life. Evid Based Med15(3), 88-9. Marrouche NF. (2010).

Evaluation of the Left Atrial Substrate in Patients with Lone Atrial Fibrillation Using Delayed-Enhanced MRI: Implications for Disease Progression and Response to Catheter Ablation. Heart Rhythm. Mahnkopf C, Badger TJ, et al. (2010).

Real Time MRI Guided Radiofrequency Atrial Ablation and Visualization of Lesion Formation at 3-Tesla. Heart Rhythm. (Epub ahead of print). Vergara GR, Vijayakumar S, et al. (2010).

Echocardiographic left atrial reverse remodeling after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is predicted by preablation delayed enhancement of left atrium by magnetic resonance imaging. Am Heart J160(5), 877-84. Kuppahally SS, Akoum N, et al.  (2010).

Evaluation of Left Atrial Lesions after Initial and Repeat Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Lessons Learned from Delayed-Enhancement MRI in Repeat Ablation Procedures. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. Badger TJ, Daccarett M, et al. (2010 Mar 24). View PDF

Left Atrial Strain and Strain Rate in Patients with Paroxysmal and Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: Relationship to Left Atrial Structural Remodeling Detected by Delayed Enhancement-MRI. Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging. Kuppahally SS, Akoum N, et al. (2010 Feb 4). View PDF

Magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed ablative debulking of the left atrial posterior wall and septum for treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation: rationale and initial experience. Segerson NM, Daccarett M, et al. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2010 Feb;21(2):126-32 View PDF

Effect of contrast dosage on image quality of MR angiographyand Late Gadolinium enhancement imaging of the left atrium. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Vijayakumar, Sathya, Kholmovski, Eugene G, et al. (2010). View PDF