Wong, Christopher X.; Abed, Hany S.; Molaee, Payman; Nelson, Adam J; Brooks, A; Sharma, Gautam; Leong, Darryl P; Lau, Dennis H; Middeldorp, Melissa E; Roberts-Thomson, Kurt C; Abhayaratna, Walter
Objectives: The aim of this study was to characterize the relationship between pericardial fat and atrial fibrillation (AF). Background: Obesity is an important risk factor for AF. Pericardial fat has been hypothesized to exert local pathogenic effects on nearby cardiac structures above and beyond that of systemic adiposity. Methods: One hundred ten patients undergoing first-time AF ablation and 20 reference patients without AF underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for the quantification...[Show more]
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