2017 AF Symposium More Reports: Obesity & A-Fib and Increasing Fibrosis
Another two summary reports from the January 2017 AF Symposium. Here’s the entire list of my reports from the 2017 AF Symposium.
Dr. Nassir Marrouche of the University of Utah (CARMA), Salt Lake City, UT continued his ground-breaking work using MRI to investigate Atrial Fibrillation. Some of the major contributions Dr. Marrouche’s MRI research has made include that patients with high fibrosis levels are at greater risk of stroke and that they may be precluded from a successful catheter ablation.
He showed how current MRI testing also measures fibrosis in 3D to better gauge its thickness. Read about his latest research on A-Fib patients and fibrosis.
Dr. Jose Jalife of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, discussed the “Obesity Paradox”, a hypothesis that obesity may be protective and associated with greater survival with certain chronic diseases. Dr. Jalfie showed how and why this is not the case with A-Fib.
Under normal conditions, the surface of the heart is covered by fat stored in the tissue. A-Fib is often associated with increased volume of epicardial fat… Continue reading Dr. Jalife’s research findings.
See the entire list of my reports from the 2017 AF Symposium.
Look for another report soon.