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Atrial Fibrosis, Not Afib Type, Linked to Atrial Fibrillation Strokes

Posted Feb 23 2011 4:29pm

Researchers at the Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center (CARMA) in Utah have been studying the relationship between atrial fibrillation, atrial fibrosis, and catheter ablation outcomes for many years. Now, they’ve applied their knowledge of quantifying atrial fibrosis to stroke risk assessment and found that the amount of atrial fibrosis, not type of afib, is independently associated with stroke.

Learn more: New Research Yields Insight into Stroke Mechanism for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

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