Publications

Marrouche N, Wilber D, Hindricks G, et al. Association of Atrial Tissue Fibrosis Identified by Delayed Enhancement MRI and Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation: The DECAAF Study. JAMA. 2014; 311(5): 498-506. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.3

Koopmann M, Marrouche NF. Why hesitate introducing real-time magnetic resonance imaging into the electrophysiological labs? Europace. 2013 Jan;15(1):7-8. doi: 10.1093/europace/eus331

Akoum N, McGann C, Vergara G, et al. Atrial fibrosis quantified using late gadolinium enhancement MRI is associated with sinus node dysfunction requiring pacemaker implant. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2012 Jan;23(1):44-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2011.02140.x

Gorman DR, Peterson KA, Fang J, et al. Cross-sectional imaging obtained immediately following radiofrequency atrial fibrillation ablation does not predict endoscopic evidence of esophageal injury. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Dec; 56(12): 3453-8. doi: 10.1007/s10620-011-1829-1

McGann C, Kholmovski E, Marrouche N. Dark Regions of No-Reflow on Late Gadolinium Enhancement Magnetic Resonance Imaging Result in Scar Formation After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 July 5; 58(2): 177-185

Vergara GR, Marrouche NF. Tailored management of atrial fibrillation using a LGE-MRI based model: from the clinic to the electrophysiology laboratory. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Apr; 22(4): 481-7. doi: 10.11111/j.1540-8167.2010.01941.x

Vergara G, Vijayakumar S, Marrouche N. Real Time MRI Guided Radiofrequency Atrial Ablation and Visualization of Lesion Formation at 3-Tesla. Heart Rhythm. 2011 February; 8(2): 295-303

Daccarett M, Badger T, Marrouche N. Association of Left Atrial Fibrosis Detected by Delayed-Enhancement Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Risk of Stroke in Patients with Atrial FibrillationJ Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 February 15; 57(7): 831–838. doi:  10.1016/j.jacc.2010.09.049

Akoum N, Daccarett M, McGann C, et al. Atrial fibrosis helps select the appropriate patient and strategy in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a DE-MRI guided approach. JCardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Jan; 22(1): 16-22. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2010.0167.2010.01876.x

Daccarett M, McGann CJ, Akoum NW, et al. MRI of the left atrium: predicting clinical outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2011 Jan; 9(1): 105-11. doi: 10.1586/erc.10.177

Kuppahally S, Akoum N, Marrouche N. Echocardiographic left atrial reverse modeling after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is predicted by pre-ablation delayed enhancement of left atrium by MRI. Am Heart J. 2010 November; 160(5): 877-884

Mahnkopf C, Badger TJ, Marrouche NF. 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. 2010 October; 7(10):1475-1481

Segerson NM, Daccarett M, Badger TJ, et al. Magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed ablative debulking of the left atrial posterior wall and septum for treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation: rationale and initial experience. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010 Feb; 21(2): 126-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2009.01611.x

Badger TJ, Daccarett M, Akoum NW, et al. Evaluation of Left Atrial Lesions After Initial and Repeat Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Lessons Learned from Delayed-Enhancement MRI in Repeat Ablation Procedures. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2010; 3:249-259. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.109.868356

Kuppahally S, Akoum N, Burgon N, et al. Left Atrial Strain and Straight Rate in Patients with Paroxysmal and Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: Relationship to Left Atrial Structural Remodeling Detected by Delayed-Enhancement MRI. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010; 3:231-239. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.109.865683

Oakes RS, Badger TJ, Kholmovski EG, et al. Detection and quantification of left atrial structural remodeling with delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging in patients with atrial fibrillation. Circulation. 2009 Apr 7; 119(13): 1758-67. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.811877

Badger TJ, Oakes RS, Daccarett M, et al. Temporal left atrial lesion formation after ablation of atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Feb; 6(2): 161-8. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2008.10.042

Badger TJ, Adjei-Poku YA, Marrouche NF. MRI in cardiac electrophysiology: the emerging role of delayed-enhancement MRI in atrial fibrillation ablation. Future Cardiol. 2009 Jan; 5(1): 53-70. doi: 10.2217/14796678.5.1.63

McGann CJ, Kholmovski EG, Oakes RS, et al. New magnetic resonance imaging-based method for defining the extent of left atrial wall injury after the ablation of atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Oct 7; 52(15); 1263-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2008.05.062