April 20, 2009 Diagnostic Imaging. Radiologists, cardiologists pair up to treat atrial fibrillation By Rebekah Moan Radiologists and cardiologists may find themselves collaborating more than ever before to treat atrial fibrillation; a new study shows the value of delayed-enhanced MRI to determine whether therapy can be successful, bridging the gap between the two specialties. Delayed-enhanced MRI (DE-MRI) noninvasively shows damage to left atrial myocardial tissue and also predicts how well patients will respond to radiofrequency ablation, according to a study (Circulation 2009;119:1758-1767).
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