JCMR 2021; 23.131. Impaired left atrial reservoir and conduit strain in patients with atrial fibrillation and extensive left atrial fibrosis (CME)


Atrial fibrillation is associated with profound structural and functional changes in the atria. In the present study, the authors investigated the association between left atrial phasic function and the extent of left atrial fibrosis using advanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging techniques, including 3-dimensional late gadolinium enhancement and feature tracking.


Recognize that an impaired passive LA function (conduit and reservoir strain) can be an expression of extensive LA fibrosis, which might possibly have implications for the succesrate of an PVI ablation procedure.


Learning Objectives

To close the gap outlined above:

1. Learners need to know about the relation between LA strain and LA fibrosis.

2. Learners need to know how to apply and assess atrial strain analysis in patients scheduled for an PVI ablation procedure.

3. Learners need to consider performing atrial strain analysis to get insight into the status of left atrial remodeling in AF patients.


Accreditation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Instructions for Claiming CME

  • Attend the sessions in full for which credit is sought
  • Complete the post-activity evaluation
  • A certificate of completion will be available once the evaluation is submitted


Financial Disclosures
The planners and faculty for this activity did not have any relationships to disclose.


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Course Information
Course Date:
November 11, 2021
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Accreditation Council For Continuing Medical Education
Total General Hours: 1.00
SCMR Member Price:$0.00
Non-Member Price:$10.00