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Cardiac Magnetic Resonance-Measured Left Atrial Volume and Function and Incident Atrial Fibrillation: Results from MESA
Early detection of structural changes in the left atrium (LA) before atrial fibrillation (AF) development could be helpful in identification of those at higher risk for AF. Using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, we examined the association of LA volume and function, and incident AF in a multi-ethnic population free of clinical cardiovascular diseases
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CMR to Evaluate Aortic Regurgitation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Residual aortic regurgitation (AR) following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is associated with greater mortality; yet, determining AR severity post-TAVR using Doppler echocardiography remains challenging. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is purported as a more accurate means of quantifying AR; however, no data exist regarding the prognostic value of AR as assessed by CMR post-TAVR.
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Past President Christopher Kramer Appointed to ACC Board
The ACC's Board of Trustees (BOT) approved the College's new slate of officers, trustees and committee leaders put forward by the ACC Blue Ribbon Nominating Committee as part of its annual business meeting immediately prior to ACC.16. SCMR Past-President Christopher M. Kramer, MD, FACC, from the University of Virginia, was among the new leaders named, both appointed to serve on the BOT for three-year terms. These installments come as part of the ACC's recent approval of large-scale governance transformation, which includes a reduction of the College's BOT from 31 members to 19 this year, and ultimately to a nimble and strategic group of 11 members by 2018.