Novel three-dimensional imaging of the anatomical relationship between the pulmonary vein and left atrium: Transparent view

Minoru Yamada, Masahiro Jinzaki, Kozo Sato, Yutaka Tanami, Kotaro Fukumoto, Kojiro Tanimoto, Seiji Takatsuki, Satoshi Ogawa, Sachio Kuribayashi

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Background: Visualization of the inner anatomical relationship of the pulmonary veins (PVs) and left atrium (LA) is important for achieving a better success rate and avoiding complications in circumferential LA ablation for atrial fbrillation (AF). Methods and Results: Twelve patients with AF underwent computed tomography and novel post-processing images that emphasized the boundaries of the PVs and LA were produced. Conclusions: The "Transparent View" images enabled visualization of the inner anatomical relationship of the PVs and LA in the same geometry as in pulmonary venography in all cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-574
Number of pages2
JournalCirculation Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 1



  • Multidetector-row computed tomography
  • Post-processing
  • Pulmonary vein ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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