Your EP doctor uses state-of-the-art imaging techniques to evaluate and treat Atrial Fibrillation. The currently used imaging methods include Transthoracic echocardiography, Transesophageal echocardiography (or TEE), Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE), Magnetic resonance angiography, MRI and multidetector CT.
Using these techniques it would be feasible to identify any clots (thormbi) before any procedure. Before any ablation procedure it is important to understand the anatomy of the left atrium and pulmonary vein.
In this editorial comment Dr. Osmar Centurion from Division of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Cardiovascular Institute in Asuncion, Paraguay provides an overview of relevance of technology in use of imaging for Afib management.