Nazem Akoum

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Affiliation: University of Utah
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Atrial fibrosis quantified using late gadolinium enhancement MRI is associated with sinus node dysfunction requiring pacemaker implant
    Nazem Akoum
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management CARMA Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:44-50. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Assessment and Impact of Cardiac Fibrosis on Atrial Fibrillation
    Nazem Akoum
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management CARMA Center, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Utah, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84132, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 16:518. 2014
  3. pmc Atrial fibrosis helps select the appropriate patient and strategy in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a DE-MRI guided approach
    Nazem Akoum
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management CARMA Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:16-22. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Temporal left atrial lesion formation after ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Troy J Badger
    Atrial Fibrillation Program, Division of Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2400, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:161-8. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Left atrial strain and strain rate in patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation: relationship to left atrial structural remodeling detected by delayed-enhancement MRI
    Suman S Kuppahally
    Division of Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 3:231-9. 2010
  6. pmc Detection and quantification of left atrial structural remodeling with delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Robert S Oakes
    Atrial Fibrillation Program, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 2400, USA
    Circulation 119:1758-67. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Initial experience of assessing esophageal tissue injury and recovery using delayed-enhancement MRI after atrial fibrillation ablation
    Troy J Badger
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 2400, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:620-5. 2009
  8. pmc Echocardiographic left atrial reverse remodeling after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is predicted by preablation delayed enhancement of left atrium by magnetic resonance imaging
    Suman S Kuppahally
    Division of Cardiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Am Heart J 160:877-84. 2010
  9. pmc Evaluation of the left atrial substrate in patients with lone atrial fibrillation using delayed-enhanced MRI: implications for disease progression and response to catheter ablation
    Christian Mahnkopf
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management CARMA Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Heart Rhythm 7:1475-81. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed ablative debulking of the left atrial posterior wall and septum for treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation: rationale and initial experience
    Nathan M Segerson
    University of Utah Atrial Fibrillation Program, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:126-32. 2010

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  1. doi request reprint Atrial fibrosis quantified using late gadolinium enhancement MRI is associated with sinus node dysfunction requiring pacemaker implant
    Nazem Akoum
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management CARMA Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:44-50. 2012
    ..The underlying process is thought to be because of atrial fibrosis. We assessed the value of atrial fibrosis, quantified using late gadolinium enhanced-MRI (LGE-MRI), in predicting significant SND requiring pacemaker implant...
  2. ncbi request reprint Assessment and Impact of Cardiac Fibrosis on Atrial Fibrillation
    Nazem Akoum
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management CARMA Center, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Utah, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84132, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 16:518. 2014
    ..Following ablation, we also studied atrial scarring and demonstrated the utility of scar imaging in guiding repeat ablation procedures. ..
  3. pmc Atrial fibrosis helps select the appropriate patient and strategy in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a DE-MRI guided approach
    Nazem Akoum
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management CARMA Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:16-22. 2011
    ..This may help select the proper candidate and strategy in catheter ablation of AF...
  4. doi request reprint Temporal left atrial lesion formation after ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Troy J Badger
    Atrial Fibrillation Program, Division of Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2400, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:161-8. 2009
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to induce thermal damage to the left atrium (LA) in an attempt to isolate AF circuits. This injury can be seen using delayed enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI)...
  5. doi request reprint Left atrial strain and strain rate in patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation: relationship to left atrial structural remodeling detected by delayed-enhancement MRI
    Suman S Kuppahally
    Division of Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 3:231-9. 2010
    ..Because of limitations with current noninvasive imaging techniques, the relationship between LA structure and function is not well understood...
  6. pmc Detection and quantification of left atrial structural remodeling with delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Robert S Oakes
    Atrial Fibrillation Program, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 2400, USA
    Circulation 119:1758-67. 2009
    ..In this study, we report the utility of delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI) in detecting abnormal atrial tissue before radiofrequency ablation and in predicting procedural outcome...
  7. doi request reprint Initial experience of assessing esophageal tissue injury and recovery using delayed-enhancement MRI after atrial fibrillation ablation
    Troy J Badger
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 2400, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:620-5. 2009
    ..We describe a noninvasive method of using delayed-enhancement MRI to detect esophageal wall injury and subsequent recovery after atrial fibrillation ablation...
  8. pmc Echocardiographic left atrial reverse remodeling after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is predicted by preablation delayed enhancement of left atrium by magnetic resonance imaging
    Suman S Kuppahally
    Division of Cardiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Am Heart J 160:877-84. 2010
    ..This study was conducted to assess LA reverse remodeling after catheter ablation of AF in mild and moderate-severe LA SRM...
  9. pmc Evaluation of the left atrial substrate in patients with lone atrial fibrillation using delayed-enhanced MRI: implications for disease progression and response to catheter ablation
    Christian Mahnkopf
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management CARMA Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Heart Rhythm 7:1475-81. 2010
    ..Lone atrial fibrillation (AF) is thought to be a benign type or an early stage of the disease...
  10. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed ablative debulking of the left atrial posterior wall and septum for treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation: rationale and initial experience
    Nathan M Segerson
    University of Utah Atrial Fibrillation Program, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:126-32. 2010
    ..As evidence emerges for non-PV substrate changes in the pathogenesis of AF, more extensive ablation strategies need further study...
  11. pmc Dark regions of no-reflow on late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging result in scar formation after atrial fibrillation ablation
    Christopher McGann
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 58:177-85. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess acute ablation injuries seen on late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) immediately post-ablation (IPA) and the association with permanent scar 3 months post-ablation (3moPA)...
  12. pmc Association of left atrial fibrosis detected by delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging and the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Marcos Daccarett
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2400, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:831-8. 2011
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  13. doi request reprint Cross-sectional imaging obtained immediately following radiofrequency atrial fibrillation ablation does not predict endoscopic evidence of esophageal injury
    Darcie R Gorman
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Huntsman Cancer Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, 30N 1900E 4R118, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 56:3453-8. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that esophageal abnormalities seen on imaging immediately post-ablation are a poor predictor of the damage seen during EGD...
  14. doi request reprint New magnetic resonance imaging-based method for defining the extent of left atrial wall injury after the ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Christopher J McGann
    Radiology Department, University of Utah School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:1263-71. 2008
    ..Using a 3-dimensional (3D) delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequence and novel processing methods, LA wall scarring is visualized at high resolution after radiofrequency ablation (RFA)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure: a two-way street
    Nazem Akoum
    University of Utah, 30 North 1400 East, Room 4A100, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Curr Heart Fail Rep 4:78-83. 2007
    ..In the current manuscript, we will review the proposed mechanisms of increased morbidity and mortality associated with AF and the current treatment options including the roles of radiofrequency ablation and pacing...
  16. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation and heart failure: beyond the heart rate
    Anuj Garg
    University of Utah Division of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Utah, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 28:332-6. 2013
    ..They often coexist and lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Adequate management strategies for this dual epidemic continue to be the subject of many research studies...
  17. doi request reprint Value of magnetic resonance imaging in guiding atrial fibrillation management
    Frederick T Han
    University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Electronic address
    Can J Cardiol 29:1194-202. 2013
    ..Future developments promise to improve the outcomes and safety for AF and fibrotic atrial cardiomyopathy. ..
  18. pmc Heart rate turbulence parameters correlate with post-premature ventricular contraction changes in muscle sympathetic activity
    Nathan M Segerson
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:284-9. 2007
    ..However, the relationship between HRT and peripheral sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) after a premature ventricular contraction (PVC) remains unclear...
  19. ncbi request reprint The magnitude of sinus cycle length change during ventricular tachycardia is predictive of successful antitachycardia pacing
    John F MacGregor
    University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:1195-200. 2006
    ..We hypothesize that the degree of sympathoexcitation, as measured by the sinus cycle length (SCL) shortening during ventricular tachycardia (VT), is a predictor of ATP success...