Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice, and catheter ablation of AF has become a first-line treatment for symptomatic drug-refractory AF. However, this is a complex procedure and recurrences after a single ablation procedure are frequent. New technologies are needed to simplify the procedure and improve results, and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has emerged as a useful tool to stratify the risk of recurrence, guide the ablation procedure, and monitor the post-ablation remodeling process. This review summarizes the current role of CMR in the field of AF ablation and offers a perspective on its future potential.
Credits: Pilar Cabanas-Grandio; Felipe Bisbal