Management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and concomitant heart failure (HF) remains complex. The Antwerp score, based on four parameters [QRS >120 ms (2 points), known aetiology (2 points), paroxysmal AF (1 point), severe atrial dilation (1 point)] adequately estimated the probability of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) recovery after AF ablation in a single-centre cohort. The present study aims to externally validate this prediction model in a large European multi-centre cohort.
Reference: Left ventricular functional recovery after atrial fibrillation catheter ablation in heart failure: a prediction model.
Bergonti M, Ascione C, Marcon L, Pambrun T, Della Rocca DG, Ferrero TG, Pannone L, Kühne M, Compagnucci P, Bonomi A, Gevaert AB, Anselmino M, Casella M, Krisai P, Tondo C, Rodríguez-Mañero M, Derval N, Chierchia GB, de Asmundis C, Heidbuchel H, Jaïs P, Sarkozy A. Eur Heart J. 2023 Jun 30:ehad428.