Obesity results in progressive atrial structural and electrical remodeling: Implications for atrial fibrillation
Hany S Abed, Chrishan S Samuel, Dennis H Lau, Darren J Kelly, Simon G Royce, Muayad Alasady, Rajiv Mahajan, Pawel Kuklik, Yuan Zhang, Anthony G Brooks, Adam J Nelson, Stephen G Worthley, Walter P Abhayaratna, Jonathan M Kalman, Gary A Wittert, Prashanthan Sanders
Heart Rhythm | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2013
This article was presented in part by Dr Abed, who was awarded the Ralph Reader Young Investigator Award by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. It was published as an abstract in Heart Rhythm 2012;112:S190, Heart Rhythm 2012;93:S183, and Heart Lung and Circulation 2011;20:S2. Dr Abed and Dr Mahajan were supported by the Australian Postgraduate Award from the University of Adelaide. Drs Abed and Alasady were supported by the Earl Bakken Electrophysiology Scholarships from the University of Adelaide. Dr Samuel was supported by the RD Wright Fellowship jointly funded by the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. Dr Lau was supported by an NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr Alasady was supported by a Postgraduate Scholarship from the NHMRC. Dr Mahajan was supported by the Leo J Mahar Electrophysiology Scholarship from the University of Adelaide. Drs Kuklik, Brooks, and Sanders were supported by the NHFA. Dr Sanders served on the advisory board of Bard Electrophysiology, Biosense Webster, Medtronic, St Jude Medical, Merck, and Sanofi-Aventis. He also received lecture fees or research funding from Bard Electrophysiology, Biosense Webster, Medtronic, and St Jude Medical.