A Study to Analyze Arterial Stiffness and Atrial Fibrillation


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine arterial stiffness in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) using acoustic radiation vibrometry, to compare acoustic radiation force (ARF) measurements in patients with AF before and after electrical cardioversion, and to determine whether arterial stiffness predicts recurrence of AF after cardioversion.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female patients.
  • Ages 18 to 95 years old.
  • Patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF).
  • Patients scheduled for electrical cardioversion.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Unable to provide informed consent.
  • Patients with intramural thrombus or other conditions that preclude the performance of electrical cardioversion.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Hon-Chi Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Samantha Lowery



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