Study finds blood clot risk is influenced by angle at which pulmonary veins reach the heart

The shape of the heart cavities and the angle at which the pulmonary veins reach them are not always the same; rather, they vary according to the anatomical characteristics of each subject. Recently, research by UPF and the Inria Epione research institute, linked to Côte d’Azur University, has analyzed how these morphological characteristics condition the risk of suffering thrombi in the heart among patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, the most frequent type of arrhythmia and one of the main causes of thrombi.

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