Electrophysiologic predictors of the recurrence of persistent atrial fibrillation within 30 days of cardioversion

Merritt H. Raitt, Walter Kusumoto, George D. Giraud, John H. McAnulty

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    Abstract

    Patients with recurrence of persistent atrial fibrillation within 30 days of cardioversion had slower atrial conduction, a slower sinus rate, no difference in the absolute value of the effective refractory period, greater early reverse remodeling of the effective refractory period, and more premature atrial contractions than those who did not. These findings highlight the role of slow conduction and premature atrial contractions in the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation and suggest a possible proarrhythmic effect of reverse remodeling.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)107-110
    Number of pages4
    JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
    Volume93
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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