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Distribution of first-detected atrial fibrillation patients without structural heart diseases in symptom classifications.
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PMID:  22451452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: The characteristics and prognosis of patients with first-detected atrial fibrillation (AF) in Japan remain unclear. Methods and Results: First-detected AF patients without structural heart disease (n=289) were reviewed with regard to 2 symptom classifications (CCS-SAF and EHRA). In both classifications, asymptomatic patients comprised ≍40% of the patients, and patients in the most symptomatic class (≍6%) had peculiar characteristics and poor prognosis. In other symptomatic classes, symptoms affected the treatment strategy without a significant difference in the patients' backgrounds and prognosis. Conclusions: This is the first report to describe the distribution, characteristics and outcomes of first-detected AF patients according to symptom classifications. (Circ J 2012; 76: 1020-1023).
Keitaro Senoo; Shinya Suzuki; Koichi Sagara; Takayuki Otsuka; Shunsuke Matsuno; Ryuichi Funada; Tokuhisa Uejima; Yuji Oikawa; Junji Yajima; Akira Koike; Kazuyuki Nagashima; Hajime Kirigaya; Hitoshi Sawada; Tadanori Aizawa; Takeshi Yamashita
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society     Volume:  76     ISSN:  1347-4820     ISO Abbreviation:  Circ. J.     Publication Date:  2012  
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Created Date:  2012-03-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137683     Medline TA:  Circ J     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1020-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Cardiovascular Institute.
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