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Heart rate variability and early recurrence of atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion.
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PMID:  11153731     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: The study evaluated the role of the autonomic nervous system in atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence. BACKGROUND: Early recurrence of AF after cardioversion (CV) is attributed to electrical remodeling. The possibility that an abnormal autonomic modulation might contribute to this phenomenon has not yet been adequately tested. METHODS: We analyzed short-term heart rate variability (HRV) in 93 patients with persistent AF and on chronic amiodarone treatment, after restoration of sinus rhythm by electrical CV. RESULTS: Two weeks later, 25 patients presented with AF. Spectral analysis of HRV revealed that patients wi
F Lombardi; A Colombo; B Basilico; R Ravaglia; M Garbin; D Vergani; P M Battezzati; C Fiorentini
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0735-1097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-10     Completed Date:  2001-01-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiologia, Dipartimento di Medicina, Chirurgia e Odontoiatria, Ospedale S. Paolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Autonomic Nervous System / physiopathology
Electric Countershock*
Fourier Analysis
Heart Rate / physiology*
Middle Aged
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
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J Am Coll Cardiol. 2001 Nov 1;38(5):1585-6   [PMID:  11691547 ]

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