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Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in Atrial Fibrillation:: Predictors and Relation with Symptom Severity.
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PMID:  22672521     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in Atrial Fibrillation Background: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) is common in the general population, but its prevalence in atrial fibrillation (AF), predictors for LVDD in AF and the association between LVDD and AF-related symptom severity has not been well studied. Methods: In 124 consecutive patients (mean age 61 ± 11years, 60% male) with paroxysmal (n = 70) or persistent AF (n = 54) referred for AF catheter ablation, LVDD was evaluated according to current guidelines using transthoracic echocardiography. AF-related symptom severity was quantified using the European Heart Rhythm Association score. Results: LVDD was present in 46 patients (37%). In uni- and multivariable regression analysis, age (OR 1.068 per year, 95% CI 1.023-1.115, P = 0.003) and persistent AF (OR 2.427 vs. paroxysmal AF, 95% CI 1.112-5.3, P = 0.026) were associated with LVDD. LVDD was found in 11% with mild AF symptoms (n = 27) as opposed to 44% in patients with moderate-severe AF symptoms (n = 97, P = 0.002). Thus, the OR for moderate-severe AF symptoms was 6.368 (1.797-22.568, P = 0.004) in the presence of LVDD. Conclusions: LVDD (1) occurs frequently in AF, (2) is associated with advancing age and AF progression and (3) is correlated with symptom severity in AF. (J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, Vol. pp. 1-5).
Jedrzej Kosiuk; Yves VAN Belle; Kerstin Bode; Jelena Kornej; Arash Arya; Sascha Rolf; Daniela Husser; Gerhard Hindricks; Andreas Bollmann
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-6-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
From the Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.
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