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'Lone' atrial fibrillation: hunting for the underlying causes and links.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18687489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The presence of lone atrial fibrillation presupposes the absence of structural heart disease, hypertension, or other known predisposing factors. However, several recent clinical and experimental data provide novel insights into the pathogenesis of lone atrial fibrillation. In addition, modern diagnostic techniques often reveal some previously unappreciated abnormalities. Therefore, the increasing recognition of potential causes and links sets the base for a more complete elucidation of its etiology in the near future. This concise review article discusses the contemporary advances in the understanding of this form of atrial fibrillation.
Authors:
Panagiotis Korantzopoulos; Tong Liu; Haralampos J Milionis; Guangping Li; John A Goudevenos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-08-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  131     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-22     Completed Date:  2009-09-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Ioannina, Greece. p.korantzopoulos@yahoo.gr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Atrial Fibrillation / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Humans
Hypertension / complications,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Risk Factors

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