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Venous function of the leg during atrial arrhythmias.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2291308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Venous volume and venous outflow of the calf were studied with strain gauge plethysmography during atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter and after conversion to sinus rhythm in 28 patients. These parameters increased significantly after conversion to sinus rhythm and the increase was more pronounced in patients with organic heart disease compared to patients without. It is concluded that atrial arrhythmia is associated with an altered venous function, which may compensate for the fall in cardiac output induced by the arrhythmia and also may be a risk factor for deep vein thrombosis in patients with organic heart disease.
A Kierkegaard; L Norgren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  VASA. Zeitschrift für Gefässkrankheiten     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0301-1526     ISO Abbreviation:  VASA     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-04-03     Completed Date:  1991-04-03     Revised Date:  2012-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0317051     Medline TA:  Vasa     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Central Hospital, Halmstad.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Atrial Fibrillation / physiopathology*
Atrial Flutter / physiopathology*
Electric Countershock
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Thrombophlebitis / physiopathology*
Venous Insufficiency / physiopathology*

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