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The predictive value of C-reactive protein on recurrence of atrial fibrillation after cardioversion with or without treatment with atorvastatin.
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PMID:  22704860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels prior to cardioversion (CV) predict recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients randomized to treatment with either atorvastatin or placebo 30 and 180days after CV. METHODS: This was a prespecified substudy of 128 patients with persistent AF randomized to treatment with atorvastatin 80mg/day or placebo, initiated 14days before CV, and continued 30days after CV. HsCRP levels were measured at randomization, at the time of CV, and 2days and 30days after CV. RESULTS: In univariate analysis of those who were in sinus rhythm 2h after CV, hsCRP did not significantly (odds ratio [OR] 1.11, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.99-1.25) predict recurrence of AF at 30days. However, after adjusting for treatment with atorvastatin, hsCRP predicted the recurrence of AF (OR 1.14, 95% CI 1.01-1.27). In a multivariate logistic regression analysis with gender, age, body mass index (BMI), smoking, cholesterol, and treatment with atorvastatin as covariates, the association was still significant (OR 1.14, 95% CI 1.01-1.29). Six months after CV, hsCRP at randomization predicted recurrence of AF in both univariate analysis (OR 1.30, 95% CI 1.06-1.60) and in multivariate logistic regression analysis (OR 1.33, 95% CI 1.06-1.67). CONCLUSION: HsCRP was associated with AF recurrence one and six months after successful CV of persistent AF. However, the association at one month was significant only after adjusting for atorvastatin treatment.
Niklas Höglund; Jonas Andersson; Henrik Almroth; Per Tornvall; Anders Englund; Mårten Rosenqvist; Steen M Jensen; Kurt Boman
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Heart Centre, Institution of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, S-901 85 Umeå, Sweden.
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