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Atrail fibrillation

E Aniteye, D Kotei, M Tettey, L Sereboe, F Edwin, A Doku, M Tamatey, K Entsuah-Mensah, S Batista, K Frimpong-Boateng
SUMMARY OBJECTIVE: To determine whether elective cardioversion was successful in establishing sinus rhythm in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation and the energy used for the cardioversion using a monophasic defibrillator. DESIGN: This is a retrospective descriptive study. SETTING: Intensive care unit of the National Cardiothoracic Centre, Korle-bu Teaching Hospital. SUBJECTS: Twelve consecutive patients referred by physicians with chronic atrial fibrillation which had not responded appropriately to pharmacological agents...
March 2008: Ghana Medical Journal
Da-Yi Hu
OBJECTIVE: To identify the optimal intensity of anticoagulation with warfarin in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation by studying the relation between the thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events. METHODS: Nonvalvular atrail fibrillation patients randomized to receive adjusted-dose warfarin [international normalized ratio (INR) 2.0 to 3.0] were included. The initial dose of warfarin was 2 mg and the dose was then adjusted to target at INR 2.0-3.0. Thromboembolic events and bleeding events were identified during follow-up...
October 2006: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
Marcello Costantini, Anna Teresa Ranieri, Claudio Fachechi, Cristina Tritto, Gianni Sticchi
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) often coexist in the same patient, not only because they can result from the same heart disease, but also because each of them can directly lead to the other. In the genesis of AF, structural, electrical and functional factors share a key role, but the importance of any of them is variable, according to the different clinical situations. AF causes atrial changes, electrical, anatomical or both, that can result in maintenance, recurrence and even irreversibility of the arrhythmia...
January 2006: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
F Gaita, C Giustetto, R Riccardi, A Mazza, L Mangiardi, E Rosettani, A Brusca
An intracavitary electrophysiological study was carried out on 103 patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW), 23 symptomatic patients had documented episodes of atrial fibrillation, 54 symptomatic patients had atrioventricular reentrant tachycardias, and 26 asymptomatic. Patients were examined for the relation between spontaneous atrial fibrillation and atrial vulnerability, defined as the possibility to induce sustained (greater than 1 minute) episodes of atrial fibrillation with a stimulation protocol excluding atrial bursts...
October 1990: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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