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OBJECTIVES We sought to decipher metabolic processes servicing the increased energy demand during persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) and to ascertain whether metabolic derangements might instigate this arrhythmia. BACKGROUND Whereas electrical, structural, and contractile remodeling processes are well-recognized contributors to the self-perpetuating(More)
et al. The efficacy and six-week tolerability of simvastatin 80 and 160mg/day. Davidson MH et at. Reduction of LDL cholesterol by 25% to 60% in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia by atorvastatin, a new HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. Digoxin in heart failure: results of the recent digoxin investigation group trial in the context of other treatments for(More)
A 51-year-old adopted white female was admitted to the intensive care unit with hepatic encephalopathy secondary to an upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage on a background of alcohol-induced chronic liver disease. She was hemody-namically stable (blood pressure 119/64 mm Hg) but pyrexial (39.0°C) and in atrial fibrillation, with a poorly controlled ventricular(More)
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