Association Between Baseline Natriuretic Peptides and Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence After Catheter Ablation.

@article{Zhang2016AssociationBB,
  title={Association Between Baseline Natriuretic Peptides and Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence After Catheter Ablation.},
  author={Yunhe Zhang and Ao Chen and Lei Song and Min Li and Yingmin Chen and Ben He},
  journal={International heart journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={183-9}
}
Natriuretic peptides like B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal pro-BNP (NT-pro BNP) are reported to be increased in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. However, the prognostic roles of BNP and NT-pro BNP in post-ablation AF recurrence remain inconclusive. We performed this meta-analysis to investigate the potential role of baseline natriuretic peptides in predicting AF recurrence after catheter ablation.Electronic databases were searched for studies that evaluated the potential… CONTINUE READING