Characteristics of congestive heart failure accompanied by atrial fibrillation with special reference to tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.

@article{Fujino2007CharacteristicsOC,
  title={Characteristics of congestive heart failure accompanied by atrial fibrillation with special reference to tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Tadashi Fujino and Takeshi Yamashita and Shinya Suzuki and Hiroaki Sugiyma and Koichi Sagara and Hitoshi Sawada and Tadanori Aizawa and Masaki Igarashi and Junichi Yamazaki},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={936-40}
}
BACKGROUND Sustained tachycardia causes left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction leading to heart failure (HF), which is widely known as "tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (TIC)", but its prevalence and prognosis in Japanese remain unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS Of 213 consecutive patients with HF associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) requiring hospitalization (n=213) between January 1999 and December 2004, and 104 (83 males, 67+/-12.6 years) were identified as not having any structural… CONTINUE READING
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