Determinants of atrial fibrillation development in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

  title={Determinants of atrial fibrillation development in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Maria Angela Losi and Sandro Betocchi and Mariano Aversa and Raffaella Lombardi and Marianna Miranda and Gianluigi D'Alessandro and Alessandra Cacace and Carlo-Gabriele Tocchetti and Giovanni Barbati and Massimo Chiariello},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={94 7},
Predictors of the development of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) have not been extensively studied, although, in these patients, AF contributes to the exacerbation of symptoms and the development of heart failure. The present study determined the role of left atrial (LA) function in the development of AF in patients who have HC. One hundred fifty consecutive patients who had HC, had no history of AF, and who were followed for 5.2 +/- 2.9 years… CONTINUE READING
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