Does sinus rhythm beget sinus rhythm? Effects of prompt cardioversion on the frequency and persistence of recurrent atrial fibrillation.

@article{Tse2003DoesSR,
  title={Does sinus rhythm beget sinus rhythm? Effects of prompt cardioversion on the frequency and persistence of recurrent atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Hung-Fat Tse and Chu-pak Lau},
  journal={Cardiac electrophysiology review},
  year={2003},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={
          359-65
        }
}
Recent clinical and experimental studies have demonstrated that atrial fibrillation (AF) alters the electrical and mechanical remodeling of the atrium, which subsequently promote the maintenance and recurrence of AF. If atrial remodeling can be prevented with prompt and repeated cardioversion, the likelihood of AF recurrence may be reduced. Recent clinical studies have demonstrated that the strategies of transesophageal echocardiography facilitated early cardioversion and early repeated… CONTINUE READING
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