Early recurrences of atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion: a result of fibrillation-induced electrical remodeling of the atria?

@article{Tieleman1998EarlyRO,
  title={Early recurrences of atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion: a result of fibrillation-induced electrical remodeling of the atria?},
  author={Robert G. Tieleman and Isabelle Van Gelder and H J Crijns and Pieter-Jan de Kam and Maarten P. van den Berg and Jaap Haaksma and Hanneke J van der Woude and Maurits A. Allessie},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={167-73}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to investigate whether, in humans, the timing and incidence of a relapse of atrial fibrillation (AF) during the first month after cardioversion indicates the presence of electrical remodeling and whether this could be influenced by prevention of intracellular calcium overload during AF. BACKGROUND Animal experiments have shown that AF induces shortening of the atrial refractory period, resulting in an increased vulnerability for reinduction of AF. This electrical… CONTINUE READING
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