Effect of periodontitis on susceptibility to atrial fibrillation in an animal model.

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BACKGROUND Inflammation is implicated in the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation (AF). Periodontitis causes a general inflammatory response. Whether periodontitis is related to AF is unknown. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that inflammation facilitates AF. METHODS Twenty-two adult mongrel canines of either sex were used for… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2009.12.002

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@article{Yu2010EffectOP, title={Effect of periodontitis on susceptibility to atrial fibrillation in an animal model.}, author={Guang Yu and Yang Yu and Yi Li and Rong Shu}, journal={Journal of electrocardiology}, year={2010}, volume={43 4}, pages={359-66} }