Elevated brain natriuretic peptide level in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation: is it a predictor of failed ablation or a mere function of atrial rhythm and rate at a point in time?

@article{Pillarisetti2014ElevatedBN,
  title={Elevated brain natriuretic peptide level in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation: is it a predictor of failed ablation or a mere function of atrial rhythm and rate at a point in time?},
  author={Jayasree Pillarisetti and N. Ravinder Reddy and Mazda Biria and Kay L. Ryschon and Darbhamulla V. Nagarajan and Caroline M Murray and Donita Atkins and Sudharani Bommana and Madhu Yeruva Reddy and Luigi Dibiase and Rhea C Pimentel and Loren D Berenbom and Buddhadeb Dawn and Andrea Natale and Dhanunjaya J Lakkireddy},
  journal={Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={40},
  pages={161-168}
}
Pre- and postablation atrial fibrillation (AF) brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were shown to predict increased recurrence of AF following ablation. Our objective was to assess whether elevated BNP levels merely represent the presence of AF at the time of measurement or indeed the true recurrence of AF. In a prospective study of 88 patients undergoing AF ablation, BNP levels were measured immediately before, after, 24 h, and 4–6 months postablation. BNP levels were stratified by… CONTINUE READING

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