Helicobacter pylori and atrial fibrillation: a possible pathogenic link.

  title={Helicobacter pylori and atrial fibrillation: a possible pathogenic link.},
  author={Annibale Sandro Montenero and Nadia Mollichelli and Francesco Zumbo and Andrea Antonelli and Alberto Dolci and Massimo Barberis and Cristina Sirolla and T Staine and Luigi Fiocca and Nichole Bruno and Sally O'Connor},
  volume={91 7},
R ecent advances have raised the hope of effective pharmacological or non-pharmacological treatments of atrial fibrillation (AF), and of better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the initiation and persistence of the arrhythmia. Inflammatory changes in the atrial structure have been observed after cardiac surgery but also in patients with non-postoperative AF. Atrial histological abnormalities have been shown to be present in lone AF and in 66% of patients the… CONTINUE READING
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