Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Coronary Blood Flow: A Systematic Review.

  title={Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Coronary Blood Flow: A Systematic Review.},
  author={George E. Kochiadakis and Eleftherios M. Kallergis},
  journal={Journal of atrial fibrillation},
  volume={5 3},
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) frequently present with symptoms suggestive of myocardial isch- aemia, even in the absence of significant CAD, that seem to be attributable to abnormalities of myocardial perfusion and perfusion reserve. According to the results of recent human and previous experimen- tal studies the increase in coronary artery blood flow during AF is smaller, while the coronary vascular resistance during the arrhythmia does not decrease as much as we would expect… CONTINUE READING


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