Impact of the metabolic syndrome on atrial size in patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation.

@article{Nicolaou2007ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the metabolic syndrome on atrial size in patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Vasilios N Nicolaou and John E Papadakis and Emmanouil N. Karatzis and Sofia I Dermitzaki and Alexandros K. Tsakiris and Panagiotis D. Skoufas},
  journal={Angiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={21-5}
}
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, and it is strongly related to atrial enlargement. Metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbility and mortality. However, the impact of the MetSyn on cardiac arrhythmias is poorly elucidated. The aim of this study was to compare atrial dimensions in patients suffering from nonvalvular paroxysmal AF, with and without MetSyn, trying to identify structural differences that could favor the occurrence of this… CONTINUE READING

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