Maintenance of sinus rhythm and recovery of atrial mechanical function after cardioversion with bepridil or in combination with aprindine in long-lasting persistent atrial fibrillation.

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate pharmacological cardioversion of long-lasting persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) using bepridil in terms of recovery of atrial mechanical function and maintenance of sinus rhythm. Bepridil alone or in combination with aprindine is effective for termination of persistent AF. METHODS AND RESULTS The study… (More)

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@article{Fujiki2004MaintenanceOS, title={Maintenance of sinus rhythm and recovery of atrial mechanical function after cardioversion with bepridil or in combination with aprindine in long-lasting persistent atrial fibrillation.}, author={Akira Fujiki and Takayuki Tsuneda and Masao Sakabe and Keiko Nakagawa and Koichi Mizumaki and Tadakazu Hirai and Hiroshi Inoue}, journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society}, year={2004}, volume={68 9}, pages={834-9} }