Occurrence of atrial fibrillation during dobutamine stress echocardiography: incidence, risk factors, and outcomes.

@article{Sheldon2011OccurrenceOA,
  title={Occurrence of atrial fibrillation during dobutamine stress echocardiography: incidence, risk factors, and outcomes.},
  author={Seth H Sheldon and John Wells Askew and Kyle W. Klarich and Christopher G Scott and Patricia A. Pellikka and Robert Benjamin McCully},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={86-90}
}
BACKGROUND The reported incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) occurring during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) ranges from 0.5% to 4%. The aim of this study was to characterize the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of AF precipitated during DSE. METHODS The clinical and echocardiographic data of consecutive patients over a 50-month period who… CONTINUE READING