Permanent atrial fibrillation in patients without structural heart disease is not associated with signs of infection by Chlamydia pneumoniae and Helicobacter pylori.

@article{Platonov2008PermanentAF,
  title={Permanent atrial fibrillation in patients without structural heart disease is not associated with signs of infection by Chlamydia pneumoniae and Helicobacter pylori.},
  author={Pyotr G. Platonov and Rickard Ekesbo and Anders Hansson and Eva Andsberg and Carl J. Meurling and Ingrid Nilsson and {\AA}sa Ljungh and Torkel M Wadstr{\"o}m and S. Bertil Olsson},
  journal={Acta cardiologica},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={479-84}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to explore the role of Chlamydia pneumoniae and Helicobacter pylori infections in patients with idiopathic permanent atrial fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS Sera from 72 patients with permanent atrial fibrillation without structural heart disease (mean age 69.6 years, 23 women) were analysed for IgG antibodies against Chlamydia pneumoniae and Helicobacter pylori and compared in a I:I age- and sex-matched case:control manner with those pooled from a… CONTINUE READING

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