Prevalence and electrophysiological characteristics of typical atrial flutter in patients with atrial fibrillation and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Hayashi2013PrevalenceAE,
  title={Prevalence and electrophysiological characteristics of typical atrial flutter in patients with atrial fibrillation and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Takekuni Hayashi and Seiji Fukamizu and Rintaro Hojo and Kota Komiyama and Yasuhiro Tanabe and Tamotsu Tejima and Mitsuhiro Nishizaki and Masayasu Hiraoka and Junya Ako and Shin-ichi Momomura and Harumizu Sakurada},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 12},
  pages={1777-83}
}
AIMS Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the important underlying diseases of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the prevalence and electrophysiological characteristics of typical atrial flutter (AFL) in patients with AF and COPD remain unknown. The purpose of the present study was to investigate those characteristics. METHODS AND RESULTS We investigated 181 consecutive patients who underwent catheter ablation of AF. Twenty-eight patients were diagnosed with COPD according… CONTINUE READING
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