Radiofrequency catheter ablation and nerve growth factor concentration in humans.

@article{Kangavari2006RadiofrequencyCA,
  title={Radiofrequency catheter ablation and nerve growth factor concentration in humans.},
  author={Simon Kangavari and Yong Seog Oh and Shengmei Zhou and Ho Joong Youn and Man-Young Lee and Wook-Sung Jung and Tae-Ho D Rho and Sun Hwa Hong and Saibal Kar and Walter F. Kerwin and Charles D. Swerdlow and Eli S. Gang and Donna M Gallik and Jeffrey S Goodman and Yii-Der I. Chen and Peng Sheng Chen},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 10},
  pages={
          1150-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND In animal models, expression of nerve growth factor (NGF) is increased after necrotic myocardial injury. Whether radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation increases NGF expression in humans is unclear. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine NGF concentrations in the aorta, coronary sinus, and peripheral veins before and after RF ablation in patients. METHODS We sampled blood from aorta and either great cardiac vein (group 1, N = 18) or proximal (group 2, N = 20… CONTINUE READING
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