Serum amyloid a and C-reactive protein independently predict the recurrences of atrial fibrillation after cardioversion in patients with preserved left ventricular function.

@article{Barassi2012SerumAA,
  title={Serum amyloid a and C-reactive protein independently predict the recurrences of atrial fibrillation after cardioversion in patients with preserved left ventricular function.},
  author={Alessandra Barassi and Raffaele Pezzilli and Antonio Maria Morselli-Labate and F. Lombardi and Sebastiano Belletti and Giada Dogliotti and Massimiliano Marco Corsi and Giampaolo Merlini and Gian Vico Melzi d'Eril},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={537-41}
}
BACKGROUND Subclinical inflammation and atrial stretch have been recognized as important contributors to atrial fibrillation (AF) onset and perpetuation. The aim of the study was to compare the predictive role of serum inflammatory markers (serum amyloid A [SAA], and C-reactive protein [CRP]) and N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) an indice of atrial strain in relation to subacute arrhythmic recurrence rate in patients with persistent AF and normal left ventricular ejection… CONTINUE READING

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