Serum levels of vitamin E are associated with early recurrence of atrial fibrillation after electric cardioversion.

@article{Ferro2012SerumLO,
  title={Serum levels of vitamin E are associated with early recurrence of atrial fibrillation after electric cardioversion.},
  author={Domenico Ferro and Pasquale Franciosa and Roberto Cangemi and Roberto Carnevale and Pasquale Pignatelli and Lorenzo Loffredo and Ludovica Perri and Elisa Catasca and Francesco Violi},
  journal={Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={327-33}
}
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress is suggested to play a role in favoring the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF). We analyzed whether vitamin E, a known antioxidant, or markers of oxidative stress are associated with AF recurrence in patients undergoing electric cardioversion. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 144 patients (83 men; mean age, 71.1±5.4 years) underwent successful biphasic electric cardioversion of nonvalvular persistent AF. At baseline, urinary 8-isoprostaglandin F2α and serum… CONTINUE READING
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