Susceptibility to atrial fibrillation: a study in an ovine model of pacing-induced early heart failure.

@article{Power1998SusceptibilityTA,
  title={Susceptibility to atrial fibrillation: a study in an ovine model of pacing-induced early heart failure.},
  author={John M Power and G A Beacom and Clif A Alferness and J Venkat Raman and Maurits Wijffels and Stephen J Farish and Louise M Burrell and Andrew Tonkin},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={423-35}
}
INTRODUCTION The development of susceptibility to atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common consequence of many forms of cardiovascular disease, especially heart failure. In this study we used a sheep model of pacing-induced stable early heart failure to describe, quantify, and relate the level of susceptibility to AF to changes in structural and electrophysiologic parameters. METHODS AND RESULTS Epicardial electrodes were implanted on the atria and right ventricles of nine sheep. The AF threshold… CONTINUE READING