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Atrial Function Assessed by Speckle Tracking Echocardiography Is a Good Predictor of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly Patients
(Wiley & Sons, 2016)
ObjectiveAdvanced age is an independent predictor of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. We evaluated whether left atrial (LA) dysfunction assessed by strain ...
Left Atrial Function After Ablation for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
(EXCERPTA MEDICA INC-ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2009)
Radiofirequency ablation of the pulmonary veins has been used to treat patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF), and atrial damage after ablation is an issue of concern. To evaluate left atrial function shortly ...
Stroke in a Young Man Secondary to Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation and Thyrotoxicosis: A Case Report
We report a case of a male patient with stroke caused by atrial fibrillation (AF) due to thyrotoxicosis. At hospital admission, he presented hypertension and AF. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed a right-side ischemic ...
Use of vitamins C and E as a prophylactic therapy to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation
Oxidative stress has been strongly involved in the underlying mechanism of atrial fibrillation, particularly in the arrhythmia occurring in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with extracorporeal circulation (postoperative ...
Cirurgia vídeo-assistida para a ablação da fibrilação atrial isolada por radiofrequência bipolar
(Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia - SBC, 2009)
FUNDAMENTO: A prevalência da fibrilação atrial, os gastos com o sistema de saúde e a elevada morbidade e mortalidade associadas a ela, têm justificado a procura por novas abordagens terapêuticas. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a ...
Prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation: Novel and safe strategy based on the modulation of the antioxidant system
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia following cardiac surgery with extracorporeal circulation. The pathogenesis of postoperative AF is multifactorial. Oxidative stress, caused by the ...