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      Plasma Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Levels for Predicting the Outcome of Atrial Fibrillation

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          The predictive value of plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) on the cardioversion outcome was evaluated in 46 hospitalized patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation (AF). Cardioversion was successful in 42 (91%) patients, 7 (15%) of them regained sinus rhythm spontaneously. After 12 months, 14 (33%) cardioverted patients were in chronic AF. There were no differences in plasma ANP levels between groups where cardioversion failed, those who cardioverted but later developed chronic AF or those who remained in sinus rhythm. However, among patients who were on antiarrhythmic therapy, ANP levels obtained after cardioversion were lower in those who later remained in sinus rhythm. We conclude that lower ANP after cardioversion may be associated with increased chances of long-term preservation of sinus rhythm.

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              Author and article information

              Journal
              CRD
              Cardiology
              10.1159/issn.0008-6312
              Cardiology
              S. Karger AG
              0008-6312
              1421-9751
              2001
              June 2001
              28 June 2001
              : 95
              : 2
              : 74-79
              Affiliations
              aHeart Institute, Sheba Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, and bGerald and Basil Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Petach Tiqwa, Israel
              Article
              47349 Cardiology 2001;95:74–79
              10.1159/000047349
              11423710
              © 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel

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              Figures: 1, Tables: 3, References: 20, Pages: 6
              Categories
              Arrhythmias, Electrophysiology and Electrocardiography

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