P wave amplitude and duration may predict immediate recurrence of atrial fibrillation after internal cardioversion


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Gorenek B. , Birdane A., Kudaiberdieva G., Goktekin O., Cavusoglu Y. , Unalir A., ...More

ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, vol.8, no.3, pp.215-218, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1542-474x.2003.08308.x
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-218

Abstract

Background: Although internal cardioversion (IC) for atrial fibrillation (AF) is effective at restoring sinus rhythm, immediate recurrence (IR) of AF after IC is a major and largely unpredictable clinical problem. The purpose of the study was to determine the role of P wave duration and amplitude in prediction of IR of AF after IC. Forty-five consecutive patients undergoing IC for chronic AF were evaluated.