Post PCI atrial fibrillation

Kudaiberdieva G., GÖRENEK B.

Acute Cardiac Care, vol.9, no.2, pp.69-76, 2007 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/17482940600990285
  • Journal Name: Acute Cardiac Care
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-76
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major arrhythmia with a high prevalence among population. AF is not uncommon in the setting of coronary artery disease, including myocardial infarction (MI) and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) have significantly improved outcomes of patients with acute MI and acute coronary syndromes. Nevertheless, the AF was reported to occur in patients with MI and ACS undergoing PCI. New onset AF after PCI for MI and ACS, though being infrequent, was associated with worse clinical course and prognosis. The predictive value of AF has tendency to change in parallel with improvements of reperfusion strategies and comprehensive treatment. Observational studies suggest better patency of culprit vessels achieved by PCI was accompanied by improvement in signal-averaged electrocardiography indices of atrial electrophysiological properties and higher rate of restoration of sinus rhythm during primary PCI as compared with thrombolysis. The adequate management of arrhythmia is required to reduce the risk of complications. © 2007 Taylor & Francis.