Atrial fibrillation-induced atrial contractile dysfunction: A tachycardiomyopathy of a different sort

  • Schotten U
  • Greiser M
  • Benke D
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Abstract

Objective: Although AF-induced atrial contractile dysfunction has significant clinical implications the underlying intracellular mechanisms are poorly understood. Methods: From the right atrial appendages of 59 consecutive patients undergoing mitral valve surgery (31 in SR, 28 in chronic AF) thin muscle preparations (diameter

Author-supplied keywords

  • Arrhythmia (mechanisms)
  • Atrial function
  • Contractile function
  • SR (function)

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Authors

  • Ulrich Schotten

  • Maura Greiser

  • Dirk Benke

  • Kai Buerkel

  • Britta Ehrenteidt

  • Christoph Stellbrink

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