Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. Elective electrical cardioversion is often performed in patients with persistent AF to attempt sinus rhythm (SR) restoration. However, AF recurrences are frequent after successful cardioversion and several predictors have been identified.
Baseline NT-Pro-BNP levels and arrhythmia recurrence in outpatients undergoing elective cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation: a survival analysis / Sanna, Tommaso; Sonaglioni, Andrea; Pieroni, Maurizio; Dello Russo, Antonio; Pelargonio, Gemma; Casella, Michela; Zichichi, Evelina; La Torre, Giuseppe; Narducci, Maria Lucia; Bellocci, Fulvio. - In: INDIAN PACING AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY JOURNAL. - ISSN 0972-6292. - 9:1(2009), p. 15-24.