P-wave dispersion for predicting maintenance of sinus rhythm after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation


Dogan A., Avsar A., Ozturk M.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.93, ss.368-371, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 93 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.09.064
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.368-371

Özet

P-wave measurements and left atrial function were investigated to predict the maintenance of sinus rhythm. after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. Left atrial dimension <45 mm (p = 0.02) and P-wave dispersion <46 ms (p<0.001) were independent predictors of sinus rhythm maintenance, with a sensitivity of 89% and 96%, respectively. Duration of atrial fibrillation, maximum P-wave duration, and no spontaneous echocardiographic contrast were also univariate predictors. (C) 2004 by Excerpta Medica, Inc.