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Non-invasive assessment of atrial fibrillation (AF) cycle length in man: potential application for studying AF

Meurling, Carl LU ; Sörnmo, Leif LU ; Stridh, Martin LU and Olsson, Bertil LU (2001) In Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità 37(3). p.341-341
Abstract
Non-invasive assessment of the fibrillatory frequency of atrial fibrillation (AF) can be performed by frequency domain analysis. The peak frequency in the derived spectrum can be converted to a dominant atrial cycle length (DACL). The DACL can be altered through autonomic modulation or pharmacologic manipulation, but the change in DACL is less marked in those with a short DACL value. In patients with AF, those with a short duration of the arrhythmia have longer DACL values. Finally, patients with paroxysmal AF generally exhibit longer DACL values than patients with permanent AF. Thus non-invasive assessment of the atrial fibrillatory cycle length provides a useful index of atrial refractoriness and has the potential of clinical utility in... (More)
Non-invasive assessment of the fibrillatory frequency of atrial fibrillation (AF) can be performed by frequency domain analysis. The peak frequency in the derived spectrum can be converted to a dominant atrial cycle length (DACL). The DACL can be altered through autonomic modulation or pharmacologic manipulation, but the change in DACL is less marked in those with a short DACL value. In patients with AF, those with a short duration of the arrhythmia have longer DACL values. Finally, patients with paroxysmal AF generally exhibit longer DACL values than patients with permanent AF. Thus non-invasive assessment of the atrial fibrillatory cycle length provides a useful index of atrial refractoriness and has the potential of clinical utility in patient assessment and treatment planning. (Less)
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  author       = {Meurling, Carl and Sörnmo, Leif and Stridh, Martin and Olsson, Bertil},
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  series       = {Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità},
  title        = {Non-invasive assessment of atrial fibrillation (AF) cycle length in man: potential application for studying AF},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2001},
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