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Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias in Hypertensive Heart Disease

  • D. E. Athanasiou
  • M. S. Kallistratos
  • L. E. Poulimenos
  • A. J. Manolis
Chapter
Part of the Updates in Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection book series (UHCP)

Abstract

Several different procedures may be involved in the arrhythmogenesis in hypertensive patients. There is a complex of hemodynamic changes, neuroendocrine factors, atrial and ventricular structural remodeling, and electrophysiological changes that is thought to contribute to the onset of cardiac arrhythmias. In this review, we are going to summarize the current state of knowledge based on the latest literature.

Keywords

Arterial hypertension Atrial fibrillation Arrhythmias Left ventricular hypertrophy 

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  • D. E. Athanasiou
    • 1
  • M. S. Kallistratos
    • 1
  • L. E. Poulimenos
    • 1
  • A. J. Manolis
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiology Department“Asklepeion” General HospitalVoulaGreece

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