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Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter: Sympathetic Nervous System and Arrhythmogenesis

  • F. Lombardi
  • D. Tarricone
  • F. Tundo
  • F. Colombo
  • S. Belletti
Conference paper

Abstract

In the last few years, several studies have investigated the role of autonomic dysfunction in atrial fibrillation (AF) onset. In most instances, particularly in subjects with paroxysmal AF, a distinct proarrhythmic effect of sympathetic or vagal activation was found.

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Heart Rate Variability Sinus Rhythm Atrial Flutter Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Lombardi
    • 1
  • D. Tarricone
    • 1
  • F. Tundo
    • 1
  • F. Colombo
    • 1
  • S. Belletti
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Surgery and Denistry, Ospedale San PaoloUniversity of MilanItaly

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