Sympathetic and Vagal Fibrillation: Do They Exist?

  • F. Lombardi
  • F. Tundo
  • F. Colombo
  • S. Belletti
  • D. Tarricone
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Atrial fibrillation is a major clinical problem, not only because it involves a growing number of patients with different arrhythmia-related symptoms, but also because of its social and economic impact. Patients with atrial fibrillation are characterised by such symptoms as palpitations and dyspnoea, are limited in their exercise capability and are at high risk of thromboembolic events [1]. Current figures indicate that almost 4% of all hospital admissions are due to symptoms related to atrial fibrillation and its complications.


Atrial Fibrillation Heart Rate Variability Sinus Rhythm Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Structural Heart Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Lombardi
    • 1
  • F. Tundo
    • 1
  • F. Colombo
    • 1
  • S. Belletti
    • 1
  • D. Tarricone
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiologia, Dipartimento di Medicina, Chirurgia e Odontoiatria, Ospedale San PaoloUniversity of MilanItaly

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