What is the time course of reversal of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy?
The Pauley Heart Center, VCU Health System, Division of Cardiology, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, PO Box 980053, VA 23298-0053, USA.Europace (Impact Factor: 3.67). 01/2011; 13(1):139-41. DOI: 10.1093/europace/euq298
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ABSTRACT: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) are two epidemics of the century that have a close and complex relationship. The mechanisms underlying this association remain an area of ongoing intense research. In this review, we will describe the relationship between these two public health concerns, the mechanisms that fuel the development and perpetuation of both, and the evolving concepts that may revolutionize our approach to this dual epidemic.