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Atrial fibrillation: a developmental point of view.

Abstract:

The myocardial sleeves of the systemic venous tributaries and the pulmonary veins are known to be common anatomic substrates for atrial fibrillation. Rapidly evolving evidence has shown that a substantial part of the paroxysmal variant of this abnormal rhythm has a familial heritage, and the number of genes found to be involved is increasing. One of the mechanisms underlying the condition is ectopic pacemaking activity. Knowledge of the normal embryological development of the atrial myocardiu...

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Publisher copy:
10.1016/j.hrthm.2009.07.011
Journal:
Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society More from this journal
Volume:
6
Issue:
12
Pages:
1818-1824
Publication date:
2009-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1556-3871
ISSN:
1547-5271
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:482169
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uuid:1e007376-ff37-4b6a-ab83-c30b8ff4ff11
Local pid:
pubs:482169
Source identifiers:
482169
Deposit date:
2014-08-30

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