Research Article

Effect of atorvastatin on left atrial function of patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Published: September 10, 2013
Genet. Mol. Res. 12 (3) : 3488-3494 DOI: 10.4238/2013.September.10.5

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of atorvastatin on left atrial (LA) function in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients. Fifty-eight paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients were divided into two groups (treatment and control groups). The echocardiography parameters, including LA active emptying volume (LAAEV), LA active emptying fraction, LA maximum volume, LA total emptying volume, LA total emptying fraction, and LA ejection force (LAEF), were measured before treatment, and then 12 and 18 months after treatment. Compared to pre-treatment levels, the parameters reflecting LA pump function, such as LAAEV and LAEF, decreased significantly in treatment groups 12 months after treatment (P

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of atorvastatin on left atrial (LA) function in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients. Fifty-eight paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients were divided into two groups (treatment and control groups). The echocardiography parameters, including LA active emptying volume (LAAEV), LA active emptying fraction, LA maximum volume, LA total emptying volume, LA total emptying fraction, and LA ejection force (LAEF), were measured before treatment, and then 12 and 18 months after treatment. Compared to pre-treatment levels, the parameters reflecting LA pump function, such as LAAEV and LAEF, decreased significantly in treatment groups 12 months after treatment (P