Conversion of Atrial Fibrillation to Sinus Rhythm During Coronary Intervention: Complex Interplay of Arrhythmic and Ischemic Substrate

Munish Sharma, Daniel A.N. Mascarenhas, Bharat Kantharia

Abstract


Atrial fibrillation (AF) can be a manifestation of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Presence of AF during ACS further adds to complexities in the management issues and prognosis of ACS. We report a case of a 77-year-old male in whom we observed spontaneous conversion of AF to sinus rhythm during percutaneous coronary interventional procedure for critical ostial stenosis of the right coronary artery; and discuss potential electrophysiological mechanisms related to such phenomenon.




Cardiol Res. 2018;9(1):72-74
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/cr658w


Keywords


Atrial fibrillation; Acute coronary syndrome; Right coronary artery

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