Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common clinical arrhythmias and easily complicated by cardiac insufficiency and thromboembolic complications, which seriously affects the patients' quality of life. The occurrence and maintenance mechanism of Atrial Fibrillation is not very clear at present. Some studies reported that the structural and electrophysiological basis of the occurrence of AF might be the left atrial reentrant micro ring and enlarged left atrium. Some researchers found that elevated plasma high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) level was an independent risk factor for AF, which indicated that chronic inflammation seemed to play an important role in the development of AF.
Last date updated on June, 2014