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Atrial Arrhythmias in Cases With Mitral Stenosis and Sinus Rhythm [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1991; 19(3): 186-189

Atrial Arrhythmias in Cases With Mitral Stenosis and Sinus Rhythm

İstemi NALBANTGİL1, Remzi ÖNDER1, Bülent KILIÇCIOĞLU1, Cüneyt TÜRKOĞLU1, Hakan KÜLTÜRSAY1, Mustafa AKIN1

To determine the type and frequency of atrial arrhythmias in patients with mitral stenosis and sinus rhythm we studied 60 such patients by 48-hour ambulatory ECG monitoring. Thirty-six patients (60 %) showed arrhythmia. Twenty-eight patients (47 %) had paroxysmal atrial tachycardia, 15 (25 %) atrial fibrillation, 6 (10 %) multifocal atrial tachycardia and 4 (7 %) atrial flutter. Ninety-one per cent of episodes were asymptomatic. It is concluded that atrial arrhythmias occur frequently in patients with mitral stenosis and sinus rhythm and that most are asymptomatic. In these cases, the role of such arrhythmias in the mechanism of embolic process is open to discussion.

Keywords: Mitral stenosis, atrial fibrillation, Holter monitoring

How to cite this article
İstemi NALBANTGİL, Remzi ÖNDER, Bülent KILIÇCIOĞLU, Cüneyt TÜRKOĞLU, Hakan KÜLTÜRSAY, Mustafa AKIN. Atrial Arrhythmias in Cases With Mitral Stenosis and Sinus Rhythm. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1991; 19(3): 186-189
Manuscript Language: Turkish
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