Vol 62, No 1 (2005)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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The gastroesophageal acid reflux as a causative factor of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Jacek Budzyński, Maria Kłopocka, Grzegorz Pulkowski, Maciej Świątkowski
Kardiol Pol 2005;62(1):52-54.
Vol 62, No 1 (2005)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

The gastroesophageal acid reflux as a causative factor of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: We present a case of a patient with very frequent episodes of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) who, besides hypertension and well-controlled post-amiodarone thyreotoxicosis, had no other potential causes of AF. Because of symptoms of gastroesophageal acid reflux, the patient was treated with omeprazole which significantly reduced the frequency of AF episodes. Next, the patient underwent anti-reflux surgery and has now only sporadic recurrences of AF. Our observations suggest that gastroesophageal acid reflux may be a triggering factor of AF.

Abstract

The gastroesophageal acid reflux as a causative factor of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: We present a case of a patient with very frequent episodes of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) who, besides hypertension and well-controlled post-amiodarone thyreotoxicosis, had no other potential causes of AF. Because of symptoms of gastroesophageal acid reflux, the patient was treated with omeprazole which significantly reduced the frequency of AF episodes. Next, the patient underwent anti-reflux surgery and has now only sporadic recurrences of AF. Our observations suggest that gastroesophageal acid reflux may be a triggering factor of AF.
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Keywords

gastroesophageal reflux - paroxysmal atrial fibrillation - omeprazole test

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Title

The gastroesophageal acid reflux as a causative factor of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 62, No 1 (2005)

Pages

52-54

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2005;62(1):52-54.

Keywords

gastroesophageal reflux - paroxysmal atrial fibrillation - omeprazole test

Authors

Jacek Budzyński
Maria Kłopocka
Grzegorz Pulkowski
Maciej Świątkowski

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