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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Stein, A; Wessling, G; Deisenhofer, I; Busch, G; Steppich, B; Estner, H; Zrenner, B; Schmitt, C; Braun, S; Schömig, A; Ott, I 
Title:
Systemic inflammatory changes after pulmonary vein radiofrequency ablation do not alter stem cell mobilization. 
Abstract:
AIMS: Aim of this study was to investigate the number of circulating progenitor cells, systemic inflammatory mediators, and myocardial necrosis in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing pulmonary vein (PV) isolation by radiofrequency (RF) ablation. Radiofrequency ablation generates a localized myocardial necrosis that might result in a release of inflammatory mediators enhancing progenitor cell mobilization and improving tissue repair. METHODS AND RESULTS: Blood samples wer...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Europace 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
10 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
444-9 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1099-5129 
TUM Institution:
I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik; r Kinderkardiologie und angeborene Herzfehler; r Laboratoriumsmedizin