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Vol 19, No 6 (2012)
Case Reports
Published online: 2012-12-06
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Adenosine-induced atrial fibrillation during fractional flow reserve measurement

Eugene Park, Adam Price, Mladen I. Vidovich
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.2012.0121
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Cardiol J 2012;19(6):650-651.

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Vol 19, No 6 (2012)
Case Reports
Published online: 2012-12-06

Abstract

We present the case of a 44 year-old man referred for coronary angiography with a history of coronary artery disease. Following administration of intra-coronary adenosine for fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment, the patient developed atrial fibrillation (AF). While well described during non-invasive stress testing, this is the first description in the literature of AF following adenosine administration for FFR. The growing usage of FFR during diagnostic coronary angiography makes this an important side effect to consider. Our subsequent management and follow-up is presented.

Abstract

We present the case of a 44 year-old man referred for coronary angiography with a history of coronary artery disease. Following administration of intra-coronary adenosine for fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment, the patient developed atrial fibrillation (AF). While well described during non-invasive stress testing, this is the first description in the literature of AF following adenosine administration for FFR. The growing usage of FFR during diagnostic coronary angiography makes this an important side effect to consider. Our subsequent management and follow-up is presented.
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Keywords

atrial fibrillation; adenosine; fractional flow reserve

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Title

Adenosine-induced atrial fibrillation during fractional flow reserve measurement

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 19, No 6 (2012)

Pages

650-651

Published online

2012-12-06

DOI

10.5603/CJ.2012.0121

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2012;19(6):650-651.

Keywords

atrial fibrillation
adenosine
fractional flow reserve

Authors

Eugene Park
Adam Price
Mladen I. Vidovich

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