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Dynamic variations of P-wave duration in a patient with acute decompensated congestive heart failure

Riccardo Proietti, Antonio Mafrici, David H. Spodick
Cardiol J 2012;19(1):95-97.

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Vol 19, No 1 (2012)
Interesting electrocardiograms
Published online: 2012-02-02

Abstract

Interatrial block is an abnormally delayed atrial activation, characterized at ECG by prolonged P-wave duration (more than 110 ms), irrespective of morphology. We report the case of a patient with acute decompensated severe congestive heart failure, that at hospital admission showed a prolonged P-wave, which reverted after diuretic therapy. The dynamic change of the atrial P-wave correlates with clinical evolution and serum level modification of B-type natriuretic peptide. (Cardiol J 2012; 19, 1: 95–97)

Abstract

Interatrial block is an abnormally delayed atrial activation, characterized at ECG by prolonged P-wave duration (more than 110 ms), irrespective of morphology. We report the case of a patient with acute decompensated severe congestive heart failure, that at hospital admission showed a prolonged P-wave, which reverted after diuretic therapy. The dynamic change of the atrial P-wave correlates with clinical evolution and serum level modification of B-type natriuretic peptide. (Cardiol J 2012; 19, 1: 95–97)
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Keywords

interatrial block; congestive heart failure; NT-proBNP

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Title

Dynamic variations of P-wave duration in a patient with acute decompensated congestive heart failure

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 19, No 1 (2012)

Pages

95-97

Published online

2012-02-02

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2012;19(1):95-97.

Keywords

interatrial block
congestive heart failure
NT-proBNP

Authors

Riccardo Proietti
Antonio Mafrici
David H. Spodick

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