Serum Inflammation Markers Predicting Successful Initial Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Takehiro Kimura, Seiji Takatsuki, Kohei Inagawa, Yoshinori Katsumata, Takahiko Nishiyama, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Kotaro Fukumoto, Yoshiyasu Aizawa, Yoko Tanimoto, Kojiro Tanimoto, Keiichi Fukuda

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Background: We investigated various serum inflammatory markers to predict ablation responders who have no atrial fibrillation (AF) relapse after the initial ablation. Methods: Forty-four consecutive AF patients (age: 59 ± 8 years, paroxysmal: 31, CHADS2: 1.1 ± 1.1) who underwent an initial pulmonary vein isolation were investigated. Various serum inflammatory markers, such as adiponectin, ANP, BNP, 1CTP, F1+2, hs-CRP, IL-6, intact P1NP, MDA-LDL, MMP-2, TGF-β, TIMP-2, and TNF-α, were evaluated prior to ablation. AF relapse was defined as AF documented in telemonitoring electrocardiograms twice a day during 9.7 ± 2.4 months of follow-up with three months of a blanking-period. Results: A total of 29 patients (paroxysmal: 21) maintained sinus rhythm after the initial catheter ablation. These ablation responders had significantly lower MMP-2 (Sinus vs. Relapsed: 748 ± 132.7 vs. 841.2 ± 152.4 ng/mL, P=0.042) and TNF-α (1.1 ± 0.4 vs. 1.8 ± 1.7 pg/mL, P=0.046) levels prior to ablation. A BNP-adjusted Cox multivariate regression analysis revealed that the independent predictive factor for AF recurrence was high MMP-2 levels (>766 ng/mL) accompanied by high TNF-α levels (>1.2 pg/mL). Conclusions: The levels of MMP-2 and TNF-α might be useful for predicting initial AF catheter ablation responders.

ジャーナルHeart Lung and Circulation
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 7月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 呼吸器内科
  • 循環器および心血管医学


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