Fast Five Quiz: Atrial Fibrillation and Diabetes

Sandeep K. Goyal, MD


April 02, 2020

Figure 2. Electrocardiogram showing atrial fibrillation

Electrical, structural, and autonomic processes are probably involved in the pathogenesis that leads to AF in patients with DM.

LV hypertrophy in response to increased afterload is associated with hypertensive cardiac remodeling. Profibrotic cytokine and mediator release are associated with cardiac remodeling after viral myocarditis. RV dysfunction results from hypoxemia among persons with chronic lung disease.

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