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[PMID]: 24245998
[Au] Autor:Aniesona AT; Bamaiyi PH
[Ad] Address:Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria; Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria.
[Ti] Title:Retrospective study of cryptosporidiosis among diarrhoeic children in the arid region of north-eastern Nigeria.
[So] Source:Zoonoses Public Health;61(6):420-6, 2014 Sep.
[Is] ISSN:1863-2378
[Cp] Country of publication:Germany
[La] Language:eng
[Ab] Abstract:A retrospective study was carried out to investigate the prevalence of Cryptosporidium oocysts among diarrhoeic children (n = 650), aged between 0 and 15 years, living in Maiduguri metropolis (n = 220), Bama local government area (n = 278) and Gwoza local government area (n = 152). Stool samples were concentrated using the ethyl acetate sedimentation method. Data of stool samples with Cryptosporidium oocysts from patients within the specified age groups were collected and analysed. The overall prevalence was 42.9%. The prevalence was higher in Maiduguri metropolis 45.0%, which is an urban area as compared to Gwoza and Bama combined together 41.8% which are rural areas but not statistically significant at 95% confidence level (P > 0.05; OR = 1.14; CI = 0.82, 1.58). According to age, the prevalence in age group A (0-10 years) was higher (46.8%) as compared to age group B (11 < 15 years), which was 20.8%, and this was statistically significant at 95% confidence level (P < 0.05; OR = 3.34; CI = 1.98, 5.61). According to gender, males showed a higher prevalence (52.5%) compared with females (47.5%), but this was not statistically significant at 95% confidence level (P > 0.05; OR = 1.13; CI = 0.82, 1.53). Seasonal prevalence showed that hot dry months of March and April were higher compared with other months. Our findings indicate the presence of the pathogen in children in Borno State, Nigeria, with higher odds of the infection in younger children, and dry months may be more associated with the infection. Control and preventive measures should be taken to protect younger children from the infection.
[Pt] Publication type:JOURNAL ARTICLE
[Em] Entry month:1407
[Js] Journal subset:IM
[St] Status:In-Data-Review
[do] DOI:10.1111/zph.12088

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[PMID]: 24119338
[Au] Autor:Domjahn BT; Hlavsa MC; Anderson B; Schulkin J; Leon J; Jones JL
[Ad] Address:Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.
[Ti] Title:A survey of u.s. Obstetrician-gynecologists' clinical and epidemiological knowledge of cryptosporidiosis in pregnancy.
[So] Source:Zoonoses Public Health;61(5):356-63, 2014 Aug.
[Is] ISSN:1863-2378
[Cp] Country of publication:Germany
[La] Language:eng
[Ab] Abstract:Although cryptosporidiosis is frequently diagnosed in the U.S., there has been very little assessment of obstetrician-gynaecologist knowledge about this disease. In 2010, we surveyed U.S. obstetricians about the diagnosis, treatment and epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis. Data were examined through univariable analysis and multivariable regression models. Of 1000 obstetrician-gynaecologists surveyed, 431 (43.1%) responded. Only 44.4% of respondents correctly identified that prolonged, intermittent diarrhoea would lead them to consider cryptosporidiosis in a differential diagnosis. Routine ova and parasites (O&P) testing was incorrectly chosen to identify Cryptosporidium in stool by 30.4% of respondents. Questions about nitazoxanide, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of cryptosporidiosis, were the most frequently missed questions. Only 9.0% of respondents correctly classified nitazoxanide as an FDA pregnancy Category B drug, and only 5.6% of respondents correctly indicated that FDA approved nitazoxanide for immunocompetent patients aged ≥1 years. Regarding prevention- and control-related knowledge, only 14.1% of respondents correctly indicated that alcohol-based hand sanitizers were not effective at inactivating Cryptosporidium spp., and <10% correctly indicated that cryptosporidiosis is a reportable disease in their state of practice. Multivariable analysis found that ≥19 years in practice was positively associated with O&P diagnostic testing knowledge, while rural and urban non-inner city practice location, compared with suburban practice location, was positively associated with nitazoxanide knowledge. The low level of knowledge among obstetrician-gynaecologists about cryptosporidiosis indicates a need to develop resources for physicians about all aspects of cryptosporidiosis, particularly on diagnosis, treatment and prevention strategies.
[Pt] Publication type:JOURNAL ARTICLE
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[St] Status:In-Data-Review
[do] DOI:10.1111/zph.12078

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[PMID]: 25042925
[Au] Autor:Hu R; Wang Z; Hu X; Wu H; Zhou Z
[Ad] Address:Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430060, China....
[Ti] Title:[Effect of native aortic valve sparing aortic root reconstruction surgery on short- and long-term prognosisin Marfan syndrome patients:a meta-analysis].
[So] Source:Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi;42(5):433-8, 2014 May.
[Is] ISSN:0253-3758
[Cp] Country of publication:China
[La] Language:chi
[Ab] Abstract:OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis was performed to analyze the effect of preserving the native aortic valve on short- and long-term prognosis post aortic root reconstruction surgery for patients with Marfan syndrome. METHODS: Database including Pubmed,Embase, Cochrane library, CNKI, Wanfang,VIP and CBM were searched to collect studies comparing clinical results of valve sparing surgery with composite valve graft surgery for patients with Marfan syndrome. Study quality was assessed by Newcastle-Ottawa Scale and publication bias was assessed by visual inspection of the funnel plot together with Egger test. Clinical outcomes data was extracted from the manuscripts and analyzed with Revman 5.0 supplied by Cochrane collaboration. RESULTS: Seven clinical trials with 690 patients were included. Meta- analysis demonstrated that valve sparing surgery was associated with a lower incidence of re-exploration (RR = 0.51, 95%CI:0.29- 0.90, P < 0.05), thromboembolism (RR = 0.17, 95%CI:0.05-0.57, P < 0.01), endocarditis (RR = 0.31, 95%CI:0.11-0.94, P < 0.05) and significantly lower long-term death rate (RR = 0.37, 95%CI:0.18-0.74, P < 0.01). Reoperation rate was similar between the two groups (RR = 1.07, 95%CI:0.35-3.27, P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Valve sparing aortic root reconstruction surgery is a superior procedure to composite valve graft surgery in term of improving the short- and long-term prognosis for patients with Marfan syndrome.
[Pt] Publication type:ENGLISH ABSTRACT; JOURNAL ARTICLE
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[PMID]: 25042920
[Au] Autor:Yang W; Qiao S; Liu R; Hu F; Qin X; Dou K; Gao L; Liu H; Wu Y; Zhang J; Qiu H; Wu Y; Chen J; Yang Y
[Ad] Address:Department of Coronary Heart Disease Center, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100037, China....
[Ti] Title:[Clinical features and outcome of eight patients with mediastinal and neck hematoma after transradial cardiac catheterization approach].
[So] Source:Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi;42(5):406-12, 2014 May.
[Is] ISSN:0253-3758
[Cp] Country of publication:China
[La] Language:chi
[Ab] Abstract:OBJECTIVE: The clinical features of patients with mediastinal and/or neck hematoma after transradial cardiac catheterization were reviewed and analyzed to help the clinicians to recognize this complication, and try their best to avoid the complication and treat the complication properly. METHODS: A total of 8 patients with mediastinal and/or neck hematoma after right transradial cardiac catheterization in Fuwai hospital from January 1, 2005 to the end of 2012 were included in this study. Among these 8 patients, 1 patient underwent coronary angiography, 7 patients underwent percutaneous coronary intervention and drug eluting stents were successfully implanted in 6 patients. The clinical data of these patients were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: Super slide hydrophilic guild-wire was used in all patients. These patients felt chest pain, dyspnea and neck pain and neck or throat tightness after the procedure. CT scan was performed in all 8 patients and reviewed mediastinal hematoma, 4 patients complicated with neck hematoma, and suspicious laceration on the right subclavian artery or branch of innominate artery were found in 2 patients. Post procedure hemoglobin decrease was evidenced in all 8 patients. Anti-platelet therapy was discontinued until discharge in 2 patients, dual anti-platelet drugs were transiently discontinued or underwent dosage reduction in 4 patients, protamine was administered in 2 patients to neutralize heparin. Blood transfusion was not required, there was no stent thrombosis, and surgery was not indicated for all 8 patients. No complication was reported during follow up. CONCLUSIONS: Mediastinal and/or neck hematoma is a rare complication post transradial catheterization approach. This complication is caused by super slide guild-wire or catheter's injury of small vessels near the aortic arch or subclavian artery, especially with rough manipulation. Neck and mediastinal CT scan should be performed as early as possible for patients with suspect hematoma and prognosis is usually fine with suitable therapy.
[Pt] Publication type:ENGLISH ABSTRACT; JOURNAL ARTICLE
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[PMID]: 25042919
[Au] Autor:Duan W; Ma X; Cui L
[Ad] Address:Department of Cardiology, Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300211, China.
[Ti] Title:[Association between fragmented QRS complexes and imperfect ST-segment resolution in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction after primary percutaneous coronary intervention].
[So] Source:Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi;42(5):400-5, 2014 May.
[Is] ISSN:0253-3758
[Cp] Country of publication:China
[La] Language:chi
[Ab] Abstract:OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between fragmented QRS complexes (fQRS) and imperfect ST-segment resolution in ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI). METHODS: This study included 227 consecutive patients with STEMI who underwent p-PCI. They were divided into two groups: ECG with fQRS (n = 142) and without fQRS (n = 85). Baseline clinical characteristics,Gensini score, coronary angiography features and the rate of ST-segment resolution were compared between the two groups. RESULTS: (1) Patients with fQRS of ECG had higher cTnI, CK, CK-MB levels and Gensini score, prolonged QRS interval, lower rate of ST-segment resolution and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) than in patients without fQRS (all P < 0.01 or P < 0.05). (2) Pearson correlation analysis showed that the rate of ST-segment resolution (r = -0.207, P = 0.002),Gensini score (r = 0.191, P = 0.004), LVEF(r = -0.188, P = 0.006), cTnI(r = 0.172, P = 0.010), and the TIMI grade post p-PCI (r = -0.148, P = 0.028) were significantly related with the presence of fQRS. (3) Multivariate logistic regression analysis demonstrated that presence of fQRS at pre-PCI (OR = 2.908, 95%CI:1.095-7.723, P = 0.032) , the number of leads with fQRS before PCI (OR = 1.582, 95%CI:1.250-2.002, P < 0.001), and increased QRS interval (OR = 0.955, 95%CI: 0.924-0.988, P = 0.008) were independent predictors of imperfect ST-segment resolution. CONCLUSIONS: fQRS is related to imperfect ST-segment resolution in STEMI patients undergoing p-PCI.fQRS may be a useful parameter to identify the patients with severe coronary lesion, larger areas of ischemic injury and myocardial infarction as well as severe left ventricular contracted dysfunction.
[Pt] Publication type:ENGLISH ABSTRACT; JOURNAL ARTICLE
[Em] Entry month:1407
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[St] Status:In-Data-Review

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[PMID]: 25042918
[Au] Autor:Sun M; Cheng C; Zhang R; Xu X; Wen L; Sun K; Jiang X; Wang X; Jing Z
[Ad] Address:Department of Cardio-Pulmonary Circulation, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200433, China.
[Ti] Title:[Pulmonary arterial hypertension after operation for congenital heart disease: analysis of baseline clinical characteristics of 122 Chinese patients].
[So] Source:Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi;42(5):396-9, 2014 May.
[Is] ISSN:0253-3758
[Cp] Country of publication:China
[La] Language:chi
[Ab] Abstract:OBJECTIVE: To explore the baseline clinical characteristics of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension after operation for congenital heart disease (AO-CHD-PAH) in China. METHODS: A total of 122 consecutive patients diagnosed as AO-CHD-PAH in Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital from September 1, 2006 to August 31, 2011 were retrospective analyzed. RESULTS: Sixty-seven percent patients were female. The median age at procedure and diagnosis were 14.8 and 24.8 years old, respectively. The median duration from procedure of CHD to diagnosis of PAH was 7.3 years. The most frequent initial symptom (109/122, 89.3%) attributed to PAH was dyspnea on exertion. The frequent sign was accentuation of second heart sound on pulmonary valve area (113/122, 92.6%).Incidence of WHO functional PAH classes I/II was 53.3% (65/122) and mean 6 minutes walk distance was limited to (408.4 ± 103.3) m. Borg dyspnea score was 2.0 (1.0, 3.0).Right heart catheterization demonstrated severe elevated mean pulmonary arterial pressure [(71.6 ± 24.2) mmHg, 1 mmHg = 0.133 kPa] and pulmonary vascular resistance index [(29.1 ± 16.0) Wood U·m(2)] in this patient cohort. Cardiac index was (2.7 ± 0.9) L·min(-1)·m(-2), 90.2% (110/122) patients received PAH-specific therapy. The majority of PAH-specific therapy was phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor, which is somehow different from PAH-specific therapy regimen of American-European developed countries. CONCLUSIONS: PAH-specific therapy rate is satisfactory for pulmonary arterial hypertension after operation for congenital heart disease in China and phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors are predominant PAH-specific medication in China.
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[Em] Entry month:1407
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[St] Status:In-Data-Review

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[PMID]: 25042917
[Au] Autor:Zhang T; Tian R; Zhang S; Wu W; Liu Z; Fang Q; Xie H; Shen Z; Zeng Y
[Ad] Address:Department of Cardiology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China....
[Ti] Title:[Clinical features of patients with premature acute coronary syndrome].
[So] Source:Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi;42(5):392-5, 2014 May.
[Is] ISSN:0253-3758
[Cp] Country of publication:China
[La] Language:chi
[Ab] Abstract:OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical features of patients with premature acute coronary syndrome(ACS). METHODS: Three hundreds and forty seven patients with ACS who underwent coronary angiography from January 2011 to June 2013 in our department were included in this study. Eligible patients were divided into premature group (pre-group, male < 55 years old, female < 65 years old, n = 140) and non-premature group(N-pre group, male ≥ 55 years old, female ≥ 65 years old, n = 207). The cardiovascular risk factors, coronary angiography (CAG) features, complications and in-hospital mortality were analyzed. RESULTS: Compared to N-pre group, the pre-group had a significantly higher rate of smoking [56.4% (79/140) vs. 44.4% (92/207), P < 0.05], dyslipidemia [61.4% (86/140) vs. 50.2% (104/207), P < 0.05] and positive family history of coronary artery disease [39.3% (55/140) vs. 24.6% (51/207), P < 0.01]. However, other traditional cardiovascular risk factors were less (3.03 ± 1.28 vs. 3.91 ± 1.30, P < 0.01). CAG identified higher incidence of one-vessel and double-vessel diseases (63.6%, 89/140) in pre-group, but the incidence of multi-vessel diseases (57.0%, 118/207) was more frequent in N-pre group . Moreover, the pre-group had a higher rate of coronary artery occlusion [45.7% (64/140) vs. 34.8% (72/207), P < 0.05]. Compared with N-pre group, the pre-group had a lower Gensini Score of CAG (46.2 ± 33.2 vs. 60.4 ± 37.5, P < 0.01) and a lower rate of heart failure[4.3% (6/140) vs. 11.1% (23/207), P < 0.05] during hospitalization. In-hospital mortality rate was similar between the two groups [0 vs. 1.9% (4/207), P > 0.05]. CONCLUSION: Smoking, dyslipidemia and family history of coronary artery disease are major risk factors for patients with premature ACS, these patients are more likely to have milder coronary artery stenosis and a lower incidence of heart failure compared to N-pre group.
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[PMID]: 25042916
[Au] Autor:Xiang W; Wang Y; Liu F; Liu M; Feng X
[Ad] Address:Department of Geriatrics, First Hospital, Peking University, Beijing 100034, China....
[Ti] Title:[Comparison between CHADS2 score and CHA2DS2-VASc score on assessing the risk of ischemic stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation].
[So] Source:Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi;42(5):389-91, 2014 May.
[Is] ISSN:0253-3758
[Cp] Country of publication:China
[La] Language:chi
[Ab] Abstract:OBJECTIVE: To compare the value between CHADS2 score and CHA2DS2-VASc score on assessing the risk of ischemic stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. METHODS: In this retrospective study, nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients with acute ischemic stroke hospitalized from January 2004 to March 2013 in our department were included. CHADS2 score (range, 0-6) and CHA2DS2-VASc score (range, 0-9) before acute ischemic stroke was calculated. For both schemes, patients were also classified with scores of 0, 1 and ≥ 2 in low-risk, intermediated-risk and high-risk categories, respectively, the difference between the two risk stratification schemes was evaluated by each category. RESULTS: A total of 599 patients [320 men, mean age (75.4 ± 9.1) years] were collected. According to CHADS2 score, 30 (5.0%), 132 (22.0%) and 437 (73.0%) patients were classified in the low-risk, intermediated-risk and high-risk categories, respectively. The corresponding classification by CHA2DS2-VASc score was 6(1.0%), 25(4.2%) and 568 (94.8%) cases. The number of low-risk category patients (5.0% vs. 1.0%, χ(2) = 22.04, P < 0.001) and in intermediate-risk category patients (22.0% vs. 4.2%, χ(2) = 84.81, P < 0.001, Kappa = 0.075) was significantly higher in CHADS2 score group than in CHA2DS2-VASc score group, and the consistence between the two scores was poor (Kappa = 0.322). There were less patients classified in the high-risk group by CHADS2 score compared to CHA2DS2-VASc score (73.0% vs. 94.8%,χ(2) = 131.00, P < 0.001, Kappa = 0.257). CONCLUSION: Compared with CHADS2 score, CHA2DS2-VASc score is more valuable in predicting ischemic stroke for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
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[PMID]: 25042915
[Au] Autor:Lou Y; Hua L; Han L; Li Y; Zhang X; Tang M; Yu H; Liu Z; Wang W; Xu J; Liu H; Li Y
[Ad] Address:Key Laboratory of Clinical Trial Research of Cardiovascular Drugs, Ministry of Health, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Disease, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing.
[Ti] Title:[Establishment and preliminary validation of warfarin maintenance dose algorithm in Chinese Han Population].
[So] Source:Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi;42(5):384-8, 2014 May.
[Is] ISSN:0253-3758
[Cp] Country of publication:China
[La] Language:chi
[Ab] Abstract:OBJECTIVES: To establish an algorithm to predict the warfarin maintenance dose in Chinese Han population and validate the accuracy of this algorithm. METHODS: A total of 488 Chinese Han patients, hospitalized in Fuwai hospital and had a stable dose of warfarin and a target international normalized ratio (INR) of 1.5 to 3.0, were recruited. Indications for warfarin use included prosthetic heart valve, atrial fibrillation and pulmonary embolism. These patients were divided into derivation group (n = 323) and validation group (n = 165) according to the enrollment time. A warfarin maintenance dose algorithm was established based on genetic information, demographic characteristics and concomitant medications by multiple linear regression analysis in derivation group. In the validation group, we evaluated the accuracy of our algorithm by comparing the predicted dose with the actual dose. RESULTS: Our algorithm included VKORC1-1639G > A, CYP2C9*3 and CYP4F2 genotype, age, Body hight, body weight, amiodarone and digoxin use (R(2) = 0.652, P < 0.001) .In the validation group, the average predicted dose by our algorithm had no statistical difference with the actual dose [(3.51 ± 1.03) mg vs. (3.53 ± 1.41) mg, P = 0.779]. Our algorithm identified 100 out of 165 (60.6%) patients in the validation group, whose predicted dose of warfarin was within 20% of the actual dose, and predicted warfarin dose was underestimated in 17.6% (29/165) patients and overestimated in 21.8% (36/165) patients. CONCLUSION: Our algorithm based on VKORC1, CYP2C9 and CYP4F2 polymorphisms can help to predict the warfarin maintenance dose in Chinese Han Population.
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[PMID]: 25042914
[Au] Autor:Hu X; Wang Q; Sun J; Feng X; Zhang P; Liu B; Wang J; Zhang R; Li Y
[Ad] Address:Department of Cardiology, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, China.
[Ti] Title:[Association between CHADS2 score and long-term atrial fibrillation recurrence rate after catheter ablation].
[So] Source:Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi;42(5):379-83, 2014 May.
[Is] ISSN:0253-3758
[Cp] Country of publication:China
[La] Language:chi
[Ab] Abstract:OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between CHADS2 score and long-term ( ≥ 3 years) outcomes post catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: AF patients who received single catheter ablation in our hospital from January 2004 to March 2009 in our department were included and patients received regular follow-up. AF recurrence was defined as the occurrence of atrial arrhythmias (AF, atrial flutter and atrial tachycardia) recorded by electrocardiogram monitor ( ≥ 30 seconds) after ablation during follow-up period (after 3 months blanking period). The relationship between baseline clinical and echocardiographic characteristics and the time to recurrence during follow-up was evaluated using Cox multivariate analysis. RESULTS: A total of 280 patients who received single catheter ablation procedure were included in the study, 3 patients died and there were 50 patients lost to follow-up. A total of 227 patients with AF (163 paroxysmal and 64 non-paroxysmal ) were enrolled in the final analysis. During a median follow-up of 51 months (41-56 months), 109 patients experienced AF recurrences and the recurrence rate after catheter ablation ( ≥ 3 years) was 48.0% (109/227). Cox multivariate analysis showed that the high CHADS2 score (HR: 1.417, 95%CI 1.194-1.682, P < 0.001) and AF non-termination during ablation (HR: 2.077, 95%CI 1.380-3.126, P = 0.043) were risk factors of AF recurrence. AF recurrence rates in the termination and non-termination group were 41.0% (75/183) and 77.3% (34/44), respectively. In the AF termination group, the recurrence rates and the median recurrence free time in patients with CHADS2 score ≥ 3 were 80.0% (12/15) and 1 year, respectively. In the non-AF termination group, the recurrence rates in patients with CHADS2 score = 0, CHADS2 score = 1-2 and CHADS2 score ≥ 3 were 60.0% (6/10), 77.8% (21/27) and 100% (7/7), respectively; the median recurrence free time of patients with CHADS2 score = 0, CHADS2 score = 1-2 and CHADS2 score ≥ 3 were 30 months, 12 months and 6 months, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: CHADS2 score is a predictor of AF recurrences after catheter ablation. Patients with high CHADS2 score is associated with higher risk of long-term ( ≥ 3 years) AF recurrences.
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