Imperial College London

Dr Fu Siong Ng

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cardiac Electrophysiology



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ICTEM buildingHammersmith Campus






BibTex format

author = {Patel, K and Jones, T and Sattler, S and Mason, J and Ng, FS},
doi = {10.1152/ajpheart.00401.2020},
journal = {American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology},
pages = {H1008--H1020},
title = {Pro-arrhythmic electrophysiological and structural remodelling in rheumatoid arthritis},
url = {},
volume = {319},
year = {2020}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Chronic inflammatory disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), are associated with a two-fold increase in the incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) compared to the healthy population. Although this is partly explained by an increased prevalence of coronary artery disease, growing evidence suggests that ischaemia alone cannot completely account for the increased risk. The present review explores the mechanisms of cardiac electrophysiological remodelling in response to chronic inflammation in RA. In particular, it focuses on the roles of non-ischaemic structural remodelling, altered cardiac ionic currents and autonomic nervous system dysfunction in ventricular arrhythmogenesis and SCD. It also explores whether common genetic elements predispose to both RA and SCD. Finally, it evaluates the potential dual effects of disease-modifying therapy in both diminishing and promoting the risk of ventricular arrhythmias and SCD.
AU - Patel,K
AU - Jones,T
AU - Sattler,S
AU - Mason,J
AU - Ng,FS
DO - 10.1152/ajpheart.00401.2020
EP - 1020
PY - 2020///
SN - 0363-6135
SP - 1008
TI - Pro-arrhythmic electrophysiological and structural remodelling in rheumatoid arthritis
T2 - American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 319
ER -