Relation of hs-CRP and BNP levels with the atrial spontaneous echo contrast and thrombi in permanent atrial fibrillation patients with different etiologies

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ŞAHİN T. , Acar E., Cellkyurt U. , KILIÇ T. , Kozdag G., Yilmaz I., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.18, no.2, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.882461
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR


Background: Thromboembolic risk in permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) is strongly associated with the underlying etiology, and inflammatory parameters may contribute. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship of hs-CRP and BNP levels with left and right atrial appendage (LAA and RAA) function, presence of spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) and thrombus.