CYTOKINE, vol.103, pp.50-56, 2018 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Article
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Atrial fibrillation, Toll-like receptor, Immunity, Platelets, Thrombosis, VON-WILLEBRAND-FACTOR, THROMBUS FORMATION, MARKERS, PROTEIN, COAGULATION, ENDOCARDIUM, ACTIVATION, TLR2, INFLAMMATION, DYSFUNCTION
Hacettepe University Affiliated:
Background: Atrial fibrillation(AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia. Its most feared sequelae are stroke and peripheral thromboembolism due to atrial thrombi formation. Mechanisms underlying the relationship between platelet activation and left atrial thrombi have not been clearly elucidated yet. We aimed to investigate whether immune-mediated platelet activation occurred in AF patients in this cross-sectional study.