JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LABORATORY ANALYSIS, vol.31, no.6, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LABORATORY ANALYSIS
atrial fibrillation, galectin-3, left atrial appendage flow velocity, transesophageal echocardiography, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, SPONTANEOUS ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC CONTRAST, PLATELET ACTIVATION, PROTHROMBOTIC STATE, STROKE PREVENTION, RISK-FACTOR, SPAF-III, THROMBOEMBOLISM, ASSOCIATION, QUANTIFICATION
BackgroundLeft atrial appendage flow velocity (LAAFV) and presence of spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) have been reported to be predictors of thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Galectin-3 is a biomarker reflecting pro-inflammatory status, whose role in AF has recently drawn attention, particularly in persistent AF population.