Serum YKL-40 as a Marker of Left Atrial Fibrosis Assessed by Delayed Enhancement MRI in Lone Atrial Fibrillation


CANPOLAT U. , AYTEMİR K. , HAZIROLAN T. , ÖZER N. , Oto A.

PACE-PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, cilt.38, ss.1386-1395, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/pace.12729
  • Dergi Adı: PACE-PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1386-1395

Özet

Background: Assessment of the left atrial (LA) fibrosis by using delayed-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients is a pioneering noninvasive method. Serum YKL-40 is a novel marker for inflammation and known to play a role in ongoing tissue fibrosis. However, its role in LA fibrosis is unclear. We aimed to investigate the association of serum YKL-40 with the presence and extent of LA fibrosis.