Association of plasma fibronectin level with left atrial electrical and structural remodelling in lone paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a cross- sectional study


Canpolat U. , Oto A., YORGUN H. , Sunman H., Sahiner L., KAYA E. B. , ...More

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.43, no.3, pp.259-268, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2015.83893
  • Title of Journal : TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-268
  • Keywords: Atriyum fibrilasyonu, fibronektinler, kalp atriyumu, transtorasik ekokardiyografi

Abstract

Objective: Atrial fibrosis is one of the main components of atrial fibrillation (AF) pathophysiology and culminates in structural, electrical and contractile remodelling. Fibronectin is one of the well-known mediators of fibrogenesis. However, the association of plasma fibronectin with atrial remodelling has not been studied previously. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the relationship between plasma fibronectin level and atrial electrical and structural remodelling in patients with lone paroxysmal AF.