Hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with the presence of left atrial thrombus in stroke patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation

AY H., Arsava E. M. , Tokgozoglu S. L. , Ozer N. , SARIBAS O.

STROKE, cilt.34, sa.4, ss.909-912, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Background and Purpose-Blood stasis is the fundamental mechanism leading to thrombus formation in the venous system. Homocysteine also poses a significant risk for venous thrombosis through its endothelial toxic and prothrombotic properties. In the present study, we hypothesized that high homocysteine might be associated with thrombus formation in another stasis-related condition, atrial fibrillation.