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, vol.34, no.4, pp.909-912, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/01.tr.0000060202.63475.ba
  • Title of Journal : STROKE
  • Page Numbers: pp.909-912


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.