Relation of left atrial spontaneous echo contrast with prethrombotic state in atrial fibrillation associated with systemic hypertension, idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, or no identifiable cause (Lone)

Liang Miin Tsai, Jyh Hong Chen, Chao Jung Tsao

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Abstract

To investigate the association of left atrial (LA) spontaneous echo contrast with the hemostatic state in non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation (AF), we examined the plasma levels of prothrombin fragment 1 + 2 and fibrinopeptide A in 73 patients with chronic non-rheumatic AF undergoing transesophageal echocardiography and 38 age-matched normal subjects. The results support the theory that LA spontaneous echo contrast in non- rheumatic AF is associated with a hypercoagulable state, especially in patients with marked LA spontaneous echo contrast.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1249-1252
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume81
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 May 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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