High sensitivity CRP levels predict atrial tachyarrhythmias in rheumatic mitral stenosis


Ucer E., Gungor B., Erdinler I. C. , Akyol A. , Alper A. T. , Eksik A., ...More

ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, vol.13, no.1, pp.31-38, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1542-474x.2007.00198.x
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-38

Abstract

Background: The different levels of inflammation in rheumatic mitral stenosis determine its clinical consequences. Atrial fibrillation is frequently encountered in mitral stenosis, though the independent role of chronic inflammation in determining atrial tachyarrhythmia occurrence in rheumatic heart disease has not been demonstrated previously.