Assessment of atrial conduction time in patients with coronary artery ectasia.

@article{Sengul2011AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of atrial conduction time in patients with coronary artery ectasia.},
  author={Cihan Sengul and Cihan Çevik and Olcay Ozveren and Aysegul Sunbul and Fethi Kiliçarslan and Vecih Oduncu and Mehmet Mustafa Can and Ender Semiz and Ismet Dindar},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={1468-74}
}
BACKGROUND Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is associated with increased sympathetic activity, plasma levels of inflammatory markers, and oxidative stress. These factors can also cause arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. Atrial conduction abnormalities in patients with CAE have not been investigated in terms of atrial electromechanical delay obtained by tissue Doppler echocardiography. METHODS Ninety patients with pure CAE (n = 30), nonobstructive coronary artery disease (NO-CAD) (n = 30… CONTINUE READING