Correlation between left atrial size, prothrombotic state and markers of endothelial dysfunction in patients with lone chronic nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation.

@article{Mondillo2000CorrelationBL,
  title={Correlation between left atrial size, prothrombotic state and markers of endothelial dysfunction in patients with lone chronic nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Sergio Mondillo and Laura Sabatini and Eustachio Agricola and Tiziana Ammaturo and Francesco Guerrini and Riccardo Barbati and Maria Pastore and Daniela Fineschi and Renato Nami},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={75 2-3},
  pages={227-32}
}
Atrial fibrillation is associated with a prothrombotic state and endothelial dysfunction. To understand whether the prothrombotic state was correlated with endothelial dysfunction and whether the latter was related to atrial dimension (endocardial damage), we studied systemic hemocoagulative activity and markers of endothelial dysfunction in 45 patients with chronic nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation and in 35 controls. We assessed fibrinogen, antithrombin III, protein C, markers of platelet… CONTINUE READING