Serum uric acid concentration and left atrial thrombus: biomarker, pathophysiological indicator, or innocent bystander?

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is estimated to affect approximately 1 of 4 individuals over the course of their lives. The most important complication of AF is thromboembolism. AF-related thromboembolism is a particularly significant contributor to stroke in elderly individuals, and unrecognized AF is an important contributor to cryptogenic stroke. Blood stasis… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cjca.2014.07.730

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