Association of epicardial adipose tissue thickness and inflammation parameters with CHA(2)DS(2)-VASASc score in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation


Akdag S. , Simsek H. , Sahin M. , Akyol A. , Duz R. , BABAT N.

THERAPEUTICS AND CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT, vol.11, pp.1675-1681, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/tcrm.s94955
  • Title of Journal : THERAPEUTICS AND CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.1675-1681

Abstract

Background: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) have been shown to be helpful in predicting adverse cardiovascular events. However, to date, in the literature, there have been no studies demonstrating the relationship between EAT, MPV, PLR, NLR, and thromboembolism risk in atrial fibrillation (AF). Therefore, we examined the relationship between EAT, MPV, PLR, NLR, and CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc score used for the evaluation of thromboembolism risk in patients with AF.