Disturbed Left Atrial Function is Associated with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation in Hypertension


Tenekecioglu E., Agca F. V. , Ozluk O. A. , Karaagac K., Demir S., Peker T., ...More

ARQUIVOS BRASILEIROS DE CARDIOLOGIA, vol.102, no.3, pp.253-261, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5935/abc.20140009
  • Journal Name: ARQUIVOS BRASILEIROS DE CARDIOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.253-261
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Hypertension is the most prevalent and modifiable risk factor for atrial fibrillation. The pressure overload in the left atrium induces pathophysiological changes leading to alterations in contractile function and electrical properties.