Relation of C-reactive protein correlates with risk of thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation

Senthil K. Thambidorai, Kapil Parakh, David O. Martin, Tushar K. Shah, Oussama Wazni, Susan E. Jasper, David R. Van Wagoner, Mina K. Chung, R. Daniel Murray, Allan L. Klein

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Abstract

The relation between C-reactive protein, an inflammatory marker, and thromboembolic risk factors was investigated in 104 patients with atrial fibrillation and found that patients with transesophageal echocardiography identified thromboembolic risk factors had greater C-reactive protein levels than those without (1.00 vs 0.302 mg/dl). C-reactive protein also correlated with clinical stroke risk factors. Increased C-reactive protein levels were also independently associated with transesophageal echocardiographic thromboembolic risk factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)805-807
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume94
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Thambidorai, S. K., Parakh, K., Martin, D. O., Shah, T. K., Wazni, O., Jasper, S. E., Van Wagoner, D. R., Chung, M. K., Murray, R. D., & Klein, A. L. (2004). Relation of C-reactive protein correlates with risk of thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation. American Journal of Cardiology, 94(6), 805-807. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.06.011