Publication: Assessment of the left atrial volume index and plasma NT-proANP level in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction
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Vatankulu, Mehmet Akif
Telli, Hasan Huseyin
OBJECTIVES: Acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction is associated with ventricular dysfunction due to ischemia-induced progressive myocardial damage. The decrease in ventricular compliance causes left atrial dilatation and stretching of the atrial myocardium, which are the main stimuli for the secretion of atrial natriuretic peptide. The aim of this study was to evaluate left atrial dimensions and atrial natriuretic peptide levels in patients early after their first acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction and assess the probable interaction between coronary lesions and these measurements.
BACAKSIZ A., Vatankulu M. A. , Kayrak M., Telli H. H. , AYHAN S., Sonmez O., Alp A., Buyukbas S., -Assessment of the left atrial volume index and plasma NT-proANP level in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction-, CLINICS, cilt.68, ss.997-1003, 2013