Higher cancer antigen 125 level is associated with the presence of permanent atrial fibrillation in systolic heart failure patients

Kaya H. , Zorlu A., YÜCEL H., TATLISU M. A. , KIVRAK T., COŞKUN A., ...Daha Fazla

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, cilt.71, ss.61-66, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 71 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/ac.71.1.3132099
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.61-66


Introduction Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia in heart failure (HF). Recent studies have shown that serum cancer antigen-125 (CA-125) levels are elevated in HF, and high levels of CA-125 in HF patients with sinus rhythm have been shown to be associated with the development of new onset AF. However, the relation between CA-125 levels and the presence of AF in HF is unknown. In this study we investigated whether plasma CA-125 levels in patients with systolic HF could predict the presence of AF.