ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.71, no.1, pp.61-66, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Cancer antigen-125, CA-125, systolic heart failure, atrial fibrillation, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, CARBOHYDRATE ANTIGEN-125, PROGNOSTIC-SIGNIFICANCE, OVARIAN-CANCER, CA-125 LEVELS, SERUM, INFLAMMATION, RECOMMENDATIONS, ELEVATION, BENIGN
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated:
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.