Assessment of the left atrial volume index and plasma NT-proANP level in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction

BACAKSIZ A., Vatankulu M. A., Kayrak M., Telli H. H., AYHAN S., Sonmez O., ...More

CLINICS, vol.68, no.7, pp.997-1003, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.6061/clinics/2013(07)18
  • Journal Name: CLINICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.997-1003
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


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.