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Serum γ-Glutamyltransferase Activity in Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation.
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PMID:  22492250     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Procoagulant and prothrombotic states in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) are higher than those in patients with normal sinus rhythm. We assessed and compared serum γ-glutamyltranferase (GGT) activity in elderly patients with nonvalvular AF and control participants with normal sinus rhythm. Consecutive patients (n = 81) with nonvalvular chronic AF and 210 age- and gender-matched control participants with normal sinus rhythm were retrospectively included in the study from the outpatient cardiology clinic. Presence of coronary artery disease, hypertension, gender, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, smoking status, glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and ejection fraction were comparable between the 2 groups (P > .05 for all). However, serum γ-GGT activity was significantly higher (P = .003) in patients with AF compared with those without AF. We have shown that serum γ-GGT activity is independently associated with chronic nonvalvular AF.
Gulacan Tekin; Yusuf Kenan Tekin; Dilsad Amanvermez Senarslan; Ayse Yesim Gocmen; Omer Senarslan; Ali Riza Erbay
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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