Paradoxical association between lipoprotein cholesterol levels and left atrial function in hypertensive diabetic patients: A speckle tracking study

Kalaycioglu E., ÇETİN M., Kiris T., Ozyildiz A. G.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, vol.49, no.7, pp.667-673, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcu.23032
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.667-673
  • Keywords: hypertension, left atrial mechanical function, left atrium, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography, TASK-FORCE, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, FIBRILLATION, GUIDELINES, RISK
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Background Studies have shown that subclinical left atrial (LA) dysfunction can be diagnosed with two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE). Although low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, recent studies have reported a paradoxical relationship between LDL-C level and atrial fibrillation. In this study, we investigated the relationship between LDL-C levels and LA function.