Is Adiponectin Elevation Associated with Left Atrial Remodeling and Impaired Mechanical Functions? (a Speckle Tracking Study).

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Kalaycıoğlu E., Çetin M., Özyıldız A. G. , Kırış T., Turan T.

Kardiologiia, vol.61, pp.65-70, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.18087/cardio.2021.5.n1522
  • Journal Name: Kardiologiia
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-70
  • Keywords: Adiponectin, atrial mechanical functions, 2D-speckle tracking echocardiography, MOLECULAR-WEIGHT ADIPONECTIN, RISK, DISEASE, FIBRILLATION


Objectives Recent studies demonstrated that elevated adiponectin levels predicted an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke; however, a causal relationship is yet to be unknown. Reduced left atrium (LA) functions detected by two-dimensional echocardiographic speckle tracking (2D-STE) can predict AF development. We aimed to investigate the relationship between adiponectin level and LA functions in hypertensive and diabetic patients at high risk for incident AF.