Higher cancer antigen 125 level is associated with the presence of permanent atrial fibrillation in systolic heart failure patients

KAYA H. , ZORLU A. , Yucel H., Tatlisu M. A. , Kivrak T., Coskun A., ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.71, no.1, pp.61-66, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.71.1.3132099
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-66


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.