Is there any relationship between RDW levels and atrial fibrillation in hypertensive patient?

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Sarikaya S., ŞAHİN Ş., Akyol L., Borekci E., Yilmaz Y. K., Altunkas F., ...More

AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.14, no.1, pp.267-272, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4314/ahs.v14i1.41
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-272
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and increases the risk of stroke and death. Patients with hypertensive have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation. RDW (Red blood cell distribution width) levels are elevated in cardiovascular disorders including heart failure, stable coronary disease, acute coronary syndrome, slow coronary flow and stroke.