Abdullah Dogan

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AIMS Oxidative stress has recently been implicated in the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of antioxidant agent N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on postoperative AF. METHODS AND RESULTS The population of this prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study consisted of 115 patients(More)
To study the effect of atorvastatin on recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after electrical cardioversion (EC), 48 patients with AF lasting 48 hours who were scheduled for EC were randomized to the atorvastatin (group I) and control (group II) groups. Six patients in group I (25%) and 2 patients in group II (8.3%) had spontaneous conversion before EC (p(More)
We designed this study to evaluate the diameters of the aorta and its major branches in patients who had coronary ectasia. We assigned 80 patients (mean age, 57 +/- 11 yr) with isolated coronary artery ectasia to the study group and 25 patients (mean age, 54 +/- 10 yr) without structural or coronary arterial disease to the control group. All patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the QT intervals at different rest heart rates in healthy middle-aged Turkish men and to compare the known four QT adjusting methods for heart rate. METHODS AND RESULTS The QT intervals were measured in electrocardiograms of 210 healthy men (mean age = 35-60 years). A curve relating QT intervals and heart(More)
AIMS Carvedilol and N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Aim was to evaluate the efficacy of metoprolol, carvedilol, and carvedilol plus NAC on the prevention of post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF). METHODS AND RESULTS Patients undergoing cardiac surgery (n = 311) were randomized to metoprolol, carvedilol, or(More)
We investigated prognostic importance of electrocardiographic (ECG) changes in ischaemic stroke patients without primary heart disease because of the limited evidence. This study consisted of 162 patients (92 male, age 64 +/- 14 years) with first ischaemic stroke presenting to hospital during 18 months. One-month mortality was analysed by means of(More)
BACKGROUND Carbohydrate Antigen 125 (CA 125), a marker for ovarian cancer has been reported to increase in relation to the severity of heart failure. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the serum levels of CA 125 and other tumour markers, in patients with chronic heart failure. METHODS Blood levels of CA 125 and other tumour markers were determined in 44 heart(More)
Hypocalcemia is a rare cause of reversible heart failure. We reported a 40-year-old woman who had severe heart failure resistant to the usual antifailure therapy. She had severe hypocalcemia due to hypoparathyroidism after strumectomy. Echocardiography showed a large left ventricle with very low ejection fraction of 25% and moderate mitral regurgitation.(More)
Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) or radiofrequency fields of cellular mobile phones may affect biological systems by increasing free radicals, which appear mainly to enhance lipid peroxidation, and by changing the antioxidant defense systems of human tissues, thus leading to oxidative stress. Mobile phones are used in close proximity to the heart, therefore(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the values of mean platelet volume (MPV) in regular smokers and the effect of smoking cessation on MPV. The study group consisted of 116 regular smokers (57 females and 59 males; mean age 46.3 ± 12.7 years) and the control group was composed of 90 healthy volunteers (49 females and 41 males; mean age 47.7 ± 8.3 years).(More)