Abdullah Dogan

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The objective of the present study was to determine the heart rate recovery index (HRRI), a marker of autonomic nervous system function in patients with endemic fluorosis. Forty patients with endemic fluorosis (16 men/24 women) and 40 age-, sex-, and body mass index-matched healthy controls (16 men/24 women) with normal fluoride intake were enrolled in this(More)
INTRODUCTION Slow coronary flow (SCF) is a microvascular disorder characterized by delayed opacification of coronary vessels with normal coronary angiogram. It may be due to endothelial dysfunction and diffuse atherosclerosis. Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is related to cardiovascular events. Plasma Lp(a) levels have not been studied previously in SCF patients. (More)
Demirkol et al. (1) compared the mean platelet volume (MPV) in the plasma of patients with cardiac syndrome X, patients with coronary artery disease and healthy controls. They observed that the MPV in patients with cardiac syndrome X and coronary artery disease was significantly higher than that observed in the control group. There were no significant(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between inflammation and development of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with hyperthyroidism. METHODS A total of 65 patients with newly diagnosed hyperthyroidism, 35 of whom were in sinus rhythm and 30 of whom in AF. Thirty five age- and gender-matched patients in a control group were(More)
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