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BACKGROUND In this study, a novel echocardiographic parameter in the evaluation of the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) and aortic stiffness, aortic propagation velocity, was measured and compared with other conventional aortic stiffness parameters such as aortic strain and aortic distensibility. Also, the relation between aortic propagation(More)
In this study, we sought to assess the incidence and predictors of radial artery occlusion (RAO), which is a significant complication of transradial cardiac catheterization. We prospectively evaluated the results of 106 patients who underwent coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) via the transradial approach (TRA). At the 3(rd) h(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter ablation is a popular therapy of atrial fibrillation (AF). Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) is known as a marker of oxidative stress. The objective of this study was to ascertain the relationship between levels of GGT and recurrence of AF after catheter ablation. METHODS A total of 102 paroxysmal AF patients who underwent cryoballoon(More)
There is little data regarding the diagnostic ability of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in acute coronary syndrome. Therefore, we aimed to assess the predictive value of NLR in the discrimination of troponin-positive patients. We enrolled 244 patients (mean age 61.3 ± 11.7 years, 70.5% male) who presented to the emergency service with acute chest pain.(More)
OBJECTIVES Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common causes of preventable ischemic stroke and is related to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. There is a lack of data in Turkey on the use of new oral anticoagulants (NOACs), and time in therapeutic INR range (TTR) in vitamin K antagonist users and AF management modality. In this(More)
OBJECTIVE P-wave dispersion (PWD) is an electrocardiographic measurement, which reflects a disparity in an atrial conduction. In this study, we aim to demonstrate the diagnostic accuracy of PWD in predicting recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with sinus rhythm restoration after external cardioversion. METHODS This prospective,(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasonic tissue characterization (UTC) has been widely used to investigate left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in various cardiac disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between functional capacity and UTC in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM). METHODS AND RESULTS Treadmill test according to(More)
To the Editor: We read with great interest the article by Lu et al. The authors reported a case of a young patient who presented with myocardial infarction caused by MacCallum plaques over the aortic root. We have some comments about this report. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography are the cornerstone tools for detecting and evaluating the(More)