Ahmet Alpman

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BACKGROUND Observations with intravascular ultrasound demonstrated that neointimal hyperplasia is the predominant factor responsible for in-stent restenosis. Experimental data suggest that angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) plays a role in the thickening of neointima after balloon denudation. Insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism of the ACE gene is(More)
The relationship between cardioinhibitory response to the carotid sinus massage and the severity of coronary artery lesions and left ventricular impairment was investigated in 86 patients who underwent coronary angiography. The study group (Group 1) comprised 63 patients who had coronary lesions and the control group (Group 2) comprised 23 patients who had(More)
Two patients who had angiographically proven coronary artery aneurysms are presented. The clinical pictures of these patients were similar to that of patients with atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. Both had severe angina pectoris, and the second patient (case 2) had had myocardial infarction. Their coronary artery aneurysms were single, fusiform(More)
To date, technical experience reported in the literature is very limited on angioplasty in patients with anomalous coronary arteries. Balloon angioplasty may be a more favorable approach for revascularization in these vessels. A major factor is selection of the guiding catheter. The authors report 4 patients with severe atherosclerotic lesions of anomalous(More)
We evaluated 39 patients >45 years old with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), 21 of whom had ST-segment depression during SVT. Treadmill exercise testing, including thallium stress scintigraphy, was performed in all patients and coronary angiography in 21 patients with ST-segment depression. Based on the presence of abnormal findings on(More)
The high frequency mid-QRS potentials and late potentials are important in coronary artery disease because they are related to the extent of ischemia and prognosis. In this study, the effects of successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) on these potentials were evaluated. Twenty-four patients with coronary artery disease (aged 34-67(More)
Data on the correlation of coronary artery disease (CAD) and electrocardiographic findings are, except for Q waves, still controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine whether QRS complex notching and slurring (N&S) is of significant value as a diagnostic discriminator in the detection of CAD. This study comprised 500 consecutive patients aged(More)
Double origin of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) from the left and right coronary arteries (type IV dual LAD) is a rare coronary anomaly. We report an unusual case of type IV dual LAD associated with anomalous origin of the left circumflex artery from the right coronary artery in a patient with a recent history of myocardial infarction.(More)
AIMS We hypothesized that If there is a chronobiologic variation in the development of acute ischaemic events which is mainly attributed to the tendency for thrombus formation in the morning hours, same time dependent variations must also be seen in the development of ischaemic events after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and PTCA with(More)
To determine the immediate and remote prognostic significance of bundle branch block (BBB) associated with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 40 patients with AMI and BBB were studied. One hundred forty-four patients with AMI but without BBB were evaluated during the in-hospital phase and 45 of them were taken as a control group. These patients were(More)