Ahmet Temizhan

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IMPORTANCE Hypertension is the most important preventable cause of morbidity and mortality globally, yet there are relatively few data collected using standardized methods. OBJECTIVE To examine hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control in participants at baseline in the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study. DESIGN, SETTING,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS), with an increased risk of mortality and morbidity. Although recent data have suggested that the inflammatory process is associated with non-valvular AF, the relationship between inflammation and AF occurrence in MS patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MS) in a sample representing Turkish population using United States Adult Treatment Panel-3 guidelines. DESIGN The study included random samples from both urban and rural populations in the seven geographical regions of Turkey. The population for this analysis were 2108 men (1372 in urban and(More)
OBJECTIVES The electromagnetic field generated by different systems have well-recognized adverse effects on pacemaker functions. The aim of this study is to evaluate the adverse effects of mobile phones on pacemaker functions. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 679 patients with permanent pacemakers were enrolled in this study. The study was performed in two(More)
AIMS To evaluate how recommendations of European guidelines regarding pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for heart failure (HF) are adopted in clinical practice. METHODS AND RESULTS The ESC-HF Long-Term Registry is a prospective, observational study conducted in 211 Cardiology Centres of 21 European and Mediterranean countries, members of(More)
OBJECTIVE Elevated levels of nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is considered to be a marker of endothelial dysfunction and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Recent reports have implicated endothelial dysfunction as an underlying pathophysiological mechanism of slow coronary flow (SCF) phenomenon. Accordingly, we(More)
BACKGROUND WHO has targeted that medicines to prevent recurrent cardiovascular disease be available in 80% of communities and used by 50% of eligible individuals by 2025. We have previously reported that use of these medicines is very low, but now aim to assess how such low use relates to their lack of availability or poor affordability. METHODS We(More)
We assessed the prognostic value of the platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) on in-hospital and long-term major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in a large prospective study. Patients (n = 1938) admitted with acute STEMI within(More)
BACKGROUND Pure mitral stenosis (MS) affects left-ventricular performance as a result of myocardial and functional factors. We planned this study to evaluate the effect of MS on right- and left-ventricular functions using Doppler tissue imaging (DTI). METHODS A total of 46 patients with an established diagnosis of MS (mean age: 41 +/- 11 years), and 40(More)