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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)
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)
The current study aimed to evaluate the influence of regular annual influenza vaccinations on cardiovascular (CV) death and heart failure-related hospitalizations (HFrH) in stable outpatients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. The Turkish research team-HF (TREAT-HF) is a network undertaking multicenter, observational cohort studies in HF.(More)
AIMS The European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Long-Term Registry (ESC-HF-LT-R) was set up with the aim of describing the clinical epidemiology and the 1-year outcomes of patients with heart failure (HF) with the added intention of comparing differences between participating countries. METHODS AND RESULTS The ESC-HF-LT-R is a prospective,(More)
Background Previous studies proposed that inflammation, oxidative stress, and impaired endothelial dysfunction have a crucial role in occurrence of saphenous vein graft (SVG) disease (SVGD). The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between monocyte-to-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio (MHR) and serum albumin (SA) level as(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)
The present study assessed and compared the diagnostic accuracy of thallium-201 (Tl-201) exercise myocardial single photon emission computerised tomography (SPECT) and dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) for detection of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB). Study population consisted of 26 consecutive patients(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether Ramadan fasting, which concerns billions of Muslims in the world, has a negative effect on coronary heart disease patients. METHODS Patients who were hospitalized at Emergency Center of Ankara Numune Hospital were evaluated retrospectively between the years 1991 and 1997. Patients with acute coronary heart disease events,(More)
Heart failure is an important community health problem. Prevalence and incidence of heart failure have continued to rise over the years. Despite recent advances in heart failure therapy, prognosis is still poor, rehospitalization rate is very high, and quality of life is worse. Co-morbidities in heart failure have negative impact on clinical course of the(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)