Alaettin Avşar

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Hypocalcemia is a rare cause of reversible heart failure. We reported a 40-year-old woman who had severe heart failure resistant to the usual antifailure therapy. She had severe hypocalcemia due to hypoparathyroidism after strumectomy. Echocardiography showed a large left ventricle with very low ejection fraction of 25% and moderate mitral regurgitation.(More)
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are likely to have cardiac autonomic dysfunction, which is related with an increased risk of sudden death. The aim of this study is to detect cardiac autonomic dysfunction in patients with ESRD and to evaluate the possible acute effects of hemodialysis (HD) on cardiac autonomic functions measured by heart rate(More)
P-wave measurements and left atrial function were investigated to predict the maintenance of sinus rhythm after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. Left atrial dimension <45 mm (p = 0.02) and P-wave dispersion <46 ms (p <0.001) were independent predictors of sinus rhythm maintenance, with a sensitivity of 89% and 96%, respectively. Duration of atrial(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate relationship between polymorphisms in genes that are clinical and environmental features and the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in Afyonkarahisar subjects living in Turkey. Prevalence of the several genes polymorphisms, ≤45 (42.04 ± 3.3) and ≥46 (57.19 ± 7.5) years were studied in individuals with MI and without(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated P wave dispersion and left atrial appendage (LAA) function for predicting atrial fibrillation (AF) relapse, and the relationship between P wave dispersion and LAA function. METHODS Sixty-four consecutive patients with AF lasting </=3 months were evaluated to predict the recurrence after successful cardioversion. P wave duration(More)
Objective Atrial and/or appendage stunning (AS) usually occur after successful cardioversion of atrial fibrillation (AF). Several parameters except mitral annular velocity were previously evaluated to determine AS. We investigated whether mitral annular velocity was useful for determining of AS. Methods This study consisted of 52 consecutive patients with(More)
Recent studies indicate that abdominal fat accumulation is related to impaired endothelial function in young healthy volunteers. The aim of this study was to determine the acute effect of gastrointestinal lipase inhibitor on brachial flow-mediated vasodilatation and hemodynamic parameters in young obese women. The study population was composed of 42 female(More)
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is one of the major complications of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Pulmonary arterial stiffness (PAS) can be used in determination of PH. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the PAS and cardiac function of patients with OSAS and analyses the relationship between OSAS severity and PAS. Sixty newly diagnosed(More)
A 71-year-old woman was admitted with a diagnosis of cardiac tamponade. Emergency transthoracic echocardiography showed a large amount of pericardial effusion compressing the whole heart. Pericardiocentesis was performed immediately and nearly 1 liter of hemorrhagic fluid was aspirated. Pathological result of the pericardiocentesis material was benign,(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiac autonomic dysfunction may develop in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Heart rate variability (HRV) and heart rate turbulence (HRT) are used in assessing cardiac autonomic functions. The goal of this study was to compare the cardiac autonomic functions in patients with PCOS and healthy controls. To our knowledge, this is the(More)