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A 51-year-old woman with severe rheumatic mitral stenosis underwent mitral valve replacement. One week later, she was admitted with abdominal pain and lower extremities edema. On physical examination, her blood pressure was 120/60 mm Hg and holosystolic murmur (3/6) was heard at the left sternal border. Transesophageal echocardiography was done and revealed(More)
AIMS Risk stratification in Brugada syndrome (BS) is controversial especially in asymptomatic individuals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) in BS. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients diagnosed with Brugada ECG pattern were enrolled in the study. Four standard cardiac autonomic function tests were(More)
A 26-year-old man presented to emergency department with fever associated with night sweating and weight loss since 2 months prior to admission. He was an intravenous heroin user admitted for infective endocarditis of aortic valve 1 year ago. Transthoracic echocardiography followed by the transesophageal study showed bileaflet aortic prosthesis with normal(More)
INTRODUCTION High sensitive C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) is increased in acute and chronic rheumatic fever (RF), but is unknown whether serum levels of hs-CRP is correlated with late restenosis of mitral valve (MV) after Percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC). The aim of this study is to determine relationship between hs-CRP and MV restenosis(More)
Athletes involved in mainly static or isometric exercise (e.g., weight lifting, power lifting, and bodybuilding) develop pressure overloads due to the high systemic arterial pressure found in this type of exercise. It is hypothesized that chronically elevated aortic wall tension in strength-trained athletes is associated with aortic dilatation and(More)
BACKGROUND Risk stratification in Brugada syndrome (BS) is controversial, especially in asymptomatic individuals. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of lead aVR in patients with BS. METHODS Twenty-four patients with the electrocardiogram pattern of BS (24 male, mean age 32.1 +/- 13.6 years) and 24 healthy age- and(More)
OBJECTIVES Cardioembolism accounts for 15-30% of ischemic strokes. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is useful in detecting potential sources of cardiac embolism. Aortic atheromas have recently been recognized as important causes of stroke. The aim of this study was to evaluate TEE findings in elderly patients with ischemic stroke. A review of(More)
AIMS Atrial arrhythmias have been reported in patients with Brugada syndrome. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical predictors of atrial fibrillation (AF) in Brugada syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients diagnosed with Brugada ECG pattern were enrolled in the study. Type 1, 2, and 3 Brugada ECG pattern was found in 28, 56, and 31 patients,(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with low ejection fraction and ventricular dyssynchrony, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an accepted therapeutic modality. In these patients, CRT can improve the quality of life and exercise tolerance in addition to improved survival. On the other hand, antiarrhythmic effects of CRT is a place of debate. METHOD In this(More)