Baki Komşuoğlu

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OBJECTIVE To determine the value of dispersion of ventricular repolarization as a diagnostic tool to assess the risk for ventricular arrhythmias in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS We examined 42 patients with RA (age 44+/-4.8 yrs; 32 women and 10 men) and 42 age matched healthy subjects as the control group. Repolarization dispersion(More)
The prevalence of and risk factors for varicose veins (VV) were studied in elderly persons over 60 years of age who had visited the Tonya and Farabi Hospitals in Trabzon, a city in northeastern Turkey. VV were defined as dilated, tortuous and elongated veins of the lower extremities and were classified into four types. The total prevalence of VV was 36.7%(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormalities in thyroid function are frequent in patients with heart failure and are associated with increased mortality. However, the relation between thyroid hormone levels and echocardiographic parameters has not been investigated sufficiently. AIM The aims of this study were to investigate the correlations of thyroid hormone levels with(More)
The authors discuss a 1-day-old boy who had Schinzel-Giedion syndrome. This is the fifth case reported in the literature, and it presents additional abnormalities that have not been reported previously. The Schinzel-Giedion syndrome includes facially dysmorphic, skeletal, cardiac, and genito-urinary anomalies, but mainly congenital hydronephrosis. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) may have a high incidence of clinically asymptomatic silent cerebral infarction (SCI). Prevalence of SCI and its risk factors may differ between ischemic and nonischemic DCM. The purpose of this study was to evaluate prevalence and related parameters of silent cerebral infarction in patients with(More)
The present study was designed to detect the arrhythmogenic effect of mitral valve prolapse, and the relationship between QT, QT dispersion and ventricular arrhythmias in subjects with mitral valve prolapse. Sixty-four mitral valve prolapse subjects (24 men and 40 women, mean age 27 +/- 6), and 80 healthy control subjects (32 men and 48 women, mean age 28(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relation between serum high sensitivity (hs) C reactive protein (CRP), proinflammatory cytokine concentrations, proinflammatory to anti-inflammatory cytokine ratios and long-term prognosis in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS). DESIGN Prospective follow-up study for the first six months and then(More)
The present study was designed to detect the arrhythmogenic effect of left ventricular hypertrophy, QTc prolongation and the relationship between the QTc duration and ventricular arrhythmias in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy secondary to essential hypertension. Sixty-eight hypertensive patients (51 male and 17 female, mean age 52+/-6 years) and(More)
Naxos disease is an autosomal recessively inherited familial syndrome characterized by woolly hair, palmoplantar keratoderma and a cell adhesion cardiomyopathy, especially arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD). Carvajal syndrome is a variant of Naxos disease in which curly or woolly hair, biventricular--predominantly left ventricular involvement(More)
We report a case of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) that was markedly improved by biventricular pacing. A 55-year-old woman with HOCM presented with palpitation and presyncope. Electrophysiologic study revealed an atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. After radiofrequency catheter ablation, a Mobitz type II atrioventricular block(More)