Beste Ozben

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Aspirin is used in ischemic stroke therapy. However, some patients are not responsive to the antithrombotic action of aspirin. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of aspirin resistance in stroke patients and its association with mortality. One-hundred and six patients (mean age 64.9 ± 14.6 years, 53 male) with acute ischemic stroke were(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with left atrial (LA) myxoma. METHODS Thirty-six consecutive patients with LA myxoma (10 men, mean age: 49.3 ± 15.7 years), who were operated on between March 2010 and July 2012, were included in this retrospective study.(More)
Left atrial (LA) enlargement is a predictor of cardiovascular outcomes such as atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke, and death. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between LA size and cognitive function in elderly patients without any signs of clinical dementia, AF or previous stroke. We assessed the cognitive status and LA volume (LAV) of 108(More)
Cardiac valvulopathy has been reported in patients with Parkinson's disease treated with pergolide. The aim of this study was to clarify the frequency and severity of valvular heart disease (VHD) in patients treated with pergolide, levodopa or both. We evaluated VHD by transthoracic echocardiography in 25 patients who were taking pergolide, 29 patients(More)
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