Bilal Boztosun

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BACKGROUND Results of experimental and clinical studies suggest that both coronary artery disease (CAD) itself and its traditional risk factors lead to endothelial dysfunction. The aim of the present study was to determine which CAD risk factors sustain their contribution to endothelial dysfunction despite the presence of established CAD. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial nitric oxide synthase produces nitric oxide which is involved in many physiologic regulatory functions. Variable number of tandem repeats in intron 4 of endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene are reported to be associated with blood pressure regulation. Nitric oxide is involved in regulation of cardiomyocyte genes but it is not known(More)
It has been suggested that successful percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) decreases the intensity of spontaneous left atrial contrast, reduces the size of the left atrium, and improves left atrial function in patient with mitral stenosis. However, left atrial mechanical functions immediately after PMV have not been extensively evaluated yet. The(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to investigate the P-wave dispersion from standard electrocardiograms (ECGs) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) after cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and determine its relation to arterial stiffness. METHODS This is a prospective study included 33 patients with AMI and successfully re-vascularized by(More)
INTRODUCTION In the developed countries, stroke is the third most common cause of death. There are many data indicating that stents reduce the risk of embolism but there are few publications assessing whether different stent designs can influence the periprocedural complications. AIM To determine the effects of open- and closed-cell stent designs on(More)
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