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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)
Akut abdominal aort tıkanıklığı, ölüm ile sonuçlanabileceği için, erken girişim gerektiren, sık görülmeyen bir vasküler cerrahi acil durumudur. Bu yazıda tromboza bağlı akut abdominal aort tıkanıklığı görülen ve literatür incelemesinden elde edilen verilere dayanarak, kurumsal politika çerçevesinde tedavi edilen, diyabetik ve sigara içen 44 yaşında kadın(More)
The left atrial appendage (LAA) function was evaluated in patients with severe rheumatic mitral regurgitation, having sinus rhythm or atrial fibrillation, by standard and tissue Doppler echocardiographic examinations. Sixty patients with rheumatic severe mitral regurgitation were enrolled. The patients (14 females and 6 males) having sinus rhythm were(More)
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in pregnancy is rare and has a high mortality rate of 37-50%. The most important risk factors are advanced maternal age, hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Although thrombolytic therapy, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and coronary artery by-pass grafting can be performed, primary PTCA and(More)
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI) is the gold standard treatment for acute coronary syndromes. Plasma levels of catecholamines and other vasopressors are elevated during acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and coronary vasoconstriction is frequent. We aimed to compare the reference vessel diameter (RVD) of the infarct-related artery (IRA)(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)
The general recommended strategy after arterial invasive procedures is a 4- to 6-hour bed rest that is associated with patient discomfort and increased medical costs. We hypothesized that mobilization of selected patients at the second hour would not increase vascular complications. Coronary angiography was performed through the femoral route via 6-Fr(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)
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is characterized by immune platelet destruction due to the presence of antiplatelet antibodies. Following percutaneous coronary interventions, patients with ITP have risk for bleeding or thrombotic complications when antiplatelet treatment is given or spared, respectively. A 76-year-old man presented with typical(More)
OBJECTIVE Carotid artery stenting is a new approach alternative to surgical carotid endarterectomy. Cerebral protection devices improved the applicability of this technique. In this study, we evaluated applicability, safety and late clinical outcomes of percutaneous interventions for carotid artery stenosis. METHODS A prospective study included 26(More)