Deniz Elçik

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With the growing understanding of the role of inflammation in patients with atherosclerotic disease, studies have focused on high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and other inflammatory markers in their association with outcomes in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. The goal of this study was to investigate the association of the(More)
Mean platelet volume (MPV) is an indicator of platelet activation. We investigated the acute effect of passive smoking on MPV in healthy volunteers. Healthy nonsmoker volunteers (n = 90) spent 120 minutes in a smoke-free room. Then they were exposed to passive smoking in 3 groups consisting of 30 volunteers each in group A (carbon monoxide [CO] < 7.5 ppm),(More)
OBJECTIVES Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder resulting in multisystemic inflammatory damage. Recent articles report that 20% to 30% of deaths in patients with SLE have cardiovascular origin. The aim of this study was to investigate the atrial conduction time in patients with SLE by using high-usefulness tissue Doppler(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of the levels of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) with the severity of atherosclerosis and to determine whether or not the RDW level on admission is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality in patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
AIM Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a relatively common and serious complication, which occurs after the administration of contrast materials to patients. Although the pathophysiology of CIN is not exactly understood, ischemia of the medulla, oxidative stress, and direct toxicity of the contrast material are some of the factors that are implicated for(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) is still a common disease in developing countries with high morbidity and mortality rates. The purpose of the study was to evaluate arterial stiffness in severe MS before and after percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMBV). METHODS Thirty patients with MS in sinus rhythm requiring PMBV and 20 age-gender(More)
Elevated uric acid (UA) levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease in epidemiologic studies. The relation between UA levels and long-term outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction who undergo primary percutaneous coronary intervention is not known. Data from 2,249 consecutive patients with ST-segment elevation(More)
Platelets play a central role in the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease (CAD). Increased mean platelet volume (MPV) is an indicator of platelet function and associated with poor clinical outcome in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We evaluated the relationship between MPV and severity of CAD in patients with ACS. A total of 395 patients(More)
We aimed to elucidate the relation between serum uric acid (SUA) level and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in nondiabetic, nonhypertensive patients (n = 246) with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Severity of CAD was assessed by the Gensini score. One, 2, and 3 or more diseased vessels were identified in 87 (35.4%), 55 (22.4%), and 104 (42.2%)(More)
OBJECTIVE Uric acid has been shown as a predictor and an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease, but little is known regarding the association of uric acid levels with coronary blood flow in STEMI. We hypothesized that elevated uric acid levels would be associated with impaired flow and perfusion in the setting of STEMI treated with primary PCI.(More)