Deniz Seleci Kuru

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BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to investigate the elastic characteristics of the aorta in patients with coronary ectasia (CE) and the relationship between these characteristics and echocardiographic left ventricular (LV) diastolic functions. METHODS AND RESULTS In the first group there were 35 patients with CE, the second group consisted(More)
OBJECTIVE The global function of both left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) functions were compared in patients with Behçet's disease (BD) versus healthy controls. METHODS Biventricular function was evaluated by measurement of the myocardial performance index (MPI) evaluated from tissue Doppler echocardiographic measurements in 24 BD patients(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MS) refers to a group of cardiovascular risk factors associated with endothelial dysfunction and impaired coronary blood flow (CBF). Homocysteine (Hcy) is another risk factor for the development of insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction. However, the relationship between Hcy levels and CBF in patients with MS has not been(More)
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