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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia and associated with adverse outcomes and increased risk for thromboembolic events. Warfarin is still the most extensively prescribed oral anticoagulant in AF to prevent ischemic complications. We aimed to determine the differences at platelet indices with warfarin usage layered by(More)
We aimed to assess the effective factors on high mean platelet volume (MPV) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). A total of 411 patients (247 males and 164 females; mean age: 61.7 ± 9.9 years) with angiographically proven CAD were included. The patients were divided into 2 groups according to the median MPV value (MPVlow group <9.5 fL and(More)
We assessed the relationship between the severity of coronary artery disease assessed by SYNTAX score (SS) and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (N:L ratio) in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In total, 840 patients with STEMI in whom primary percutaneous coronary intervention was performed were prospectively included (622 male, 218(More)
It has been recently shown that cardiac syndrome X (CSX) patients with slow coronary flow (SCF) have a worse long-term prognosis than those with normal coronary flow. Increased uric acid levels were shown to be associated with atherosclerosis, oxidative stress, and endothelial dysfunction. The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between(More)
Platelets play a role in the pathogenesis of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We assessed the relationship between mean platelet volume (MPV) on admission and pre- and postinterventional flow with the infarct-related artery (IRA) in patients with STEMI. We prospectively included 840 patients with STEMI who underwent primary percutaneous(More)
N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) level at rest is related to left ventricular (LV) function and cardiovascular mortality in patients with heart failure (HF). There are limited and controversial data regarding changes in NT-pro-BNP level during exercise in patients with HF. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of(More)
Increased mean platelet volume (MPV) is associated with poor clinical outcome in patients with acute coronary syndrome. We evaluated the predictive role of MPV in young patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study includes 373 patients who presented to our hospital with AMI (group 1: 134 young patients, males aged <45 years and females aged(More)
OBJECTIVE We proposed a new technique for the treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions, called jailed semi-inflated balloon technique (JSBT). BACKGROUND Currently, provisional approach is recommended to treat most of coronary bifurcation lesions. However, it is associated with the risk of side branch (SB) occlusion after main vessel (MV) stenting due to(More)
Percutaneous device closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) is an alternative treatment to surgery. The main advantages of the percutaneous approach include avoidance of surgery, short procedure time and hospital length, in addition to comparable rates of complications. However, percutaneous device closure is associated with infrequent early and late(More)
OBJECTIVES The no-reflow phenomenon has a negative prognostic value in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The SYNTAX score (SS) quantifies the extent and complexity of angiographic disease and predicts long-term mortality and morbidity in STEMI. We aimed to assess the no-reflow and its possible relationships with SS and clinical(More)