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High Prevalence of Coronary Atherosclerosis in Asymptomatic Teenagers and Young Adults: Evidence From Intravascular Ultrasound
Background—Most of our knowledge about atherosclerosis at young ages is derived from necropsy studies, which have inherent limitations. Detailed, in vivo data on atherosclerosis in young individualsExpand
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Impact of genetic variations of the CYP1A1, GSTT1, and GSTM1 genes on the risk of coronary artery disease.
Carcinogenic and toxic molecules produce DNA adducts that contribute to the development of atherosclerosis. Genetic polymorphisms of xenobiotic-detoxified enzymes, which control the level of DNAExpand
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Elevated Whole-Blood Tissue Factor Procoagulant Activity as a Marker of Restenosis After Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Implantation
Background—Experimental data suggest that tissue factor (TF) may induce neointimal hyperplasia after arterial injury. In this study, we investigated the hypothesis that elevated levels of TF in theExpand
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Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene polymorphism and risk of premature myocardial infarction
Background: Elevated plasma homocysteine level is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. A common mutation (nucleotid 677C‐T) in the gene coding for methylenetetrahydrofolateExpand
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Echocardiographic evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function in chronic cor pulmonale.
In this study we hoped to understand the abnormalities of left ventricular filling dynamics in chronic cor pulmonale. Our findings showed a severe left ventricular diastolic impairment, directlyExpand
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Restenosis after Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty: A Risk Factor Analysis
Background: Restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a major problem limiting the long-term efficacy of the procedure. The purpose of this study was to determineExpand
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Familial Mediterranean fever gene (MEFV) mutations in patients with rheumatic heart disease
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessively inherited inflammatory disease that primarily affects Jews, Armenians, Turks, and Arabs. It is characterised by recurrent self limitedExpand
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[Consensus Report from Turkish Society of Cardiology: COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Diseases. What cardiologists should know. (25th March 2020)].
In December 2019, in the city of Wuhan, in the Hubei province of China, treatment-resistant cases of pneumonia emerged and spread rapidly for reasons unknown. A new strain of coronavirus (severeExpand
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Glu298Asp polymorphism of the eNOS gene is associated with coronary collateral development.
OBJECTIVE We examined the endothelial nitric oxide (eNOS) gene Glu298Asp polymorphism to assess its possible association with the extent of coronary collaterals. METHODS A total of 473 consecutiveExpand
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A stepwise approach to the treatment of amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis.
Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) is a complex therapeutic challenge. Two major forms have been described: type I and type II. Methimazole (MMI) and potassium perchlorate (KCLO(4)) is theExpand
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