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Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) develops in the early stages of acromegaly. The purpose of this study was to identify LVDD analyzing by new echocardiograpic criteria as well as to evaluate determinants of the LVDD in acromegaly. This cross-sectional study examined 42 patients with acromegaly; 16 in active disease (AA) and 26 cured/ well(More)
OBJECTIVES With growing awareness of arterial stiffness (AS) in the past 10 years, it was realized that resistant hypertension (RH) and AS share the same associated conditions such as older age, isolated systolic hypertension (HT), obesity, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and so on. Until now, there is no study investigating the role of AS in RH. In our study(More)
INTRODUCTION Mean radiation exposure in invasive cardiology varies greatly between different centres and interventionists. The International Commission on Radiological Protection and the EURATOM Council stipulate that, despite reference values, 'All medical exposure for radiodiagnostic purposes shall be kept as low as reasonably achievable' (ALARA). The(More)
PATIENT Female, 62 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Tricuspid regurgitation Symptoms: Dyspnea exertional • fatigue • leg edema MEDICATION - Clinical Procedure: - Specialty: Cardiology. OBJECTIVE Challenging differential diagnosis. BACKGROUND Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) can mimic some hemodynamic findings of constrictive pericarditis (CP), due to the restraining(More)
OBJECTIVE Clopidogrel therapy is the standard of care in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and stent implantation. However, concern arises because 25% of subjects are nonresponders to clopidogrel. As this nonresponsiveness is associated with increased adverse outcome, detection of these subjects in daily practice is important in order to withhold(More)
Urotensin II (U-II) was thought to be one of the mediators of primary renal sodium retention due to effects on renal sodium excretion. For this purpose, the relationship between U-II and overhydration was investigated. A total of 107 patients were enrolled in the study. According to body compositor monitor analysis, fluid overload up to 1.1 L, was(More)
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a recently increasing diagnosed disease showed by transient apical or mid-apical left ventricular dysfunction. It is known as a disease of postmenopausal women, which is usually triggered by emotional or physical stress. Although the trigger is mostly endogenous, some drugs have also been reported as the cause. Published(More)
In this case, our patient was a heart transplant candidate connected to a respiratory system. An extracorporeal biventricular assist device (BIVAD) was the only option in order to bridge to transplantation. In routine procedures, it is recommended that Berlin Heart Excor cannulas be removed through the subfascial subcostal tunnel. As the severely dilated(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the STEMI patients at high risk in terms of no-reflow during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with a simple risk score system that can be used before reperfusion. METHODS Total 173 patients who had undergone primary or rescue percutaneous coronary intervention following the diagnosis of STEMI, were classified as "no-reflow"(More)