Erdal Belen

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is considered to be a potential risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness is also closely related to cardiovascular disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether SH is associated with higher EAT thickness. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifty-one consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have demonstrated that inflammation, neurohormonal process and cardiovascular risk factors are associated with the development of coronary artery ectasia (CAE). However, the underlying mechanisms responsible for ectasia formation are not fully understood. The neutrophil to lymphocyte (N/L) ratio has recently emerged as a new(More)
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