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OBJECTIVE In this study, we evaluated the possibility that, levels of circulating adhesion molecules following direct stent implantation may be a marker of restenosis. METHODS This prospective, observational study investigated levels of circulating intercellular (ICAM-1), and vascular cell (VCAM-1) adhesion molecules in 15 patients with stable angina(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective observational study investigated predictive power of interatrial conduction time (IACT) and P wave dispersion (PWD), in addition to other atrial fibrillation (AF) predictors, in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). METHODS Eighty-one patients undergoing CABG were enrolled. Before surgery, IACT and PWD were(More)
Aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva is an uncommon cardiac abnormality; however, the most common complication is rupture into the right heart chambers or rarely towards the left chambers. A ruptured aneurysm typically leads to an aortocardiac shunt and progressively worsening heart failure. We report a case of a 21-year-old male who suffered an aneurysm of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) serum levels between patients with stable (SAP) and unstable angina pectoris (USAP) undergoing coronary angiography (CAG), investigate effects of CAG on ICAM-1, VCAM-1 levels in SAP, USAP patients; probable different effects of non-ionic(More)
OBJECTIVE Tricuspid annular movement and velocities before and after thrombolytic therapy were investigated for the detection of right ventricular (RV) involvement in RCA (right coronary artery)-related acute inferior myocardial infarction (IMI). METHODS Patients with RCA-related acute IMI were evaluated for this pilot prospective cohort study. Annular(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the proportion of silent venous obstruction in patients who underwent pacemaker or lead reimplantation for various reasons. We also investigated independent predictors or risk factor of venous obstruction in this patient population. METHODS Seventy-three patients who underwent pacemaker pulse generator and/or lead(More)
OBJECTIVE This cross-sectional, observational study investigated prevalence and clinical features of atrial fibrillation (AF) in diabetic patient groups with or without autonomic neuropathy. METHODS One hundred and fourteen consecutive patients with pharmacologically treated type-II diabetes mellitus were enrolled for this study in our institution between(More)
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