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BACKGROUND & AIMS To investigate the relationship of neck circumference (NC) to metabolic syndrome (MetS) and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and whether it adds information to that provided by waist circumference. METHODS Cross-sectional analysis of a population sample of 1,912 men and women, aged 55.1 +/- 12 years, representative of Turkish(More)
OBJECTIVES Red cell distribution width (RDW), a measure of red blood cell size heterogeneity, was evaluated in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND Higher RDW is associated with mortality in patients with symptomatic cardiovascular disease, heart failure,(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of red cell distribution width (RDW) on the electrocardiographic no-reflow phenomenon in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS One-hundred consecutive patients (mean age 61.3 ± 12.8 years and male 77%) with ST-elevation myocardial infarction,(More)
BACKGROUND Slow coronary flow (SCF) is characterized by delayed opacification of epicardial coronary vessels. SCF can cause ischemia and sudden cardiac death. We investigated the association between presence and extent of SCF, and cardiovascular risk factors and hematologic indices. METHODS In this study, 2467 patients who received coronary angiography(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the effect of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) on the outcomes of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) can be diagnosed from a level of at least 6.5% on two separate occasions according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA)(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated prospectively the predictive value of serum apolipoprotein (apo) A-II, the second major apolipoprotein of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), for cardiometabolic risk in Turkish adults showing abnormalities in other proteins that normally confer protection. METHODS Determinants of apoA-II and its associations with coronary heart(More)
The issue of whether or not incident type 2 diabetes mellitus and coronary heart disease (CHD) can be predicted by high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in both sexes needs investigation. A representative sample of 3035 middle-aged Turkish adults free of CHD at baseline was studied with this purpose prospectively over a mean of 7.8 years. High-density(More)
Serum γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is associated with oxidative stress and hepatic steatosis. The extent to which its value in determining incident cardiometabolic risk (coronary heart disease (CHD), metabolic syndrome (MetS), hypertension and type 2 diabetes) is independent of obesity needs to be further explored in ethnicities. After appropriate(More)
OBJECTIVES We determined the independent predictive value of serum apolipoprotein (apo) B/LDL-cholesterol ratio for the risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome (MetS) and coronary heart disease (CHD). DESIGN AND METHODS Prediction of incident cases was assessed in 2466 adults at 7 years' follow-up. RESULTS ApoB/LDL ratio was independently associated(More)
BACKGROUND One of the major concerns remaining in the treatment with stenting of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the occurrence of stent thrombosis (ST). The aim of the current study is to investigate the incidence, predictors, and long-term outcomes of early ST after primary coronary stenting for AMI in a large population. METHODS We(More)