Fatih Gungoren

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OBJECTIVE Cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1) is closely associated with many cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, myocardial infarction (MI), and heart failure, and exhibits a cardioprotective effect in ischemia-reperfusion injury. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between CT-1 and Troponin-I (Tn-I) in off-pump coronary artery bypass(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined whether the serum PON1 activity is different in patients with ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) and nonischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NDCM) and the relation between the serum PON1 activity and serum pro-BNP levels. METHODS AND RESULTS In this study, we enrolled 60 patients with left ventricular systolic failure (New(More)
Epicardial adipose tissue thickness (EATT) is suggested as a novel marker of subclinical atherosclerosis. Despite increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) patients, the extent of the relationship between CIMT and EATT is unknown. The main purpose of our study was to evaluate the relation between(More)
Statins may exert pleiotropic effects in coronary artery disease (CAD), diabetes mellitus, and familial hypercholesterolemia. We evaluated the effects of statins on the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and mean platelet volume (MPV) in 261 consecutive patients with hypercholesterolemia having CAD or at high cardiovascular (CV) risk and 50 healthy(More)
During pregnancy, infective endocarditis (IE) is quite rare but has a high mortality rate in terms of the mother and the fetus. In this article, a 24-year-old patient with a history of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) who was hospitalized due to IE and treated successfully is presented. On echocardiography, severe mitral valve prolapse, severe mitral(More)
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