Fatih Mehmet Uçar

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between mean platelet volume (MPV) and the presence and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients who underwent coronary angiography for stable chest pain. STUDY DESIGN A total of 540 patients (350 male, 190 female; mean age: 59.6±11.4 years) were consecutively included in the(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter ablation is a popular therapy of atrial fibrillation (AF). Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) is known as a marker of oxidative stress. The objective of this study was to ascertain the relationship between levels of GGT and recurrence of AF after catheter ablation. METHODS A total of 102 paroxysmal AF patients who underwent cryoballoon(More)
Stent thrombosis is a rare but potentially fatal complication of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). In recent years, the predictive and prognostic value of the red cell distribution width (RDW) as an indicator of inflammation has been shown in many cardiovascular diseases. Aim of this study was to examine the predictive value of RDW for stent(More)
OBJECTIVES Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common causes of preventable ischemic stroke and is related to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. There is a lack of data in Turkey on the use of new oral anticoagulants (NOACs), and time in therapeutic INR range (TTR) in vitamin K antagonist users and AF management modality. In this(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether an inflammatory marker of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) predicts appropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy (shock or anti tachycardia pacing) in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) patients. METHODS We retrospectively examined IDC patients (mean age: 58.3 ± 11.8 years, 81.5% male) with(More)