Fethullah Kayan

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BACKGROUND Platelets are important in the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic complications. Higher mean platelet volume (MPV) levels are related to greater in vitro aggregation, and have been identified as an independent risk factor for myocardial infarction, and for death or recurrent vascular events. AIM To determine the relationship between MPV and the(More)
OBJECTIVE The coronary slow flow phenomenon (CSFP), which is characterized by delayed distal vessel opacification in the absence of significant epicardial coronary disease, is an angiographic finding. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and coronary blood flow rate. METHODS This is a(More)
Infection is one of the most devastating outcomes of cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation and is related to significant morbidity and mortality. In our country, there is no evaluation about CIED infection. Therefore, our aim was to investigate clinical characteristics and outcome of patients who had infection related to CIED(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of the study was to determine the effect of decreased preload on right ventricular systolic function, as measured by new and old echocardiographic parameters in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients. STUDY DESIGN A total of 30 CRF patients (mean age 48±15 years, 11 male and 19 female) undergoing hemodialysis were included in the study.(More)
Rheumatic mitral valve stenosis (RMS) is a complication of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and leads to significant morbidity and mortality. RHD is a chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disease that is associated with cytokine activities. The etiology of RMS is not fully understood yet. Interleukin (IL)-17 and IL-23 have a key role in development of the(More)
We conducted this study to determine demographic details, and clinical presentations in patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCMP) of Turkish origin. The study population consisted of 58 patients with PPCMP treated at 3 major hospitals in Turkey, retrospectively. In this study, demographic details and initial echocardiographic data were recorded and(More)
Like any other foreign bodies, implanted cardiac devices can become infected. Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative Staphilococci are the most common causes of infections of pacemaker and defibrillator systems. In this case an implantable cardioverter defibrillator pocket infection caused by an extremely rare microorganism, Klebsiella pneumonia, is(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the demographic and clinical characteristics, echocardiographic and microbiologic features, and outcomes of patients with permanent pacemaker (PM) and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) endocarditis in this study. STUDY DESIGN The study population consisted of 15 patients with permanent PM and ICD endocarditis.(More)
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