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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate atrial electromechanical delay measured by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and left atrial (LA) mechanical functions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). STUDY DESIGN The study included 68 patients (53 females, 15 males; mean age 43.7 years) with RA. Using TDI, atrial electromechanical coupling (PA) was(More)
Free-floating right heart thrombus can be seen in 4% to 18% of patients presenting with acute pulmonary embolism. A 76-year-old man was admitted to the intensive coronary care unit due to resting dyspnea and pleuritic pain of sudden onset, raising a high suspicion of acute pulmonary embolism. A recent coronary angiogram showed a 50% stenosis in the proximal(More)
OBJECTIVES There is increasing evidence linking inflammation and oxidative stress to atrial fibrillation (AF). In this study, we tested the hypothesis that C-reactive protein (CRP) and oxidative stress markers can predict the recurrence of persistent AF after successful pharmacological cardioversion. A possible relationship with AF occurrence was also(More)
OBJECTIVES Stiffness index beta (SIB), aortic strain (AS) and distensibility (AD) are the parameters used to assess elasticity of the aorta, and can be measured by non-invasive method such as echocardiography. In this study, we aimed to analyse the effects of Maraş powder and smoking on aortic stiffness by comparing young individuals. STUDY DESIGN The(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of atrial fibrillation in long-term hemodialysis patients and to identify clinical and echocardiographic risk factors. STUDY DESIGN The study included 183 patients (93 males, 90 females; mean age 52+/-17 years) who had been on long-term hemodialysis treatment (mean 41.6+/-39.8 months) and(More)
OBJECTIVE In previous echocardiographic studies, a correlation between ejection fraction of the left ventricle and change in the movement of the mitral annular ring was found. In the light of these studies, we planned to investigate the relationship between systolic shortening (SS) and percent of systolic shortening (PSS), calculated from the long axis(More)
Results: In conventional Doppler echocardiography, Mitral A-wave velocity and deceleration time were higher, and E/A ratio was lower in patients with BD (p=0.002, p=0.02, and p=0.006, respectively). Mitral E-wave velocity and isovolumetric relaxation time were comparable between groups (p>0.05). In TDI examination, E′/A′ ratio measured from lateral mitral(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of peak mitral inflow (E-wave) velocity, which was thought to be easier and more practical than qualitative and quantitative methods used to grade mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients both with normal and low left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF). It is known that peak E-wave velocity(More)