H. Serkan Akilli

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OBJECTIVE In this study, our aim was to evaluate the effect of a higher dose of atorvastatin on the recurrence rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) after electrical cardioversion (EC) in addition to antiarrhythmic therapy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS 48 patients with persistent AF were included in this study. The patients were randomized to an atorvastatin 40-mg(More)
OBJECTIVES Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning frequently affects repolarization, resulting in abnormal electrocardiography findings. The goal of this study was to examine the effect of CO poisoning on the novel transmyocardial repolarization parameters T peak-T end (Tp-e), Tp-e dispersion, and Tp-e/QT and the relationship of these parameters to myocardial(More)
Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), a novel marker of vulnerable plaque to prone rupture, is a predictor of both cardiovascular event and cerebrovascular event, and highly sensitive-C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is an acute-phase response protein implicated in a broad range of cardiovascular diseases. We aimed to examine the association between(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms of the increased cardiac and vascular events in patients with OSA are not well understood. Arousal which is an important component of OSA was associated with increased sympathetic activation and electrocardiographic changes which prone to arrhythmias. We planned to examine the association among arousal, circulating Lp-PLA2 and(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to investigate the potential contributions of the right ventricle (RV) performance evaluated using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) on the assessment of the severity and prognosis of sepsis. METHODS The study was completed with 55 patients (male/female 26/29, age 66.9 ± 20.3 years) and 28 healthy controls (male/female 14/14, age 59.4 ±(More)
BACKGROUND Epicardial fat thickness (EFT), an indicator of visceral obesity, and leptin are 2 novel markers for studying the obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) population. This study aimed to investigate the effects of gender on leptin levels and EFT, and the relation with OSA severity. METHODS A total of 149 patients with OSA (female/male 55/94 and mean age(More)
To evaluate the accuracy of cardiac computed tomography (CT) parameters and pulmonary artery (PA) obstruction (OS) scores in determining the echocardiographic right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) in hemodynamically stable patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). A total of 120 patients with acute PE were included in the study. Right ventricle/left(More)
The most common cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease is cardiovascular. Coexistence of reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and erectile dysfunction (ED) may predate severe underlying coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of presence and severity of ED and reduced estimated(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious clinical condition characterised by a high mortality rate. Previous studies showed that leukocytosis was associated with recurrences of venous thromboemboli, major bleeding and increased mortality. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic value of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial dysfunction plays a major role in erectile dysfunction (ED). Uric acid (UA) is a marker of endothelial dysfunction. We hypothesized that increased UA levels may be associated with ED and aimed to investigate whether there is a relationship between, UA and ED in hypertensive patients. METHODS A total of 200 hypertensive patients who(More)