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BACKGROUND Syncope is defined as transient loss of consciousness and muscle tone, usually of short duration. Noncardiac causes of syncope are classified as orthostatic intolerance syndromes (OIS). QT and QTc (corrected QT) dispersions are the measurements of myocardial instability and show predisposition to arrhythmias. In this study; clinical findings, QT(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between the degree of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and the level of malnutrition in children with acyanotic congenital heart diseases and left-to-right shunt, and especially to evaluate the development rates of malnutrition in patients with borderline PAH. METHODS The study was performed with data of 327(More)
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is rarely seen secondary to Coarctation of aorta. Twenty-one months old male was referred to our hospital because of tachypnea, coughing and cardiomegaly. Echocardiography revealed most importantly CoA. Because sufficient improvement could not be acquired with interventional balloon angioplasty, he had surgical operation after(More)
ugh the coronary sinus. Türk Kardiyol Dern Arş 2011; 39: 244-7. [CrossRef] 2. McCarthy PM, Bhudia SK, Rajeswaran J, Hoercher KJ, Lytle BW, Cosgrove DM, et al. Tricuspid valve repair: durability and risk factors for failure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2004; 127: 674-85. [CrossRef] 3. Nakano K, Koyanagi H, Hashimoto A, Ohtsuka G, Nojiri C. Tricuspid valve(More)
BACKGROUND The recent rise in the prevalence of obesity likely explains nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) epidemic worldwide. We evaluated cardiac functions, cardiovascular risk, and associated parameters with grades of NAFLD in obese children. METHODS Four hundred obese children were enrolled in the study. Obese children with NAFLD were classified(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to evaluate the cardiac functions of term small for gestational age (SGA) babies with mild growth retardation by echocardiography during the postnatal period. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty term SGA (2271±207 g/38-41 weeks (mean 39.5 weeks)) and 30 term AGA (3298±338 g/38-41 weeks (mean 39 weeks)) newborns as the control(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of tenascin-C (TnC) and total oxidant-antioxidant status to rheumatic or congenital heart valve diseases (HVD) in pediatric patients. METHODS Fifty pediatric patients (25 rheumatic HVD patients and 25 congenital HVD patients) and 20 healthy age-matched control subjects, aged 3-17 years, were(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood obesity is a cardiovascular risk factor. OBJECTIVE Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness, carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and cardiac functions of obese children and their correlations were evaluated. SUBJECTS Five hundred obese children and 150 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. METHODS Anthropometric, laboratory(More)
BACKGROUND Simple electrocardiogram (ECG) markers have been used to evaluate conduction times. Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is an autoimmune disease that affects these conduction times. The aim of this prospective long-term follow-up study was to evaluate QT, QTc and P-wave dispersions in children with ARF and chronic rheumatic heart disease (CRHD). (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate ischemia modified albumin (IMA) levels in children with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) before and after therapy and compare them with those of controls. METHODS Twenty seven patients with ARF and 18 healthy, age and sex matched children were included in the study. The diagnosis of ARF was established according to the modified Jones(More)
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