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Behçet's disease, a multisystemic inflammatory disorder, has been associated with a number of cardiovascular dysfunctions, including ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Heart-rate recovery after exercise can provide both an estimate of impaired parasympathetic tone and a prognosis in regard to all-cause and cardiovascular death. The aim of our(More)
Cardiac involvement is an uncommon presentation of hydatid cyst disease, accounting for approximately 0.5-2% of all hydatidosis cases, and mainly occurring as part of a systemic infection. Herein, we report on an isolated cardiac hydatid cyst in a 57-year-old woman. She presented with a complaint of squeezing chest pain of 10 month-history. On transthoracic(More)
BACKGROUND Human epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a type of visceral adipose tissue functioning as a metabolically active endocrine organ by secreting several hormones and adipocytokines. In this study, we aimed to assess the relationship between EAT measured by dual source multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and the presence and components of(More)
In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether serum total bilirubin was associated with the severity and morphology of coronary atherosclerotic plaques detected by computed tomography angiography (CTA). The study population consisted of 1,115 patients (55.2 % men) who underwent dual-source 64-slice CTA for the assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD).(More)
Human epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a type of visceral adipose tissue functioning as an endocrine organ by secreting hormones and adipocytokines which have an important role in the atherosclerotic process. In this study, we aimed to assess the relationship between EAT measured by dual source multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and descending(More)
Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation with cryoballoon is a recently developed technique for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) with acceptable mid-term results in terms of the success and safety. The purpose of our study is to identify the periprocedural complications, mid-term success rates and predictors of recurrence after AF ablation with cryoballoon. A(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the relationship between neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and slow coronary flow (SCF). METHODS A total of 180 participants were recruited to the present study. Of all the participants, 82 patients were with SCF and 98 participants were with normal coronary arteries. Basal characteristics were recorded. Coronary flow was(More)
BACKGROUND Total white blood cell (WBC) count has been consistently shown to be an independent risk factor and predictor for future cardiovascular outcomes, regardless of disease status in coronary artery disease (CAD). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between total WBC count and the presence, severity and extent of coronary(More)
In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether serum uric acid (UA) was associated with the severity and morphology of coronary atherosclerotic plaques (CAP) shown by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). The study population consisted of 982 patients (58% men) who underwent dual-source 64 slice MDCT for the assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD).(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we investigated the association between cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and coronary atherosclerotic plaque (CAP) burden/subtypes shown by multidetector computed tomography in symptomatic patients free of known coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS In 662 consecutive outpatients (56.9±10.7 years, 50.8% men) without known CAD,(More)