Hamza Sunman

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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)
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)
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)
A 56-year-old man presented with typical angina pectoris lasting >20 min associated with precordial ST-segment elevation. Urgent coronary angiography showed critical stenosis in the proximal segment of the left anterior descending artery, which resolved with intracoronary nitrate application. He was subsequently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism secondary to(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated immediate and midterm results of transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) using various closure devices. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included four hundred fourteen patients (one hundred eighty-two men, two hundred thirty-two women; mean age 39 ± 12.3 years; range 17-67 years) who(More)
BACKGROUND There is controversy regarding the role of family history (FH) of premature coronary artery disease (CAD) as an independent risk factor for CAD. Herein, we aimed to assess the role of FH of premature CAD in prediction of coronary atherosclerosis shown by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) coronary angiography. METHODS We analyzed(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)
OBJECTIVE To determine effectiveness of coronary artery calcium score (CACS) alone and combined with Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) in adult patients for significant coronary artery stenosis by using computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) as reference standard. METHODS Two thousand twenty-one patients with suspected coronary artery(More)
Kounis syndrome (KS) is characterized by concurrent acute coronary syndrome and allergic reaction, in which acute inflammatory mediators cause spasm and/or erosion and rupture of coronary atheromatous plaque. In this report, we remind clinicians to consider KS in patients who are subjected to allergenic substances and demonstrate acute chest pain. A(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)