Harun Evrengul

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BACKGROUND Reduced heart rate recovery (HRR) in coronary artery disease (CAD) is predictive of increased cardiovascular mortality and is related to reduced parasympathetic tonus. OBJECTIVE To investigate HRR and heart rate variability (HRV) measured at steady state condition and the relationship between these two parameters in CAD. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has a critical association with cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) and aortic stiffness are early signs of atherosclerosis. The presence of subclinical atherosclerosis was assessed in OSA patients using these parameters. METHODS(More)
Neurocardiac syncope (NS) is a common cause of syncope in children. The mechanism, though related to abnormalities in autonomic function, has not been fully elucidated, particularly in pediatric patients. This study assessed the heart-rate variability (HRV) response to head-upright tilt-table test (HUT) in children with NS and normal volunteers. Spectral(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare systolic blood pressure recovery and heart rate recovery (HRR) values obtained at various time intervals after maximal graded exercise treadmill testing between patients with metabolic syndrome (MS) and the controls without MS. To our knowledge, this is the first study indicating systolic blood pressure(More)
Coronary artery perforation (CAP) is a rare but feared complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. With the advent of new devices and technologies, interventionalists attempt more complex lesions, including more calcified or tortuous vessels and chronic total occlusions, which increases the incidence of CAP. A short literature review, in addition to(More)
AIM VCAM-1 and ICAM-1 are two important members of the immunoglobulin gene superfamily of adhesion molecules, and their potential role as biomarkers of diagnosis, severity and prognosis of cardiovascular disease has been investigated in a number of clinical studies. The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between circulating ICAM-1(More)
BACKGROUND Heart rate (HR) reduction is associated with improved outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF) and biomarkers can be a valuable diagnostic tool in HF management. The primary aim of our study was to evaluate the short-term (6 months) effect of ivabradine on N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), CA-125, and cystatin-C values in(More)
BACKGROUND Aerobic exercise enhances endothelium-dependent vasodilation in healthy individuals. It is thought that exercise increases nitric oxide (NO) production and decreases NO inactivation, leading to an increase in NO bioavailability. Angiotensin II and NO have important roles in maintaining vascular tone. There are polymorphisms of the angiotensin(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking contributes to the progression of atherosclerotic heart disease by causing endothelial dysfunction. In the present study the effect of smoking on endothelial functions and coronary flow was investigated, as well as the relationship of these factors with oxidative stress parameters, in subjects with normal coronary arteries. MATERIALS(More)
Potentially hazardous short ischemic episodes increase the tolerance of myocardium to ischemia paradoxically. This condition decreases the infarct area markedly caused by a longer duration of coronary occlusion. This phenomenon is known as 'ischemic preconditioning' and its powerful cardioprotective effect has been shown in experimental and clinical(More)