Hasan Ali Gümrükçüoğlu

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OBJECTIVES We analyzed the distribution of cumulative all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and incident coronary heart disease (CHD) across the seven geographic regions of Turkey and presented overall and coronary mortality findings of the 2010 survey of the Turkish Adult Risk Factor Study. STUDY DESIGN A total of 1406 participants were surveyed.(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the effectiveness and reliability of percutaneous closure of persistent arterial duct (PAD) with the Amplatzer Duct Occluder II (ADO II), together with short- and mid-term results. STUDY DESIGN The study included 16 patients (10 girls, 6 boys; median age 6 years; range 5 months to 12 years) who underwent percutaneous PAD closure(More)
OBJECTIVES We determined in non-diabetic persons the associations of current smoking with future glucose and insulin concentrations. DESIGN AND METHODS Middle-aged non-diabetic adults (n=1071) were studied in whom these values were measured at baseline and 5.2-years later. RESULTS Age-adjusted fasting insulin concentrations in 137 smoking men remained(More)
Our aim in this study was to examine the effects of low-sodium dialysate on carotid artery atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, and blood pressure (BP) in maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients. After baseline measurements were obtained, the dialysate sodium concentration was reduced from 140 to 137 mEq/L. Carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT)(More)
Ruptured aneurysms of the sinus of Valsalva may cause manifestations of prompt onset. A 22-year-old man with no previous cardiac complaints presented with dyspnea, palpitation, fatigue, and shortness of breath, all of which occurred after a football match. Transthoracic echocardiography showed an aneurysmal dilatation of the right sinus of Valsalva to the(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the involvement of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in myocardial infarction patients and its relation with carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT). This study consisted of 224 patients divided into three groups: those with myocardial infarction (MI), stable coronary artery disease (CAD), and normal coronary(More)
Several studies have determined an association between obesity and increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia. Currently, due to the increased frequency of obesity, food-, plant-, and drug-based therapies for weight loss have gained great attention. A 14-year-old female patient presented with complaints of palpitation of one-hour onset. Blood pressure was 110/70(More)
OBJECTIVES We reviewed patients who were diagnosed to have pericardial effusion (PE) over a four-year period to determine the causes of PE, clinical and laboratory features, and treatment modalities. STUDY DESIGN Medical records of 136 patients (81 women, 55 men; mean age 55.8±18.7 years; range 8 to 90 years) admitted to our department with PE from August(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the influences of short-term treatment with levosimendan (chemical formula: C14H12N6O) on oxidative stress and some trace element levels in renal tissues of healthy rats. A total of 20 male Wistar-albino rats were randomly divided into two groups, each consisting of 10 rats. Animals in the first group were not treated(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to analyze 1) overall and coronary mortality findings in the Turkish Adult Risk Factor (TARF) study survey 2012 and 2) the temporal trends in prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its distribution across seven geographic regions. STUDY DESIGN Information on the mode of death was obtained from first-degree relatives and/or health(More)