Huseyin Aksu

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Aspirin is widely used for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, but is not effective for all patients. This phenomenon is called as aspirin resistance. Although the prognosis is worse in patients who develop acute coronary syndrome (ACS) while using aspirin, the frequency of aspirin resistance in these patients has not been evaluated. We aimed to(More)
Systemic embolization is a potential complication in patients with thrombi situated in the left atrium and particularly, in the left atrial appendage (LAA). Reduced LAA contraction velocities, determined by the transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), are associated with increased risk of LAA spontaneous echocontrast and thrombus formation, and a history of(More)
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is an early and frequent marker of other vascular complications of diabetes and its relation with coronary ischemia is known. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between DR and indices of coronary artery disease (CAD) severity and extent determined by coronary angiography. Sixty-nine diabetic patients(More)
AIMS Permanent pacemaker requirement is a known complication after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The aim of the present study was to analyze the effects of Edwards SAPIEN prosthesis implantation on atrioventricular conduction. METHODS The study included 28 patients who underwent TAVI due to severe aortic valve stenosis. An(More)
OBJECTIVE Elevated mean platelet volume predicts restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty but its effect on the development of in-stent restenosis is not known. We assessed the effect of mean platelet volume measured before coronary stent implantation for stable angina pectoris on subsequent development of in-stent restenosis. (More)
Previous studies revealed that there were various mutations on endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene and these mutations might be a risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD), myocardial infarction (MI), and hypertension (HT). In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between eNOS gene polymorphism (T-786 C) and coronary artery(More)
INTRODUCTION A rapid restoration of epicardial coronary flow in acute myocardial infarction is crucial for saving jeopardized myocardium. The no-reflow phenomenon is one of the major problems in a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and may be defined as an outcome of different pathological pathways. Our aim was to evaluate clopidogrel(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death in patients with chronic kidney diseases (CKD). Aspirin resistance (AR) worsens prognosis in CVD. AIM The aim of this study was to detect AR prevalence in this patient group. METHODS The 203 patients (mean age 61.84 ± 11.51 years, 128 [63.1%] male) with stable coronary artery(More)
A 30 year old man is admitted to the emergency section with the complaint of bleeding from the neck after an industrial explosion. A laceration, 5 cm's in length, is seen on 'zone II', near the medial border of the anterior jugular triangle. The patient was hemodynamically stable, but there was active bleeding from the laceration. A round mass is detected(More)