Ihsan Dursun

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OBJECTIVE Oxidative stress plays a major role in the development of atherosclerosis. However, the relationship between oxidative stress and complexity and intensity of coronary artery disease is less clear. The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between oxidative stress markers and the complexity and intensity of coronary artery disease in(More)
BACKGROUND Prediction of severity or complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD) is valuable owing to increased risk for cardiovascular events. Although the association between total coronary artery calcium (CAC) score and severity of CAD, Gensini score was not used, it has been previously demonstrated. There is no information about the association between(More)
OBJECTIVE Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is among the multiple cardiovascular biomarkers that have been associated with increased cardiovascular disease. Lp-PLA2 appears, however, to be relatively unique in its high specificity for vascular inflammation as opposed to systemic inflammation, its low biologic variability, and its direct role(More)
OBJECTIVE 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (24-h ABPM) is a better predictor of cardiovascular events (CVEs) than spot blood pressure (BP) measurements in hypertensive diabetic patients. In this patient group, the underlying mechanism of the relationship between a nondipper pattern determined with 24-h ABPM and increased incidence of CVE is(More)
Myocardial bridging is one of the nonatherosclerotic causes of coronary artery disease and is characterized by muscles overlying the intramyocardial course of a major epicardial coronary artery segment, leading to systolic compression. Myocardial bridging is considered a benign condition in most cases, but has been associated with serious cardiac events(More)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients however data regarding left ventricle (LV) function in COPD is limited. We, in this study, aimed to evaluate the LV systolic function and its relation to BODE index in COPD patients with the utility of two-dimensional(More)
OBJECTIVE High baseline insulin and glucose levels and presence of accompanying dyslipidemia, which are considered in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome X, were also observed in patients with cardiac syndrome X, which is similar to metabolic syndrome X in many aspects. In this study we aimed to compare serum insulin, glucose and lipid levels in patients(More)
Complications such as arteriovenous, arteriocalyceal fistula, pseudoaneurysm, or perinephric hematoma occur in allografted and native kidneys after interventional procedures. When these complications are not detected and treated immediately, they might be associated with a poor allograft prognosis. Reoperation may produce parenchymal injuries, therefore,(More)
In this case report, we present the occlusion of multiple coronary artery fistulae originating from proximal left anterior descending (LAD) and right sinus valsavla and empting to the pulmonary artery at the same place. We occluded LAD fistulae by using thrombus aspiration catheter as a delivery guide. To the best of our knowlege, this is the first case of(More)