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Red cell distribution width (RDW) and neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) have been found to be associated with cardiovascular diseases. Only a few trials have investigated the correlation of these parameters with postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the correlation of these parameters in non-valvular AF is still unclear. We retrospectively(More)
OBJECTIVES New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) during hospitalization is considered a frequent complication associated with worse outcomes in the setting of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We aimed to investigate the association of admission serum laboratory parameters, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and monocyte to high-density(More)
Septal reduction therapy (SRT) is the accepted therapeutic option for symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). At this time, surgical septal myectomy is the gold standard method, but alcohol septal ablation is an acceptable alternative treatment for patients with suitable anatomy. Endocardial septal ablation (ESA) therapy is a(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of atorvastatin and rosuvastatin on erectile dysfunction in hypercholesterolaemic patients. METHODS Ninety consecutive male hypercholesterolaemic patients (mean age 50.4 ± 7.9 years) who were otherwise healthy were included into the study prospectively. None of the patients had any(More)
BACKGROUND Concomitant thyroid and heart disease are frequently encountered in clinical practice. There are many studies evaluating thyroid function in acute and critical conditions. Information on thyroid dysfunction in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is limited; its correlation with short and long-term outcome is not fully known. (More)
OBJECTIVE Slow coronary flow (SCF) is reported to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. We have used coronary flow reserve measurement by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography to determine coronary microvascular function in patients with SCF and to determine whether the intron 4a/b polymorphism of the eNOS gene influences coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis and arterial stiffening may coexist and the correlation of these parameters in patients with premature coronary artery disease (CAD) has not been well elucidated. Tissue Doppler imaging of the ascending aorta may be used in the assessment of elastic properties of the great arteries. OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation(More)
BACKGROUND The interval between the peak and the end of the T wave (Tp-e interval) on 12-lead ECG is a measure of transmural dispersion of repolarization and may be related to malignant ventricular arrhythmias. The objective of this study was to investigate whether the Tp-e interval predicts in-hospital and long-term mortality in patients with ST-segment(More)
Isolated left ventricular non-compaction is a rare genetic disorder manifesting mainly with heart failure, ventricular arrhythmias and systemic embolism. Isolated ventricular tachycardia originating from the right ventricular outflow tract is an arrhythmia that can be treated medically and/or by radiofrequency catheter ablation. Here, we report a case of an(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between psychiatric illness and heart disease has been frequently discussed in the literature. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between anxiety, depression and overall psychological distress, and coronary slow flow (CSF). METHODS In total, 44 patients with CSF and a control group of 50 patients(More)