Kazım Serhan Özcan

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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)
Dovepress 469 L e t t e r open access to scientific and medical research Open Access Full text Article Dear editor We have read the original research entitled " Altered diastolic function and aortic stiffness in Alzheimer's disease " by Çalık et al 1 which was published in the July 2014 issue of Clinical Interventions in Aging, with great interest. We would(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), QRS fragmentation was determined as one of the indicators of mortality and morbidity. The development of fragmented QRS (fQRS) is related to defects in the ventricular conduction system and is linked to myocardial scar and fibrosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS We prospectively enrolled(More)
AIMS To evaluate the complication rate differences between elderly and younger patients who receive a permanent pacemaker implantation. METHODS We reviewed all cases admitted to our institution between January 2008 and June 2009 with symptomatic bradyarrhythmia for whom a permanent pacemaker was implanted. Beginning in June 2009, we prospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Alzheimer's disease (AD) is closely linked to cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS Echocardiographic studies were performed, including left ventricular diastolic functions, left and right atrial conduction times, and arterial stiffness parameters, namely stiffness index, pressure-strain elastic modulus, and distensibility, on 29 patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) operation is associated with increased risk of prolonged hospitalisation, health expenses and adverse clinical outcomes. AIM To investigate the relationship of atrial fibrillation after an isolated coronary artery bypass operation with levels of mean platelet volume and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to demonstrate the added value of routine transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for correctly positioning the transseptal system in the fossa ovalis (FO), thus potentially preventing complications during fluoroscopy-guided transseptal puncture (TP), and for assessing the optimal puncture site within the FO according to(More)
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