Mahmut Ay

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Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) matches lung perfusion with ventilation to optimize pulmonary gas exchange. However, it remains unclear whether acute HPV (occurring within seconds) and the vasoconstrictor response to sustained alveolar hypoxia (developing over several hours) are triggered by identical mechanisms. We investigated the effect of(More)
BACKGROUND To study the relationship between cortisol, insulin, and thyroid hormone levels with 24-h urinary sodium (Na) excretion levels in essential hypertensive patients. METHODS All patients underwent history taking, physical examination, blood pressure (BP) measurement, 12 lead electocardiographic evaluation, routine urine analysis, biochemical(More)
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