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AIM We aimed to investigate the effects of verapamil and adenosine in an adjunct to intravenous tirofiban on management and prognosis of no-reflow phenomenon during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) and to compare their efficacies on reversing of no-reflow phenomenon and short and midterm survival. METHODS We included 46 patients with(More)
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)
BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD), which is common in male gender and elderly population, is related with increased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been found to be an independent predictor of cardiovascular mortality in atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to investigate(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) in the development of acute kidney injury (AKI) and 6-month all-cause mortality after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in a modest-risk population. BACKGROUND The prognostic value of BNP(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated systolic hypertension (ISHT) is a subtype of hypertension (HT) that often exhibits wide pulse pressure, and pulse pressure has a strong predictive value for future adverse cardiovascular events. Previous studies have shown the effects of leukocyte count on the prognosis of ischaemic heart disease and HT. AIM Thus, in this(More)
BACKGROUND Platelets play an important role in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). The importance of dual antiplatelet therapy to prevent recurrent ischemic events in patients who have acute coronary syndrome and who will undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is well known and widely accepted as a gold standard. However, despite(More)
BACKGROUND Isovolumic acceleration (IVA) is a new tissue Doppler parameter in the assessment of systolic function of both left and right ventricles. It remains unaffected with the changes in pre- and after-load within the physiological range. The aim of our study was to assess the effect of mitral stenosis degree, which is determined by echocardiography, on(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of D-dimer in patients with STEMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The prognostic value of D-dimer has been documented in patients with acute coronary syndrome without ST-segment elevation. However, its value in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)(More)
INTRODUCTION Nowadays, clopidogrel and acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) have become routinely applied therapies in percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) with stenting. AIM Numerous variables can interfere with antiplatelet responsiveness, so we aimed to investigate the role of different variables associated with ASA or clopidogrel resistance in stable(More)
BACKGROUND Levels of galectin-3, a member of a family of soluble β-galactoside-binding lectins, are reported to be higher in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and metabolic syndrome. Conflicting results exist on the effects of galectin-3 in diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between galectin-3 levels and(More)