Mehmet Küçükosmanoğlu

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OBJECTIVES Although intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) has long been used for various cardiologic interventions, its utilization has been quite limited in Turkey. We assessed our experience with the use of ICE during transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defects (ASD). STUDY DESIGN Fourteen patients (8 females, 6 males; mean age 34 years; range(More)
BACKGROUND Some patients evaluated for chest pain with angiographically normal coronary arteries show coronary slow flow phenomenon (CSFP) on angiography. Slow flow of dye in epicardial coronary arteries is also not an infrequent finding in patients during routine coronary angiography. The precise pathophysiology of CSFP is not known yet. HYPOTHESIS This(More)
Albuminuria is a predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes. In this study, the relationship of albuminuria with left ventricular function by using myocardial performance (Tei) index together with conventional function parameters was aimed to be examined. We studied 123 patients with diabetes but without obvious coronary(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function and myocardial performance (the Tei index) by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). METHODS We prospectively evaluated 21 patients with PHPT [nine women, 12 men; aged 50 +/- 11 years, serum calcium 2.9 +/- 0.17(More)
BACKGROUND P-wave dispersion (P dispersion), defined as the difference between the maximum and the minimum P-wave duration (P minimum), and maximum P-wave duration (P maximum) have been used to evaluate the discontinuous propagation of sinus impulse and the prolongation of atrial conduction time respectively. The aim of this study was to investigate whether(More)
Hyperparathyroid condition might influence endothelial cells. The aim of this study was to assess flow mediated dilatation (FMD) in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). We prospectively evaluated 21 patients with PHPT (9 women, 12 men; aged 50 ± 11 years, serum calcium 11.6 ± 0.7 mg/dl, intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) 489 ± 495 pg/ml) and 27(More)
Aortic stiffness is increased in patients with sustained hypertension (SH). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between aortic elastic properties and masked hypertension (MH). We evaluated aortic elastic properties in 35 individuals with MH, 35 patients with SH, and 35 normotensive healthy volunteers using transthoracic Doppler(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) and left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function in type 2 diabetic patients with or without microalbuminuria. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We prospectively evaluated 68 consecutive patients (36 women, 32 men; mean age 57 +/- 11 yr) with type 2(More)
BACKGROUND Serum uric acid (UA) level is associated with prognosis in cardiovascular disorders such as sustained hypertension, diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney diseases. Increased UA levels in sustained hypertension may reflect early renal vascular alterations. However, it remains unclear if serum UA is associated with endothelial dysfunction in masked(More)
As we are working in Gaziantep Dr. Ersin Arslan Education and Research Hospital that is approximately 50 km away from Turkish–Syrian border, we frequently encounter peripheral arterial injuries in terms of emergency endovascular interventions. Therefore, we would like to share our single-center experience of these patients with you and our colleagues.(More)