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A 25-year-old woman who had hydatid cysts in her lung was referred to our clinic for the hydatid cyst in her cardiac localization. Multiple hydatid cysts of different cardiac localizations were diagnosed by two-dimensional echocardiography, confirmed by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, supported by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(More)
OBJECTIVES Thromboembolism is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in mitral stenosis (MS), even in sinus rhythm (SR). Spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) is the strongest predictor of thromboembolism. The aim of the study was to investigate if the annular velocities obtained with tissue Doppler imaging can predict the presence of SEC in MS patients with(More)
Several studies claim that prothrombin 20210GA and factor V Leiden mutations are related to arterial thrombosis. We investigated the frequencies of these mutations and their significance in the development of early atherosclerosis in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients younger than 55 years of age. We investigated 96 patients with AMI and 77 control(More)
Atherosclerosis is a generalized process that may involve the entire vasculature as well as the coronary arteries. Aortic atherosclerosis (AA) is associated with an increased risk for recurrent ischemic stroke and cardiovascular death and can be diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). We performed TEE in 60 patients (47 men and 13 women; age(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common arrhythmias observed in clinical practice. The frequency of AF is increased in patients with impaired interatrial conduction. We aimed to investigate whether tissue Doppler echocardiography could be used for the evaluation of atrial conduction characteristics instead of an electrophysiological(More)
Beta-thalassaemia major is a chronic haemolytic anaemia, and congestive heart failure (CHF) is the most common cause of death in this disease. N terminal pro B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) increases with the severity of CHF and predicts the prognosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between left ventricular systolic and(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNAs that regulate gene expression by suppressing protein translation and may influence RNA expression. MicroRNAs are detected in extracellular locations such as plasma; however, the extent of miRNA expression in plasma its relation to cardiovascular disease is not clear and many clinical studies have utilized(More)
We investigated the effects of atorvastatin on inflammation and cardiac events during the inpatient period and initial 6-month follow-up in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with low low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol level. One hundred and twelve consecutive ACS patients with LDL cholesterol less than 100 mg/dl were included in the study (mean(More)
BACKGROUND Levosimendan (LS) is a novel inodilator that improves cardiac performance, central hemodynamics, and symptoms of patients with decompensated chronic heart failure. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of single and repeated LS infusion on left ventricular performance, biomarkers, and neurohormonal activation in patients with acute(More)