Melike ÇETİN

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Slow coronary flow (SCF) is an angiographic finding characterized by delayed opacification of the epicardial coronary arteries without obstructive coronary disease. Resistin, an adipocytokine, plays a major role besides low-grade inflammation in atherosclerotic vascular processes and may be of importance in other coronary pathologies such as SCF. The(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between monocyte count/high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio (MHR) and the severity of coronary atherosclerosis, as assessed by the SYNTAX score (SXscore), in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing coronary angiography. A total of 428 patients were included in the(More)
We aimed to elucidate the relationship between mild-to-moderate renal impairment and the development of coronary collateral vessels (CCV) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We enrolled 461 patients with ACS who underwent coronary angiography for the first time. The development of CCV was assessed with the Rentrop score. Kidney function was(More)
Aortic valve sclerosis (AVS) is closely related to hypertension and is an important predictor of coronary artery disease as well as cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, the mechanisms causing AVS have not yet been clarified. Therefore, we planned to investigate the influence of atherosclerosis-related risk factors including C-reactive protein(More)
Fragmented QRS complexes (fQRS) have been associated with increased morbidity and mortality, sudden cardiac death, and recurrent cardiovascular events. The association between left ventricular systolic and diastolic functions and presence of fragmented QRS has not been comprehensively studied to date. We tested the hypothesis that the presence of fragmented(More)
Macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques secrete YKL-40, a new biomarker of acute and chronic inflammation in patients with stable CAD. We hypothesized that YKL-40 may be a specific marker reflecting the burden of localized inflammation in myocardium and a predictor in patients with STEMI. In this study, we investigated the relationship of YKL-40 to(More)
Hydatid cyst disease is encountered in Turkey frequently. Rupture of a pulmonary cyst into the pleural cavity is rare, but represents the most serious complication of the hydatid disease. Surgical intervention was carried out in all cases in our clinic when expansion of the lungs could not be achieved. Open ends of the bronchus were closed and the pericyst(More)