Meltem Refiker Ege

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OBJECTIVE Renal dysfunction has been shown to be linked to high risk for cardiovascular events. Even milder forms of creatinine elevation are associated with poor cardiovascular outcomes. We designed a retrospective study and searched the association of angiographic extent of coronary artery disease and creatinine levels in patients without overt renal(More)
OBJECTIVE In heart failure (HF) patients, functional capacity has been demonstrated to be a marker of poor prognosis, independent of left ventricular ejection fraction (EF). Lymphocyte count is currently recognized in certain risk stratification scores for chronic HF, and severe HF is associated with lymphocytopenia. However, no data exists on the(More)
We read with great interest the recently published article by Gallerani et al. [1] about the weekly pattern of heart failure hospitalizations and clinical outcomes of patients according to weekdays or weekends. In this recent study, although it was reported that the weekly pattern of acute heart failure admissions decreased in frequency from Monday to(More)
OBJECTIVE New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification predicts prognosis for heart failure (HF) patients. Socioeconomic status (SES) has the potential to affect treatment strategy and disease course. The present objective was to investigate whether SES of Turkish HF patients affected NYHA classification. METHODS Turkish research team-HF (TREAT-HF) is(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to evaluate echocardiography-guided hemodynamic determinants of quality of life (QoL) via the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form (SF-36) questionnaire in patients with mild to moderate mitral stenosis (MS). METHODS Eighty consecutive patients with rheumatic MS, who were admitted to the outpatient department, were enrolled into the study(More)
Rev Esp Cardiol. 2010;63(12):1510-6 1511 5. Ailawadi G, LaPar DJ, Swenson BR, Siefert SA, Lau C, Kern JA, et al. Model for end-stage liver disease predicts mortality for tricuspid valve surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009;87:1460-8. 6. Ling LH, Oh JK, Schaff HV, Danielson GK, Mahoney DW, Seward JB, et al. Constrictive pericarditis in the modern era: evolving(More)
A 45-year-old woman presented to our outpatient clinic with reddish eruptions in both palms. We have learned that she was prescribed metoprolol at another medical center to treat new onset hypertension. On her physical examination there were no associated lesions on the body. All other physical findings, as well as blood chemistry, urine analysis, and(More)
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