Nurgul Keser

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BACKGROUND Patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome are heterogeneous in terms of clinical presentation and immediate- and long-term risk of death or non-fatal ischemic events. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) score and severity of coronary artery disease(More)
Drowning is one of the fatal accidents frequently encountered during the summer and is the most common cause of accidental death in the world. Anoxia, hypothermia, and metabolic acidosis are mainly responsible for morbidty. Cardiovascular effects may occur secondary to hypoxia and hypothermia. Atrial fibrillation, sinus dysrhythmias (rarely requiring(More)
BACKGROUND The 12-lead electrocardiogram shows a broad range of abnormal patterns in trained athletes. The primary end point of this study was to investigate P wave dispersion, and P wave durations and related factors in different genders applying for registration to the School of Physical Education and Sports. METHODS AND RESULTS From 2006 to 2009, a(More)
A 39-year-old female with a Hall-Kaster mitral prosthesis developed fever, general malaise and arthralgia 15 years after valve replacement for rheumatic mitral valve disease. Prosthetic valve endocarditis was identified after serial laboratory, clinical and echocardiographic examinations. Penicillin G (40 x 106 units/day, i.v.) + gentamicin (240 mg/day,(More)
We report the case of a 62-year-old male patient with left main coronary artery originating from the pulmonary trunk, severe mitral insufficiency, and huge right coronary artery aneurysm. He is the oldest such patient among those reported in the literature, surviving to the sixth decade without any anginal symptoms. He is also the first such case with such(More)
BACKGROUND Results of the studies performed have suggested that hypercholesterolaemia and inflammation are important aetiologic factors in aortic valve stenosis (AVS). However up to now no such data has been obtained to evaluate whether these predictors may still serve as valuable tools to estimate the progression and severity of AVS. If factors(More)
BACKGROUND Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is associated with cardiovascular metabolic syndromes, especially dislipidemia and abdominal obesity. Visceral abdominal adipose tissue (VAAT) and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) have the same ontogenic origin and produce many proinflammatory and proatherogenic cytokines. We evaluated EAT and VAAT thickness in(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is related to metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular metabolic syndromes. This is particularly true for individuals with central and abdominal obesity because visceral abdominal adipose tissue (VAAT) and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) produce a large number of proinflammatory and(More)
An atrial septal pouch (ASP) results from partial fusion of the septum primum and the septum secundum, and depending on the site of fusion, the pouch can be left-sided (LASP) or right-sided (RASP). LASPs have been described in association with thrombi found in patients admitted with acute strokes, raising awareness of its potential cardioembolic role,(More)
A 25-year-old male patient was admitted to the cardiology outpatient clinic with atypical chest pain. Physical examination and electrocardiograms were normal. Chest radiography revealed irregular border of the cardiac silhouette, which was further evaluated by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Parasternal long axis view revealed mild local hypertrophy(More)