Nusret Açıkgöz

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OBJECTIVES Prehypertension is a predictor for the future development of hypertension and represents an increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Prolonged intra/interatrial conduction times demonstrated by P wave dispersion (PD) and tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDE) are related to the development of atrial fibrillation. The aim of this(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between cigarette smoking and atrial rhythm disorders with the use of noninvasive methods. The study population consisted of 50 healthy volunteer smokers and 40 healthy volunteer non-smokers who had normal echocardiographic parameters and similar sex and age profiles. P-wave dispersion (PWD) was(More)
OBJECTIVE Ramadan fasting is one of the five fundamental rituals of Islam. Heart rate variability (HRV) is an independent predictor of increased mortality of patients with myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure. Although many patients in this region fast once a year, the effects of fasting on the HRV, which has a prognostic significance for(More)
OBJECTIVE The urocortin (Ucn) hormones have many important roles in the cardiovascular system. Apart from systolic dysfunction (SD), there is no sufficient data on the relationship between serum Ucn-2 and diastolic dysfunction (DD), or coronary artery disease (CAD). We investigated serum Ucn-2 levels in SD, DD, and CAD. METHODS In this observational(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate congestive heart failure (HF) patients with real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) to investigate why some of them present with acute decompensation despite having two-dimensional echocardiographic (2DE) parameters with compensated HF patients. STUDY DESIGN The study population consisted of 36(More)
OBJECTIVE Non-dipper hypertension is associated with an increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Besides this, the left atrial (LA) size and functions are accepted to be prognostic factors in various cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of nondipper hypertension on LA volume and functions using real-time(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to assess access site pain levels of patients undergoing coronary catheterization via transradial route. METHODS We performed a prospective and randomized study in which 408 patients underwent coronary angiography (CAG) and/or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) via transradial approach (TRA) and 428(More)
Acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) complicated with multiple coronary artery thrombosis is a rare clinical situation and is associated with poor prognosis. A 63-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency department with sudden chest pain that had started three hours ago. The patient was diagnosed with acute inferior STEMI. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate left ventricular (LV) systolic strain by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (3-DE) for the early detection of myocardial dysfunction in patients with cardiac syndrome X (CSX). METHODS We compared 34 patients with CSX (18 females, mean age 47.9±10.0 years)(More)
Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is the most common form of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia and is usually treated successfully by radiofrequency catheter ablation. We report on a 38-year-old woman whose AVNRT attacks occasionally degenerated into polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT). The patient presented with a complaint of(More)