Omer Gedikli

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We designed this study to evaluate the diameters of the aorta and its major branches in patients who had coronary ectasia. We assigned 80 patients (mean age, 57 +/- 11 yr) with isolated coronary artery ectasia to the study group and 25 patients (mean age, 54 +/- 10 yr) without structural or coronary arterial disease to the control group. All patients(More)
BACKGROUND There is an increasing evidence linking inflammation to some cardiovascular conditions, such as coronary artery disease and hypertension. Similarly, there is emerging data to support the association between inflammation and atrial fibrillation (AF). We also investigated the role of systemic inflammation in different categories of AF. METHODS(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the angiographic predictors of exercise induced ischemia in patients with isolated coronary ectasia. We have prospectively analysed coronary angiograms of 1521 consecutive patients undergoing cardiac catheterisation. The overall incidence of coronary ectasia was 6.7% (102 patients). Forty-six patients (3%) with(More)
Non-atherosclerotic coronary artery aneurysms are rare and most of them remain asymptomatic. We report a case who has a giant circumflex coronary artery aneurysm with fistulisation into the coronary sinus. The patient presents with dyspnea and palpitation due to atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response. The diagnostic contributions of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether histopathological changes of chorda tympani might exist in patients with chronic otitis media without facial paralysis. STUDY DESIGN The study was designed as a prospective trial. METHODS Twenty of 107 patients with chronic otitis media, in whom the chorda tympani were injured inadvertently during middle ear surgery,(More)
BACKGROUND The diagonal ear-lobe crease (ELC) has been suggested as a simple marker of cardiovascular disease in the general population. There is no knowledge concerning the relation between carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), an index of subclinical atherosclerosis, and diagonal ELC. The aim of our study was to assess this relation. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Cushing's Syndrome (CS) is associated with excess and premature cardiovascular disease. Endothelial dysfunction is the initiating event in the development of atherosclerosis. Endothelial function is assessed by flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of brachial artery. The aim of this study was to assess FMD in patients with CS. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVE The incidence of paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence is high and unpredictable. In this study, a novel noninvasive method that was thought to reflect the interatrial conduction time was investigated to predict AF recurrence. This method was on the basis of the measurement of time interval from initiation of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of propafenone in the prevention of atrial fibrillation (AF) relapse after restoration of sinus rhythm. METHODS This study consisted of 110 consecutive patients with recent onset and persistent AF. After restoration of sinus rhythm, patients were randomized to propafenone (n: 58,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the causes of bone conduction threshold impairment associated with middle ear pathoses and the factors influencing improvement in bone conduction threshold after tympanoplasty. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING The records of 98 consecutive patients with unilateral chronic otitis media who underwent tympanoplasty were reviewed.(More)