Osman Beton

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The current study aimed to evaluate the influence of regular annual influenza vaccinations on cardiovascular (CV) death and heart failure-related hospitalizations (HFrH) in stable outpatients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. The Turkish research team-HF (TREAT-HF) is a network undertaking multicenter, observational cohort studies in HF.(More)
OBJECTIVE Data regarding stroke prevention strategies in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) are limited to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). This study aimed to evaluate real-life stroke prevention strategies for NVAF patients in the era of non-VKA oral anticoagulants (NOACs). METHODS We established a cross-sectional, multicenter, nationwide registry of(More)
During implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation, ventricular defibrillation testing (DFT) is considered a standard procedure. This procedure often requires multiple ventricular fibrillation (VF) inductions. These repeated short episodes of circulatory arrest with global cerebral ischemia may cause neurological damage. In the present study,(More)
BACKGROUND The perioperative use of antithrombotic therapy is associated with increased bleeding risk after cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation. Topical application of tranexamic acid (TXA) is effective in reducing bleeding complications after various surgical operations. However, there is no information regarding local TXA application(More)
BACKGROUND Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation increases cardiac troponin I (cTnI) levels which indicates myocardial injury. During implantation of a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device, balloon inflation for coronary sinus (CS) venogram, cannulation of CS side branch, and electrode advancement may interfere(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we investigated the relationship between the mean platelet volume (MPV) with mortality and heart failure (HF)-related hospitalization in stable chronic HF outpatients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and with sinus rhythm (SR). METHODS This retrospective cohort study included 197 consecutive stable chronic HFrEF outpatients(More)
OBJECTIVE Atherosclerosis leads to increased arterial resistance through thickening and stiffening of the arterial wall, a phenomenon largely known as arterial stiffness. M-mode propagation velocity of the descending thoracic aorta, named aortic velocity propagation (AVP) is a novel method for the measurement of the aortic stiffness. We aimed to investigate(More)
OBJECTIVE Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is very common worldwide. Despite the fact that CO is known to have cardiotoxic effects, as it has non-specific symptoms; cardiotoxicity could easily be overlooked, especially when troponin is not measured. The present study aimed to evaluate the association between troponin I levels and red cell distribution width(More)
Length of stay is the primary driver of heart-failure hospitalization costs. Because cancer antigen 125 has been associated with poor morbidity and mortality rates in heart failure, we investigated the relationship between admission cancer antigen 125 levels and lengths of stay in heart-failure patients. A total of 267 consecutive patients (184 men, 83(More)