Ozgul Malcok Gurel

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OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between pericoronary fat and the severity and extent of atherosclerosis, quantified using 64-multidetector computed tomography, in patients with suspected coronary artery disease. METHODS The study population consisted of 131 patients who were clinically referred for noninvasive(More)
We have read the article entitled, " Association between Red Blood Cell Distribution Width (RDW) and Coronary Artery Calcification in Patients Undergoing 64-Multidetector Computed Tomography " by Gürel et al. 1) They aimed to determine whether the RDW measures are associated with the coronary artery calcification score (CACS) in patients who did not present(More)
PURPOSE Saphenous vein graft disease (SVGD), defined as an occlusion of 50% or more of the SVG excluding distal anastomotic occlusion, is an important predictor of morbidity after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Late graft occlusion is a serious complication that often limits the use of the saphenous vein as a coronary bypass graft. Late graft(More)
BACKGROUND Differentiating ischemic (ILVD) from nonischemic left ventricular dysfunction (NILVD) is important prognostically and therapeutically but might be difficult clinically. The differentiating role of electrocardiographic (ECG) features in the presence of left bundle-branch block (LBBB) is debatable on differentiating ILVD from NILVD. OBJECTIVE The(More)
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