Sadık Kadri Açıkgöz

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BACKGROUND Increased white blood cell (WBC) count is associated with increased mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We aimed to evaluate predictive value of admission WBC to mean platelet volume (MPV) ratio (WMR) on prognosis in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) for STEMI. (More)
OBJECTIVE In the present study, the association between red cell distribution width (RDW) with functional significance of intermediate coronary artery lesions was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred and forty-six consecutive patients, 168 males and 78 females, who underwent fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement for angiographically(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to determine the impact of ratio of contrast volume to glomerular filtration rate (V/GFR) on development of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) and long-term mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS A total of(More)
Autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis have an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) confers a prothrombotic state and is associated with venous thrombosis, but its association with arterial thrombosis and embolism is not clear. In present report, we introduce a unique case of a 42-year-old woman with RA, who(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the value of monocyte to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio (MHR) in predicting in-hospital and 5-year mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. METHODS A group of 1,598 patients were enrolled and divided into tertiles according to MHR values. The(More)
BACKGROUND Fragmented QRS (fQRS) is an indicator of nonhomogeneous ventricular activity caused by myocardial fibrosis. Aortic stenosis (AS) is known to be a cause of myocardial fibrosis. We aimed to investigate the relationship of fQRS with severity of AS, echocardiographic, and electrocardiographic findings, and development of atrial fibrillation and(More)
Artemisia absinthium, also known as wormwood, is used widely as an herbal medicine. In this report, we introduce an 82-year-old Turkish woman who was treated with warfarin for atrial fibrillation and was hospitalized for gastrointestinal bleeding as a result of extremely elevated international normalized ratio (INR) after consumption of A. absinthium.(More)
Objective Since non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients with totally occluded infarct-related artery (TO-IRA) have worse prognosis, it is important to recognize TO-IRA in NSTEMI. Red cell distribution width (RDW) and mean platelet volume (MPV) are novel markers of inflammation and oxidative stress and were associated with poor(More)
PURPOSE Herbal drug use for cardiovascular disease is frequent and growing rapidly. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of herbal medicine use on medication adherence of cardiology patients. METHODS All patients admitted to the outpatient cardiology clinics, who had been prescribed at least one cardiovascular drug before, were asked to(More)