Sadik Kadri Açikgoz

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The present study aimed to investigate the long-term effects of transradial procedures on the radial artery diameter and vasodilator properties. The study included a total of 35 patients (28 males and 7 females) who underwent left transradial coronary angiography with an appropriate indication. The radial artery diameters were measured before and after(More)
The SYNTAX score (SXscore) is an anatomic scoring system based on coronary angiography (CA) that not only quantifies lesion severity and complexity but also predicts poor cardiovascular outcomes, including mortality, in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Recent studies have shown that platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is associated with worse(More)
BACKGROUND Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is associated with significantly increased morbidity and mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are at higher risk for CIN. N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is closely linked to the prognosis as a strong predictor of both short-(More)
We investigated the relationship between red cell distribution width (RDW) and contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients (aged 61 ± 12, 69% men) with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Consecutive patients diagnosed with ACS (n = 662) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were included in the study. Patients were divided into 2 groups: CIN(More)
N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels are associated with short- and long-term mortality in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We investigated whether baseline NT-proBNP levels are associated with burden of coronary atherosclerosis assessed by SYNTAX score (SXScore). We enrolled 509 patients with ACS who underwent coronary angiography. The(More)
Although the CHA2DS2-VASc score has been initially recommended for the assessment of the risk of thromboembolic event in patients with atrial fibrillation, in recent years, it is used to predict adverse outcomes in various cardiovascular diseases. However, little is known about its predictive value for coronary atherosclerotic burden in patients with acute(More)
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) is associated with improved prognosis in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, no-reflow phenomenon limits the benefit of revascularization and predicts adverse outcomes. The specific mechanism for its occurrence is still not entirely clear, and it is believed at present(More)
BACKGROUND Fibrinogen is related to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The inflammatory process in atherosclerosis may cause an increase in plasma fibrinogen level. Therefore, in this study we proposed to investigate whether plasma fibrinogen is associated with the patency of saphenous vein graft in patients at least 1 year after coronary artery bypass(More)
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