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PURPOSE The hormone fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF-21) regulates carbohydrate and lipid homeostasis. FGF-21 represents an attractive novel therapy for obesity since administration of FGF-21 has been shown to improve metabolic abnormalities in obese animal models. We investigated FGF-21 and its relationship with epicardial fat thickness (EFT), metabolic(More)
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic cardiovascular disease that predisposes individuals to the development of arrhythmias. The most common sustained arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation (AF). Compared with the general population, patients with HCM are more prone to the development of AF. To avoid embolic complications and the clinical deterioration(More)
AIM Coronary artery anomalies (CAAs) most of the time are detected at birth. The aim of this study was to report the prevalence of CAAs by investigating coronary artery angiography (CAG) images of patients admitted to the authors' hospital, a tertiary healthcare provider. METHODS Images of 16,768 patients who underwent CAG in our hospital were evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) secondary to myocardial iron loading remains the leading cause of death in β-thalassemia major (β-TM) patients. The early diagnosis and treatment of HF in these patients is related to survival. We aimed to evaluate myocardial performance using conventional and tissue Doppler echocardiography and its relation to plasma NT-proBNP(More)
BACKGROUND In patients admitted to outpatient clinics with chest pain, changes in the ST-segments of electrocardiogram (ECG) readings are the most widely used criteria during treadmill ECG tests to determine myocardial ischaemia, despite its poor accuracy. In this study, we evaluated the benefit of combining elongation of P-wave duration (Pdur) and abnormal(More)
A 45-year-old man presented with dyspnea on exertion, fatigue, and cough. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a large apical thrombus in the left ventricle. The laboratory results showed prominent eosinophilia on blood smear, elevated acute phase reactants and D-dimer serum levels. Bone marrow examination showed a Fip1-like platelet-derived growth factor(More)
This study evaluated whether subclinical myocardial dysfunction occurs in first-degree relatives of patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM), using strain echocardiographic imaging, before apparent left ventricular (LV) failure is observed. The study comprised 77 subjects aged 16–63 years who had first-degree relatives with a previous or new(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate whether heart rate variability (HRV) could predict prolonged asystole before head-up tilt table test (HUTT) by comparing time domain HRV parameters of patients with type 2B vasovagal syncope (VVS) and patients with other types of VVS. METHODS Ninety-eight patients who examined with 24-hour Holter electrocardiogram(More)