Selen Yurdakul

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AIM The aim of the study was to determine if the tissue Doppler imaging (TDI)-derived myocardial acceleration during isovolumic contraction (IVA) of tricuspid lateral annulus could be used in early detection of RV systolic dysfunction in patients with mitral stenosis (MS), before the clinical signs of systemic venous congestion occur. METHODS One hundred(More)
PURPOSE Right ventricular systolic pressure is crucial for both treatment and prognosis of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. The proper measurement of right ventricular systolic pressure depends on an accurate estimation of right atrial pressure (RAP). There is no standard method for estimating RAP noninvasively. The purpose of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVES Our aim was to evaluate vascular endothelial function assessed by serum asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) concentrations and noninvasive ultrasonographic parameters such as flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) and nitroglycerin-induced dilatation (NID) in mild-to-moderate plaque-type psoriatic patients, as rated by the Psoriasis Area and Severity(More)
PURPOSE Fetuin-A is a multifunctional hepatic secretory protein that inhibits dystrophic vascular and valvular calcification. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship among fetuin-A levels, heart valve calcification and other biomarkers of inflammation in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS The associations among serum fetuin-A(More)
BACKGROUND The contribution of the left atrium (LA) to left ventricular (LV) function increases in myocardial infarction (MI). AIM To evaluate LA function by using volume measurements and a novel strain imaging method, namely velocity vector imaging (VVI), in patients with acute anterior MI. METHODS Twenty-four patients with previous anterior MI (aged(More)
OBJECTIVES Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by recurrent oral and genital ulcerations and ocular lesions. This multisystemic disorder primarily affects the vascular system. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate vascular endothelial function in patients with Behcet' s disease without vascular involvement. STUDY(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative DNA damage was increased in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and correlated with the severity of the disease. Endothelial dysfunction plays a major role in atherosclerotic process. The aim of this study was to explore a relation between oxidative DNA damage and endothelial function in patients with CAD. METHODS Forty(More)
AIM In diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, left ventricular dysfunction is widely evaluated and established by conventional diagnostic methods, whereas right ventricular (RV) function is not as sufficiently evaluated. The aim of this study is to assess the preclinical effects of DM on RV function by using novel Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI)-derived indices. (More)
OBJECTIVES Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is characterized by normal serum free T4 (fT4), free T3 (fT3) levels and increased serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels.The aim of this study was to assess the validity of tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) in evaluating cardiac effects of SH and to demonstrate the improving effects of L-thyroxin(L-T4) on TDI(More)