Tolga Sinan Guvenc

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Transmission electron microscopy was used to the cysts and their walls of Sarcocystis arieticanis within cardiac muscle of naturally infected sheep. The general ultrastructural features of the cysts, previously described by other authors, were confirmed. The cyst walls of S. arieticanis and the size and shape of the protrusions at different locations on the(More)
We describe a case of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with mid-left ventricular obstruction and apical aneurysm containing thrombi where live/real time three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography provided incremental value over two-dimensional echocardiography in assessing the findings.
BACKGROUND Demographic and clinical characteristics and angiographic findings of Turkish patients with coronary artery fistula have been investigated in this study and diagnostic tests and treatment methods used in these patients have also been evaluated in detail. METHODS We have examined the cardiac catheterization laboratory database retrospectively(More)
Cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis has been associated with poor prognosis. We evaluated myocardial contractility quantitatively in a cohort of pulmonary sarcoidosis (PS) patients with and without cardiac involvement. We also studied markers of fibrosis (tenascin-C [Tn-C] and galectin-3 [Gl-3]) as diagnostic tools for PS and cardiac sarcoidosis (CS). Forty(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have shown that obstructive sleep apnea increases incidence of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The high systemic oxidative stress in obstructive sleep apnea has been considered as a major pathogenic mechanism leading to cardiovascular disease. Oxidative stress-related lipid and DNA oxidation in obstructive sleep apnea have(More)
We aimed to investigate the relationship between platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). A total of 2563 patients diagnosed with STEMI and underwent primary pPCI were retrospectively(More)
Copeptin, the C-terminal fragment of antidiuretic hormone (ADH), is a new biomarker that has been found to be elevated in several cardiovascular disorders and is related with prognosis. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea demonstrate a tendency to develop coronary and cerebral atherosclerotic disease. Our aim was to investigate copeptin levels in(More)
PURPOSE Ventricular noncompaction/hypertrabeculation (NC/HT) is a rare form of congenital cardiomyopathy. We aimed to investigate the presence of serum tenascin-C (TN-C) in adult patients with NC/HT and evaluate its value. METHODS AND RESULTS Serum TN-C levels were measured by ELISA in 50 NC/HT patients both with/without systolic dysfunction and in 23(More)
We describe 2 patients with significant aortic paraprosthetic regurgitation who underwent percutaneous closure where live/real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography provided incremental value over two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography.