Yakup Cetinkaya

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the protective effect of carvedilol in anthracycline (ANT)-induced cardiomyopathy (CMP). BACKGROUND Despite its broad effectiveness, ANT therapy is associated with ANT-induced CMP. Recent animal studies and experimental observations showed that carvedilol prevented development of CMP due to(More)
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is an important health problem. Cardiac abnormalities may occur in patients with CO poisoning; however, the severity and duration of cardiac abnormalities are not well known. In this study, cardiac structures and function in CO poisoning were evaluated prospectively. Twenty patients were enrolled in the study.(More)
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) still is a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome. SCAD has been observed in three groups of patients: those with coronary atherosclerosis, peripartal women and idiopathic group. SCAD may be associated with some conditions. We report an unusual association: SCAD and pulmonary thromboembolism.
BACKGROUND Although single dose and short-term glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) infusions are known to have positive cardiac effects, the effects of repeated and long-term GIK infusion on left ventricular (LV) systolic function and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels are unknown. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of repeated and long-term GIK(More)
The chronic systemic inflammation and oxidative stress are important features in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Atherosclerosis is accepted as an inflammatory disease. Both local and systemic inflammation and oxidative stress negatively affect the atherosclerotic process. Metabolic alterations, systemic inflammation, and neurohormonal(More)
OBJECTIVE The diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) is an important clinical problem. Ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) has been demonstrated to be a helpful marker in detecting myocardial ischemia. In this study, we have investigated the diagnostic importance of IMA in CAD. METHOD AND RESULTS Fifty patients with chest pain were enrolled in the study.(More)
BACKGROUND The role of Chlamydophila pneumoniae (CP) in the progression of atherosclerosis is controversial. Also no sufficient angiographic study is available about the impact of CP infection on severity and intensity of coronary atherosclerosis. We investigated the relation between CP IgG antibody titers and severity and intensity of coronary(More)
Sbarouni et al. (1) reported on “Ischemia-Modified Albumin [IMA] in Relation to Exercise Stress Testing [EST]” in a previous issue of the Journal. Although the investigators found significant differences in the IMA values at baseline, peak exercise, and after EST, there was no relation between the IMA changes and the result of the EST. The researchers(More)
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