Zehra Ilke Akyildiz

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In this article we report an unusual case of dextrocardia patient with perimembranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) whose defect is closed by percutaneous method with Amplatzer Duct Occluder-II device. To our best knowledge, this was the first time this device has been used to close a membranous defect in a patient with dextrocardia. Our case demonstrates(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have showed an association between psoriasis and cardiovascular (CV) diseases and metabolic syndrome (MS). Assessment of CV risk in patients with psoriasis has become an important issue. Epicardial fat thickness (EFT) is an emerging cardiometabolic risk factor and has been shown to be related to atherosclerosis. EFT has not been(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated our initial experience with percutaneous closure of ventricular septal defects (VSD) in adult patients. STUDY DESIGN Percutaneous closure of VSDs in adult patients was launched in 2007 in our center. This study included the first five patients (3 women, 2 men; mean age 32.6 years; range 17 to 44 years) with a perimembranous (n=4)(More)
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)
We investigated whether the lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) 48 hours after admission is related to 30-day and long-term mortality in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who were treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We evaluated 318 consecutive patients with STEMI who were undergoing primary PCI. The(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated whether left atrial (LA) phasic functions, P-wave dispersion (PWD), and plasma NT-proBNP levels could predict future development of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). METHODS Seventy patients with HCM were evaluated. The LA phasic functions including the LA total emptying volume (LATEV), LA(More)
INTRODUCTION Atrial septal defect (ASD) transcatheter occlusion techniques are now established as the preferred method and have become an alternative to surgery under extracorporeal circulation. In this study, we aimed to present our emergency surgical approach to cases of device embolization due to migration of the atrial septal defect occluder. MATERIAL(More)
BACKGROUND An association between resting heart rate (RHR) and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality has been shown in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to evaluate the RHR and its relationship with clinical variables in outpatients with stable CAD at secondary and tertiary care centers in Turkey. METHODS Adults with stable CAD in(More)