Zeki Yüksel Günaydin

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BACKGROUND Blood pressure variability (BPV) is a novel parameter related to adverse cardiovascular findings and events, especially in hypertensive patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between short-term BPV and ascending aortic dilatation (AAD). HYPOTHESIS Hypertensive patients with AAD may exhibit higher short-term(More)
It is unclear whether changes in mean platelet volume (MPV) are associated with total mortality in acute coronary syndromes. We investigated whether the change in MPV predicts total mortality in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). We retrospectively analyzed 419 consecutive patients (19 patients were excluded). The(More)
INTRODUCTION The study aimed to investigate the effects of treatment in patients with childhood asthma on the elastic properties of the aorta and cardiovascular risk. METHODS The study was performed in 66 paediatric patients diagnosed with bronchial asthma (BA). All patients were administered the β2 agonist, salbutamol, for seven days, followed by one(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PMBV) has an established role in the treatment of rheumatic mitral stenosis. The study aim was to evaluate the effects of PMBV on left ventricular function in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) by using strain and strain rate imaging modalities. METHODS The study included(More)
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