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Anatolian Journal of Cardiology

Varun Kumar, Santosh Sinha, Prakash Kumar, Mohammed Razi, Chandra Mohan Verma, Ramesh Thakur, Umeshwar Pandey, Rajpal Singh Bhardwaj, Mohammed Ahmad, R K Bansal, Shalini Gupta
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate the complications, particularly conduction blocks, subsequent morbidity and mortality, and effect of thrombolytic therapy in Indian patients with inferior wall myocardial infarction (IWMI). METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, single-center study conducted at LPS Institute of Cardiology, Kanpur, from December 2011 to May 2014. Patients who presented with typical chest pain and were subsequently diagnosed by standardized diagnostic criteria as having IWMI were enrolled...
October 12, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Asghar Tofighi, Minoo Shirpoor, M H Khadem Ansari, Alireza Shirpoor, Mitra Zerehpoosh
OBJECTIVE: Chronic anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) consumption increases incidence of cardiovascular abnormalities in athletes and mechanisms underlying those abnormalities continue to be investigated. This study examines whether nandrolone consumption induced cardiac and coronary artery wall abnormalities via oxidative stress. It was also designed to determine whether enforced swimming augmented possible cardiotoxic effects of nandrolone in rat heart. METHODS: Twenty-four male Wistar rats were divided into 3 groups: control, nandrolone, and nandrolone with enforced swimming...
October 12, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Ihssane El Bouchikhi, Laila Bouguenouch, Fatima Zohra Moufid, Mohammed Iraqui Houssaini, Khadija Belhassan, Imane Samri, Ayoub Tahri Joutei, Karim Ouldim, Samir Atmani
OBJECTIVE: Secundum atrial septal defect (ASDII) has multifactorial etiology that is combination of environmental (e.g., mother's exposure to toxicity, ethnicity) and genetic causes. Aim of the present study was to screen a Moroccan population with ASDII for NKX2-5 variants and to assess risk factors that may contribute to emergence of the disorder. METHODS: Thirty-two non-syndromic ASDII patients were screened for NKX2-5 variants using direct sequencing of polymerase chain reactionamplified coding regions...
October 12, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Martin Jakl, Robert Sevcik, Ilona Fatorova, Jan M Horacek, Radek Pudil
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess long-term prognostic value of high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HTPR) in patients after acute myocardial infarction (MI) and its association with possible risk factors. METHODS: This prospective, case-control study was an observation of 198 patients who had acute MI. Response to aspirin and clopidogrel was assessed using impedance aggregometry. Patients were divided into groups of adequate response, dual poor responsiveness (DPR), poor responsiveness to aspirin (PRA), and poor responsiveness to clopidogrel (PRC)...
October 5, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Chaoyi Qin, Jun Gu, Ruiqi Liu, Fei Xu, Hong Qian, Qian He, Wei Meng
OBJECTIVE: The present study is an exploration of the dynamic changes of plasma mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid (mtDNA) and inflammatory level in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with acute MI and 33 control participants were included in the study. Blood samples were collected on admission, 12 hours post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), 24 hours post-PCI, and 48 hours post-PCI. White blood cell (WBC) count and Creactive protein (CRP) level were determined...
October 5, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Mustafa Yılmaz, İlyas Atar, Senem Hasırcı, Kadirhan Akyol, Abdullah Tekin, Emir Karaçağlar, Orçun Çiftçi, Haldun Müderrisoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is a major global cause of death. The common approach in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease is to identify patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease. This article analyzes and compares the application of 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guideline and the 2011 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guideline for the management of dyslipidemias for primary prevention in Turkish population...
September 28, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Erkan Yıldırım, Emrah İpek, Işıl Bavunoğlu, Nilgün Yıldırım, Mahir Cengiz, Serap Yavuzer, Hakan Yavuzer, Hayriye Erman, Hafize Uzun
OBJECTIVE: The present study compared the unfavorable effects of protein oxidation and deoxyribonucleic acid damage on patients with white coat hypertension (WCH), sustained hypertension (HT), and normotensives. METHODS: Participants were allocated into 3 groups: 40 healthy controls, 36 patients with WCH, and 40 patients with sustained HT. Patients with risk factors for atherosclerosis, endocrine diseases, alcoholism, or masked hypertension were excluded. Plasma level of protein carbonyl (PCO), ischemia modified albumin (IMA), total thiol (T-SH), prooxidant-antioxidant balance (PAB), advanced protein oxidation products (AOPPs), and urinary level of 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) were measured and relationship between these oxidative stress parameters and WCH and sustained HT was analyzed...
September 28, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem, Sefa Ünal, Tolga Han Efe, Burak Açar, Çağrı Yayla, Mevlüt Serdar Kuyumcu, Özgür Kırbaş, Cemal Köseoğlu, Mehmet Kadri Akboğa, Kadriye Gayretli Yayla, Serkan Gökaslan, Sinan Aydoğdu
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies revealed the relationship between stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and serum adropin level, but this relationship has not been investigated in patients with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). The present study is an analysis of the relationship between adropin and severity of CAD assessed based on SYNTAX score in patients with NSTEMI. METHODS: A total of 109 participants, 80 patients with NSTEMI and 29 healthy individuals, were prospectively enrolled in the study...
September 28, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Sadettin Selçuk Baysal, Bahar Pirat, Kaan Okyay, Uğur Abbas Bal, Melek Zekiye Uluçam, Derya Öztuna, Haldun Müderrisoğlu
OBJECTIVE: We examined the change in apelin concentration and its relationship with left ventricular diastolic function in patients treated for hypertension. METHODS: Ninety treatment-naive patients with newly diagnosed hypertension and 33 age- and sex-matched control subjects were prospectively enrolled. Patients with hypertension were randomized to treatment either with telmisartan 80 mg or amlodipine 10 mg. Apelin concentration was measured and echocardiography was performed at baseline and after 1 month of treatment...
September 5, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Altan Onat, Servet Altay, Murat Yüksel, Yusuf Karadeniz, Günay Can, Hüsniye Yüksel, Evin Ademoğlu
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the possible association of serum acylation stimulating protein (ASP) with cardiometabolic disorders and the evidence of autoimmune activation. METHODS: Population-based randomly selected 1024 participants were cross-sectionally and prospectively analyzed. ASP concentrations were measured with a validated ELISA kit. Correlations were sought separately in subjects with no cardiometabolic disorders (n=427) designated as "healthy." RESULTS: ASP was positively correlated with total testosterone and inversely correlated with platelet activating factor (PAF), PAF-acetylhydrolase (AH), in each gender, and positively correlated in "healthy" men with lipoprotein [Lp](a) and apolipoprotein B...
September 2, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Nazmi Narin, Özge Pamukçu, Ali Baykan, Mustafa Argun, Abdullah Özyurt, Adnan Bayram, Kazım Üzüm
OBJECTIVE: Our hypothesis was that percutaneous PDA closure in babies less than 2 kg was a safe and effective method. The aim of this study is to share our experience in transcatheter PDA closure in infants whose body weight is less than 2 kg in order to support our hypothesis. METHODS: Between July 1997 and October 2014, 382 percutaneous PDA closures were done in our center. Nineteen patients who weighed less than 2 kg were included in this retrospectively study...
September 2, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Sinan Altan Kocaman, Oben Baysan, Mustafa Çetin, Tuğba Kayhan Altuner, Ezgi Polat Ocaklı, Murtaza Emre Durakoğlugil, Turan Erdoğan, Mustafa Remzi Karaoğuz
OBJECTIVE: Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is reliable marker of subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events. Until today, there was no study that investigated whether epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), which is a surrogate for lipid depot in a special visceral tissue or circulating lipids, is more important for CIMT and atherosclerotic plaque. METHODS: Our study, having cross-sectional and prospective observational design, included 252 patients who were admitted to our outpatient clinic...
August 23, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Cao Xiaojing, Li Yanfang, Guo Yanqing, Cao Fangfang
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have shown that activation of the immune system, inflammatory cell infiltration, and activation of inflammatory mediators play an important role in the development of heart failure. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether cardiac function can be improved by regulating the balance of lymphocyte subsets and cytokines. METHODS: Ninety-six patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) who were older than 60 years were randomly divided into two groups: CHF testing group (CHFT) received regular therapy and thymopentin (2 mg thymopentin per day, 15th as a course, three courses in total)...
August 23, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Servet Altay, Hüseyin Altuğ Çakmak, Tuğba Kemaloğlu Öz, Fatma Özpamuk Karadeniz, Ayça Türer, Hatice Betül Erer, Gülen Feyzan Kılıç, İbrahim Keleş, Günay Can, Mehmet Eren
OBJECTIVE: A predictive role of serum Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) for short-term adverse cardiovascular events including mortality in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was reported in recent studies. The aim of the study was to investigate long-term prognostic significance of serum PTX3 in an AMI with 5-year follow-up period in this study. METHODS: In this prospective study, 140 patients, who were admitted to the emergency department between January 2011 and December 2011 with acute chest pain and/or dyspnea and diagnosed with AMI and 60 healthy controls were included...
August 2, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Çetin Lütfi Baydar, Minel Özen
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July 31, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Yüksel Çavuşoğlu, Mehdi Zoghi, Mehmet Eren, Evin Bozçalı, Güliz Kozdağ, Tunay Şentürk, Güray Alicik, Korhan Soylu, İbrahim Sarı, Rida Berilgen, Ahmet Temizhan, Erkan Gencer, Ahmet Lütfü Orhan, Veli Polat, Aysel Aydın Kaderli, Meryem Aktoz, Halit Zengin, Mehmet Aksoy, Mehmet Timur Selçuk, Oktay Ergene, Özlem Soran
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and feasibility of an enhanced heart failure (HF) education with a 6-month telephone follow- up program in post-discharge ambulatory HF patients. METHODS: The Hit-Point trial was a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of enhanced HF education with a 6-month telephone follow-up program (EHFP) vs routine care (RC) in patients with HF and reduced ejection fraction. A total of 248 patients from 10 centers in various geographical areas were randomized: 125 to EHFP and 123 to RC...
July 26, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Zeki Öngen
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October 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Şule Özbilgin, Bahar Kuvaki, Volkan Hancı, Gamze Ungur, Onur Tu Tu Ncu, Merve Koca, Şule Akın, Agah Certuğ
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October 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Serap Şimşek Yavuz, Ezgi Özbek, Seniha Başaran, Bekir Çelebi, Ebru Yılmaz, Murat Başaran, Berrin Umman, Haluk Eraksoy
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October 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
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