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Anatolian Journal of Cardiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811393/analysis-of-geographical-variations-in-the-epidemiology-and-management-of-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-the-ramses-registry
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Volkan Doğan, Özcan Başaran, Murat Biteker, Fatma Özpamuk Karadeniz, Ahmet İlker Tekkesin, Yasin Çakıllı, Ceyhan Türkkan, Mehmet Hamidi, Vahit Demir, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Müjgan Tek Öztürk, Gökhan Aksan, Sabri Seyis, Mehmet Ballı, Mehmet Hayri Alıcı, Serdar Bozyel, Cevat Kırma
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the differences in terms of demographic characteristics and preferred stroke prevention strategies for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation living in seven geographical regions of Turkey. METHODS: In total, 6273 patients were enrolled to this prospective, observational RAMSES study. The patients were divided into seven groups based on the geographical region of residence. RESULTS: In terms of the geographical distribution of the overall Turkish population, the highest number of patients were enrolled from Marmara (1677, 26...
August 11, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811392/role-of-sympathetic-cotransmitter-galanin-on-autonomic-balance-in-heart-failure-an-active-player-or-a-bystander
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Demet Özkaramanlı Gür, Miray Sağbaş, Aydın Akyüz, Savaş Güzel, Şeref Alpsoy, Niyazi Güler
OBJECTIVE: Galanin, a cotransmitter similar to neuropeptide Y (NPY), aggravates autonomic imbalance in systolic heart failure (HF) by attenuating vagal tonus after burst sympathetic activity. In animal HF models, galanin antagonists have improved cardiac function. To determine whether galanin is a promising therapeutic target in HF, we studied its concentrations in HF patients and evaluated its correlation with NPY, markers of humoral activity such as pro-BNP and copeptin, and echocardiographic parameters of HF severity...
August 11, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811391/cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-lead-extraction-using-the-lead-locking-device-system-keeping-it-simple-safe-and-inexpensive-with-mechanical-tools-and-local-anesthesia
#3
Antonis S Manolis, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Sofia Metaxa, Spyridon Koulouris, Dimitris Tsiachris
OBJECTIVE: We have previously reported our successful approach for percutaneous cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) lead extraction using inexpensive tools, which we have continued over the years. Herein we report the results of the systematic use of a unique stylet, the lead-locking device (LLD), which securely locks the entire lead lumen, aided with non-powered telescoping sheaths in 54 patients to extract 98 CIED leads. METHODS: This prospective observational clinical study included 38 men and 16 women aged 68...
August 11, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782750/homocysteine-enhances-the-predictive-value-of-the-grace-risk-score-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Yan Fan, Jianjun Wang, Sumei Zhang, Zhaofei Wan, Dong Zhou, Yanhong Ding, Qinli He, Ping Xie
OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to investigate whether the addition of homocysteine level to the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score enhances its predictive value for clinical outcomes in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: A total of 1143 consecutive patients with STEMI were included in this prospective cohort study. Homocysteine was detected, and the GRACE score was calculated. The predictive power of the GRACE score alone or combined with homocysteine was assessed by the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis, methods of net reclassification improvement (NRI) and integrated discrimination improvement (IDI)...
August 4, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777097/clinical-utility-of-early-use-of-tolvaptan-in-very-elderly-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Hiroki Niikura, Raisuke Iijima, Hitoshi Anzai, Norihiro Kogame, Ryo Fukui, Hiroki Takenaka, Nobuyuki Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: The establishment of an optimal strategy for elderly patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is currently an important issue. Particularly in very elderly (VE) patients, ADHF is associated with a poor prognosis. We therefore aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the early use of tolvaptan (TLV) in VE patients. METHODS: Of 245 patients with ADHF admitted between March 2013 and July 2014, we prospectively enrolled 111 patients with TLV first administered within 24 h of hospitalization...
August 2, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777096/beam-projections-and-radiation-exposure-in-transradial-and-transfemoral-approaches-during-coronary-angiography
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Ali Tarighatnia, Amirhossien Mohammadalian, Morteza Ghojazade, Leili Pourafkari, Alireza Farajollahi
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the operator and patient radiation exposure in standard projections during elective diagnostic coronary angiography procedures via transradial (TRA) versus transfemoral (TFA) approaches. METHODS: In this analytical cross-sectional study, a total of 202 consecutive patients who were candidates for diagnostic coronary angiography were randomized to undergo the procedure via TFA or TRA approaches (101 in each group). Patients with abnormal Allen test and history of coronary artery bypass surgery, valvular heart disease, and unsuccessful coronary angiography were excluded from the study...
August 2, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777095/pcsk-9-gain-of-function-mutations-r496w-and-d374y-and-clinical-cardiovascular-characteristics-in-a-cohort-of-turkish-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Esra Kaya, Meral Kayıkçıoğlu, Aslı Tetik Vardarlı, Zuhal Eroğlu, Serdar Payzın, Levent Can
OBJECTIVE: The molecular basis of the mutations in the PCSK9 gene that produces familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in the Turkish population is unknown. This study was conducted to determine the presence of four different PCSK9 gain-of-function (GOF) mutations (F216L, R496W, S127R, and D374Y) in a group of patients with FH. METHODS: A total of 80 consecutive patients with FH (mean age: 56±11 years; mean maximum LDL cholesterol: 251±76 mg/dL) were included in the study...
August 2, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761023/a-comparison-of-the-in-vivo-neoendothelialization-and-wound-healing-processes-of-three-atrial-septal-defect-occluders-used-during-childhood-in-a-nonrandomized-prospective-trial
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Derya Aydın Şahin, Osman Başpınar, Ayşe Sülü, Tekin Karslıgil, Seval Kul
OBJECTIVE: We prospectively investigated the neoendothelialization of transcatheter secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) closure in children receiving one of three different occluders. METHODS: Transcatheter ASD closure was performed for 44 children. The patients were divided into three groups: group I: Amplatzer, group II: Lifetech CeraFlex, and group III: Occlutech Figulla Flex II septal occluder. The data were prospectively analyzed. Markers of the three phases of wound healing were studied in all patients before and on the 1st and 10th days and 1st month post intervention...
July 25, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761022/vagal-denervation-in-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-a-comprehensive-review
#9
Tolga Aksu, Tümer Erdem Güler, Ferit Onur Mutluer, Mehmet Ali Oto
Although pulmonary vein isolation is accepted as an established interventional treatment in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF), alternative modalities are being investigated because of the high recurrence rates of nonparoxysmal forms. One of the alternative ablation approaches is ablation or modification of vagal ganglionated plexi (VGP). The technique has not only been used in vagally mediated AF but also investigated in paroxysmal and nonparoxysmal AF. Clinical studies demonstrate significant discrepancy related with detection of VGP sites or ablation targets and definition of procedurel end-points, so far...
July 25, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761021/prognostic-role-of-soluble-suppression-of-tumorigenicity-2-on-cardiovascular-mortality-in-outpatients-with-heart-failure
#10
İbrahim Gül, Oğuzhan Yücel, Abdullah Zararsız, Özlem Demirpençe, Hasan Yücel, Ali Zorlu, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz
OBJECTIVE: Soluble suppression of tumorigenicity-2 (sST2), a member of the interleukin 1 receptor family, is increased in mechanical stress conditions and is produced by cardiomyocytes and cardiac fibroblasts. Elevated sST2 level is associated with the prognosis of acute coronary syndrome, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and acute and chronic heart failure (HF). In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between sST2 levels and cardiovascular mortality in outpatients with HF...
July 25, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761020/changes-in-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratios-in-postcardiac-arrest-patients-treated-with-targeted-temperature-management
#11
Kazım Başer, Hatice Duygu Baş, Pavan Attaluri, Terrance Rodrigues, Jacob Nichols, Kennetht Nugen
OBJECTIVE: The prognostic value of changes in neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratios (NLR) in cardiac arrest survivors receiving targeted temperature management (TTM) is unknown. The current study investigated NLR in postcardiac arrest (PCA) patients undergoing TTM. METHODS: This retrospective single-center study included 95 patients (59 males, age: 55.0±17.0 years) with in-hospital and out-of-hospital cardiac arrests who underwent TTM for PCA syndrome within 6 h of cardiac arrest...
July 25, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761019/effects-of-trimetazidine-on-mitochondrial-respiratory-function-biosynthesis-and-fission-fusion-in-rats-with-acute-myocardial-ischemia
#12
Wen Shi, Wenfeng Shangguan, Yue Zhang, Can Li, Guangping Li
OBJECTIVE: Myocardial ischemia affects mitochondrial functions, leading to ionic imbalance and susceptibility to ventricular fibrillation. Trimetazidine, a metabolic agent, is clinically used in anti-anginal therapy. METHODS: In this study, the rats were orally treated by gavage with trimetazidine 10 mg/kg/d for 7 days, and the effects of trimetazidine on mitochondrial respiratory function, biosynthesis, and fission/fusion in rats with acute myocardial ischemia were evaluated...
July 25, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761018/dynamic-thiol-disulphide-homeostasis-as-a-novel-indicator-of-oxidative-stress-in-obese-children-and-its-relationship-with-inflammatory-cardiovascular-markers
#13
Bahri Elmas, Mehmet Karacan, Pınar Dervişoğlu, Mustafa Kösecik, Şükriye Pınar İşgüven, Ceylan Bal
OBJECTIVE: Childhood obesity is an important cause of cardiovascular risk with chronic inflammation. Oxidative stress may contribute to the pathogenesis of obesity-related cardiovascular pathologies. We aimed to evaluate thiol/disulphide homeostasis as a novel and sensitive marker of oxidative stress and to evaluate its relationship with some inflammatory and cardiovascular markers in obese children. METHODS: In this case-controlled study, 65 children with exogenous obesity and 64 healthy children, as a control group, were included...
July 25, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883311/patients-knowledge-and-perspectives-on-vitamin-k-antagonists-for-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-implications-for-treatment-quality
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LETTER
Marija Polovina, Dijana Djikic, Ana Vlajkovic, Matej Vilotijevic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883310/author-s-reply
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LETTER
Kadriye Terzioğlu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883309/preventing-kounis-syndrome-by-stent-implantation-a-reciprocal-process
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LETTER
Nicholas G Kounis, Ioanna Koniari, Nicholas Patsouras, George Hahalis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883308/successful-management-of-iatrogenic-retrograde-dissection-into-the-aortic-root
#17
Kadir Uğur Mert, Gurbet Özge Mert, Rafet Dizman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883307/tolvaptan-in-the-very-elderly-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-a-therapeutic-option-worth-of-consideration
#18
EDITORIAL
Gjin Ndrepepa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883306/editorial-issue-september-2017
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EDITORIAL
Adnan Abacı
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883305/cor-calcium-heart-trapped-in-a-pericardial-cage
#20
Yalçın Velibey, Sinan Şahin, Tolga Sinan Güvenç, Tolga Onuk
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September 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
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