Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz

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  1. ncbi request reprint Fine vs. coarse atrial fibrillation: which one is more risky?
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Sivas, Turkey
    Cardiology 107:193-6. 2007
  2. pmc Searching for an ideal hemodynamic marker to predict short-term outcome in cardiogenic shock
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, 58140, Sivas, Turkey
    Crit Care 13:1013. 2009
  3. pmc In vivo and in vitro evidence for pleiotropic effects of levosimendan in the intensive care setting
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Crit Care 15:182. 2011
  4. pmc Renal effects of levosimendan: a consensus report
    Mehmet B Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 27:581-90. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Comparative effects of levosimendan and dobutamine on right ventricular function in patients with biventricular heart failure
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, L Blok Daire 1, 58140 Sivas, Turkey
    Heart Vessels 24:16-21. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Impact of beta-blockers on sleep in patients with mild hypertension: a randomized trial between nebivolol and metoprolol
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Adv Ther 25:871-83. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Levosimendan improves renal function in patients with acute decompensated heart failure: comparison with dobutamine
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine, 584140, Sivas, Turkey
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 21:431-5. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of mean platelet volume in triagging acute coronary syndromes
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University, School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 26:49-54. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Sleep quality among relatively younger patients with initial diagnosis of hypertension: dippers versus non-dippers
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Sivas, Turkey
    Blood Press 16:101-5. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Plasma CA-125 level is related to both sides of the heart: a retrospective analysis
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Sivas, Turkey
    Int J Cardiol 149:80-2. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Fine vs. coarse atrial fibrillation: which one is more risky?
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Sivas, Turkey
    Cardiology 107:193-6. 2007
    ..It is identified by two types on surface electrocardiogram as fine and coarse AF. We aimed to search the association of subtypes of AF with clinical parameters...
  2. pmc Searching for an ideal hemodynamic marker to predict short-term outcome in cardiogenic shock
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, 58140, Sivas, Turkey
    Crit Care 13:1013. 2009
    ..Continuous monitoring of hemodynamic markers may have a role in prediction of outcomes...
  3. pmc In vivo and in vitro evidence for pleiotropic effects of levosimendan in the intensive care setting
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Crit Care 15:182. 2011
    ....
  4. pmc Renal effects of levosimendan: a consensus report
    Mehmet B Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 27:581-90. 2013
    ..As an example, a study is shortly to commence to assess the role of levosimendan for the prevention of acute organ dysfunction in sepsis (LeoPARDS). ..
  5. doi request reprint Comparative effects of levosimendan and dobutamine on right ventricular function in patients with biventricular heart failure
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, L Blok Daire 1, 58140 Sivas, Turkey
    Heart Vessels 24:16-21. 2009
    ..Levosimendan seems to offer more beneficial effects compared to dobutamine in a specific group of patients with biventricular failure...
  6. doi request reprint Impact of beta-blockers on sleep in patients with mild hypertension: a randomized trial between nebivolol and metoprolol
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Adv Ther 25:871-83. 2008
    ..Various aspects of sleep are negatively affected by beta-blockers. We compared the impact of two beta-blockers, metoprolol succinate (extended release) and nebivolol, on sleep quality in patients with stage 1 hypertension...
  7. ncbi request reprint Levosimendan improves renal function in patients with acute decompensated heart failure: comparison with dobutamine
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine, 584140, Sivas, Turkey
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 21:431-5. 2007
    ..This study was conducted to investigate the effects of levosimendan (L) and dobutamine (D) on renal function in patients hospitalized with decompensated heart failure (HF)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of mean platelet volume in triagging acute coronary syndromes
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University, School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 26:49-54. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Sleep quality among relatively younger patients with initial diagnosis of hypertension: dippers versus non-dippers
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Sivas, Turkey
    Blood Press 16:101-5. 2007
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Plasma CA-125 level is related to both sides of the heart: a retrospective analysis
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Sivas, Turkey
    Int J Cardiol 149:80-2. 2011
    ..CA-125 is an old marker, recently shown to be associated with systolic heart failure. We aimed to search for factors influencing its plasma level...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prescription patterns in patients with systolic heart failure at hospital discharge: why beta blockers are underprescribed or prescribed at low dose in real life?
    M B Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University, School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Int J Clin Pract 61:225-30. 2007
    ..35 +/- 7%, p = 0.023). There exist several factors associated with underuse of this highly recommended medication in patients with HF...
  12. ncbi request reprint Herbals in cardiovascular practice: are physicians neglecting anything?
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Sivas, Turkey
    Int J Cardiol 122:48-51. 2007
    ..Since, it is important to consider patients' needs and believes to prevent breaking off the relationship of patients and physicians, we conducted a survey on patients admitted to our outpatient Cardiology department...
  13. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of levosimendan in patients with chronic heart failure: Does rhythm matter?
    Osman Can Yontar
    Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 10:310-6. 2010
    ..Heart failure induces AF, AF aggravates HF and therefore they generally coexist. We conducted a study to investigate if there is any differential effect of Levosimendan in HF patients with chronic AF and without AF...
  14. ncbi request reprint Relation of coronary collateral vessel development in patients with a totally occluded right coronary artery to the metabolic syndrome
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Am J Cardiol 97:636-9. 2006
    ..993, 95% CI 1.541 to 5.813, p = 0.001) were independent predictors of angiographically determined poor CCs. In conclusion, MS seems to be independently associated with poor CCs in patients with an occluded right coronary artery...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of levosimendan in patients with severe systolic heart failure and worsening renal function
    Ali Zorlu
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Arq Bras Cardiol 98:537-43. 2012
    ..It was recently shown that levosimendan is beneficial in improving renal function. However, it remains to be established that the beneficial effect is differentially related to renal status during index event...
  16. doi request reprint Increased γ-glutamyl transferase levels predict early mortality in patients with acute pulmonary embolism
    Ali Zorlu
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine 58140, Sivas, Turkey
    Am J Emerg Med 30:908-15. 2012
    ..However, its role in acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is unknown. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between GGT and early mortality in patients with acute PE...
  17. doi request reprint Relationship between red cell distribution width and right ventricular dysfunction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Isa Sincer
    Department of Cardiology, Gaziantep State Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey
    Heart Lung 41:238-43. 2012
    ..Here we attempted to test whether RDW could provide an early marker of RV failure in patients with COPD...
  18. doi request reprint Usefulness of parathyroid hormone as a predictor of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
    Hakan Altay
    Department of Cardiology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey
    Biomarkers 17:447-54. 2012
    ..To investigate the relation between parathyroid hormone (PTH) and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HF-PEF) in outpatients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comparison of myocardial performance index versus ratio of isovolumic contraction time/ejection time in left ventricular systolic dysfunction
    Ahmet Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
    Adv Ther 24:1061-7. 2007
    ..796; P<.001). The study reported here clearly demonstrates the noninferiority of the ratio of IVCT/LVET to MPI and the possibility of its substitution for MPI in the evaluation of LV systolic function...
  20. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of tumor markers CA-125 and CEA in acute myocardial infarction
    Kenan Yalta
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
    Adv Ther 23:1052-9. 2006
    ..Regardless of the presence of pulmonary hypertension, elevations in CA-125 during myocardial infarction were significantly correlated with the severity of left ventricular systolic dysfunction on transthoracic echocardiography...
  21. ncbi request reprint Initial syncope associated with alternating attacks of supraventricular tachycardia and atrioventricular block long after surgical correction of tricuspid atresia
    Kenan Yalta
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
    Cardiol J 15:186-8. 2008
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  22. doi request reprint The relationship between D-dimer level and the development of atrial fibrillation in patients with systolic heart failure
    Ali Zorlu
    Department of Cardiology, Bulanık State Hospital, MUS, Turkey
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 33:343-8. 2012
    ..019, P = 0.006), and right ventricular dilatation (HR = 8.676, P = 0.003) were associated with an increased risk of new-onset AF. In conclusion, D-dimer could predict development of AF in patients with hospitalized systolic HF...
  23. ncbi request reprint Relationship between HbA₁c and coronary flow rate in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and angiographically normal coronary arteries
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Medicine Faculty of Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
    Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 38:405-10. 2010
    ..We examined the relationship between glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level and coronary flow rate in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and angiographically normal coronary arteries...
  24. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of significant coronary artery involvement in patients with peripheral artery disease
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Coron Artery Dis 17:529-32. 2006
    ..We aimed to examine the association of metabolic syndrome with the angiographically shown coronary artery involvement in patients with peripheral artery disease...
  25. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of levosimendan and dobutamine on QRS duration in patients with heart failure
    Osman Can Yontar
    Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Sivas Turkey
    Arq Bras Cardiol 95:738-42. 2010
    ..Structural changes in the left ventricle may lead to asynchronous contraction, causing conduction delay and a prolonged QRS on the surface electrocardiogram...
  26. ncbi request reprint The severity of ST segment elevation in acute inferior myocardial infarction: does it predict the presence of a proximal culprit lesion along the right coronary artery course?
    Alim Erdem
    Department of Cardiology, Medical Faculty, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 7:189-90. 2007
    ..This study was conducted to investigate the possible relation between the severity of ST segment elevation and the proximity of the culprit lesion along the right coronary artery (RCA) course in AIMI...
  27. ncbi request reprint The effect of collateral circulation on left ventricular systolic function
    Filiz Karadas
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
    Coron Artery Dis 18:169-73. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effect of coronary collateral circulation on left ventricular systolic function in coronary artery disease...
  28. ncbi request reprint Acute heart failure and near-syncope associated with giant left atrial ball thrombus occluding left ventricular inflow tract
    Kenan Yalta
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas 58100, Turkey
    Eur J Echocardiogr 9:86-7. 2008
    ..The case presented here suffered acute diastolic heart failure and near-syncope due to obstruction of the LVIT above the mitral orifice by a giant LABT...
  29. ncbi request reprint Heart rate turbulence: an additional parameter in determining the need for mechanical relief of mitral stenosis?
    Kenan Yalta
    Cumhuriyet University, Department of Cardiology, Sivas, Turkey
    J Heart Valve Dis 16:255-9. 2007
    ..The study aim was to investigate the relationship between HRT and isolated acquired mitral stenosis (MS) on the basis of symptoms considered important in prognosis and for determining mechanical relief of the stenotic valve...
  30. doi request reprint Usefulness of admission red cell distribution width as a predictor of early mortality in patients with acute pulmonary embolism
    Ali Zorlu
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University Medical School, Sivas, Turkey
    Am J Cardiol 109:128-34. 2012
    ..In conclusion, high RDW was associated with worse hemodynamic parameters, and RDW seems to aid in the risk stratification of patients with acute PE...
  31. doi request reprint The relationship between mean pulmonary artery pressure and quality of life in patients with mitral stenosis
    Ali Zorlu
    Department of Cardiology, Sivas State Hospital, Sivas, Turkey dralizorlu gmail com
    Cardiology 119:170-5. 2011
    ..We aimed to evaluate echocardiography-guided hemodynamic determinants of quality of life (QoL) via the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form (SF-36) questionnaire in patients with mild to moderate mitral stenosis (MS)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular outflow tract myxoma accompanied by dextrocardia with situs inversus: a case report
    Kenan Yalta
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, 58100, Turkey
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 23:329-32. 2007
    ..The case presented here was diagnosed as having dextrocardia with situs inversus and concomitant left ventricular outflow tract myxoma which has been very rarely encountered, particularly consistent with the scarcity of reported cases...
  33. ncbi request reprint Atrial natriuretic peptide predicts impaired atrial remodeling and occurrence of late postoperative atrial fibrillation after surgery for symptomatic aortic stenosis
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
    Cardiology 105:207-12. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine the association between atrial NP (ANP) and late postoperative AF after surgery for AS along with temporal changes in plasma ANP levels and left atrial (LA) volumes...
  34. ncbi request reprint The left anterior descending artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva: a case report
    Ahmet Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
    Adv Ther 24:178-81. 2007
    ..The patient in the case presented here was found to have a left anterior descending artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva - a situation that is very rarely encountered...
  35. ncbi request reprint Clinical importance of elevated CK-MB and troponin I levels in congestive heart failure
    Ahmet Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
    Adv Ther 23:1060-7. 2006
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Usefulness of admission matrix metalloproteinase 9 as a predictor of early mortality after cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest patients
    Kenan Ahmet Turkdogan
    Department of Emergency, Cumhuriyet University Medical School, Sivas, Turkey
    Am J Emerg Med 30:1804-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between admission MMP-9 level and early mortality in CA patients...
  37. doi request reprint The product of eGFR and hemoglobin may help predict mortality in systolic heart failure patients without severe anemia and renal failure
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Medicine Faculty of Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
    Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 40:9-15. 2012
    ..We aimed to investigate whether product of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and hemoglobin (Hb) predicts outcomes in patients with HF...
  38. doi request reprint [Acute results of percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty]
    Sule Korkmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Heart Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 39:137-42. 2011
    ..We aimed to analyze acute clinical, echocardiographic, and hemodynamic results and long-term event-free survival of percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMBV) in the treatment of hemodynamically significant mitral stenosis (MS)...
  39. doi request reprint Role of CA-125 in identification of right ventricular failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Clin Cardiol 34:244-8. 2011
    ..Hence, early recognition might be important for tailoring therapy. An old biomarker, CA-125, seems to be associated with the right heart. We aimed to show the relationship between CA-125 levels and RV failure in patients with COPD...
  40. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome negatively impacts early patency of saphenous vein grafts
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Coron Artery Dis 17:41-4. 2006
    ..We examined whether there was any negative effect of metabolic syndrome on saphenous vein graft patency in a relatively short term (< or =5 years)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Dronedarone: a promising alternative for the management of atrial fibrillation
    Kenan Yalta
    Cardiology Department, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, 58100, Turkey
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 23:385-93. 2009
    ..Several molecules are being developed for the management of AF. However, only a few novel agents confer promising results with respect to safety and efficacy issues in the major studies...
  42. doi request reprint Coronary collaterals in obese patients: impact of metabolic syndrome
    Hatice Sasmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital, Cardiology Clinic, Ankara, Turkey
    Angiology 60:164-8. 2009
    ..043, B = 1.8). Metabolic syndrome appears to influence the development of coronary collaterals among obese patients with stable coronary artery disease...
  43. ncbi request reprint Relationship between parathyroid hormone and depression in heart failure
    Hakan Altay
    Department of Cardiology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey
    Arq Bras Cardiol 99:915-23. 2012
    ..Depression has been found to be a predictor of rehospitalization and mortality in heart failure (HF). Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a novel promising biomarker that can predict hospitalization, functional status and mortality in HF...
  44. doi request reprint Increased d-dimer levels predict cardiovascular mortality in patients with systolic heart failure
    Ali Zorlu
    Departments of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University Medical School, Sivas, Turkey
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 33:322-8. 2012
    ..In conclusion, d-dimer measurement could help risk stratification in patients with systolic HF...
  45. ncbi request reprint Aortic pulse pressure and aortic pulsatility are associated with angiographic coronary artery disease in women
    Yesim Guray
    Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey
    Blood Press 14:293-7. 2005
    ..However, most of these studies included a majority of male subjects, and women were underrepresented...
  46. ncbi request reprint Does electrocardiography at admission predict outcome in Crimean -Congo hemorrhagic fever?
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, 58140 Sivas, Turkey
    J Vector Borne Dis 48:150-4. 2011
    ..We aimed to evaluate whether there were electrocardiographic parameters designating mortality among these patients...
  47. ncbi request reprint Asymptomatic total anomalous pulmonary venous connection with double drainage in a young adult: a case report
    Kenan Yalta
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
    Heart Surg Forum 10:E211-2. 2007
    ..This is a rare case of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection with no reported symptoms in contrast to the majority of patients who are symptomatic during the first year of life...
  48. doi request reprint Coronary flow slows as renal function worsens
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Clin Cardiol 32:278-82. 2009
    ..On the other hand, impaired renal function is a frequent problem. We searched the association between the 2 entities...
  49. ncbi request reprint Aortic intracardiac echocardiography-guided septal puncture during mitral valvuloplasty
    Emre Akkaya
    Department of Cardiology, Gaziantep State Hospital, Hurriyet Caddesi No 23, Sahinbey, Gaziantep, Turkey
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 15:70-6. 2014
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the comparative efficacy and safety of arterial (intra-aortic) ICE and venous ICE, compared with TEE (traditional approach), in the patients undergoing PBMV...
  50. doi request reprint Relation of serum parathyroid hormone level to severity of heart failure
    Hakan Altay
    Department of Cardiology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Cardiol 109:252-6. 2012
    ..In conclusion, measurement of serum PTH could provide complementary information and a simple biomarker strategy to categorize patients with advanced HF based on increased PTH levels, allowing rapid risk stratification in these patients...
  51. ncbi request reprint Short QT syndrome: a very rare arrhythmogenic entity
    Osman Can Yontar
    Cumhuriyet University, Department of Cardiology, Sivas, Turkey
    Acta Cardiol 63:553-5. 2008
    ..We present a brief review of the literature concerning the aetiology, clinical findings and therapeutic approach to this rare entity...
  52. ncbi request reprint The effect of the content of the knowledge on adherence to medication in hypertensive patients
    Hayrettin Karaeren
    Department of Cardiology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 9:183-8. 2009
    ..Accordingly, in this study, we investigated the effects of content of knowledge on medication adherence and knowledge-based predictors of adherence to treatment in hypertensive patients...
  53. doi request reprint Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: does it involve the heart?
    Aynur Engin
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Cumhuriyet University, School of Medicine, 58140 Sivas, Turkey
    Int J Infect Dis 13:369-73. 2009
    ..Despite increasing knowledge about viral hemorrhagic fevers, the pathogenesis of CCHF and causes of death have not been well described. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the cardiac functions of CCHF patients...
  54. pmc Vitamin E and antioxidant activity; its role in slow coronary flow
    Veysel Kenan Celık
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
    Cardiovasc J Afr 24:360-3. 2013
    ..In this study we measured plasma vitamin E levels and total antioxidant activity (AOA) in patients with slow coronary flow (SCF)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Red cell distribution width predicts mortality in infective endocarditis
    Yesim Guray
    Yuksek Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey
    Arch Cardiovasc Dis 107:299-307. 2014
    ..Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a recently recognized biomarker of adverse outcome in a number of acute and chronic conditions...
  56. doi request reprint Impact of diuretic dosing on mortality in acute heart failure using a propensity-matched analysis
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Eur J Heart Fail 13:1244-52. 2011
    ..Loop diuretics are recommended to treat congestion in heart failure (HF), despite limited quality evidence. High-dose (HD) loop diuretics seem to worsen outcomes in chronic HF, though; data for acute HF are scarce, with equivocal results...
  57. doi request reprint Managing beta-blockers in acute heart failure: when to start and when to stop?
    Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
    Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Curr Heart Fail Rep 7:110-5. 2010
    ..In this review, we provide an overview of when to stop and when to start beta-blockers in patients with acute heart failure...
  58. ncbi request reprint Cytokines: potential contributors to arrhythmogenesis in demyelinating syndromes?
    Kenan Yalta
    Int J Cardiol 146:90. 2011
    ....
  59. doi request reprint Association between ApoE4 allele and deep venous thrombosis: a pilot study
    Nurkay Katrancioglu
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cumhuriyet University, School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 17:225-8. 2011
    ..ApoE gene polymorphisms seem to have some impact among patients with cardiovascular disease; however, association between DVT and ApoE gene polymorphism has not been evaluated...
  60. ncbi request reprint Intracranial bleeding associated with clopidogrel
    Serkan Cay
    Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 19:157-8. 2005
    ..We report a case of a 68-year-old-man who developed intracranial bleeding following clopidogrel usage that, until now such a complication has not been yet reported...
  61. doi request reprint The role of the CCR2 gene polymorphism in abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Nurkay Katrancioglu
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Angiology 62:140-3. 2011
    ..However, relation between CCR2 polymorphism and AAA formation in human has not yet been investigated. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between AAA and CCR2-V64I gene polymorphism...