The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Çetin Erol
Department of Cardiology, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, İbn-i Sina Hospital; Ankara, Turkey
ctnerol@yahoo.com

Editors
Cem Barçın
Department of Cardiology, Gülhane Faculty of Medicine, University of Health Sciences; Ankara, Turkey
cembarcin@yahoo.com

Asife Şahinarslan
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University; Ankara, Turkey
asifesah@yahoo.com

Associate Editors
Adnan Abacı
Department of Cardiology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine; Ankara, Turkey
abaci@gazi.edu.tr

Rüçhan Akar
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine; Ankara, Turkey
akarruchan@gmail.com

Nihal Akar Bayram
Department of Cardiology, Ankara City Hospital; Ankara, Turkey
drnihkar@yahoo.co.uk

Bülent Behlül Altunkeser
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Selçuk University; Konya, Turkey
bbaltunkeser@hotmail.com

Serdal Arslan
Department of Medical Biology, Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine; Sivas, Turkey
arserdal@yahoo.com

İlyas Atar
Department of Cardiology, Güven Hospital; Ankara, Turkey
ilyasatar@hotmail.com

Oben Baysan
Department of Cardiology, Güven Hospital; Ankara, Turkey
obbaysan@gmail.com

Ahmet Kaya Bilge
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul University; İstanbul, Turkey
ahmetkayabilge@hotmail.com

Hakim Çelik
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Harran University; Şanlıurfa, Turkey
hakimcell@gmail.com

Recep Demirbağ
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Harran University; Şanlıurfa, Turkey
rdemirbag@yahoo.com

Ş. Remzi Erdem
Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Başkent University; Ankara, Turkey
rerdem@baskent.edu.tr

İlkay Erdoğan
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Başkent University; Ankara, Turkey
ilkayoerdogan@hotmail.com

Faruk Ertaş
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University; Diyarbakır, Turkey
farukertas@hotmail.com

Sadi Güleç
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University; Ankara, Turkey
gulec99@icloud.com

Ali Gürbüz
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir Katip Çelebi University; İzmir, Turkey
draligurbuz@yahoo.com

Gökhan Kahveci
Department of Cardiology, Kartal Koşuyolu Heart Training and Research Hospital; İstanbul, Turkey
drmarist@yahoo.co.uk

Alper Kepez
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Marmara University; İstanbul, Turkey
alperkepez@yahoo.com

Teoman Kılıç
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli University; Kocaeli, Turkey
kilicteoman@yahoo.com

Ece Konaç
Department of Medical Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University; Ankara, Turkey
ecemercanoglu@yahoo.com

Serdar Kula
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University; Ankara, Turkey
serdarkula@gmail.com

Selma Metintaş
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Eskişehir Osmangazi University; Eskişehir, Turkey
selmametintas@hotmail.com

Kurtuluş Özdemir
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Karatay University; Konya, Turkey
kurt33@hotmail.com

Murat Özeren
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mersin University Faculty of Medicine; Mersin, Turkey
mozeren@yahoo.com

Leyla Elif Sade
Department of Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
sadele@gmail.com

Ahmet Temizhan
Department of Cardiology, Ankara City Hospital; Ankara, Turkey
temizhan@hotmail.com

Belma Turan
Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Lokman Hekim University; Ankara, Turkey
belma.turan@medicine.ankara.edu.tr

Ercan Tutar
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University; Ankara, Turkey
ercantutar@gmail.com

Omaç Tüfekçioğlu
Department of Cardiology, Ankara City Hospital; Ankara, Turkey
omactufekcioglu@gmail.com

F. Ajlan Tükün
Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University; Ankara, Turkey
ajlantukun@gmail.com

Taner Ulus
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Eskişehir Osmangazi University; Eskişehir, Turkey
tanerulusbuca@gmail.com

Mehmet Uzun
Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Sultan Abdülhamid Han Research and Training Hospital; İstanbul, Turkey
muzun1@yahoo.com

Aylin Yıldırır
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University; Ankara, Turkey
aylinyildirir@gmail.com

Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University; İzmir, Turkey
cardioceptor@gmail.com

Senior Consultant in Biostatistics
Kazım Özdamar Eskişehir, Turkey

Consultants in Biostatistics
Fezan Mutlu Eskişehir, Turkey

Previous Editor-in-Chief
Bilgin Timuralp, Eskişehir, Turkey

International Editorial Board
Ramazan Akdemir                  Sakarya, Turkey
Levent Akyürek                       Göteborg, Sweden
Azin Alizadehasl                     Tehran, Iran
Necmi Ata                               Eskişehir, Turkey
Saide Aytekin                          İstanbul, Turkey
Vedat Aytekin                          İstanbul, Turkey
Ljuba Bacharova                     Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Luiggi P. Badano                     Udine, Italy
Anzel Bahadır                         Düzce, Turkey
Adrian Baranchuk                   Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Murat Biteker                          Muğla, Turkey
Eugene Braunwald                 Boston, MA, USA
Cahid Civelek                         St. Louis, MO, USA
Ali Emin Denktaş                    Houston, TX, USA
Polychronis Dilaveris              Athens, Greece
Fırat Duru                               Zurich, Switzerland
Ertuğrul Ercan                        İzmir, Turkey
Okan Erdoğan                        İstanbul, Turkey
Özcan Erel                             Ankara, Turkey
Ali Gholamrezanezhad          Tahran, Iran
Michael Gibson                      Boston, MA, USA
Orhan Gökalp                        İzmir, Turkey
Bülent Görenek                     Eskişehir, Turkey
Okan Gülel                            Samsun, Turkey
Sema Güneri                         İzmir, Turkey
Yekta Gürlertop                     Edirne, Turkey
Murat Güvener                      Ankara, Turkey
Cemil İzgi                              London, UK
Diwakar Jain                         Philadelphia, USA
Erdem Kaşıkçıoğlu               İstanbul, Turkey
Cihangir Kaymaz                  İstanbul, Turkey
Mustafa Kılıç                        Denizli, Turkey
Mustafa Kılıçkap                  Ankara, Turkey
Serdar Küçükoğlu                İstanbul, Turkey
Thomas F. Lüscher              Zurich, Switzerland / London, UK
Peter Macfarlane                 Renfrewshire, Scotland
Robert W. Mahley                San Francisco, CA, USA
Giuseppe Mancia                Milan, Italy
G.B. John Mancini               Vancouver BC, Canada
Anthony De Maria                San Diego, CA, USA
Pascal Meier                        London, UK
Franz H. Messerli                New York, USA
Sanem Nalbantgil                İzmir, Turkey
Navin C. Nanda                   Birmingham, AL, USA
Yılmaz Nişancı                    İstanbul, Turkey
Hakan Oral                          Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Necla Özer                          Ankara, Turkey
Zeki Öngen                         İstanbul, Turkey
Mehmet Özkan                   İstanbul, Turkey
Sotirios N. Prapas              Athens, Greece
Fausto J. Pinto                   Lisbon, Portugal
Vedat Sansoy                     İstanbul, Turkey
M. Raşit Sayın                   Trabzon, Turkey
Mark V. Sherrid                  New York, USA
Horst Sievert                      Frankfurt, Germany
İlke Sipahi                          İstanbul, Turkey
Richard Sutton                   Monaco, Monaco
Ahmet Şaşmazel               İstanbul, Turkey
S. Lale Tokgözoğlu            Ankara, Turkey
Murat Tuzcu                      Cleveland, OH, USA
Dilek Ural                          İstanbul, Turkey
Ahmet Ünalır                    Eskişehir, Turkey
Selma Arzu Vardar           Edirne, Turkey
Mehmet Yokuşoğlu           Ankara, Turkey
Jose L. Zamorano            Madrid, Spain
Wojciech Zareba              New York, USA
Yuqing Zhang                   Beijing, China
 

ISSN 2149-2263 EISSN 2149-2271