Ahmet Fatih Ozyazicioglu

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the use of prophylactic magnesium sulphate and amiodarone in treating arrhythmias that may occur following coronary bypass grafting operations. METHODS The study population consisted of 192 consecutive patients who were undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Sixty-four patients were given 3 g(More)
After publication of the article by Gücü et al. [1], it was found that Dr Onder Bozkurt had been inadvertently omitted from the author list. The author list has therefore been amended accordingly. The authors apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the midterm results of Remedy® biodegradable stents, which have recently come into use for lower-extremity arterial occlusive disease. METHODS Sixty-five patients, who underwent surgical intervention in various cardiovascular surgery clinics throughout Turkey, were included in the study. The total number(More)
AIM The mortality rate in coronary artery bypass surgery increases with advancing patient age. This study was conducted to analyse and compare older (above 65 years of age) with younger patients (below 65 years of age) who had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery and had an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) inserted, comparing hospital stay, clinical(More)
AIM The mortality rate of coronary artery bypass surgery increases with advanced patient age. This intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) study was conducted to compare older patients (above 65 years of age) with younger patients (below 65 years of age) who had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery and had had an IABP inserted, with regard to hospital stay,(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary occlusion techniques during OPCAB may lead to an endothelial damage to the target vessel. The adverse effects of these techniques are well-known, and researches have been trying to find out new materials to occlude the coronary artery without an endothelial damage. In the present study, we investigate to the endothelial damage in the rat(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine early results in patients with incision lines closed only along the skin and subcutaneous tissue after removal of the great saphenous vein during coronary artery bypass surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS We enrolled 82 patients who underwent elective operations in our clinic between December 2008 and April 2009. The patients had similar(More)
The Starr-Edwards caged ball valve is one of the oldest cardiac valve prosthesis and was widely used all around the world in the past decades. Despite the long-term results that have been reported there are only a few cases reported that exceed 30 years of durability. Here in, we report a 53-year-old patient with a well-functioning 35-year-old aortic(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate long-term survival and valve-related complications as well as prognostic factors for mid- and long-term outcome after closed mitral commissurotomy, covering a follow-up period of 14 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 1989 and 2003, 36 patients (28 women and 8 men, mean age 28.8 +/- 6.1 years) underwent closed mitral commissurotomy at(More)
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