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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)
Idiopathic main pulmonary artery aneurysm is a very rare entity and there are no clear guidelines for optimal treatment. Operative treatment is recommended for patients with a risk of rupture, which is not well defined. We present an unusual case of a 53-year-old woman with an idiopathic main pulmonary artery aneurysm. Our case is asymptomatic, without a(More)
BACKGROUND During off-pump coronary bypass grafting, local vascular control of the target vessel and a bloodless field are crucial. The aim of this study is to asses the histopathological outcomes of intracoronary shunts and bulldog clamping on the beating heart in a canine model. METHODS Twelve healthy adult mongrel dogs weighing between 15 to 25 kg were(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)
BACKGROUND The heart is an endocrine organ that synthesizes 2 different natriuretic peptides: atrial natriuretic peptide and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP). We assessed the relationship between preoperative BNP levels and postoperative complications and outcomes in patients who undergo isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHOD AND RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE Acute massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with significant mortality rate despite diagnostic and therapeutic advances. The aim of this study was to analyze our clinical outcomes of patients with acute massive PE who underwent emergency surgical pulmonary embolectomy. METHODS This retrospective study included 13 consecutive patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Atrial fibrillation (AF) is still the most frequent rhythm disturbance after coronary artery surgery. Our aim was to evaluate the predictive value of preoperative brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels for determining postoperative new-onset AF in patients undergoing isolated first-time coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using cardiopulmonary(More)
Metabolic syndrome is a well-known cardiovascular risk factor closely related to increased insulin resistance. This study assessed the effects of metabolic syndrome on early post-operative mortality and morbidity in 100 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients: 50 patients with and 50 without metabolic syndrome. A total of 17 patients were excluded from(More)
The aim of this study is to determine if surgical repair of coarctation in adults improves systemic hypertension. The charts of 23 consecutive patients (age range 13-36 years, mean 23.6+/-7) who underwent repair of aortic coarctation at the Atatürk University, Aziziye Hospital, between 1986 and 2000 were reviewed. There were 16 (70%) men and seven (30%)(More)