Ali Riza Cenal

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BACKGROUND Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes are of utmost importance in preventing diabetic complications and improving short- and long-term outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of preoperative hemoglobin A1c (HbA(1c)) measurement, either alone or in(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the early and mid-term results of patients who underwent cardiac operations due to cardiac pathologies other than aortic valve (AV) disease, but also had mild-to-moderate aortic valve insufficiency that was repaired during the same session. METHODS A total of 43 patients who underwent AV repair for(More)
Ischemic mitral regurgitation, a complication of myocardial infarction, is associated with a poor prognosis and can result in postinfarction congestive heart failure. The preferred treatment of its chronic form is a matter of debate. Herein, we report the early and midterm results in 44 patients with chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation in whom concomitant(More)
OBJECTIVE We have retrospectively analyzed the early and the mid-term results of the operations for modified endoventricular circular patch plasty for left ventricular aneurysm (LVA) repair in our clinic. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-seven cases with anterior LVA were included in the study. Mean age of the patients were 64.8 +/- 8.9 (ranged from 51 to 74)(More)
OBJECTIVE Sternal dehiscence is a serious and potentially devastating complication. The present study compared the effects of two sternal closure techniques, simple wire technique and figure-of-eight technique, on the development and outcome of non-microbial sternal dehiscence. METHODS Medical records of all adult patients (n=6211) that underwent cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Dilatation of the STJ may cause consequent aortic insufficiency (AI) in patients with normal aortic valve, in patients with ascending aortic aneurysm. In this study, we analyzed the results of ascending aorta replacement with STJ diameter reduction to correct consequent AI in patients with ascending aortic aneurysm. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND In up to 36% of patients undergoing cardiac surgery prolonged intensive care unit stay may be necessary. Mortality rates of these patients range from 11% to 94%, causing enormous clinical and ethical issues. AIM To identify preoperative, perioperative and postoperative risk factors of mortality in patients with prolonged intensive care unit(More)
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