Burak Erdolu

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OBJECTIVE Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a rare but serious complication after cardiac surgery. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the incidence, outcome, and perioperative risk factors of AMI in the patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery. METHODS From January 2005 to May 2013, all patients who underwent cardiac surgery were(More)
BACKGROUND Deep sternal wound infection is a life-threatening complication after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors leading to mortality, and to explore wound management techniques on deep sternal wound infection after coronary artery bypass surgery. METHODS Between 2008 and 2013, 58 patients with deep sternal wound(More)
OBJECTIVES Levosimendan (LS) is a new inotropic drug which belongs to the group of drugs known as calcium sensitizers. It is different from other inotropic agents by its inotropic and vasodilatory actions without an increase in myocardial oxygen consumption and considered as a good choice in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery. We aimed to(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)
BACKGROUND Choosing a good anastomotic site is crucial during surgical revascularization of the right coronary artery (RCA) system. In many instances of distal and/or sequential main trunk disease, either the right posterior descending coronary artery (RPDA) or distal part of the right main coronary artery (DRCA) is preferred as the target vessel. In this(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of anatomical characteristics on mortality rates after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHODS We investigated 56 EVAR procedures for infrarenal aortic aneurysms performed between January 2010 and December 2013, and the data were supplemented with a prospective review. The patients(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, the effect of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), which is a recently developed inflammatory parameter, as an early stage mortality predictive marker on coronary artery bypass (CABG) patients of various age groups was examined. METHODS Seventy eight patients under the age of 45 (Group 1) and 80 patients who were older than 45(More)
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