Ersin Kadiroğullari

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to examine the predictive ability of admission neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for predicting amputation in patients with acute limb ischemia who underwent embolectomy. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the clinical, hematologic, and amputation data of 254 patients who had undergone embolectomy for acute limb(More)
We describe the treatment of an extremely rare case of interrupted aortic arch, annuloaortic ectasia, and aortic regurgitation in a 34-year-old man who presented with dyspnea and palpitation. We performed a single-stage operation involving aortic root reconstruction and valve repair with concomitant extra-anatomic bypass from the ascending to the descending(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Fetuin-A is an acute-phase glycoprotein that inhibits ectopic calcification. The study aim was to assess serum fetuin-A levels in patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease (RMVD), and to evaluate the association of fetuin-A with the extent of mitral valve calcification, determined either echocardiographically or by the(More)
Background This pilot study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of posterior left atrial wall plication (T-plasty) in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) (> 7 days) undergoing mitral valve surgery. Materials and Methods A total of 60 patients who were scheduled for mitral valve replacement were randomly allocated into two groups: one would(More)
Left ventricular pseudo-aneurysms develop when cardiac rupture is contained by pericardial adhesions or scar tissue due to myocardial infarction, surgery, trauma or infection. Left ventricular pseudo-aneurysms are uncommon, difficult to diagnose and prone to cardiac rupture. Urgent surgical repair is recommended. Here we report on a case of a large left(More)
Endovascular aneurysm repair is being used more often and replacing open surgical repair as the treatment option for aortic aneurysm. Early results are better than those of open surgical repair, but the need for a second intervention is greater. Excision of a previously placed stent-graft by different surgical methods is very difficult and has high(More)
Complications after percutaneous atrial septal defect closure such as residual shunting or device-related events are generally treated using conventional sternotomy or thoracotomy incisions. In these cases, minimally invasive approaches including mini-sternotomy, mini-thoracotomy or endoscopic techniques can also be used in the management of complications,(More)
The objective is to demonstrate safety and early clinical results of surgical transapical closure of paravalvular leaks (PVLs) following mitral valve replacement in significant regurgitation. Between March 2014 and February 2015, 12 patients (mean age 52.1 ± 6.0 years, 66.6% male) with severe symptomatic mitral PVLs (n = 13) underwent surgical transapical(More)
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