Firat H Altin

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Although pericardial cysts are generally benign structures and detected incidentally, they may be associated with life-threatening complications. We present the case of a 24 year-old man with a giant hemorrhagic pericardial cyst diagnosed after evaluation for recurrent syncope which caused compression of the right ventricle. Spontaneous hemorrhage into a(More)
Congenital supravalvar aortic stenosis (SVAS) is an arteriopathy associated with Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) and other isolated elastin gene deletions. Cardiovascular manifestations associated with WBS are characterized by obstructive arterial lesions such as SVAS and pulmonary artery stenosis in addition to bicuspid aortic valve and mitral valve(More)
OBJECTIVE Oxidative stress refers to an imbalance between reactive oxidative species and antioxidants. In this case-controlled, prospective, observational study, we investigated the total oxidant status, total antioxidant status, oxidative stress index, and albumin and C-reactive protein levels of children with cyanotic and acyanotic congenital heart(More)
Concomitant idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis and disseminated myocardial bridging is an uncommon clinical entity with poor prognosis. We describe a symptomatic 19-year-old girl who had myocardial debridging and transaortic and transmitral extended septal myectomy in the same surgical session. An early and simultaneous surgical approach may prevent(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to investigate the efficacy of lidocaine, prilocaine, and bupivacaine used in tumescent solution during endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) on intraoperative and postoperative pain. METHODS This prospective randomized study included 90 patients. The patients were divided into 3 groups including 30 patients in each group, according(More)
Myocardial bridging (MB) is a rare coronary anomaly in children which is typically associated with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HCM) or left ventricular hypertrophy. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young patients, and the association of myocardial ischemia with sudden death has been(More)
OBJECTIVE Arterial switch operation has become the treatment of choice for neonates with transposition of the great arteries. The most important step of the procedure is transferring the coronary arteries to the neoaorta successfully. This study shows the impact of coronary anatomy on early mortality and morbidity after arterial switch operation. METHODS(More)
Atrioventricular septal defects constitute 4% of all congenital cardiac malformations. Patients with complete atrioventricular septal defect rarely survive for decades without surgical treatment. Pulmonary stenosis can provide a delicate balance between the pulmonary and systemic circulations and thereby increase longevity. We present the case of a(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of endovenous laser ablation with a 1470-nm laser and to analyze the short- to mid-term results of endovenous laser ablation procedures to treat great saphenous vein insufficiency. METHOD In this retrospective study, 200 patients (230 limbs) with symptomatic varicose veins secondary to great(More)