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AIM Acute aortic dissection is a life-threatening cardiovascular emergency. Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is proposed as a prognostic marker and found to be related to worse clinical outcomes in various cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between admission neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and in-hospital(More)
BACKGROUND The thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery may cause spinal cord ischemia because of aortic cross-clamping and may result in severe postoperative complications caused by spinal cord injury. Ischemia/reperfusion injury may directly or indirectly be responsible for these complications. In this study we sought to determine whether(More)
BACKGROUND Paraplegia due to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury of the spinal cord is a devastating and undesired complication of thoraco-abdominal aortic surgery. Unidentified clots cause a variety of thromboembolic events and deteriorate the severity of ischemia. We investigated the effect of the degree of anticoagulation on spinal cord I/R injury and(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is harmful to the cardiovascular system and is responsible for the inflammatory response and multiple organ dysfunctions. In this study we investigated the effect of activated clotting time level on the aortic cross-clamping triggers a systemic inflammatory response and it effects to lungs and heart. METHODS(More)
Venous ulcers that occur due to chronic venous insufficiency are seen on the upper medial malleol of the ankle. Treatment of venous ulcers is protracted and generally the success rate is low. Co-morbid factors play an important role in the success of treatment of venous ulcers. In this case report, we demonstrate successful venous ulcer treatment in a(More)
Transventricular mitral valve surgery combined with left ventricular restoration avoids atriotomy and provides a larger operative field. We describe a series of 5 patients in whom we performed transventricular mitral valve repair by various techniques, such as band annuloplasty, papillary muscle reattachment, chordal cutting, and edge-to-edge repair. The(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to study the effects of the valve sizes according to body surface area on aortic gradient and ventricular hypertrophy in the cases of aortic valve replacement due to isolated aortic stenosis. METHODS Between January 2006 and April 2007, patients (12 men, 15 women; totally 27) followed up prospectively with echocardiography fourth and(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the early postoperative hemodynamics and clinical aspects in patients with moderate to severe pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) who underwent mitral valve replacement (MVR) due to isolated mitral valve stenosis. STUDY DESIGN Fifty patients (33 women, 17 men; mean age 45.8±11.2) were divided into two groups according to mean(More)