Kadir Babaoğlu

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There is no specific criteria established to guide physicians in the differential diagnosis of primary mitral valve prolapse (MVP) and rheumatic MVP. Previous studies suggested that history and pathology of mitral valve could be helpful in differential diagnosis of MVP. The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of QT interval, QT dispersion, and(More)
Crossed pulmonary arteries (CPAs) are a rare abnormality in which the ostium of the left pulmonary artery originates superior to the right pulmonary artery and to its right. Recognition of this rare pathology is important because it generally is accompanied by other congenital heart defects, extracardiac anomalies, and certain genetic problems. To date,(More)
Crossed pulmonary arteries are rare anomalies of the pulmonary trunk and its branches. In this anomaly, the ostium of the left pulmonary artery originates superiorly and to the right of the right pulmonary artery. This anomaly is usually associated with other congenital cardiac and extracardiac diseases. We report three neonates with congenital cardiac(More)
Vitamin D deficiency continues to be a worldwide problem, especially in developing countries. The aim of this study was to investigate potential risk factors for vitamin D deficiency. Girls (n = 89) aged 13 to 17 y were enrolled in the study. Study subjects were stratified into 3 groups: Group I included girls living in a suburban area; Group II girls lived(More)
In our country, tricyclic antidepressants are usually present in most of the homes. Myocardial depression and ventricular arrhythmia are the severe side effects in tricyclic antidepressant overdose. A 4-year-old boy was brought to our hospital after taking 70 mg/kg of amitriptyline. On arrival, the patient was comatose (Glasgow Coma Score was 3), had a(More)
BACKGROUND In most perinatal-hypoxia survivors, myocardial dysfunction can be reversed with appropriate inotropic support and oxygenation. The main problem related to outcome is cerebral damage. OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that cardiac troponin I (cTnI), a known marker of myocardial injury, is also an early predictor of severity of cerebral damage(More)
Previous studies have reported that patients with mitral valve prolapse (MVP) may display autonomic dysfunction. Measurement of heart rate variability (HRV) and P-wave dispersion (PWD) may provide insights into the functional state of the autonomic nervous system. Heart rate variability (HRV) has been used as a noninvasive marker of autonomic activity.(More)
BACKGROUND Successful transfer of the coronary arteries is the most critical step during arterial switch operations for patients with transposition of the great arteries with a single coronary artery ostium and/or intramural coronary arteries. Various techniques have been reported and the present study was an evaluation of them in 10 neonatal patients. (More)
Patients who undergo a Fontan procedure experience some degree of liver disease. Hemodynamic changes such as central venous hypertension, depressed dynamic cardiac output, and late ventricular dysfunction combined with long-standing hypoxia preceding the Fontan procedure all are recognized risk factors for hepatic injury. The histopathologic changes(More)