Mehmet Akif Çakar

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BACKGROUND Patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome are heterogeneous in terms of clinical presentation and immediate- and long-term risk of death or non-fatal ischemic events. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) score and severity of coronary artery disease(More)
OBJECTIVE This study is aimed at analyzing the demographic and clinical characteristics, as well as the hematological-biochemical parameters of patients who admitted to the hospital with the diagnosis of mad honey poisoning. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 16 patients who were admitted with mad honey intoxication symptoms and treated in Emergency(More)
Left ventricular free wall rupture due to acute myocardial infarction (MI) is an infrequent but fatal complication that occurs especially during the 1st week of MI. Emergency surgical intervention is essential but conveys significant operative mortality. Most of the patients die before they reach the operating room. We present a case of percutaneous left(More)
OBJECTIVE Heart failure is frequently a serious complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin II receptor blockers, beta-blockers and aldosterone receptor blockers have been shown to improve outcomes in this setting. This study aimed to determine the effect of spironolactone on the frequency of clinical heart failure,(More)
Grayanotoxins, which are extracted by bees from the leaves and fl owers of Rhododendron species, are the main compounds responsible for poisoning with honey in the Black Sea region. 1 “ Mad honey ” intoxication is usually a benign condition and is rarely fatal. In cases of toxication, bradycardia, atrioventricular (AV) block, and hypotension are commonly(More)
Background. B-type natriuretic peptide has been shown to be a very sensitive and specific marker of heart failure. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of percutaneous closure of ventricular septal defects with Amplatzer septal occluders on brain natriuretic peptide levels. Methods. Between 2008 and 2011, 23 patients underwent successfully(More)
BACKGROUND CHA2DS2-VASc score is the most widely preferred method for prediction of stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation. We hypothesized that CHA2DS2-VASc score may represent atrial remodeling status, and therefore echocardiographic evaluation of left atrial electromechanical remodeling can be used to identify patients with high risk. METHODS(More)
Central venous catheterisation allows delivery of medications, intravenous fluids, parenteral nutrition, haemodialysis and monitoring of haemodynamic variables. Various complications may occur during and after the procedure. However, the complete guidewire retention has rarely been reported. In this report, we have presented a complete guidewire retention(More)