Mert Kestelli

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Antegrade selective cerebral perfusion through the right axillary artery has proved to be a safe and effective method for cerebral protection in aortic surgery. In this study, we prospectively evaluated the techniques of direct right axillary artery cannulation (Group 1) and right axillary artery side-graft cannulation (Group 2), investigated(More)
We reviewed the cases of 42 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for chronic constrictive pericarditis between January 1994 and January 2002, to determine causes, surgical techniques, mortality and morbidity rates, and improvement of functional capacity. Thirty-one of our patients were men (73.8%) and 11 were women (26.2%); their average age was 39.3(More)
We performed this retrospective study to analyze our strategies for managing and surgically treating brachial artery injuries. Fifty-seven patients with a total of 58 traumatic brachial artery injuries underwent surgery at our institution, from August 1996 through November 2004. Fifty-four patients were male and 3 were female (age range, 7 to 75 years;(More)
OBJECTIVE Lower limb arterial occlusion with no patent distal artery suitable for revascularisation is a common problem. The aim of this study was to assess the role of revascularisation to distal veins (ascending venous arterialization) in patients not reconstructable by conventional bypass. METHOD Ascending venous arterialization is a distal(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether intracoronary shunt usage reduced the myocardial damage on the basis of the cardiac markers when compared with the shuntless anastomosis in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) surgery of isolated left anterior descending artery lesions. METHODS Forty patients who had stable angina(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury of tissues is a common problem that cardiovascular surgeons are faced with. Suppression of inflammation, which plays an important role in the pathogenesis of I/R injury, may reduce this damage. The aim of this study is to investigate the protective effects of methylprednisolone (MP)--a potent anti-inflammatory(More)
Extracardiac unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is an infrequent cardiac anomaly. Unruptured SVAs are typically symptom-free until rupture occurs. We describe a case of an unruptured extracardiac SVA originating from noncoronary sinus with left ventricular dysfunction. The patient was asymptomatic. The diagnosis was made by transthoracic(More)