Mustafa Cikirikçioğlu

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BACKGROUND Vitamin E has a strong antioxidant capacity, and has been used in several ischemia-reperfusion studies. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of water-soluble vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) on myocardial protection during coronary artery surgery. METHODS Water soluble vitamin E (100 mg) in tepid saline (n = 14) or tepid saline(More)
OBJECTIVE There is little information available on the results of reconstructive arterial surgery for Takayasu's arteritis in children. This study evaluates midterm to long-term outcome after surgical, as well as interventional, procedures. METHODS From 1984 through 2004, 10 children (5 boys and 5 girls; age, 12.7 +/- 2.6 years) with Takayasu's arteritis(More)
In the surgical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm, the single proximal cross-clamp can be placed at 3 alternative aortic levels: infrarenal, hiatal, and thoracic. We performed this retrospective study to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the 3 main aortic clamping locations. Eighty patients presented at our institution with abdominal aortic(More)
Pseudoaneurysm of the right ventricle outflow tract (RVOT) is a rare complication in pediatric cardiac surgery. We report a patient who developed a right ventricular pseudoaneurysm 8 months after RVOT enlargement using a pericardial patch for infundibular pulmonary stenosis. Our patient was born with severe pulmonary valvular stenosis and treated with(More)
Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma is a rare, benign cardiac tumor. It often arises from valvular endocardium, and non-valvular endocardial location is rare. Although transthoracic echocardiography is usually sufficient for the diagnosis of most cardiac tumors, small tumors such as papillary fibroelastoma may be missed. Transesophageal echocardiography is(More)
We recently operated on a patient with an acute aortic dissection Stanford Type A. The postoperative period was uneventful. Our intensive care unit team started anticoagulation for thromboprophylaxis within the first postoperative day, basing their decision on the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS) guidelines [1]. After reviewing these(More)
Left ventricular non-compaction is a myocardial disorder characterized by excessive trabeculations and deep recesses that communicate with the ventricular cavity, which is thought to result from a failure of the trabecular regression that occurs during normal embryonic development. It carries a high mortality from heart failure or sudden cardiac death. A(More)
The aim of this experimental study is to evaluate the feasibility of endovascular repair of the complete aortic arch by using novel fenestration devices with simultaneous support of the cerebral circulation. Two fresh human cadavers and five Yorkshire pigs were used for the experiments. In human cadavers the thoracic aorta was pressurized using a roller(More)