Nuri Kurtoğlu

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UNLABELLED Mitral flow Doppler study has been used to evaluate left ventricle (LV) diastolic function. Through its use, greater A wave than E wave, pseudonormal pattern, and restrictive pattern were observed progressively in patients with more LV diastolic dysfunction. Differentiation of normal or pseudonormal mitral flow is very important. In this study,(More)
BACKGROUND Replacement of the ascending aorta with a prosthetic graft is the preferred surgical procedure for an ascending aortic aneurysm. The choice of external wrapping of the aorta is a simple, fast, and effective method for moderately sized ascending aortic aneurysms with concomitant operations. In this study, we present the midterm results of 62(More)
BACKGROUND Impaired glucose tolerance is a preliminary stage in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus and has been shown to increase the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in addition to causing endothelial dysfunction. In this study, we sought to determine if impaired glucose tolerance is related to slow coronary flow, an angiographic(More)
We describe a unique case of congenital absence of a right pulmonary artery presenting in a patient of advanced age and initially misdiagnosed as coronary artery disease. Perfusion of the affected lung was accomplished via anomalous collaterals from right and left circumflex coronary arteries which induced myocardial ischemia, as demonstrated by myocardial(More)
In this report we describe an unusual case of cardiac echinococcus located in the interventricular septum invaded by a cystic mass. It was demonstrated by using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and confirmed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Surgical excision (cystopericystectomy) was performed on the patient as a curative therapy. Early recurrence(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of ventricular fibrillation caused by severe hypokalemia probably associated with sertraline use. CASE SUMMARY A 48-year-old male patient experienced ventricular fibrillation and cardiac arrest 2 hours after an uneventful coronary angiography procedure, which revealed normal, unobstructed coronary arteries. Blood chemistry was(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the mid and long term postoperative outcomes between the hemodialysis-dependent patients awaiting kidney transplantat who underwent open heart surgery in our department during the last five years, and those who did not receive a renal transplant, to determine the predictors of mortality, and assess the possible(More)