Omer Yüksel Oztürk

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OBJECTIVE The aneurysm of the membranous septum (AMS) has often been considered as benign in the minds of many previous investigators. We have analyzed the complications with AMS in adult patients. METHODS Fifty-one cases (20%) of AMS in 254 adult patients with perimembranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) are described. The diagnosis of AMS was based on(More)
BACKGROUND Military vascular injuries frequently result from fragment wounds while civilian vascular injuries usually are caused by gunshot wounds. The natural history of untreated major injuries by small low velocity fragments is not well known. This study evaluated the nature of these wounds. METHODS From 1990 to 1995, 40 patients with a delayed(More)
Partially unroofed coronary sinus syndrome with persistent left superior vena cava is a rare congenital anomaly. It frequently produces a right-to-left shunt. We report a case in which a large left-to-right shunt was present, because of the obstruction to left ventricular inflow as a result of the dilated coronary sinus. This abnormality was associated with(More)
During open-heart surgery, the period between cross-clamping and maintenance of homogeneous diastolic arrest is often accompanied by significant ischaemic-hypoxic injury. The topical application of glutamate-aspartate or pentoxifylline may reduce energy demands during this period and thus prevent myocardial damage. Fifty rats were divided into five groups.(More)
AIM OF STUDY To evaluate the necessity and efficacy of quinidine fumarate, verapimil, or amiodarone prophylaxis for sinus rhythm maintenance in patients who experienced atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery. METHODS Between 1992 and 1995, this prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study examined 120 patients in whom atrial(More)
OBJECTIVE Late cardiac tamponade after open heart surgery is a relatively uncommon, but potentially serious complication. We retrospectively analyzed 14 patients who had posterior cardiac tamponade 13 to 210 days after open heart surgery. PATIENTS Between May 1988 and July 1995, 3150 adult patients underwent open heart surgery at the Gülhane Military(More)
Left ventricular (LV) endoaneurysmorrhaphy is a relatively new surgical procedure with excellent results. Forty-five patients underwent surgical repair of LV aneurysm with LV endoaneurysmorrhaphy from 1991 to 1995. The main indication for operation was angina pectoris (71%). Concomitant myocardial revascularization was performed in 97% of the patients. The(More)
Among various pharmacological agents used to reduce bleeding after open-heart operations, high-dose aprotinin therapy seems most promising. However, its long-term effects are still obscure; there is almost always possibility of bypass graft occlusions produced by the hypercoagulable state induced by aprotinin in coronary bypass operations. Topical(More)
We investigated the effects of pressure, temperature and additives on aortic root reperfusion success. Cardiopulmonary bypass and heart arrest were initiated in mongrel dogs and sudden uncontrolled normothermic (group 1), pressure controlled substrate enriched normothermic (group 2a), pressure controlled unmodified normothermic (group 2b) and pressure(More)
Two patients, aged 20 and 21 years, with supravalvular aortic stenosis and aneurysms of the coronary arteries are described. In supravalvular aortic stenosis, dilatation of the sinuses of Valsalva and multiple abnormalities of one or both coronary arteries are common. Aneurysm of coronary artery has not been well recognized as a lesion associated with(More)