Ozan Erbasan

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PURPOSE We aimed to present the short- to mid-term results of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) procedures that were used to treat great saphenous vein (GSV) insufficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was conducted between December 2009 and January 2011. A total of 112 incompetent GSVs were treated using EVLA with a 940 nm wavelength(More)
OBJECTIVE Myocardial infarction may be complicated by the formation of a left ventricular (LV) aneurysm that distorts the normal elliptical geometry of the ventricle to produce a dilated spherical ventricle with limited contractile and filling capacities. One of the consequences is congestive heart failure, which may be refractory to medical therapy and(More)
Varicose veins, associated with great saphenous vein (GSV) incompetence, are traditionally treated with conventional surgery. In recent years, minimally invasive alternatives to surgical treatment such as the endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency (RF) ablation have been developed with promising results. Residual varicose veins following EVLA,(More)
BACKGROUND Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs) such as the HeartMate II and HeartWare left ventricular assist device are important alternatives to heart transplantation. Thrombosis is a serious complication in both devices and we present our approach to treating thrombosis and analysis of predisposition factors. METHODS Our center's(More)
Synovial sarcoma (SS), a mesenchymal spindle cell tumor, displays variable epithelial differentiation, including glandular formation, and features a specific chromosomal translocation, t(X;18)(p11;q11). SS accounts for 5% to 10% of soft-tissue sarcomas. These tumors occur mostly in the joints, especially near the knee, but they also occur in other(More)
Ventricular septal rupture (VSR) is an uncommon but a devastating complication of acute myocardial infarction. Wide implementation of thrombolytic therapy in practice has limited the incidence of this complication and changed its time pattern by accelerating the occurrence. In the era of primary percutaneous coronary intervention, this beneficial effect is(More)
End-stage heart failure is still associated with a decrease in both quality and prognosis of life and one- year survival of these patients is below 50%. Heart transplantation remains the final therapeutic option for the treatment of irreversible end-stage heart failure in all age groups with adequate success rates. Survival of patients who underwent heart(More)
In our study, we aimed to present our cases with heart wounds and to determine the factors influencing mortality. We retrospectively evaluated 23 cases with cardiac injuries who were treated among years 1986-99 in our clinic. There were 4 female and 19 male cases, and the average age was 32 years (range 12-52). Heart wounds were caused by blunt trauma in 6(More)
Papillary fibroelastomas (PFEs) are primary cardiac tumors. They are rare benign tumors that occur on the endocardium of the heart, especially on the heart valves. The majority of these benign tumors have been observed on the left side of the heart and involved the aortic and mitral valves; however, occurrence on the right side of the heart has been(More)