Veysel Kutay

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BACKGROUND Several coating techniques for extracorporeal circulation have been developed to diminish the systemic inflammatory response during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and biocompatibility of heparin-coated and poly-2-methoxyethylacrylate (PMEA)-coated CPB circuits on coronary patients(More)
BACKGROUND One of the potential mechanisms to explain the occurrence of postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) is imbalance of autonomic nervous system tone. The myocardium is innervated not only by cholinergic and adrenergic nerves but also by peptidergic nerves that synthesize and secrete neuropeptides. To investigate the possible role of cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this prospective, randomized study was to assess the efficacy of posterior pericardiotomy in decreasing the prevalence of pericardial effusion and postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF). MATERIAL/METHODS The study was performed in 100 patients who underwent elective coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG) between October 2003(More)
Cardiovascular abnormalities are frequently encountered in patients with Turner's syndrome. These include coarctation of the aorta, bicuspid aortic valve, aortic root dilatation, atrial and ventricular septal defects, but absence of the right superior vena cava (SVC) in visceroatrial situs solitus is extremely rare. We report absence of the right SVC and(More)
OBJECTIVE Venous aneurysms are a relatively rare abnormality. Unlike arterial aneurysms, venous aneurysms are a much less frequent abnormality. The purpose of our study was to review our experience in the management of venous aneurysms. METHODS Nine patients with venous aneurysms, who had undergone operation in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery,(More)
Although rare, cardiac myxomas are the most frequently encountered primary neoplasms of the heart. Cardiac myxomas are typically sporadic, benign, non-recurrent tumors, and they are usually seen in the left atrium. Patients who have myxoma-associated spotty pigmented skin lesions, endocrine neoplasms with overactivity, and noncardiac myxomatous tumors are(More)
We describe the dissection of the interventricular septum by unruptured aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva in a patient who had undergone aortic valve replacement for rheumatic aortic valve insufficiency 5 years previously. The patient had worn a permanent pacemaker for 1 year to manage complete atrioventricular block. Sufficient information was(More)
Intravenous leiomyoma with intracaval and intracardiac extension is a rare benign neoplasm affecting women. We report a case in which an intravenous leiomyoma originated from the right iliac vein and extended through the inferior vena cava into the right atrium. The correct diagnosis was made intraoperatively, after resection of the intracardiac extension(More)
Behçet disease is a multisystemic vasculitis of unknown origin. The vascular complications as a result of the disease are rare in the pediatric age group. We report a 13-year-old patient with vasculo-Behçet disease with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm without a formerly known history of Behçet disease. Urgent aortoiliac bypass with a(More)
Primary tumors of the mitral valve are extremely rare especially in the pediatric age group; only a few cases have been reported previously. The clinical appearance of the tumor may mimic other pathological findings of heart structures or remain asymptomatic. We describe two different benign primary cardiac tumors, which were hemangioma and myxoma(More)