Mehmet Bulent Vatan

Sakarya University, Ada Bazar, Sakarya, Turkey

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Publications (20)24.01 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Patients with carotid disease are frequently referred for carotid artery stenting based on the results of carotid duplex studies. During carotid artery stenting, the stent is usually extended into the common carotid artery, thereby crossing the external carotid artery. Previous studies have shown conflicting results regarding internal carotid stenting and external carotid artery flow velocities, but the effect of stenting on ipsilateral superior thyroid artery velocities has not been defined. This study examined the effect of internal carotid angioplasty and stenting on the ipsilateral superior thyroid artery Doppler-derived flow parameters.
    Journal of ultrasound in medicine: official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 10/2014; 33(10):1783-9. · 1.40 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Rivaroxaban is an oral anticoagulant agent that directly inhibits Factor Xa and interrupts both the intrinsic and extrinsic pathway of the coagulation cascade and is currently indicated for use in patients for atrial fibrillation and prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis. The present case reports of spontaneous rectus sheath hematoma during rivaroxaban therapy for atrial fibrillation in a 75-year-old woman.
    Indian journal of pharmacology. 05/2014; 46(3):339-40.
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    ABSTRACT: Patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome are heterogeneous in terms of clinical presentation and immediate- and long-term risk of death or non-fatal ischemic events. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) score and severity of coronary artery disease angiographically evaluated by Gensini score in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome. A total of 245 patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome were enrolled to the study. Based on the GRACE risk score classification system, the patients were divided into low- (n=97, 39.6%), intermediate- (n=84, 34.3%), and high- (n=64, 26.1%) risk groups. All patients underwent coronary angiography within five days after admission. The Gensini scores were 26±29 in the low-risk group, 29±19 in the intermediate-risk group, and 38±23 in the high-risk group (p=0.016). The low-risk group was significantly different from the high-risk group (p=0.013), and the difference from the intermediate-risk group almost reached significance. Normal, noncritical, one and two, or multivessel disease were identified in 15 (6.1%), 31 (12.7%), 75 (30.6%), and 124 (50.6%) patients, respectively. The prevalence of multivessel disease was 28% in the low-risk group, 30% in the intermediate-risk group, and 42% in the high-risk group. The high-risk group was significantly different from the low-risk group (p<0.01). Our study demonstrates that the GRACE score has significant value for assessing the severity and extent of coronary artery stenosis in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome.
    Journal of Cardiology 09/2013; · 2.30 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The correlation between plasma D-dimer level and reperfusion has not been clarified yet in thrombolytic therapy applied for acute myocardial infarction patients. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a relationship between reperfusion and fibrinolytic activity in acute myocardial infarction patients treated with thrombolytic therapy. Fibrinolytic activity was reflected by plasma D-dimer levels. During the study period, 186 patients were initially analyzed. But 18 of these patients were excluded from the study because they were not suitable for study criteria. Blood was collected from 168 acute myocardial infarction patients within first 6 h. Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (100 mg) or streptokinase (1 500 000 U) was applied to patients. Mean age of the patients was 58 (28-86) years and majority was men (86%). The number of anterior, inferior, and lateral myocardial infarction patients were 76 (45.2%), 85 (50.6%), and seven (4.2%), respectively. The mean time from symptom onset to thrombolytic application was 134 (95-212) min. Reperfusion occurred in 115 (68.5%) patients. D-dimer levels were markedly high after thrombolytic therapy versus before (155 mg/dl, 362 mg/dl, P <0.005). We compared the D-dimer values before and after thrombolytic therapy between reperfused group and the nonreperfused group (189-409 mg/l in reperfused group, P = 0.086; 82-258 mg/l in the nonreperfused group, P = 0.173). In conclusion, in this study, D-dimer levels were elevated markedly in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction after thrombolytic therapy, but no significant difference was seen in D-dimer levels between the reperfused and nonreperfused groups.
    Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis: an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis 09/2013; 24(6):608-12. · 1.25 Impact Factor
  • Angiology 04/2013; · 2.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is highly prevalent in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We assessed the association between NAFLD and SYNTAX Score (SS) in patients with ACS. Eighty consecutive patients with ACS were enrolled. Patients were evaluated using ultrasound to detect NAFLD and hepatosteatosis stage. The prevalence of NAFLD was 81.2%; median SS was 15. The SS was significantly higher in patients with NAFLD (18 ± 8 vs. 11 ± 5, P = .001). Univariate analysis showed that the stage of NAFLD correlated with SS (r = .6, P < .001). In multivariate binary logistic analysis, increased age (odds ratio [OR], 1.05; 95% confidence interval [CI],1.00-1.10) and presence of NAFLD (OR, 13.20; 95% CI, 2.52-69.15) were independent factors associated with supramedian SS. In conclusion, among patients with ACS, those with NAFLD have more complex CAD as assessed by SS.
    Angiology 02/2013; · 2.37 Impact Factor
  • Yasemin Gunduz, Aysenur Ucar, Mehmet Bulent Vatan, Nurgul Keser
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    ABSTRACT: The development of thrombus on the tricuspid valve is very rare in adulthood and it needs special attention in clinical practice as it can be confused with vegetation or a tumour. Embolisation due to thrombus may have an acute and unexpected course with a detrimental prognosis and a high death rate during the first 24 h after diagnosis. In this report, we presented a case of mobile tricuspid valve thrombus detected by transthoracic echocardiography that led to recurrent pulmonary embolism.
    Case Reports 01/2013; 2013.
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    ABSTRACT: Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is the most common cause of secondary hypertension and accounts for approximately 1-3% of all causes of hypertension. Over 90% of RASs are caused by atherosclerosis; atherosclerotic RAS is increasingly common in aging populations, particularly elderly people with diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, aortoiliac occlusive disease, coronary artery disease or hypertension. Three therapeutic options are currently available for patients with renovascular hypertension: medical antihypertensive therapy, surgical revascularisation and transluminal angioplasty including stent implantation. We present in this report a male patient with bilateral severe ostial stenosis and coronary artery disease, and who was successfully treated with renal stent implantation in one session.
    Case Reports 01/2013; 2013.
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    ABSTRACT: Central venous catheterisation allows delivery of medications, intravenous fluids, parenteral nutrition, haemodialysis and monitoring of haemodynamic variables. Various complications may occur during and after the procedure. However, the complete guidewire retention has rarely been reported. In this report, we have presented a complete guidewire retention as a result of inadvertent catheter insertion. After 17&emsp14;months of the first operation performed upon the diagnosis of Fournier's gangrene, the patient was admitted to the cardiology polyclinic with a recurrent chest pain. Echocardiography showed a wire-shaped foreign body within the right part of the heart, and a fluoroscopic examination showed a guidewire reaching from the superior vena cava to the right external iliac vein. In retrospect, the wire was already visible on the postoperative chest x-rays and CT taken while the patient was still in intensive care unit, but its presence was overlooked at that time. The guidewire was retrieved completely during a surgery.
    Case Reports 11/2012; 2012.
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    ABSTRACT: Acute ST elevation myocardial infarction has high mortality and morbidity rates. The majority of patients with this condition face erectile dysfunction in addition to other health problems. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of two different reperfusion strategies, primary angioplasty and thrombolytic therapy, on the prevalence of erectile dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction. Of the 71 patients matching the selection criteria, 45 were treated with primary coronary angioplasty with stenting, and 26 were treated with thrombolytic agents. Erectile function was evaluated using the International Index of Erectile Function in the hospital to characterize each patient's sexual function before the acute myocardial infarction and 6 months after the event. The time required to restore blood flow to the artery affected by the infarct was found to be associated with the occurrence of erectile dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction. The increase in the prevalence of erectile dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction was 44.4% in the angioplasty group and 76.9% in the thrombolytic therapy group (P=0.008). In conclusion, this study has shown that reducing the time of reperfusion decreases the erectile dysfunction prevalence, and primary angioplasty is superior to thrombolytic therapy for decreasing the prevalence of erectile dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction.
    Asian Journal of Andrology 07/2012; 14(5):784-7. · 2.14 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The incidence of multivessel coronary artery ectasias (CAEs) among patients undergoing coronary artery angiography is very rare. All three coronary vessels can be affected by CAE, but most patients have an isolated arterial ectasia, commonly the right coronary artery. In this report we present two cases with inferior myocardial infarction that was likely caused by thrombotic occlusion of CAEs.
    Korean Circulation Journal 06/2012; 42(6):434-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Aortic dissection (AD) in patient with prostetic aortic valve is a rare but potentially fatal complication. Predictors of the occurrence of AD after aortic valve replacement (AVR) include fragility and thinning of the ascending aorta, aortic dilatation, aortic regurgitation (AR) and high blood pressure before AVR operation. AD is usually symptomatic, but rarely asymptomatic.We presented a case of asymptomatic AD seen in routine echocardiographic examination at 15 years after the AVR surgery.
    Mædica. 06/2012; 7(2):177-9.
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    ABSTRACT: The incidence of dual left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) in normal hearts has been reported to range from 0.13 to 1%. Type IV dual LAD differs from the other three types in the origination of the long LAD from the right coronary sinus. We present a case of type IV dual LAD in a patient with anterior myocardial infarction related to the short LAD.
    Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine 03/2012; 13(3):203-4. · 2.66 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background. B-type natriuretic peptide has been shown to be a very sensitive and specific marker of heart failure. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of percutaneous closure of ventricular septal defects with Amplatzer septal occluders on brain natriuretic peptide levels. Methods. Between 2008 and 2011, 23 patients underwent successfully percutaneous ventricular septal defect closure in 4 cardiology centers. Brain natriuretic peptide levels were measured in nine patients (4 male, mean ages were 25.3 ± 14.3) who underwent percutaneous closure with Amplatzer occluders for membranous or muscular ventricular septal defects were enrolled in the study. Brain natriuretic peptide levels were measured one day before and one month after the closure. Patients were evaluated clinically and by echocardiography one month after the procedure. Results. Percutaneous closures of ventricular septal defects were successfully performed in all patients. There was not any significant adverse event in patients group during followup. Decrease in brain natriuretic peptide levels after closure were statistically significant (97.3 ± 78.6 versus 26.8 ± 15.6, P = 0.013). Conclusion. Brain Natriuretic Peptide levels are elevated in patients with ventricular septal defects as compared to controls. Percutaneous closure of Ventricular Septal Defect with Amplatzer occluders decreases the BNP levels.
    The Scientific World Journal 01/2012; 2012:328697. · 1.73 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We have known that patients with renal insufficiency (creatinine level) have increased mortality for coronary artery disease. In this study, the relationship between admission creatinine level and one year mortality are evaluated in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). 160 AMI patients (127 men and 33 women with a mean age of 59 ± 13) were enrolled in the study. Serum creatinine levels were measured within 12 hours of AMI. The patients were divided into two groups according to admission serum creatinine level. (1) elevated group (serum creatinine > 1.3 mg/dL) and (2) normal group (≤1.3 mg/dL). One year mortality rates were evaluated. Elevated serum creatinine is observed in the 27 patients (16.9%). The mean creatinine level is 1.78 ± 7 mg/dL in the elevated group and 0.9 ± 0.18 mg/dL in the normal group (P < 0.0001). The mortality rate of the elevated group (n = 7, 25.9%) is higher than that of the normal group (n = 9, 6.8%). A significant increase in one year mortality is also observed (P=002) 60. The mildly elevated admission serum creatinine levels are markedly increased to one year mortality in patients with AMI.
    The Scientific World Journal 01/2012; 2012:186495. · 1.73 Impact Factor
  • Ramazan Akdemir, M Bulent Vatan
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    ABSTRACT: Understanding the exact pathophysiological mechanism of degenerative aortic stenosis is important in order to develop new treatment modalities and prevent progression of the disease. Recently, most of the inflammatory markers in association with aortic stenosis have been described. The authors of the paper under evaluation investigate the effects of the 5-lipoxygenase pathway on aortic valve stenosis and correlation with severity of stenosis. In this article, we suggest that the 5-lipoxygenase pathway is one of the possible factors in the development of aortic stenosis.
    Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy 07/2011; 9(7):853-5.
  • Clinical Toxicology 06/2011; 49(5):438-9. · 2.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Coronary artery anomalies are found in 0.2% to 1.3% of patients undergoing coronary angiography and 0.3% of an autopsy series. We aimed to estimate the frequency of coronary artery anomalies in our patient population. The data were collected retrospectively by analyzing the angiographic data of 12 457 consecutive adult patients undergoing coronary angiography between September 2002 and October 2007. Coronary artery anomalies were found in 112 patients (0.9% incidence), 100 patients (89.3%) had origin and distribution anomalies, and 12 patients (10.7%) had coronary artery fistulae. Their mean age was 52 ± 8 years (range, 22-79 y). Separate origins of left anterior descending and left circumflex coronary artery from the left sinus of Valsalva was the most common anomaly (63.4%). The right coronary artery rising from the left coronary sinus of Valsalva was found in 10 (8.9%) patients. Anomalous origin of the left circumflex coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsalva was seen in 10 (8.9%) patients. The left main coronary artery from the right coronary sinus of Valsalva was found in 1 (0.89%) patient while an isolated single coronary artery was seen in 2 (1.78%) patients. The incidence and the pattern of coronary artery anomalies in our patient population were almost identical with previous studies. Cardiologists should be aware of the coronary anomalies which may be associated with potentially serious cardiac events, because recognition of these coronary anomalies is mandatory in order to prescribe appropriate therapy.
    Clinical Cardiology 12/2010; 33(12):E60-4. · 1.83 Impact Factor
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    Diseases of the Esophagus 03/2010; 23(3):E16. · 1.64 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Cardiac myxomas are histologically benign tumors but they may be lethal because of their strategic position. They have variable presentations and excellent prognosis after surgical excision. Left atrial myxomas may mimic mitral stenosis and is very rarely associated with pleural effusion. We presented a case of left atrial myxoma blocking mitral orifice and causing recurrent pulmonary edema and pleural effusions in this report. KEYWORDS: Left Atrial; Myxoma; Pleural effusion.
    Journal of Clinical Medicine Research 12/2009; 1(5):297-9.