Mehmet Bulent Vatan

Sakarya University, Ada Bazar, Sakarya, Turkey

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  • Atherosclerosis 07/2015; 241(1):e127. DOI:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.04.440 · 3.99 Impact Factor
  • Atherosclerosis 07/2015; 241(1):e214-e215. DOI:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.04.1015 · 3.99 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Chordae tendineae rupture process is associated with increased production of inflammatory and angiogenesis mediators in connective tissues, which contributes to chronic inflammation and pathogenesis of degenerative chordae. A few trace elements are known to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiangiogenic properties. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine whether zinc, selenium, midkine (MK), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-8 (IL-8), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A), platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB), and reduced glutathione (GSH) levels are associated with inflammation and angiogenesis processes in the context of a potential etiology causing aggravation of mitral regurgitation and/or ruptured chordae tendineae. Seventy-one subjects comprising 34 patients with mitral chordae tendineae rupture (MCTR) and 37 healthy controls diagnosed on the basis of their clinical profile and transthoracic echocardiography were included in this study. The levels of GSH, MK, selenium, and zinc were found to be lower in the patients group when compared to control group. There were no significant difference in plasma TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, VEGF-A, and PDGF-BB levels between two groups. There were positive significant correlations between MK and GSH, MK, and selenium levels in patients with MCTR. According to our data in which selenium, zinc, MK, and GSH decreased in MCTR patients, inflammatory response, oxidative stress, and trace element levels may contribute to etiopathogenesis of mitral regurgitation and/or ruptured chordae tendineae.
    Biological trace element research 03/2015; 167(2). DOI:10.1007/s12011-015-0307-6 · 1.75 Impact Factor
  • The American Journal of Cardiology 03/2015; 115:S139. DOI:10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.01.449 · 3.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: 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. Methods: We prospectively studied preinterventional and postinterventional duplex scans obtained from 41 patients (mean age ± SD, 64 ± 10 years) who underwent carotid artery stenting. The Doppler-defined preprocedural peak systolic velocity (PSV) end-diastolic velocity (EDV), resistive index (RI), and pulsatility index (PI) in the ipsilateral external carotid and superior thyroid arteries were compared with postprocedural values. Results: Among patients with stenting, the preprocedural PSV, EDV, RI, and PI in the ipsilateral superior thyroid artery were 30 ± 11 cm/s, 13 ± 6 cm/s, 0.62 ± 0.11, and 1.04 ± 0.28,respectively; after stenting, they were 36 ± 8 cm/s, 14 ± 9 cm/s, 0.71 ± 0.07, and 1.11 ± 0.19. The preprocedural PSV, EDV, RI, and PI in the ipsilateral external carotid artery were 79 ± 24 cm/s, 17 ± 7 cm/s, 0.77 ± 0.26, and 1.27 ± 0.22; after stenting, they were 94 ± 31 cm/s, 20 ± 6 cm/s, 0.80 ± 0.4, and 1.25 ± 0.31. Despite a slight increase in superior thyroid and external carotid artery flow, there was no statistically significant change from before to after stenting. Conclusions: This study showed no differences in blood velocity profiles in the ipsilateral superior thyroid and external carotid arteries after stenting.
    Journal of ultrasound in medicine: official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 10/2014; 33(10):1783-9. DOI:10.7863/ultra.33.10.1783 · 1.54 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. DOI:10.4103/0253-7613.132193 · 0.69 Impact Factor
  • Sabiye Yilmaz · Mehmet Akif Cakar · Mehmet Bulent Vatan · Harun Kilic · Nurgul Keser
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    ABSTRACT: Drowning is one of the fatal accidents frequently encountered during the summer and is the most common cause of accidental death in the world. Anoxia, hypothermia, and metabolic acidosis are mainly responsible for morbidty. Cardiovascular effects may occur secondary to hypoxia and hypothermia. Atrial fibrillation, sinus dysrhythmias (rarely requiring treatment), and, in serious cases, ventricular fibrillation or asystole may develop, showing as rhythm problems on electrocardiogram and Osborn wave can be seen, especially during hypothermia. A 16-year-old male patient who was admitted to our hospital's emergency service with drowning is presented in this article. In our case, ventricular fibrillation and giant J wave (Osborn wave) associated with hypothermia developed after drowning was seen. We present this case as a reminder of ECG changes due to hypothermia that develop after drowning. Response to cardiopulmonary resuscitation after drowning and hypothermia is not very good. Mortality is very high, so early resuscitation and aggressive treatment of cardiovascular and respiratory problems are important for life.
    01/2014; 14(1):37-40. DOI:10.5505/1304.7361.2014.60590
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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; 63(1). DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2013.06.017 · 2.78 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. DOI:10.1097/MBC.0b013e328360a53f · 1.40 Impact Factor
  • Yasemin Gunduz · Ramazan Akdemir · Salih Sahinkus · Mehmet Bulent Vatan
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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 06/2013; 2013. DOI:10.1136/bcr-2012-008464
  • Angiology 04/2013; 64(8). DOI:10.1177/0003319713486013 · 2.97 Impact Factor
  • International Journal of Cardiology 03/2013; 163(3):S93. DOI:10.1016/S0167-5273(13)70233-X · 4.04 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; 64(8). DOI:10.1177/0003319713479155 · 2.97 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. DOI:10.1136/bcr-2012-006995
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    Devrim Cabuk · Mustafa Volkan Demir · Selcuk Yaylaci · Mehmet Bulent Vatan · Ali Tamer
    01/2013; 3(4):218-220. DOI:10.5505/sakaryamj.2013.09609
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    01/2013; 3(4):212-213. DOI:10.5505/sakaryamj.2013.85047
  • Mehmet Bulent Vatan · Huseyin Gunduz
    01/2013; 3(1):1-4. DOI:10.5505/sakaryamj.2013.22932
  • Yasemin Gunduz · Mehmet Bulent Vatan · Altug Osken · Mehmet Akif Cakar
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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. DOI:10.1136/bcr-2012-007064
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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. DOI:10.1038/aja.2012.41 · 2.60 Impact Factor
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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.
    06/2012; 7(2):177-9.