Goksel Guz

Istanbul University, İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Are you Goksel Guz?

Claim your profile

Publications (9)15.22 Total impact

  • No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · EuroIntervention: journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: We aimed to investigate whether or not cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1) can be used as a predictor of sinus rhythm constancy in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) converted to sinus rhythm. Thirty two patients with AF (48-78 years), without any structural heart disease were enrolled for the study. The control group consisted of 32, age and gender matched healthy persons. Measurements of CT-1 were made after transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography prior to cardioversion (CV). Relapses of AF were investigated by monthly electrocardiograms (ECGs) and ambulatory ECGs at 1st, 3rd, and 6th month. At the end of 6th month, measurements of CT-1 were repeated. At the beginning patients with AF had increased CT-1 levels when compared to controls (0.94 ± 0.32 pg/mL vs. 0.30 ± 0.12 pg/mL, [p < 0.001]). At the end of follow-up of the 32 patients, 17 (53%) had AF relapse. Age, initial duration of AF, left ventricle diameters, ejection fraction, left atrium appendix flow rates were similar among patients with and without AF relapse. However, basal left atrium diameter (4.24 ± 0.14 cm vs. 4.04 ± 0.22 cm, p = 0.005), pulmonary artery pressure (32.82 ± 5 vs. 28.60 ± 6.23 mmHg, p = 0.004) and CT-1 values (1.08 ± 0.37 vs. 0.82 ± 0.16 pg/mL, p = 0.02) were significantly increased in patients with AF relapse. Furthermore, patients with relapsed AF had higher CT-1 levels at 6th month when compared to those in sinus rhythm (1.00 ± 0.40 vs. 0.71 ± 0.23 pg/mL). We conclude that post-CV, AF relapses are more frequent among patients with increased baseline CT-1 levels, and CT-1 may be a potential predictor of AF relapse.
    Full-text · Article · Aug 2015 · Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences / Udruzenje basicnih mediciniskih znanosti = Association of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Multifocal fibrosclerosis is a rare syndrome of unknown cause that is characterized by fibrosis involving multiple organ systems. Definitive diagnosis can only be made based on biopsy findings. In this case, the biopsy specimen of the patient demonstrates pulmonary hyalinated granuloma or sclerosing mediastinitis. There are few reports of multiple fibrosclerosis with heart failure. Here, we reported a case of retroperitoneal fibrosis with massive mediastinal involvement extending to pleura and pericardium causing pleuro- pericardial effusion with dilated cardiomyopathy. Systolic dysfunction was improved and pericardial effusion disappeared with methylprednisolone treatment.
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2014 · International Cardiovascular Research Journal
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Retrograde coronary aortic dissection is a rare but dangerous complication of coronary angioplasty. Mostly seen in right coronary artery procedures, especially in chronic total oclussion lesions, and rarely seen in left side procedures. This is a case report of an aortic dissection complicated by coronary angioplasty of the left circumflex artery. Immediate stenting of the left main coronary artery successfully sealed the entry point of dissection and stabilized the patient.
    Preview · Article · Dec 2014 · Postepy w Kardiologii Interwencyjnej / Advances in Interventional Cardiology
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The extent of coronary microvascular dysfunction might be related, not only to patient characteristics and procedural factors, but also to the inflammatory status. The aim of the present study was to examine a possible association between inflammation, as reflected by the serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, and the extent of baseline and post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) coronary microvascular dysfunction in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome undergoing PCI. A total of 42 patients undergoing PCI for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome were enrolled. Coronary microvascular resistance (MR) was determined in the territory of culprit artery using a Doppler probe- and a pressure sensor-equipped guidewire both before (taking the collateral blood into account) and after PCI. The periprocedural changes in MR were calculated. The CRP levels at admission were correlated with the pre-PCI MR (r = 0.498, p = 0.001), post-PCI MR (r = 0.429, p = 0.005), and periprocedural changes in MR (r = 0.785, p <0.001). On multivariate regression analysis, the only predictor of the pre-PCI (β = 0.531, p = 0.002) and post-PCI (β = 0.471, p = 0.012) MR was the serum CRP concentration. Likewise, the periprocedural changes in MR was predicted by the serum CRP levels (β = 0.677, p = 0.001) and the presence of angiographic thrombus (β = -0.275, p = 0.02). In conclusion, these results have shown that the CRP level is related to increased coronary MR in the territory of the culprit lesion. This suggests that inflammatory processes might play a role in microvascular impairment in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2013 · The American journal of cardiology

  • No preview · Conference Paper · Nov 2012
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: We investigated the relationship among serum cardiac biomarkers including N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP), cardiac troponin T (cTnT), uric acid and high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and noninvasive predictors of atherosclerosis including carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), aortic stiffness (pulse wave velocity (PWV)) and transthoracic coronary flow reserve (CFR) in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. 37 PD patients were included in the study. We measured (1) carotid IMT, (2) PWV and augmentation index (AIx), and (3) CFR. Simultaneous measurements of serum NT-pro-BNP, cTnT, uric acid and hs-CRP were also performed. Associations among these variables were analyzed. cTnT was significantly associated with carotid IMT (r = 0.747, p < 0.001), PWV (r = 0.431, p = 0.035) and CFR (r = -0.439, p = 0.007). In multivariate analysis, cTnT was a significant independent predictor of carotid IMT (β = 4.446, p < 0.001) and CFR (β = -2.272, p = 0.013). Patients with high cTnT levels (≥0.01 ng/ml) significantly hadhigher carotid IMT and PWV values. Only the aortic PWV significantly correlated with residual renal function (r = -0.574, p = 0.004). Serum cTnT appeared to be a useful clinical biomarker for evaluating noninvasive predictors of atherosclerosis in chronic PD patients. Arterial stiffness as determined by PWV is also correlated with residual renal function.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2012 · Kidney and Blood Pressure Research
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: In this prospective study, we sought to investigate the long-term prognostic value of coronary flow reserve (CFR) and carotid intima media thickness (IMT) estimates in renal transplant recipients without known coronary artery disease. The 20 renal transplant recipients included in this study underwent CFR recordings performed by trans-thoracic Doppler echocardiography (TTDE) and carotid IMT measured by carotid Doppler ultrasonography. During a 3-year follow-up only one patient experienced a cardiac event. The baseline CFR and carotid IMT values of the patients were 1.77 ± 0.47 and 0.67 ± 0.15 mm, respectively. After 3 years of follow-up, there were no significant differences compared with baseline measurements with regard to CFR and IMT values. CFR values at the third year of follow-up showed significant correlation with age as well as IMT at baseline and at the third year. Upon multivariate analysis, baseline carotid IMT (β = -0.562; P = .05) was a significant independent predictor of CFR at the third year. Carotid IMT showed a greater predictive value for impaired CFR in renal transplant recipients. CFR was not an independent predictor for cardiovascular events among renal transplant recipients within the first 3 years of follow-up measurements.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2011 · Transplantation Proceedings
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Despite the availability of guidelines for preoperative cardiology consultations, their efficacy in real clinical practice remains unknown. Furthermore, there are concerns that overused cardiology consultations can lead to unnecessary investigations, prolonged hospital stays, and even cancellation of necessary surgery. In this retrospective study, we investigated: (i) the potential impact of the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology algorithm and (ii) the potential of this algorithm for preventing unnecessary evaluation. We examined the cardiology consultation requests for 712 patients scheduled for elective surgery. Our analysis included: (i) patient characteristics, (ii) abnormalities revealed by the consultant, (iii) impact of these abnormalities on clinical decision making and therapy modification. The most common reason for consultation was 'pre-operative evaluation' (80.9%). Although our cardiologists revealed an abnormality in 67.8% and recommended further work up in 58.7% of our patients, they contributed to the clinical course in only 36.9%. Moreover, when the algorithm was applied to 'routine pre-operative evaluation' requests lacking a specific question, only 7.6% of these consultation requests required further investigation. Preoperative cardiology consultation seems to be overused. Although the fear of missing important issues leads surgeons to use a decreased threshold for pre-operative consultation requests, such a non-specific manner of pre-operative consultation request causes unnecessary investigations and decreased cost-effectiveness. Furthermore, the detection of any clinical abnormality by cardiologists surprisingly adds little to clinical decision making.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2011 · Acta cardiologica

  • No preview · Article · Jul 2010 · Transplantation

Publication Stats

15 Citations
15.22 Total Impact Points


  • 2011-2015
    • Istanbul University
      • Department of Pediatric Cardiology
      İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014
    • Medicana International İstanbul Hospital
      İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey