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Aortic cusp ablation for premature ventricular contractions and ventricular tachycardia in children: a 5-year single-center experience.

Yakup Ergul, Senem Ozgur, Gülhan Tunca Şahin, Hasan Candas Kafali, Hatice Dilek Özcanoğlu, Alper Güzeltaş,

PURPOSE:Aortic cusps might be the source of supraventricular or ventricular arrhythmias. For many years, aortic cusp ablation has been widely used to treat premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and ventricular tachycardia (VT). However, the data on the outcomes of this procedure in children are limited. The study aimed to convey or ... Read more >>

J Interv Card Electrophysiol (Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing)
[2020, :]

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Parameters affecting pleural drainage and management strategy after Fontan operation.

Servet Ergün, Okan Yıldız, Pelin Ayyıldız, Erman Çilsal, Erkut Öztürk, İsmihan Selen Onan, Alper Güzeltaş, Sertaç Haydin,

BACKGROUND:Prolonged pleural drainage is a common complication after undergoing the Fontan procedure. Although various protocols have been described, there is no definitive consensus for how to treat this complication. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Our primary aim was to determine the effect of the management strategy protocol on the duration of drainage and ... Read more >>

J Card Surg (Journal of cardiac surgery)
[2020, :]

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Late Arterial Switch Surgery Under ECMO Support in a Patient with Transposition of the Great Arteries with Intact Ventricular Septum: a Case Report.

Sertac Haydin, Erkut Ozturk, Okan Yildiz, Behzat Tuzun, Alper Guzeltas,

A 30-month-old male patient with transposition of the great arteries with intact ventricular septum (TGA/IVS) is presented. Arterial switch operation (ASO) was performed in the light of echocardiographic and angiographic findings. The patient remained under extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support for seven days postoperatively, and his cardiac functions returned to normal ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):113-116]

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Transcatheter intervention for doublesteal syndrome from isolation of the subclavian artery associated with patent ductus arteriosus.

Bekir Yukcu, Fatma Sevinc Sengul, Alper Guzeltas,

Anatol J Cardiol (Anatolian journal of cardiology)
[2020, 23(6):E15]

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Epicardial Pacemaker in Neonates and Infants: Is There a Relationship Between Patient Size, Device Size, and Wound Complicatıon?

Servet Ergün, Hasan Candaş Kafalı, Serhat Bahadır Genç, Okan Yildiz, Mustafa Güneş, İsmihan Selen Onan, Yakup Ergül, Alper Güzeltaş, Sertaç Haydin,

We aimed to investigate the complications after epicardial pacemaker (PM) implantation in neonates and infants and their relationship with factors such as device size and patient size. Between May 2010 and July 2018, 55 patients under 1 year of age who underwent epicardial PM placement were retrospectively evaluated. PM-related complications requiring ... Read more >>

Pediatr Cardiol (Pediatric cardiology)
[2020, 41(4):755-763]

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Use of Lifetech™ Konar-MF, a device for both perimembranous and muscular ventricular septal defects: A multicentre study.

Ibrahim Cansaran Tanidir, Osman Baspinar, Murat Saygi, Mehmet Kervancioglu, Alper Guzeltas, Ender Odemis,

BACKGROUND:The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of transcatheter closure of ventricular septal defects (VSD) using the LifeTech™ multifunctional occluder device (MF-Konar). METHODS:Clinical features and demographic characteristics and follow-up findings were evaluated retrospectively from three centers. RESULTS:MF-Konar was used in 98 patients. The median age ... Read more >>

Int. J. Cardiol. (International journal of cardiology)
[2020, 310:43-50]

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Ultrasonographic postoperative evaluation of diaphragm function of patients with congenital heart defects.

Erkut Öztürk, İbrahim Cansaran Tanıdır, Okan Yıldız, Bekir Yükçü, Servet Ergün, Sertaç Haydın, Alper Güzeltaş,

Background:This study aims to investigate the role of ultrasonography in the postoperative evaluation of diaphragm function in patients with congenital heart defect. Methods:This prospective study included a total of 360 patients (176 males, 184 females; mean age 2 years; range, 1 month to 8 years) who underwent congenital heart surgery ... Read more >>

Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg (Turk gogus kalp damar cerrahisi dergisi)
[2020, 28(1):70-75]

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Use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in postcardiotomy pediatric patients: parameters affecting survival.

Servet Ergün, Okan Yildiz, Mustafa Güneş, Halil Sencer Akdeniz, Erkut Öztürk, İsmihan Selen Onan, Alper Güzeltaş, Sertaç Haydin,

AIM:We aimed to investigate the risk factors affecting survival after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use in pediatric postcardiotomy patients. METHODS:One hundred thirty-three consecutive patients who underwent surgery for congenital heart disease who needed extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS:In all, 3,082 patients were operated, of which 140 patients (4.54% ... Read more >>

Perfusion (Perfusion)
[2020, :267659119897746]

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Transcatheter occlusion of antegrade pulmonary blood flow in children with univentricular heart.

Gülhan Tunca Şahin, İbrahim Cansaran Tanıdır, Selman Gökalp, Alper Güzeltaş,

Background:This study aims to evaluate the results of transcatheter occlusion of antegrade pulmonary blood flow in children with univentricular heart. Methods:Medical data of a total of seven patients (4 females, 3 males; median age 11.7 years; range, 1 to 24 years) who underwent transcatheter occlusion of the antegrade pulmonary blood ... Read more >>

Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg (Turk gogus kalp damar cerrahisi dergisi)
[2019, 27(3):274-279]

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Clinical features and arrhythmic complications of patients with pediatric-onset arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia.

Fatma Sevinç Şengül, Gülhan Tunca Şahin, Senem Özgür, Hasan Candaş Kafalı, Okan Akıncı, Alper Güzeltaş, Yakup Ergül,

OBJECTIVE:Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is a myocardial genetic disease that occurs primarily in the right ventricle. Patients with ARVD may present with severe ventricular arrhythmias, syncope, and cardiac arrest. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical features and arrhythmic complications of patients with pediatric-onset ARVD. METHODS:Patients ... Read more >>

Anatol J Cardiol (Anatolian journal of cardiology)
[2019, 22(2):60-67]

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Vocal cord paralysis after transcatheter patent ductus arteriosus closure with AMPLATZERTM Vascular Plug II.

Ibrahim Cansaran Tanidir, Bekir Yukcu, Erkut Ozturk, Alper Guzeltas,

Anatol J Cardiol (Anatolian journal of cardiology)
[2019, 21(6):345-346]

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Predictors of a complicated course after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot.

Servet Ergün, Serhat Bahadır Genç, Okan Yıldız, Erkut Öztürk, Mustafa Güneş, İsmihan Selen Onan, Alper Güzeltaş, Sertaç Haydin,

Background:In this study, we aimed to evaluate the patient and surgical factors affecting prolonged hospital stay and major adverse events after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot and to identify the predictors of a complicated course after surgical repair. Methods:A total of 170 consecutive patients (96 males, 74 females; median ... Read more >>

Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg (Turk gogus kalp damar cerrahisi dergisi)
[2019, 28(2):264-273]

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Cardiac Catheterization in the Early Post-Operative Period after Congenital Heart Surgery.

Taner Kasar, Ibrahim Cansaran Tanidir, Erkut Ozturk, Candas Kafali, Murat Sahin, Okan Yildiz, Sertac Haydin, Alper Guzeltas,

Background:The number of diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures are increasing in the post-operative period of congenital heart diseases (CHD). The aim of this study was to evaluate data of patients who underwent cardiac catheterization in the early post-operative period after congenital heart surgery (CHS). Methods:We retrospectively evaluated the data ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2018, 34(6):481-487]

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Arrhythmia during diagnostic cardiac catheterization in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease.

Taner Kasar, İbrahim Cansaran Tanıdır, Erkut Öztürk, Selman Gökalp, Gülhan Tunca Şahin, Mehmet Akın Topkarcı, Yakup Ergül, Alper Güzeltaş,

OBJECTIVE:Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures for congenital heart diseases (CHD) are becoming increasingly more popular, and arrhythmia is a well-known complication. This study was an evaluation of the incidence and causative agents of arrhythmia and the subsequent treatment strategies applied during cardiac catheterization. METHODS:The catheterization data of all of ... Read more >>

Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars (Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi : Turk Kardiyoloji Derneginin yayin organidir)
[2018, 46(8):675-682]

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Hybrid transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation: The first case series from Turkey.

Alper Güzeltaş, İbrahim Cansaran Tanıdır, Selman Gökalp, Sertaç Haydin,

Anatol J Cardiol (Anatolian journal of cardiology)
[2018, 20(3):190-191]

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The Transjugular Approach: An Alternative Route to Improve Ablation Success in Right Anteriorly and Anterolaterally-Located Supraventricular Tachycardia Substrates in Children.

Yakup Ergül, Senem Özgür, Gülhan Tunca Şahin, Hasan Candaş Kafalı, Sinem Bahar Çelebi, Başol Bay, Alper Güzeltaş,

Catheter ablation via the femoral vein has been widely used in children. However, in certain conditions, an alternative vascular access is required for a successful ablation. Herein we reported that, accessory pathways (APs) and ectopic foci which reside right anterior and anterolateral to tricuspid valve orifice can be safely and ... Read more >>

Pediatr Cardiol (Pediatric cardiology)
[2019, 40(3):477-482]

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Successful cryoablation of incessant fast-slow atypical atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in a child with tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.

Yakup Ergül, Ahmet İrdem, Osman Esen, Alper Güzeltaş,

A 15-year-old female patient presented at the clinic with heart failure (HF). A 12-lead electrocardiogram showed a heart rate of 170 bpm; negative P waves in leads DII, DIII, aVF; and long RP tachycardia (LRPT). Echocardiography demonstrated a shortening fraction (SF) of 20%. An electrophysiology study during tachycardia revealed an ... Read more >>

Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars (Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi : Turk Kardiyoloji Derneginin yayin organidir)
[2018, 46(5):406-410]

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Atrial flutter and nonconducted bigeminy premature atrial contraction in a neonate with cardiac rhabdomyoma.

Yakup Ergül, Erkut Öztürk, Alper Güzeltaş,

During the neonatal period the majority of cardiac tumors seen are rhabdomyomas, and the clinical manifestations are notably variable. Symptoms of rhabdomyoma depend on the presence of intracardiac obstructions, myocardial involvement, or rhythm disturbances. Most cardiac rhabdomyomas regress in follow-up, but some need medical/surgical intervention during the neonatal period as ... Read more >>

Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars (Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi : Turk Kardiyoloji Derneginin yayin organidir)
[2018, 46(4):313-317]

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Ivabradine is an effective antiarrhythmic therapy for congenital junctional ectopic tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy during infancy: Case studies.

Yakup Ergul, Erkut Ozturk, Senem Ozgur, Abdullah Ozyurt, Erman Cilsal, Alper Guzeltas,

Junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) is a rare form of arrhythmia that is most commonly seen during infancy. JET is continuous and incessant, characterized by persistently high heart rates that may result in impaired cardiac function and tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. Despite the availability of multiple antiarrhythmic treatments, including flecainide and amiodarone, management ... Read more >>

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol (Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE)
[2018, 41(10):1372-1377]

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Analysis of congenital heart surgery results: A comparison of four risk scoring systems.

Okan Yıldız, Taner Kasar, Erkut Öztürk, Behzat Tüzün, Hüsnü Fırat Altın, İsmihan Selen Onan, Alper Güzeltaş, Sertaç Haydin,

Background:This study aims to evaluate the surgical results of our clinic according to presumption systems of Risk Adjustment in Congenital Heart Surgery, Aristotle Basic Complexity score, Aristotle Comprehensive Complexity score, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons and European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery mortality categories and to compare the efficiency of these ... Read more >>

Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg (Turk gogus kalp damar cerrahisi dergisi)
[2018, 26(2):200-206]

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The role of intraoperative epicardial echocardiography in pediatric cardiac surgery.

Erkut Ozturk, Ibrahim Cansaran Tanidir, Pelin Ayyildiz, Selman Gokalp, Hasan Candas Kafali, Murat Sahin, Yakup Ergul, Sertac Haydin, Alper Guzeltas,

AIM:Our aim was to evaluate the findings and the role of intraoperative epicardial echocardiography (IEE) in the management of pediatric cardiac surgery patients. METHODS:Patients evaluated with IEE between December 2015 and December 2017 were analyzed retrospectively. Demographic data, preoperative transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), and IEE reports were evaluated. RESULTS:A total of ... Read more >>

Echocardiography (Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.))
[2018, 35(7):999-1004]

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Rhythm disturbances and treatment strategies in children with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries.

Taner Kasar, Pelin Ayyildiz, Gulhan Tunca Sahin, Erkut Ozturk, Selman Gokalp, Sertac Haydin, Alper Guzeltas, Yakup Ergul,

We aimed to evaluate rhythm abnormalities in cases of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) and associated treatment strategies.This retrospective cohort study included 65 pediatric patients with ccTGA who were admitted to the clinic between 2009 and 2017. The patients were divided into two groups, and surgical data, ... Read more >>

Congenit Heart Dis (Congenital heart disease)
[2018, 13(3):450-457]

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Sustained tachyarrhythmia in children younger than 1 year of age: Six year single-center experience.

Gulhan Tunca Sahin, Erkut Ozturk, Taner Kasar, Alper Guzeltas, Yakup Ergul,

The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of non-operational sustained tachyarrhythmia in patients <1 year of age at the present center.Between November 2010 and November 2016, the demographic characteristics, type and localization of the tachyarrhythmia, echocardiographic findings, and medical and/or ablation therapy for patients <1 year of age with ... Read more >>

Pediatr Int (Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society)
[2018, 60(2):115-121]

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Catheter ablation of manifest posteroseptal accessory pathway associated with coronary sinus diverticula in a child with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries.

Yakup Ergül, Osman Esen, Senem Özgür, Alper Güzeltaş,

Anatol J Cardiol (Anatolian journal of cardiology)
[2018, 19(2):149-151]

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Valve-sparing aortic root replacement in Loeys-Dietz syndrome and a novel mutation in TGFBR2.

Taner Kasar, Alper Gezdirici, Pelin Ayyıldız, Sertaç Haydin, Alper Güzeltaş,

Anatol J Cardiol (Anatolian journal of cardiology)
[2018, 19(1):74-77]

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