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Early and late outcomes of surgical repair of double-chambered right ventricle: a single-centre experience.

Murat Surucu, İlkay Erdoğan, Birgül Varan, Murat Özkan, N Kürşad Tokel, Sait Aşlamacı,

OBJECTIVE:Double-chambered right ventricle is characterised by division of the outlet portion of the right ventricle by hypertrophy of the septoparietal trabeculations into two parts. We aim to report our experiences regarding the presenting symptoms of double-chambered right ventricle, long-term prognosis, including the recurrence rate and incidence of arrhythmias after surgery. ... Read more >>

Cardiol Young (Cardiology in the young)
[2020, 30(3):409-412]

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Management of pediatric cardiac transplantation candidates with pulmonary hypertension and high pulmonary vascular resistance.

Kahraman Yakut, Birgül Varan, İlkay Erdoğan, Nimet Cindik, Mahmut Gökdemir, Ayten Gümüş, N Kürşad Tokel, Atilla Sezgin,

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Right ventricular failure is an important cause of mortality and morbidity after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). The right ventricle of the donor may fail to accommodate to the high pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) of the recipient. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) due to chronic heart failure with PVRi > 4 ... Read more >>

Turk. J. Pediatr. (The Turkish journal of pediatrics)
[2020, 62(3):461-467]

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Aortic balloon valvuloplasty and mid-term results in newborns: a single center experience.

Birgül Varan, Kahraman Yakut, İlkay Erdoğan, Murat Özkan, Kürşat Tokel,

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Aortic balloon valvuloplasty (ABV) has become the first-line treatment for critical aortic valve stenosis in infants. We aimed to evaluate the short- and mid-term results of patients who underwent ABV during neonatal period, the factors affecting the success and complications of the procedure. METHODS:We retrospectively examined 65 patients ... Read more >>

Turk. J. Pediatr. (The Turkish journal of pediatrics)
[2020, 62(2):233-243]

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Diagnosis and treatment of abnormal left coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery: A single-center experience.

Kahraman Yakut, Niyazi Kursad Tokel, Murat Ozkan, Birgul Varan, Ilkay Erdogan, Mehmet Sait Aslamaci,

OBJECTIVE:We aimed to review symptoms, findings, surgical treatment options, short- and mid-term outcomes, and reoperation rate of patients diagnosed with of left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) of an anomalous origin in our institution. METHODS:From May 2000 to March 2018, 33 patients who had left coronary artery originating ... Read more >>

Anatol J Cardiol (Anatolian journal of cardiology)
[2019, 22(6):325-331]

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The results of interventional catheterization in infants weighing under 2,000 g.

Birgül Varan, N Kürşad Tokel, Kahraman Yakut, İlkay Erdoğan, Murat Özkan,

Background:The aim of this study was to evaluate the early and mid-term results of interventional cardiac catheterization and procedure-related complications in infants weighing <2,000 g. Methods:Between May 1998 and April 2017, 22 patients (14 males, 8 females; mean age 14±8.4 days; range, 1 to 30 days) weighing <2,000 g who ... Read more >>

Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg (Turk gogus kalp damar cerrahisi dergisi)
[2019, 27(3):304-313]

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Maternal and cord blood homocysteine, vitamin B12, folate, and B-type natriuretic peptide levels at term for predicting congenital heart disease of the neonate: A case-control study.

Nihal Sahin-Uysal, Cagri Gulumser, Eda Kocaman, Birgül Varan, Nilüfer Bayraktar, Filiz Yanık,

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of the metabolic markers homocysteine, vitamin B12, folate, and B-type natriuretic peptide in maternal and cord blood for detecting congenital heart disease.Methods: Homocysteine, vitamin B12, folate, and B-type natriuretic peptide concentrations in maternal and cord blood samples at term were measured in the case (n = 42) ... Read more >>

J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med. (The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians)
[2020, 33(15):2649-2656]

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A rare complication of balloon pulmonary angioplasty: Aortopulmonary window and its treatment.

Birgül Varan, Kahraman Yakut, Kürşad Tokel, Süleyman Özkan, Sait Aşlamacı,

Anatol J Cardiol (Anatolian journal of cardiology)
[2019, 21(1):46-47]

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Reversible cardiomyopathy-tachycardiomyopathy in children.

Alev Arslan, İlkay Erdoğan, Birgül Varan, Mustafa Yılmaz, Mehmet Bülent Özin, Niyazi Kürşad Tokel,

Arslan A, Erdoğan İ, Varan B, Yılmaz M, Özin MB, Tokel NK. Reversible cardiomyopathy-tachycardiomyopathy in children. Turk J Pediatr 2019; 61: 552-559. Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (tachycardiomyopathy) is defined by the presence of a sustained tachycardia that results in left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Restoration of cardiac function is dependent on the control ... Read more >>

Turk. J. Pediatr. (The Turkish journal of pediatrics)
[2019, 61(4):552-559]

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Asymptomatic giant congenital left atrial aneurysm.

Kahraman Yakut, Birgül Varan, İlkay Erdoğan,

Yakut K, Varan B, Erdoğan İ. Asymptomatic giant congenital left atrial aneurysm. Turk J Pediatr 2019; 61: 117-119. Congenital aneurysm of the left atrial appendage can be caused by congenital dysplasia of the pectinate muscles and may be accompanied by a congenital absence of the pericardium. Symptoms generally manifest after ... Read more >>

Turk. J. Pediatr. (The Turkish journal of pediatrics)
[2019, 61(1):117-119]

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Evaluation of right ventricular function in operated tetralogy of Fallot patients with tissue Doppler imaging before and after pulmonary valve replacement.

Hazım Alper Gürsu, Birgül Varan, İlkay Erdoğan, Murat Özkan,

Background:This study aims to investigate the efficacy of tissue Doppler echocardiography for the diagnosis of right ventricular dysfunction and for the evaluation of the response to pulmonary valve replacement. Methods:Between December 2008 and December 2010, a total of 15 patients (8 males, 7 females; mean age: 14.5±4.5 years; range, 7 ... Read more >>

Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg (Turk gogus kalp damar cerrahisi dergisi)
[2018, 26(3):359-364]

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[Case report and the surgical treatment of two cases with pulmonary atresia in which pulmonary arteries is circulated by coronary arteries].

Kahraman Yakut, Kürşad Tokel, Birgül Varan, İlkay Erdoğan, Murat Özkan,

Pulmonary atresia (PA) and ventricular septal defect (VSD) can occur in a variety of ways, from simple valve atresia to a condition in which circulation to the pulmonary bed occurs through collateral arteries separated from the aorta and there are no real pulmonary arteries, or they are present but hypoplastic. ... Read more >>

Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars (Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi : Turk Kardiyoloji Derneginin yayin organidir)
[2018, 46(3):216-220]

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Transcatheter retrieval of embolized catheter using venovenous loop in a neonate.

Birgül Varan, Kahraman Yakut, Ali Harman,

Varan B, Yakut K, Harman A. Transcatheter retrieval of embolized catheter using venovenous loop in a neonate. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 113-115. Umbilical venous catheters are reliable in providing adequate medical care for premature babies however complications include infections, bleeding, thrombosis, catheter occlusion and migration of a piece of ... Read more >>

Turk. J. Pediatr. (The Turkish journal of pediatrics)
[2018, 60(1):113-115]

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A rare cause of cyanosis in newborns: arteriovenous fistula between the right pulmonary artery and the left atrium and its treatment.

Kahraman Yakut, Birgul Varan, Murat Ozkan,

The formation of a fistula between the right pulmonary artery and the left atrium via a sac is a very rare cyanotic congenital cardiopulmonary defect. A fistula between the pulmonary artery and left atrium may cause cardiac failure in utero. It can safely be treated surgically and in selected cases ... Read more >>

Cardiol Young (Cardiology in the young)
[2018, 28(4):605-607]

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Diagnosis and surgical treatment of aortopulmonary window: Our single-center experience.

Kahraman Yakut, N Kürşad Tokel, Murat Özkan, Birgül Varan, İlkay Erdoğan, Sait Aşlamacı,

Background:In this study, we aimed to report our single-center experience in aortopulmonary window and review clinical signs, symptoms, surgical correction techniques, and long-term outcomes. Methods:We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of a total of 30 patients who were followed with the diagnosis of aortopulmonary window in our hospital between May ... Read more >>

Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg (Turk gogus kalp damar cerrahisi dergisi)
[2018, 26(1):30-37]

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A Report of Brugada Syndrome Presenting with Cardiac Arrest Triggered by Verapamil Intoxication.

Kahraman Yakut, İlkay Erdoğan, Birgül Varan, İlyas Atar,

Brugada syndrome is a disease characterized by a specific electrocardiographic pattern and an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. We present this case with the updated literature to emphasise the need to consider the diagnosis of Brugada syndrome in patients admitted to the emergency ward with sudden cardiac arrest.A 16-year-old ... Read more >>

Balkan Med J (Balkan medical journal)
[2017, 34(6):576-579]

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Complications of cardiac catheterization in children with congenital heart disease.

Kürşat Tokel, Ayten Gümüş, Canan Ayabakan, Birgül Varan, İlkay Erdoğan,

Tokel K, Gümüş A, Ayabakan C, Varan B, Erdoğan İ. Complications of cardiac catheterization in children with congenital heart disease. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 675-683. Catheterization procedures for congenital heart disease include a broad range of procedures with a large spectrum of potential adverse outcomes. We aimed to determine ... Read more >>

Turk. J. Pediatr. (The Turkish journal of pediatrics)
[2018, 60(6):675-683]

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Hypomagnesemia in Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients Treated with Tacrolimus.

Ilkay Erdogan, Hazim A Gursu, Birgul Varan, Murat Ozkan, Atilla Sezgin,

OBJECTIVES:We aimed to investigate the frequency of hypomagnesemia and urinary magnesium excretion in pediatric heart transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS:In this study, 22 pediatric patients who underwent heart transplanted at a single center between March 2014 and April 2015 and who were treated with oral tacrolimus were analyzed prospectively. Serum ... Read more >>

Exp Clin Transplant (Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
[2018, 16(5):592-595]

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Evaluation of Acute Rejection by Measuring Strain and Strain Rate in Children With Heart Transplant: A Preliminary Report.

Hazim Alper Gursu, Birgul Varan, Elif Sade, Ilkay Erdogan, Atilla Sezgin, Sait Aslamaci,

Asymptomatic rejection after heart transplant is difficult to detect by noninvasive methods. The present study investigated the efficacy of echocardiographic strain and the strain rate imaging method in detecting rejection after pediatric heart transplant.Fourteen pediatric patients with heart transplant were examined both with endomyocardial biopsy and strain imaging. Patients were ... Read more >>

Exp Clin Transplant (Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
[2017, 15(5):561-566]

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Rituximab Therapy for Rejection in Pediatric Heart Transplant.

Ilkay Erdogan, Birgul Varan, Atilla Sezgin, Arash Pirat, Pinar Zeyneloglu,

OBJECTIVES:Humoral rejection is the B-cell-mediated production of immunoglobulin G antibody against the transplanted heart. Antibody-mediated rejection may be resistant to standard immunosuppressive therapy and is associated with high mortality and graft loss. Rituximab can be used to treat antibody-mediated rejection in heart transplant recipients. This retrospective study describes our experience ... Read more >>

Exp Clin Transplant (Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
[2018, 16(2):199-203]

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Analysis of right ventricle function with strain imaging before and after pulmonary valve replacement.

Hazım Alper Gursu, Birgul Varan, Elif Sade, Ilkay Erdogan, Murat Ozkan,

Pulmonary valve insufficiency may develop after surgical treatment of tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). Severe pulmonary valve insufficiency may result in right ventricular dysfunction. We aimed to compare cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), with echocardiography.Patients who developed severe pulmonary valve insufficiency after total correction for ToF, were included in the study. CMR ... Read more >>

Cardiol J (Cardiology journal)
[2016, 23(2):195-201]

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Case images: A rare variation in drainage of total anomalous pulmonary venous return.

Alper Hazım Gürsu, Birgül Varan, Murat Özkan,

Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars (Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi : Turk Kardiyoloji Derneginin yayin organidir)
[2015, 43(7):659]

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A case of neonatal arterial thrombosis mimicking interrupted aortic arch.

Hazım Alper Gürsu, Birgül Varan, Ayla Oktay, Murat Özkan,

Neonatal arterial thrombosis is a very rare entity with clinical findings resembling coarctation of aorta or interrupted aortic arch. A two day-old male newborn was admitted to a different hospital with difficulty in sucking and sleepiness. On echocardiographic examination, a diagnosis of interrupted aortic arch was made and he was ... Read more >>

Turk Pediatri Ars (Turk pediatri arsivi)
[2015, 50(2):118-122]

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Bicuspid aortic valve and severe aortic stenosis in a newborn exposed to carbamazapine during pregnancy.

Zehra Karataş, Ahmet Karataş, Tülay Özlü, Sevil B Goksugur, Birgül Varan,

The use of antiepileptic drugs increases the risk of major congenital malformations during pregnancy. Here, we report an infant who had a history of in-utero carbamazepine exposure and who was born with a cardiac malformation. The infant was born at 39 weeks of gestation vaginally to an epileptic mother who ... Read more >>

J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc (Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association)
[2014, 15(4):259-261]

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The Roberts syndrome: a case report of an infant with valvular aortic stenosis and mutation in ESCO2.

Mustafa Dogan, Fatih Firinci, Yasemin Isik Balci, Selcan Zeybek, Funda Ozgürler, Ilkay Erdogan, Birgül Varan, Cavidan Nur Semerci,

Roberts syndrome, which is inherited as an autosomal recessive group of disorders, is a rare syndrome characterized with symmetrical extremity defects, craniofacial abnormalities, and prenatal and postnatal growth retardation. Here, we present a case of Roberts Syndrome brought to the clinic with diarrhoea and multiple abnormalities, that had tetra phocomelia, ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2014, 64(4):457-460]

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Oral budesonide as a therapy for protein-losing enteropathy in children after the Fontan operation.

Hazım Alper Gursu, Ilkay Erdogan, Birgul Varan, Ayla Oktay, Figen Ozcay, Murat Ozkan, Sait Aslamaci,

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Protein-losing enteropathy is a rare complication of the Fontan palliation surgery. Budesonide is an effective treatment option for protein-losing enteropathy. We reviewed our retrospective experience in four patients who were treated with oral budesonide. METHODS: Four patients with refractory protein-losing enteropathy after the Fontan operation were started ... Read more >>

J Card Surg (Journal of cardiac surgery)
[2014, 29(5):712-716]

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