Mehmet Akif Vatankulu

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Does spironolactone have a dose-dependent effect on left ventricular remodeling in patients with preserved left ventricular function after an acute myocardial infarction?
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    Cardiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Cardiovasc Ther 31:224-9. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Effect of estimated glomerular filtration rate on periprocedural myocardial infarction in patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Cardiology Department, Istanbul, Turkey
    Ren Fail 35:931-5. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The role of real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in assessing Libman-Sacks endocarditis
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Echocardiography 29:E216-7. 2012
  4. doi request reprint [Three case reports of the use of herbal combinations resulted in stent thrombosis: herbal combinations; friend or foe?]
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    Department of Cardiology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
    Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 40:265-8. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Thrombolytic treatment of simultaneous pulmonary embolism and impending paradoxical embolism through a patent foramen ovale: a different thrombolytic regimen
    Murat Turfan
    Faculty of Medicine, Cardiology Department, Bezmialem University, Istanbul 34093, Turkey
    Heart Lung Circ 21:225-8. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Effect of long-term resynchronization therapy on left ventricular remodeling in pacemaker patients upgraded to biventricular devices
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    Royal Brompton Hospital, Cardiology Department, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Cardiol 103:1280-4. 2009
  7. pmc A rare but serious complication of percutaneous coronary intervention: spinal cord embolism
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    Department of Cardiology, Selcuk University, Faculty of Meram Medicine, Konya, Meram, Turkey
    J Spinal Cord Med 33:85-9. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Diastolic functions and myocardial performance index in obese patients with or without metabolic syndrome: a tissue Doppler study
    Fatih Koc
    Department of Cardiology, Medicine Faculty of Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat, Turkey
    Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 38:400-4. 2010
  9. pmc Assessment of the left atrial volume index and plasma NT-proANP level in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Ahmet Bacaksiz
    Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Foundation University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Clinics (Sao Paulo) 68:997-1003. 2013
  10. doi request reprint The effect of smoking on myocardial performance index in middle-aged males after first acute myocardial infarction
    Ahmet Bacaksiz
    Department of Cardiology, Bezmialem Foundation University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Echocardiography 30:155-63. 2013

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  1. doi request reprint Does spironolactone have a dose-dependent effect on left ventricular remodeling in patients with preserved left ventricular function after an acute myocardial infarction?
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    Cardiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Cardiovasc Ther 31:224-9. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of spironolactone on left ventricular (LV) remodeling in patients with preserved LV function following acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  2. doi request reprint Effect of estimated glomerular filtration rate on periprocedural myocardial infarction in patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Cardiology Department, Istanbul, Turkey
    Ren Fail 35:931-5. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine an eGFR value that is related with PMI development in patients with stable angina undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  3. doi request reprint The role of real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in assessing Libman-Sacks endocarditis
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Echocardiography 29:E216-7. 2012
    ..In this case, RT3D TEE is better than all echocardiographic imaging modalities in evaulating vegetation of Libman-Sacks endocarditis...
  4. doi request reprint [Three case reports of the use of herbal combinations resulted in stent thrombosis: herbal combinations; friend or foe?]
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    Department of Cardiology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
    Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 40:265-8. 2012
    ..There were no problems during the four month follow-up period. Stent thrombosis may be caused by interactions between herbal combination (TT, AS and PG) and clopidogrel in these patients under dual antiaggregant therapy...
  5. doi request reprint Thrombolytic treatment of simultaneous pulmonary embolism and impending paradoxical embolism through a patent foramen ovale: a different thrombolytic regimen
    Murat Turfan
    Faculty of Medicine, Cardiology Department, Bezmialem University, Istanbul 34093, Turkey
    Heart Lung Circ 21:225-8. 2012
    ..Prolonged continuous thrombolytic infusion may be a option for patients who do not experience full resolution of high risk thrombi with conventional thrombolytic therapy...
  6. doi request reprint Effect of long-term resynchronization therapy on left ventricular remodeling in pacemaker patients upgraded to biventricular devices
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    Royal Brompton Hospital, Cardiology Department, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Cardiol 103:1280-4. 2009
    ....
  7. pmc A rare but serious complication of percutaneous coronary intervention: spinal cord embolism
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    Department of Cardiology, Selcuk University, Faculty of Meram Medicine, Konya, Meram, Turkey
    J Spinal Cord Med 33:85-9. 2010
    ..Many atherothrombotic complications are associated with coronary angiography. Spinal cord embolism with high morbidity and mortality is one of these complications...
  8. ncbi request reprint Diastolic functions and myocardial performance index in obese patients with or without metabolic syndrome: a tissue Doppler study
    Fatih Koc
    Department of Cardiology, Medicine Faculty of Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat, Turkey
    Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 38:400-4. 2010
    ..This study was designed to evaluate left ventricular (LV) diastolic functions and myocardial performance index (MPI) in obese individuals with or without metabolic syndrome (MetS)...
  9. pmc Assessment of the left atrial volume index and plasma NT-proANP level in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Ahmet Bacaksiz
    Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Foundation University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Clinics (Sao Paulo) 68:997-1003. 2013
    ....
  10. doi request reprint The effect of smoking on myocardial performance index in middle-aged males after first acute myocardial infarction
    Ahmet Bacaksiz
    Department of Cardiology, Bezmialem Foundation University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Echocardiography 30:155-63. 2013
    ..Paradoxically, smokers had lower mortality after MI. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of chronic smoking on myocardial performance index (MPI) in middle-aged men after an acute MI...
  11. doi request reprint A new parameter predicting chronic total occlusion of coronary arteries: platelet distribution width
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    1Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Angiology 65:60-4. 2014
    ..64, 95% confidence interval 0.54-0.75). A PDW value of more than 15.7% demonstrated a sensitivity of 64% and a specificity of 66%. The PDW is a simple platelet index that may predict the presence of CTO. ..
  12. doi request reprint Red cell distribution width predicts new-onset atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Gokhan Ertas
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Scand Cardiovasc J 47:132-5. 2013
    ..We aimed to investigate the relation between the RDW and postoperative AF in patients undergoing CABG...
  13. doi request reprint Polycystic ovary syndrome is associated with P-wave prolongation and increased P-wave dispersion
    Ercan Erdoğan
    Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, 34093 Fatih İstanbul, Turkey
    Gynecol Endocrinol 29:830-3. 2013
    ..P-wave dispersion (Pdis) is an appealing marker for predicting the risk of developing atrial arrhythmias. The purpose of this study was to evaluate P-wave durations and Pdis in patients with PCOS...
  14. doi request reprint The relationship between coronary sinus and impaired right ventricular myocardial performance index in mitral stenosis
    Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
    Faculty of Medicine, Cardiology Department, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Echocardiography 30:936-9. 2013
    ..We aimed to investigate whether coronary sinus (CS) dilatation develops in patients with mitral stenosis (MS) and to demonstrate its relationship with the global myocardial performance of the right ventricle (RV)...
  15. pmc Plasma concentrations of soluble CD40 ligand in smokers with acute myocardial infarction: a pilot study
    Mehmet Kayrak
    Department of Cardiology, Selcuk University Meram School of Medicine, Akyokus Meram, 42090, Konya, Turkey
    Heart Vessels 26:131-7. 2011
    ..Circulating levels of CD40L were higher in the smokers' group. Smokers with acute MI may have increased risk for thrombotic complications during acute MI, and optimal antiaggregant therapy should be administered...
  16. doi request reprint Subclinical left ventricular dysfunction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: an observational study
    Ercan Erdoğan
    Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul Turkey
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 13:784-90. 2013
    ..Our aim was to investigate LV function with different echocardiographic techniques in patients with PCOS...
  17. doi request reprint Is postdilatation with a noncompliant balloon necessary after coronary stent deployment during primary angioplasty?
    Abdurrahman Tasal
    Department of Cardiology, Bezmialem Foundation University, Istanbul, Turkey
    J Interv Cardiol 26:325-31. 2013
    ..This study aims to evaluate the angiographical and clinical results of PD in patients who underwent primary PCI with drug eluting stents (DESs)...
  18. pmc Short-term effect of percutaneous recanalization of chronic total occlusions on QT dispersion and heart rate variability parameters
    Ercan Erdoğan
    Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Foundation University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Med Sci Monit 19:696-702. 2013
    ..We investigated the changes in QTd and heart rate variability (HRV) parameters after successful coronary artery revascularization in a patient with chronic total occlusions (CTO)...
  19. pmc Early assessment of percutaneous coronary interventions for chronic total occlusions analyzed by novel echocardiographic techniques
    Ercan Erdoğan
    Bezmialem Foundation University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey
    Clinics (Sao Paulo) 68:1333-7. 2013
    ..This study was conducted to determine the impact of revascularization in chronic total occlusion on left ventricular function using novel echocardiographic techniques...
  20. doi request reprint Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio is associated with thromboembolic stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation
    Gokhan Ertas
    Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey
    J Neurol Sci 324:49-52. 2013
    ..However, little is known about the role of NLR in patients with thromboembolic stroke due to atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to compare the NLR ratios between non-valvular AF patients with or without thromboembolic stroke...
  21. doi request reprint Exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise--a new portent of masked hypertension
    Mehmet Kayrak
    Department of Cardiology, Selcuk University, Meram School of Medicine Hospital, Konya, Turkey
    Clin Exp Hypertens 32:560-8. 2010
    ..Subjects with abnormally elevated BP during exercise are prone to MHT, necessitate medical assessment and close follow-up for hypertension...
  22. ncbi request reprint The relationship between admission hemoglobin level and left ventricular systolic functions in patients with first ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction
    Nihat Sen
    Department of Cardiology, Medicine Faculty of Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
    Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 38:233-8. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the relationship between admission hemoglobin levels and left ventricular systolic functions in patients admitted with first ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
  23. doi request reprint Coronary stenting for acute myocardial infarction in a patient with an anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery
    Mustafa Duran
    Department of Cardiology, Ministry of Health, Etlik Ihtısas Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 12:436-8. 2011
    ..We report here the unusual case of a patient with single coronary ostium and acute inferior myocardial infarction who underwent successful coronary stenting...
  24. ncbi request reprint Serum asymmetric dimethylarginine levels in normotensive obese individuals
    Fatih Koc
    Department of Cardiology, Gaziosmanpasa University School of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey
    Med Sci Monit 16:CR536-9. 2010
    ..This study is designed to compare serum asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels between obese individuals and controls...
  25. pmc Electrocardiographic P-wave characteristics in patients with psoriasis vulgaris
    Ahmet Bacaksiz
    Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Foundation University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Ups J Med Sci 118:35-41. 2013
    ..Prolongation of PWD is an independent risk factor for the development of AF. The aim of this the study was to investigate P-wave duration and PWD in patients with psoriasis...
  26. doi request reprint [A new prognostic evaluation of patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary angioplasty: combined Zwolle and Syntax score]
    Seref Kul
    Department of Cardiology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
    Kardiol Pol 72:146-54. 2014
    ..The Syntax score (Ss) is an angiographic score that evaluates the complexity of coronary artery disease...
  27. doi request reprint Intravenous N-acetylcysteine plus high-dose hydration versus high-dose hydration and standard hydration for the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy: CASIS--a multicenter prospective controlled trial
    Fatih Koc
    Gaziosmanpasa University, School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Tokat, Turkey
    Int J Cardiol 155:418-23. 2012
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Burden of coronary artery disease in adults with congenital heart disease and its relation to congenital and traditional heart risk factors
    Georgios Giannakoulas
    Adult Congenital Heart Centre and Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Cardiol 103:1445-50. 2009
    ..Traditional cardiovascular risk factors for CAD also applied to adult patients with CHD, in whom primary prevention of CAD was as important as in the general population...
  29. doi request reprint Atorvastatin given prior to electrical cardioversion does not affect the recurrence of atrial fibrillation in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation who are on antiarrhythmic therapy
    Kenan Demir
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Selcuk University, Tokat, Turkey
    Med Princ Pract 20:464-9. 2011
    ..In this study, our aim was to evaluate the effect of a higher dose of atorvastatin on the recurrence rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) after electrical cardioversion (EC) in addition to antiarrhythmic therapy...
  30. doi request reprint Novel fibro-inflammation markers in assessing left atrial remodeling in non-valvular atrial fibrillation
    Osman Sonmez
    Department of Cardiology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
    Med Sci Monit 20:463-70. 2014
    ..Several unexplained mechanisms of atrial remodeling remain, but the present study has taken the first step in elucidating the mechanisms involving fibrosis and inflammation markers. ..
  31. doi request reprint Transcatheter trans-apical closure of paravalvular mitral and aortic leaks using a new device: first in man experience
    Omer Goktekin
    Department of Interventional Cardiology, Bezmialem University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 83:308-14. 2014
    ..Both patients had complete closure...
  32. ncbi request reprint Is diastolic dysfunction associated with atrial electrocardiographic parameters in Behçet's disease?
    Fatih Koc
    Department of Cardiology, Gaziosmanpasa University School of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey
    Acta Cardiol 66:607-12. 2011
    ..Our aim was to evaluate diastolic functions using new echocardiographic parameters and the correlation of these parameters with atrial electrocardiographic (ECG) indices in patients with BD...
  33. ncbi request reprint Association between exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise and serum asymmetric dimethylarginine levels
    Mehmet Kayrak
    Department of Cardiology, Selcuk University Meram School of Medicine Hospital, Meram, Konya, Turkey
    Circ J 74:1135-41. 2010
    ..Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous nitric oxide inhibitor and higher plasma levels of ADMA are related to increased cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study is to identify the relationship between ADMA and EBPR...
  34. doi request reprint Endovascular therapy of acute ischemic stroke by interventional cardiologists: initial national experience
    Abdurrahman Tasal
    Department of Cardiology, Bezmialem Vakif University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
    Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 41:683-90. 2013
    ..We report our initial experience with thrombectomy devices in patients with acute ischemic stroke...
  35. doi request reprint Comparison of single-dose and repeated levosimendan infusion in patients with acute exacerbation of advanced heart failure
    Abdurrahman Tasal
    Department of Cardiology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Med Sci Monit 20:276-82. 2014
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint A new quantitative analysis system for the evaluation of coronary bifurcation lesions: comparison with current conventional methods
    Omer Goktekin
    Department of Invasive Cardiology, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 69:172-80. 2007
    ..In this study, we aimed to assess whether the smaller interaction required by the analyst could reduce the analysis time and inter and intra observer variability when compared with a conventional analysis...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of risk factors of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in Turkish patients living in Central Anatolia
    Nazif Aygul
    Department of Cardiology, Meram Medical Faculty, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 9:3-8. 2009
    ..Therefore, in this study, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence of risk factors for STEMI in Central Anatolia, one of the regions with high risk for coronary heart disease (CHD)...