Dr. Enbiya Aksakal

Dr. Enbiya Aksakal

Heart Specialist - Interventional Cardiologist

  Medicana Bursa Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

  14 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Enbiya Aksakal is one of the finest Heart Specialist in Turkey. He is an experienced Interventional Cardiologist in the Turkey. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the Turkey. The physician is currently working as a Professor Cardiology, Medicana Bursa Hospital, Turkey. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • Medical School and Year Graduated: Atatrk University Faculty of Medicine -2000
  • Place and Year of Specialization Training: Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology - 2006

qualified. Dr. Enbiya Aksakal has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • 2000- 2001 Erzurum Torum Health Center
  • 2001-2006 Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology
  • 2006-2007 Erzurum Numune Hospital
  • 2007-2012 Asst. Assoc. Dr. Atatürk University Faculty of Medicine, Cardiology Department
  • 2012-2016 Assoc. Dr. Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine, Cardiology Department
  • 2013-2016 Assoc. Dr. Ataturk University Research Hospital-Assistant Chief
  • 2016-2017 Assoc. Dr. Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital-Hospital Manager
  • 2016-2017 Assoc. Dr. Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital-Cardiology Clinic
  • 2017- Prof.Dr. Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine Cardiology Department

Dr. Enbiya Aksakal has more than 14 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Angiography (Including Non-Ionic Contrast)
  • Angioplasty
  • EPS & RFA
  • Pacemaker Implantation Surgery
  • VSD Closure / Repair (Adult)
  • Cardiac Sciences
MEMBERSHIPS (4)
  • Turkish Society of Cardiology
  • Hypertension Working Group Member
  • Turkish Society of Cardiology
  • Heart Disease Working Group
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (3)
  • Red Cell Distribution Width Predicts the Left Ventricular Reverse Remodeling After ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergone Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
  • Circulatory Stasis or Thrombus in Left Atrial Appendage, An Easy Diagnostic Solution.
  • Acute cardiac effects of high dose steroid treatment: A speckle tracking echocardiography study
Procedures
Angiography (Including Non-Ionic Contrast)

Most physicians advise their patients to undergo the angiogram procedure (also known as angiography and arteriogram) when certain symptoms such as a heart attack or chest pain become a source of worry. A stress test is performed on patients who report chest pain, which is then followed by an angiogram test.

Angiography procedure aims at testing the blockages in the coronary arteries apart from any other cardiovascular-related ailments. Angiography and angiogram procedure can both locate narrowing arteries or blockages that may exist in different parts of the body.

Angiography is recommended for patients with coronary heart diseases (CHD), which can cause the heartbeat to stop suddenly and abruptly. The patient may also suffer from severe chest pain. Angiography can also be performed on patients on an emergency basis when they experience a heart attack. If the blockage is not treated immediately, then healthy tissues around the heart start perishing and turn into scar tissue. It can give rise to several long-lasting problems. Angiography may also be required in the case of a patient with aortic stenosis or those who have had an abnormal heart stress test.

Angioplasty

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the most common heart diseases reported across the world. It results due to blood clot formation and plaque accumulation in the major blood vessels of the heart.

Balloon angioplasty is the most common endovascular procedure (procedure performed inside the blood vessel) carried out to treat coronary artery disease. In this procedure, the blood clots in the major arteries of the heart are detected and cleared by inserting a catheter into an artery of the hand (radial artery) or leg (femoral artery). This catheter consists of a balloon at its tip, which dislodges the clot to the periphery of the blood vessel after inflation.

Angioplasty may or may not be followed by coronary stent placement, depending on the angiography findings. This procedure is performed in patients with fewer blood clots in the vessels and those who do not respond to medications. It may also be carried out as an emergency procedure to treat a heart attack.

Signs and symptoms of plaque deposits in the heart

  • Fatigue and dizziness due to insufficient blood supply to the tissues and overall decreased efficacy of the heart
  • Shortness of breath to compensate for inadequate pumping of the blood
  • Compromised blood flow to the heart resulting in heart attack, characterized by pain in the chest, lower jaw, and left arm
EPS & RFA

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a surgical procedure in which heat generated from medium frequency alternating current is used to ablate a tumour, a part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, or any other dysfunctional areas. The ablation therapy requires local anaesthesia and is done in an outpatient setting.

RFA is a popular treatment for the correction of any abnormality in the electrical system of the heart, which is confirmed during electrophysiology studies (EPS). During this test, the electrophysiology of heart is studied and any abnormalities are noted. The procedure used to correct the identified abnormalities associated with electrophysiology of heart is known as the cardiac ablation procedure.

Pacemaker Implantation Surgery

How does a Pacemaker Implant work?

Pacemaker implantation is a common surgery and it significantly improves the quality of life led by the patient.  The blood-pumping organ, heart, is essentially made of a few groups of muscles. These muscles are controlled by electrical signals to ensure that the heart beats naturally and effectively to circulate blood to all parts of the body. When this electrical signal gets disrupted due to some reason, then an individual may experience tachycardia (where hear beats abnormally slow), heart block, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), or a cardiac arrest (abrupt and sudden stopping of the heartbeat).

The contractions happen as a result of triggered electrical pulses generated by sinoatrial node or the SA node. It acts like a pacemaker of the heart. This electrical pulse is then sent to the atrioventricular node or the AV node for relaying the pulse to the ventricles. Pacemaker implantation is suggested when this electrical signaling network is disrupted.The faulty functioning of the natural pacemaker of the heart may lead to the following:

Sick sinus syndrome: It is characterized by a slow heartbeat (bradycardia) or fast heartbeat (tachycardia) or a combination of both. It can happen due to age, a previous history heart attack, and thyroid problem, too much of potassium accumulation in blood, heart surgery, or sleep apnea.

Heart Block

In this case, the impulse is either delayed or absent.

Cardiac arrest

The heart can stop beating. It may result because of the presence of coronary artery disease and muscle problems in the heart, which can happen after the age of 35.

Symptoms

Some of the symptoms observed in patients requiring pacemaker implantation are:

  • Bradycardia
  • Tachycardia
  • Uncontrollable fatigue
  • Dizziness experienced throughout the day
  • Shortness of breath
  • Acute chest pain
  • Palpitation and fluttering of the heart (arrhythmia)

What is a pacemaker implant?

A pacemaker implant is a small device that weighs around 20 g to 50 g and is the size of a matchbox. It has a pulse generator with a battery, a tiny computer circuit and a few wires called pacing leads. This system is attached to the heart and it emits signals through the wires. The pacing rate or the rate of electrical impulses can be adjusted as per the requirement of the body and be accordingly programmed. It can sense if a heartbeat is missed or if the heart is beating too slow. Accordingly, it starts sending a steady signal to normalize the beating of the heart. If the beats are normal, then it simply does not send any signal.

VSD Closure / Repair (Adult)

Holes in the heart are considered to be congenital heart diseases or defects. These are considered to be a problem in the structure formation of the heart right at the time when a foetus is deriving its nutrition in the womb. With latest procedural technologies these problems can be mended right after birth. The holes in the heart disrupt the normal blood through the heart thus causing a general problem in blood circulation in the entire body.

About VSD Closure / Repair (Adult)

In order to understand the holes in heart we must briefly understand the working of the heart. The heart works like a pump beating on an average of 100,000 times in a day. It has two sides which is divided by a wall called septum. The right side of the valve pumps blood to the lungs and picks up oxygen. The oxygen rich blood then returns to the left side of the heart from the lungs and then the left side pumps it to the rest of the body.

These two sides are divided into 4 chambers having four valves connecting them to various blood vessels. For carrying blood from the body to the heart, veins are responsible while arteries carry the blood away from the heart to be circulated to the body. The atria are two upper chambers that collect blood while ventricles are the two lower chambers pumping the blood to the lungs and other parts of the body.

The valves act like doors allowing flow of blood through the next chamber to arteries and then they close to keep the blood from again returning back to the previous chamber from where it came. In a systolic contraction ventricle pump blood from the heart and in a diastolic contraction the ventricles relax to receive blood pumped by the atria while aortic and pulmonary valves close at the beginning of the diastole to prevent the chances of backflow.

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Dr. Enbiya Aksakal is specialized in Turkey and of the most sought after doctors in Heart Specialist.
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Dr. Enbiya Aksakal is one of the most sought after specialists in Turkey and has over 14 Years years of experience.
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