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Prof. Turgay Celik
Department of Cardiology

Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Turkey


E-mail: benturgay@yahoo.com




1987-1993  Medical School, Medical Education at GMMA (4/100 in rank with a grade of 95.4 on a scale of 0 to 100)

1992-1993  Internship, One year at GMMA


Publications (Selected)

  1. Ozturk C, Aparci M, Karaduman M, Balta S, Çelik T, İyisoy A. Relationship of Systolic Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index With Left Ventricular Mass and Mass Index in Adolescents. Angiology. 2015 Feb 23. pii: 0003319715573102. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25712288.
  2. Arslan HH, Aparci M, Arslan Z, Ozturk C, Isilak Z, Balta S, Celik T, Iyisoy A. Increased frequency of mitral valve prolapse in patients with deviated nasal septum. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Jul;272(7):1667-71. doi: 10.1007/s00405-014-3243-8. Epub 2014 Aug 17. PubMed PMID: 25129374.
  3. Celik M, Yuksel U, Gokoglan Y, Bugan B, Yalcinkaya E, Unal H, Celik T, Iyisoy A, Kilic S. QT dispersion increases with low glomerular filtration rate in patients with coronary artery disease. Pak J Med Sci. 2014 Mar;30(2):266-71. PubMed PMID: 24772124; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3998991.
  4. Balta S, Balta I, Mikhailidis DP, Ozturk C, Demirkol S, Celik T, Kilic S, Demir M, Iyisoy A. Bilirubin levels and their association with carotid intima media thickness and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in patients with psoriasis vulgaris. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2014 Apr;15(2):137-42. doi:10.1007/s40257-014-0069-5. PubMed PMID: 24696418.
  5. Ozturk C, Balta S, Balta I, Demirkol S, Celik T, Turker T, Iyisoy A, Eksioglu M. Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and carotid-intima media thickness in patients with Behçet disease without cardiovascular involvement. Angiology. 2015 Mar;66(3):291-6. doi: 10.1177/0003319714527638. Epub 2014 Mar 25. PubMed PMID: 24671132.
  6. Kabul HK, Celik M, Yuksel UÇ, Yalcinkaya E, Gokoglan Y, Bugan B, Barcin C, Celik T, Iyisoy A. Increased sympathetic activation in patients with vasovagal syncope is associated with higher mean platelet volume levels. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2014;18(2):235-41. PubMed PMID: 24488913.
  7. Balta S, Mikhailidis DP, Demirkol S, Ozturk C, Kurtoglu E, Demir M, Celik T, Turker T, Iyisoy A. Endocan--a novel inflammatory indicator in newly diagnosed patients with hypertension: a pilot study. Angiology. 2014 Oct;65(9):773-7. doi: 10.1177/0003319713513492. Epub 2014 Jan 8. PubMed PMID: 24402320.
  8. Demirkol S, Balta S, Kucuk U, Celik T, Arslan Z, Olgun Kucuk H, Unlu M, Cagdas Yuksel U, Samedli S, Yokusoglu M, Iyisoy A, Kursaklioglu H. Association between microvascular angina and erectile dsyfunction. Int J Impot Res. 2014 Jul-Aug;26(4):124-7. doi: 10.1038/ijir.2013.49. Epub 2013 Dec 19. PubMed PMID: 24352245.
  9. Celik T, Kaya MG, Akpek M, Gunebakmaz O, Balta S, Sarli B, Duran M, Demirkol S, Uysal OK, Oguzhan A, Gibson CM. Predictive value of admission platelet volume indices for in-hospital major adverse cardiovascular events in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Angiology. 2015 Feb;66(2):155-62. doi: 10.1177/0003319713513493. Epub 2013 Dec 3. PubMed PMID: 24301422.
  10. Balta I, Balta S, Koryurek OM, Demirkol S, Celik T, Akbay G, Cakar M, Sarlak H, Eksioglu M. Mean platelet volume is associated with aortic arterial stiffness in patients with Behçet's disease without significant cardiovascular involvement. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2014 Oct;28(10):1388-93. doi: 10.1111/jdv.12297. Epub 2013 Oct 25. PubMed PMID: 24164056.
  11. Fici F, Celik T, Balta S, Iyisoy A, Unlu M, Demitkol S, Yaman H, Brambilla G,Kardesoglu E, Kilic S, Yokusoglu M, Grassi G. Comparative effects of nebivolol and metoprolol on red cell distribution width and neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in patients with newly diagnosed essential hypertension. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2013 Oct;62(4):388-93. doi: 10.1097/FJC.0b013e31829f716a. PubMed PMID: 23921307.
  12. Balta I, Balta S, Demirkol S, Mikhailidis DP, Celik T, Akhan M, Kurt O, Kurt YG, Aydin I, Kilic S. Elevated serum levels of endocan in patients with psoriasis vulgaris: correlations with cardiovascular risk and activity of disease. Br J Dermatol. 2013 Nov;169(5):1066-70. doi: 10.1111/bjd.12525. PubMed PMID: 23889284.
  13. Unlu M, Demirkol S, Aparci M, Arslan Z, Balta S, Dogan U, Kilicarslan B, Ozeke O, Celik T, Iyisoy A. Why aortic elasticity differs among classical and non-classical mitral valve prolapsed? Clin Exp Hypertens. 2014;36(3):148-52. doi: 10.3109/10641963.2013.789049. Epub 2013 May 28. PubMed PMID: 23713987.
  14. Karaçalıoğlu AÖ, İnce S, Emer Ö, Çelik T. Can single cIMT measurement during echocardiography affect further investigation decision for coronary artery disease? Anadolu Kardiyol Derg. 2013 Aug;13(5):473-9. doi: 10.5152/akd.2013.140. Epub 2013 May 10. PubMed PMID: 23665987.
  15. Cingoz F, Iyisoy A, Demirkol S, Sahin MA, Balta S, Celik T, Unlu M, Arslan Z, Cakar M, Kucuk U, Demirbas S, Kocak N. Carotid intima-media thickness in patients with slow coronary flow and its association with neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio: a preliminary report. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2014 May;20(4):393-9. doi: 10.1177/1076029613485283. Epub 2013 Apr 23. PubMed PMID: 23613039.
  16. Ay SA, Karaman M, Cakar M, Balta S, Arslan E, Bulucu F, Demirbas S, Celik T, Naharci MI, Demirkol S, Kurt O, Bozoglu E. Amlodipine increases vitamin D levels more than valsartan in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients: pointing to an additional effect on bone metabolism or a novel marker of inflammation? Ren Fail. 2013;35(5):691-6. doi: 10.3109/0886022X.2013.780976. Epub 2013 Apr 8. PubMed PMID: 23560469.
  17. Celik T, Kaya MG, Akpek M, Yarlioglues M, Sarli B, Topsakal R, Gibson CM. Does Serum Bilirubin level on admission predict TIMI flow grade and in-hospital MACE in patients with STEMI undergoing primary PCI. Angiology. 2014 Mar;65(3):198-204. doi: 10.1177/0003319712474948. Epub 2013 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 23378197.
  18. Demirkol S, Balta S, Celik T, Unlu M, Arslan Z, Cakar M, Kucuk U, Iyisoy A, Barcin C, Demirbas S, Kocak N, Cayci T. Carotid Intima Media Thickness and its Association With Total Bilirubin Levels in Patients With Coronary Artery Ectasia. Angiology. 2013 Jan 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23359783.
  19. Karaman M, Balta S, Seyit Ahmet AY, Cakar M, Naharci I, Demirkol S, Celik T, Arslan Z, Kurt O, Kocak N, Sarlak H, Demirbas S, Bulucu F, Bozoglu E. The comparative effects of valsartan and amlodipine on vWf levels and N/L ratio in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension. Clin Exp Hypertens. 2013;35(7):516-22. doi: 10.3109/10641963.2012.758734. Epub 2013 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 23289969.
  20. Kaya MG, Akpek M, Lam YY, Yarlioglues M, Celik T, Gunebakmaz O, Duran M, Ulucan S, Keser A, Oguzhan A, Gibson MC. Prognostic value of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in patients with ST-elevated myocardial infarction undergoing primary coronary intervention: a prospective, multicenter study. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 30;168(2):1154-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.11.074. Epub 2012 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 23219132.
  21. Arslan Z, Ay SA, Karaman M, Cakar M, Celik T, Balta S, Akhan M, Sarlak H, Arslan E, Demirbas S, Demirkol S, Bulucu F, Saglam K. An additional LDL-lowering effect of amlodipine; not only an antihypertensive? Clin Exp Hypertens. 2013;35(6):449-53. doi: 10.3109/10641963.2012.746355. Epub 2012 Nov 30. PubMed PMID: 23198737.
  22. Demirkol S, Balta S, Unlu M, Arslan Z, Cakar M, Kucuk U, Celik T, Arslan E, Turker T, Iyisoy A, Yokusoglu M. Neutrophils/lymphocytes ratio in patients with cardiac syndrome X and its association with carotid intima-media thickness. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2014 Apr;20(3):250-5. doi: 10.1177/1076029612467227. Epub 2012 Nov 26. PubMed PMID: 23188887.
  23. Unlu M, Karaman M, Ay SA, Balta S, Cakar M, Demirkol S, Celik T, Arslan E, Demirbas S, Turker T, Yaman H, Bulucu F, Sağlam K. The comparative effects of valsartan and amlodipine on vascular microinflammation in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients. Clin Exp Hypertens. 2013;35(6):418-23. doi: 10.3109/10641963.2012.739237. Epub 2012 Nov 13. PubMed PMID: 23148500.
  24. Celik T, Yuksel UC, Fici F, Celik M, Yaman H, Kilic S, Iyisoy A, Dell'oro R, Grassi G, Yokusoglu M, Mancia G. Vascular inflammation and aortic stiffness relate to early left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in prehypertension. Blood Press. 2013 Apr;22(2):94-100. doi: 10.3109/08037051.2012.716580. Epub 2012 Sep 19. PubMed PMID: 22988827.
  25. Akpek M, Kaya MG, Lam YY, Sahin O, Elcik D, Celik T, Ergin A, Gibson CM. Relation of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio to coronary flow to in-hospital major adverse cardiac events in patients with ST-elevated myocardial infarction undergoing primary coronary intervention. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Sep 1;110(5):621-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2012.04.041. Epub 2012 May 18. PubMed PMID: 22608360.
  26. Demirkol S, Kucuk U, Baysan O, Balta S, Celik T, Kurt IH, Kucuk HO, Yuksel UC, Unlu M, Yokusoglu M. The impact of mitral stenosis on left atrial function assessed by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography. Echocardiography. 2012 Oct;29(9):1064-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01751.x. Epub 2012 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 22672328.
  27. Erguzel N, Yetkin E, Erdem G, Erdil N, Yetkin G, Heper G, Celik T, Senen K. Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in patients with primary varicose vein. Int Angiol. 2012 Apr;31(2):176-80. PubMed PMID: 22466984.
  28. Karadurmus N, Tapan S, Cakar M, Naharci I, Celik T, Tasci I, Sayin S, Dogan T, Turker T, Erbil MK, Saglam K. Lower plasma soluble TWEAK concentration in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension. Clin Invest Med. 2012 Feb 1;35(1):E20-6. PubMed PMID: 22309961.
  29. Celik M, Iyisoy A, Celik T, Yilmaz MI, Yuksel UC, Yaman H. The relationship between L-arginine/ADMA ratio and coronary collateral development in patients with low glomerular filtration rate. Cardiol J. 2012;19(1):29-35. PubMed PMID: 22298165.
  30. Yuksel UC, Celik T, Celik M, Bugan B, Iyisoy A, Yaman H. High admission levels of γ-glutamyltransferase predict poor myocardial perfusion after primary percutaneous intervention. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011;66(10):1729-34. PubMed PMID: 22012044; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3180164.
  31. Yuksel C, Celik T, Demirkol S, Celik M, Bugan B, Iyisoy A, Yaman H. Increased platelet activation in young patients with prehypertension. Clin Exp Hypertens. 2011;33(6):381-7. doi: 10.3109/10641963.2010.549263. Epub 2011 Jul 21. PubMed PMID: 21777150.
  32. Celik T, Yuksel UC, Demirkol S, Bugan B, Iyisoy A, Kabul HK, Kilic S, Fici F, Yaman H. Relationship between increased systemic inflammation and impaired aortic elasticity in young patients with prehypertension. Blood Press Monit. 2011 Apr;16(2):55-61. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0b013e3283450268. PubMed PMID: 21415815.
  33. Celik M, Celik T, Iyısoy A, Yuksel UC, Bugan B, Demırkol S, Kabul K, Gokoglan Y, Kılıc S. Circadian variation of acute st segment elevation myocardial infarction by anatomic location in a Turkish cohort. Med Sci Monit. 2011 Apr;17(4):CR210-5. PubMed PMID: 21455107; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3539529.
  34. Celik T, Yuksel UC, Kilic S, Yaman H, Iyisoy A, Karaeren H. The relationship of gamma-glutamyltransferase to aortic elastic properties in young patients with prehypertension. Clin Exp Hypertens. 2010; 32(6):377-84. doi: 10.3109/10641961003628528. PubMed PMID: 21029002.
  35. Yilmaz MI, Carrero JJ, Martín-Ventura JL, Sonmez A, Saglam M, Celik T, Yaman H, Yenicesu M, Eyileten T, Moreno JA, Egido J, Blanco-Colio LM. Combined therapy with renin-angiotensin system and calcium channel blockers in type 2 diabetic hypertensive patients with proteinuria: effects on soluble TWEAK, PTX3, and flow-mediated dilation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Jul;5(7):1174-81. doi: 10.2215/CJN.01110210. Epub 2010 Apr 29. PubMed PMID: 20430947; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2893063.