Dr. Murat SAYGI

Pediatric Cardiology Specialist

Working Experience:

Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Medicine Department of Paediatrics (as a fellow)

Mehmet Akif Ersoy Cardiovascular Training Hospital, Department of Paediatric Cardiology (as a fellow)

Gaziosmanpaşa-Taksim Education and Research Hospital, Department of Paediatric Cardiology (as a specialist)

Acıbadem University, Acıbadem Atakent Hospital, Department of Paediatric Cardiology (2018-2019, as a specialist)

Istanbul Medicana International Hospital, Department of Paediatric Cardiology (2020, currently, as a specialist)


1996-2002; Çukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey

2002-2008; Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, İzmir, Turkey

2011-2015; Mehmet Akif Ersoy Cardiovascular Training Hospital, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey


Paediatric cardiac catheter intervention (including neonates): At least 150-200 diagnostic catheter-angiography per year, and a great number of invasive transcatheter treatment procedures (balloons, ASD, VSD and PDA closures, ductal stenting, collateral closing etc.)

Paediatric cardiac intensive care

Congenital cardiac surgery preoperative, postoperative care

Transoesophageal echocardiography (before and during surgery)

Arrythmias in congenital heart diseases

Club Memberships:

Turkish Association of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

The Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC)

Academic Publications

  1. Original Article Published in International Journals :

A1. M. Saygi, Y. Ergul, H.T. Tola, I. Ozyilmaz, E. Ozturk, I.S. Onan, S. Haydin, E. Erek, M. Yeniterzi, A. Guzeltas, E. Odemis, İ. Bakir, “Factors affecting perioperative mortality in tetralogy of Fallot”, Pediatrics International, 832-9 pp., 2015, DOI: 10.1111/ped.12627

A2. M. Saygı, E. Ozturk, O. Ozden, I.C.Tanidir, O. Yildiz, S. Haydin, M. Yeniterzi, Y. Ergul, A. Guzeltas, I. Bakir, “Evaluation of Tracheostomy Patients in a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit: Five-Year Experiences at a Single Center”, Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2016, DOI: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.12172

A3. S. Haydin, M. Saygi, Y. Ergul, I. Ozyilmaz, E. Ozturk, C. Akdeniz, V. Tuzcu, “Subxiphoid approach to epicardial implantation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in children”, Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 926-30 pp., 2013, DOI: 10.1111/pace.12158

A4. E. Odemis, M. Saygi, A. Guzeltas, I.C. Tanidir, Y. Ergul, I. Ozyilmaz, I. Bakir, “Transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects using Nit-Occlud® Lê VSD coil: early and mid-term results”, Pediatric Cardiology, 817-23 pp., 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-013-0860-8

A5. N. Kiplapinar, Y. Ergul, C. Akdeniz, M. Saygi, I. Ozyilmaz, E.E. Gul, V. Tuzcu, “Assessment of atrioventricular conduction following cryoablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in children”, Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 712-6 pp., 2014, DOI: 10.1111/pace.12347

A6. I. Ozyilmaz, S. Ozyilmaz, H.T. Tola, M. Saygi, N. Kiplapinar, C. Tanidir, Y. Ergul, A. Guzeltas, E. Odemis, “Holter electrocardiography findings and P-wave dispersion in pediatric patients with transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects”, Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology, 174-81 pp., 2014, DOI: 10.1111/anec.12104

A7. I.C. Tanidir, E. Ozturk, I. Ozyilmaz, M. Saygi, N. Kiplapinar, S. Haydin, A. Guzeltas, E. Odemis, “Near Infrared Spectroscopy Monitoring in the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory”, Artificial Organs, 2014 DOI: 10.1111/aor.12256

A8. E. Ozturk, I.C. Tanidir, M. Saygi, Y. Ergul, A. Guzeltas, E. Odemis, “Evaluation of non-surgical causes of cardiac tamponade in children at a cardiac surgery center”, Pediatrics International, 13-8 pp., 2014, DOI: 10.1111/ped.12192

A9. I. Ozyilmaz, Y. Ergul, H.T. Tola, M. Saygi, E. Ozturk, I.C. Tanidir, O. Tosun, S. Ozyilmaz, M. Gul, A. Guzeltas, E. Odemis, I. Bakir, “Heart rate variability improvement in children using transcatheter atrial septal defect closure”, The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology, 2015, DOI: 10.5152/akd.2015.5922

A10. E. Odemis, A. Guzeltas, M. Saygi, I. Ozyilmaz, T. Momenah, I. Bakir, “Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation using Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve in different types of conduits: initial results of a single center experience”, Congenital Heart Disease, 411-7 pp., 2013, DOI: 10.1111/chd.12047

A11. Y. Ergul, H.T. Tola, N. Kiplapinar, C. Akdeniz, M. Saygi, V. Tuzcu, “Cryoablation of anteroseptal accessory pathways in children with limited fluoroscopy exposure”, Pediatric Cardiology, 802-8 pp., 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-012-0536-9

A12. A. Abaci, M. Saygi, U. Yis, K. Demir, E. Dirik, E. Bober, “Metabolic alterations during valproic acid treatment: a prospective study”, Pediatric Neurology, 435-9 pp., 2009, DOI: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2009.06.003

A13. F. Demircioglu, M. Saygi, S. Yilmaz, H. Oren, G. Irken, “Clinical features, treatment responses, and outcome of children with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura”, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 526-32 pp., 2009, DOI: 10.1080/08880010903044540

A14. A. Soylu, B.K. Demir, M. Turkmen, O. Bekem, M. Saygi, H. Cakmakçi, S. Kavukcu, “Predictors of renal scar in children with urinary infection and vesicoureteral reflux”, Pediatric Nephrology, 2227-32 pp., DOI 10.1007/s00467-008-0907-x

A15. M. Saygi, Y. Ergul, A. Guzeltas, “Combination of congenital left atrial appendage aneurysm in an infant with transposition of the great arteries: a previously unreported association”, Cardiology in the Young, 1377-8 pp., 2015, DOI: 10.1017/S1047951115001420

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