Mehmet Aktas, M.D.

Mehmet Aktas, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 679-Y
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-4776
Fax: (585) 242-9549

Journal Articles

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2014 May 23
Mittal S, Aktas MK, Moss AJ, McNitt S, Kutyifa V, Steinberg JS, Zareba W. "The Impact of Nonsustained Ventricular Tachycardia on Reverse Remodeling, Heart Failure, and Treated Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias in MADIT-CRT." Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology.. 2014 May 23; Epub 2014 May 23.
2014 May
Plank B, Kutyifa V, Moss AJ, Huang DT, Ruwald AC, McNitt S, Polonsky B, Zareba W, Goldenberg I, Aktas MK. "Smoking is associated with an increased risk of first and recurrent ventricular tachyarrhythmias in ischemic and nonischemic patients with mild heart failure: a MADIT-CRT substudy." Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society.. 2014 May; 11(5):822-7. Epub 2014 Feb 06.
2014 Mar 1
Brenyo A, Aktas MK. "Review of complementary and alternative medical treatment of arrhythmias." The American journal of cardiology.. 2014 Mar 1; 113(5):897-903. Epub 2013 Dec 12.
2014 Mar
Aktas MK, Zareba W, Huang DT, McNitt S, Polonsky S, Chen L, Stockburger M, Merkely B, Moss AJ, Kutyifa V. "The effect of weight loss on clinical outcomes in patients implanted with a cardiac resynchronization therapy device-A MADIT-CRT substudy." Journal of cardiac failure.. 2014 Mar; 20(3):183-9. Epub 2013 Dec 18.
2013 Nov
Kutyifa V, Huth Ruwald AC, Aktas MK, Jons C, McNitt S, Polonsky B, Geller L, Merkely B, Moss AJ, Zareba W, Bloch Thomsen PE. "Clinical impact, safety, and efficacy of single- versus dual-coil ICD leads in MADIT-CRT." Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology.. 2013 Nov; 24(11):1246-52. Epub 2013 Jul 25.
2013 Oct
Sherazi S, McNitt S, Aktas MK, Polonsky B, Shah AH, Moss AJ, Daubert JP, Zareba W. "End-of-life care in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: a MADIT-II substudy." Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 2013 Oct; 36(10):1273-9. Epub 2013 Jun 03.
2013 Oct
Doyle CL, Huang DT, Moss AJ, Solomon SD, Campbell P, McNitt S, Polonsky S, Barsheshet A, Aktas M, Tompkins C, Zareba W, Goldenberg I. "Response of right ventricular size to treatment with cardiac resynchronization therapy and the risk of ventricular tachyarrhythmias in MADIT-CRT." Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society.. 2013 Oct; 10(10):1471-7. Epub 2013 Jul 19.
2013 Mar
Elanchenny M, Moss AJ, McNitt S, Aktas M, Polonsky S, Zareba W, Goldenberg I. "Effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator in at-risk black and white cardiac patients." Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc.. 2013 Mar; 18(2):140-8. Epub 2012 Nov 22.
2013 Feb
Aktas MK, Huang DT, Daubert JP, Schuger CD, McNitt S, Goldenberg I, Moss AJ, Zareba W. "Effect of defibrillation threshold testing on heart failure hospitalization or death in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial-Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (MADIT-CRT)." Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society.. 2013 Feb; 10(2):193-9. Epub 2012 Oct 18.
2012 May
Brenyo A, Rao M, Koneru S, Hallinan W, Shah S, Massey HT, Chen L, Polonsky B, McNitt S, Huang DT, Goldenberg I, Aktas M. "Risk of mortality for ventricular arrhythmia in ambulatory LVAD patients." Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology.. 2012 May; 23(5):515-20. Epub 2011 Nov 14.
2012 Feb
Dubner S, Auricchio A, Steinberg JS, Vardas P, Stone P, Brugada J, Piotrowicz R, Hayes DL, Kirchhof P, Breithardt G, Zareba W, Schuger C, Aktas MK, Chudzik M, Mittal S, Varma N, , Israel C, Padeletti L, Brignole M. "ISHNE/EHRA expert consensus on remote monitoring of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs)." Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology.. 2012 Feb; 14(2):278-93. Epub 2012 Jan 09.
Brenyo AJ, Huang DT, Aktas MK. "Congenital long and short QT syndromes." Cardiology.. 2012 122(4):237-47. Epub 2012 Aug 14.
2011 Jul 15
Brenyo AJ, Aktas MK. "Non-pharmacologic management of atrial fibrillation." The American journal of cardiology.. 2011 Jul 15; 108(2):317-25. Epub 2011 May 03.
2011 Apr
Aktas MK, Kroening D, Ling FS, Calkins H, Goldenberg I, Huang DT. "A 61-year-old patient with activity-related wide complex tachycardia." Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc.. 2011 Apr; 16(2):208-12.
2011 Jan
Aktas MK, Aguila A. "Successful therapeutic hypothermia in patients with congenital long QT syndrome." Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc.. 2011 Jan; 16(1):100-3.
Lakshmanadossa, U; Sherazi, S; Aggarwal, A; Hsi, D; Aktas, MK; Daubert, JP; Shah, AH;. "Underutilization of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest". Cardiology Research. 2011; 2(1): 1-6. Link
Brenyo, AJ.; Baibhav, B.; Aktas, MK. "Contemporary Use of Intracardiac Echocardiography in the Electrophysiology Laboratory". The Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management. 2011; 2: 490-497. Link
Brenyo A, Joshi N, Aktas M. "Successful therapeutic hypothermia for cardiac arrest in a patient with a left ventricular assist device." Resuscitation. 2011 82(12):e19. Epub 2011 Aug 18.
Islamo?lu Y, Akta? MK, Cil H, Ar?türk Z, Tekba? E, Elbey MA. "[Successful VT ablation in a patient with ventricular assist device and implantable cardiac defibrillator]." Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi : AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology.. 2011 11(8):740-1. Epub 2011 Dec 03.
2010 Jul
Aktas MK, Khan MN, DI Biase L, Elayi C, Martin D, Saliba W, Cummings J, Schweikert R, Natale A. "Higher rate of recurrent atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation following atrial flutter ablation after cardiac surgery." Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology.. 2010 Jul; 21(7):760-5. Epub 2010 Feb 01.
2010 Jan 1
Faulknier BA, Traub DM, Aktas MK, Aguila A, Rosero S, Daubert JP, Hall B, Shah A, Taylor S, McNitt S, Moss AJ, Zareba W, Huang DT. "Time-dependent risk of Fidelis lead failure." The American journal of cardiology.. 2010 Jan 1; 105(1):95-9.
Aktas, MK; Zareba, W. "Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Heart Failure". Revista Argentina De Cardiologia. 2010; 78: 11-16. Link
Sherazi S, Zar?ba W, Daubert JP, McNitt S, Shah AH, Aktas MK, Block RC. "Physicians' knowledge and attitudes regarding implantable cardioverter-defibrillators." Cardiology journal.. 2010 17(3):267-73.
Aguila A, Funderburk M, Guler A, McNitt S, Hallinan W, Daubert JP, Delehanty JM, Aktas MK. "Clinical predictors of survival in patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest." Resuscitation. 2010 81(12):1621-6. Epub 2010 Aug 12.
Aktas, M. K.; Tokarz, S. R.; Daubert, J. P.;. "Atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia ablation in a centenarian". J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009; 57(4): 753-4. Link
Aktas, M. K.; Jeevanantham, V.; Sherazi, S.; Flynn, D.; Hall, B.; Huang, D. T.; Rosero, S.; Daubert, J. P.; Shah, A. H.;. "Effect of biventricular pacing during a ventricular sensed event". Am J Cardiol. 2009; 103(12): 1741-5. Link
Tokarz, S. R.; Aktas, M. K.; Kroening, D.; Sawyer, T. J.; Daubert, J. P.; Huang, D. T.; Schwarz, K. Q.;. "Identification of a retained intravascular wire by three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography". Echocardiography. 2009; 26(4): 463-4. Link
Aktas, M. K.; Daubert, J. P.; Hall, B.;. "Magnetic guidance for cardiac procedures". Cardiol J. 2009; 16(2): 177-8. Link
Aktas, M. K.; Allen, D.; Jaber, W. A.; Chuang, H. H.; Taylor, D. O.; Yamani, M. H.;. "Relation of brain natriuretic peptide level to extent of left ventricular scarring in patients with chronic heart failure secondary to ischemic cardiomyopathy". Am J Cardiol. 2009; 103(2): 243-5. Link
Aktas MK, Kim DD, McNitt S, Huang DT, Rosero SZ, Hall BW, Zareba W, Daubert JP. "Right ventricular dysfunction and the incidence of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapies." Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 2009 32(12):1501-8. Epub 2009 Sep 30.
2008 May
Padela AI, Shanawani H, Greenlaw J, Hamid H, Aktas M, Chin N. "The perceived role of Islam in immigrant Muslim medical practice within the USA: an exploratory qualitative study." Journal of medical ethics. 2008 May; 34(5):365-9.
Aktas, M. K.; Daubert, J. P.; Hall, B.;. "Surgical atrial fibrillation ablation: a review of contemporary techniques and energy sources". Cardiol J. 2008; 15(1): 87-94. Link
Aktas, M. K.; Shah, A. H.; Akiyama, T.;. "Dofetilide-induced long QT and torsades de pointes". Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2007; 12(3): 197-202. Link
Aktas, M. K; Fleseriu, M; Weil R.J.; Faiman, C; Sergev, O. T.; Reddy, S; Hamrahian, A. H. "Graves Disease Exacerbation After Pituitary Adenomectomy for Cushing Disease Resulting in an Adrenal Crisis". The Endocrinologist. 2007; 17-1(4): 206-208.
Aktas M. K.; Shah A.; Akiyama T. "Atrioventricular Pacemaker Lead Reversal." Journal of Arrhythmia. 2007; 23(1): 69-72.
Aktas, M.K.; Akiyama, T.;. "Hypocalcemic Heart Block and Torsade de Pointes". Cardiol J. 2006; 13(6): 522-523.
Shishehbor, M. H.; Seshadri, N.; Aktas, M.; Acharya, N.; Gillinov, A. M.; Blackstone, E. H.; Houghtaling, P. L.; Migrino, R. Q.; Ghaffari, S.;. "Comparison of outcomes in patients undergoing coronary bypass of patent versus restenosed bare metal stented coronary arteries". Am J Cardiol. 2005; 96(10): 1416-9. Link
Aktas, M. K.; Ozduran, V.; Pothier, C. E.; Lang, R.; Lauer, M. S.;. "Global risk scores and exercise testing for predicting all-cause mortality in a preventive medicine program". JAMA. 2004; 292(12): 1462-8. Link
Sadowitz, P. D.; Hubbard, B. A.; Dabrowiak, J. C.; Goodisman, J.; Tacka, K. A.; Aktas, M. K.; Cunningham, M. J.; Dubowy, R. L.; Souid, A. K.;. "Kinetics of cisplatin binding to cellular DNA and modulations by thiol-blocking agents and thiol drugs". Drug Metab Dispos. 2002; 30(2): 183-90. Link
Souid, A. K.; Fahey, R. C.; Aktas, M. K.; Sayin, O. A.; Karjoo, S.; Newton, G. L.; Sadowitz, P. D.; Dubowy, R. L.; Bernstein, M. L.;. "Blood thiols following amifostine and mesna infusions, a pediatric oncology group study". Drug Metab Dispos. 2001; 29(11): 1460-6. Link


Andrew J Brenyo, Mehmet K Aktas. "Ambulatory Arrhythmias". Manual of Outpatient Cardiology. John D. Bisognano, Ron Beck, Ryan Connell. : Springer, 2012.
Aktas, MK; Shah, AH; Daubert, JP. "Case 126". Cardiac Electrophysiology: Clinical Case Review. Natale, A; Al-Ahmad A; Wang, PJ; DiMarco, J. : Springer, 2011.
Mehmet K. Aktas, Spencer Z. Rosero. "Device Therapy in Heart Failure Chapter". Rochester Manual of Heart Failure. John D Bisognano, Marc L Baker, Mary Beth Earley. : Springer, 2009.