Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Original Article

An Assessment of the 100 Most Frequently Cited Articles Related to Bicuspid Aortic Valve in the Literature

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Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

Cyprus J Med Sci 2021; 6: 54-66
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2021.2678
Read: 48 Downloads: 33 Published: 22 April 2021

BACKGROUND/AIMS
Bicuspid aortic valve disease may cause both aortic stenosis and regurgitation; therefore, it manifests as different symptoms. Aortic stenosis in patients with bicuspid aortic valve exhibits ambiguous hemodynamic effects; moreover, it may remain asymptomatically until the effective orifice area is narrowed below 1.5–2 cm2. In this study, we aimed to evaluate 100 articles related to bicuspid aortic valve that have been most frequently cited in the literature.

MATERIAL and METHODS
The study was performed using advanced mode of the search engine server Institute for Scientific Information Web of Science. For this purpose, the words “TS=bicuspid or TI=bicuspid” were reviewed. The search was carried out, and the 100 most cited articles were determined. The total and annual cite count for each article and information about the authors and the journals were determined via WOS and PubMed.

RESULTS
The mean cite count of the 100 most cited articles was found to be 238.10±227.48. The annual cite counts of the studies varied from 4 to 185, and the mean value was calculated as 20.93±25.25. The first 3 subjects were clinical BAV (41%), pathology of BAV (15%), and genetics of BAV (15%). There was no statistically significant difference between the continent of the corresponding author and overall and annual cite counts. In addition, no statistically significant difference was observed between the journal’s continent and overall and annual cite counts (p>.05).

CONCLUSION
This study is the first in the literature to identify the 100 most cited articles related to BAV. The majority of these studies were based on clinical evaluation of BAV. We found an increase in the number of studies on percutaneous transcatheter interventions over the last 5 years.

Cite this article as: Büyükçoban S, Gençpınar T, Bayrak S, Bilen Ç, Akkaya G, Hanci V. An Assessment of the 100 Most Frequently Cited Articles Related to Bicuspid Aortic Valve in the Literature. Cyprus J Med Sci 2020; 6(1): 54-66.

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