Ilknur Akkaya

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OBJECTIVES Left ventricular distention can be recognized during the use of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a key complication. Left ventricular decompression may decrease pulmonary pressure, minimize ventricular distention, and allow myocardial recovery. MATERIALS AND METHODS We applied venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation(More)
OBJECTIVES Red blood cell distribution width is a measure of the variability in the size of circulating erythrocytes, which is calculated by automated blood cell counters as part of a routine blood cell count analysis. Our aim was to examine whether continuous flow left ventricular assist devices affected red blood cell distribution width. MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVES The number of patients with end-stage cardiac failure who are waiting for transplant has been increasing, although number of heart donations stays limited. This has resulted in an increased use of left ventricular assist devices. Here, we present results of patients who received left ventricular assist device implants at Baskent University Ankara(More)
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