Sanem Nalbantgil

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OBJECTIVE Ischemic heart disease accounts for 50% of all cardiovascular deaths and is the leading cause of congestive heart failure. Medical therapy, cardiac assist devices and surgical procedures including heart transplantation have limited efficiency and availability. Stem cell transplantation represents a new therapeutic opportunity for such patients. (More)
Amiodarone hydrochloride, which is used in life-threatening cardiac tachyarrhythmia, has been known to cause amiodarone induced pulmonary toxicity (AIPT) as a complication. In this study we aimed to investigate the clinical value of technetium-99m diethylene triamine penta-acetic acid (DTPA) aerosol lung scintigraphy in patients with AIPT in comparison with(More)
OBJECTIVE Ventricular assist devices (VAD) are an important therapy that saves the lives of candidates a waiting heart transplantation (HTx). However, there are questions about posttransplantation effects of VADs. METHODS Seventy-four patients with end-stage heart failure who underwent HTx in our clinic between February 2007 and July 2011 were divided(More)
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