Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology
Invasive Cardiology in Turkey [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1995; 23(1): 56-60

Invasive Cardiology in Turkey

Serdar PAYZIN1, Ahmet ALTINTIĞ1, Levent CAN1, Azem AKILLI1, Mustafa AKIN1, Hakan KÜLTÜRSAY1, Cüneyt TÜRKOĞLU1

Invasive cardiology is one of the most rapidly growing branches in Turkish medicine. In 1993 more than 37.000 coronary angiography and cardiac catheterization, 3.400 percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and 700 valve dilatation procedures were performed by 150 invasive cardiologists. Total cardiology hospital capacity reached 1.300 beds in 38 units. These numbers are not adequate for the Turkish population when compared with many European countries. Invasive cardiology in Turkey has its own problems such as economic burden , educational issues and lack of a sound national registry.

Keywords: Balloon valvotomy, coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty, invasive cardiology in Turkey

How to cite this article
Serdar PAYZIN, Ahmet ALTINTIĞ, Levent CAN, Azem AKILLI, Mustafa AKIN, Hakan KÜLTÜRSAY, Cüneyt TÜRKOĞLU. Invasive Cardiology in Turkey. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1995; 23(1): 56-60
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