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Current status of heart transplantation in Turkey [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(8): 771-778 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2014.42027

Current status of heart transplantation in Turkey

Tahir Yağdı, Çağatay Engin, Mustafa Özbaran
Dept. Of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ege University Medical Faculy, Izmir

Heart failure is a clinical picture that occurs when the heart is unable to provide sufficient blood to the tissues and organs due to low performance. In end-stage heart failure, quality of life and survival rates are affected adversely. Heart transplantation is still the best method of treatment in many end-stage heart failure patients who remain symptomatic despite guideline-directed medical therapy. The current situation of heart transplantation in Turkey is discussed in this review.

Keywords: Heart failure, heart transplantation, Turkey.

How to cite this article
Tahir Yağdı, Çağatay Engin, Mustafa Özbaran. Current status of heart transplantation in Turkey. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(8): 771-778

Corresponding Author: Tahir Yağdı, Türkiye
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