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Department of cardiology

Prof. Dr. Gokhan Ertas
cardiology

About the department

The department of cardiology at Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul offers a full range of medical services for the prevention, diagnosis and conservative treatment of heart disease. The department's medical team successfully uses effective pharmacotherapy regimens in their clinical practice and modern interventional techniques that allow restoring the normal state of the cardiovascular system and avoiding more invasive heart surgeries. The department includes an advanced chest pain unit that provides round-the-clock medical care to patients with the acute coronary syndrome. The department also has a heart attack centre fully equipped with the latest technological devices, angiography rooms, operating rooms and intensive care units. For complex treatment, cardiologists work closely with specialists from the departments of cardiac and vascular surgery, radiology and nuclear medicine.

The department's therapeutic options include treating arrhythmias with pacemakers and catheter ablation. The medical team uses only effective and modern methods of treatment. One of the essential innovations of the department is enhanced external counter-pulsation (EECP), which is used to treat coronary heart disease and heart failure. In addition, the extensive experience of cardiologists allows them to treat patients with valvular diseases, rheumatic heart diseases, cardiomyopathies and vascular diseases.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) 
  • Hypertensive heart disease 
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease (narrowing of the arteries) 
  • Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Heart attack 
  • Heart failure 
  • Cardiomyopathy 
  • Rheumatic heart disease

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis
  • Physical examination (auscultation)
  • Laboratory and biochemical tests
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart)
  • Holter ECG monitoring
  • Bicycle ergometer test
  • A treadmill exercise stress test
  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Ischemic angiography
  • CT angiography
  • MRI of the heart
  • Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy

Treatment: 

  • Drug therapy
  • Catheter ablation for the treatment of arrhythmias
  • Enhanced external counter-pulsation
  • Cardioversion
  • Implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator
  • MitraClip procedure
  • Therapeutic catheter angiography
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Other treatment services 
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2005 - 2010 Cardiology Specialist Training, Kocaeli University Medical Faculty, Kocaeli, Turkey
  • 1999 - 2005 Medical Training, Istanbul University Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey

Experience

  • since 2017 Cardiology Specialist, Memorial Sisli Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey 
  • 2013 - 2017 Chief Assistant - Cardiology Specialist, MD. Siyami Ersek Chest and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
  • 2011 - 2013 Cardiology Specialist, Bezmialem Vakif University, İstanbul, Turkey
  • 2010 - 2011 Cardiology Specialist, Gumushane Public Hospital, Turkey
  • 2008 - 2009 Research Fellow, Thorax Centre, Erasmusmc
  • 2005 - 2010 Assistant Doctor, Kocaeli University Medical Faculty, Kocaeli, Turkey

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Turkish Cardiology Association
  • Association of Stem Cells and Cellular Therapies
  • Turkish Medical Association
  • European Society of Cardiology
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