ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Synchronized Cardiac and Skin Transplantation Improved the Cardiac Allograft Survival
Harun ARBATLI, Ergun DEMİRSOY, Bahadır DAĞLAR, Gökhan İPEK, Ömer IŞIK, Cevat YAKUT, *Uğur ÖZKUTLU, **Arif GÜMÜŞ, **Dilek ÖZBEYLİ
Koşuyolu Kalp ve Araştırma Hastanesi Kardiyovasküler Cerrahi Kliniği,
*Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fizyoloji Anabilim dalı,
**Marmara Üniversitesi Deneysel Çalışma ve Hayvan Laboratuarı
The effects of synchronized cardiac and skin allograft transplantation on cardiac allograft survival was investigated in this study. Skin allograft transplant group (group I) was compared with cardiac allograft transplanted and skin autograft reimplanted goup (group II). Cardiac allograft survival was significantly increased in group I (p=0.0004). When methyl prednisolene combined with cardiac allograft and skin allograft trasplantation (group III) no stastical difference was observed as compared with cardiac allograft transplanted, skin autograft reimplanted and methyl prednisolone treated group (group IV) (p=0.1405) When Cyclosporin-A (Cy-A) combined with cardiac allograft and skin allograft transplantation (group V), cardiac allograft survival was significantly increased as compared with cardiac allograft transplanted, skin autograft reimplanted and Cy-A treated group (group VI) (p<0.0001). In conclusion,synchronized cardiac and skin allograft transplantation has significantly improved cardiac allograft survival.
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