Effect of Levosimendan and Nigella Sativa on Erythrocyte Deformability During Myocardial Ischaemia-Reperfusion Injury in Rats

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ÖZER A., ÇOMU F. M., KÜÇÜK A., Kılıç Y., MARDİN B., ALKAN M., ...More

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.29, no.2, pp.113-115, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2018.31
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-115
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Ischaemia-reperfusion (IR) injury is a chain of events put in place by tissue ischaemia. Reperfusion following the cellular damage causes an active inflammatory response. Erythrocyte deformability and plasma viscosity play a critical role in tissue and organ perfusion. In this study we aimed to evaluate the effect of levosimendan and nigella sativa on erythrocyte deformability during myocardial IR injury in rats.