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Aylin Acun

Aylin Acun


Phone: 574-631-5688

Office: 321 Cushing


B.S. Middle East Technical University, 2010

M.S. Middle East Technical University, 2013


Mar 27

PhD Candidate Aylin Acun - "Aged, Human‐Origin Engineered Myocardium Model To Study Reperfusion Injury"

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), such as myocardial infarction, is the primary cause of death worldwide. The current clinical approach after MI is reoxygenating the infarct heart tissue, however, this may lead to further damage due to the oxidative stress created, causing reperfusion injury (RI). Occurrence of CVDs and the related mortality drastically increases with age; over 69% of patients who die of such diseases are age 65 or older. Therefore, having a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of CVDs in the elderly population is crucial.

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