Mehmet Ökten, 21 years old and from Şanlıurfa, had many problems for years due to his high-pitched voice. So much so that it was even thought that she was a woman while talking on the phone…
The life of the 46-year-old man Nevzat Orman changed completely 2,5 years ago when he was diagnosed with renal failure. Due to coronary failure developed during the dialysis treatment, they said he could receive transplantation and he was on the danger list. Nevzat Orman’s difficult operation was performed by the General Surgeon Prof. Dr. Gürkan Tellioğlu at the Organ Transplantation Center of the Yeditepe University Hospitals. A kidney donated by his son was transplanted into him.
Having worked as a seller for a living, Nevzat Orman did not have any problems with his kidneys. When he went to a doctor because of his chest pains 2,5 years ago, he was informed about the unexpected news after tests. His kidneys were not working properly and he needed transplantation immediately. Nevzat Orman’s difficult life story started after this diagnosis. First he started to go to dialysis treatments. After a while, he was hospitalized because of coronary failure. Nevzat Orman, who was told that he would need an immediate cardiac pacemaker operation but then he would not be able to have transplantation, told us his experience saying:
“While I was waiting for a kidney-transplant, all my family and I got so disappointed by these news. Because I was first informed that it would be possible to do heart and kidney transplantation together at the same time. I did not accept it and I left the hospital. I started to live with both coronary failure and renal failure problems. During that period, I was going to dialysis treatments and was looking for different centers for kidney transplant. However, nobody accepted my demand because of the high risks. While I was continuing living hopelessly, I was called by the Yeditepe University for appropriate donor and detailed tests.”
The reason for coronary failure is renal failure
Stating the fact that patients with coronary failure caused by chronic renal failure like Nevzat Orman could only recover with kidney transplantation, Prof. Dr. Gürkan Tellioğlu shared the following information:
“When the patient came to our hospital, the cardiology evaluation result said that his “cardiac movements are seriously damaged and the heart is almost not straining”. Because the ejection fraction level was 15 per cent. The coronary failure was based on renal failure. However, there might be difficulties when evaluating these kinds of patients and the need of heart transplantation might be considered. In fact, the source of problems with the heart might be based on the kidneys; when we solve the problems with the kidneys, the heart problems can automatically be solved. Making a distinction requires experience”.