Ilknur Can, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Ilknur Can

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 508 Mayo
8508A (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Roberta Beach

Administrative Email

Additional Locations

M Health Fairview Clinics & Surgery Center

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Medical School, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara Turkey

Residency, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara Turkey

Fellowship, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara Turkey

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, USA

Fellowship, University of Leicester, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK


Dr. Can joined the University of Minnesota Cardiovascular Division faculty in 2017: prior to this, she was a faculty physician in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Necmettin Erbakan University (Konya, Turkey) from 2004-2017. She has served as director of the University of Minnesota Medical Center's general-cardiology inpatient service since 2019. Experienced in medical education and clinical care, her primary research interest is in cardiac arrhythmias.


Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology


Research Summary/Interests

Medical education; Cardiac arrhythmias


  1. Krishnappa D, Akdemir B, Nantsupawat T, Krishnan B, Can I, Adabag S, Li JM, Tholakanahalli VN. QTc dispersion as a novel marker in identifying patients requiring an epicardial approach for ablation of scar-mediated ventricular tachycardia. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J 2020 Mar 7:S0972-6292(20)30022-X (e-pub ahead of print). PMID: 32156639
  2. Krishnappa D, Dykoski R, Can I, Mbai M, Anand IS, Florea V, Chandrashekar YS, Li JM, Tholakanahalli VN. Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: The role of subclinical isolated cardiac amyloidosis. Sci Rep 2019 Nov 12;9(1):16584. PMID: 31719596
  3. Tholakanahalli VN, Can I, Asirvatham SJ. Review of His-Purkinje system abnormality with case studies. Card Electrophysiol Clin 2016 Dec;8(4):747-752. PMID: 27837894
  4. Can I, Tholakanahalli V. Carbamazepine-induced atrioventricular block in an elderly woman. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 2016;44:68-70. PMID: 26875133
  5. Kaya Z, Akbuga K, Aribas A, Can I. Is it a typical crosstalk: Need for reimplantation? J Arrhythmia 2015;31:116-117. PMID: 26335694; PMCID: PMC4550195
  6. Can I, Tholakanahalli V. Pyridostigmine in the treatment of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 2014;42:553-555. PMID: 25362946
  7. Gul EE, Can I, Kayrak M, Abdulhalikov T, Erdogan HI, Altunbas G, Ozdemir K, Gok H. Thrombolysis in patients with pulmonary embolism and elevated heart-type fatty acid-binding protein levels. J Thromb Thrombolysis 2014;37:483-489. PMID: 24264959
  8. Can I, Tholakanahalli V. Atrial torsades de pointes induced by low-energy shock from implantable-cardioverter defibrillator. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol 2013;13:194-199. PMID: 24130431; PMCID: PMC3775325
  9. Sattiraju S, Vats S, Krishnan B, K Kim S, Austin E, Can I, Tholakanahalli V, Benditt DG, Chen LY. Operative technique and atrial tachyarrhythmias after orthotopic heart transplantation. J Atr Fibrillation 2012 Dec 16;5(4):690. PMID: 28496794; PMCID: PMC5153158
  10. Gul EE, Can I, Guler I, Yesildag A, Abdulhalikov T, Kayrak M, Ozdemir K, Gok H. Association of pulmonary-artery obstruction index with elevated heart-type fatty acid binding protein and short-term mortality in patients with pulmonary embolism at intermediate risk. Diagn Interv Radiol 2012;18:531-536. PMID: 22991097


Academic Interests and Focus

Teaching cardiac arrhythmias



University of Minnesota Medical Center

Clinical Interests

Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, Cardiac arrhythmia, General cardiology, Palpitations

Hospital Privileges

M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, M Health Fairview Heart Clinic - Fridley