Ilknur Can, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Ilknur Can

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 508
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Roberta Beach

Administrative Email

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 has been a faculty member in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases in Turkey at Necmettin Erbakan University between the years 2004-2017. She has completed Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at University of Minnesota and University of Leicester, UK. She has experience both in medical education and clinical care. Her research interests focus mainly on cardiac arrhythmias.


Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology


Research Summary/Interests

Medical education; Cardiac arrhythmias


  1. Can I, Tholakanahalli V. Carbamazepine-induced atrioventricular block in an elderly woman. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 2016;44:68-70 PMID: 26875133
  2. 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
  3. Can I, Tholakanahalli V. Pyridostigmine in the treatment of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 2014;42:553-555. PMID: 25362946
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Gul EE, Can I, Kusumoto FM. Case report: An unusual heart rhythm associated with organophosphate poisoning. Cardiovasc Toxicol 2012;12:263-265. PMID: 22528817
  9. Gul EE, Kaya Z, Kartin M, Ozbek O, Can I. Right coronary-artery compression caused by mediastinal hematoma after aortic dissection operation. Cardiol J 2011;18: 446-447. PMID: 21769828
  10. Demir K, Can I, Koc F, Vatankulu MA, Ayhan S, Akilli H, Aribas A, Alihanoglu Y, Altunkeser BB. Atorvastatin given prior to electrical cardioversion does not affect the recurrence of atrial fibrillation in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation who are on antiarrhythmic therapy. Med Princ Pract 2011;20:464-469. PMID: 21757938


Academic Interests and Focus

Teaching cardiac arrhythmias



University of Minnesota Medical Center

Clinical Interests

Cardiac Arrhythmia