Prof. Dr. Taylan AKGÜN

Cardiologist, Cardiac Electrophysiologist


He is a cardiologist specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm problems (ablation), pacemaker procedures.

He has performed more than 10,000 ablation procedures including atrial fibrillation, VT, PVCs, SVT ablations, cardioneuroablation (CNA) for the treatment of vasovagal syncope. He has performed thousands of ICD, CRT and pacemaker procedures. He works in Istanbul province.

Prof. Dr. Taylan Akgün
Dr. Taylan Akgün Ablation process
Ablation process

Prof. Dr. Taylan Akgün Cardiology Experience


Number of Cases Realized

20+ years

Cardiology Experience


National and International articles

Dr. Taylan Akgün Treatments

Atrial flutter ECG sample

Atrial Flutter

What is Atrial Flutter? Atrial flutter is a regular and very fast heart arrhythmia that originates in the upper chambers…

Ventricular Tachcardia

Ventricular Tachycardia

What is Ventricular Tachycardia? Ventricular tachycardia or VT is a arrhythmia in which the ventricles of the heart work independently…

What is Ablation

Catheter Ablation

What is Catheter Ablation? Catheter ablation is an effective treatment to correct or control arrhythmias originating from the heart chambers.…

Heart Palpitations

Heart Palpitations

What is heart palpitations? Heart palpitations means feeling the heart beating. It is not just a high pulse. It is…

Curiosities in Electrophysiology

What is an Electrophysiology Specialist or Electrophysiologist?

The normal rhythm of the heart and blood circulation are provided by the electrical system inside the heart. A cardiologist who specialises in recognising and treating problems of the electrical system in the heart is called an electrophysiologist.

What does an electrophysiologist do?

An electrophysiologist recognises and treats problems in the electrical system of your heart. They find the cause of the rhythm or conduction disturbance. These rhythm disturbances can sometimes be very mild and sometimes fatal. Once the cause has been found, he or she will correct your rhythm or conduction disturbance with medical treatment, catheter ablation and pacemaker therapies. Successful treatment can be achieved in more than 90% of rhythm problems. Your quality of life is significantly improved.

Which Tests Does Electrophysiologist Perform?

The most important step in the detection of heart rhythm disorders is to discuss the complaints in detail with the patient, to question the beginning, end and what happened during the complaint. Rhythm disorders sometimes continue for a while and end. When they end, the tests performed may be normal. This does not mean that there is no disease. An electrophysiologist performs some tests to understand what exactly is causing your problem. These include;

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Holter monitor
  • Event recorder
  • Wearable ECG devices
  • Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • It can be listed as Heart MRI.

Which diseases do electrophysiologists treat?

An electrophysiologist treats most disorders of your heart rhythm. These are usually conditions in which the heart beats too fast or irregularly. Some rhythm disturbances are annoying and affect your quality of life, while others pose fatal risks. The disorders treated are as follows:

When Should I See an Electrophysiologist?

You should see an electrophysiologist especially if you have heart palpitations, heart palpitations, irregular pulse or heartbeat, shortness of breath, decreased effort capacity, early fatigue, fainting or almost fainting. However, it should not be forgotten that the symptoms may be similar in heart diseases. The electrophysiologist will perform tests to determine whether these complaints are due to arrhythmia.