Afsoon Fazlinejad

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the spectrum of probable vascular complications due to short-term oral contraceptives OC consumption. METHODS In this cohort study, selected Iranian female pilgrims from Razavi-Khorasan, Iran province <50 years old, attending Hajj in 2005 were evaluated. We reviewed their physical examinations, vascular risk factors and OC(More)
INTRODUCTION: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is superior to Transthoracic echo-cardiography (TTE) in detection of atrial septal defects and aneurysm, aortic atheroma, left atri-al thrombus and mitral valve abnormalities. TEE is indicated in young adults with cryptogenic ischemic stroke who are suspected of having cardioembolic mechanism despite(More)
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Keywords Myocardial infarction Remodeling Speckle-tracking echocardiography Strain(More)
AIM Peak atrial longitudinal strain (PALS) is used to evaluate left atrium (LA) function in patients with mitral stenosis (MS), before and after percutaneous transmitral commissurotomy (PTMC) and mitral valve replacement (MVR). METHODS Patients with severe symptomatic MS, who were referred to our echocardiographic laboratory for a diagnostic examination(More)
A 40-year-old male patient presented with dyspnea on exertion and palpitation from 2 months ago. Physical examination revealed normal vital sign and a systolic murmur grade 3/6 in aortic area. Echocardiography revealed unicuspid aortic valve with an eccentric orifice, calcification, and aortic valve area of 0.9 cm2. This case report highlights the(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary artery aneurysm is a rare condition. This type of aneurysm can be presented with noncardiac symptoms or even asymptomatic. We report a 73-year-old man with a gigantic idiopathic pulmonary artery aneurysm which was referred to our unit for his kidney problems. During his workup we incidentally found the aneurysm by an abnormal chest-X(More)
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Keywords Coronary artery disease Stress echocardiography Strain imaging Introduction:(More)
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