Akram Y Elgendy

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BACKGROUND Evidence remains inconsistent regarding the incidence and prognosis of Takotsubo syndrome in the setting of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the clinical presentation and in-hospital mortality of these patients. METHODS A systematic review of the electronic databases was conducted for studies involving patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of developing late acquired stent malapposition (LASM) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in the clinical setting of a ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) is high due to dissolution of initially jailed thrombus. LASM is a potential risk factor in the subsequent development of later major adverse cardiac events(More)
Randomized clinical trials that examined long-term clinical outcomes of routine aspiration thrombectomy prior to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction have yielded different results. We hypothesized that the routine use of manual thrombus aspiration prior to primary PCI lacks(More)
RESULTS With survival analysis of 1-year clinical follow up, A stepwise increase of the composite of CD and MI was observed in the transition from SA to STEMI. (SA; 1.2% vs. UA; 1.4% vs. NSTEMI; 5.2% vs. STEMI; 8.1%; Log-Rank < 0.001). Even in the comparison of stabilized patients with MI up to 5-year follow up, there was the same pattern of transition (SA;(More)
This meta-analysis sought to assess the safety and efficacy of uninterrupted non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) versus uninterrupted vitamin K antagonists in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients undergoing catheter ablation. Electronic databases were searched for randomized trials (RCTs) and observational studies that compared uninterrupted(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with spontaneous sub-arachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) might develop various cardiac abnormalities, however; the prognostic implications of these cardiac abnormalities are not well known. This study aimed to detect the cardiac abnormality that correlates best with in-hospital all-cause mortality in patients with SAH. METHODS In this(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the main treatment of OSA. The present study explores the impact of CPAP on cardiovascular outcomes. A systematic search of electronic databases for randomized controlled trials comparing CPAP with medical therapy(More)
Spinal tuberculosis (Pott's disease) is one of the common extra-pulmonary presentations of tuberculosis. Spinal tuberculosis commonly presents with back pain, fever and night sweats. In this report, we present a case of spinal tuberculosis complicated by bilateral large psoas abscesses. The patient presented with bilateral flank pain and swellings rather(More)