Ali Hosseinsabet

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BACKGROUND Both high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs- CRP) and spiral computed tomography coronary artery calcium score (CCS) are valid markers of cardiovascular risk. It is unknown whether hs-CRP is a marker of atherosclerotic burden or if it reflects a process leading to acute coronary events. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied the association between(More)
A 46-year-old man with a history of cigarette smoking was referred to our hospital for further evaluation of infective endo-carditis. He had a history of fever of 45 days' duration. Previously in workup for fever, the patient had undergone transtho-racic echocardiography, showing vegetations on the aortic and mitral valves, hence his referral to our(More)
A 72-year-old patient with a history of nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy type III and atrial fibrillation of several years' duration presented to the emergency department with dyspnea at rest (New York Heart Association functional class IV). The patient had been using metoprolol, digoxin, furosemide, and warfarin and had a history of significant(More)
A 56-year-old patient presented to the outpatient clinic with dyspnea on exertion (functional class II) of several months' duration. Physical examinations were unremarkable except for a systolic murmur in the apex. Also, electrocardiography was unremarkable. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiographic examinations revealed moderate to severe mitral(More)
I read the article written by Ahmadi et al. 1 published in the previous issue of your journal. In this invaluable article, the authors meticulously explained their observations on patients with acute neurological deficits after the removal of central venous catheters. However, there are some obscure points that should be pondered. Firstly, brain magnetic(More)
Takayasu's arteritis is an inflammatory disease with a variety of manifestations, such as cardiac involvement. We describe a 52-year-old woman with clinical and echocardiographic manifestations mimicking infectious endocarditis, such as periaortic and mital-aortic intervalvular fibrosa abscess with extension to the anterior mitral leaflet. However, no(More)
A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Preoperative transthoracic echocardiography revealed thickening of the anterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve, and transesophageal echocardiography showed oval and irregular-shaped masses, featuring well-demarcated borders and a homogenous texture, attached to the(More)
►Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education: Pulmonary hypertension can be caused by enlarged reactive lymph nodes. This should be kept in mind in evaluation of the patients with increased tricuspid regurgitant gradient. 1. Introduction A 42-year old woman presented with dyspnea on exertion, exertional chest pain NYHA functional class(More)
Dear Editor, Dobutamine stress echocardiography is one of the several noninvasive methods for detection of coronary artery disease (1). New regional wall motion abnormalities have been reported in dobutamine stress echocardiograpghy after intravenous beta blocker administration (2, 3) Thus, this method has been recommended for increasing the test(More)
A 51-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with palpitation and atypical chest pain. He had a history of percutaneous mitral valve commissurotomy 20 years previously. He did not use any drugs. Physical examination was unremarkable except for a loud S 1 on auscultation. The surface electrocardiogram (ECG) showed atrial fibrillation rhythm(More)