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 whether it reflects a process leading to acute coronary events. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied the relation between(More)
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)
PURPOSE We compared left atrial function as assessed by two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2DSTE) between patients with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD) with or without albuminuria, nondiabetic patients without CAD, and CAD patients without type 2 diabetes. METHODS This cross-sectional study was performed on 112(More)
OBJECTIVE Abnormalities in atrial electromechanical delays (EMDs) are considered independent predictors of atrial fibrillation and can reflect atrial remodeling. The main purpose in this study was to compare inter-left and right intra-atrial EMDs of patients with mild left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction, without left atrial (LA) structural(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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES In this study, pulmonary artery longitudinal deformation was evaluated and attempted to clarify pulmonary artery deformation. METHODS Eight healthy men and seven healthy women with structurally normal hearts were enrolled. In the parasternal short axis view at the aortic valve level, longitudinal axis of pulmonary artery was obtained and color(More)
Pre-diabetes is a common condition associated with cardiovascular changes. The aim of our study was to evaluate the right ventricular (RV) function as assessed by 2-D speckle tracking echocardiography in pre-diabetic patients. This study recruited 94 patients (33 normal patients, 31 pre-diabetic patients and 30 diabetic patients). The absolute amount of the(More)