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)
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 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 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)
OBJECTIVES It has been reported that the short-term mortality of concomitant aortic and mitral valve replacement (AVR and MVR) is considerable and concomitant coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) has adverse effects on the survival of patients with valve replacement surgery. We summarize the short- and mid-term outcome after concomitant CABG, AVR and MVR in(More)
OBJECTIVES The myocardium can be affected by diabetes mellitus. The effects of blood glucose control on some organs such as the kidney and eye have been previously reported. The aim of our study was to evaluate left atrial function via 2-dimensional (2D) speckle-tracking echocardiography in a group of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The cumulative effect of repeated demand ischemia on left ventricular (LV) systolic function has been previously demonstrated. We evaluated the longitudinal deformation of LV myocardial fibers at systole and diastole using two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2DSTE) in patients with and without ST-segment depression during(More)
OBJECTIVES Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is defined as the dilation of at least one segment of the coronary arteries that reaches at least 1.5 times the size of a normal neighboring segment. It has been shown that left ventricular (LV) diastolic function is impaired in patients with CAE. Also, it has been shown that LV function is impaired in vitamin(More)