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)
OBJECTIVES The coronary slow flow phenomenon is defined as the slow progression of an angiographic contrast agent to the distal part of the coronary arteries on selective coronary angiography in the absence of stenosis. There are some studies with different results about the effect of this phenomenon on left ventricular (LV) function. The aim of our study(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)
OBJECTIVES Triple valve replacement (TVR) is still deemed a complex and challenging choice for rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and carries significant mortality and morbidity. We report the short- and mid-term results after TVR in the last decade. METHODS In a historical cohort, ninety consecutive patients, at a mean age of 47 ± 12 years underwent TVR(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)
OBJECTIVE Coronary slow-flow phenomenon (CSFP) is described as protracted passage of angiographic contrast agent to the distal portion of the epicardial coronary arteries in the absence of stenosis. Few studies have addressed the effects of this condition on right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. The present objective was to assess RV function in CSFP via(More)
OBJECTIVE Prediabetes is a dysglycemic state and is associated with subtle myocardial injury and dysfunction. We evaluated atrial conduction times (ACTs) and atrial electromechanical delays (EMDs) in prediabetic patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS In the present study, we recruited 128 consecutive patient candidates (40 euglycemic, 48(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)