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)
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)
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)
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)
►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)
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)
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)
Ruptured valsalva sinus aneurysm to pericardium is a rare condition. Here, we described a case presented with tamponade. Initially, hemopericardium was partially drained and then, imaging evaluations were done. Transesophageal echocardiography showed limited dissection of aortic sinus and CT angiography of the ascending aorta showed deformed dilated right(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)
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