Alireza Alizadeh Ghavidel

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BACKGROUND AND AIM The main goal of this study was to assess the frequency of recurrent coarctation after repair using different surgical methods. METHODS Surgical results of repairs for coarctation of aorta (Co-A) in 188 patients under the age 14 years who were treated in Rajaee Heart Center, Tehran, Iran, were evaluated retrospectively. The most common(More)
BACKGROUND Pleurotomy during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) may cause post-operative events, mostly pulmonary complications. In this study, we evaluated the influence of pleurotomy during CABG on the clinical outcome following left internal mammary artery (LIMA) harvesting. METHODS Between March and August 2009, 102 patients who underwent cardiac(More)
Dear Editor, We read with great interest the recent article by Nouei et al. [1]. They have reported a study for developing a Genetic Fuzzy System for risk assessment of mortality after cardiac surgery. Using demographic, comorbidity, cardiac status, and para-clinical variables and applying ad hoc data-driven and hybrid optimization methods to generate the(More)
Pseudoaneurysms of the ascending aorta, which are rare and life-threatening complications in cardiovascular surgeries, can be caused by the Bentall procedure. We describe a 44-year-old woman, who had a medical history of acute aortic dissection (Type A) and the Bentall procedure and was admitted because of exertional dyspnea, edema of the lower extremities,(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to assess the results of the pulmonary artery (PA) banding in patients with congenital heart defects (CHD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the current era. METHODS We analyzed data from 305 patients who underwent PA banding between April 2005 and April 2010 at our centre. All patients were approached through a(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the classical Cox-Maze III is the gold standard surgical therapy with a proven efficacy in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), complexity of this procedure has resulted in a search for a simpler, less invasive and more cost-effective method. In this study we evaluated the results of cryosurgical ablation in the treatment of chronic(More)
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