Bahareh Eslami

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BACKGROUND Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect secundum (ASD-II) has become an alternative method for surgery. We sought to compare the two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) method for measuring atrial septal defect with balloon occlusive diameter (BOD) in transcatheter ASD-II closure. METHODS A total of 39 patients (71.1%(More)
To investigate the lifetime prevalence rate of abuse among older persons and to scrutinize the associated factors (e.g. demographics). This cross-sectional population-based study had 4467 participants, aged 60–84, from seven European cities. Abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial and injuries) was measured based on The Revised Conflict Tactics(More)
Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is an uncommon congenital anomaly which was an incidental finding during surgery or autopsy in the past. We present the case of a 44-year-old woman with moderately severe aortic regurgitation due to unequal cusp size QAV diagnosed via transesophageal echocardiography. Due to echocardiographic imaging improvement, the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to compare coping strategies between adults with and without congenital heart disease and to scrutinize the associations between different available resources (e.g., social support) and adoption of certain coping strategies. DESIGN The study has a cross-sectional case-control design. SETTING The study was(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to compare the level of posttraumatic stress disorder between adults with and without congenital heart disease, and to examine the correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder (e.g., sociodemographics). DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Two university-affiliated heart hospitals in Tehran, Iran. PATIENTS A sample of(More)
The case is reported of a 19-year-old man with cardiac valve lipomatosis which was accidentally discovered during the work-up for an atypical chest pain. Echocardiography detected an immobile mass that involved the base of the anterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve. Magnetic resonance imaging showed evidence of tricuspid valve lipomatosis, a rare cardiac(More)
Background Being a victim of abuse during one's life course may affect social relations in later life. The aims of this study were to: (i) examine the association between lifetime abuse and perceived social support and (ii) identify correlates of perceived social support among older persons living in seven European countries. Methods A sample of 4467(More)
OBJECTIVE Antioxidants play a major role in the cellular protection cascade against oxidative damage. Oxidative stress has been linked to the pathogenesis of coronary atherosclerosis. Our aim was to evaluate the association between calculated serum total antioxidant status (cTAS) and the presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS One(More)
Few studies have evaluated the impact of lifetime abuse on quality of life (QoL) among older adults. By using a multinational study authors aimed to assess the subjective perception of QoL among people who have reported abuse during the course of their lifetime. The respondents (N = 4,467; 2,559 women) were between the ages of 60 and 84 years and living in(More)
BACKGROUND Life-expectancy of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) has improved world-wide, but there are limited data on these patients' experiences of quality of life (QoL), life satisfaction (LS), and their determinants (e.g. social support), particularly among patients from developing countries. DESIGN Cross-sectional case-control. METHODS A(More)