Davood Shafie

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This study aimed to investigate whether body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), or waist to hip ratio (WHR) could be a better predictor of metabolic syndrome and, if so, what would be the cutoff points for these surrogates to appropriately differentiate metabolic syndrome in different age and sex subgroups. Methods. The present cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pulmonary vasoreactivity testing has been recommended in the diagnostic work-up of patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). Pulmonary arteriolar capacitance (Cp) approximated by stroke volume divided by pulmonary pulse pressure (SV/PP) is considered as an independent predictor of mortality in patients with IPAH. (More)
The present study aimed to assess changes in resting and maximum heart rates as primary indicators of cardiac autonomic function in metabolic syndrome (MetS) patients and to determine their value for discriminating MetS from non-MetS. 468 participants were enrolled in this cross-sectional study and assessed according to the updated adult treatment panel III(More)
A case is described of malignant pericardial mesothelioma of epithelial type. The diagnosis was made on the basis of autopsy. The patient, a 46-year-old construction technician fell ill with symptoms of pericarditis. Initially, it was connected with a flu infection, and later with tuberculosis. During the 11-week-long treatment, a rapidly progressing(More)
We present a case of the rare coincidence of three mechanisms leading to development of congenital heart disease in intrauterine life: intrinsic defect of the development of the cardiac loop (dextrocardia), failure of normal expansion of the subpulmonary infundibulum (Fallot syndrome) and endocardial cushion defect (common atrium and common atrioventricular(More)
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