Ehab S Kasasbeh

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BACKGROUND Neuregulin-1β (NRG-1β) is a growth factor critical for cardiac development and repair with therapeutic potential for heart failure. We previously showed that the glial growth factor 2 (GGF2) isoform of NRG-1β improves cardiac function in rodents after myocardial infarction (MI), but its efficacy in a large animal model of cardiac injury has not(More)
BACKGROUND Common variable immune deficiency (CVID), one of the most common primary immunodeficiency diseases presents in adults, whereas X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA), an inherited humoral immunodeficiency, is usually diagnosed early in life after maternal Igs have waned. However, there have been several reports in the world literature in which(More)
The goal for treatment of medical refractory Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is reduction of the hypertrophied left ventricular septum which obstructs blood flow. A surgical approach consists of an open-heart myomectomy, while the less invasive percutaneous approach involves creating a myocardial infarction by injecting 95 to 100% ethanol(More)
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