Farshad Shakerian

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AIMS We evaluated the relationship between distribution of lesions in coronary tree and atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (RAS). METHODS AND RESULTS Data collected prospectively on 500 consecutive patients who underwent simultaneous renal angiography following coronary angiography. Overall prevalence of RAS was 26.2% (131 patients). Significant (≥50%(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is a localized or diffuse abnormal dilatation of coronary arteries. Controversy still remains about its cardiovascular events rate, prognosis, and etiology. Adverse effects of CAE coinciding with coronary artery stenosis (CAS) (and in isolated form) are unclear. OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the cardiovascular(More)
BACKGROUND Significant elevation of cardiac biomarkers after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with increased mortality. However, clinical importance of lesser degrees of cardiac enzyme elevation has not been well understood. Multiple factors might have an etiologic role, and the incidence of myonecrosis has not changed dramatically(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperhomocysteinemia has recently been identified as a risk factor for coronary artery disease. Some genetic variants (such as C677T polymorphism) are postulated in this regard. We studied the relation between hyperhomocysteinemia and the above genetic variant and risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and also the number of involved vessels. (More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of data regarding the role of side branch (SB) predilation during the provisional stenting of bifurcation lesions. OBJECTIVES The present study aimed to assess the effects of SB predilation on the outcomes of true bifurcation interventions. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty patients with true bifurcation lesions according to the(More)
BACKGROUND Elderly patients constitute a rapidly growing proportion of the population, and hence the increasing rises in the number of patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which is now established as the preferred reperfusion strategy in STEMI patients, has been inadequately(More)
BACKGROUND In some patients with chest pain, selective coronary angiography reveals slow contrast agent passage through the epicardial coronary arteries in the absence of stenosis. This phenomenon has been designated the slow coronary flow (SCF) phenomenon. OBJECTIVES In this study, we aimed to describe the demographic and clinical findings and presence(More)
Orofacial pain can arise from different regions and etiologies. Some of the most debilitating pain conditions arise from the structures innervated by the trigeminal system (head, face, masticatory musculature, temporomandibular joint and associated structures). The problem with referred pain is the misdiagnosis and unnecessary therapy directed to the pain(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare syndrome affecting multiple organs. There is no sufficient evidence regarding the clinical cardiac manifestations of TTP. Nonetheless, pathologic cardiac involvement is quite frequent in acute TTP, which is predominantly manifested as myocardial necrosis due to coronary arteriolar microthrombosis. The(More)