Farshad Shakerian

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BACKGROUND Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is an adverse consequence of percutaneous coronary interventions which results in significant morbidity and mortality and adds to the costs of diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures. Various pathophysiological mechanisms have been proposed for CI-AKI and various agents tested for its(More)
BACKGROUND Device closure of an isolated secundum type atrial septal defect (ASD) has been used as an alternative method for open surgical closure with comparable success and lower morbidity. In this study we evaluated the procedural success and mid-term follow-up results of percutaneous closure of secundum ASD with an Amplatzer™Septal Occluder(ASO) device(More)
BACKGROUND Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is an adverse consequence of contrast media use that results in significant morbidity and mortality and adds significant costs to diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures. Various pathophysiological mechanisms have been proposed for CIN and various agents have been tested for its prevention. There is(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES This study was designed to investigate whether garlic powder tablets in adjunct to conventional medical treatment could have an effect on carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and plasma lipoproteins and lipids in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). SUBJECTS/METHODS A randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial was(More)
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of mortality in many parts of the world. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified several genetic variants associated with CAD in Low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) locus. This study was evaluated the possible association of genetic markers at LDLR locus with CAD irrespective to lipid(More)
BACKGROUND Since the introduction of the Inoue technique for percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV), various criteria have been proposed for ideal balloon sizing. In routine practice, balloon size is chosen based on the patient's height according to a simple formula. We tried to define a simple and practical echocardiographic measure for adjusting(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)
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)