Firoozeh Farahmand

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The suggested role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of heart failure is largely based on utilizing left heart failure models. The present study on rats evaluated changes in antioxidants as well as oxidative stress in relation to hemodynamic function subsequent to the right heart failure induced by monocrotaline (50 mg/kg, i.p.). During the(More)
Although right heart failure (RHF) contributes to 20% of all cardiovascular complications, most of the information available on RHF in general is based on the experiences with left heart failure. This study on RHF investigates changes in antioxidants and oxidative stress which are suggested to play a role in the transition from hypertrophy to failure. RHF(More)
Increased oxidative stress and reduction in antioxidant enzymes have been suggested to be involved in the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure subsequent to myocardial infarction (MI). The objective of the present study was to characterize changes in the mRNA abundance and protein levels for the enzymatic antioxidants, superoxide dismutase (SOD),(More)
The comparative effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors versus angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockers (ARBs) in real-world older heart failure (HF) patients remains unclear. Of the 8,049 hospitalized HF patients aged ≥ 65 years discharged alive from 106 Alabama hospitals, 4,044 received discharge prescriptions of either ACE(More)
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