Ghada Samir El-Shahed

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OBJECTIVE Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) in patients with rheumatic diseases may result in sudden death, possibly from arrhythmia and myocardial infarction due to its frequent association with microvascular disease. Autonomic dysfunction may contribute to initiation and perpetuation of rheumatic diseases. Thus, we aimed to assess cardiovascular(More)
BACKGROUND The conventional surgical aortic bioprostheses used for treatment of aortic stenosis (AS) are inherently stenotic in nature. The more favorable mechanical profile of the Medtronic CoreValve bioprosthesis may translate into a better hemodynamic and neurohormonal response. PATIENTS AND METHODS The early hemodynamic and neurohormonal responses of(More)
Background. Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a leading cause of heart failure in children and young adults worldwide. B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a useful marker of critical pediatric heart disease, and its N-terminal peptide, NT-proBNP, is elevated in congenital and acquired heart disease in children. Aim. To measure NT-proBNP levels as a marker of(More)
BACKGROUND Despite normal flow in the infarct-related artery after primary percutaneous coronary intervention, patients may not achieve adequate perfusion at the tissue level. We examined the applicability of pulsed wave tissue Doppler (PTD) in detection of successful myocardial reperfusion. METHODS In all, 24 patients with anterior infarction were(More)
Objectives: To assess the impact of atrial fibrillation on stroke severity and short-term (1 month) mortality. Materials and Methods: Totally 200 patients admitted to Ain Shams University Specialized Hospital were recruited and diagnosed clinically to have acute ischemic stroke within 3 days. Patients with hemorrhagic infarctions were excluded. History(More)
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