Hassan Chamsi-Pasha

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Cardiac tuberculosis is rare and usually involves the pericardium. Myocardial tuberculoma is a very rare occurrence and only a few cases were reported. We describe the use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the diagnosis of a rare case of cardiac tuberculoma involving the right atrium which was complicated by a bicaval obstruction. The patient made a(More)
During the month of Ramadan, all healthy, adult Muslims are required to fast from dawn to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan involves abstaining from food, water, beverages, smoking, oral drugs, and sexual intercourse. Although the Quran exempts chronically ill from fasting, many Muslims with diabetes still fast during Ramadan. Patients with diabetes who fast(More)
AIM OF THE WORK To evaluate the feasibility and possible additional value of transthoracic real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3D-TTE) for the assessment of cardiac structures as compared to 2D-TTE. METHODS 320 patients (mean age 45 ± 8.4 years, 75% males) underwent 2D-TTE and RT3D-TTE using 3DQ-Q lab software for offline analysis. Volume(More)
The study aimed to examine whether global and segmental longitudinal strain (LS) using speckle tracking echocardiography could improve the interpretation of wall motion (WM) asynergy for expert and non-expert readers compared to visual assessment by 2-dimensional echocardiography (2DE). Using the 17 left ventricular segments model, both segmental and global(More)
Ibn Sina, known in the West as Avicenna, was the most famous and influential of all the Islamic philosopher-scientists. His most important medical works are the Canon of Medicine medical encyclopedia and a treatise on cardiac drugs. His Canon of Medicine remained the standard text in both the East and West until the 16(th) century. Avicenna's description of(More)
Santoro I, et al. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia guided by a Purkinje potential. A 48-year-old male with a history of subarachnoid hemorrhage in 1992, cerebellar infarction due to vertebral artery occlusion with subsequent epilepsy was admitted to area hospital for cardiac catheterization after preceding 3(More)
A 40-year-old woman presented with a 1 month history of shortness of breath and easy fatigability. Two-dimensional echocardiography and real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) showed a large right atrial mass protruding into the right ventricle and an atrial septal defect (ASD). Successful excision of the mass, which proved to be a myxoma, and(More)
Critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) is a heart lesion for which neonates require early surgical intervention to survive. Without intervention, the rates of mortality and survival with significant disability are extremely high. Early diagnosis can potentially improve health outcomes in newborns with CCHD. Until recent years, no routine screening(More)
The relation between Islam and medicine has been described as intimate. Muslims are expected to be moderate and balanced in all matters, including health. Islamic law is based on a complete system of morality that can provide a moral context in medicine from a legal perspective. Islamic teaching is also very flexible and adaptable to many new and novel(More)
Intrapericardial organized haematoma secondary to blunt chest trauma is an extremely rare cause of constrictive pericarditis. We report a 30-year-old male who presented with heart failure for 12 months and was found to have an organized intrapericardial haematoma secondary to blunt chest trauma in a road traffic accident 2 years prior. The use of multiple(More)