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The National Cholesterol Education Program NCEP has recently updated their Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III guidelines and called for more intensive cholesterol treatment, especially in patients at high risk for coronary heart disease CHD. The message from the updated report is that lower is better for high risk patients, with the NCEP expert panel calling… (More)
Infective endocarditis (IE) is still a problem in patients with adult congenital heart disease. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is one of the most important manifestations of congenital heart disease, which carries a high risk for the development of IE. We present an 18-year-old male with TOF complicated by an aggressive form of IE involving all cardiac valves.
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical and biochemical effects of fasting during Ramadan on patients with cardiac disease. METHODS Eighty-six outpatients with heart disease with intention to fast were studied in the month of Ramadan 1996 (1416 H) at the King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Detailed clinical and biochemical… (More)
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)
BACKGROUND Islam acknowledges that infertility is a significant hardship. Attempts to cure infertility are not only permissible, but also encouraged in Islam. Over the last three decades, a multitude of advances in assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) have appeared. This review was carried out to inform readers, who are not familiar with Islamic… (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)
The clinical and surgical findings in a 41-year-old male with the unusual co-existence of a ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm and a single coronary artery are described. The literature is reviewed and the significance of a single coronary artery discussed.
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)
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common primary tumor of the liver accounting for 4.6% of all new human cancers. Cardiac metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma is an uncommon secondary cardiac malignancy. We described two cases of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with large masses in the right atrium mimicking atrial myxoma. The RA masses were… (More)