Hilal Ahmad Rather

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Microalbuminuria can be present in 25-100% of patients with essential hypertension and is associated with increased incidence of cardiovascular events. Our goal was to evaluate the effect of a commonly used calcium channel blocker, amlodipine, and an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, lisinopril on urinary albumin excretion in patients with mild to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of silent myocardial ischemia (SMI) with cardiac autonomic neuropathy in asymptomatic diabetic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two hundred asymptomatic patients of diabetes mellitus were assessed for evidence of cardiac autonomic neuropathy. Of these, 30 (15 males, 15 females; mean age 44.7 +/- 8.8 years) were found to(More)
Four hundred and sixty-six patients (277 males, 189 females; mean age 23.2 years) diagnosed as cases of infective endocarditis during the past 15 years were retrospectively analysed. Two-thirds of patients belonged to the 15 to 35 years age group. The most common predisposing cardiac lesion was rheumatic heart disease seen in 73.4 percent patients. Mitral(More)
OBJECTIVE Published observations about cardiovascular alterations in normotensive individuals genetically predisposed to develop essential hypertension are conflicting. We tested the hypothesis that abnormalities in left ventricular mass and/or functions may be present in normotensive children of hypertensive parents. METHODS One hundred normotensive(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the effect of amiodarone and metaprolol in prevention of atrial fibrillation in patients, following open heart surgery. METHODS This prospective study was carried out between May 2008 to Nov. 2010, and comprised a total of 50 patients with normal preoperative sinus rhythm undergoing open heart surgery using(More)
Inflammatory response in the atherosclerotic lesions of coronary artery disease, mediated by cellular immune mechanisms is well appreciated. The significance of the immuno-inflammatory processes for the development of acute ischaemic sequelae of these lesions remains unsettled. Fifty patients of acute coronary syndromes were studied for complement(More)
Osteogenic differentiation is highly correlated with cell morphology. Morphological changes are a stimulus as well as a consequence of the differentiation process. Besides, geometrical, biochemical and mechanical properties of a substrate can modulate cell adhesion and morphology. Therefore, in the current study, nanofibrous substrate properties were used(More)
BACKGROUND Copeptin is a novel biomarker of potential diagnostic and prognostic value in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between plasma copeptin levels at admission and final infarct size in STEMI patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS This observational study was conducted in(More)