Mahmood reza Sarzaeem

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OBJECTIVE The gold standard test in the diagnosis of heart transplant rejection is right ventricular (RV) myocardial biopsy, which is an invasive, time-consuming, expensive method. In an effort to find a reliable method to minimise the sequential use of myocardial biopsy, we assessed the main echocardiographic indices for the detection of allograft(More)
The initial and long-term benefits of coronary artery bypass grafting depend upon maintaining the coronary blood flow supplied by the graft. In order to devise a scoring system for predicting graft patency, we evaluated presumptive correlations between saphenous vein graft patency and the characteristics of saphenous veins that were used as conduits in(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this retrospective study is to identify intraoperative patient's characteristics predicting the need for blood transfusion during CABG in our local cardiac surgical service. METHODS This study included 1835 consecutive patients, 1311 males and 524 females with mean age 58.8±9.9 years, undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Risk(More)
BACKGROUND In an effort to minimise access in cardiac surgery, endoscopic vessel harvesting has become more popular. The endoscopic approach, however, allows for only the harvest of the mid to distal internal mammary artery (IMA), leaving the more proximal branches of the conduit available for collateral flow away from the coronary bed. AIM To compare the(More)
The benefits of using arterial grafts in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have been elucidated in previous investigations. Alternative arterial grafts such as radial artery (RA) and right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) have been used widely for CABG with increasing importance. Med-Line (1986-2010) was searched using the subsequent keyword arterial(More)
A 38-year-old woman was discovered to have a systolic murmur for an unrelated complaint. Transesophageal echocardiography showed no atrial or ventricular septal defects, but multiple large collateral vessels in inter-ventricular septum. The origin of left coronary artery was not seen at the expected site on the aortic root. The 64-multislice computed(More)
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