Mazda Motallebi

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BACKGROUND Cocaine abuse has been known to have detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system. Its toxicity has been associated with myocardial ischemia, cerebrovascular accidents and mesenteric ischemia. The pathophysiology of cocaine-related renal injury is multifactorial and involves renal hemodynamic changes, alterations in glomerular matrix(More)
Acute febrile lung disease associated with "patchy ground-glass pattern" on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the lung in an immunocompromised patient is suggestive of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia; however, in an immunocompetent young person, it is suggestive of an atypical pneumonia, including viral bronchopneumonia. We studied a 31-year-old(More)
Mild aortic regurgitation (AR) is a common finding in echocardiograms. Although some early reports suggested that hypertension predisposes to aortic root enlargement and AR, other pathological and echocardiographic studies have not shown such an association. The incidence and clinical importance of mild aortic insufficiency in hypertensive populations is(More)
“Left Ventricular Resynchronization Is Mandatory for Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy” To the Editor: Bleeker et al1 propose that in patients selected on the basis of both electrical and a single mechanical dyssynchrony measure derived from maximum delay during left ventricular (LV) ejection between peak systolic velocities among 4 basal LV(More)
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