Mehrnoush Toufan

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INTRODUCTION EAT is an independent factor in coronary artery disease (CAD). The objective of the current study was to define an echocardiographic cut-off point for EAT and to determine its diagnostic value in predicting the increase in CAD risk. METHODS Two hundred patients underwent coronary artery angiography for diagnosis of CAD and transthoracic(More)
To evaluate heart function in subclinical hypothyroid women in comparison with healthy subjects, a prospective study was performed on newly detected subclinical hypothyroid women presenting to endocrinology clinic of Tabriz Sina Hospital from October 2007 to February 2008. Thirty five women with Subclinical Hypothyroidism (SH) in case group were matched(More)
We describe a 24-year-old construction worker who was unaware that he had been shot by a pneumatic nail gun in the chest during work. After returning home, he felt some palpitations and mild shortness of breath, and in the mirror discovered a non-bleeding pinpoint skin wound in his upper chest. He admitted himself to the emergency department of a local(More)
BACKGROUND Aorta Coarctation (AC) is uncommon condition that in most adult patients is asymptomatic. Diagnosis of AC is made during routine physical examination by detection of Blood Pressure (BP) difference between arm and leg. AIM To describe a novel renal artery Doppler flow pattern pathognomonic of aortic coarctation. METHODS We enrolled 4(More)
This cross-sectional study was performed in patients following coronary interventions, to evaluate the effect of cardiac rehabilitation on functional capacity, maximum heart rate on exercise and serum lipid profiles. Consecutive patients after coronary artery intervention randomly referred to cardiac rehabilitation. All patients underwent based exercise(More)
BACKGROUND Mitral valve calcification is often incidentally detected on chest computed tomography (CT) scans obtained for a variety of noncardiac indications. In this study, we evaluated the association between mitral valve calcification incidentally detected on chest CT and the presence and severity of mitral valve disease on echocardiography. METHODS Of(More)
INTRODUCTION Right heart catheterization (RHC) remains the gold standard for hemodynamic assessment of the right heart and pulmonary artery. However, this is an invasive tool, and noninvasive alternatives such as transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) are preferable. Nonetheless, the correlation between measurements by TTE and RHC are debated. In this study,(More)
Primary pericardial malignant mesothelioma is an extremely rare tumor even among all mesotheliomas with about 350 cases reported in the literature so far. Typically, it has an insidious presentation, with nonspecific signs and symptoms, and usually results in constrictive pericarditis, cardiac tamponade or congestive heart failure through either a massive(More)