Mehrnoush Toufan

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OBJECTIVES To compare the prevalence of unexplained pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) in hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and to compare laboratory parameters between patients with unexplained PAH and those with normal pulmonary artery pressure (PAP). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 278 chronic HD and(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy (BMV) is the gold standard treatment for rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) in that it causes significant changes in mitral valve area (MVA) and improves leaflet mobility. Development of or increase in mitral regurgitation (MR) is common after BMV. This study evaluated MR severity and its changes after BMV in(More)
INTRODUCTION Prognostic differences between anterior and inferior wall Myocardial Infarction (MI) has been extensively investigated, but there is limited information about similar comparison between inferior wall MI caused by right coronary artery (RCA) and left circumflex artery (LCX) occlusion. The aim of present study was to compare prognostic(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last two decades, morphological cardiac changes induced by athletic conditioning have been of great interest. Therefore, several studies have been orchestrated to delineate electrocardiography (ECG), echocardiography, and heart rate variability (HRV) findings in athletes. PURPOSE To assess the ECG, echocardiography, and HRV in a group(More)
A b s t r a c t Cardiac hydatidosis is rarely encountered. A case of isolated cardiac hydatid cyst of the left ventricle in a young woman is described. The diagnosis was suggested by echocardiography and was confirmed later by pathological evaluation. Serological tests were negative. The patient underwent a successful operation for cyst resection. A(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)
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)
We describe a 73-year-old male patient with left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) who was diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction (MI), three-vessel coronary artery disease, a fresh intraventricular thrombus, and mitral regurgitation. He was treated with full anticoagulant therapy, coronary artery bypass grafting, and mitral valve repair. This case adds(More)
Introduction The association between anthracyclines and cardiovascular complications has been established, and early diagnosis of these complications is pivotal in appropriate management of patients. Cardiotoxicity caused by chemotherapy constitutes a wide range from subclinical dysfunction to significant heart failure. Cardiotoxicity caused by(More)
BACKGROUND Echocardiographic evaluations of the longitudinal axis of the left ventricular (LV) function have been used in the diagnosis and assessment of heart failure with normal ejection fraction (HFNEF). The evaluation of the global and segmental peak systolic longitudinal strains (PSLSs) by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) may(More)