Mohamad Reza Pourbehi

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BACKGROUND There are limited data supporting an association between retinal microvascular changes and cardiovascular mortality, but there is no convincing evidence of an independent or direct association with atherosclerosis in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. The present study examines the relationship between retinal microvascular changes and(More)
UNLABELLED Myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) has been extensively applied in the clinical assessment of patients with diabetes mellitus. The aim of the present study was to evaluate stress technetium-99m sestamibi SPECT MPI perfusion in silent myocardial ischemia and its association with some clinical and laboratory(More)
INTRODUCTION The product of heart rate and systolic blood pressure, termed as rate-pressure product (RPP), is a very reliable indicator of myocardial oxygen demand and is widely used clinically. There have been previous attempts to describe the relationship between RPP and the onset of pain in angina pectoris. The current study aimed to evaluate the(More)
INTRODUCTION Mild ischemia in the inferolateral wall on myocardial perfusion imaging is seen frequently in practice. The aim of this study is to assess the importance of the above issue on myocardial perfusion SPECT with coronary angiography. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients enrolled in this study exhibited mild ischemia of the inferolateral wall on(More)
Secondary erythrocytosis in cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD) is a compensatory response to chronic hypoxia which should be managed with caution. CCHD patients, who have compensated erythrocytosis but do not manifest significant neurologic symptoms, may experience secondary life-threatening complications such as stroke in case of inappropriate(More)
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