Mohammad Ali Kizilbash

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BACKGROUND Obese patients have favorable outcomes in congestive heart failure, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and coronary artery disease. Obesity also has been linked with increased incidence of atrial fibrillation, but its influence on outcomes in atrial fibrillation patients has not been investigated. The objective of this research is to(More)
was associated with a 28% lower risk of death even after these factors, as well as depression and health behaviors, had been taken into account. Other factors may be responsible for the remaining association between enjoyment and survival. It may be caused by unmeasured confounding factors such as other pre-existing illnesses. Only 3 health behaviors were(More)
AIMS Slower heart rate recovery (HRR) following exercise is associated with the metabolic syndrome, yet the temporal relationship between the two remains unknown. We investigated the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of slower HRR following a graded exercise treadmill test (GXT) with metabolic syndrome components and LDL-C. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
Almost 50% of patients with congestive heart failure (HF) have preserved ejection fraction (PEF). Data on the effect of HF-PEF on atrial fibrillation outcomes are lacking. We assessed the prognostic significance of HF-PEF in an atrial fibrillation population compared to a systolic heart failure (SHF) population. A post hoc analysis of the National Heart,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association of psychosocial factors with heart rate (HR) and its variability across multiple ethnic groups and by gender. Increased HR and reduced HR variability are markers of increased cardiovascular risk. METHODS Between 2000 and 2002, 6814 men and women (2624 Whites, 1895 African-Americans, 1492 Hispanics, and 803 Chinese)(More)
Lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) decreases mortality in select patient populations. LLT has also been shown to have antiarrhythmic effects, thus favorably influencing the incidence and recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, data are lacking regarding the effect of LLT on mortality in patients with AF. The Atrial Fibrillation Follow-up Investigation of(More)
BACKGROUND Left-sided native valve infective endocarditis (LNVIE) can result in mitral (MP) and aortic (AP) valve perforation, the prognostic significance of which remains poorly defined. HYPOTHESIS Valvular perforation is associated with worse outcomes. METHODS Retrospective review of patients with LNVIE during 1998-2005 was performed to examine(More)
We used the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Limited Access Dataset of Prevention of Events with Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibition (PEACE) Trial (n = 8290) which included patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and preserved ejection fraction (>40%). We identified risk factors for the development of critical peripheral arterial(More)
The authors investigated the association of resting heart rate (RHR) with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and mortality among normal-weight individuals. Using data from our cohort (baseline examination in 1967-1973), individuals with a body mass index of 18.5 to 24.9 kg/m(2) (men [n=3724] and women [n=4929] aged 18-39; men [n=1959] and women(More)