Mohammad Jafar Hashemi

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BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. It has been shown that prophylactic oral beta-blocker administration reduces the incidence of post-CABG AF. However, the optimal beta-blocker has not been identified. OBJECTIVE This study sought to determine whether oral carvedilol (with(More)
BACKGROUND Prediction of accessory pathway (AP) location before radiofrequency ablation has become increasingly important for patients with AP; this is especially true for posteroseptal (PS) APs. OBJECTIVE To identify electrocardiographic and electrophysiologic predictors of pathway location in patients with manifest posteroseptal AP. METHODS A detailed(More)
Infective endocarditis is a rare but potentially devastating infection of the native endocardium and heart valves. The majority cases of infective endocarditis are caused by bacteria, whereas cardiac fungal infections account for 24% of all cases of endocarditis.1 The prevalence of these infections has grown in the last decade due to intravenous drug(More)
Left ventricular diverticula are congenital anomalies and are not as rare as previously thought. In adults, cardiac diverticula are generally accidental findings during imaging modalities, but concomitant disorders might frequently coexist. The pathophysiology, management, prognosis, and natural history of cardiac diverticula remain poorly understood and(More)
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