Mohammad Otahbachi

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Unexpected deaths periodically occur in individuals held in police custody. These decedents usually have had significant physical exertion associated with violent and/or bizarre behavior, have been restrained by the police, and often have drug intoxication. Autopsy material from these cases may not provide a satisfactory explanation for the cause of death,(More)
Deaths associated with the use of electronic weapons almost always occur in young men involved in either civil disturbances or criminal activity. These situations are associated with high levels of circulating catecholamines and frequently associated with drug intoxication. The mechanism for these deaths is unclear. Clinical studies indicate that these high(More)
Patients with tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy have unusual characteristics, including a disproportionate occurrence in postmenopausal women and a strong association with mental and physical stress. These patients present with chest pain, abnormal electrocardiographic findings, and myocardial enzyme leaks. They appear to have acute coronary syndrome but have(More)
Atherosclerotic plaques are composed of a lipid rich core, which is covered by a collagen rich fibrous cap. Rupture of the atherosclerotic plaque with superimposed thrombosis is the main cause of acute coronary syndromes, including acute myocardial infarction and unstable angina. The stability of the plaque depends on its collagen content; degradation of(More)
This study evaluated gender variability in platelet aggregation in response to common agonists. Platelet aggregation was measured in 36 healthy men and women free of any antiplatelet medication, aged 22–36 years, of Caucasian (White not of Hispanic origin), Hispanic, and African-American not of Hispanic origin. In this ex-vivo study, we investigated(More)
Behçet's disease is a rare chronic autoimmune vasculitis with characteristic skin findings. Vascular involvement generally affects veins more than arteries, and coronary arterial involvement is extremely uncommon. Here we report the significant coronary artery aneurysms detected in a 41-year-old man with Behçet's disease who had been in remission for 13(More)
Obscure gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding can be a perplexing and difficult problem in elderly patients, especially if they are hemodynamically unstable. If aortic stenosis is also present, the cause of the GI bleeding may be explained. We present a 66-year-old man with a medical history of coronary artery disease who presented with acute GI bleeding. During(More)
OBJECTIVE Mitral regurgitation (MR) increases mortality in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). We investigated the prevalence of functional MR in non-ischemic DCM patients with narrow QRS intervals and its association with papillary muscle dyssynchrony. METHODS Ninety-three patients were enrolled consecutively in this cross-sectional study. Patients were(More)