Naser Saffar

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BACKGROUND There are conflicting theories regarding the accuracy of echocardiography for determining the value of epicardial fat thickness in cardiovascular risk assessment. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship. METHOD A historical cohort study was conducted on 143 patients, 40 to 87 years old, admitted for coronary angiography. The(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMVD) is often suggested in patients with typical chest pain and abnormal stress test results that are indicative of myocardial ischaemia, in whom coronary angiography fails to show fixed stenosis inepicardial coronary arteries. The efficacy of pharmacologic treatment on clinical outcome remains to be(More)
BACKGROUND There are conflicting theories regarding the use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of isolated severe proximal left anterior descending (LAD) artery stenosis in place of left internal mammary artery grafting in diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of PCI on left ventricular function and determine(More)
BACKGROUND The drug-eluting stent (DES) decreases the rate of coronary restenosis and re-obstruction. The aim of this study was to assess prospectively the effectiveness of the new generation DES on the left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic functions in patients with isolated severe proximal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery stenosis. (More)
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