Nasir Rahman

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BACKGROUND The advent of drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) is a promising development for coronary revascularization procedures, especially for in-stent restenosis (ISR). This study aims to highlight our experience with DEBs in the treatment of drug-eluting ISR at a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan. METHODS All patients presenting to our institution from(More)
In an unselected obstetric population of 869 women serial determinations of estriol in serum and urine were performed from the 28th week of pregnancy until delivery. Clinical management was based on ultrasound and nonstress/contraction stress tests only. Data on the development of the infants were available after 1 year in 759 cases (89%) and after 2 years(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the availability, practices and knowledge of radiation safety measures among invasive cardiologists in a tertiary care hospital. METHOD A cross sectional survey of invasive cardiologists working in academic institutions was conducted using a questionnaire. RESULTS A total of 28 cardiologists completed the questionnaire with a mean(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate association between the Tei index and cardiac complications of ST elevation of Myocardial Infarction. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of a 202 adult consecutive patients with first ST elevation MI (STEMI) were studied. Tei index was obtained as: (a _ b)/b, where "a" is the interval between the cessation and onset of mitral flow and(More)
Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors are established treatment for patients who develop acute coronary syndromes. Thrombocytopenia is known to occur following the administration of various drugs, including heparin and glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors. In the case of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors, the mechanism is thought to be drug-dependent antibodies. In(More)
Coronary perforation is an uncommon complication of percutaneous coronary intervention and the subset of patients developing a subepicardial hematoma without hemopericardium is even rarer. Subepicardial (or intramyocardial) hematomas are often associated with catastrophic events. These hematomas are reported mainly in those with prior coronary artery bypass(More)
The case of a coronary artery perforation in which overinflation of a balloon at an angulated segment of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery after stent deployment resulted in an Ellis type III coronary artery perforation is presented. A bare metal stent (BMS) was used successfully to seal this high-grade perforation. Here, it is demonstrated that it(More)
Coronary stent fractures are very rare. The predisposing factors for stent fractures are excessive postdilatation, overlapping stents and a hinge site in a tortuous coronary artery. We report a case of very late (after 699 days), displaced, sirolimus-eluting stent fracture deployed at nominal pressures without postdilatation and at a non-hinge portion of(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular disease, manifesting as myocardial infarction and stroke, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Current estimates are that only one in six patients have good adherence to medications and very few have sufficient health literacy. Our aim is to explore the effectiveness and(More)
A 22-year old male presented with acute inferior wall myocardial infarction. Coronary angiogram revealed normal left coronary arteries and a giant coronary aneurysm in right coronary artery (RCA). Primary angioplasty of RCA was performed. Large thrombus burden was retrieved with aspiration device and coronary flow restored. However, despite best efforts(More)