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Background:Pericardial effusion resulting in cardiac tamponade is uncommon after open heart surgery and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Methods: In a clinical randomized trial 80 patients that have undergone CABG, were divided in two groups, posterior pericardectomy group and control group. Both groups were evaluated after operation… (More)
BACKGROUND Warfarin is an anticoagulant and is widely used for the prevention of thromboembolic events. Genetic variants of the enzymes that metabolize warfarin, i.e. cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) and vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKORC1), contribute to differences in patients' responses to various warfarin doses. There is, however, a dearth of data on the… (More)
BACKGROUND Recent years have witnessed the emergence of obesity as a major public health concern. The drastic rise in obesity and its concomitant co-morbidities is a reflection of the recent changes in dietary habits in Iran and many other developing countries. A recent large population study in Tehran reported that 58% and 75% of middle-aged Iranian men… (More)
BACKGROUND Congenital lesions of the mitral valve are relatively rare and are associated with a wide spectrum of cardiac malformations. The surgical management of congenital mitral valve malformations has been a great challenge. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the early and intermediate-term outcome of congenital mitral valve (MV) surgery… (More)
We report a 2-month old female with a rare cardiac mass. She was evaluated echocardiographically after physical examination revealed a low grade cardiac murmur. The mass, located in right atrium, was shown to be the consequence of candida endocarditis by means of pathological study and blood culture.
Background-Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with many cardiovascular diseases and mortality. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether low levels of 25 hydroxy vitamin D concentrations associate with ischemic heart disease (IHD) in patients who referred for coronary angiography. MethodsWe included 293 subjects: 133 without IHD (normal reported… (More)
Complexity of some congenital heart diseases sometimes necessitates a combination of interventional procedures and surgery, amongst which intraoperative stent implantation is one of the most common. We herein report a successful hybrid procedure in a cyanotic adult patient who had undergone no procedure in childhood. The patient was a 24-year-old cyanotic… (More)
Catheter -induced right atrial thrombi (CRAT) is a serious complication of central venous catheterization. Herein we report a case of large hypermobile right atrial thrombi in a 57- year-old man with hemodialysis catheter in right internal jugular vein.
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) (adenomatous, adenocarcinoma) is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in human societies. Considering the importance of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in the incidence of CRC, in this study, the rate of COX-2 gene expression on polyps and CRCs were addressed. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a… (More)
Severe cardiovascular disorders, including aortic dissection and aneurismal dilation of the aorta, are the main life-threatening complications of the Marfan syndrome 1 . Approximately two thirds of individuals who have this syndrome have chest wall deformities such as pectus excavatum or pectus carinatum 2 . When a patient with pectus excavatum needs aortic… (More)