Saeid Hosseini

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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)
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a major complication occurring in 10–65% of patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgeries. The incidence of POAF differs among cardiac surgeries, from 40% after isolated heart valve surgeries to 60% after combined coronary and valvular surgeries. 2 Of all the pharmacological options for preventing POAF, statins(More)
INTRODUCTION Heart valve injury following blunt chest trauma of car accidents is increasing. Although aortic valve involvement is rare, however, in survivors of blunt cardiac trauma it is the most commonly involved valve and the most frequent valve lesion is isolated injury of the noncoronary cusp of aortic valve. CASE PRESENTATION A 31-year-old man with(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnant patients with mechanical heart valves require anticoagulation. The risk of bleeding and embryopathy associated with oral anticoagulants must be weighed against the risk of valve thrombosis. METHODS In this prospective study, undertaken between 1999 and 2009, 53 pregnancies (47 women with mechanical mitral valves; 29.8 ± 4.8 years old)(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Cardiac surgery during pregnancy is rarely required and potentially increases feto-maternal mortality. The study aim was to evaluate pregnancy outcomes in females who underwent open-heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) during pregnancy. METHODS Between 1999 and 2014, a total of 16 pregnant women (mean age 27 ± 7(More)
BACKGROUND Pleurotomy during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) may cause post-operative events, mostly pulmonary complications. In this study, we evaluated the influence of pleurotomy during CABG on the clinical outcome following left internal mammary artery (LIMA) harvesting. METHODS Between March and August 2009, 102 patients who underwent cardiac(More)
We present a very rare case of partially unroofed coronary sinus without persistent left superior vena cava in a 74 years old female with a history of hypertension, severe myxomatous bileaflet mitral valve prolapse with severe eccentric mitral regurgitation which was diagnosed during cardiac surgery.
BACKGROUND Intrapulmonary shunt as a result of atelectasis following cardiac surgeries is an important and common postoperative complication that results into pulmonary dysfunction typically lasting more than a week following surgery. Different methods have been provided to prevent these complications. OBJECTIVES In order to prevent postoperative(More)