Shahed Islam

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Patients presenting with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are routinely treated with percutaneous coronary intervention to restore blood flow in the occluded artery to reduce infarct size (IS). However, there is evidence to suggest that the restoration of blood flow can cause further damage to the myocardium through reperfusion injury (RI). Recent(More)
Epidemiological data from Europe, the USA and elsewhere in the developed world show a steep decline in coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality during the last 40 years [1]. Concern about levelling of mortality rates in younger adults [2] has bewen somewhat alleviated by data from The Netherlands showing that in men aged < 55 years, rates of decline have(More)
INTRODUCTION Trials demonstrate significant clinical benefit in patients receiving therapeutic hypothermia (TH) after cardiac arrest. However, incidence of mortality and morbidity remains high in this patient group. Rapid targeted brain hypothermia induction, together with prompt correction of the underlying cause may improve outcomes in these patients.(More)
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