Shaida Varnous

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AIMS Arrhythmogenic right ventricular Dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is an autosomal dominant inherited cardiomyopathy associated with ventricular arrhythmia, heart failure and sudden death. Genetic studies have demonstrated the central role of desmosomal proteins in this disease, where 50% of patients harbor a mutation in a desmosmal gene. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Using reduced doses of Cyclosporine A immediately after heart transplantation in clinical trials may suggest benefits for renal function by reducing serum creatinine levels without a significant change in clinical endpoints. However, these trials were not sufficiently powered to prove clinical outcomes. METHODS In a prospective, multicentre,(More)
Neurological complications can occur after heart transplantation and present with seizures. We examined the incidence of seizures from a population of adult patients who had received heart transplants over a period of 3 years. Brain MRI and clinical data were analysed to identify the risk factors for the seizures. Eight of the 166 post-transplant patients(More)
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