Tarik Al-Sheikh

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BACKGROUND Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR) has been shown to improve refractory angina not amenable to conventional coronary interventions. However, the mechanism of action remains controversial, because improved myocardial perfusion has not been consistently demonstrated. We hypothesized that TMR relieves angina by causing myocardial(More)
Catheter mapping and radiofrequency ablation of postinfarct sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) remain one of the greatest challenges for the electrophysiologist. Although there were no major breakthroughs during the past year, several refinements and clarifications of existing mapping criteria were published. In addition, initial reports appeared(More)
Inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor (IDP) is a rare inflammatory lesion of unknown etiology, which presents as a space-occupying lesion but responds dramatically to steroid therapy. The objective of this report is to document 2 cases of IDP seen in Kuwait. Two female patients, aged 35 and 27 years presented with the clinical and radiological features of(More)
Carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is a pathologic communication between internal carotid artery (ICA) and cavernous sinus (CS). CCF occurs most commonly in association with craniofacial trauma. Traumatic CCFs are very rare, occurring in 0.17-0.27% of craniomaxillofacial trauma cases. We present a case of the patient treated for multiple facial fractures, who(More)
INTRODUCTION Intermediate septal (IS) AV bypass tracts, located along the tricuspid annulus between the His bundle and coronary sinus os, lie in close proximity to the AV node. Surgical or catheter ablation of IS bypass tracts incurs increased risk for development of complete heart block. We report additional unusual features of some IS bypass tracts that(More)
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