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Journal of Tehran Heart Center

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469694/a-brief-history-of-cardiac-syndrome-x-a-biochemical-view
#1
Yousef Rasmi, Maryam Majidinia, Fariba Khosravifar, Fatemeh Kheradmand
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469693/ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-accompanied-by-aortic-and-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis-a-case-report
#2
Tahereh Davarpasand, Ali Hosseinsabet, Kyomars Abbasi
A ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm rarely accompanies the aortic and tricuspid valve endocarditis. A 36-year-old woman presented with low-threshold dyspnea on exertion and fever. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography showed a ruptured noncoronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm with large vegetations on the tricuspid and aortic valves, resulting in moderately severe tricuspid regurgitation and severe aortic regurgitation. Blood culture was negative. The patient was initially treated with antibiotics and then subjected to the surgical repair of the sinus of Valsalva aneurysm and the tricuspid and aortic valve replacement...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469692/complex-ebstein-s-anomaly-in-an-86-year-old-iranian-man-a-case-report
#3
Bahieh Moradi, Farideh Roshanali
Ebstein's anomaly is defined as the significant apical displacement of the tricuspid valve causing tricuspid regurgitation. Although a variety of concomitant lesions have been previously described, we herein introduce an unusual presentation. Our patient was an 86-year-old man with a primary presentation of typical chest pain in the setting of recently diagnosed coronary artery disease with concomitant Ebstein's anomaly. We found mild-to-moderate tricuspid regurgitation, bicuspid aortic valve, persistent left superior vena cava, and patent foramen ovale...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469691/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-device-implantation-in-a-patient-with-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-great-vessels
#4
Reza Mollazadeh, Masoud Eslami
A 29-year-old woman was referred to our hospital due to exacerbation in dyspnea on exertion and easy fatigability. A known case of congenitally corrected transposition of the great vessels and congenital complete heart block, she had already received a permanent single-chamber pacemaker. Decision was made to implant a biventricular pacemaker for the treatment of the failing heart. Excellent coronary sinus lead implantation was done, conferring amelioration of symptoms, QRS narrowing in the electrocardiogram, and improvement of systemic ventricular systolic function in echocardiography...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469690/primary-cardiac-synovial-sarcoma-a-case-report
#5
Mahmood Hosseinzadeh Maleki, Moein Aboobakri Makouei, Farbod Hatami, Reza Zeinabadi Noghabi
Primary cardiac sarcomas are rare clinical entities with an incidence rate of 0.0001% in collected autopsy series and are regarded as very aggressive tumors. We herein describe a 21-year-old woman presenting with syncope, dyspnea, and abdominal distention. She suffered from massive ascites, plural effusion, and liver congestion demonstrated by abdominal sonography and chest X-ray. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a heterogeneous solid mass located in the right atrium; therefore, the patient underwent radical surgical excision of the tumor and 3 cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469689/refractory-vasoplegic-syndrome-in-an-adult-patient-with-infective-endocarditis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Seyed Mohsen Mirhosseini, Ali Sanjari Moghaddam, Paritash Tahmaseb Pour, Ali Dabbagh
Postoperative vasoplegic syndrome (VS) is characterized by low systemic vascular resistance, normal or elevated cardiac output, and poor response to volume expansion. The incidence of VS after cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass is about 20%. Sometimes, VS becomes refractory and initial treatments do not work, rendering treatment a great challenge. In this study, we describe a young male patient with endocarditis undergoing tricuspid valve replacement. When being weaned off cardiopulmonary bypass, the patient experienced VS...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469688/significance-of-abnormal-myocardial-perfusion-scans-in-candidates-for-orthotopic-liver-transplantation
#7
Atefe Esmaili, Saeed Farzanefar, Alireza Emami-Ardakani, Mehrshad Abbasi
Background: The implications of cardiac risk stratification before orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) are not well established. We studied the usefulness of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in this scenario. Methods: MPI data of 24 patients (9 females), candidates of OLT, were collected. They underwent MPI as part of their preoperative risk assessment. MPIs were interpreted by 2 nuclear physicians, who had access to clinical data, scan, and semi-quantification results (i.e., quantitative perfusion single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) [QPS] and quantitative gated SPECT [QGS])...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469687/serum-levels-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-interleukins-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#8
Noor Mohammand Noori, Iraj Shahramian, Alireza Teimouri, Behrooz Keyvani, Maziar Mahjoubifard
Background: Levels of anti-inflammatory cytokines in blood have a positive relationship with congenital heart disease (CHD). We sought to assess the difference in serum cytokines levels between children with and without CHD.  Methods: We recruited 60 patients with CHD and 30 healthy children, from 2013 to 2014. Patients with primary pulmonary hypertension; metabolic diseases; renal, endocrine, and chronic inflammatory diseases; fever; infection in the preceding 3 weeks; and malnutrition were excluded. Participants' demographic data were measured, and their cardiac diseases were diagnosed via echocardiography...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469686/left-ventricular-mechanical-support-with-the-impella-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#9
Kasra Moazzami, Elena V Dolmatova, Thomas P Cocke, Elie Elmann, Pranay Vaidya, Arthur F Ng, Kumar Satya, Rajeev L Narayan
Background: Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) provides systemic arterial support without directly unloading the left heart, which causes an elevated left ventricular (LV) pressure. The aim of the present study was to investigate the adjunctive application of the Impella device for LV unloading in patients during ECMO. Methods: This retrospective cohort study included patients who received Impella support in addition to venoarterial ECMO between April 2012 and December 2015. ECMO cannulation was performed peripherally or centrally, while the Impella device was surgically inserted into the femoral artery or the right axillary artery...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469685/evaluation-of-whole-blood-viscosity-in-patients-with-aortic-sclerosis
#10
Pınar Türker Duyuler, Serkan Duyuler, Mehmet İleri, Mevlüt Demir, Abdullah Kadir Dolu, Funda Başyiğit
Background: Blood viscosity and aortic sclerosis (AS) are strong predictors of cardiovascular events. The effects of blood viscosity on AS have not been studied adequately. We aimed to investigate the potential connection between whole blood viscosity (WBV) and AS. Methods: AS was detected by transthoracic echocardiography. The estimation of WBV was carried out at both high shear rate (HSR) (208/s) and low shear rate (LSR) (0.5/s) by previously validated formulae using hematocrit (HcT) and total protein (TP) in g/L...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469684/obesity-heart-failure-and-obesity-paradox
#11
REVIEW
Nikoo Hamzeh, Fatemeh Ghadimi, Rojin Farzaneh, Seyed Kianoosh Hosseini
The incidence and prevalence of obesity are fast increasing worldwide. Various indices have been used to measure and assess obesity. The body mass index (BMI) is the most common and practical of these indices. Overweight and obesity exert considerable adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. These effects are mediated through various neurohormonal and cytokine pathways, most of which are inflammatory mediators. Systolic and / or diastolic heart failure is more prevalent among obese and overweight individuals than among normal weight people...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496515/the-importance-of-atrial-anatomy
#12
A Carlos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496514/anomalous-intercoronary-communication-with-unidirectional-flow-in-the-absence-of-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-a-case-report
#13
Arash Gholoobi, Mohammad Vojdanparast
Large intercoronary communications in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease constitute a very rare coronary artery anomaly in which there is a readily visible connection between the 2 coronary arteries with a unidirectional or bidirectional blood flow; consequently, this anomaly may be misinterpreted as a functioning collateral vessel, indicative of an unrecognized proximal coronary artery occlusion. In contrast to collateral vessels that are seen in the presence of critical coronary artery stenosis and total occlusions, these arterial communications are vessels that are single, extramural, straight, and large in diameter...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496513/dog-footprint-in-the-heart
#14
Hassan Aghajani, Shahrooz Yazdani, Seyed Khalil Forouzan Nia, Hamed Vahidi, Faezeh Aghajani
Cardiac manifestations of the hydatid cyst are relatively uncommon. Cardiac involvement may lead to the compression of vital organs, pulmonary hypertension, pericardial effusion, and even anaphylaxis. A 45-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department of Tehran Heart Center with chest pain. Cardiac examination revealed relatively muffled heart sounds. Echocardiography demonstrated a round echolucent well-defined mass (47 × 25 mm) on the base and the mid lateral wall of the left ventricle (LV) without septation...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496512/takayasu-s-arteritis-presenting-with-headache-and-peripheral-facial-palsy-a-case-report
#15
Maryam Sotoudeh Anvari, Farzad Masoudkabir, Kyomars Abbasi, Mohammad Ali Boroumand, Manijeh Zarghampour, Hamidreza Goodarzynejad
Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare case of granulomatous arteritis which mainly involves the aorta and its large branches. Although arterial hypertension is the most common feature of the disease in both adults and children, patients with TA may present with numerous clinical manifestations. Our patient was a 45-year-old woman, known to have hypertension from 3 years earlier following assessments made for severe headache. One year after the diagnosis of hypertension, she developed a left-sided lower motor neuron facial palsy, which was treated with oral corticosteroids (Prednisolone)...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496511/evaluation-of-coronary-arteries-in-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathies-a-case-report
#16
Farveh Vakilian, Mahmood Mohamadzadeh Shabestari, Ahmad Amin, Soheila Chamanian, Toktam Moghiman
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is a congenital cardiac disease with myocardial involvement, most probably right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, accounting for 20% of sudden cardiac deaths. Characterized by the fibro-fatty infiltration of the RV free wall, ARVD/C presents in adolescents with ventricular arrhythmias and heart failure symptoms and as biventricular failure in adults. The coronary risk in these patients is not clear. We present an incidental finding: the left anterior descending artery cut-off in a middle-aged man with ARVD/C...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496510/constrictive-pericarditis-and-primary-amenorrhea-with-syndactyly-in-an-iranian-female-mulibrey-nanism-syndrome
#17
Tahereh Davarpasand, Maryam Sotoudeh Anvari, Mohammad Naderan, Mohammad Ali Boroumand, Hossein Ahmadi
Mulibrey nanism is a rare autosomal recessive syndrome caused by a mutation in the TRIM37 gene with severe growth retardation and multiple organ involvement. Early diagnosis is important because 50% of the patients develop congestive heart failure owing to constrictive pericarditis, and this condition plays a critical role in the final prognosis. A 37-year-old female patient presented with symptoms of dyspnea on exertion and shortness of breath. She had severe growth failure and craniofacial dysmorphic feature...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496509/effects-of-the-health-belief-model-hbm-based-educational-program-on-the-nutritional-knowledge-and-behaviors-of%C3%A2-cabg%C3%A2-patients
#18
Sarallah Shojaei, Roohollah Farhadloo, Afsaneh Aein, Mostafa Vahedian
Background: Reducing blood pressure through diet decreases the possibility of heart attacks, and lowering blood cholesterol can reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of education based on the Health Belief Model on the dietary behavior of patients following coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) at the Heart Surgery Department of Shahid Beheshti Hospital of Qom. Methods: In this semi-experimental clinical trial, data were collected on 64 patients, at an average age of 59...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496508/venoplasty-and-venous-stenting-in-patients-with-chronic-venous-insufficiency-in-the-lower-extremities
#19
Majid Moeini, Mohammad Reza Zafarghandi, Morteza Shahbandari, Azadeh Sayarifard, Morteza Taghavi, Javad Salimi, Pezhman Farshidmehr, Mohammad Hasani, Mohammad Reza Tobaei
Background: Venoplasty and stenting is a minimally invasive therapy that can be used for patients with deep venous insufficiency in the lower extremities. This study aimed at investigating the effect of venoplasty and venous stenting in patients with chronic venous insufficiency in the lower limbs. Methods: This prospective case-series study recruited patients with chronic deep venous insufficiency in the lower limbs candidated for venoplasty in the Vascular Clinic of Sina Hospital in Tehran, Iran. Venoplasty and stenting was done if the deep venous system in the lower extremities had stenosis or obstruction on venography...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496507/depression-and-associated-factors-in-patients-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
#20
Maryam Moshkani Farahani, Mehrdad Taghipour, Mohsen Motalebi, Ramezan Bakhshian, Ehsan Shahverdi, Sovaid Taghipour, Soheyla Abdi, Ramzan Moradi
Background: Psychological problems such as depression constitute a dilemma that patients with the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) usually encounter and may impact their quality of life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of depression among adults with the ICD and the relationship between depression and associated factors. Methods: Totally, 115 individuals with the ICD participated in this cross-sectional study in Tehran, Iran, and depression and other related risk factors were evaluated in them...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
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