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ARYA Atherosclerosis

Saeid Komasi, Ali Soroush, Mozhgan Saeidi
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January 2018: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Leili Iranirad, Mohammad Saleh Sadeghi
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery spasm (CAS) can result in life-threatening arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. Although this disorder has been known for a long time, little is known about it, and its mechanisms have been not identified yet. CASE REPORT: We describe a 52-year-old woman with no significant cardiovascular risk factors who experienced several episodes of spontaneous and coincident multivessel coronary artery spasm, which led to myocardial infarction as well as malignant arrhythmias...
January 2018: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Mahdi Kahrom, Mostafa Ahmadi, Behrooz Mottahedi, Masoomeh Tabari, Atieh Vatanchi, Naser Paravi, Hamid Ghaderi
BACKGROUND: Critical aortic stenosis (AS) is an unusual cardiac pathology in pregnancy, but has significant impact on the fetal and maternal outcomes of pregnancy. Pregnant patients with aortic stenosis and heart failure represent a major challenge for the heart team and anesthesiologist who should balance the risks and benefits of different treatment strategies and their effects on the mother and fetus. CASE REPORT: We present a 26-year-old parturient who underwent cesarean section at 30 weeks of gestation under general anesthesia in the presence of cardiac surgical team followed by deferred aortic valve replacement after two weeks...
January 2018: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Ali Nasri, Jamshid Najafian, Seied Majid Derakhshandeh, Faezeh Madjlesi
BACKGROUND: Clinical imaging studies have demonstrated a strong direct correlation between epicardial fat and abdominal visceral adiposity. There are several studies about positive correlation of epicardial fat and atherosclerotic coronary disease in general population. This study aimed to evaluate the association of epicardial fat thickness with atherosclerotic coronary disease in patients with diabetes mellitus type II. METHODS: This cross-sectional observational study involved 80 patients with diabetes mellitus type II...
January 2018: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Mohammad Hasan Entezari, Rasol Salehi, Mohammad Kazemi, Mohsen Janghorbani, Marzieh Kafeshani
BACKGROUND: Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) which controls body weight, glucose homeostasis, and adipocyte differentiation is a valuable candidate gene for insulin resistance (IR). The present study aimed to compare the effects of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and usual dietary advice (UDA) on PPAR-γ gene expression in women at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was performed on 44 women aged 20-50 years at risk for CVD (BMI > 25 kg/m2 and low physical activity)...
January 2018: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Fereshteh Ghaderi, Farveh Vakilian, Pouya Nezafati, Omid Reza Amini, Mohammad Sobhan Sheikh-Andalibi
BACKGROUND: Differentiating ischemic from non-ischemic functional mitral regurgitationý (FMR) in patients with cardiomyopathy is important in terms of the therapeutic decision-making and prognosis, but might be clinically challenging. In this study, the deformation of mitral valve (MV) indices in the prediction of the etiology of FMR was assessed using 2D transthoracic and tissue Doppler echocardiography. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted from April 2015 to January 2016 in Imam Reza Hospital in Mashhad, Iran...
January 2018: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Davoud Kazemisaleh, Keivan Kiani, Masoumeh Sadeghi, Hamidreza Roohafza, Minoo Dianatkhah, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is a prevalent condition in Iran and previous studies have shown that a low level of serum vitamin D is related to low ankle-brachial index (ABI). In the present study, the relationship of the serum level of vitamin D with ABI, as an index for atherosclerosis of peripheral arteries, was evaluated. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, data on 91 patients with metabolic syndrome (Mets) from the Isfahan Cohort Study (ICS) were analyzed in order to evaluate the association between serum 25(OH) vitamin D level and ABI...
January 2018: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Maryam Esfahani, Masoud Saidijam, Rezvan Najafi, Mohammad Taghi Goodarzi, Ahmad Movahedian
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is one of the predominant causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Several studies indicated the significant pathophysiological role of salusin-β in atherosclerosis. Cytokines are involved in all stages of atherosclerosis. Therefore, we aimed to assess the effect of salusin-β on interleukin 6 (IL-6), interleukin 8 (IL-8), interleukin 18 (IL-18) (as inflammatory cytokines) and interleukin 1Ra (IL-1Ra) (as anti-inflammatory cytokines) levels in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
January 2018: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Mahdi Najafi-Dalui, Hasan Shemirani, Reyhaneh Zavar, Ali Eghbal
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common tachyarrhythmia and an important risk factor for thromboembolic stroke. CHA2DS2-VASc score was introduced for assessment of embolic events and as criteria for starting anticoagulants. This study was performed to evaluate the left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) in patients with non-hemorrhagic stroke and AF. METHODS: This cross-sectional study consisted of 76 consecutive patients with suspected non-hemorrhagic stroke referred to the Cardiology Department of Alzahra and Ayatollah Kashani hospitals in Isfahan, Iran, during 2015-2016...
November 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Niloufar Samiei, Hooman Dehghan, Maryam Pourmojib, Ahmad Mohebbi, Saeid Hosseini, Yousef Rezaei
BACKGROUND: Double-orifice mitral valve (DOMV) is an extremely rare cardiac malformation. It has been found to be accompanied by congenital anomalies (CAs), however, it can be detected as an isolated anomaly. The clinical findings of a DOMV are variable and depend predominantly on the associated cardiac abnormalities, particularly atrioventricular septal defects or mitral valve (MV) regurgitation and/or stenosis. CASE REPORT: In this regard, we describe an isolated DOMV in an 18-year-old young girl who complained of a short-term nonspecific chest pain...
November 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Fatemeh Bazyar, Mohammad Gholami-Fesharaki, Mohsen Rowzati
BACKGROUND: There is a small number of studies that considered the relationship between shift work (SW) and Framingham risk score (FRS). This study prospectively examined the association between SW and FRS among man workers based on the multilevel modeling approach. METHODS: This five-year prospective cohort study was done among workers (using stratified random sampling) who work in Esfahan's Mobarakeh Steel Company (EMSC), Iran, from March 2011 to February 2015...
November 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Gholamreza Shahsavari, Amir Raoufi, Aram Toolabi, Nahid Hosseninejadmir, Hassan Ahmadvand, Mehdi Safariebrahimsarabie
BACKGROUND: The major aim of this study was evaluating the effect of atorvastatin treatment on thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), ferric reducing the ability of plasma (FRAP), small dense low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (sdLDL) and lipid profile in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. METHODS: This study was carried out on 83 patients with angiographically proven coronary artery stenosis (52 men and 31 women) at Shahid Madani Hospital, Khorramabad, Iran, in 2015...
November 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Yousef Aslani, Reyhaneh Niknejad, Maryam Moghimian, Jaefar Maghaddasi, Mohammad Akbari
BACKGROUND: Breathing and living on mechanical ventilation develops a different feeling in patients. Most of such feelings and experiences are not pleasant and can lead to psychiatric disorders in the patients after they are detached from the ventilator. The aim of this study is to explore the psychological experiences of patients under mechanical ventilation. METHODS: This qualitative study was conducted according to an interpretive epistemological approach in 2016...
November 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Katayoun Rabiei, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini, Erfan Sadeghi, Tohid Jafari-Koshki, Mojtaba Rahimi, Mansour Shishehforoush, Ahmadreza Lahijanzadeh, Babak Sadeghian, Elham Moazam, Mohammad Bagher Mohebi, Victoria Ezatian, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
BACKGROUND: Considering the high level of air pollution and its impact on health, we aimed to study the correlation of air pollution with hospitalization and mortality of cardiovascular (CVD) and respiratory diseases (ResD) (CAPACITY) to determine the effects of air pollutants on CVD and ResD hospitalizations and deaths in Isfahan, Iran. METHODS: Hourly levels of air pollutants including particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and ozone (O3), information of CVD and ResD admissions and death certificate were obtained respectively from Department of Environment (DOE), Iran, hospitals and cemetery...
November 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Abbas Mohammadi, Hossein Fallah, Beydolah Shahouzehi, Hamid Najafipour
BACKGROUND: microRNAs play pivotal roles in metabolism and other aspects of cell biology. microRNA-33 and liver X receptor (LXR) affect lipid metabolism and cholesterol trafficking. In this study, we evaluated effects of co-administration of miR-33 inhibitor and LXR activator on LXR-α and adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) expression in mice liver. METHODS: Twenty-four mice were randomly allocated into four groups (n = 6). Group 1 mice received standard chow diet without any treatment, group 2 received 30 mg/kg/48 hour LXR agonist (T0901317), group 3 received 1 mg/kg/48 hour in vivo locked nucleic acids (LNA) anti-miR-33 and group 4 received both T0901317 and in vivo LNA anti-miR-33...
November 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Ramin Khameneh-Bagheri, Reza Jafarzadeh-Esfehani, Mostafa Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: The interventricular septal hematoma (IVSH) is a rare and potentially lethal finding. There are variously reported etiologies including instrumental damages during cardiac interventions. Although there are not enough studies available, conservative management is considered as a preferable approach in stable patients. CASE REPORT: A 45-year man smoker with the previous history of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), admitted with unstable angina in present visit...
September 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Ali Javandoost, Asma Afshari, Irandokht Nikbakht-Jam, Mohammad Khademi, Saied Eslami, Mina Nosrati, Mojtaba Foroutan-Tanha, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Shima Tavalaie, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Gordon Ferns, Farzin Hadizadeh, Abolghasem Tabassi, Ahmad Mohajeri
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome is defined by insulin resistance and a clustering of other cardiovascular risk factors. Crocin is a carotenoid derived from the stigmas of the saffron flower and had previously been shown to affect lipid profile. However, the mechanism for this function is not well understood. The present trial aimed to investigate the possible effect of crocin on plasma levels of cholesteryl ester transfer protein and lipid profile in individuals with metabolic syndrome...
September 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Mahshid Givi, Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Mohammad Garakyaraghi, Ghasem Yadegarfar, Masoumeh Sadeghi, Alireza Khosravi, Amir Hossein Azhari, Mohammad Reza Samienasab, Davood Shafie, Mohammad Saadatnia, Hamidreza Roohafza, Navid Paydari, Azam Soleimani, Mohsen Hosseinzadeh, Seyed Abdulah Ahmadi, Leila Dehghani, Jamshid Najafian, Elham Andalib, Javad Shahabi, Mohammad Reza Sabri
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to create and establish a database called "Persian Registry Of cardioVascular diseasE (PROVE)" in order to be used for future research and in addition, as a tool to develop national guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In this paper, the design and methodology of the PROVE pilot study will be discussed, launched in Isfahan, Iran, in 2015-2016. METHODS: Through establishing PROVE, patients' data were collected from hospitals and outpatient clinics prospectively or retrospectively and followed up for a maximum of three years based on the type of CVDs...
September 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Leili Iranirad, Mohammad Saleh Sadeghi, Ahmadreza Bagheri, Kobra Doostali, Samieh Norouzi, Seyed Fakhreddin Hejazi, Hossein Saghafi, Sakineh Roshani-Mobaraki
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is considered to be a possibly severe complication of radiography and thus, remains to be the main cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) for inpatients. A clinical trial was executed to measure the preventive effect of allopurinol against CIN in high-risk patients undertaking coronary angiography. METHODS: Through randomized controlled trial, 140 patients with at minimum two risk factors of CIN, undertaking coronary angiography, were randomly allocated to the allopurinol (n = 70) or control group (n = 70)...
September 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Mohammad Hashemi-Jazi, Sayed Mojtaba Hosseini, Ali Gholamrezaei
BACKGROUND: We investigated clinical and procedural factors associated with the no-reflow phenomenon following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the saphenous-vein grafts (SVG). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was done on patients who had undergone PCI of the SVG. Patients' medical documents were reviewed for demographic, clinical, laboratory, and procedural data. Slow/no-reflow was defined based on the thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) grade (0 to 2)...
September 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
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