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Case Report

Adenosine: A Cause of Angina

Adenosine has a critical role in the non-invasive and invasive assessment of myocardial perfusion as well as having therapeutic efficacy in patients with no-reflow.

Published 10 Aug, 2018


Case Report

Incessant Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia in the Pediatric Age: Clinical Presentation and Therapeutic Options

Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia (EAT) is a comparatively common cause of incessant pediatric supra ventricular tachycardia and is more likely to lead to tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in this age group.

Published 14 Jun, 2018


Research Article

The Effect of a Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Program on the Outcomes of Mitral Valve Surgery: A Retrospective Multicenter Study

Background: After approval by CMS, the use of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR) is being adopted by many centers.

Published 16 Apr, 2018


Case Report

Two Interventions in Same Session in a Fontan Patient

Although the perioperative mortality after the Fontan completion has significantly decreased recently, fenestrated Fontan operation is commonly performed to decrease postoperative morbidity especially in high-risk patients.

Published 16 Apr, 2018


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Massive Penetrating Aortic Ulcer of the Ascending Aorta

A penetrating aortic ulcer represents rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque with penetration into the internal elastic lamina of the aorta [1].

Published 23 Feb, 2018


Commentary

Vasa Vasorum and Coronary Artery Disease

Some arterial diseases reveal endothelial cell dysfunction, in which vasa vasorum play an important role.

Published 23 Feb, 2018


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Iatrogenic Dissection of Saphenous Vein Graft Treated Successfully with Angioplasty

An 82-year-old male presented complaining of dyspnea and edema for days. He had a history of coronary artery bypass grafting in 1998.

Published 10 Nov, 2017


Case Report

Mechanical Failure of an Angio-Seal Requiring Surgical Extraction

We describe a unique case of an Angio-Seal™ (St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN) device mechanical malfunction with failure of the locking system and subsequent failure of retraction of the device from inside the artery.

Published 10 Nov, 2017


Research Article

Prenatal First Trimester Assessment of the Heart

An efficient first trimester cardiac scan offers the possibility to terminate earlier, safer, and with less economic and emotional costs the pregnancy in cases where major fetal abnormalities are detected.

Published 15 Jun, 2017


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Acute Myocardial Infarction and Accompanying Woven Coronary Anomaly

Woven coronary artery anomaly (WCAA), division of epicardial coronary artery into many long and thin channels twisting along the vessel axis course after a few centimeters to merge to form the main lumen again is a rare disorder that is not illuminated yet.

Published 19 Jun, 2017


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ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Subacute Stent Thrombosis in a Young Marijuana User

A 24-year-old-male presented to our emergency room with sub sternal crushing chest pain radiating to neck and left shoulder.

Published 19 Jun, 2017


Editorial

Prophylaxis of Coronary Artery Disease-More than Health

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular disease (CVD) consists of 31% of the total mortality and >80% is represented in low and middle income countries and >3 million people <60 years of age [1].

Published 01 Jun, 2017


Review Article

Management of a Rare Complication of Abdominal Aortic Repair: Aorto-Enteric Fistula

Aorto-enteric fistula is an extremely rare complication after abdominal aortic repair that the diagnosis is often challenging and the management is highly difficult.

Published 29 May, 2017


Research Article

Heart Transplantation in Iran, a Single Center 15 Years Registry Report, Early and Mid-term Outcomes and Survival Rate

Introduction: Heart transplantation was first performed in Iran in July 1993 in Shariati Hospital affiliated with Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

Published 16 May, 2017


Editorial

Atherosclerosis: Caused by Mutated Old Blood Cells

It might be natural that as people are getting old, age-related somatic mutations are accumulated even in healthy individuals; however, it might be a surprise that frequency of age-related mutations in hematopoietic cells reaches almost 10% or 20% in healthy individuals older than 70 years, or 90 years, respectively [1,2].

Published 16 May, 2017


Case Report

Cor Triatriatum Sinister – A Rare Finding in Older Adult

Introduction: Cor triatriatum is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly in which a fibro muscular membrane divides the left (sinistrum) or the right (dextrum) atria into a total of 3 chambers and hence ‘triatriatum’.

Published 16 May, 2017





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