The diagnosis and treatment of paradoxical embolism: a systematic review

Atooshe Rohani

Volume 3, Issue 4 , November 2016, , Pages 154-157

  One in five adults has patent foramen ovale (PFO), which is typically without symptoms. Because of the low pressure in both atria and the anatomical position of the septum secundum, there is no left-to-right shunting and little right-to-left shunting in the general condition; however, when the right ...  Read More

Does global longitudinal speckle-tracking strain predict left ventricular remodeling in patients with myocardial infarction? a systematic review

Afsoon Fazlinejad; Ali Samadzade; Ramin Khameneh Bagheri; Nayere Tousi; Amin Rezaeian

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 111-116

  Introduction: Left ventricular remodeling is a relatively prevalent complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and it is associated with higher rates of medical issues and mortality. Left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF) and wall motion score index (WMSI) are unable to detect accurately minor ...  Read More

Prognostic value of strain and strain rate in the prediction of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: a systematic literature review

Leila Bigdelu; Afsoon Fazlinejad; Ali Azari; Somaye Bakefayat; Marzie Farazandeh

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2016, , Pages 53-57

  Introduction: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common dysrhythmia postoperatively after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Myocardial strain and strain-rate imaging is used for the assessment of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) as a new echocardiographic method. Methods: PubMed and Scopus were ...  Read More

Epicardial adipose tissue and coronary artery disease: an article review

Sareh Mousavi; Fereshteh Ghaderi; Ali Eshraghi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 49-51

  Adipose tissue surrounding the heart may contribute in the progression of coronary atherosclerosis due to its proximity to the coronary arteries. In addition, epicardial adipose tissue has paracrine and endocrine functions. It can secrete numerous bioactive molecules. Most previous studies examined the ...  Read More