Research Article
30/11/2016
Ali Kermani, Arash Taki, Ahmad Ayatollahi
Thin-cap fibroatheromas (TCFAs) are the most well-known reason for plaque rupture leading to the acute coronary syndrome. Although optical coherence tomography (OCT) has the potential for use in the identification of TCFAs, the conventional analysis of this modality alone in the 2D domain is not sufficient for ... read more
Research Article
30/11/2016
Arezou Zoroufian, Hossein Sate, Masoumeh Lotfi-Tokaldany, Mohammad Sahebjam, Hakimeh Sadeghian, Arash Jalali
We aimed to compare tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) by anatomical M-mode (AMM) and conventional M-mode (CMM) with right ventricular fractional area change (RV-FAC) for the evaluation of RV systolic function.Between February 2013 and February 2014, 152 patients, who were admitted to our echocardiography department for ... read more
Research Article
30/11/2016
Hamidreza Pooraliakbar, Maryam Khalili Sadrabad, Zahra Emkanjoo, Majid Haghjoo, Ahmadali Khalili Sadrabad
Trying to reduce radiation exposure from cardiac imaging is mandatory while maintaining diagnostic image quality (IQ). Using a high-pitch spiral dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) protocol for left atrial (LA) mapping, we sought to determine IQ and radiation dose in patients with atrial fibrillation scheduled for radiofrequency ablation.Fifty-nine ... read more
Case Report
26/11/2016
Mehmet Onur Omaygenc, Ibrahim Oguz Karaca, Beytullah Cakal, Haci Murat Gunes, Arda Ozyuksel, Cengiz Erol
Giant aneurysms are extremely rare anomalies of the coronary tree. Regarding the site of involvement, the left main coronary artery (LMCA) is the least encountered of all. Coronary angiography is invariably the diagnostic method of choice but infrequently, standard injections might be inadequate to clearly opacify the ... read more
Case Report
30/11/2016
Azin Alizadehasl, Anita Sadeghpour, Nehzat Akiash, Mahdi Peighambari, Alireza Alizadeh Ghavidel
A 30-year-old woman was referred to our department for a cardiology visit. She had a medical history of ophthalmologic disorders. Her chief complaints were dyspnea, lightheadedness, and fainting after the Valsalva maneuver. Physical examination showed systolic murmurs at the left upper sternal border as well as corneal ... read more
Case Report
30/11/2016
Hoorak Poorzand, Farah Fani
Left ventricular (LV) pseudoaneurysms due to late rupture after mitral valve replacement (MVR) are very rare. Surgical management of LV pseudoaneurysms is inevitable because of their potential risk of enlargement and rupture.A 53-year-old woman was referred to our echocardiography lab because of exertional dyspnea. She had recently ... read more

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