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Effect of intravenous atropine on treadmill stress test results in patients with poor exercise capacity or chronotropic incompetence
Objective: Exercise stress test (EST) is one of the main diagnostic and prognostic tests for ischemic heart disease. However, its usefulness depends on achieving target heart rate, then chronotropic incompetence and poor ...
Coronary artery dimensions: Iranian population versus Indo-Asians and Caucasians
Background The dimensions of the coronary arteries have been shown to vary among ethnic groups. There are no data available regarding the normal size of coronary arteries in Iranians. This study aimed to investigate normal ...
Comparison between covered and bare Cheatham-platinum stents for endovascular treatment of patients with native post-ductal aortic coarctation: Immediate and intermediate-term results
Objectives: This study sought to evaluate the outcomes of endovascular treatment with covered versus bare Cheatham-platinum stents (NuMed, Hopkinton, New York) in coarctation of aorta (CoA) patients. Background: Covered ...
The value of endothelium dependent vasodilation in diagnosing coronary artery disease and its comparison with the results of routine diagnostic tests
Objective: To determine the predictive value of flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) compared with angina pectoris, exercise electrocardiography, and myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). Methods: This study was carried out in ...
The lived experiences of patients post coronary angioplasty: A qualitative study
Few qualitative studies have focused on the experiences of patients post angioplasty. A deep understanding of patient experiences of care and the way a treatment can affect their everyday life is particularly important in ...
Electrocardiography changes in acute aortic dissection—association with troponin leak, coronary anatomy, and prognosis
Background Electrocardiography (ECG) offers some information that may be used to prognosticate acute type A aortic dissection (AAOD) for short- and long-term mortality. Methods We retrospectively analyzed the electrocardiograms ...
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Association between HbA1c levels with severity of coronary artery disease and short-term outcomes of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in nondiabetic patients
Background: The severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) is directly related to the quality of glucose control in diabetic patients. Additionally, mortality after an acute coronary syndrome is higher in patients with ...