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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Cardiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acute Cardiac Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Adipositas - Ursachen, Folgeerkrankungen, Therapie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Aktuelle Kardiologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
American Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
American Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
American Journal of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Journal of Preventive Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anatolian Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription  
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angéiologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
AORTA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivos de cardiología de México     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argentine Journal of Cardiology (English edition)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review     Open Access  
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ARYA Atherosclerosis     Open Access  
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
ASEAN Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aswan Heart Centre Science & Practice Services     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atherosclerosis : X     Open Access  
Bangladesh Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Basic Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Canadian Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiac Electrophysiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cardiac Failure Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cardiocore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiogenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cardiology in Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Cardiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiology Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiothoracic Surgeon     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CardioVasc     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Haematological Disorders - Drug Targets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Diabetology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Cardiovascular Endocrinology & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Cardiovascular Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular System     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cardiovascular Ultrasound     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
CASE : Cardiovascular Imaging Case Reports     Open Access  
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cerebrovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra     Open Access  
Chest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 114)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 292)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Genomic and Precision Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Circulation : Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Circulation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Cirugía Cardiovascular     Open Access  
CJC Open     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis     Hybrid Journal  
Clínica e Investigación en arteriosclerosis (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical and Experimental Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Clinical Medicine Reviews in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical Trials and Regulatory Science in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Congenital Heart Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Congestive Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cor et Vasa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Coronary Artery Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CorSalud     Open Access  
Critical Pathways in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Cardiology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Cardiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Current Heart Failure Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Hypertension Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Hypertension Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Opinion in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Current Problems in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Research : Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Vascular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CVIR Endovascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Der Kardiologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Echo Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Echocardiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Egyptian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
ESC Heart Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Cardiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 77)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal : Acute Cardiovascular Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Heart Journal Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Stroke Organisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Folia Cardiologica     Open Access  
Forum Zaburzeń Metabolicznych     Hybrid Journal  
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Future Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Global Cardiology Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart and Vessels     Hybrid Journal  
Heart Failure Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Heart Failure Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Heart International     Full-text available via subscription  
Heart Rhythm     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Heart Rhythm O2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HeartRhythm Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hearts     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Hellenic Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Herz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hypertension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension in Pregnancy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Hypertension Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ibrahim Cardiac Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Heart & Vessels     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IJC Heart & Vasculature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Metabolic & Endocrine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women WINCARS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Clinical Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovations : Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Insuficiencia Cardíaca     Open Access  
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Cardiovascular Forum Journal     Open Access  
International Journal of Angiology     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Cardiology Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
International Journal of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Hyperthermia     Open Access  
International Journal of Stroke     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
International Journal of the Cardiovascular Academy     Open Access  

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ARYA Atherosclerosis
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  • Evaluating the value of positive T wave in lead V1 and TV1>TV6 pattern in
           predicting significant coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients
           undergoing coronary angiography

    • Authors: Mohammad Hadi Mansouri, Hamid Sanei, Pejman Mansouri, Sahar Behnam-Roudsari, Hasan Shemirani, Reihaneh Zavar
      Abstract: -
      PubDate: 2021-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2021)
  • Prevalence of hypertension and related risk factors in central Iran:
           Results from Yazd Health Study

    • Authors: Masoud Mirzaei, Mohsen Mirzaei, Somaye Gholami, Hossein Abolhosseini
      Pages: 2045 - 15 January
      Abstract: BACKGROUND: The prevalence of hypertension (HTN) varies across countries due to differences in its related risk factors. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of HTN and related risk factors among adults.METHODS: This study was conducted on the data from the recruitment phase of Yazd Health Study. Using multi-stage random cluster sampling, 10000 adults of 20-69 years were selected. Self-reported HTN (diagnosed by a physician) was recorded in a home visit. Blood pressure (BP) was measured using a standard protocol and categorized based on the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and ‎Treatment of High Blood Pressure ‎(JNC-7) classification. T-test was used to examine the gender differences. Qualitative variables were presented as number (frequency). Chi-square test and bivariate logistic regression were carried out to determine the association between risk factors.RESULTS: The response rate was 95% (n = 9975). The prevalence of positive history of HTN was 18.5%. The mean systolic and diastolic BP was 126.5 ± 18.4 and 80.2 ± 12.5 mmHg, respectively. The prevalence of HTN was 36.0% (95%CI: 35.1–36.9). Its prevalence reduced by high-education, physical activity, lower BMI, and lack of history of diabetes mellitus ‎(DM) (P < 0.0001). HTN is less common in smokers (P < 0.0001). Logistic regression analysis showed that HTN was higher among men (OR: 1.83; 95%CI: 1.64-2.03), the elderly (OR: 5.15; 95%CI: 4.20-6.31), low-educated (OR: 1.40; 95%CI: 1.17-1.67), and diabetics (OR: 1.20; 95%CI: 1.05-1.38). The prevalence of HTN was 2 times higher in obeses. HTN did not have a significant relationship with inactivity, smoking, and hypercholesterolemia.CONCLUSION: The prevalence of HTN was high. By identifying modifiable risk factors, health policymakers can prioritize intervention programs. It is necessary to inform younger adult groups how these factors can be managed through a healthy lifestyle and nutritional habits.
      PubDate: 2021-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2021)
  • Comparison between the effect of aromatherapy with lavender and damask
           rose on sleep quality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft
           surgery: A randomized clinical trial

    • Authors: Abdolhossien Emami-Sigaroudi, Arsalan Salari, Azam Nourisaeed, Zahra Ahmadnia, Asieh Ashouri, Seyede Shiva Modallalkar, Arezoo Javadzadeh-Moghtader, Shirin Parvinroo, Heidar Dadkhah-Tirani
      Pages: 2064 - 15 January
      Abstract: BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have investigated the effect of lavender and damask rose aromatherapy on sleep quality. There is, however, little research to compare the impact of them over each other. The aim of current study was to compare the effect of aromatherapy with lavender and damask rose on sleep quality in patients after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in Guilan Province, Iran, in 2017-2018.METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial (RCT) study, 97 patients undergoing CABG were randomly assigned to intervention or control groups. In the intervention groups, the patients were asked by the researcher to inhale the lavender or damask rose randomly every night for 5 consecutive nights at 22:00. The control group received routine nursing care in compliance with the hospital procedure. Data were obtained by demographic-clinical and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) questionnaires. To analyze the data, chi-square test, t-test, Kruskal-Wallis test, and Wilcoxon test were used.RESULTS: During the 5-night intervention period, despite a relative improvement of sleep quality in intervention groups compared to the control group, none of the two aromatherapies had a statistically significant effect on any of delayed sleep (P = 0.514), sleep duration (P = 0.839), sleep efficiency (P = 0.067), sleep disturbances (P = 0.061), and daily functional disorders (P = 0.114) except for subjective sleep quality (P = 0.016) and use of sleep medications (P = 0.031).CONCLUSION: Using both aromatherapies with lavender and damask rose indicated positive effects on sleep quality of the CABG patients, but we could not find a superiority over each other.
      PubDate: 2021-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2021)
  • Increased circulating platelet and endothelial-derived microparticles in
           patients with cardiac syndrome X

    • Authors: Fereshteh Ghaffari, Yousef Rasmi, Mir Hossein Seyed Mohammadzad, Shahram Seyedi, Alireza Shirpoor, Elmira Roshani-Asl, Ehsan Saboory
      Pages: 2064 - 15 January
      Abstract: BACKGROUND: Cardiac syndrome X (CSX) has been associated with endothelial dysfunction and inflammation. We conducted a case-control study to evaluate the association between platelet‎ and endothelial-derived microparticles (PMPs and EMPs), as specific quantitative plasma markers of endothelial dysfunction, and the presence of CSX.METHODS: The present study was conducted on 40 CSX patients and 19 healthy individuals.
      C-reactive protein (CRP), and hematological and biochemical parameters were evaluated. The MP concentration in platelet-poor plasma (PPP) was quantitatively determined through flow cytometry using specific anti-human CD31, CD41a, CD62E, and CD144antibodies.RESULTS: The mean platelet volume (MPV) and positive CRP rate (≥ 3.8 mg/l) were higher in patients compared to controls (P = 0.020 and P = 0.010, respectively). The CD62E+, CD144+, and CD31+41− EMPs, as well as CD41+ and CD31+CD41+ PMPs showed significant increase in CSX patients compared to controls (P < 0.050). There were direct correlations between the mean percentage of detected EMPs and PMPs as well as between their expression intensity; however, a reverse correlation was seen between the percentage of MPs and CD144and CD41. Moreover, the MP level was reversely associated with prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) values. Only CD31+CD41+ PMP was correlated with CRP.CONCLUSION: It seems that EMPs and PMPs increase in CSX, which may contribute to various processes involved in the development of this syndrome.
      PubDate: 2021-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2021)
  • Left ventricle assessment by three-dimensional HeartModel software in
           different types of mitral valve prolapse (Barlow’s disease and
           fibroelastic deficiency) with severe mitral regurgitation

    • Authors: Mehrdad Jafari-Fesharaki, Azin Alizadehasl, Kamran Mohammadi
      Pages: 2089 - 15 March 2
      Abstract: BACKGROUND: Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is the most common cause of isolated mitral regurgitation (MR) requiring surgical repair. Therapeutic interventions should be considered before irreversible left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in asymptomatic patients. Measurement of LV volume and function is very important. Because of two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography limitations, three-dimensional (3D) measurement is preferred on the strength of its speed, accuracy, and reproducibility, which are comparable with those of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).METHODS: This study was conducted between April 2018 and February 2019 on 50 patients with different MVP types and severe MR scheduled for valve surgery at Rajaie Cardiovascular Research Center, Tehran, Iran, with the aid of the HeartModelAnatomical intelligence (A.I.) (EPIQ 7: new 3D software) for measurement of LV volume indices and function.RESULTS: Patients with the Barlow syndrome had a greater drop in LV ejection fraction (LVEF) than those with fibroelastic deficiency (FED) (57.05% ± 6.00% vs. 65.00% ± 4.08%; P = 0.001). LV volume was larger in patients with flail mitral valve (MV) than in those with non-flail MV (165 cc vs. 118 cc; P = 0.001). LVEF declined more in patients with the involvement of both leaflets than in those with the involvement of the anterior leaflet alone (56.00% ± 7.10% vs. 57.70% ± 4.30%; P = 0.021).CONCLUSION: The LVEF drop was more remarkable in patients with the Barlow syndrome (both flail and non-flail MV) than in those with FED. It is, therefore, advisable that such patients be monitored more meticulously via the 3D HeartModelA.I. method in terms of LVEF and LV size to prevent irreversible effects on LV function and to reduce mortality.
      PubDate: 2021-04-13
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2021)
  • Can vitamin C supplementation reverse the effects of exercise training in
           polluted air on oxidative stress markers' A randomized controlled

    • Authors: Amin Eatemadyboroujeni, Mehdi Kargarfard, Hojatolah Alaei
      Pages: 2101 - 15 January
      Abstract: BACKGROUND: Air pollution and long-term aerobic exercise are diversely associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. However, the simultaneous effect of exercise in polluted air and vitamin C on oxidative stress markers is less clear. In this study, the effect of these variables on oxidative stress markers was investigated in rats.METHODS: The study was conducted on 50 male rats. The rats were divided into 5 groups consisting of exercise, exercise with vitamin C, exercise in polluted air, exercise in polluted air with vitamin C, and control group. Animals in the exercise groups exercised on a treadmill for 12 weeks, 5 days/week, 30 minutes/day, at 50-70% of the maximum speed. Animals in the vitamin C groups received 20 mg/kg/day vitamin C orally. After 12 weeks of intervention, 2.5 ml of blood was taken from the rats’ apex. Malondialdehyde (MDA) and oxidized low-density lipoprotein (OxLDL) levels were measured using NavandSalamat’s Nalondi and Eastbiopharm’s ‎OxLDL ELISA kits, respectively. Two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used for data analysis in SPSS software.RESULTS: There were significant differences in MDA and OxLDL levels between all groups after 12 weeks of intervention (P < 0.050). The levels of MDA and OxLDL were significantly higher in the ExPo group compared to the Ex+VitC groups (P < 0.050). However, no significant difference was observed in MDA and OxLDL levels between the vitamin C groups (P > 0.050).CONCLUSION: These findings demonstrate the oxidative stress effects of air pollution, systemically and in the respiratory tract. Moreover, polluted air significantly increased OxLDL levels in both exercise in polluted air groups. Although, vitamin C slightly decreased MDA and OxLDL levels in the ExPo groups, the difference was not significant. Different vitamin C doses could have diverse and maybe significant results.
      PubDate: 2021-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2021)
  • An aortopathy dilemma in pregnancy: A rare case report

    • Authors: Mahmood Saeidi, Mino Movahedi, Parvin Bahrami, Reza Shokrani-Foroushani, Erfan Sheikhbahaei
      Pages: 2110 - 15 March 2
      Abstract: BACKGROUND: The most dramatic diseases in the aorta are aortic dissection and aneurysm, which both of them are common in pregnant women with Marfan syndrome (MFS). According to recommendations in existing guidelines, pregnancy is not recommended in patients with severe dilation of the aorta and patients with MFS with aortic dilation > 45 mm should have prophylactic aortic repair before pregnancy.CASE REPORT: In this rare and unique report, we described a 34-year-old pregnant woman with marfanoid feature who had an approximate aortic root of 60 mm and severe aortic insufficiency. She denied terminating the pregnancy at her first prenatal visit and continued it until 30 weeks of gestation and the pregnancy terminated in the cardiac operating room due to multiple episodes of chest pain. No complication occurred during her close observation before surgery. The aortic repair was performed for her after the cesarean section.CONCLUSION: Pregnancy with severe aortic root dilation is high-risk for all patients; however, if it occurs, when the mother denies an abortion, inform the patient about its risk and continue the pregnancy with close observation and tight blood pressure (BP) control until the fetus becomes viable.
      PubDate: 2021-04-13
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2021)
  • Comparison of the effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical
           behavioral therapy on perceived stress and coping skills in patients after
           myocardial infarction

    • Authors: Azam Nourisaeed, Shohreh Ghorban-Shiroudi, Arsalan Salari
      Pages: 2188 - 15 March 2
      Abstract: BACKGROUND: Among the cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), myocardial infraction (MI) is one of the main causes of mortality around the world. A diagnosis of MI may be followed by psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety, and stress. Therefore, psychological interventions can be beneficial in routine treatment. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) on perceived stress and coping skills in patients after MI.METHODS: This study was a randomized clinical trial with a pretest-posttest design and control group. The statistical population consisted of 45 patients after MI who referred to Noor Heart Clinic in Rasht, Iran, between 2018 and 2019. They were randomly divided into 3 groups of
      15 individuals (2 interventions including CBT and DBT, and 1 control group). In the intervention groups, participants underwent 8 weekly 90-minute sessions. Data were collected using a 3 part self-report questionnaire including a demographic information form, the Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ), and the Perceived Stress Scale‎-14 (PSS-14). The statistical methods used for data analysis included chi-square test, one-way ANOVA, repeated-measures ANOVA, and post hoc Bonferroni test.RESULTS: We found significant main effects of group (F(2,42)=6.11; P=0.005) and time (F(2,84)=28.48; P<0.001), and a significant group-by-time interaction (F(4,84)=8.97; P<0.001) on perceived stress scores. For problem-focused coping scores, findings indicated significant main effects of group (F(2,42)=7.33; P=0.002) and time (F(2,84)=30.71; P<0.001), and a significant group-by-time interaction (F(4,84)=12.86; P<0.001). For emotion-focused coping scores, the results also indicated significant main effects of group (F(2,42) = 17.41; P < 0.001) and time (F(2,84)=31.74; P<0.001), and a significant group-by-time interaction (F(4,84)=14.90; P<0.001).CONCLUSION: The current study revealed that DBT was more effective in improving emotion-focused coping than CBT. 
      PubDate: 2021-04-13
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2021)
  • The effect of lycopene on serum level of cardiac biomarkers in patients
           undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention: A randomized
           controlled clinical trial

    • Authors: Sedigheh Asgary, Rasool Soltani, Fatemeh Daraei, Leila Salehizadeh, Golnaz Vaseghi, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
      Pages: 2194 - 15 January
      Abstract: BACKGROUND: Myocardial ischemia may recur in a significant subset of patients following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Lycopene, a carotenoid with antioxidant activity, has evidence for beneficial effects on cardiovascular system. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the possible preventive effect of lycopene against post-PCI myocardial damage by detection of cardiac biomarkers of ischemia.METHODS: A total of 45 patients who planned to undergo elective PCI were randomly assigned to two groups to receive either lycopene (30 mg 12 hours before PCI as well as 15 mg just before and 8 hours after PCI) along with standard treatment (n = 23) or only standard treatment
      (n = 22). Standard treatment included aspirin, a statin, and a beta-blocker. The serum levels of creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB), troponin I, and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) were measured 12 hours before and 12 hours after the procedure and were compared between the two groups.RESULTS: The use of lycopene significantly prevented the increase of CK-MB following PCI compared to control (P = 0.048). However, it had not any significant effect on serum levels of troponin I (TnI) (P = 0.176) and hs-CRP (P = 0.186) compared to control.CONCLUSION: Lycopene can prevent the increase of CK-MB following PCI. Therefore, it has the potential for prevention of post-PCI cardiovascular events. However, more studies are needed to confirm such an effect.
      PubDate: 2021-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2021)
  • Collateral circulation in total aortoiliac occlusive disease

    • Authors: Seyhan Yilmaz, Isa Cam, Sabur Zengin
      Pages: 2233 - 15 March 2
      Abstract: This article does not have an abstract   
      PubDate: 2021-04-13
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2021)
  • Percutaneous endovascular exclusion of radial artery pseudoaneurysm

    • Authors: Santosh Kumar Sinha, Puneet Aggarwal, Mahmodullah Razi, Awadesh K Sharma, Umeshwar Pandey, Vinay Krishna
      Pages: 2255 - 15 January
      Abstract: BACKGROUND: Coronary angiography and intervention through transradial approach is becoming default approach because of infrequent local site complications. Although pseudoaneurysm is a well described complication for femoral access, it is extremely rare in transradial access.CASE REPORT: Our patient was 68-year old female who had presented with pulsatile, painful, and gradually increasing swelling over lower part of right forearm near wrist joint for past 8-weeks following coronary angiography through right radial route. Swelling did not resolve following manual compression. It was diagnosed as pseudoaneurysm arising from right radial artery by duplex ultrasound. It was successfully excluded by deploying 3.5x18mm Graftmaster covered stent (Abott Vascular, USA) through right transbrachial route. Ultrasonography next day revealed partially thrombosed and completely excluded pseudoaneurysm with swelling completely disappearing at 6 weeks with patency maintained at one year.CONCLUSION: With increasing use of transradial access, more cases of radial pseudoaneurysm are likely to surface which can be prevented following a proper haemostatic protocol. To best of our knowledge, it is first ever report of percutaneous endovascular exclusion using covered stent of radial pseudoaneurysm through transbrachial approach.
      PubDate: 2021-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2021)
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