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1.  Electrocardiologic and Echocardiographic Findings in Patients With Scorpion Sting 
PMCID: PMC3838661  PMID: 24349739
Scorpions; Electrocardiography; Echocardiography
2.  Factors Associated With Pre-hospital Delay in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction 
Treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is time related, so delay in treatment could affect prognosis. Recognizing pre-hospital or in-hospital delays in initiating treatment and reducing these factors is very efficacious in treatment of these patients.
The aim of this study is evaluate the causes of pre-hospital delay just as other studies on effect of different variables such as socioeconomic and personal factors on pre-hospital delay in with patients with AMI.
Materials and Methods
A cross sectional study was carried out on 227 patients with acute myocardial infarction and demographic data, educational level, marital status, type of transfer to hospital and delay in arrival to hospital were recorded.
35.7% patients arrived during one hour of symptom onset, and 7.9% arrived after 24 hours. Patients having high level education (P = 0.0492) and with a family history of coronary artery disease (P = 0.01) had significantly less delay in arriving to hospital. Age, marital status, gender, and route of transfer to hospital were not related with pre-hospital delay (P > 0.05). Patients thought most common cause of delay in arrival was unawareness of coronary artery disease (38.8%) and self-medication (34.3%).
Increasing awareness of patients about cardiovascular symptoms and their risk factors could be helpful in patient's decision in seeking medical help. So general education via media and primary and middle schools could be helpful.
PMCID: PMC3785905  PMID: 24083004
Myocardial Infarction; Pre-Hospital Delay; Education
3.  Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery from the Right Sinus of Valsalva and Sever Mitral Stenosis 
ARYA Atherosclerosis  2011;6(4):149-152.
Congenital coronary anomalies are presented in approximately1% of patient referred for cardiac catheterization. Among the congenital coronary anomalies, a separated anomalous origin of all the coronary arteries from the right sinus of valsalva is very uncommon. We report a rare occurance of simultaneous occurence of mitral stenosis with ectopic origin of left main stem coronary artery from right sinus of Valsalva.
PMCID: PMC3347829  PMID: 22577434
Anomalous Origin of Coronary Arteries; Mitral Stenosis.
4.  Immediate results and six-month outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention in a referral heart center in Isfahan, Iran 
ARYA Atherosclerosis  2011;7(1):24-30.
There is a lack of data in our society on the outcomes, complications, and prognostic factors in patients with coronary artery disease who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We evaluated the success rate, early and late outcomes, and prognostic factors in a referral university center in Isfahan, IRAN.
This prospective cohort study was conducted in Chamran University Hospital in Isfahan (IRAN) from March 2010 to February 2011. Patients consequently were included if they have the indication for emergent or elective PCI. Outcomes included procedural success, complications, and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) during hospitalization and 6 months follow-up.
A total of 282 patients (74.1% females) with mean age of 57.0┬▒3.2 years were studied. Most of the patients (89.7%) underwent elective PCI. Angiographic and procedure success rates were 95.7% and 94.6%, respectively. In-hospital MACE included two cases of death (0.7%) and one MI (0.3%); 2/29 (6.9%) of the emergent PCI and 1/253 (0.4%) of the elective PCI cases. MACE during follow-up included three cases of death (1.0%) and two MI (0.7%); 2/252 (0.8%) of the elective PCI and 1/28 (3.5%) of the emergent PCI cases. The overall MACE was calculated as 8 cases (2.8%) which included 5/29 (17.2%) of the emergent and 3/253 (1.1%) of the elective cases; P<0.001. In multivariate analysis, none of the factors including gender, age, emergency of the procedure, lesion type, number of stenotic vessels, or stent type were associated with total MACE (P>0.05).
PCI is performed with an acceptable success rate in our center in Isfahan and mortality and complications are within the range reported by other highly specialized centers in IRAN. Further studies with larger sample size are needed to find predictive factors.
PMCID: PMC3347842  PMID: 22577441
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; Myocardial Infarction; Acute Coronary Syndrome; Reperfusion Therapy; Outcome; Mortality

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