Late presenting complete heart block after surgical repair of ventricular septal defect
In this report, we discuss two cases of Perimembranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) that had late presentation of complete heart block after surgical repair. We are aiming to highlight this unusual complication for more awareness, better understanding and management of this unusual complication after pediatric cardiac surgery. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Effect of high flow arteriovenous fistula on cardiac function in hemodialysis patients
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Mohamed Ayman Saleh, Wael Mahmoud El Kilany, Viola William Keddis, Tamer Wahid El SaidAbstractBackgroundVascular access for hemodialysis (HD) with an inappropriately high flow may underlie the onset of high output heart failure (HOHF).The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of high flow access (HFA) in chronic HD patients, and to determine its effects on cardiac functions.MethodsThis cross sectional study was conducted on 100 chronic hemodialysis patients through arteriovenous fistula (AVF). The study cohort was su...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - November 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Intravascular evaluation of coronary atherosclerotic lesions among Egyptian diabetic patients with acute coronary syndromes
ConclusionsDiabetic patients with coronary atherosclerosis in Egypt have longer lesions with higher plaque burden and more percent area stenosis with negative remodeling index. The diabetic lesions had more lipid content and more necrotic core but less calcification. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - November 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Congenital atresia of left main coronary artery
Publication date: Available online 31 October 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Sedigheh Saedi, Hamid Reza Pouraliakbar, Homa Ghaderian, Tahereh SaediAbstractCongenital atresia of the left main coronary artery is a very rare form of coronary anomalies with poor clinical outcomes if left untreated. Patients require surgical correction by coronary bypass grafting after diagnosis. Here we report a case of congenital left main atresia in a 36 years old woman who had previous heart surgery with this anomaly having gone undetected. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - November 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Renal artery embolism successfully managed by ultrasound enhanced catheter directed thrombolysis
Publication date: Available online 29 October 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Mohamed Hassanein, Yehia Saleh, Mandeep Randhawa, Milind Karve (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - October 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Effects of protocol-based management on the post-operative outcome after systemic to pulmonary shunt
ConclusionThe study suggests that protocoled management of patients with MBTS can improve the postoperative course and early outcome. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - October 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Left atrial deformation analysis as a predictor of severity of coronary artery disease
Publication date: Available online 24 October 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Khaled Mohamed Said, Ahmed Ibrahim Nassar, Ahmed Fouad, Ali A. Ramzy, Mustafa Fayed Fadle Abd AllahAbstractBackgroundTwo-dimensional (2D) speckle-tracking strain imaging is a novel method for assessment of regional myocardial deformation that uses tracking of acoustic speckles or kernels rather than Doppler myocardial velocities. It has been suggested that Left atrial (LA) strain as measured by 2D speckle tracking can be used to evaluate dynamic LA function.ObjectiveTo study the relation between left atrial deformation and the se...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - October 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Additive manufacturing applications in cardiology: A review
ConclusionAM has the potential to be of immense help to the cardiologists and cardiac surgeons for intervention and surgical planning, monitoring and analysis. Additive manufacturing creates a 3D model of the heart of a specific patient in lesser time and cost. This technology is used to create and analyse 3D model before starting actual surgery on the patient. It can improve the treatment outcomes for patients, besides saving their lives. Paper summarised additive manufacturing applications particularly in the area of cardiology, especially manufacturing of a patient-specific artificial heart or its component. Model print...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - October 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Masked uncontrolled hypertension: Prevalence and predictors
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Ghada Youssef, Sherif Nagy, Ahmed El-gengehe, Amr Abdel Aal, Magdy Abdel HamidAbstractBackgroundThere are limited data on ‘masked uncontrolled hypertension’ (MUCH) in patients with treated and apparently well-controlled BP is unknown.ObjectivesTo define the prevalence and predictors of MUCH among hypertensive patients with controlled office blood pressure.MethodsOne hundred ninety-nine hypertensive patients presented to the specialized hypertension clinics at two University Hospitals. All patients had controlled offic...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - October 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Acute effect of primary PCI on diastolic dysfunction recovery in anterior wall STEMI – A non-invasive evaluation by echocardiography
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Siva Subramaniyan, Neeraj Pandit, Ranjit Kumar Nath, Ajay Raj, Athar Kamal, Deepankar VatsaAbstractBackgroundIt is well established fact that acute coronary occlusion leads to diastolic dysfunction, followed by systolic dysfunction when myonecrosis occur. It is also proven that primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is an excellent therapy for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) to improve outcomes. However there is a paucity of information on efficacy of PPCI in improving diastolic function. Evaluation of the r...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - October 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Coronaro-cameral fistula, case report and review of the literature
Publication date: Available online 6 October 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): R. Atipo-Galloye, R. Sayah, R. Ajjaja, J. Guerraoui (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - October 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

XANTUS-EL: A real-world, prospective, observational study of patients treated with rivaroxaban for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation in Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America
ConclusionsXANTUS-EL confirmed low stroke and major bleeding rates in patients with NVAF from EEMEA and Latin America. The population was younger but with more heart failure and hypertension than XANTUS; stroke/SE rate was similar but major bleeding lower. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Aortic stiffness index and its association with cardiovascular functions in children before and after transcatheter closure of PDA
Publication date: Available online 28 September 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Saud M. Elsaughier, Ramadan Ghaleb, Amr Salah Amin, Khaled Sayed elmaghraby, Khaled Abdelghany BarakaAbstractBackgroundPatent ductus arteriosus is generally associated with hyperdynamic status. Given the vascular shunt between the aorta and pulmonary artery, intrinsic aortic changes occur (aortic stiffness). In the present study, we attempted to assess the impact of PDA on aortic stiffness and its connection with cardiovascular function before and after transcatheter closure of PDA.Patient and methodsOur study consisted of 60 c...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis at a tertiary Tunisian hospital. A changing profile?
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Meriem Drissa, Farah Amani, Habiba Drissa (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - September 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Short-term outcomes after surgical versus trans catheter closure of atrial septal defects; a study from Iran
ConclusionsBoth trans catheter and surgical procedure are good methods of successful ASD closure. Considering that the surgical group patients were higher risk patients, mean total hospital cost of patient's procedures were significantly higher in device closure group, failed intervention rate and residual ASD were more common in device group and complications of device group were more serious; thus, appropriate patient selection is an important factor for successful device closure. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - September 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Bioresorbable scaffold technology: The yet unfulfilled promise of becoming the workhorse stent in the cardiac catherization laboratory
Publication date: Available online 14 September 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Wael Elabbassi, Mohammed Andaleeb Chowdhury, Robert Hatala (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - September 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Endothelial nitric oxide synthase Glu 298 Asp (G894T) and Apolipoprotein E gene polymorphism as possible risk factors for coronary heart disease among Egyptians
ConclusionGT and TT genotypes of endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene, E3/E4 genotype of Apo E gene polymorphism and combined GTE3E4 genotype can be considered risk factors for the development of CHD among Egyptians. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - September 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: September 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - September 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Assessment of right ventricular function by echocardiography in patients with chronic heart failure
ConclusionsThe occurrence of right ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with DCM is common [Approaching 40% in this study] and is independent of age and sex, and is proportionate to the degree of LV dilatation, and EF impairment. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - September 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

High intensity interval training exercise as a novel protocol for cardiac rehabilitation program in ischemic Egyptian patients with mild left ventricular dysfunction
ConclusionWe emphasize the positive effects of exercise-based CR program on patients with CAD and mild left ventricular dysfunction after PCI. The novel high intensity cardiac training proved to be safe and at least as beneficial as the standard moderate intensity cardiac training protocols, with better quality of life improvement. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - August 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Early predictors of left ventricular remodeling after primary percutaneous coronary intervention
Publication date: Available online 24 August 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Mohammad Aboelkasem Ali Mousa, Mahmoud Abdelsabour Abdallah, Hamdy Shamseddin Mohammad, Amr Ahmad Aly Youssef (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - August 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prevalence of lipid abnormalities and cholesterol target value attainment in Egyptian patients presenting with an acute coronary syndrome
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Mohamed Sobhy, Adel El Etriby, Amany El Nashar, Sameh Wajih, Martin Horack, Philippe Brudi, Dominik Lautsch, Baishali Ambegaonkar, Ami Vyas, Anselm K. GittAbstractBackgroundEffective management of hyperlipidemia is of utmost importance for prevention of recurring cardiovascular events after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Indeed, guidelines recommend a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level of
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - August 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Predictors of no-reflow in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Thrombus aspiration was protective
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Ayman K.M. Hassan, Hamdy Shams Eddin Mohamed, Ahmed Mahdy Mohamed, Tarek A.N. Ahmed, Yehia Taha Kishk (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - August 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

The Cardiac Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease and its relationship with Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A retrospective study
Publication date: Available online 10 August 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Golshan Ghasemzadeh, Mostafa Soodmand, Mohammad Taghi MoghadamniaAbstractBackgroundCardiovascular diseases are considered as the most prevalent serious disease in developed countries, and act as the number one cause of death among men and women in all ages and from all races.AimThe present research aims at determining the relationship between risk factors of cardiovascular diseases and consequences of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).MethodsThe present study is a retrospective analytic-cross sectional research performed on 100 ...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

The predictive value of R-wave peak time on no-reflow in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with a primary percutaneous coronary intervention
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Ahmed Bendary, Mohamed El-Husseiny, Tarek Aboul Azm, Ahmed Abdoul MoneimAbstractBackgroundCoronary no-reflow (NR) is a dreadful complication of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) that is seen in nearly 50% of cases. A great effort is being done to discover simple tools that could predict such a complication. We aimed primarily to study the predictive power of R-wave peak time (RWPT) on NR.MethodsFrom October 2017 to March 2018, we enrolled 123 patients with STEMI treated with pPCI at Benha University Hospital and Nat...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - August 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Evaluation of loss of heterozygosity of chromosome 22q11.21 region in patients with congenital heart diseases
Publication date: Available online 30 July 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Eman G. Behiry, Azza A. Abo Senna, Amr E. Elnagar, Magda A. EshieshAbstractThe 22q11.21 region is prone to low-copy repeats events that lead to congenital anomaly disorders. We tested genomic DNA of 20 families with non-syndromic CHD patients using a set of three known consecutive high polymorphic short tandem repeat (STR) markers along the 22q11.21 region; D22S941, D22S944 and D22S264 loci. We found loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in D22S941 locus in 2 out of 20 families (10%) with 2 offspring affected by ASD combined with PS and TOF ...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Risk factors and microbial profile of central venous catheter related blood stream infection in medical cardiac care units, National Heart Institute, Egypt
ConclusionHealth care providers should adhere care bundle elements recommended by CDC during insertion and handling of CVC. This will in turn decrease CRBSI. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Validity of tortuosity severity index in chest pain patients with abnormal exercise test and normal coronary angiography
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Ayman K.M. Hassan, Hatem Abd–El Rahman, Safaa Gomaa Hassan, Tarek A.N. Ahmed, Amr Ahmed Aly YoussefAbstractBackgroundCoronary tortuosity (CT) had different definitions and scores in literature with unclear pathophysiological impact.ObjectivesTo study degree of CT and it's relation to ischemic changes in patients with angina but normal coronary angiography (CA).MethodsWe conducted a prospective study at University hospitals between May 2016 and January 2017. We included 200 consecutive patients who underwent CA due to chest pai...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Speckle tracking imaging as a predictor of left ventricular remodeling 6 months after first anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction in patients managed by primary percutaneous coronary intervention
ConclusionAverage peak systolic GLS and LV torsion at echocardiography done early after myocardial infarction are independent predictors of LV remodeling after anterior STEMI and can be used to predict occurrence of LV remodeling after 6 months. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Impact of fractional flow reserve on decision-making in daily clinical practice: A single center experience in Egypt
ConclusionMismatches between visually- and FFR- estimated significance of intermediate coronary stenosis are frequently encountered across a wide spectrum of clinical presentations. FFR leads to a change in decision for coronary intervention. The clinical and cost implications of such changes-in areas with limited resources- needs further evaluation. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Waist height ratio and waist circumference in relation to hypertension, Framingham risk score in hospitalized elderly Egyptians
ConclusionWHtR and WC are strong risk factors for hypertension and cardiovascular events in Egyptian elderly female patients. WHtR is the best anthropometric predictor for hypertension and cardiovascular events in male patients. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Assessment of left ventricular regional wall motion abnormalities using regional time-volume curves obtained by real time three-dimensional echocardiography
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Ghada Youssef, Zakarya Saad, Waleed Ammar, Yasser SharafAbstractBackgroundThree-dimensional echocardiography provides a volumetric measurement of global and regional left ventricular (LV) function. It avoids the subjectivity of 2D echocardiography in the assessment of regional wall motion abnormalities (RWMA).PurposeEvaluate the feasibility and practicality of 3D echocardiography in the evaluation of ischemic patients with abnormal regional LV contractility.MethodsThe study included 40 patients with ischemic heart disease and RW...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Tissue characterization of non-culprit intermediate coronary lesions in non ST elevation acute coronary syndromes
Publication date: March 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 1Author(s): Helmy Hassan Elghawaby, Mohamed Ashraf Shawky, Ahmed Hossam Mowafi, Akram Mohamed Abd-elbary, Farouk Mostafa FarisAbstractBackgroundDisruption of vulnerable plaques is the most common cause of acute coronary syndromes. Intravascular ultrasound facilitates cross-sectional imaging of coronary arteries. We aimed at using IVUS to investigate the morphology and tissue characteristics of atherosclerotic plaques of non-culprit intermediate coronary lesions in non-ST elevation ACS setting.MethodsIVUS assessment of sixty-one intermediate co...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Transradial artery approach in STEMI patients reperfused early and late by either primary PCI or pharmaco-invasive approach
In conclusion, it is safe and effective to use TRA in STEMI patients who reperfused by either early or late PPCI or PI. We recommend PI for STEMI patients with delay presentation if PPCI is not available. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Long-term efficacy of drug-coated balloon for renal artery in-stent restenosis
Publication date: March 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 1Author(s): Mostafa Elwany, Gaetano Di Palma, Bernardo Cortese (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Double right coronary artery detected on coronary computed tomography angiography: A case report
Publication date: March 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 1Author(s): Osman Mohamed Elfadil, Yahya Mohamed Al Wahshi, Ahmed Al ShamakhiAbstractDouble right coronary artery is a relatively rare coronary anomaly. In this case report we aim to increase awareness of the importance of recognizing such anomaly and a brief literature review of similar cases and possible high risk features. Computed Tomography is well recognized modality to detect coronary anomaly and in our case we demonstrated this as well. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Bleeding and asymptomatic overdose in patients under Vitamin K antagonist therapy: Frequency and risk factors
This study aims to evaluate frequency and risk factors of both bleeding and asymptomatic overdose in North African patients undergoing Vitamin K antagonist therapy.MethodsWe performed a cross-sectional study in patients undergoing Vitamin K antagonist therapy. A statistical analysis has been conducted to identify overdose and bleeding risk factors by using chi-square test (p 
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Clinical profile, management and outcome of pulmonary embolism in Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal
ConclusionPE is an under diagnosed clinical problem world over. Suspicion is the most important part to come to the diagnosis of PE. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Increased arterial stiffness in rheumatoid arthritis and Its relation to disease activity: A cross sectional study
Publication date: March 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 1Author(s): Ghada Youssef, Nashwa Taher Allam, Wafaa Gaber, Angie Afifi, Dina HeshamAbstractBackgroundRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with elevated plasma level of inflammatory markers. Chronic inflammation is known to predispose to endothelial dysfunction and increased arterial stiffness, which is an important marker of subclinical atherosclerosis and increased cardiovascular risk.ObjectiveThe aim is to test for the relationship between disease activity and arterial stiffness in RA patients.MethodsThe study included 90 RA patients, at...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Cardiovascular risk of circulating endotoxin level in prevalent hemodialysis patients
Publication date: March 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 1Author(s): Mohamed Ibrahim, Maha Behairy, Marwa El-Ashry, Ahmad E. MostafaAbstractBackgroundCardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Circulating endotoxins may have toxic effect on myocardial functions and are speculated as pathogens of accelerated atherosclerosis and hemodialysis (HD) patients.ObjectiveWe aimed to assess the possible relation between circulating endotoxin levels and left ventricular functions parameters, common carotid artery intimal media th...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Stent boost enhancement compared to intravascular ultrasound in the evaluation of stent expansion in elective percutaneous coronary interventions
Publication date: March 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 1Author(s): Mohamed Laimoud, Yasser Nassar, Walid Omar, Akram Abdelbarry, Helmy ElghawabyAbstractBackgroundStent underexpansion is a major risk factor for in-stent restenosis and acute in-stent thrombosis1Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is one of the standards for detection of stent underexpansion (de Feyter et al. 1999; Mintz et al., 2001). StentBoost (SB) enhancement allows an improved angiographic visualization of the stent (Koolen et al., 2005).Aim of workComparison of stent expansion by IVUS and SB enhancement and detection of value of SB...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

The degree of hair graying as an independent risk marker for coronary artery disease, a CT coronary angiography study
Publication date: March 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 1Author(s): Amr Abdel Aziz ElFaramawy, Irini Samuel Hanna, Reham Mohamed Darweesh, Ahmed Shehata Ismail, Hossam Ibrahim KandilAbstractBackgroundCardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. Aging is an unavoidable coronary risk factor and is associated with dermatological signs that could be a marker for increased coronary risk. We tested the hypothesis that hair graying as a visible marker of aging is associated with risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) independent of chronological age.MethodsThis cross-sectional study includ...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: March 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Incidence and predictors of bleeding among Egyptian patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome: Using CRUSADE risk score
ConclusionRisk of bleeding can be evaluated using a simple risk score in both STEMI & NSTEMI patients, and across anti-coagulant strategies, providing important prognostic information. Variability in the rates of bleeding is likely based on differences in baseline characteristics, comorbidities, and invasive treatment strategies rather than specific anti-coagulation regimens. Patients at highest risk of bleeding are also at highest risk of ischaemia and thrombotic complications. Thus higher risk patients need a more careful treatment approach to maximize the efficacy of therapy and to reduce thrombotic risk while reduc...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Immediate and short term effects of percutaneous atrial septal defect device closure on cardiac electrical remodeling in children
ConclusionPercutaneous ASD device closure can reverse electrical changes in atrial and ventricular myocardium as early as the first 24 h post device closure. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prevalence of P wave dispersion and interatrial block in patients with systolic heart failure and their relationship with functional status, hospitalization and one year mortality
Publication date: Available online 11 March 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Ahmed Tageldien Abdellah, Merhan El-NagaryAbstractBackground and objectivesP-wave dispersion (PWD) and Interatrial block (IAB) are common in heart failure (HF), and could be associated with adverse cardiac events. We aimed to assess the prevalence of PWD and IAB and their relationship with functional status, hospitalization and mortality rate in patients with systolic HF.MethodsWe enrolled 110 HF patients in sinus rhythm & LVEF 40 ms. IAB was defined as maximum P duration>110 ms. Measurements were done by 2 blinded ...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prevalence of early repolarization pattern and its association with sudden cardiac death and arrhythmia over one-year follow-up in an Egyptian cohort
Publication date: Available online 19 April 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Ahmed Tageldien Abdellah, Mohamed El Wazir, Hanan Kamal, Hesham HegazyAbstractBackground and objectivesEarly repolarization pattern (ERP) is not uncommon electrocardiography (ECG) finding and could be associated with arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death (SCD). We aimed to prospectively determine the prevalence of ERP and its association with arrhythmia and SCD during one-year follow-up in an outpatient Egyptian cohort.MethodsClinical assessment and ECG were performed to 1850 consecutive individuals presented at the outpatient clinic...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Triglycerides and aortic pulse wave velocity in patients with chronic inflammation
Publication date: Available online 26 April 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Luca Zanoli, Pasquale Fatuzzo, Pietro Castellino (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Death anxiety in patients with myocardial infarction or cancer
ConclusionIn this study patients with AMI had higher death anxiety than patients with cancer or healthy individuals. Generally death anxiety was related with education, employment and socioeconomic status. Prospective studies carefully searching for different variables in different medical groups would reveal and help us to understand the importance of death anxiety and its impact on courses of physical and mental disorders. (Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal)
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Epicardial fat thickness can predict severity and multivessel distribution in Egyptian patients with atherosclerotic coronary artery stenosis
Publication date: Available online 1 May 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Diaa Kamal, Ayman Morttada Abd ElMoteleb, Rania Samir, Mohammad SaeedAbstractBackgroundEpicardial fat, in addition to its secretory function, may have an important role in predicting and stratifying cardiovascular risk. There is a paucity of data regarding correlation between epicardial fat thickness and coronary artery disease in Egypt.Aim of the studyTo study the relationship between epicardial fat thickness (EFT) measured by trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) and its distribution in ...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research