Case Report
27/8/2016
Hedieh Alimi, Masumeh Alvandi
Primary malignant cardiac tumors are rare tumors of the heart with a very poor prognosis. Complete excision is the treatment of choice, but it is dependent on the stage and extension of the tumor. We describe an old man with the initial presenting symptoms of progressive dyspnea. ... read more
Letter
27/8/2016
Mona Yadollahi, Azin Alizadehasl
Case Report
29/8/2016
Fatemeh Mirrazeghi, Mohammad Esmaeil Rezaei, Anita Sadeghpour, Alireza Alizadeh Ghavidel, Kambiz Mozaffari
Myxomas are the most common primary cardiac tumors. They are mostly located in the left atrium, but 15% to 20% of them arise from the right atrium (RA). We herein describe a 22-year-old man with a giant RA mass and simultaneous pulmonary embolism. The mass was detected ... read more
Research Article
28/8/2016
Hossein Yousefi-Banaem, Saeed Kermani, Omid Srrafzadeh
Obtaining accurate left ventricular (LV) endocardium segmentation requires the exclusion of the papillary muscles from the cardiac wall, which is a significant, albeit challenging, step in cardiac image analysis. Most medical imaging systems suffer from noise in that it affects the processing procedure. We herein introduce a ... read more
Case Report
11/8/2016
Rienzi Diaz-Navarro, Petros Nihoyannopoulos
Postpartum Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is mainly induced by drugs that enhance sympathetic nervous activity. We report a novel case of postpartum inverted Takotsubo cardiomyopathy triggered by intravenous atropine administration resulting in acute pulmonary edema. Cardiac troponin I and beta-type natriuretic peptide were elevated. Transthoracic color Doppler echocardiography demonstrated ... read more
Case Report
28/8/2016
Mehmet Onur Omaygenc, Ibrahim Oguz Karaca, Beytullah Cakal, Haci Murat Gunes, Filiz Kizilirmak, Bilal Boztosun
Pericardial cysts are rare abnormalities of the mediastinum and generally have a benign course. Patients are mostly asymptomatic, and diagnosis is established incidentally in a majority of cases. The management of this asymptomatic population is also controversial.We report a huge pericardial cyst, located at the right cardiophrenic ... read more
Research Article
28/8/2016
Farah Naghashzadeh, Neda Behzadnia, Babak Sharif-Kashani, Zargham Hossein Ahmadi, Alireza Jahangirifard, Samira Chaibakhsh
Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is currently the method of choice for the definite diagnosis of acute allograft heart rejection after transplantation. But, it is somewhat invasive and expensive and, on occasion, gives rise to serious complications. To find a non-invasive method for the identification of acute allograft rejection, ... read more

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