International Cardiovascular Research Journal

  • ISSN: 2251-9149 2251-9130
  • Email: editor@ircrj.com
  • Journal Type: per-issue | Frequency: quarterly
  • Language: EN
  • Organization: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Research Article
01/Sep/2017
Leili Pourafkari, Samad Ghaffari, Arezou Tajlil, Naser Safaei, Razieh Parizad, Mohammadreza Chavoshi, Kasra Kolahdouzan, Nader Nader
Background: Although acute type-A aortic dissection (AAOD) is more common in
 males, the course of the disease may differ in females.Objectives: We aimed to investigate the gender-related differences in patients with
 AAOD with regard to clinical presentation, short-term and long-term mortality.Patients and Methods: Medical records of 192 patients with ... read more
Research Article
01/Sep/2017
Ali Mohammad Haji Zeinali, Kyomars Abbasi, Mohammad Sahebjam, Mojtaba Salarifar, Mahmood Shirzad, Narges Yoosefpour, Seyedeh Hamideh Mortazavi
Background: Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR) is the gold standard method
 for treatment of symptomatic severe senile Aortic Valve Stenosis (AS). For inoperable
 patients, due to severe co-morbidities, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
 has been suggested as a new and safe alternative with significant follow up superiority
 to medical treatment; recently, ... read more
Research Article
01/Sep/2017
Farnoosh shateri, Touraj Farazmandfar, Ali Sharifian, Reza Salehi Manzari, Marzieh Attar, Majid Shahbazi
Background: The Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs as a result of atherosclerotic
 plaque formation. The interferon gamma (IFNγ) as a multifunctional cytokine is
 involved in inflammatory processes in atherosclerosis.Objectives: We investigated the relationship between IFNγ (+874T/A) SNP with CAD.
 Moreover, we compared IFNγ mRNA expression in CAD patients and healthy ... read more
Research Article
01/Sep/2017
Nilofar Pasyar, Farkhondeh Sharif, Mahnaz Rakhshan, Mohammad hossein Nikoo, Elham Navab
Background: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) is an acceptable treatment
 method in patients suffering from life-threatening ventricular dysrhythmias. In spite of
 many advantages, ICD can lead to many challenges in living for these patients. Therefore,
 understanding these experiences can lead to improvement of holistic care and treatment
 of these patients.Objectives: This study ... read more
Research Article
01/Sep/2017
Zahra Alizadeh Sani, Ali Vasheghani farahani, Zahra Khajali, Majid Jamshidi, Mahshid Hesami, Hamidreza Fallahabadi, Mousa Alimohammadi, Azin Seifi, Majid Nejati, Mohaddeseh Behjati
Background: Repair of tetralogy of fallot (TOF) is associated with diffuse myocardial
 fibrosis. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) can visualize the areas with
 myocardial fibrosis. Presence of fragmented QRS (fQRS) implies the presence of
 the underlying myocardial scar. Despite the strong association between fQRS and
 myocardial pathologies, the impact of fQRS ... read more
Case Report
01/Sep/2017
Sunil Abhishek B, Vijay Sai Chowdekar
Isolated Unilateral Absent Pulmonary Artery (UAPA) is a rare congenital anomaly. It
 is usually associated with congenital heart defects. A 45 year old male patient presented
 with complaints of fever with cough and expectoration for 15 days and retrosternal chest
 discomfort for the previous 2 days. ECG showed diffuse ST ... read more

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