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Abdolmohammad Ranjbar - Top 30 Publications

Outcome of surgical embolectomy in patients with massive pulmonary embolism with and without cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Pulmonary embolism is a challenging critical cardiovascular disease with high morbidity and mortality. Surgical embolectomy has favorable results in patients with massive pulmonary embolism.

Global Burden of Rheumatic Heart Disease.

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) provides an exclusive epidemiological tool for evaluation of the earthquake induced cardiac arrhythmias.

Increased Likelihood of Arrhythmic Events Associated with Increased Anxiety in Patients with Implanted Cardiac Defibrillators after the Ahar-Varzegan Earthquake in East Azarbaijan, 2012.

To determine the type and pattern of arrhythmic events following the 2012 Ahar-Varzegan Earthquake among patients implanted with cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) in East Azarbaijan province.

Effect of hemodialysis on pulmonary function tests and plasma endothelin levels.

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is a complex illness that involves different organs including the lungs. We studied the pulmonary function tests, arterial blood gases (ABG) and plasma endothelin-1 (ET-1) levels to check whether there is any change in their levels after hemodialysis (HD) in patients with ESRD. In this cross-sectional study (from July 2009 to April 2010), 20 patients with ESRD were evaluated. ABG, spirometric parameters and plasma ET-1 were measured before and after HD in these patients. Student's t-test was performed to clarify the differences and Pearson's test was used for correlations. P <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Significant reduction was seen in oxygen saturation (O₂sat), partial pressure of carbon-dioxide (PaCO₂) and oxygen (PaO₂) after a HD session (P <0.001). Also, improvement was seen in all spirometric parameters except forced expiratory volume (FEV1)/forced vital capacity (FVC) after HD. Plasma ET-1 levels decreased significantly after HD. Mean ET-1 before HD was 6.88 + 5.81 pg/mL while it was 3.91 + 2.76 pg/mL after HD (P = 0.009). Based on the plasma levels of ET-1, the patients were divided into two groups. The mean level of ET-1 was higher in the first group. Significant increase was seen in spirometric parameters in the second group. Our study suggests that, in patients with ESRD, plasma ET-1 level is higher than in the normal population, and this is closely related to deterioration of pulmonary function tests. Significant reduction of plasma ET-1 may be an important factor in the improvement of spiro-metry parameters after HD.