Ata Afshar

Ata Afshar
Boston University | BU · Department of Anesthesiology

Doctor of Medicine

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Introduction
Ata Afshar currently works at the Department of Anesthesiology, at Roger Williams Medical Center, Boston University affiliated hospital. Ata does research in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. His most recent publication is 'Platelet-lymphocyte ratio in prediction of outcome of acute heart failure.'

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Publications (18)
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Background Epicardial adipose tissue (ECAT) is metabolically active and is involved in the development of atherosclerosis. The thickness of ECAT has been positively correlated with the dimensions of the ascending aorta. We aimed to examine whether ECAT thickness predicted the expansion of the aortic dimensions. Methods The imaging results of patie...
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Aim: To examine the role of the ratios of platelet or neutrophil to lymphocyte count (PLR or NLR) in predicting hospital death and long-term mortality in acute heart failure (AHF). Methods & materials: The records of 554 admissions from 354 patients discharged from VAWNY with AHF between 2011 and 2015 were reviewed. The associations between admiss...
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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is rapidly gaining popularity as a viable option in the management of patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) and high risk for open surgical intervention. TAVR soon expanding its indications from "high-risk" group of patients to those with "intermediate-risk". As an anesthesiologist; understandi...
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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is rapidly gaining popularity as a viable option in the management of patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) and high risk for open surgical intervention. TAVR soon expanding its indications from “high-risk” group of patients to those with “intermediate-risk”. As an anesthesiologist; understandi...
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Aim: Gastrointestinal tract is the most common source of severe bleeding following excessive warfarin anticoagulation (EWA). We aimed to describe the risk factors and outcome associated with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in patients admitted with EWA. Methods: Demographics, clinical, laboratory and endoscopic findings of patients admitted...
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Background Acute heart failure (AHF) is a cardiac condition with multiple aetiologies that carries a high fatality rate. The development of heart failure following a coronary event has a poor prognosis. The main aim of this study was to predict in-hospital and long-term prognosis of AHF based on co-morbidities, physical and paraclinical ndings at t...
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Background Acute heart failure (AHF) is a cardiac condition with multiple aetiologies that carries a high fatality rate. The development of heart failure following a coronary event has a poor prognosis. The main aim of this study was to predict in-hospital and long-term prognosis of AHF based on co-morbidities, physical and paraclinical findings at...
Conference Paper
Introduction: The practice of low vs. high sedation dosing strategy may impact the cognitive and mental health function in the intensive care unit (ICU). We aim to demonstrate that high sedation strategy will result in change of mental health function in ICU patients. Materials and Methods: We performed a systemic search and meta-analysis of m...
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A separation between the aortic media and annulus fibrosus causes a rare cardiac abnormality called sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) that may be congenital or acquired. It is more prevalent in the right coronary sinus (65%-85%) but it has been seen rarely in non-coronary (10%-30%) or Left coronary sinus (<5%). The most common complication is ruptur...
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A separation between the aortic media and annulus fibrosus causes a rare cardiac abnormality called sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) that may be congenital or acquired. It is more prevalent in the right coronary sinus (65%-85%) but it has been seen rarely in non-coronary (10%-30%) or Left coronary sinus (<5%). The most common complication is ruptur...
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A separation between the aortic media and annulus fibrosus causes a rare cardiac abnormality called sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) that may be congenital or acquired. It is more prevalent in the right coronary sinus (65%-85%) but it has been seen rarely in non-coronary (10%-30%) or Left coronary sinus (<5%). The most common complication is ruptur...
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A separation between the aortic media and annulus fibrosus causes a rare cardiac abnormality called sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) that may be congenital or acquired. It is more prevalent in the right coronary sinus (65%-85%) but it has been seen rarely in non-coronary (10%-30%) or Left coronary sinus (<5%). The most common complication is ruptur...
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A separation between the aortic media and annulus fibrosus causes a rare cardiac abnormality called sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) that may be congenital or acquired. It is more prevalent in the right coronary sinus (65%-85%) but it has been seen rarely in non-coronary (10%-30%) or Left coronary sinus (<5%). The most common complication is ruptur...
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A separation between the aortic media and annulus fibrosus causes a rare cardiac abnormality called sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) that may be congenital or acquired. It is more prevalent in the right coronary sinus (65%-85%) but it has been seen rarely in non-coronary (10%-30%) or Left coronary sinus (<5%). The most common complication is ruptur...
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Abstract A separation between the aortic media and annulus fibrosus causes a rare cardiac abnormality called sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) that may be congenital or acquired. It is more prevalent in the right coronary sinus (65%-85%) but it has been seen rarely in non-coronary (10%-30%)or Left coronary sinus (<5%). The most common complication i...

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