Babak Sharif-Kashani

Babak Sharif-Kashani
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences · Cardiovascular and heart transplant department

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Additional affiliations
May 1998 - present
National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases
Position
  • Head of Department
February 1998 - present
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Cardiologist

Publications

Publications (125)
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Background and aim: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is caused by the obstruction of the main pulmonary artery due to thrombosis and vascular remodeling. Regarding the need for anticoagulant therapy in CTEPH patients, this study aimed to compare rivaroxaban with warfarin in terms of its efficacy and safety in patients undergoi...
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The proposed donor heart selection guidelines provide an evidence-based and expert-consensus recommendations for the selection of donor hearts following brain death. These recommendations were compiled by an international panel of experts based on an extensive literature review.
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After the outbreak of the novel coronavirus at the end of December 2019 in China, it has become a global pandemic. Clinical manifestation of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has a wide range of presentations from asymptomatic to severe multi-organ involvement. Hemoptysis appears to be one of the major manifestations of severe acute respiratory s...
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SARS‐CoV‐2 vaccines provide a safe solution with a major impact on reducing the spread of the virus and mild side effects. Research has shown rare cases of myocarditis after mRNA vaccines. This study presents a 29‐year‐old male with chest pain after 48 h of receiving rAd26 and rAd5 vector‐based COVID‐19 vaccine (Sputnik V vaccine). The electrocardi...
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Royal jelly, propolis, and bee pollen are used for different purposes all around the world according to their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activities. Given that Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral condition accompanied by a dysregulated inflammatory response in the body, we intend to evaluate the effects of natural suppleme...
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Background: Heart transplantation is an established treatment for end-stage heart failure patients, but its cost-effectiveness is under question. Objective: This study aimed to assess the cost of heart transplantation in Iran as a developing country in Asia to contribute to future planning in the region. Methods: This study was conducted in tw...
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Background: Tuberculosis (TB) remains an infectious disease with a high prevalence worldwide and represents a major public health concern. It is known that TB causes a hyper-coagulable state due to its infective nature. Thus, patients are prone to higher incidence rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in comparison with the general population. Alt...
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Background: Pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) is one of the most important and valuable markers in cardiovascular disease, measured by right heart catheterization (RHC) as the gold standard diagnostic modality. However, due to several limitations, such as invasiveness, lack of repeatability, and high health costs, echocardiographic estimation of PAP...
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Background Definite diagnosis of cardiomyopathy types can be challenging in end-stage disease process. New growing data have suggested that there is inconsistency between echocardiography and pathology in defining type of cardiomyopathy before and after heart transplantation. The aim of the present study was to compare the pre-heart transplant echo...
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Objectives: Congestive hepatopathy as a result of advanced heart failure correlates with poor outcomes. Thus, risk-scoring systems have been established to assess the risks for cardiac surgery and hearttransplant, although these systems were originally designed to measure mortality risk in patients with end-stage liver disease. We compared the scor...
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Background With the rapidly expanding pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2, a chronic immunosuppressed state in solid organ transplant recipients is a concern. We reported coronavirus disease 2019 in heart transplant recipients and described the patients’ course from diagnosis to either hospital admission or improvement in sy...
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We describe a case of immunoglobulin G4-related lung disease presenting as chronic pulmonary hypertension with involvement of right pulmonary artery and superior vena cava. Immunoglobulin G4- related disease is a rare systemic sclerosing disease with autoimmune entity that causes fibrotic, often mass-like manifestations that variably affect differe...
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Background: Thrombotic complications are considered among the main extrapulmonary manifestations of COVID-19. The optimal type and duration of prophylactic antithrombotic therapy in these patients remain unknown. Methods: This manuscript reports the final (90-day) results of the Intermediate versus Standard-dose Prophylactic anticoagulation In c...
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Importance Thrombotic events are commonly reported in critically ill patients with COVID-19. Limited data exist to guide the intensity of antithrombotic prophylaxis. Objective To evaluate the effects of intermediate-dose vs standard-dose prophylactic anticoagulation among patients with COVID-19 admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Design, S...
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Pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) occurs when mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) is higher than 25 mmHg in rest or 30 mmHg during activity. Idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension (IPAH) is defined as PAH without a definite reason. The IPAH is a rare disease with a high mortality rate if left untreated. To date, there has been no definite cure...
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Background: The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of BAE in TB patient with massive hemoptysis and evaluate the recurrence rate of hemoptysis after BAE. Materials and methods: In this prospective study, 68 patients with moderate and severe hemoptysis due to active or old tuberculosis who underwent bronchial arteriography were...
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Background Between one and two percent of the population of the developed countries are currently treated with oral anticoagulation therapy. The transition of all or part of the responsibility for therapy management to the patient is an appropriate strategy to respond increasing demand for oral anticoagulation therapy. The main objective of this or...
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Background: Massive hemoptysis which is presented in advanced lung diseases is a life-threatening condition. Bronchial artery embolization as a minimally invasive procedure is the treatment of choice either in first or recurrent hemoptysis. This study aimed to assess the early and late efficacy of bronchial angioembolization (BAE) without microcat...
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Background Microvascular and macrovascular thrombotic events are among the hallmarks of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Furthermore, the exuberant immune response is considered an important driver of pulmonary and extrapulmonary manifestations of COVID-19. The optimal management strategy to prevent thrombosis in critically-ill patients with CO...
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Cystic echinococcosis (CE) or hydatid disease is a zoonosis caused by ingestion of the eggs of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. Larger cysts can cause symptoms by compressing surrounding tissues. Large cysts can also rupture and cause sudden onset of cough, fever, hypersensitivity reactions, and massive hemoptysis. We report a case of hydatid...
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Background: The 6-minute walking test, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and spirometry are useful tools for evaluation of respiratory impairment and functional capacity in patients with lung disease. Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Objectives: Since the pulmonary involvement can affect the quality of life...
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Heart transplantation is the treatment of choice for those with end-stage heart failure. However, despite improvements in immunosuppressive treatment, patients are at significant risk of allograft rejection, especially early after transplantation. Any changes in patient's heart condition including reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, arrhyth...
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Purpose: Recent progress in material science allows researchers to use novel materials with enhanced capabilities like optimum biodegradability, higher strength, and flexibility in the design of coronary stents. Considering the wide range of mechanical properties of existing and newfangled materials, finding the influence of variations in mechanic...
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Following publication of the original article [1], the authors flagged that name of the author 'Batoul Khoundabi' had been provided with an incorrect spelling: 'Batoutl' was given in place of 'Batoul'.
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Background: Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is a fatal illness. Despite many improvements in the treatment of these patients, there is no unique prognostic variable available to track these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) levels, as a noninvasive bioma...
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This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of calcitriol on Ischemia-reperfusion Injury (IRI) and inflammatory biomarkers in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS) undergoing elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). A total of 72 patients with NSTEACS were randomly divided into two groups: (1) the calc...
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We are determined to gain international fame as an active prosperous center in providing medical services in the field of Sarcoidosis. Holding training courses and workshops and the related retraining scores and facilitate the notification processes and participation in fellowship courses and workshops.
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Introduction and goal: Currently, 1-2% of the population in developed countries are under treatment with oral anticoagulants. An appropriate strategy to deal with this increase in demand of treatment with oral anticoagulants and to manage the costs is the transfer of part or all of the responsibility for managing treatment to the patients. The use...
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Background: Massive hemoptysis is a potentially life threatening medical condition and one major problem for both patients and physicians. Choosing the appropriate treatment for the patients is crucial in order to decrease the complications and increase the success rate. Hence, in this study the outcomes and complications of bronchial angioemboliz...
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ARTICLE INFO abstract Introduction and Aim: Currently, between one to two percent of the population of high-income countries is being treated with oral anticoagulants. This trend will continue to increase due to the sedentary lifestyle and its complications, in particular the increasing prevalence of cardiovascular disease. Importantly, this increa...
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Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is one of the main causes of mortality in patients with cancer. This study was conducted to assess the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in breast cancer patients receiving outpatient cancer therapy. Materials and methods: This multi-center prospective cohort study was conducted on patients with bre...
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Coronary catheterization is the gold standard for diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular conditions. The development of a catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention (CathPCI) registry considering key steps of data management has a pivotal role in coronary catheterization because it could help improve CathPCI approaches, develop equip...
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Right heart catheterization is the main step in the evaluation of pulmonary hypertension including Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) and is considered a relatively safe procedure. Complications can occur including perforation, tamponade, bleeding, etc. requiring different types of interventions such as manipulation or surgery. H...
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Background: The prognostic role of the electrocardiogram (ECG) in PH is not fully known. We aimed to evaluate ECG abnormalities in severe PH, the association of ECG patterns with known prognostic factors and to determine whether ECG abnormalities were associated with decreased survival in patients with severe PH. Materials and methods: Fifty-two...
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Background: Thoracic Aortic Injury (TAI) due to penetrating or blunt chest trauma is a critical life-threatening aortic injury. Its diagnosis and treatment always is challenging. An 18-year-old male was admitted due to blunt chest trauma after a high-impact road traffic collision. According to presenting dyspnea, an emergency chest-x-ray revealed l...
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Authors: Arda Kiani, Alireza Eslaminejad, Mohsen Shafie Pour, Fatemeh Razavi, Seyed Reza Seyyedi, Babak Sharif Kashani, Kimia Taghavi, Atefeh Abedini Background: The 6-min walk test (6MW), Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) and spirometry are useful tools, for examination of the respiratory impairment and functional capacity in patients with...
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Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is a common opportunistic infection in immunocompromised patients. In general, clinical response to therapy with cotrimoxazole is excellent. However, therapy may be limited by side effects or treatment failure. We present a case of PCP in a 35-year-old male patient with history of heart transplantation and renal failure...
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Background: Sarcopenia is defined as loss of muscle mass with attendant loss of muscle strength and physical function and is associated with advancing age. Inflammatory condition of chronic disease leads to more rapid progression of this syndrome, which may adversely affect quality of life. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship be...
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Small studies have suggested differences in demographics and outcomes between left- and right-sided deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and also unilateral versus bilateral DVT. We investigated the clinical presentation and outcomes of patients with DVT based on thrombus sidedness. The authors used the data from the Registro Informatizado Enfermedad Trombo...
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Ca2+ is an important mediator in the β-adrenergic-induced cardiac hypertrophy. The β-adrenergic stimulation alters the Ca2+ transient characteristics including its oscillation frequency, diastolic and systolic levels which lead to the CaN activation and subsequent NFAT-dependent hypertrophic genes transcription. Moreover, β-adrenergic-induced alter...
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The present study is the premier clinical attempt to scrutinize the practicability of prophylactic fibrinogen infusion in patients undergoing heart transplantation (HT). A total of 67 consecutive patients who had undergone HT between January 2012 and December 2014 were assessed. After exclusion of some patients, 23 patients were given preoperative...
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The chronic stimulation of β-adrenergic receptors plays a crucial role in cardiac hypertrophy and its progression to heart failure. In β-adrenergic signaling, in addition to the well-established classical pathway, Gs/AC/cAMP/PKA, activation of non-classical pathways such as Gi/PI3K/Akt/GSK3β and Gi/Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK contribute in cardiac hypertrophy....
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Background Right heart catheterization is the gold standard test for diagnosis and clinical assessment of the patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). In recent years, the usefulness of cheaper and non-invasive tests in the follow-up of PH patients is being studied. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between serum uric...
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Objectives To determine the association of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) through the assessment of left ventricular (LV) mass and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) in patients on hemodialysis, this study was done. Methods All patients on hemodialysis who are older than 18 years and in whom hemodialysi...
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Background and objectives: Because there is no cure for idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension (IPAH), improving survival and stabilizing disease are key aims in any treatment strategy for patients with IPAH. Intravenous (IV) administration of prostacyclin positively affects the symptoms and hemodynamic of patients with IPAH. This study sought to...
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Thrombosis is a life threatening complications of prosthetic mitral valves and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Even in presence of systemic anticoagulation prosthetic valve thrombosis has an incidence of 0.5% to 8%. Recurrent prosthetic valve thrombosis and the resulting thrombotic occlusion require re-establishment of blood flow a...
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Background: Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is a fatal disorder with a prevalence of 8.6 per million. We introduce a registry website for IPAH and PAH patients ( www.IPAH.ir) for access and efficient delivery of government-aided and subsidized antihypertensive medications. Materials and methods: The IPAH registry was opened in...
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Background: The harmful effects of smoking on the postsurgical wound healing disturbances have been widely investigated across various surgical procedures. These effects after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery have been less explored. We aimed to investigate the association of smoking and the wound healing problems in post-CABG patients....
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Inappropriate thromboprophylaxis is a serious problem in Iran. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is one of the most important causes of morbidity in patients in surgical and obstetrics departments and intensive care units (ICUs). It is a leading preventable cause of mortality among in-patients. This study was designed to determine the prevalence of VTE...
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Heart transplant surgeries using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) typically requires mechanical ventilation in intensive care units (ICU) in post-operation period. Ultra fast-track extubation (UFE) have been described in patients undergoing various cardiac surgeries. To determine the possibility of ultra-fast-track extubation instead of late extubation...
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Background: In patients with advanced heart failure, significant improvement in pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment strategies has conferred better survival rates and quality of life. Objectives: This is a report on echocardiographic findings in heart transplantation (HTx) patients in their first 5 postoperative months. Patients and...
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Massive hemoptysis is a life-threatening complication of respiratory disease. It is an emergency requiring immediate medical attention. A 58 year-old woman with bronchiectasis was admitted to the hospital following episodes of massive hemoptysis. Chest CT scan and bronchoscopy did not reveal any endobronchial lesion and bronchial artery angiography...
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Background and purpose Citrulline is an amino acid which is produced by the urea cycle and also a precursor for NO, that is, a vasodilator for normal function of pulmonary vasculature. Thereby, enhancing l-citrulline malate in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and those with congenital heart disease identified as Eisenmenger...