Dr. Akbar Shafiee, MD, MSc - Tehran University of Medical Sciences - Dr.

Dr. Akbar Shafiee

MD, MSc

Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Dr.

Tehran, Iran

Main Specialties: Public Health

Additional Specialties: Community Medicine

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Dr. Akbar Shafiee, MD, MSc - Tehran University of Medical Sciences - Dr.

Dr. Akbar Shafiee

MD, MSc

Introduction

Akbar Shafiee (born 1979) is a specialist in community medicine. He studied medicine at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (1996-2003). After doing his military service in the Western borders of Iran, he began his career as a physician in the private section. Due to his interest in science and conducting research, he joined the cardiovascular research department of Tehran Heart Center in 2009. In 2010 he began a master degree on vitality and ageing at Leiden University, the Netherlands. After his graduation in 2011, he returned to Iran with a new scientific vision and began his career as research assistance at Tehran Heart Center. Simultaneously, he joined the knowledge management unit of Rejaee Heart Hospital to develop the national guidelines in Cardiology. In September 2014, he began his residency in community medicine and got his specialty degree in September 2018. Akbar has published over 50 articles in medical sciences and has conducted many workshops in scientific writing and methodology. He is currently working at Tehran Heart Center and is a medical research advisor.

Primary Affiliation: Tehran University of Medical Sciences - Tehran, Iran

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Education

Sep 2015 - Sep 2018
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine
Specialty
community Medicine
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Universiteit Leiden
Master of Science
Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing
Sep 1996 - Sep 2003
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
MD
School of Medicine

Experience

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012
Tehran Heart Center
Research associate
Cardiovascular Research
Dec 2010 - Jun 2011
Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing
Student assessor
Jan 2011 - Apr 2009
Tehran Heart Center
Research assistant
Cardiovascular Research

Publications

35Publications

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55PubMed Central Citations

Predictive value of N-terminal-Pro brain natriuretic peptide in the detection of coronary artery disease in patients with positive myocardial perfusion imaging.

Med J Islam Repub Iran 2019 6;33:14. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Cardiology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.34171/mjiri.33.14DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6504941PMC
March 2019

Comparing Serum Level of Vitamin D3 in Patients With Isolated Coronary Artery Ectasia and Normal Coronary Artery Individuals.

Arch Iran Med 2018 09 1;21(9):393-398. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is identified as dilation of one or more segments of coronary arteries that reaches 1.5 times or more, compared with near segments that are normal. Several etiologies like atherosclerosis, autoimmune diseases and congenital anomalies have been proposed for this condition. Vitamin D deficiency activates the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, which affects the cardiovascular system. For these reasons, we investigated the serum level of vitamin D in patients with CAE compared with individuals with normal coronary arteries.

Methods: The study group included 30 patients (20 males and 10 females, mean age: 57 ± 9 years) with isolated CAE without any stenotic lesions, and the control group consisted of 60 age/gender matched subjects who had normal coronary angiograms (CAG) (40 males and 20 females, mean age: 57 ± 8 years). All participants underwent CAG at Tehran Heart Center between December 2015 and March 2016. Along with routine lab tests, vitamin D, serum albumin, calcium, phosphorus and alkaline phosphatase levels were analyzed and the unadjusted and adjusted effects of vitamin D on CAE were evaluated using logistic regression model.

Results: The median vitamin D level of the patients with CAE was lower than that of the control group (6.5 [3.0, 18.8] ng/mL vs. 17.7 [8.9, 27.1] ng/mL; P = 0.002). The logistic regression model showed that vitamin D deficiency was a predictor for the presence of CEA (P = 0.013). After adjustment for confounding variables, this association remained significant (P = 0.025).

Conclusion: An association between CAE and vitamin D deficiency was found in our study.

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September 2018
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1.200 Impact Factor

The Incidence of Myocardial Injury after Loading Doses of Clopidogrel versus Prasugrel in the Candidates for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Crit Pathw Cardiol 2018 06;17(2):69-72

Department of Cardiology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HPC.0000000000000114DOI Listing
June 2018
10 Reads

Age and the Head-Up Tilt Test Outcome in Syncope Patients.

Res Cardiovasc Med 2015 Nov 15;4(4):e27871. Epub 2015 Sep 15.

Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/cardiovascmed.27871DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4623382PMC
November 2015
128 Reads

The effect of continuous low dose methylprednisolone infusion on inflammatory parameters in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a randomized-controlled clinical trial.

Acta Med Iran 2015 ;53(2):104-11

Department of Cardiovascular Research, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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September 2015
8 Reads
1 Citation

Ram's Horn Nail in Lower-Limb Ischemia.

J Tehran Heart Cent 2015 Jul;10(3):163-4

Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4685375PMC
July 2015
4 Reads
1 Citation

Assessment of adherence to ACC/AHA guidelines in primary management of patients with NSTEMI in a referral cardiology hospital.

Crit Pathw Cardiol 2015 Mar;14(1):36-8

From the Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HPC.0000000000000040DOI Listing
March 2015
6 Reads

Prevalence of depression in patients with β-thalassemia as assessed by the Beck's Depression Inventory.

Hemoglobin 2014 2;38(4):289-91. Epub 2014 Jul 2.

Tehran Heart Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/03630269.2014.929008DOI Listing
March 2015
5 Reads
3 Citations
0.960 Impact Factor

Multiple multisite low-temperature and low-power radiofrequency currents for the induction of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia in non-inducible patients.

J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2015 Jan 8;42(1):5-9. Epub 2014 Nov 8.

Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10840-014-9955-2DOI Listing
January 2015
8 Reads
1.552 Impact Factor

The effect of elective percutaneous coronary intervention of the right coronary artery on right ventricular function.

Int Cardiovasc Res J 2014 Dec 1;8(4):148-51. Epub 2014 Dec 1.

Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

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December 2014
18 Reads

The association between premature coronary artery disease and level of testosterone in young adult males.

Arch Iran Med 2014 Aug;17(8):545-50

Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/014178/AIM.005DOI Listing
August 2014
11 Reads
4 Citations
1.110 Impact Factor

Emotional/Behavioral problems in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a case-control study.

Int J Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Res 2014 ;8(2):14-20

Department of Psychology, Payam-e Nour University, Tehran, Iran.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4003438PMC
May 2014
7 Reads
2 Citations

Generator and lead-related complications of implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

Int Cardiovasc Res J 2014 Apr 1;8(2):66-70. Epub 2014 Apr 1.

Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

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April 2014
8 Reads
1 Citation

Left ventricular lead placement with over-the-wire technique for right ventricular pacing in a patient with distorted vessels.

Tex Heart Inst J 2013 ;40(3):281-2

Department of Electrophysiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1411713138, Iran.

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March 2014
6 Reads
0.630 Impact Factor

Can a high reloading dose of atorvastatin prior to percutaneous coronary intervention reduce periprocedural myocardial infarction?

Curr Med Res Opin 2014 Mar 7;30(3):381-6. Epub 2013 Nov 7.

Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1185/03007995.2013.834249DOI Listing
March 2014
28 Reads
5 Citations
2.653 Impact Factor

Serum uric Acid is not an independent risk factor for premature coronary artery disease.

Cardiorenal Med 2013 Dec 24;3(4):246-53. Epub 2013 Oct 24.

Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000355484DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3901603PMC
December 2013
82 Reads
3 Citations

Association of cardiac autonomic neuropathy with arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.

J Diabetes Metab Disord 2013 Dec 20;12(1):55. Epub 2013 Dec 20.

Elderly Health Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism population Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, North Karegar Avenue, Dr Shariati Hospital, 5th floor, Tehran 1411413137, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2251-6581-12-55DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3937172PMC
December 2013
14 Reads
5 Citations

Implantation of transvenous permanent pacemaker in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava and absent right superior vena cava.

Int Cardiovasc Res J 2013 Dec 1;7(4):152-4. Epub 2013 Dec 1.

Cardiology Department, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

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December 2013
3 Reads
2 Citations

Posteroseptal accessory pathway in association with coronary sinus diverticulum: electrocardiographic description and result of catheter ablation.

J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2013 Oct 8;38(1):43-9. Epub 2013 Feb 8.

Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, North Kargar Ave., 1411713138, Tehran, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10840-012-9775-1DOI Listing
October 2013
4 Reads
4 Citations
1.552 Impact Factor

Pacemaker interrogation showing virtually no ventricular pacing in a ventricular pacing dependent patient: what is the explanation?

Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 2013 Sep 10;13(6):594-5. Epub 2013 Sep 10.

Department of Electrophysiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran-Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/akd.2013.198DOI Listing
September 2013
4 Reads
1 Citation
0.760 Impact Factor

Managing a traumatic ventricular septal defect with atrial septal defect occluder device.

Cardiol Young 2013 Jun 10;23(3):436-9. Epub 2012 Sep 10.

Department of Interventional Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1047951112001059DOI Listing
June 2013
7 Reads
0.860 Impact Factor

Detection of myocardial injury due to defibrillation threshold checking after insertion of implantable cardioverter/defibrillators.

Acta Cardiol 2013 Apr;68(2):167-72

Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2143/AC.68.2.2967274DOI Listing
April 2013
12 Reads
4 Citations
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Evaluating medical interns' knowledge of common blood transfusion complications.

Transfus Apher Sci 2013 Apr 16;48(2):253-6. Epub 2013 Feb 16.

Department of Cardiovascular Research, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.transci.2013.01.004DOI Listing
April 2013
4 Reads
2 Citations
1.072 Impact Factor

Another side effect of subclavian catheter.

Iran J Kidney Dis 2013 Mar;7(2):101

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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March 2013
5 Reads
0.980 Impact Factor

Regarding case report "povidone iodine irrigation - a possible alternative to lead extraction".

Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J 2012 Nov 2;12(6):292-3. Epub 2012 Dec 2.

Research assistant, Department of cardiovascular research, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0972-6292(16)30570-8DOI Listing
November 2012
5 Reads
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Unusual treatment of pacemaker pocket infection: a case report.

J Tehran Heart Cent 2010 30;5(4):202-4. Epub 2010 Sep 30.

Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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October 2012
11 Reads
2 Citations

Atrial standstill: a rare case.

J Tehran Heart Cent 2011 31;6(3):152-4. Epub 2011 Aug 31.

Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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October 2012
4 Reads

Effect of pentoxifylline on preventing acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery by measuring urinary neutrophil gelatinase - associated lipocalin.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2011 Jan 19;6. Epub 2011 Jan 19.

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1749-8090-6-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3037303PMC
January 2011
20 Reads
9 Citations
1.020 Impact Factor

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