Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief:
Abbasali KarimiAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Associate & Managing Editor:
Seyed Hesameddin Abbasi, MD, PHDAWT IMAGE
Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

International Editors:
Zohair Yousef Al-halees, MD, FRCSC, FACSAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Heart Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Yadolah Dodge, PhDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Statistics, University of Neuchâtel, Zürich Area, Switzerland.

Ali Dodge-Khatami, MD, PhDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Division of Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery, University of Hamburg- Eppendorf School of Medicne, Germany.

Iradj Gandjbakhch, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hopital Pitie, University Pierre Marie curie Paris, France.

Ömer Işık, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Private Pendik Regional Hospital Istanbul, Yeditepe University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Sami S. Kabbani, BSc, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Damascus University Medical School, Bloomfield Hills, United States.

Kayvan Kamalvand, MD, FRCP, FACCAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom.

Jean Marco, MD, FESCAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Centre Cardio-Thoracique De Monaco, Monaco, France.

Carlos A. Mestres, MD, PhD, FETCSAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.

Fred Morady, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Disease, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Mohammed T. Numanm, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.

Ahmad S. Omran, MD, FACC, FASEAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Fausto J. Pinto, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, FSCAI, FASEAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Centro Cardiovascular da Universidade de Lisboa - CCUL, CAML, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

Mehrdad Rezaee, MD, PhDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Stanford University, School of Medicine, USA.

Gregory S Thomas, MD, MPH, FACC, FASNCAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Long Beach, California, University of California, California, USA.

Lee Samuel Wann, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Columbia St. Mary’s Healthcare, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Hein J. Wellens, MD, PhDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Douglas P Zipes, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Emeritus Director of the Division of Cardiology and Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA.

Editorial Board:
Hossien Ahmadi, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Shahin Akhondzadeh, PhDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mohammad Alidoosti, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Interventional Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mohammad Ali Boroumand, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Ahmad Reza Dehpour, PhDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Pharmacology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Alimohammad Haji Zeinali, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abbasali Karimi, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Ali Kazemi Saeed, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Seyed Ebrahim Kassaian, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Davood Kazemi Saleh, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Fellowship of Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Research Unit, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Majid Maleki, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical & Research Center, Tehran, Iran.

Mehrab Marzban, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Sina Moradmand Badie, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Amir Alam Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mahmood Mirhoseini, MD, Dsc, FACS, FACCAWT IMAGE
Consultant, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Heart and Lung Institute of Wisconsin.

Seyed Rasoul Mirsharifi, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Vascular Surgery, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Ahmad Mohebi, MD, FAPSC, FACCAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Shahid Rajaei Cardiovascular, Medical and Research center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mohammad-Hasan Namazi, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Shaheed Modarres Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Ebrahim Nematipour, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Rezayat Parvizi, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shahid Madani Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Masoud Pezeshkian, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shahid Madani Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Hamid Reza Pour Hosseini, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Hassan Radmehr, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Hakimeh Sadeghian, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Saeed Sadeghian, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mojtaba Salarifar, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Nizal Sarraf –Zadegan, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Ahmad Yaminisharif, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mohammad Reza Zafarghandi, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Vascullar Surgery, Sina General Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Aliakbar Zeinaloo, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Children's Medical Center Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Advisory Board:
Kiyomars Abbasi, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Seifollah Abdi, MD, FACC, FSCAIAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Shahid Rajaei Cardiovascular, Medical and Research center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Hassan Aghajani, MD, FSCAIAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Alireza Amirzadegan, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Naser Aslanabadi, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Carlo Briguori, MD, PhDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Clinica Mediterranea Hospital, Naples, Italy.

Alaide Chieffo, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.

Saeed Davoodi, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Iraj Firoozi, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Rasoul-e-Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Seyed Khalil Forouzannia, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Alfredo R. Galassi, MD, FACC, FESC, FSCAIAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, University of Catania, Zurich, Switzerland.

Ali Ghaemian, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

Namvar Ghasemi Movahedi, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abbas Ghiasi, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Anesthesiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mohammad Jafar Hashemi, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Azita Hajhossein Talasaz, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-Cardiology), BCCPAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Seyed Kianoosh Hosseini, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Farzad Masoudkabir, MDAWT IMAGE
Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Fardin Mirbolook, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Heshmat Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

Mehdi Najafi, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Younes Nozari, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mohammad Reza Rezaee, MDAWT IMAGE
Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mohammad Saheb Jam, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abbas Salehi Omran, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mahmood Shabestari, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Razavi Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Shapour Shirani, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Radiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abbas Soleimani, MDAWT IMAGE
Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Sina Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Seyed Abdolhosein Tabatabaei, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Murat Ugurlucan, MDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Business Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Arezou Zoroufian, MDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Statistical Consultants:
Akbar Fotouhi, MD, MPH, PhDAWT IMAGE
Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Arash Jalali, PhDAWT IMAGE
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mohsen Rezaei Hemami, MD, PhDAWT IMAGE
Rasul-Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences Tehran, Iran.

Amir Kasaeian, PhDAWT IMAGE
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Homa Kashani, PhDAWT IMAGE
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Institute for Environmental Research (IER), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Maryam Khazaee-Pool, PhDAWT IMAGE
Assistant Professor of Public Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

Jalal Poorolajal, MD, MPH, PhDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

Asma Pourhoseingholi, PhDAWT IMAGE
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mojtaba Sepandi, PhDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Epidemiology. Head of the Department of Epidemiology& Bio-statistics, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran. Iran.

Atefeh Talebi, PhDAWT IMAGE
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mohsen Vahedi, PhDAWT IMAGE
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Biostatic, Tehran, Iran.

Mehdi Yaseri, PhDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, PhDAWT IMAGE
Associate Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Technical Editors:
Farshad Amouzadeh, MAAWT IMAGE
Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Graphic Design & Office:
Fatemeh Esmaeili Darabi, MAAWT IMAGE
Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.