Pediatric Cardiovascular Research Center

Director: 
Mohammad Reza Sabri, M.D
Professor of Pediatric Cardiology
 
 
Assistant Director:
Alireza Ahmadi, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology
 
Institutions groups:
• Mohammad Reza Sabri, MD
• Alireza Ahmadi, MD
• Mehdi Ghaderian, MD
• Mahin Hashemipour, MD
• Yousof Gheisari, MD-PhD
 
Faculty members:
Full-time faculty:
• Mohammad Reza Sabri, MD
• Alireza Ahmadi, MD 
• Mehdi Ghaderian, MD
• Bahar Dehghan, MD 
Part-time faculty:
• Hamid Rahimi , MD
• Marjan Mansourian, MD
• Elham Hashemi, MD
• Samar Saydyahossein, MD
 
Administrative staff:
• Zohreh Sadat Navabi, MSc
 
Date of establishment:
• 16 April  2017
 
History:
Pediatric heart disease represents an important cause of morbidity and mortality in childhood. Congenital heart disease is one of the most common pediatric heart disease and congenital anomalies in the world and is one of the most common causes of death in neonatal and children under the age of one year. Approximately 8 to 10 in every 1,000 babies are born with some kind of congenital heart disease or defect.
Unfortunately, in Iran, there are no accurate data on the prevalence, causes, severity, and dispersion of these diseases. Therefore, the pediatric cardiovascular research center, with the goal of collecting accurate statistics and information in this field and conducting research activities in the field of prevention, control, and treatment of heart disease in children, was established in Isfahan Cardiovascular Institute in 2017.
 
Objective:
Development and application of existing knowledge on heart disease in children, especially congenital heart disease
Conducting basic, epidemiological and clinical research with the goal of identifying pathogens, diagnosing and treating the disease, and developing research in the prevention of congenital heart disease
Training and encouraging researchers and specialists in the field heart disease in children
Collaborating with other research and education Centers at both national and international level 
Promotion of knowledge, attitude, and practice of patients and  physicians about risk factors for heart disease in children
Increasing the awareness of stakeholders and policymakers of the health system about heart disease in children
Establishing a congenital heart disease registration system in Isfahan 
 
Articles published:
Sabri, M. R., et al. (2017). "Comparison of the therapeutic effects and side effects of tadalafil and sildenafil after surgery in young infants with pulmonary arterial hypertension due to systemic-to-pulmonary shunts." Cardiology in the Young: 1-8.
Mazloomy-Mahmoodabad, S. S., et al. (2017). "The effect of educational intervention on weight loss in adolescents with overweight and obesity: Application of the theory of planned behavior." ARYA Atheroscler 13(4): 176-183.
Using interventional approach in teatment of children with patent ductus arteriosus in shahid chamran hospital in isfahan.2016
 
Current Researches:
The effect of self-care behaviors on quality of life in children and adolescents with syncope
The effect of a combined exercise training program (MRT & HIIT) with nutritional advice on lipid profile, obesity parameter and quality of life in obese and overweight children and teenagers (Thesis)
The effect of curcumin supplementation on anthropometric indices, glycemic indices, inflammatory markers, oxidative stress markers and chemerin in healthy overweight/obese female students (Thesis)
 
Future Researches:
Definition and comparison of right and left ventricular function by speckle tracking in children before and after percutaneous atrial septal defect (ASD) closure (Thesis)
Successful & unsuccessful weight control in adolescents with obesity: qualitative research in Isfahan
Determining the prevalence of extra cardiac anomalies in patients with congenital heart defects in Isfahan
Guideline of screening methods for early detection of congenital heart disease from birth to preschool age
 
Services:
Clinic for the prevention of heart disease in children
Clinic for the prevention of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents
Clinic of behavioral disorders in children with syncope
Congenital heart disease registration
 
Center Equipment:
Clinic of  Pediatric Cardiovascular Research Center
 Laboratory of  Isfahan Cardiovascular Institute
 
Address:
Pediatric Cardiovascular Research Center, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Third Moshtagh Ave, Isfahan, Iran
 
Email:
 
Tel: 
+98 31 36115212
+98 31 36115211