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We present the case of a calcified right coronary artery lesion with a 90-degree exit angle. Attempts at rotational atherectomy led to wire transection and vessel wall perforation necessitating emergent pericardiocentesis and bypass surgery. We review the literature on complications of rotational atherectomy and the management of coronary perforations and(More)
Coeliac disease (CD) development involves genetic (HLA-DQ2/DQ8) and environmental factors. Herein, the influence of the HLA-DQ genotype on the gut colonization process of breast-fed children was determined. A cohort of 20 newborns, with at least one first-degree relative with CD, were classified according to their HLA-DQ genotype into high, intermediate and(More)
This is the first reported use of the JOSTENT stent graft for aneurysm disease in native coronaries. Consideration can be given to using this polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent in situations such as dissections and restenosis in saphenous vein grafts or in long native coronary arteries without side branches, though further investigation is(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIM Gated-SPECT is a promising method to analyze myocardial viability. We have assessed the accuracy of a new protocol of rest/Dobutamine gated-SPECT, based on the evaluation of contractile reserve induced by 10 microg/kg/min of Dobutamine, to predict contractile recovery after revascularization of dysinergic myocardial territories. (More)
THE pulmonary blood volume may be defined as the volume of blood interposed between the pulmonary artery, at the pulmonary valve, and the left atrium. The volume has been measured either on a relative or on an absolute basis, that is, by measurement of changes in pulmonary blood volume or by determination of the actual volume. The former method includes(More)