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A new case report of acute pericarditis due to Rickettsia conori, the seventh to be published in the French literature, highlights the following facts:--the widespread distribution of fièvre boutonneuse, which is to be found in a wide strip around the Meditteranean basin;--the mechanism by which the pericardium is affected, which is probably(More)
Elevation of the ST segment in the right precordial leads may be associated with electrocardiographic signs of acute cor pulmonale. This sign, which we have observed in 77 cases of moderate to severe pulmonary embolism (greater than 1.3 per cent of cases), is a very early but transient sign of usually moderate to severe pulmonary embolism. In the presence(More)
A prospective study was conducted in 104 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography for the evaluation of angina pectoris. 50 patients experienced unstable symptoms, while the rest of them were stable. Coronary lesions reducing the luminal diameter by at least 50% were compared between both groups according to localization, grade, length, type(More)
A 27-year-old woman, after 31 weeks of amenorrhoea during her second pregnancy, developed a left external iliac and femoral deep vein thrombosis, confirmed by venous ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. The infusion of tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA: 1.2 mg/kg, i.e. 80 mg over 3 hours), on the 2nd day, allowed revascularization of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Aortitis consists in aortic wall inflammation from infectious or non infectious cause. It may lead to aortic aneurysm with a risk of rupture, which is life-threatening and may justify surgical procedures. The cause of the aortitis is sometimes obscure. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 55 years old woman who developed acute aortitis of the(More)
Two hundred and eight patients, less than 60 years of age at the time of their first myocardial infarction (MI), which occurred between 1 July 1976 and 30 September 1982, and with a mean recurrence-free follow-up period of 3450 +/- 142 days, were included in a retrospective survey. This concerned the outcome of their coronary artery disease and the(More)
To define the clinical characteristics, prognosis and treatment of myocardial infarction (MI) in the elderly, we retrospectively compared the files of 101 patients aged > or = 75 years (mean: 82 +/- 4 years) and of 120 others aged < or = 65 years (mean: 55 +/- 4.7 years). The figures corresponding to younger patients are presented in brackets. The elderly(More)