Arton I. Beqiri

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We present the case of a 71-year-old woman with a 7-year history of a giant left atrial myxoma. The myxoma was attached to the atrial septum and occupied almost the entire left atrial cavity. The patient was hospitalized 4 times because of dyspnea on exertion, palpitations, fatigue, general asthenia, and weight loss. During prior hospitalizations, the(More)
AIM To assess the prevalence of diastolic dysfunction of the left ventricle in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and its relation to patients' age and duration of diabetes. METHODS This case-control study included 228 subjects. The group of cases consisted of 114 patients with NIDDM. The group of controls included 114 subjects(More)
INTRODUCTION Aortic dissection is a tear in the wall of the aorta. It is a medical emergency. If left untreated the mortality rate is extremely high. Aortic dissection is divided into two types, A and B. Primary, because of low suspicion the diagnosis can delay. The natural history is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES Our objectives were to improve diagnosis(More)
INTRODUCTION Transesophageal echocardiography was introduced 4 decades ago. Its use have had very limited clinical indication. Now it has become very useful clinical tool. Indications for its use are almost as indications for transthoracic echocardiography, especially to assess deeper cardiovascular structures. Transesophageal echocardiography is(More)
BACKGROUND Acute myocardial infarction is a rare complication of mitral stenosis. Acute myocardial infarction in the setting of severe unrecognized mitral stenosis has not been described. CASE REPORT A 47-year-old-woman was admitted to our department for chest pain typical of myocardial infarction. Electrocardiogram showed ST segment elevation in leads(More)
A 53-year-old male patient was diagnosed with progressive dyspnoea after primary coronary intervention of circumflex lesion. Resuscitation was performed in the follow-up period due to the development of asystole. Control angiography showed patentstent without perforation signs and echocardiography revealed prominent compression of the left atrium by a(More)
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