Ashraf Alqaqa

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BACKGROUND It is believed that most of thrombi form in the left atrial appendage (LAA)before they emboli. Different surgical and percutaneouse approaches were suggested to manage the LAA. In this study we are evaluating the safety of clipping the LAA via minithoractotomy approach. METHOD All consecutive patients who had minimally invasive mitral valve(More)
Acute myocardial infarction during pregnancy or the postpartum period is rare. We report a case of a 39-year-old postpartum woman who developed non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction due to severe diffuse coronary vasospasm. To our knowledge, this is the first case of angiographically evidenced coronary vasospasm, in a postpartum woman, with resistance to(More)
Presently, patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection are living longer and are frequently encountered in medical practice. HIV infection is a systemic disease, which affects a wide spectrum of organs. Cardiac involvement is frequent, and the consequent clinical manifestations are a common reason to seek medical advice. In this review, we discuss(More)
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