Cédric Vuille

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The ascending aorta may be the site of origin of systemic embolization in some cases that do not have an identifiable source. We report a case in which a free-floating thrombus in the noncoronary sinus of Valsalva was detected by transesophageal echocardiography as a source of left axillary artery embolism. After removal of this pedunculated thrombus of(More)
AIMS Pocket-size echographs may be useful for bedside diagnosis in acute cardiac care, but their diagnostic accuracy in this setting has not been well tested. Our aim was to evaluate this tool in patients requiring an urgent echocardiogram. METHODS Trained cardiologists performed echocardiograms with a pocket-size echograph (Vscan) in consecutive patients(More)
To investigate the present accuracy of cardiac auscultation, we asked a group of senior cardiologists and internists to auscultate respectively 72 and 70 selected patients and to give a diagnosis of the type of lesions heard and their degree of severity, using transthoracic Doppler-echocardiography as the standard reference. The percentage of correctly(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the appropriateness of cardiac risk factors (CV-RF) management in a Swiss cardiac rehabilitation center. The comparison of the control of CV-RF among 342 patients with coronary artery disease (CHD) aged > or =65 years was improved. The CV-RF management has globally improved during the two periods of(More)
Council for High Blood Pressure Research. Circulation 2008;117:e510–e526. 9. Pierdomenico SD, Lapenna D, Bucci A, Di Tommaso R, Di Mascio R, Manente BM, Caldarella MP, Neri M, Cuccurullo F, Mezzetti A. Cardiovascular outcome in treated hypertensive patients with responder, masked, false resistant, and true resistant hypertension. Am J Hypertens(More)
An unusual case of Q fever in a 62-year-old female is described. The patient presented with severe pneumonia and developed renal failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation and pancytopenia which recurred after antibiotics were discontinued. Subsequently hairy cell leukemia was diagnosed and evolved favorably under treatment with doxycycline and(More)
A patient with aortic valve endocarditis presented with severe aortic regurgitation, large vegetation, and a periannular cavity at transesophageal echocardiography consistent with an abscess. At surgery a common coronary ostium was found, which was responsible for the abnormal periannular image. Such congenital abnormality, although unusual, is an(More)
The presence of a right atrial thrombus is a recognized predictive factor of high mortality in patients with pulmonary embolism. In this report we describe two cases in which a free-floating thrombus in the right atrium was demonstrated by echocardiography; it resolved rapidly in both cases after thrombolytic therapy which resulted in a rapid clinical(More)