C R Jessurun

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We present the case of a 30-year-old woman, 33 weeks pregnant, whose pregnancy was complicated with the rare condition of pheochromocytoma-induced myocardial infarction. Alpha- and beta-adrenergic blockade was instituted immediately for control of hypertension and arrhythmias. Two weeks after myocardial infarction, fetal maturity was documented, and the(More)
Despite recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances, infective endocarditis continues to be a very serious illness, with high patient morbidity and mortality rates. The diagnosis of infective endocarditis has been based primarily on clinical signs and positive blood cultures. Echocardiography is currently recognized as the technique of choice for the(More)
BACKGROUND Little information is available about changes in left ventricular diastolic function during pregnancy. We used mitral inflow and pulmonary venous flow profiles to evaluate left ventricular diastolic function in 37 healthy pregnant women 26 to 41 years old (mean, 32 years). METHODS AND RESULTS Echocardiographic studies were performed at the end(More)
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