Christian Bergez

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INTRODUCTION Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) is characterized by overlapping features of progressive systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis and systemic lupus erythematosus, and by high rate of antibodies to an extractable nuclear antigen ribonucleoprotein. Cardiac manifestations in MTCD are rare. EXEGESIS A 58 years old man was admitted for mild(More)
INTRODUCTION We report a case in which ascites revealed chronic constrictive pericarditis (CCP) of tuberculous origin. OBSERVATION A 65 year-old man had developed ascites the past over few weeks and oedema of the lower limbs. Treatment was surgical and consisted in pericardiectomy. DISCUSSION Chronic constrictive pericarditis has become rare in(More)
The authors report anterolateral papillary muscle rupture, occurring in a 67-year-old patient admitted for acute coronary syndrome. Mitral regurgitation, a rare but dramatic complication of myocardial infarction, is most often a consequence of posterior papillary muscle rupture. The 'protection' of the anterior papillary muscle is associated with(More)
Left atrial hypertrophy (LAH) was noted from the electrocardiograms of 72 of 98 adult patients (81%) who underwent hemodynamic evaluation of calcified aortostenosis (CAS). The relations between LAH and clinical, echographic and hemodynamic findings are specified. The frequency of LAH was not higher in cases of a history of hypertension, angina pectoris,(More)
Among non-invasive methods for the detection of coronary restenosis after successful transluminal coronary angioplasty, the contribution of exercise myocardial Thallium 201 tomoscintigraphy (MTS) was assessed in a prospective study involving 168 patients with a mean age of 56 (range 32-75) who had undergone 174 successful single vessel angioplasties (86(More)
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