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The prevalence of mitral valve prolapse was investigated in 126 patients with hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease or toxic nodular goitre and that of hyperthyroidism in 64 patients with mitral valve prolapse. One hundred and eleven asymptomatic healthy subjects comprised a control group. The patients with hyperthyroidism were divided into those with(More)
A case of a 71-year-old female who developed exit block one year after implantation of a pervenous pacemaker is reported. The pacemaker had been implanted for sick sinus syndrome; the exit block was probably due to the development of severe myxedema which caused high pacing threshold. Normal pacing threshold was obtained on the seventh day of adequate(More)
Myocardial rupture complicated acute myocardial infarction in a 50 year old man. Resuscitation was started immediately and he was treated with pericardiocentesis and a massive intravascular infusion of fluid. The torn area was plicated with Teflon felt and reinforced with an uninterrupted suture. The postoperative course was uncomplicated. This report(More)
The diagnosis of carotid sinus syncope may sometimes be difficult because its symptoms are not specific, especially in the older age group where carotid sinus hypersensitivity and syncope are not uncommon events. Of major diagnostic importance is the screening of the vasodepressor type of carotid sinus syncope in the presence of the cardioinhibitory type,(More)
This study was designed to determine the efficacy of long-term VVI pacing in patients having the isolated cardioinhibitory type of carotid sinus syncope. The study included 20 patients suffering from repeated syncopal attacks; all were proven by electrophysiological studies to have isolated forms of cardioinhibitory type carotid sinus syncope. Long-term(More)
A case of a huge right atrial mass that developed 2 years after a permanent pacemaker implantation is described. The patient had a history of polycythemia vera, which is known to present a high tendency towards the development of thrombosis. In light of this fact, we suggest that in similar cases a full echocardiography follow-up should be performed, and(More)