Drissi A Boumzebra

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OBJECTIVE A new device for performing quick sutureless vascular anastomosis by means of stent technology has recently been developed by Jomed International, Helsingborg, Sweden. The efficacy of this GraftConnector was studied in a sheep model. METHODS In adult sheep, a left anterior thoracotomy under the fourth rib extended across the sternum gave good(More)
BACKGROUND An animal study was carried out to compare long-term patency rates of coronary anastomoses performed with the GraftConnector versus running suture technique. METHODS 10 sheep, 45 to 55 kg, underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (right internal mammary artery to left anterior descending artery). In 5 animals, the anastomosis was(More)
Percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defect is an established safe alternative to surgery with rare complications and high primary success rate. This procedure can be complicated by early or late device embolizations. We report an asymptomatic delayed nonobstructive embolization of an amplatzer septal occluder (ASO) into the left ventricle outflow(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may affect the heart and left ventricular dysfunction appears to be common. OBJECTIVE This was the first study in Morocco to investigate the frequency of cardiomyopathy in patients infected with HIV. METHODS We made a prospective echocardiographic study of 158 patients starting in(More)
Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are uncommon, especially those in the left sinus of Valsalva. A case of a 45-year-old woman with syncope is presented. She was in complete heart block. Auscultation revealed moderate aortic regurgitation. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a subaortic membrane attached to the interventricular septum with expansion in(More)
Multiple recurrences of cardiac myxomas are rare and high-light the problem of re-operation. We report a case of double recurrence of left atrial myxoma and analyse the causes of recurrence. In our case, the first myxoma was inserted in the left inter-atrial septum, and the first recurrent tumor was inserted near the pulmonary vein, forming adhesion with(More)
Complete atrioventricular (AV) block is a rare affection in children. It is the consequence of abnormal conduction tissue within a cardiac malformation or it is due to cardiac injury. Yet the etiology of late complete atrioventricular block in child remains mostly unknown. The treatment of children's Complete atrioventricular block is the implantation of a(More)
Accidental intra-arterial injection of drugs is rare in pediatric patients. It is a source of considerable morbidity. Vessel proximity, aberrant vasculature, difficult procedures, and clerical errors can contribute to accidental intra-arterial injection. We report a case of a 7-year-old girl who had an accidental intra-arterial injection of 500 mg of(More)