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 A device to perform sutureless end-to-side coronary artery anastomosis has been developed by means of stent technology (GraftConnector). The present study assesses the long-term quality of the GraftConnector anastomosis in a sheep model. METHODS In 8 adult sheep, 40-55 kg in weight, through left anterior thoracotomy, the right internal mammary(More)
We investigated the microorganisms causing blood culture-negative endocarditis (BCNE) in Morocco. We tested 19 patients with BCNE by serologic methods, molecular methods, or both and identified Bartonella quintana, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus equi, and Streptococcus oralis in 4 patients. These results highlight the role of these zoonotic agents 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)
Post-traumatic aneurysms are extremely rare in the infant population. We report a case of delayed abdominal aortic aneurysm that appeared in a 5-year-old female, admitted 5 months previously with contusions to the abdomen.
We report a case of intrapericardial paraganglioma accidentally discovered during surgery for mixed mitral valve disease. The 6 cm tumor was located in the aorta-caval groove, adherent to the roof of the left atrium and compressing the superior vena cava. A biopsy of the mass established the histological diagnosis of a non pressor secreting paraganglioma.(More)
INTRODUCTION Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection caused by the development of the larval form of the Teania of Echinococcus granulosus. It is endemic in many regions of the world such as the Mediterranean basin. Location without pericardial cardiac involvement is extremely rare. In this case study, we will elaborate the case of an intra-pericardial(More)