Eale Lomama

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AIM We report the long-term outcome of aortic and mitral bioprostheses in patients over 65 years of age at the time of implantation. The aim was to determine actuarial patient survival, causes of death, and the rate of documented primary structural deterioration. METHODS One hundred ten patients > or = 65 years of age (mean, 73.4; range, 65-82) underwent(More)
This study was undertaken to assess the contraindications to rehabilitation by exercise testing on a bicycle ergometer and the tolerance of this procedure in elderly patients recovering from coronary surgery. One hundred and eighty-four patients aged over 65 years were included (Group I). The rehabilitation program consisted of exercise testing on admission(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are amongst the most wide spread and serious infections, accounting for over 50 million deaths globally each year. In developing countries, infants under 4 years of age are at greatest risk of lower RTIs, whereas in developed countries the severity of infection and rate of mortality are greater in elderly. The(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of mechanical reperfusion of the infarction-related artery on ventricular late potentials (VLP) continues to be debated. OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of successful late coronary angioplasty on the prevalence of VLP after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS We studied 113 consecutive patients (97 men, 16 women, mean age(More)
UNLABELLED In order to determine the predictive factors of improvement of the physical capacity of elderly coronary patients following coronary surgery, we retrospectively analysed the data of 204 consecutive patients over the age of 65 years (181 men, 23 women, mean age: 70 +/- 4.4 years), admitted for a phase II active training programme. METHODS The(More)
One hundred and ten patients aged more than 65 years (mean, 73.4; range, 65-82) underwent successful bioprosthetic valve replacement (aortic, n = 71; mitral, n = 32; both, n = 7) from 1979 to 1985. The valve was pericardial in 39 cases and porcine in 78. The mean follow-up was 75 months (total, 688 patient-years; range, 2 months to 12 years). Actuarial(More)
It has been shown that the presence of ventricular late potentials is a predictive factor of ventricular tachycardia and sudden death after myocardial infarction. The value of thrombolysis in the reduction of the prevalence of ventricular late potentials is now well established. However, the effects of other modes of revascularisation is less well known and(More)
To assess the effect of successful late coronary angioplasty of an occluded infarct-related artery on the prevalence of ventricular late potentials, signal-averaged electrocardiograms were recorded in 123 consecutive patients surviving a first acute myocardial infarction (58 with and 65 without mechanical reperfusion of the occluded coronary artery).(More)
Mitral valve repair surgery, in presence of a pure mitral leakage or one associated to a stenosis, is not only possible but has been well codified for a decade. According to damage, there are two methods of operation: valvular mobilization surgery and valvular motion amplitude reduction surgery. They are usually associated to annuloplasty with a Carpentier(More)
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