Emmanuel Melendres

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BACKGROUND Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a chronic inflammatory process with similarities to atherosclerosis. It is common in elderly patients and those with renal dysfunction. Although MAC is associated with cardiovascular morbidity, its relationship to infective endocarditis is unclear. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that MAC(More)
hypertension, semi-invasive pulmonary aspergillosis with recurrent hemoptysis, and diabetes mellitus. His risk scores were CHA2DS2-VASC = 6 and HAS-BLED = 8. The LAA was diminutive and possibly unable to tolerate full deployment of even the smallest diameter device. TEE showed a “chicken wing” LAA with uncertain measurements (Fig. 1a, b). We reproduced the(More)
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