Falah Aboukhoudir

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ST-segment elevation during dobutamine stress echocardiography is a serious complication usually related to severe coronary artery disease. However, it can occur in absence of significant coronary artery disease supposedly as a consequence of an occlusive dobutamine-induced coronary artery spasm. We report the case of a 56-year-old man without(More)
BACKGROUND Acute coronary syndromes after hymenoptera stings and other environmental exposures are referred to as the Kounis syndrome or allergic myocardial ischemia and infarction. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 58-year-old man with transient inferior ST-segment elevation consistent with myocardial ischemia after a single wasp sting. Urgent cardiac(More)
Diabetes mellitus has been associated with changes in the structure and function of the myocardium manifesting in the early stages of the disease as subtle systolic and diastolic dysfunction; the role of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) in this setting remains unclear. We sought to evaluate the prevalence of dobutamine-induced systolic dysfunction(More)
Churg-Strauss syndrome is a necrotizing systemic vasculitis characterized by extravascular granulomas and eosinophilic infiltrates of small vessels. Although cardiac complications are considered to be relatively common, no case of constrictive calcified pericarditis has ever been previously described in this setting. In this report, we present the case of a(More)
Cor triatrium is a rare congenital heart disease typically diagnosed amongst very young patients. Delayed diagnosis in the elderly is much more unusual. We report the case of a 59-year-old male with unremarkable medical history in whom we have discovered, on an echocardiography performed for an exploration of transient ischemic accident with atrial(More)
Although generally regarded as a safe stress modality, dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been associated with several well described complications. However, to our knowledge, acute constitution of thrombi during the stress test has never been described. In this report, we present the case of a 64 year-old man with a history of ischemic heart(More)
Monitoring and prevention of cardiovascular complications of anti-neoplastic treatment are currently well known for anthracyclines and trastuzumab but remain poorly implemented. The management of cardiac and vascular side effects of targeted therapies is not codified. The purpose of the platform heart-vessel cancer is to optimize the management of such(More)
Diabetes mellitus has been associated with changes in the structure and function of the myocardium manifesting in the early stages of the disease as subtle systolic and diastolic dysfunction; myocardial strain imaging has recently been favored over dobutamine stress echocardiography for early detection of diabetic cardiomyopathy. We report a case of an(More)
Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are very rare and are often asymptomatic. Clinical manifestations depend on associated complications, most commonly rupture or dissection. We describe the case of a 54-year-old male presenting with exercise-related angina and dyspnea and in whom we found a large unruptured aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva. On angiography,(More)