Fayez El Shaer

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BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The prevalence of severe pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with severe mitral stenosis (MS) remains unknown, and the long-term effect of mitral balloon valvotomy (MBV) in large numbers of these patients is not well characterized. METHODS Details from the prospective MBV database at the authors' institution relating to(More)
AIMS To assess the long-term outcome of mitral balloon valvotomy (MBV) and identify predictors of restenosis- and event-free survival. METHODS AND RESULTS We report the immediate and long-term clinical and echocardiographic results in 493 patients, mean age 31+/-11, who underwent successful MBV and were followed-up for 0.5-15 years (median 5+/-3) with(More)
BACKGROUND Significant infundibular stenosis and significant tricuspid regurgitation (TR) occasionally result from severe pulmonary valve stenosis in adults, and these 2 conditions have an adverse impact on morbidity and mortality in patients who undergo corrective surgery. The goal of this study was (1) to evaluate the long-term (up to 17 years) outcome of(More)
Ann Saudi Med 25(2) March-April 2005 www.kfshrc.edu.sa/annals 159 Anomalous right coronary artery (RCA) origin, an extremely rare but well described condition and cause of myocardial ischemia, arrhythmia, and syncope, has recently become recognized as a cause of sudden cardiac death in the young.1 In contrast to the previously reported cases of RCA(More)
OBJECTIVES Cardiorespiratory complications are common after cardiac surgery and current monitors used to diagnose these are invasive and have limitations. Transthoracic echocardiography and lung ultrasound are noninvasive and frequently improve diagnosis in critically ill patients but have not been reported for routine postoperative monitoring after(More)
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