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An outbreak of a lethal morbillivirus infection of long-finned pilot whales occurred in the Mediterranean Sea from the end of October 2006 through April 2007. Sequence analysis of a 426-bp conserved fragment of the morbillivirus phosphoprotein gene indicates that the virus is more closely related to dolphin morbillivirus than to pilot whale morbillivirus.
The present report compared the incidence of 1-year clinical events in patients with bifurcation lesions that had been treated with a simple approach who were randomized to either a simultaneous final kissing balloon (KB) or an isolated side-branch (SB) balloon post-dilation. From February 2007 to December 2008, 293 patients with all types of Medina… (More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The study aim was to investigate the etiologic spectrum of at least moderate mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients at a tertiary care center in a Spanish region. METHODS All patients referred for echocardiography with moderate or severe MR, assessed according to the guidelines of the American Society of Echocardiography,… (More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between patent foramen ovale and cryptogenic stroke in patients aged > or =55 years. METHODS This prospective study determined the presence of patent foramen ovale and atrial septal aneurysm using transesophageal echocardiography in 262 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of probable… (More)
Lung cancer is one of the most common neoplasms associated with cardiac metastasis, and the pericardium is often affected. However, isolated myocardial involvement in these patients is very uncommon. Most tumor invasions into the heart are nonspecific and clinically silent. Myocardial metastasis rarely mimics an acute myocardial infarction. We report a case… (More)