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PURPOSE To quantitate the frequency and features of retinal breaks discovered at the time of vitrectomy and to evaluate the outcomes with prophylactic treatment. DESIGN A consecutive, single-surgeon, retrospective, observational case series from a two-year period. METHODS Medical records were reviewed for all patients who underwent primary, standard,(More)
D espite the significant reduction in restenosis observed with the use of bare metal stents, 1,2 results are still unsatisfactory for high-risk subsets of patients, such as those with diabetes, long lesions, small vessels, bifurcations, and reste-notic lesions, 3,4 with a restenosis rate up to 30% to 50%. Mounting interest emerged about hyperhomocystinemia(More)
Transient left ventricular ballooning also called tako-tsubo syndrome, is increasingly being recognized as cardiomyopathy mimicking the clinical scenario of an acute myocardial infarction. Generally, it is characterized by apical ballooning appearance of the left ventricle in the presence of normal coronary arteries on the angiogram. Recently, a variant(More)
We report a case of transient tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy characterized by an unusual trigger in a woman victim of near-drowning syndrome. After 24 h, electrocardiogram changes and a typical echocardiographic pattern of apical ballooning with a mild increase of serum troponin level induced the suspicion of tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy despite the absence of(More)
We report a case of a 70-year-old woman with Tako-tsubo syndrome admitted to the hospital with typical chest pain and electrocardiogram changes in anterior precordial leads suggesting acute coronary syndrome. Coronary angiography demonstrated normal coronary artery and left ventriculography the typical apical ballooning of Tako-tsubo syndrome. Transthoracic(More)
Medline research indicates that an increasing number of manuscripts have been published in the last decade claiming, the feasibility and the potential clinical role of tissue Doppler and strain/strain rate imaging. However, despite this amount of scientific evidence, these technologies are still confined to dedicated, high-tech, research-oriented(More)
Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is a useful tool for guiding transseptal puncture during electrophysiological mapping and ablation procedures. Left-sided accessory pathways (LSAP) can be ablated by using two different modalities: retrograde approach through the aortic valve and transseptal approach with puncture of the fossa ovalis. We shall report two(More)