Guram Imnadze

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Typically, myocardial bridging (MB) is considered a relatively benign condition; however, serious complications such as angina pectoris, myocardial infarction (MI), and sudden cardiac death may occur. The diagnosis and appropriate treatment of this pathology are important. We report a case of acute anterior wall ST-elevation MI occurring as a complication(More)
A 40-year-old man was emergently hospitalized because of high fever, a transient ischemic attack, and complete atrioventricular block. The diagnosis was endocarditis, cyst of the interventricular septum (IVS), and complete atrioventricular block. A temporary pacemaker was introduced, and the patient underwent surgery that included IVS cystectomy,(More)
The subxiphoid access became the standard technique for epicardial ablation of ventricular tachycardia. However, it may prove difficult in certain situations. Here, we report an alternative method of epicardial and endocardial ablation performed via submammary minimal thoracotomy guided by pericardioscopy. Two male patients with structural heart disease and(More)
Sirs: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a widely accepted treatment for patients with drug-resistant heart failure and bundle branch block. The procedure depends in part on the anatomy of the coronary sinus (CS), and the venous branches, which can sometimes be complicated. One of the reasons for this is stenosis or occlusion of the veins. To the(More)
Literature data on anatomic and electrophysiological properties of pulmonary veins (PVs) are very scarce. The study included an investigation of 20 human autopsy hearts with and without cardiovascular pathology. In addition, biopsy samples from the right superior PV were taken from 5 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) for ultrastructural study. The(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a recognized therapeutic option for high-risk and inoperable patients with aortic valve stenosis. The choice of access route is a matter of debate. We are presenting our 5-year experience of transapical TAVI dominance. PATIENTS This single-center study includes 575 patients. Two groups were(More)
AIMS Initial studies of catheter-based renal arterial sympathetic denervation to lower blood pressure in resistant hypertensive patients renewed interest in the sympathetic nervous system's role in the pathogenesis of hypertension. However, the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 study failed to meet its prespecified blood pressure lowering efficacy endpoint. To date, only a(More)
OBJECTIVES It may be expected that patients with left ventricular dysfunction may be at greater risk of complications after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) via transapical (TA) access compared with via transfemoral (TF) access. There is a lack of data comparing the outcomes of TAVI using TA and TF access in patients with a reduced left(More)
The use of axillary venipuncture for pacemaker lead implantation has become a common technique. However, because of its relatively high complexity, it is still not the method of choice in most hospitals. As such, we propose an effective, simple, and safe technique for axillary venipuncture using only the cephalic vein as an anatomic landmark, with the(More)