Habib Ammar

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We report a case of gastric dilatation in a ventilated 18-year-old woman, which was revealed by the acute onset of hypotension, sinus bradycardia, and complete atrioventricular block. Hypotension and cardiac rhythm disturbances resolved with intravenous injection of atropine, but recurred a few minutes later and required a second bolus of atropine, which(More)
UNLABELLED Cardiac angiosarcoma represents a primary cardiac malignancy tumor whose early diagnosis is difficult because of its non specific clinical presentation. We present the case of a 57 years old patient with medium abundance hemoptysis. The chest X ray film and CT scan showed bilateral pulmonary infiltrate without cardiac anomaly. Abdominal(More)
UNLABELLED Myocardial infarction is a common cause of mortality in people with diabetes. The aim of this study was to determine early and mid-term mortality in diabetic patients with myocardial infarction and to determine if hyperglycemia was predictor of mortality. We conducted a retrospective study of 100 diabetic patients compared with 100 non diabetic(More)
UNLABELLED We describe the clinical and echocardiographic features in 12 patients with hydatid cyst of the heart who were screened between 1985 and 2001. Presenting symptoms have a wide variability but the main symptom was precordial pain. The electrocardiogram was always abnormal and showed T wave inversion in 8 cases, ST depression in 5 cases, incomplete(More)
The authors report the case of a 6-year-old girl with multi-organ hydatid disease, revealed by a complication: hydatid cyst of the right atrium. They emphasize the latency and clinical polymorphism of right cardiac sites of hydatid cyst and the severity of its prognosis. The particular site of this right atrial tumour and its relations with the septal(More)
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in persons under the age of 45 years is uncommon. To determine the clinical features in young patients presenting with AMI, we include 38 patients with mean age 35 years who survive from myocardial infarction. This disease is almost associated with cardiovascular risk factors, the most common of which are tobacco abuse(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the value of the routine multiplane transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the early postoperative period after mitral valve replacement with a Saint Jude Médical (SJM) mechanical prosthesis. This prospective work enrolled 56 patients who have been operated between September 1999 and September 2001, all these patients(More)
Ecchinococcal infestation of the heart accounts for only 0.5-2% of ecchinococcosis cases. A case is reported of right atrial hydatid cyst associated with rheumatic mitral valve disease in a 43-year-old woman. Physical examination and chest X-radiography revealed mitral disease. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated a single, large(More)
UNLABELLED Periprosthetic regurgitation (PPR) is a common complication of mitral valve replacement (MVR). The management of moderate and minor PPR remains controversial. The goal of this prospective study was to determine the incidence, predictors and outcome of PPR discovered using omniplan transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) performed at the early(More)
There is no data available on the cardiovascular risk of children under 18 years of age in Tunisia, although it is well known that these risk factors present themselves in childhood. The authors performed an epidemiological study based on a representative sample of 793 schoolchildren in the rural region of Sousse, in Tunisia, to determine the incidence of(More)