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  • M Ben Farhat, M Ayari, +7 authors F Addad
  • 1998
BACKGROUND Percutaneous balloon mitral commissurotomy (BMC) has been proposed as an alternative to surgical closed mitral commissurotomy (CMC) and open mitral commissurotomy (OMC) for the management of rheumatic mitral valve stenosis (MS). METHODS AND RESULTS We conducted a prospective, randomized trial comparing the results of the 3 procedures in 90(More)
The aim of this pilot study was to compare the effect of two different regimens of aspirin dosage on platelet of coronary artery disease (CAD) diabetic patients. Twenty-five CAD diabetic patients were included. Initially, all patients received aspirin 100 mg/day for 10 days. At day 10, aspirin antiplatelet effect was determined by measuring the(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of the study was to evaluate the progressive increase in ischemic threshold with multiple sequential transient coronary occlusions and to assess the role of the collateral circulation in adaptation to ischemia. BACKGROUND It has been observed that the duration of balloon inflations during coronary angioplasty can be gradually prolonged(More)
BACKGROUND Short-term and mid-term results of percutaneous balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty (BPV) are well known. However, data documenting long-term effectiveness of BPV are scarce. METHODS AND RESULTS The long-term results of 62 patients were assessed by catheterization and Doppler echocardiography 1 to 10 years (mean 6.4 +/- 3.4) after BPV. Mean age of(More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of international data on the various types of atrial fibrillation (AF) outside the highly selected populations from randomized trials. This study aimed to describe patient characteristics, risk factors, comorbidities, symptoms, management strategy, and control of different types of AF in real-life practice. METHODS AND(More)
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remain major causes of heart failure, stroke and death among African women and children, despite being preventable and imminently treatable. From 21 to 22 February 2015, the Social Cluster of the Africa Union Commission (AUC) hosted a consultation with RHD experts convened by the Pan-African(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess left ventricular function in patients presenting with pulmonary edema following scorpion envenomation. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Medical intensive care unit of a teaching hospital. PATIENTS Nine consecutive adult patients stung by Androctonus australis and presenting with pulmonary edema entered the study. Fourteen normal(More)
BACKGROUND Aspirin (ASA) failure to inhibit in vitro platelet function had been termed ASA resistance. The prevalence of this phenomenon as measured with different platelet function tests varies widely among studies. OBJECTIVES In this study, we propose to determine the prevalence of ASA non-responsiveness in stable coronary artery patients using three(More)
UNLABELLED Several studies have reported a biochemical resistance to aspirin in 5 to 10% of coronary patients. However, the stability of the platelet anti-aggregation effect with aspirin over time remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVE To study the intra-individual variability at 6 months of the anti-platelet action of aspirin in coronary patients. METHOD(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the association between "aspirin non responsiveness" in patients with coronary artery diseases (CAD) and the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). 204 patients with CAD receiving aspirin (250 mg/d) were included. Both Collagen/Epinephrine Closure Time (CEPI-CT) and urinary Thromboxane B2 (uTxB2)(More)