Ioannis M. Vogiatzis

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare cause of infarction in the general population, but a common cause of myocardial infarction during pregnancy, and even nowadays carries a high risk of mortality. We describe the case of a 31-year-old primigravida who presented during the 34th week of pregnancy with the chief complaint of chest pain and was(More)
Sir, We present a rare case oferosion ofa duodenal ulcer into the liver in a gentleman with few risk factors for peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and on long term protium pump inhibitor (PPI). An 85 yearold male, who hadbeen on omeprazole for 18 months, was admitted with sub acute small bowel obstruction of 2 weeks duration. His past medical history was Type 2(More)
Right sided heart thrombi may develop within the right heart chambers or they may be peripheral venous clots that on their way to the lungs, accidentally lodge in a patent foramen ovale, tricuspid chordae or Chiaris network. Type A thrombi have a worm-like shape and are extremely mobile. These pleomorphic thrombi are mainly localized in the right atrium,(More)
BACKGROUND We tried to determine the prevalence of carotid sinus hypersensitivity (CSH) in patients with hip fractures with and without a clear history of an accidental fall. METHODS We studied 51 patients hospitalized for a hip fracture and 51 matched controls from our outpatients department. All patients were subjected to a carotid sinus massage in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Many patients who are hospitalised for acute ischaemic episodes stop smoking; however, many of them relapse and resume smoking again within three months from their hospitalisation. The aim of this study was to study the factors that might affect smoking resumption in patients who have suffered an acute coronary syndrome. METHODS We studied(More)
INTRODUCTION Anaphylactic shock and pulmonary edema are unusual but life-threatening adverse reactions to drugs. We encountered a case of serious anaphylactic shock and acute pulmonary edema caused by a single oral intake of acetazolamide, a frequently used medication by several medical specialties especially in ophthalmology. CASE PRESENTATION An(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation is a rare but important nonatherosclerotic cause of ST elevation myocardial infarction. CASE DESCRIPTION We report the case of a 69 years old woman who presented to our hospital with ST elevation myocardial infarction and permanent atrial fibrillation and eventually treated with thrombus aspiration from the left descending(More)
We describe the case of a 37-year-old man who presented with inferior wall myocardial infarction shortly after the concomitant use of cocaine and ethanol. The patient showed prompt ST resolution after thrombolytic therapy. Within two hours from his arrival at the hospital the patient had an episode of ventricular fibrillation, which was successfully treated(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of splenorrhaphy by a 'figure of eight' suture in patients with multiple injuries. DESIGN Open clinical study. SETTING University hospital, Greece. SUBJECTS 25 patients with multiple injuries after blunt abdominal trauma, 11 of whom were children. There were 2 grade II, 20 grade III, and 3 grade IV injuries. (More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery dissection is a rare complication of blunt thoracic trauma which can become rapidly lethal necessitating prompt diagnosis and treatment. Most reported cases of coronary artery injury, including dissection, involve the left anterior descending coronary artery, given its anatomical location in relation to the impact. DESCRIPTION(More)