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Postinfarction communication between a left ventricular aneurysm and the right atrium is a rare acquired disease. We report a case of a 72-year-old man who recently had dyspnea on minimal exertion and was found to have left ventricle-to-right atrial shunt by two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography. This diagnosis was confirmed with transesophageal(More)
Cases of close proximity of high voltage transmission lines and metallic pipelines become more and more frequent in high population density regions. Therefore, there is a growing concern about possible hazards resulting from the influence of electrical systems: safety of people making contact with the pipeline, damage to the pipeline and CP equipment. Hence(More)
Doppler echocardiography is currently the method of choice for diagnosing and determining the mechanism and etiology of valvular regurgitation. The recent introduction of transesophageal echo coupled with color Doppler has increased the value of these ultrasonic methods. The analysis of the valvular lesion should be particularly precise and accurate in(More)
A 34 years old woman with a history of childhood rheumatic fever presented with a number of episodes of systemic embolism over a 10 years period attributed to mitral stenosis despite long-term anticoagulant therapy. All preoperative electrocardiograms showed sinus rhythm. After one episode of recurrent embolism (brain, limbs) requiring femoral embolectomy,(More)
The potential impact of combination antiretroviral therapy (CART) on HIV-related pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remains controversial [1–4]. We herein report the case of a dramatic improvement in PAH at the time of the inception of CART in a 19-yr-old female with HIV-1 infection due to motherto-child transmission. HIV-related PAH was diagnosed in(More)
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was introduced recently in France. The aim of this study was to review the diagnostic value of this technique after 8 months' use in our cardiology department. A total of 532 TEE studies were carried out between April and December 1988 in 396 patients (average age 54 years, range 17 to 89 years) at Tenon Hospital. The(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the reliability of preoperative transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography compared with the surgical findings in pure or dominant severe mitral regurgitation with respect to: the evaluation of the lesions, mechanism and etiology; the provision of the type of surgery (valve replacement or reconstruction); One(More)