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A retrospective study showed musculoskeletal manifestations in 32 of 108 patients treated for infective endocarditis in several departments at the Poitiers CHU. Such manifestations included articular pain or aseptic arthritis, typically involving the major joints, as well as vertebral osteomyelitis, low back pain (inflammatory or non-inflammatory), and(More)
In this paper, the authors report the case of an 8-year-old boy with an isolated slit in his mitral valve, and who did not have a heart murmur detectable either by auscultation or by phonocardiography and who had no symptoms of heart failure. Two-dimensional echocardiography, with a left parasternal direction, in a transversal view revealed the presence of(More)
12 patients (10 men and 2 women), of 59 +/- 10.5 years of age, including 4 with a patent cardiomyopathy and 7 with a cardiothoracic index higher than 0.52, presenting a permanent and complete atrio-ventricular block and fitted with a two-chambers cardiac stimulator, underwent a carotid output study by Doppler-sonography. The objective of this study was to(More)
The authors present a case of acute renal ischemia resulting from embolism of its main artery on the occasion of the transient interruption of anticoagulant treatment for dental extraction, in a patient bearing a Björk-Shiley valvular prosthesis in the mitral position. Its progression is marked by the complete repermeabilisation of the artery under heparin(More)
This study compares two groups of patients: Group I with 44 patients who suffered recent acute myocardial infarction and Group II: 40 control subjects. In both groups, 2D Doppler echocardiography was performed to detect carotid atheroma, to determine the respective roles of vascular risk factors for two sites of atherosclerosis. Carotid atheroma affected 73(More)
Thirty three cases of infectious endocarditis in patients over 65 years of age (mean age: 72,5 years) observed between 1966 and 1982, were analysed; there were 22 male and 11 female patients, a male predominance of 67%. The data was compared with 68 cases of patients aged less than 65 years of age (mean age: 48,4 years; 49 male and 19 female patients, a(More)
The authors present a case of chronic atrophic polychondritis with cardiovascular complications, consisting of aortic incompetence due to dilatation of the aortic ring associated with an aneurysm of the ascending aorta and a first degree atrio-ventricular block occurring six months after the onset of the disease. The progression towards heart failure(More)
The aim of this study of 101 cases of infective endocarditis was to determine the factors predisposing to cardiac failure, the prognostic factors of this complication and the therapeutic implications. A significant (p less than 0.05) Chi square test was the statistical reference. Fifty-two per cent of patients developed cardiac failure which was(More)