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A case of herpes zoster oticus is presented in which the lateral and superior semicircular canals of the labyrinth were affected unilaterally. The results of several electronystagmographic examinations are described and correlated with the patient's description of symptoms. This case study indicates that disease affecting the lateral semicircular canal is(More)
Percutaneous balloon mitral valvulotomy (PBMV) has become an established method of treating symptomatic patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis. PBMV is performed with fluoroscopic guidance alone in most centres. However, even experienced operators can be misled by radiographic anatomic landmarks. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) provides high-quality(More)
The heart is an organ sensitive to the action of thyroid hormone, and measurable changes in cardiac performance are detected with small variations in thyroid hormone serum concentrations. Most patients with hyperthyroidism experience cardiovascular manifestations, and the most serious complications of hyperthyroidism occur as a result of cardiac(More)
We have analyzed the incidence, management, and outcome of 84 cases of coronary artery perforation in patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention at our institution. This complication was more frequent in female patients and in patients who underwent lesion modification with atheroablative devices. A total of 8 patients (9.5%) died after the(More)
OBJECTIVES To test one-month outcomes in a single center for their statistical power to corroborate conclusions derived from large multicenter databases. BACKGROUND Only with large, multicenter databases has it been possible to demonstrate more frequent occurrences of complications in patients treated by "low-volume operators." Critics feel that such(More)
Limited data are available concerning the long-term survival and quality of life of octogenarians treated with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). We retrospectively compared the results of PTCA in 118 octogenarians to that of 500 younger subjects. Among the octogenarians, long term follow-up was obtained including survival, relief of(More)