Jawad Chaara

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An 85-year-old woman was admitted for pacemaker implantation because of symptomatic sinus pause. A dualchamber pacemaker was implanted via left axillary vein puncture with leads placed in the right atrium and right ventricle with no complication. A chest X-ray after pacemaker implantation was performed with no evidence of lead dislodgment. Three months(More)
This report describes an emergent balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) procedure performed under cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a 79-year-old man with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (mean gradient 78 mm Hg, valve area 0.71 cm, and left ventricular ejection fraction 40%) awaiting surgery and who was admitted for heart failure rapidly evolving to(More)
A 59-year-old man was admitted for shortness of breath due to complete atrioventricular block. A transthoracic echocardiogram was performed to assess left ventricular ejection fraction before pacemaker implantation. Color Doppler recordings in the apical views revealed 2 small and central diastolic transmitral and transtricuspid reverse flows (Figure, A and(More)
BACKGROUND Transradial access (TRA) improves outcome compared with trans-femoral access for the management of patients with acute coronary syndromes. In this setting, it is unknown whether the activation of a pre-hospital alarm system (PHAS) confers additional benefit for the prognosis of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). (More)
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