Jimmy Kim-Fatt Hon

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A 38-year-old woman with suspected Marfan syndrome underwent an ascending aorta aneurysm repair with a David I valve-sparing procedure using a 26-mm Gelweave graft (Vascutek, Inchinnan, United Kingdom) 5 years previously (1). Unfortunately, she developed progressively severe aortic valve regurgitation (AVR) (Figure 1A). While awaiting surgical repair, she(More)
Mucormycosis (synonymous with phycomycosis and zygomycosis) is a devastating fungal infection which usually involves patients with diabetes mellitus, often complicated by ketoacidosis, and malignant neoplasms, commonly leukemia and lymphoma. Clinical manifestations include rhinocerebral, pulmonary, disseminated, isolated cerebral, gastrointestinal and(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) promotes favorable cardiac remodeling in heart failure. However, the relation of plasma IGF-1 in patients with various degrees of heart failure is not known. METHODS Venous plasma samples were collected from patients with clinically documented heart failure (n = 24) and from control subjects (n = 21) for(More)
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