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The natural history of aortoarteritis was studied in 88 patients (54 women and 34 men). The average age was 24.0 +/- 8.8 years at onset of symptoms and 28.3 +/- 9.9 years at diagnosis. The follow-up period was 83.6 +/- 74.4 months from onset and 33.2 +/- 37.0 months from diagnosis. Ten patients (11.4%) died during follow-up (0.016 deaths/patient year), and(More)
To establish the prevalence, with 95% confidence limits, of some of the indicators of coronary heart disease in the rural population of Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala state, India, we did a field survey on a cluster sample with probability proportionate to size (PPS sample) of 500 households from five villages. Altogether the sample consisted of 1253(More)
Approximately half of cancer-affected patients receive radiotherapy (RT). The doses delivered have been determined upon empirical experience based upon average radiation responses. Ideally higher curative radiation doses might be employed in patients with genuinely normal radiation responses and importantly radiation hypersensitive patients would be spared(More)
Balloon angioplasty was performed in 46 patients (age 2-40 yr) with discrete native coarctation of aorta. Patients with associated patent ductus arteriosus, aberrant subclavian artery and aneurysms were excluded. The peak systolic gradient across the coarcted segment decreased from 52.1 +/- 18.5 mmHg to 18.6 +/- 14.8 mmHg (p less than 0.001), and the(More)
The survival pattern, morbidity, and clinical course of 145 patients with endomyocardial fibrosis who were followed up between November 1975 and June 1987 were studied. The diagnosis was confirmed in all cases by cardiac angiography, or echocardiography, or necropsy. Percentage survival at the end of one and 9.5 years was 76.11 and 26.35 respectively.(More)
Lipid peroxidation and the antioxidant status were studied in male patients having stable angina (SA) and unstable angina (UA) pectoris and the results were compared with that of controls. Lipid peroxides (LPx) and conjugated dienes (CD) were found to be elevated in patients with both SA (LPx: 3.96 +/- 1.07, P less than 0.001; CD: 357.09 +/- 66.23, P less(More)
We studied 25 patients with coronary artery fistula between 1976 and 1994. Age ranged from 1 to 58 years. Twelve patients were symptomatic; seven had dyspnoea, four had angina, one had palpitation and one had syncope. Coronary arteries in four. Coronary artery fistula drained into right ventricle in 11, right atrium in nine, pulmonary artery in four and(More)
There were 63 patients of Ebstein's anomaly of tricuspid valve encountered from 1976 to 1991; 28 (44.4%) were male and 35 (55.6%) female. Their age at presentation ranged from 3 months to 51 years. Five (7.9%) patients were asymptomatic, 48 (76.2%) had class II-III exertional dyspnoea, palpitation or both. Thirty patients (47.6%) had cyanosis.(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the long-term survival pattern and variables affecting long-term survival and complications occurring during follow-up of patients with Eisenmenger syndrome. A retrospective study of patients diagnosed with Eisenmenger syndrome were followed up. A tertiary care centre was used and it provided superspeciality(More)
Percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) using the Inoue technique was performed in 557 patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis. Of these, 107 were children aged 10-18 years (mean +/- SD 14.5 +/- 2.3). All patients were symptomatic New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II (n = 78) and Class III (n = 29). All were in sinus rhythm. Following(More)