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The diagnosis of unstable angina (troponine undetectable) is often difficult in the absence of electrocardiographic changes after suggestive chest pains. The object of this study was to analyse the kinetics of Brain Natiuretic Peptide (BNP) during acute coronary syndromes (ACS) without ST elevation. Plasma BNP was measured every 6 hours for 48 hours in 65(More)
The generalisation of the use of transthoracic echocardiography in the investigation of pulmonary embolism leads to the diagnosis of mobile right heart thrombus in about 5% of cases. A review of the literature shows that this association is mainly observed in clinically severe pulmonary embolism. The presence of a mobile right heart thrombus is associated(More)
Acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema is a medical emergency. It generally result from an acute left ventricular insufficiency, itself resulting from systolic or diastolic dysfunction (alteration in relaxation or distensibility). Clinical presentation may be atypical, especially in the elderly. Treatment is based on oxygen, diuretics and nitrates. In severe(More)
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