Marc Claessens

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"Sudden cardiac death" in seemingly healthy, active, and asymptomatic people has always been a tragic fact and is now occurring more frequently. Thus, the preventive detection of "subjects at risk" becomes a priority. A traditional resting electrocardiogram can sometimes give useful indications. Fifty-two competitive triathletes were compared with 22(More)
The case of a spontaneous dissection of a left internal mammary artery grafted on to the diagonal branch and the left anterior descending artery is reported. The clinical and diagnostic features of this condition are discussed. Despite an extensive literature search, no such case was found. The present case is the first to be reported. It was speculated(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was detection of coronary atherosclerosis and identification of persons at risk by means of non-invasive examination of the carotid and peripheral arteries. MATERIAL/METHODS Investigation of 366 patients: 229 males and 137 females divided into groups according to age and the severity of the coronary atherosclerotic(More)
We report the atypical case of a nondiabetic 66-year old male with severe abdominal pain and vomiting who was found to have emphysematous cystitis. Of all gas-forming infections of the urinary tract emphysematous cystitis is the most common and the least severe. The major risk factors are diabetes mellitus and urinary tract obstruction. Most frequent(More)
Cardiac rehabilitation improves the subjective condition of the patient; but are there associated structural and functional cardiac adaptations? The study group consisted of 39 patients with an inferior infarction and 21 patients with an anterior infarction, treated by surgical revascularization followed by 4 months of cardiac rehabilitation. Maximal(More)
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome is the currently accepted term for a disorder that has previously appeared in the literature under a confusing array of designations: causalgia, Sudeck's atrophy, algoneurodystrophy, shoulder-hand syndrome, etc. The disorder, which was first described in 1864, is characterized by pain, swelling, limited range of motion(More)
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