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BACKGROUND Previous reports have suggested the occurrence of cardiac conduction disorders and permanent pacemaker (PPM) requirement after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Based on a single-center experience, we aim to assess the incidence of postprocedural conduction disorders, need for PPM, and its determinants after TAVI with a(More)
BACKGROUND A permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation is common after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We sought to evaluate requirements of pacing and incidence of pacemaker dependency during the first year after TAVI. METHODS From August 2007 until May 2011, 65 patients underwent TAVI with self-expandable prosthesis. Five patients paced at(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To develop a new preoperative classification of submucous myomas for evaluating the viability and the degree of difficulty of hysteroscopic myomectomy. DESIGN Retrospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3) SETTING University teaching hospitals. PATIENTS Fifty-five patients who underwent hysteroscopic resection of(More)
Myocarditis is assumed to involve both ventricles equally. Right ventricular predominant involvement is rarely described. A case of acute viral right ventricular myocarditis presenting with chest pain and syncope, grade 3 atrioventricular block, right ventricular dilatation and free wall hypokinesia is reported. Cardiac MRI showed late enhancement of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of hysteroscopic findings and histologic diagnoses in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB). DESIGN Retrospective series of consecutive patients. SETTING Tertiary care university hospital and private office. PATIENT(S) Four thousand fifty-four hysteroscopies with biopsy in patients with AUB evaluated(More)
We sought to present a simple new traction device that was used with success in 4 cases of laparoscopic creation of a neovagina using a modified Vecchietti technique. Four patients were treated with laparoscopic creation of a neovagina. All women had Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome and no more than a 1-cm vestibule dimple. A 3-cm diameter and 10-cm long(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare pain intensity and degree of satisfaction reported by patients undergoing hysteroscopic examinations using saline solution kept at room temperature (control group) or saline solution heated to 37.5°C (test group). DESIGN Randomized, controlled, prospective study (Canadian Task Force Classification I). PATIENTS Sixty-four women(More)
AIMS SYNARR-Flash study (Monitoring of SYNcopes and/or sustained palpitations of suspected ARRhythmic origin) is an international, multicentre, observational, prospective trial designed to evaluate the role of external 4-week electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring in clinical work-up of unexplained syncope and/or sustained palpitations of suspected arrhythmic(More)
INTRODUCTION The impact of coronary artery disease (CAD) on outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has not been clarified. Furthermore, less is known about the indication and strategy of revascularization in these high risk patients. AIMS This study sought to determine the prevalence and prognostic impact of CAD in patients(More)
PATIENT Female, 58. FINAL DIAGNOSIS Acute hear failure. SYMPTOMS Dispnoea • edema • fatigue. MEDICATION — CLINICAL PROCEDURE Bone marrow biopsy • endomyocardial biopsy • abdominal subcutaneous fat biopsy under ECMO support. SPECIALTY Cardiology. OBJECTIVE Rare disease. BACKGROUND Cardiac amyloidosis results from the amyloid deposition in heart(More)