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Aneurysm of the membranous portion of the interventricular septum is considered to be a rare congenital anomaly, and to date only a few publications have documented ante-mortem diagnoses. Taussig (1960) reviewed the published reports and was able to find 80 cases diagnosed at necropsy. Steinberg (1957), using angiocardiographic studies, reported the first… (More)
This case describes a 69-year-old male who had a permanent pacemaker implanted for sick sinus syndrome. He was struck by a car with a resultant failure of the pulse generator. Trauma-related failure of a pulse generator is a rare event. Its recognition is imperative in the overall management of the trauma patient.
A fifty-five-year-old male demonstrated over a three-year period marked enlargement of pulmonary aneurysms. This can be a fatal condition owing to rupture of the aneurysms.
INTRODUCTION Angiosarcomas are highly malignant endothelial cell tumors with poor prognosis. These can be due to breast cancer itself or to subsequent therapeutic modalities. No evidence-based guidelines exist concerning the ideal treatment of angiosarcomas. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE We report the case of a 76-year-old woman who developed an exuberant and… (More)
The authors analysed retrospectively the clinical and laboratory features of patients hospitalised in a unit of infectious diseases in the period from 1996-99. In particular, the etiology, the antimicrobial susceptibility of responsible microorganisms, criteria utilized for diagnosis, antibiotic courses and outcomes were evaluated and discussed.… (More)
The cardiointegram is a noninvasive technique for the analysis of the electrical signals of the heart obtained by a transformation of the voltage versus time format by a series of integrations. The stress thallium perfusion study is a widely used test for the detection of coronary artery disease. In order to evaluate the correlation between the resting… (More)
The effects of alcohol on diastolic function in normal males are unknown. Therefore, 12 male physicians had a Doppler echocardiogram performed in order to assess left ventricular diastolic performance. They then drank 4 ounces of whiskey, and forty-five minutes later a repeat Doppler echocardiogram was obtained. All the Doppler indexes of diastolic… (More)
The authors evaluated the efficacy and safety of an OPAT program in a small group of patients affected by infective endocarditis. Three patients were considered eligible for the treatment; i.e. they had a stable hemodynamic balance and no embolic events. Streptococcus spp. grew in blood cultures of two patients, while blood cultures were negative in the… (More)
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease which, if untreated, may progress to severe damage of the spine with functional impairment, disability and poor quality of life. An increased mortality has been reported in AS patients compared to the general population. AS requires combined management (pharmacological and non-pharmacological)… (More)
The porous-tip electrode has led to a significant advancement in pacing system technology. Experience with 38 patients with unipolar tined CPI porous endocardial electrodes, is reported. All patients had programmable pulse generators, CPI model number 531. The voltage in this pulse generator can be reduced from 5 to 2.5 volts. The pulse width threshold… (More)