Najime Bouhzam

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There is currently no consensus on the duration of hospitalization required after transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We report the feasibility and safety of early discharge after TAVI with the Edwards SAPIEN-XT prosthesis. From 2009 to 2013, 337 patients underwent transfemoral TAVI with the Edwards SAPIEN-XT prosthesis using local(More)
Papillary fibroelastoma is a rare, benign cardiac tumor typically found on the heart valves. It is usually discovered incidentally on echocardiography. The clinical presentation of cardiac papillary fibroelastoma varies from no symptoms to severe embolic sequelae. We report the incidental finding of papillary fibroelastoma in 2 patients. In each, we chose(More)
Balloon aortic valvuloplasty is a relatively simple procedure with a low rate of complications despite patients' frailty. Urgent balloon aortic valvuloplasty is especially useful in patients with temporary contra-indication to TAVI or in case of difficult clinical scenario. It allows for a functional improvement for up to 6 months. This period should be(More)
We report an unusual cause of unilateral lymphedema of the right limb rapidly increasing in a young woman. Ultrasonography ruled out the diagnosis of iliac deep venous thrombosis or extrinsic compression: the B mode scan revealed a mass located below the aortic bifurcation and along the iliac vessels, without any compressive effect. The lesion was(More)
Left ventricular noncompaction (LNVC), first described in 1984, is a rare congenital cardiomyopathy that is thought to be caused by arrest of normal embryogenesis of the endocardium and the myocardium, and characterized by multiple prominent trabeculations with deep intertrabecular recesses. LVNC can be associated with other congenital cardiac abnormalities(More)
Chronic coronary total occlusion (CTO) is still one of the last frontiers for myocardial revascularization by percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). New devices (microcatheters, dedicated tools, guidewires), new techniques, and retrograde approach increase success rate of CTOPCI. The reverse controlled anterograde and retrograde subintimal tracking(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic heart failure (CHF) induces endothelial dysfunction in part because of decreased nitric oxide (NO(·)) production, but the direct link between endothelial dysfunction and aggravation of CHF is not directly established. We previously reported that increased NO production via inhibition of protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) is(More)
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