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Systolic time intervals (STI) have been measured in three patients with cardiac tamponade. The left ventricular ejection time (LVET), the preejection period (PEP) and the ratio PEP/LVET deviated significantly from the normal values. All three parameters improved immediately after pericardiocentesis and aspiration. The total electromechanical systole changed(More)
Left ventricular performance was evaluated noninvasively in 111 patients participating at one study center in the Norwegian Multicenter Study on Timolol After Myocardial Infarction. Systolic time intervals were measured in 55 patients treated with timolol and in 56 patients receiving placebo. Measurements were made before randomization, and after 1, 3 and(More)
Sequential intravenous and oral ciprofloxacin (CF) was compared with a combination of tobramycin and cefuroxime (T/C) in the treatment of serious systemic infections. Altogether 310 patients were randomized, 160 receiving CF and 150 T/C, the 2 groups being reasonably well balanced. 29 patients without infection were excluded from the analysis. Complete(More)
The case of a patient with the new type Bjørk-Shiley aortic and mitral valve prosthesis is described. Three months after implant she suffered acute heart failure and died. Post-mortem examination revealed a fractured outlet strut in the mitral valve prosthesis with dislocation of the disc. The fracture was regarded as due to excessive brittleness caused by(More)
We describe 2 patients with a diagnosis of Whipple disease in whom the usual antibiotic therapy failed. A polymerase chain reaction-based test was used to identify the recently described Whipple bacillus, Tropheryma whippelii. In one case, the diagnosis was confirmed, whereas in the second case, which had been histologically diagnosed as Whipple disease of(More)
P wave terminal force (Ptf) and systolic time intervals (STI) were determined non-invasively from electrocardiogram, phonocardiogram and carotid pulse wave in fifteen men with coronary artery disease, before and during exercise. Left ventricular end diastolic pressure (LVEDP) and stroke volume (SV) were determined at catheterization simultaneously with the(More)
Non-typhoid Salmonella enteritis may be complicated by aortitis. Three cases of Salmonella enteritidis aortitis are described. One patient, who survived, was operated with resection of the infected part of the aorta. An axillo-femoral bypass was made. The patient was treated for 18 months with antibiotics. The two patients who died were only treated with(More)