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An 84-year-old patient with severe aortic valve stenosis suffered Swan-Ganz catheter-induced massive pulmonary hemorrhage. Immediate therapeutic embolism of the segmental artery by using a liquid, tissue-adhesive, occlusive agent (isobutyl-2-cyanoacrylate) controlled bleeding.
OBJECTIVE Our purpose is to report our clinical experience with patients who underwent endovascular treatment with Wallstents for subacute or chronic benign obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twelve patients who were an average of 54 +/- 12 years old were referred for treatment of severe SVC syndrome related to implanted(More)
Percutaneous transluminal balloon catheter aortic valvuloplasty (PTAV) was carried out in three elderly patients with acquired severe aortic valve stenosis. Transvalvular systolic pressure gradient was considerably decreased at the end of the procedure, during which there were no complications. Increased valve opening was confirmed by angiography and(More)
The relationship of segmental left ventricular (LV) wall motion abnormalities to LV function 2-6 days after acute transmural myocardial infarction (MI) was investigated in 45 patients by quantitative contrast ventriculography. Patients were divided into four classes according to the MIRU criteria. Segmental wall motion was assessed by determining the(More)
AIM In hemodialysis patients, depression appears as the most common psychopathological condition. States of advanced chronic kidney disease and dialysis are associated with a state of chronic inflammation. Depression has been linked to activation of the immune system characterized by high levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines. In this study, we investigated(More)
Percutaneous transluminal balloon valvuloplasty was attempted in 92 adult patients with severe calcific aortic stenosis. The mean age was 75 +/- 11 years (range 38 to 91) and 35 patients were more than 80 years old. Most of the patients were severely disabled; 66 were in New York Heart Association functional class III or IV, 27 had syncopal attacks and 21(More)
Few cases of transcatheter coronary fistula closure have been reported. High flow coronary fistulae are usually treated by surgery. This case report presents a 5.4 liters/min flow coronary fistula percutaneously closed by steel coils. This large flow needed the packing of 25 coils, 10-15 cm long, for its total occlusion.
A 46-year-old chronic alcoholic patient with typical and severe congestive cardiomyopathy was studied hemodynamically on two separate occasions. The second study followed after a 1 1/2-year period of virtually complete abstention from alcohol and revealed that the left ventricular dysfunction had disappeared. Depsite persisting atrial fibrillation, the(More)
Hemodynamic and respiratory variables were measured in 18 supine patients with acute myocardial infarction uncomplicated by left ventricular failure. Measurements were done during a control period and then when pulmonary capillary bed filling was decreased by iv injection of 3 mg nitroglycerin (NTG) and finally when pulmonary capillary bed filling was(More)
Intravenous nicardipine, 5 mg, was infused over 5 minutes in 2 comparable groups of 8 patients with chronic coronary artery disease but no clinical signs of heart failure. Eight patients had received no previous treatment and served as a control group; 8 other patients had received long-term treatment with large doses of propranolol. The hemodynamic(More)