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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to provide clinical and anatomical characteristics as well as genetic background of a malignant arrhythmogenic disorder. BACKGROUND An inherited autosomally dominant cardiac syndrome causing stress-induced polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and syncope in the absence of structural myocardial changes was detected(More)
Aortic dilatation and heart valve lesions are common in the Marfan syndrome but whether primary alterations occur in left ventricular (LV) function has not been studied hitherto. LV size, mass and systolic as well as diastolic function were studied by M-mode and Doppler echocardiography and cine magnetic resonance imaging in 22 Marfan children aged 3.0-15.4(More)
A cross-sectional study of 351 healthy Finnish women aged 20-76 years was done to establish reference values of bone mineral density (BMD) using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). The effects of age and of several physical and lifestyle factors on BMD of the lumbar spine and proximal femur (femoral neck, trochanter, and Ward's triangle area) were(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with chronic pancreatitis, an actively bleeding pseudoaneurysm can be life-threatening. Angioembolization is an attractive alternative to often complex operative management, and its feasibility was assessed in a retrospective analysis. METHODS During 1993-2005, 33 patients (27 males, median age 51 years) with bleeding pancreatic(More)
BACKGROUND The right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) has been used from 1987 in coronary artery bypass grafting in several clinical studies. However, the published 1- to 5-year patency rates have been dependent on the selection of patients for angiography. METHODS In our study, the RGEA was used from March 1987 to May 1990 for coronary artery bypass grafting(More)
This study was performed to: (1) evaluate the accuracy of noninvasive magnetocardiographic (MCG) localization of an amagnetic stimulation catheter; (2) validate the feasibility of this multipurpose catheter; and (3) study the characteristics of cardiac evoked fields. A stimulation catheter specially designed to produce no magnetic disturbances was inserted(More)
This study was performed to evaluate the accuracy of magnetocardiography in non-invasive localization of the ventricular pre-excitation site in patients suffering from the Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome. Twelve WPW patients were studied, in whom the pre-excitation caused serious supraventricular arrhythmias refractory to drug therapy.(More)
Transplantation of solid organs including heart, kidney, and liver is associated with rapid bone loss and increased rate of fracture; data on bone marrow transplantation recipients (BMT) are scarce. The purpose of the present study was to examine the magnitude, timing, and mechanism of bone loss following allogeneic BMT, and to study whether bone loss can(More)
The area gastrica patterns of the stomach were studied using surgical specimens. From each of 15 patients, two specimens were obtained: one from the antrum and one from the corpus. These 30 specimens were photographed by stereomicroscope, and the areae gastricae were classified into three groups: none, 1-3 mm in diameter, and 4-6 mm in diameter. The same(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess venous reflux and the obstruction pattern after catheter-directed and systemic thrombolysis of deep iliofemoral venous thrombosis. PATIENTS Thirty-two patients treated either with systemic (16) or catheter-directed local thrombolysis (16) for massive iliofemoral thrombosis were identified from the hospital(More)