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We report the case of a patient with a congenital aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva ruptured in the right ventricle, aortic valvular regurgitation and ventricular septal defect that remained asymptomatic for many years and presented clinically with severe volume overload of the heart and congestive heart failure. We describe the anatomic, echocardiographic(More)
We report the case of a 62-year-old female patient operated for a hepatic hydatid cyst that years later was found to have a hydatid cyst in the inferior vena cava and right atrium that was the source of disseminated pulmonary spread of the disease and occlusion of the inferior vena cava blood flow. Cardiac hydatid disease is very uncommon and is frequently(More)
AIMS Intraventricular conduction defects (IVCDs) can impair prognosis of heart failure (HF), but their specific impact is not well established. This study aimed to analyse the clinical profile and outcomes of HF patients with LBBB, right bundle branch block (RBBB), left anterior fascicular block (LAFB), and no IVCDs. METHODS AND RESULTS Clinical variables(More)
Papillary fibroelastoma is an uncommon cardiac tumor rarely diagnosed during life. Although most fibroelastomas are incidental findings at autopsy, a few cases have been associated with cardiac symptoms that include angina, arterial embolism and sudden death. We report the case of two patients, a 35-year-old male with an acute myocardial infarction and(More)
Propionibacterium acnes is often considered to be a contaminant but it has also been found to be the principal pathogen in serious infections. P. acnes is a rare cause of infective endocarditis. It has been suggested that aortic root abscesses are caused by bacteria that are particularly virulent. The strongest risk factor for serious infections by this(More)
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was performed in 146 patients, 93 female and 53 male from 10 to 90 years of age. The patients were referred because it was deemed that it was necessary to perform the procedure to establish or confirm the clinical diagnosis (suspected choledocholithiasis, icterus or abdominal pain of undetermined(More)
We report the case of a 63-year-old female diagnosed with Churg-Strauss syndrome with both pericardial tamponade and myocardial involvement with congestive heart failure. Allergic granulomatosis and angiitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome) is classically characterized by hypereosinophilia and systemic necrotizing vasculitis of medium and small arteries in patients(More)