R D Ghannam

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The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that apo E (RFLP, HhaI) and/or angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) (ins16del) are associated with higher risk for coronary heart disease. We investigated 250 patients who underwent complete cardiac examination comprising coronary angioplasty and biological analysis (CT, HDLc, LDLc, TG, apo A and apo B).(More)
Cardiac involvement is rare in Behçet's disease. The authors report the case of a young patient with Behçet's disease and multiple cardiac complications. The remarkable feature of this case was the presence of a coronary artery (first diagonal) aneurysm associated with multiple venous thromboses. Anticoagulant therapy was changed for a platelet aggregant.(More)
The authors present the case of a 42 year old patient admitted for surgery of massive aortic regurgitation. Investigation of this patient who had no significant cardiovascular risk factors, showed diffuse and accelerated atherosclerosis (severe stenosis at the origin of both subclavian arteries at both superficial femoral arteries). Tertiary syphilis with(More)
The authors present the case of a 30-year-old woman admitted to hospital for investigation of a systolodiastolic murmur. Assessment revealed a fistula between the trunk of the left coronary artery and the pulmonary artery, with an aneurysm on the left anterior descending artery (LAD), associated with an intercoronary anastomosis between the left conus(More)
The aim of our study was assess anatomical and functional results of renal artery angioplasty with and without stenting in 25 hypertensive patients (8 female and 16 male, 42.6 and 61.6 years old respectively) with significative renal artery stenosis (RAS) (atherosclerotic: 22; fibrodysplastic: 3). Eleven patients had simple angioplasty and 13 had stenting.(More)
The authors report the case of a 70 year old woman followed up in our Department for ischaemic heart disease since 1991 and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in November 1996 for unstable angina. Coronary angiography showed significant stenosis of the left main coronary artery, a severe stenosis of the LAD and occlusion of the right coronary artery.(More)
Percutaneous pulmonary valvulotomy is the treatment of choice for isolated congenital pulmonary valvular stenosis in childhood. However, experience of this procedure in the adult is much more limited. Between January 1984 and December 1994, 34 patients with severe or moderate pulmonary valvular stenosis underwent percutaneous transluminal valvuloplasty. The(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of our study is to illustrate by five original observations the various situations where the stenting of the left main coronary artery can be proposed in alternative to aortocoronary bridging with encouraging results in short- and long-term. MATERIALS AND METHODS We report a retrospective study relating to five cases with left main(More)