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In this report the authors present a case with right coronary ostium agenesis with anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from an ectasic circumflex artery, which, according to the literature review, they consider to be a unique case.
Myocardial infarction secondary to nonpenetrating chest trauma is rare. We present the case of a sportsman who developed an acute transmural posteroinferior wall myocardial infarction due to chest trauma by a football. The angiographic study revealed total obstruction of the proximal right coronary artery.
A 24-year-old white man had a knife chest wound, and four months after this event, manifested progressive dyspnea. A false aneurysm of the left ventricle was diagnosed by 2D echocardiogram. Surgical resection of the aneurysmal sac with closure of the orifice of the lateral wall of the left ventricle was performed successfully.
Quantitative morphologic studies on the motor axons in endplates of extensor digitorum longus muscle (EDL M) and soleus muscle, and on the myelinated fibers of the nerve to EDL M and other lower limb nerves were made on rats showing progressive weakness, intoxicated with acrylamide for 4 weeks (test), using silver staining. Terminal sproutings were… (More)
A sixty-two-year-old white woman with a 14.5 cm (145 mm) silent giant left atrial enlargement secondary probably to rheumatic heart disease is presented. Aside from mild progressive shortness of breath during the past year, the patient had been asymptomatic all her life. Her clinical picture was manifested for the first time by syncope secondary to slow… (More)
Figure 1. The upper row shows a set of three transverse slices of FDG PET, two performed at estriatal level (A) and one at parahippocampal and temporal cortex (B) acquired at the initial diagnosis. Intense and symmetric glycidic metabolism in caudate nucleus and putamen with respect to the brain cortex and a focal area of increased metabolism in the right… (More)
We report our experience with Echo-Dobutamine stress test. In order to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity and the safety, of the pharmacologic echo-dobutamine stress test, we studied 30 patients with ischemic heart disease based on clinical history, 2D echocardiogram, standard exercise stress test and cardiac catheterization. The test was started under… (More)
UNLABELLED Mitral percutaneous valvotomy (MPV) is an effective therapeutic alternative in the treatment of patients with mitral stenosis (MS) and thrombus in the left atrium have been an absolute contraindication to this procedure. The aim of our study is to evaluate the safety of MPV in patients with MS and thrombus in the appendix of the left atrium… (More)
UNLABELLED We analyzed the initial results of the PTCA program at the Hospital de Especialidades CMR, IMSS. During the last year we studied 33 patients in whom we performed 35 PTCA procedures with total of 45 lesions. The age of the patients varied from 27 to 75 years of age (average 57 year +/- 10.9). Among them, 84.8% were males and 15.2% females. In… (More)
UNLABELLED Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in patients over 65 years of age represent more than half of the patients with AMI. Among them, between 60 and 80% represent the first AMI. The objective of this study is to evaluate the behavior of AMI in this group of patients. The clinical charts of patients over 65 years of age with ischemic heart disease… (More)