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Hypocalcemic dilated cardiomyopathy is a rare cause of heart failure in adults. We report a case in a 19-year-old woman who developed congestive heart failure induced by severe chronic hypocalcemia disclosing primary hypoparathyroidism. Complete regression of the clinical signs was achieved with vitamin-calcium treatment, but left ventricular systolic(More)
The association between venous thrombosis and cancer has been known for a long time. Thrombophlebitis often occurs during the course of a known cancer, but sometimes constitutes the presenting sign. Based on a series of 10 cases of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) revealing an underlying cancer, the authors analyse the various aspects of this association and(More)
Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are uncommon, especially those in the left sinus of Valsalva. A case of a 45-year-old woman with syncope is presented. She was in complete heart block. Auscultation revealed moderate aortic regurgitation. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a subaortic membrane attached to the interventricular septum with expansion in(More)
The authors report a case of a 47-years-old patient with Von Recklinghausen's disease. He was admitted with pericardial tamponade. 2D echocardiography showed, in addition to the compressive pericardial effusion, an enormous intrapericardial tumor compressing the left cardiac cavities. The patient died soon after pericardial drainage. The post-mortem(More)
Patent foramen ovale is a frequent remnant of the fetal circulation. Affecting approximately 25% of the adult population. Its recognition, evaluation and treatment has attracted increasing interest as the importance and frequency of its implication in several pathologic processes, including ischemic stroke secondary to paradoxic embolism, the(More)
Between 1981 and 1998, 77 right ventricle-pulmonary artery conduits were implanted in 67 patients (37 boys, 30 girls, average age 6.3 years; range: 3 months to 17 years). The diagnoses were transposition of the great arteries with ventricular septal defect and obstruction of the pulmonary outflow tract (N = 22), tetralogy of Fallot (N = 16), truncus(More)
The authors report the case of a 23-year old man who presented with signs of pulmonary hypertension due to an obstructive left triatrial heart in adulthood. Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography showed a partially calcified intra-left atrial membrane perforated in its centre. Doppler analysis of flow through the membrane showed continuous(More)
Postoperative aneurysm of ductus arteriosus is a rare complication but may be lethal without treatment. It is less frequent than spontaneous aneurysm of ductus arteriosus. We report the case of 5 years-old girl who underwent a ligation of patent ductus arteriosus complicated, 6 months later, with a false aneurysm of ductus arteriosus and endocarditis of the(More)
Pericardial involvement in polymyositis and dermatomyositis (PM/DM) is rare, usually asymptomatic and exceptionally part of the initial presentation. We describe a 37-year-old patient hospitalized for overt acute pericarditis, revealing dermatomyositis, which to our knowledge has not been previously reported. Pericardial puncture relieved the patient. The(More)
Two unusual cases of aorticoright atrial tunnel are described. Both patients were referred to our institution for evaluation of a continuous heart murmur best heard along the right upper sternal border. Ascending aortography showed the tunnel taking its origin from the aortic root and entering the right atrium through a tortuous link. Both patients(More)
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