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A 42-year-old woman developed an abrupt onset of severe headache, nausea, vomiting, unstable gait and numbness around the right side of her mouth and in her right hand. Neurological examination revealed bilateral pyramidal tract signs and hypesthesia of her right palmar tip and the right side of her mouth. However, pain and temperature sensibility was(More)
BACKGROUND Perioperative monitoring of mitral valve (MV) anatomy, function, and pathology is essential for surgical management of different MV disease. AIMS To overcome the several potential pitfalls of two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2D TEE) and offline 3D TEE. METHODS Live 3D TEE was used to assess 73 patients (44 men and 29 women)(More)
Post-caesarean pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with significant peri-operative morbidity and mortality. This report describes a case of sudden cardiac arrest 2 days post-caesarean due to massive PE diagnosed via bedside transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Recognition of the PE at the bifurcation of the right and left pulmonary arteries was(More)
  • K C Lee, C Y Chang, +8 authors J Wei
  • 2004
BACKGROUND Transplant coronary artery disease is the principle limiting factor for long-term survival of heart transplantation (HTx) recipients. We reviewed our data to assess the incidence of this disorder among Chinese HTx recipients and to compare it with the results of Western studies. MATERIAL AND METHODS From July 1988 to May 2002, 182 patients(More)
An unsupervised framework for classifying heart sound data is proposed in this paper. Our goal is to cluster unknown heart sound recordings, such that each cluster contains sound recordings belonging to the same heart diseases or normal heart beat category. This framework is more flexible than the existing supervised classification of heart sounds by the(More)
It is extremely rare for a patient to need simultaneous heart transplantation (HTx) and replacement of the thoracic aorta. A 23-year-old woman with Marfan's syndrome underwent Bentall's operation and replacement of the ascending aorta (AsA) due to a type A aortic dissection (AD) in August 2001. In March 2005, she began to experience dyspnea on exertion and(More)
Dynamic CT was conducted on 10 patients with internal carotid artery (ICA) or middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion or stenosis and 14 controls. All the patients were chronic phase and they only presented small infarctions on CT. Those with ICA or MCA occlusions and insufficient collateral circulations showed delayed mean transit time and peak time of the(More)
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