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Platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa is a membrane receptor which plays a key role in coronary artery disease and thrombotic events. However, there is a considerable controversy regarding the clinical impact of glycoprotein IIIa platelet antigen 1 (PlA1)/platelet antigen 2 (PlA2) polymorphism as a risk factor for myocardial infarction. To evaluate the association(More)
The aim of this pilot study was to compare the effect of two different regimens of aspirin dosage on platelet of coronary artery disease (CAD) diabetic patients. Twenty-five CAD diabetic patients were included. Initially, all patients received aspirin 100 mg/day for 10 days. At day 10, aspirin antiplatelet effect was determined by measuring the(More)
We present a retrospective analysis of clinical symptoms and echocardiographic features in 14 patients having cardiac hydatic cysts and screened during the 18 last years, with surgical correlations in 13. The heart was the sole location of the cyst in six patients. The revealing symptoms were precordial pain (six patients), dyspnea (two patients). A(More)
The persistence of right ventricular dilatation and paradoxical interventricular septal motion are two echocardiographic abnormalities rarely reported after surgical closure of atrial septal defects. The aim of this study was to identify the predictive factors of these abnormalities in the long-term and to study their functional consequences. One hundred(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the association between “aspirin non responsiveness” in patients with coronary artery diseases (CAD) and the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). 204 patients with CAD receiving aspirin (250 mg/d) were included. Both Collagen/Epinephrine Closure Time (CEPI-CT) and urinary Thromboxane B2 (uTxB2)(More)
BACKGROUND Most long-term studies after balloon mitral commissurotomy (BMC) were from industrialized countries. Less is known about the long-term results of BMC from developing countries where patients are younger with fewer mitral valve deformities. METHODS Between December 1987 and December 1998, we performed BMC in 654 patients whose mean age was 33(More)
AIMS To evaluate the safety, efficacy and long-term actuarial results of balloon mitral commissurotomy in young patients with severe rheumatic mitral stenosis. METHODS AND RESULTS Event-free survival and freedom from restenosis were analyzed in 110 patients 20 years old or younger (group 1) and compared with those of 554 adults (group 2). Young patients(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The distinction between hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke has critical implications for management. For that purpose, clinical scores have been proposed to be used in areas with limited health care resources where brain computed tomographic (CT) scan is not readily available. We conducted this study to evaluate the predictive value of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Controversy persists as to whether atrial fibrillation (AF) has a direct negative effect on the outcome of percutaneous balloon mitral commissurotomy (PBMC). The study aim was to assess the effect of AF on immediate and 10-year clinical and echocardiographic actuarial results of patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis(More)
BACKGROUND Various genetic polymorphisms have been proposed to explain the persistent platelet hyperactivity (HPR) under aspirin treatment. PlA polymorphism of platelet GPIIIa receptor has been largely studied. However, its influence on platelet sensitivity to aspirin remains controversial. OBJECTIVES The aim of this prospective study is to investigate(More)