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Dissection of descending aorta treated by stent-graft implantation in a patient with Marfan syndrome

This report describes a 32 years old patient with Marfan syndrome and hypertension.

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Surgical treatment of multiple echinococcosis of left ventricle

Echinococcosis is helminthiasis of cestodosis group characterized by formation of parasitic cysts in liver, lungs or other organs and tissues. Heart echinococcosis occurs in 0.5-2.0% of patients with generalized form of the disease. The embryos of echinococcus (scolexes) may penetrate into the heart in two ways - from the venous blood through the endocardium of the right heart and the breakout of hydatid cysts in the lung and pulmonary veins. In myocardium, scolex develops into mature hydatid cyst.

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A funnel shaped pannus formation above the mitral prosthetic valve diagnosed with real time three-dimensional echocardiography

Prosthetic valve obstruction has an incidence ranging from 0.4% to 6% per year (1). Apart from thrombus formation, prosthetic valve obstruction can also be caused by pannus formation with variable frequency (2, 3). Correct diagnosis is of paramount importance in any patient with prosthetic valve obstruction. Real time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT 3D TEE) has the capacity to provide more in-depth analysis of any pannus related mechanical valve obstruction.

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Right coronary artery thrombosis within drug eluting stents more than 10 years after deployment: Two cases of very, very late stent thrombosis

We present two rare cases of very late stent thrombosis occurring beyond ten years post initial drug eluting stent deployment.

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Cryoablation of para-Hisian accessory pathway in a child without fluoroscopy

A 14-year-old boy with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome underwent an electrophysiology study by the use of Navigation System Velocity Navix (St. Jude, USA) for symptoms of palpitations and persistence of pre-excitation during common exercise

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Difficulty in weaning and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation in inoperable severe mitral regurgitation: a case report

The present report describes one strategy used for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and to help wean a patient from mechanical ventilation, with prohibitive comorbidities that contra-indicate surgical mitral valve repair, using respiratory and peripheral muscle training associated with positive pressure ventilation

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Anomalous origin of right coronary artery from left coronary sinus associated with aneurysm of aortic root

The aim of our case report is to describe rare anomaly of coronary artery origin concomitant with aortic root aneurysm, as well as to present the results of surgical correction of this pathology.

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