CASE REPORTS

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

Stent thrombosis (ST) is a known severe complication following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We present two rare cases of very late stent thrombosis (VLST) occurring beyond ten years post initial drug eluting stent (DES) deployment, which has not previously been documented. Additionally, one patient experienced recurrent episodes of VLST within the same vessel. The cases demonstrate different contributing factors for VLST development.

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Right coronary artery thrombosis within drug eluting stents more than 10 years after deployment

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

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