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coronary disesase

Ulvi Yalcin, Kadri Murat Gurses, Duygu Kocyigit, Metin Isik, Necla Ozer
Behçet's disesase is a vasculitis that manifests with oral and genital ulcerations, skin lesions, uveitis, vascular, central nervous system and gastrointestinal involvement. While most patients develop mucocutaneous and genital ulcers along with eye disease, other patients may also present with arthritis, frank vasculitis, thrombophlebitis and central nervous system disease. This is the first case in the literature, where the diagnosis of Behçet's disease was made secondary to concomitant involvement of coronary and carotid arteries...
July 2014: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Nuno Cardim, Pedro Campos, Daniel Ferreira, Vanda Carmelo, Júlia Toste, Marisa Trabulo, Teresa Santos, Sylvie da Mariana, Francisco Pereira Machado, José Roquette
BACKGROUND: Treadmill exercise testing has low specificity for the detection of significant epicardial coronary artery disease (CAD). A possible mechanism to explain some of the false positives is transient subendocardial ischemia induced by intraventricular gradients (IVG) during stress. The development of IVG during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) occurs in 8-38% of non-selected populations. OBJECTIVES: To determine: 1. the prevalence of IVG in a selected population of false positives on treadmill stress testing; 2...
July 2012: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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