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November 2012 Br J Cardiol 2012;19:152

News from the ESC Congress 2012

BJCardio Staff

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WOEST: aspirin not required for stent patients on oral anticoagulants  A strategy of using clopidogrel as a single antiplatelet drug for patients receiving a drug-eluting stent who are also taking an oral anticoagulant appears safe and can reduce bleeding, the results of the WOEST study suggest. How to treat patients on anticoagulation when they receive a stent is fraught with difficulty as giving the normal dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel means they will be taking three anti-clotting agents which could increase bleeding complications to a dangerous level. But no randomised clinical trials have ever investigated whethe

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January 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:47

Otner’s syndrome: the controversial cardiovocal syndrome

Hussain Al-Sardar

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Case report Figure 1. Echocardiogram showing dilated left atrium A female patient was admitted to our unit after the second repair of her mitral valve, with breathlessness and hoarseness about 10 days after the operation. Prior to the last revision she was in left ventricular failure due to severe paravalvular mitral regurgitation and, despite severe pulmonary hypertension and dilated left atrium (figure 1), she did not have any vocal symptoms prior to the operation. Ear, nose and throat examination revealed left vocal cord palsy with normal pharynx and larynx. During her stay her voice steadily improved. Discussion Cases have been reported s

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July 2005 Br J Cardiol 2005;12:255-6

What’s in a name? From anticoagulation clinics to thrombosis management centres

David A Fitzmaurice

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January 2004 Br J Cardiol 2004;11:42-9

The surgical management of mitral valve disease

Joanna Chikwe, Axel Walther, John Pepper

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