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April 2021 Br J Cardiol 2021;28(2) doi:10.5837/bjc.2021.023

TAVR for severe aortic stenosis and papillary fibroelastoma in a high-risk setting

Ishtiaq Rahman, Ammar Alibrahim, Mohammad Zahrani, Joji Ito, Kim Connelly, Chris Buller, Mark Peterson, David Latter

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Introduction Papillary fibroelastoma (PFE) are rare intra-cardiac tumours and manifest with varied clinical presentation. This report highlights the application of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with severe aortic stenosis, compounded by PFE, as a strategy to mitigate the high risk of redo surgery in patients with multiple comorbidities. Case presentation We report a 75-year-old man who presented with multiple syncopal episodes, who had undergone previous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Both left internal mammary arterial (LIMA) graft to left anterior descending (LAD) artery and saphenous vein graft to diago

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September 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:99–100 doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.028

My 60-year relationship with aortic stenosis

Anthony P C Bacon, Harry Rosen, Neil Ruparelia

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Dr Anthony P C Bacon Introduction It may be invidious to write about oneself and one’s own disorders, but perhaps exception can be made when there is a gap of 60 years between writing about a condition and reporting one’s own case of it at the age of 94. In my case (APCB), the prospect of a general anaesthetic accompanied recurrent cholecystitis and dyspnoea, so I dusted off my stethoscope and on listening to my heart, I was somewhat taken aback to find that I had developed aortic stenosis. Early career Having qualified in 1947, and following 18 months in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) in Germany in 1948–9, I began work again in th

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