Characterization of Patients with Inguinal Hernia Ambulatory Surgical Treatment
Pedro Rolando Lòpez Rodrìguez, Olga Caridad Leòn Gonzalez, Jorge Satorre Rocha, Eduardo Castillo Garcia, Luis Marrero Quiala, M Elisa Puentes Rizo and Lais Angelica Ceruto Ortiz
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 30, 2021
The surgical treatment of inguinal hernia has increased in the last decade and its prevalence is not known. Objective: Characterization of patients with inguinal hernia ambulatory surgical treatment. An observational, descriptive and prospective study of 972 patients with the diagnosis of inguinal hernia was performed, which were operated on an outpatient basis in the General Teaching Hospital “Enrique Cabrera” since January 2009 to December 2020. Emergency operated patients were excluded. ...
The Rare Finding of Posteromedial Papillary Muscle Hypertrophy in Chronic Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease
Ros Lavery, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI and David Kerins, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FASE
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 30, 2021
A scarcity of literature exists on papillary muscle hypertrophy. The reported incidence of 0.4% is based on a single study of 6731 patient echos that were reported in 1990. The importance of this condition is substantial as patients are often asymptomatic and it has been postulated as a potential cause of sudden cardiac death. A 43-year-old lady presented to our care that had an incidental finding of papillary muscle hypertrophy in the context of chronic rheumatic mitral valve disease. The clini...