• Transcatheter aortic valve in mitral annular calcifi cation (TAV-in-MAC) : a new treatment option for mitral valve replacement in patients with severe annular calcification 

      Weich, Hellmuth; Van Wyk, Jacques; Hofmeyr, Lou; Vogts, Carl (South African Heart Association, 2019)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Severe mitral annular calcification is not an uncommon occurrence in the elderly and up to now, this has often precluded surgical replacement of the mitral valve. Initial attempts at percutaneous placement ...
    • Tri-leaflet mitral valves – when lightning strikes thrice 

      Van Rensburg, Annari; Pecoraro, Alfonso; Kyriakakis, Charles; Herbst, Philip; Doubell, Anton (South African Heart Association, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Mitral valves are well known to be bi-leaflet structures with attachments from both leaflets (anterior and posterior) to both papillary muscles (anterolateral and posteromedial). Congenital abnormalities ...
    • Tuberculous pericarditis : challenges and controversies in the modern era 

      Kyriakakis, Charles G. (South African Heart Association, 2016)
      Tuberculous pericarditis (TBP) continues to wreak havoc across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Despite more than 5 decades of treatment and research into TBP, we are not much closer to alleviating the suffering and mortality ...
    • When opportunity knocks 

      Van Rensburg, Annari; Kyriakakis, Charles; Pecoraro, Alfonso; Herbst, Philip (South African Heart Association, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Constrictive pericarditis remains a common medical problem in developing countries where it frequently complicates tuberculous pericarditis. In addition, it is not infrequently seen in the developed world ...