• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • The heart team, TAVI and natural selection 

      Doubell, Anton (South African Heart Association, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The announcement in 2002 that Alan Cribier had performed the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) ranked right up there with the announcement that the first heart transplant had been ...
    • Delivering cardiac care : the next frontier 

      Pecoraro, Alfonso J. K. (South African Heart Association, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The 17th annual South African Heart congress, co-hosted with the annual meeting of the World Society of Cardiothoracic surgery, brings together both local and international pioneers in the field of ...
    • Cardiology training in South Africa – on the brink? 

      Doubell, Anton (South African Heart Association, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: More often than not, when we use the expression “on the brink”, we are referring to an impending bad situation. On the edge of a cliff without wings so to speak…, on the brink of disaster…, on the brink ...
    • An approach to the patient with suspected pericardial disease 

      Kyriakakis, Charles G.; Mayosi, Bongani M.; De Vries, Elma; Isaacs, Abdul; Doubell, Anton F. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Diseases of the pericardium commonly manifest in one of three ways: acute pericarditis, pericardial effusion and constrictive pericarditis. In the developed world, the most common cause of acute pericarditis ...
    • An approach to the patient with a suspected tachycardia in the emergency department 

      Chin, A.; Vezi, B.; Namane, M.; Weich, H.; Scott-Millar, R. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Patients present to the emergency department with either an ongoing tachycardia or a history suspicious of a tachycardia. Either way, the tachycardia needs to be documented, preferably on a 12-lead ...