Publications by authors named "Halia Z Alshehri"

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A Case Report of Giant Ascending Aortic Aneurysm: Role of Multimodality Imaging.

Aorta (Stamford) 2021 Oct 12. Epub 2021 Oct 12.

Department of Adult Cardiac Surgery, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Giant ascending aortic aneurysm (AscAA >10 cm) is an uncommon entity with a variable presentation. The size of the aneurysm, rapid expansion, and calcification are associated with an increased risk of rupture. Atherosclerosis is the most common etiology of aortic aneurysm in the elderly population. Multimodality imaging can be wisely used for diagnosis, risk stratification, and follow-up. We herein report a case of successfully repaired giant calcified AscAA with a maximum diameter of 10 cm. We also provide a brief discussion on the role of multimodality imaging.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0041-1730005DOI Listing
October 2021

Surgical approach to huge cardiac hydatid cyst of the interventricular septum.

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2014 Nov 22;22(9):1093-5. Epub 2013 Oct 22.

Cardiac Surgery Department, Prince Salman Heart Center, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Cardiac echinococcosis is a rare but potentially fatal condition. The cysts are frequently located in the left or right ventricle; involvement of the interventricular septum is exceptional. We report the case of a 29-year-old woman who presented with palpitation and generalized T-wave inversion on her electrocardiogram. Transthoracic echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed a huge hydatid cyst originating from the interventricular septum. She was started on albendazole tablets, and surgical excision on cardiopulmonary bypass was carried out after 5 days of treatment. She had an uneventful postoperative recovery, and was continued on albendazole tablets for 4 months.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0218492313492745DOI Listing
November 2014

Obstructive bioprosthetic mitral valve thrombus: management options?

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2014 Oct 18;22(8):975-8. Epub 2013 Oct 18.

Cardiac Surgery Department, Prince Salman Heart Center, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Bioprosthetic valve thrombosis is an extremely rare event, therefore, long-term anticoagulation can be avoided. There is limited experience in the diagnosis and treatment of such a situation. We present the case of a patient with a porcine mitral bioprosthesis who presented with acute pulmonary edema, likely secondary to obstructive valve thrombosis. A favorable outcome was observed after conservative anticoagulant treatment.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0218492313491582DOI Listing
October 2014
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