Élie Mousseaux

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Arterial stiffness predicts cardiovascular events beyond traditional risk factors. However, the relationship with aging of novel noninvasive measures of aortic function by MRI and their interrelationship with established markers of vascular stiffness remain unclear and currently limit their potential impact. Our aim was to compare age-related changes of(More)
BACKGROUND Skeletal myoblast (SM) transplantation (Tx) in a post-myocardial infarction (MI) scar experimentally improves left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF). Short-term follow-up (FU) studies have suggested that a similar benefit could clinically occur despite an increased risk of LV arrhythmias. METHODS AND RESULTS We report the long-term FU of(More)
To explore the potential role of MRI in detecting cardiac allograft rejection in transplant recipients using gadolinium tetraazacyclododecane tetraacetic acid (Gd-DOTA) for contrast enhancement, we examined 7 normal healthy volunteers and 39 patients separated into three groups according to histological findings. Quantitative myocardial enhancement (ME),(More)
A computer-assisted method is proposed to estimate transmural extent of myocardial infarction. In 40 patients with chronic myocardial infarction and 3 control subjects, late gadolinium enhancement images were acquired with magnetic resonance imaging. Segmental infarct transmural extent was visually assessed by two experts on a 5-point scale. A fuzzy c-means(More)
Fibromuscular dysplasia is an uncommon, segmental, nonatherosclerotic arterial disease of unknown aetiology. The disease primarily affects women and involves intermediate-sized arteries in many areas of the body, including cervical and intracranial arteries. Although often asymptomatic, fibromuscular dysplasia can also be associated with spontaneous(More)
AIMS To investigate the role of the geometry of the aortic arch in resting hypertension after successful repair of coarctation (CoA). METHODS AND RESULTS 105 patients (15.3+/-6 years) with successful repair of aortic CoA underwent blood pressure (BP) measurements at rest and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the aortic arch and left ventricle. Three(More)
Cardiac output and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) were measured in 19 patients by means of catheterization of the right side of the heart. Results were compared with the cardiac output and indexes of pulmonary arterial blood flow estimated with velocity-encoded magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Correlations were good between estimates with right-sided(More)
An increasing number of intermediate risk asymptomatic subjects benefit from measures of atherosclerosis burden like coronary artery calcification studies with non-contrast heart computed tomography (CT). However, additional information can be derived from these studies, looking beyond the coronary arteries and without exposing the patients to further(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the variability of various measurement protocols for measurement of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and the clinical relevance of variability. Three radiologists performed computed tomographic angiography measurements of both the aorta and the largest portion of the aneurysm on selected axial slices. Then measurements(More)