A Béjean-Lebuisson

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Mortality, morbidity, quality of life, and left ventricular (LV) function were evaluated in 49 patients after aortic valve replacement with the St. Jude prosthesis. Total follow-up was 2577 patient-months; survivors were followed-up for 4 to 7 years by clinical examination and echocardiography. The actuarial survival rate at 6 years was 79.6%, and there(More)
Characteristic echocardiographic features of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy were recorded in 24 patients, all of whom had asymmetric septal hypertrophy and systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve (SAM) at rest or after pharmacodynamic stimulation. The relationship between outflow tract obstruction and SAM was assessed by comparison with data(More)
The peak systolic wall stress at the equator of the left ventricle (sigma max) is the maximum load that the myocardial fibres bear during contraction. It is an index of the adaptation of the left ventricle to cardiac disease, and, when elevated, it indicates cardiac decompensation. sigma max was calculated by coupled M mode echo-LV pressure recordings in 51(More)
In 20 patients with pure aortic regurgitation we studied the relationship between the severity of regurgitation, as assessed haemodynamically by the percentage of leakage (%L), and the half-pressure (T 1/2 P) and half-velocity (T 1/2 V) times, as obtained from doppler aortic blood velocity curves, taking into account the rigidity of the systemic vascular(More)
Diagnostic ultrasonography signs of Ebstein's disease are delayed closing of the tricuspid valve in relation to the mitral valve, and the possibility of recording from the tricuspid valve when the transducer is outside of the left median clavicular line. These criteria were present in 8 out of a series of 10 cases and 6 of these patients had also had(More)