Alejandro N. Mazzadi

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Although mutations in cardiac sodium and potassium channel genes are associated with congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS), a "modifier" role of the sympathetic nervous system was proposed to explain the distinct severity of the disease. We evaluated cardiac sympathetic innervation using [11C]hydroxyephedrine ([11C]HED) and positron emission tomography (PET)(More)
AIM : We sought to improve the clinical interpretation of first-pass myocardial magnetic resonance perfusion. Parametric analyses of the myocardial distribution of the contrast agent have been proposed. The objective of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of visual analysis and of a parametric approach in an animal model under acquisition(More)
Patients with severe chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) exhibit a highly altered myocardial pattern of perfusion, metabolism, and mechanical performance. In this context, the diagnosis of stunning remains elusive not only because of methodological and logistic considerations, but also because of the pathophysiological characteristics of the myocardium of(More)
Alejandro N. Mazzadi,1,2 Xavier André-Fouët,3 Jérôme Duisit,1,2 Véronique Gebuhrer,3 Nicolas Costes,1 Philippe Chevalier,3 Claire Rodriguez,3 Jean-Jacques Schott,4 Hervé Le Marec,4 Pascale Guicheney,5 Didier Le Bars,1 and Marc Janier1,2 1Centre d’Exploration et de Recherche Médicales par Émission de Positons, 69003 Lyon; 2Centre de Recherche et(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Factor analysis of medical image sequences (FAMIS) applied to gadolinium chelate-enhanced subsecond magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was evaluated as a postprocessing method for assessing myocardial perfusion in coronary artery disease (CAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS To assess the accuracy of motion correction, five normal volunteers(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the major role attributed to myocardial vagal activity in left ventricular arrhythmogenesis in chronic myocardial infarction, the impact of infarction on left ventricular muscarinic receptor density remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS Left ventricular muscarinic receptor density was measured in vivo by positron emission tomography(More)
AIMS We showed previously that ivabradine (IVA), a selective inhibitor of the cardiac pacemaker I(f) current, achieved protection against ischaemia-induced ventricular fibrillation (VF) in pigs by increasing the VF threshold (VFT). This was correlated to the heart rate reduction (HRR), the limitation of monophasic action potential shortening and the(More)
The impact of blood flow reductions on the intramyocardial inotropic reserve has not yet been established in coronary artery disease (CAD). We therefore evaluated in severe CAD the relationship between positron emission tomography (PET) patterns of perfusion and glucose uptake and the corresponding tagged magnetic resonance imaging (tagged MRI) values of(More)
Purpose: To evaluate coronary artery disease (CAD) patients regarding to their perfusion-glucose uptake relationship at rest for all myocardial regions and to determine whether this evaluation could typify patients with different positron emission tomography (PET)-pattern proportions and pathophysiological characteristics. Methods: Rest/dipyridamole H2 15O(More)
In severe coronary artery disease (CAD), it has been shown that intramyocardial inotropic reserve as assessed with tagged magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is uniformly distributed among positron emission tomography (PET) patterns reflecting normal or concomitant reductions in perfusion and glucose metabolism. This preliminary study aimed to delineate the(More)