Anne Marie Fournier

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Coronary arteritis rather than myocardial involvement is typically emphasized in Kawasaki disease (KD). Moreover, the criteria and the usual biological markers oversee the importance of cardiac-specific markers in diagnosing this disease. We sought to study the clinical usefulness of measuring B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and its N-terminal moiety(More)
BACKGROUND The Pediatric Electrophysiology Society studied children with the long QT syndrome (LQTS) to describe the features of LQTS in patients less than 21 years old, define potential "low-risk" and "high-risk" subpopulations, and determine optimal treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients less than 21 years old were included if either QTc was more than(More)
BACKGROUND Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is one of the most common conditions requiring emergent cardiac care in children, yet its management has never been subjected to a randomized controlled clinical trial. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of the 2 most commonly used medications for antiarrhythmic prophylaxis of SVT(More)
To assess myocardial electric potentials late after Kawasaki disease (KD) we measured signal-averaged electrocardiography (SAECG) and QT dispersion parameters. Thirteen patients with persistent coronary aneurysm (group I), 12 with late resolution of the aneurysm (>3 months) (group II), and 13 with early resolution (group III) were studied 7.9 ± 3.9, 6.7 ±(More)
Hypertension Canada's Canadian Hypertension Education Program Guidelines Task Force provides annually updated, evidence-based recommendations to guide the diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension. This year, we present 4 new recommendations, as well as revisions to 2 previous recommendations. In the diagnosis and assessment of(More)
Ascending aortic dilatation (AoD) in patients with structurally normal hearts and congenital heart block (CHB) has been previously described. The cause and management of AoD are yet to be determined. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that AoD in children with CHB regresses after the implantation of cardiac dual-chamber pacemakers (PMs). The(More)
The Canadian Hypertension Education Program reviews the hypertension literature annually and provides detailed recommendations regarding hypertension diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment. This report provides the updated evidence-based recommendations for 2015. This year, 4 new recommendations were added and 2 existing recommendations were(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of systemic thromboemboli associated with transvenous leads in the presence of an intracardiac shunt is currently unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS To define this risk, we conducted a multicenter, retrospective cohort study of 202 patients with intracardiac shunts: Sixty-four had transvenous leads (group 1), 56 had epicardial leads (group(More)