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The sensitivity of the passive head-up tilt test (HUT) in the evaluation of unexplained short-lasting syncope in young adults remains insufficient. The infusion of isoproterenol was proposed to improve the benefit. To evaluate the sensitivity-specificity relationship during isoproterenol dosing, we studied 76 young adults (aged 20.9 +/- 1.7 years) (group S)(More)
Poor compliance is a principal cause of treatment failure in hypertensive patients. Once-daily dosing improves compliance, but 24-h antihypertensive activity should be provided. The compliance, efficacy, and safety of amlodipine and nifedipine slow-release (SR) were compared in patients with mild-to-moderate essential hypertension recruited among 24 centers(More)
Heart rate (HR) appears to be an independent marker of cardiovascular risk, based on certain epidemiological data. Several studies have tried to establish a predictive cutt-off value. Many studies have observed the existence of a positive and independent correlation between HR and triglyycerides, VLDL, and a negative correlation between HR and HDL(More)
Echocardiography and pulmonary scintigraphy demonstrated post-embolic chronic cor pulmonale in a six-year-old woman presenting with dyspnoea. The patient's symptoms deteriorated during subsequent thromboembolic episodes, despite treatment consisting of oral anticoagulants and diuretics. After discussing the pathophysiology and diagnostic methods, the(More)
Infections after cardiac pacemaker implantation are rare (0.13 to 12.6%) but potentially severe complications. Staphylococcus is the genus most frequently isolated (72 to 100% of cases). The use of systematic prophylactic antibiotics remains controversial. From November 1991 to October 1993, 207 consecutive patients were submitted to a series of measures(More)
Diltiazem is an antihypertensive belonging to the class of heart rate-slowing calcium channel blockers; its antihypertensive efficacy has been demonstrated for a long time. Controlled trials have also demonstrated that it does not interfere with lipid parameters. This open multicentre trial was designed to verify the absence of any action of diltiazem on(More)
Diabetic neuropathy, particularly autonomic disorders, is early and frequent. When it affects the heart, it is also called cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) and its clinical manifestations, especially increased heart rate, and subclinical manifestations are reported here, together with the techniques used to study this disease: Ewing's test, "Finapres",(More)
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