Bernard Langella

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The authors report 12 cases of myocardial bridges over the anterior interventricular artery discovered surgically. In 5 the compressive myocardial bridges were limited; in 7 the intramyocardial course of the anterior ventricular artery was discovered at operation. Comparison of the operative appearances with the angiographic findings affords a basis for(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To replace digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in carotid stenosis evaluation, noninvasive imaging techniques have to reach a high concordance rate. Our purpose is to compare the concordance rates of contrast-enhanced MR angiography (CEMRA) and CT angiography (CTA) with Doppler ultrasound (DUS) in clinical routine practice. (More)
OBJECTIVES the long-term outcome in following insertion of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters remains unclear. DESIGN prospective study. MATERIAL AND METHODS one hundred consecutive patients received percutaneous vena cava filters between 1988 and 1993. The patients underwent clinical examination, abdominal X-rays and duplex ultrasound of the IVC, right(More)
The authors describe the ultrasonographic anatomy and semiology of allowing detection of the main types of fetal non-obstructive uropathies. The results of the author's personal experience in this domain are compared to data from the literature. Differential features of the uropathies are given and the limitations and practical significance of prenatal and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the acute femoral artery hemodynamic response in paraplegic subjects during a passive leg cycle exercise. DESIGN Case series. SETTING Department of physical medicine and rehabilitation in a university in France. PARTICIPANTS A volunteer sample of 15 people with traumatic spinal cord injury. INTERVENTION Subjects performed a(More)
AIMS Myocardial infarction with unobstructed coronary artery disease represents a serious diagnostic challenge. The role of cardiac magnetic resonance in the management of cardiomyopathies is increasing. We examined the diagnostic contributions of cardiac magnetic resonance in patients presenting with acute chest pain syndrome, elevated serum cardiac(More)
Pathogenesis of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPC) is still discussed. We report one case of PPC in which a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging analysis allowed to exclude some "classical" pathogenesis hypotheses. We would like to emphasize the benefits of cardiac MRI in the comprehension of the mechanism(s) involved in the genesis of PPC.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective study was to assess the advantages and limitations of various imaging techniques in identifying problems associated with percutaneous placement of filters in the inferior vena cava. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred four vena caval filters (65 Filcard, 39 Cardial) were placed in 100 patients (four patients received two(More)
BACKGROUND Since its first description in 1991, many cases of transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome (TLVABS) have been described, but the use of cardiac MRI in this condition is much more recent. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a systematic review of the present literature in the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases for relevant case series of(More)