Catherine Minifié

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OBJECTIVES Since cardiovascular complications tend to occur more often in the morning, it is tempting to link this to the surge in blood pressure (BP) on rising. Our objective was to measure BP and heart rate (HR) on rising and compare values with those recorded immediately beforehand and seek variables related to marked changes in the two parameters in a(More)
Previous studies suggest that there is a dopamine lowering process during major depressive episodes (MDE). To investigate this, we measured the dopamine transporter binding potential (DAT BP) in the striatum of depressed and healthy subjects using [(11)C]RTI-32 PET. The DAT, a predominantly presynaptic receptor, decreases in density after chronic dopamine(More)
Primary hyperaldosteronism is a diagnosis which should be considered in refractory hypertension even in the absence of any hypokalaemia. Its detection relies above all on the levels of renin and aldosterone. The aldosterone/renin ratio has been proposed as the most sensitive criterium. The reference values used for the diagnosis of primary(More)
BACKGROUND The QKD interval is the time between the QRS wave on the electrocardiogram (ECG) and the detection of the last Korotkoff sound during BP measurement. Measurement of the QKD interval during ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring provides an automatic evaluation of arterial stiffness. The objective of this longitudinal study was to examine the(More)
OBJECTIVES The QKD interval is measured between the onset of QRS on the ECG and detection of last Korotkoff sound by a microphone placed on the brachial artery while measuring BP. It is the sum of preejection time and pulse transmission time and thus is correlated to pulse wave velocity (PWV). This interval is automatically monitored with BP and HR every 15(More)
Fava et al., Am. J. Psychiatry 150 (1993)1158-1163, have recently proposed the existence of a sub-type of depressed patients who experience anger attacks. These investigators hypothesized that patients who experience anger attacks will respond better to a specific selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medication than will depressed patients who do(More)
In the Bordeaux cohort of never treated, uncomplicated hypertensive patients with office BP > 140/90 on at least 2 occasions, we selected those with good quality 24 H ambulatory BP measurement and LVM measured with M mode echo before any antihypertensive treatment. In this group, we studied the relationships between LVM and average 24 h systolic BP in males(More)
One could expect that malignant hypertension would belong to the history. Unfortunately, this complication has not been eradicated even though many physicians have already forgot it. The hypertension care units are still confronted to it, and even the arrival of the renin-angiotensin system blockers have changed the prognosis of those patients, an adequate(More)
Fava, Rosenbaum, McCarthy, Pava, Steingard and Bless (1991) have recently proposed the existence of a subtype of depressed patients who experience anger attacks. The aim of this study was to assess if depressed patients categorized as high angry hostile have symptoms and personality profiles distinct from depressed patients categorized as low angry hostile.(More)
Haematoma of the thoracic aortic wall is a relatively new concept, the physiopathology of which remains controversial. It results from an haemorrhage of the aortic wall due to rupture of the vasa-vasorum without communication with the arterial lumen. This is a diagnosis of elimination of dissection of the aorta which has been made possible by modern(More)
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