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We wanted to determine the anatomical features of the inferior hypogastric plexus (IHP), and the useful landmarks for a safe surgical approach during pelvic surgery. We dissected the IHP in 22 formolized female anatomical subjects, none of which bore any stigmata of subumbilical surgery. The inferior hypogastric plexus (IHP) is a triangle with a posterior(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to provide bedside evidence of the potential link between cardiac mitochondrial dysfunction and arrhythmia as reported in bench studies. BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequent complication of cardiac surgery. Underlying mechanisms of post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) remain largely unknown. Because cardiac(More)
Anthracyclines remain the cornerstone of treatment in many malignancies but these agents have a cumulative dose relationship with cardiotoxicity. Development of cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure induced by anthracyclines are typically dose-dependent, irreversible, and cumulative. Although past studies of cardiotoxicity have focused on(More)
RATIONALE Percutaneous aortic valve procedures are a major breakthrough in the management of patients with aortic stenosis. Residual gradient and residual aortic regurgitation are major predictors of midterm and long-term outcome after percutaneous aortic valve procedures. We hypothesized that (1) induction/recovery of high molecular weight (HMW) multimers(More)
OBJECTIVE Moderate to severe aortic regurgitation is occurring in 20% to 30% of cases after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. METHODS The purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of a prospective policy of "oversizing" the Edwards SAPIEN bioprosthesis (Edwards Lifesciences LLC, Irvine, Calif) relative to the diameter of the aortic annulus(More)
BACKGROUND Postprocedural aortic regurgitation occurs in 10 to 20% of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) for aortic stenosis. We hypothesized that assessment of defects in high-molecular-weight (HMW) multimers of von Willebrand factor or point-of-care assessment of hemostasis could be used to monitor aortic regurgitation(More)
To locate and describe the various efferences of the plexus in order to make it easier to avoid nerve lesions during pelvic surgery on women patients through a better anatomical knowledge of the inferior hypogastric plexus (IHP). We dissected 27 formalin embalmed female anatomical subjects, none of which bore any stigmata of subumbilical surgery. The(More)
First-generation drug-eluting stents have raised concerns regarding the risk of late and very late stent thrombosis compared with bare metal stents and require prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy. Despite extensive investigations, the physiopathology of these late events remains incompletely understood. Aside from patient- and lesion-related risk factors,(More)