Eric Epailly

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T1 mapping is now a clinically feasible method, providing pixel-wise quantification of the cardiac structure's T1 values. Beyond focal lesions, well depicted by late gadolinium enhancement sequences, it has become possible to discriminate diffuse myocardial alterations, previously not assessable by noninvasive means. The strength of this method includes the(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the in situ properties of muscle mitochondria using the skinned fiber technique in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and sedentary (SED) and more active (ACT) controls to determine: 1) whether respiration of muscle tissue in the SED and ACT groups correlates with peak oxygen consumption (pVO(2)), 2) whether it is altered(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional antibody induction therapy is currently used in heart transplantation despite safety concerns. This 6-month, prospective, randomized, multicenter, open-label study examined whether basiliximab offers a tolerability benefit compared with anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) while maintaining similar efficacy in de novo heart transplant(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether assessing D-Dimer might be helpful for the management of acute aortic dissection (AAD). DESIGN Single-center retrospective case-control study. SETTING University Hospital of Strasbourg France. PATIENTS Patients were 94 consecutive patients admitted to our institution with confirmed AAD and in whom D-Dimer test(More)
Proliferation signal or mammalian target-of-rapamycin inhibitors (PSI/mTOR inhibitors), everolimus and sirolimus, provide attractive options for use in heart transplantation because they are immunosuppressive and anti-proliferative. PSI/mTOR inhibitors work synergistically with calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) and thus permit the minimization of CNIs without(More)
The pulmonary diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) is reduced in chronic heart failure and remains decreased after heart transplantation. This decrease in DLCO may depend on a permanent alteration after transplantation of one or the other of its components: diffusion of the alveolar capillary membrane or the pulmonary capillary blood volume (Vc).(More)
BACKGROUND Immunoglobulinic (AL) amyloidosis is a complication of plasma cell dyscrasia, characterized by widespread deposition of amyloid fibrils derived from monoclonal light chains. Cardiac amyloid is the main prognostic factor, with a median survival of six months. Cardiac transplantation in AL amyloidosis is associated with high mortality, due to(More)
Adrenomedullin (ADM) is a newly discovered potent vasorelaxing and natriuretic peptide that recently has been shown to be increased after heart transplantation. To investigate the hemodynamic factors modulating its release and the eventual role of ADM in blood pressure regulation after heart transplantation, seven matched heart-transplant recipients (Htx)(More)
AIM To compare the peroperative blood loss and the postoperative systemic inflammatory reaction in patients receiving either a Vasculour II Albumin pre-impregnated prosthesis (VA group, n = 32) or a preclotted Vasculour II prosthesis (V group, n = 33) for elective surgery of the abdominal aorta. SETTING University Hospital. DESIGN Prospective,(More)