Etienne Marc Jolicoeur

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To the Editor: Novel percutaneous transcatheter technologies are emerging as alternatives to surgery for high-risk patients (1). Transcatheter mitral valve (MV) implantation has the potential to become the preferred intervention to treat severe mitral regurgita-tion in these patients, because theoretically it can reduce mitral regurgitation to an extent(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic stable angina (CSA) has a major negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQL) including poor general health status, psychological distress, and inability to self-manage. METHODS We used meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness of self-management interventions for improving stable angina symptoms, HRQL and psychological(More)
BACKGROUND Refractory angina is a severe chronic disease, defined as angina which cannot be controlled by usual treatments for heart disease. This disease is frightening, debilitating, and difficult to manage. Many people suffering refractory have inadequate pain relief, continually revisit emergency departments for help, undergo repeated cardiac(More)
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