Frédéric Rouleau

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The aim of the study was to define criteria for left ventricular pacing in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) using an echocardiographic evaluation of interventricular electromechanical delay (IMD) and a correlation of IMD to QRS duration. Standard 12-lead ECG and echocardiography with pulsed Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) were recorded in 35 DCM patients (mean age(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been shown to be a robust and noninvasive method to assess left ventricular (LV) cardiac function. This study sought to assess volumes and mass calculated with MRI using fast techniques for acquisition and postprocessing, and to compare results in terms of cost-effectiveness with those of(More)
Psychotropic Drugs and ST Segment Elevation. Transient ST segment elevation in right precordial leads with use of psychotropic drugs is reported in two cases of overdose and one case of therapeutic administration. Flecainide did not reproduce ST segment elevation. The relationship of these abnormalities to the Brugada syndrome and the electrophysiologic(More)
Optimization of programmed atrioventricular delay in dual chamber pacing is essential to the hemodynamic efficiency of the heart. Automatic AV delay optimization in an implanted pacemaker is highly desirable. Variations of peak endocardial acceleration (PEA) with AV delay at rest correlate well with echocardiography derived observations, particularly with(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the incidence, timing and classical presentations of thyroid dysfunction in patients treated long-term with amiodarone. Ninety patients (sex ratio M/W 67/33, mean age 71 years) were followed up for 48 months. The daily dose of amiodarone was 200 mg after loading doses during the hospital stay for atrial(More)
Left ventricular functional abnormalities are associated with regional increases of wall stress and modifications of wall curvature. This study describes the integration of the short-axis and long-axis wall curvatures for determining peak systolic wall stress. Quantification was realized with cine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) from the location of the(More)
AIMS To describe the time course of myocardial scarring after transapical-transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TA-TAVI) with the Edwards SAPIEN XT™ and the Edwards SAPIEN™ prosthesis in a 3-month follow-up study using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). METHODS In 20 TA-TAVI patients, CMR was performed at discharge and 3 months (3M). Cine-MRI(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the correlation between heart sounds and peak endocardial acceleration (PEA) amplitudes and timings, by modulation of paced atrioventricular (AV) delay in recipients of dual chamber pacemakers. METHODS Ten recipients of dual chamber pacemakers implanted for high-degree AV block were studied. Endocardial acceleration (EA) and(More)
Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency is an X-linked disorder of the urea cycle mapped to chromosome Xp21.1. Here, we show that apparent segregation of null alleles at the OTC locus and flanking polymorphic loci mimicked false maternity or false paternity in three affected families. Based on these observations, we suggest giving consideration to gene(More)