France Lemaitre

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BACKGROUND The apical ballooning syndrome is precipitated by emotional or physical stress but the underlying mechanism remains poorly understood. The contribution of myocardial bridging on the aetiology and the onset of the syndrome is not known. METHODS We observed 8 patients with chest pain, T-wave inversion in several leads of the ECG, transient left(More)
A 72-year-old man presented with an acute myocardial infarction, he did not receive any reperfusion therapy because he presented as a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (MI). A dobutamine stress echocardiography was done five days after. A partial rupture of the posterior papillary muscle occurred during the stress test. The patient developed(More)
We report the observations of three patients with myocarditis. The first one with chest pain, the second one with a pseudo-infarct presentation and the third one with a cardiogenic shock. We discuss the different anatomo-clinical presentations of myocarditis, the diagnosis, the indications of endomyocardial biopsies and the prognosis of this pathology.
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