Georges Faucon

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Calcium antagonists have been reported to decrease the incidence of sudden death in postinfarction management and vulnerability to fibrillation secondary to experimental coronary occlusion. In order to confirm such beneficial results regarding ischaemic ventricular fibrillation, the threshold intensity for fibrillation electrically induced with impulses of(More)
The effects of two novel antiarrhythmic drugs, cibenzoline and flecainide, known to exert potent inhibitory effects on sodium channel, were investigated on intraventricular conduction in anaesthetized, closed-chest dogs. During this study, in which the heart was electrically stimulated, the pacing period was gradually reduced in the 500-200 msec range, and(More)
The paper presents a study of global system for mobile (GSM) phone radio-frequency effects on human cerebral activity. The work was based on the study of auditory evoked potentials (AEPs) recorded from healthy humans and epileptic patients. The protocol allowed the comparison of AEPs recorded with or without exposure to electrical fields. Ten variables(More)
Acetylcholine-, isoproterenol-, quinidine- and ouabain-induced variations of the effective refractory periods (E.R.P.) of the non-specialized atrial and ventricular tissue have been explored in the dog by the extra-stimulus method during total cardiopulmonary by-pass. Acetylcholine significantly shortens the E.R.P. of atrial fibers, but does not provoke any(More)
The pharmacokinetic parameters of caffeine were measured in 9 pregnant women and 4 women 4 days post partum. The results show a significant prolongation of caffeine elimination in pregnant women. Normal pharmacokinetic parameters seem to be restored as soon as 4 days post partum. Steroids hormones (estriol, estradiol, and progesterone) were measured in both(More)
A comparative evaluation of beta-blockers and calcium antagonists as protective agents against ventricular fibrillation related to myocardial ischaemia, was attempted in the pig heart in situ of anaesthetized, open-chest animals, subjected to a temporary complete occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery near its origin. This occlusion(More)
The acute effects of a single dose of diltiazem (Tildiem®), a calcium antagonist, were studied in 9 patients with severely impaired renal function (GFR between 0.03 and 0.87 ml/s/1.73 m2). Control measurements were made of inulin and PAH clearance, creatinine, blood pressure, heart rate and ECG. Following administration of diltiazem 120 mg, 7 blood samples(More)
The article presents a study of the influence of radio frequency (RF) fields emitted by mobile phones on human cerebral activity. Our work was based on the study of Auditory Evoked Potentials (AEPs) recorded on the scalp of healthy humans and epileptic patients. The protocol allowed us to compare AEPs recorded with or without exposure to RFs. To get a(More)
The combined effects of digoxin and hypercalcaemia were studied in the canine heart in situ on the sinoatrial (SA) and atrioventricular (AV) nodes. Measurements were made of heart rate, of conduction time in the AV node by the endocavitory recording of the His bundle potentials, and of the effective refractory period of this node by the extrastimulus(More)