Gerard Laval

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To test the large number of hypotheses proposed as causes for childhood leukemia, a case control study was carried out on every child diagnosed for acute leukemia between 1.1.1977 and 12.31.1982, under the age of 15 and living in the region of Lyon (Rhône-Alpes and Saône-et-Loire). Some factors could not be confirmed, possibly in relation with the(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of troponin I (cTnI) levels to predict myocardial infarction size in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In 87 patients with STEMI undergoing primary PCI, serial plasma concentrations of cTnI and(More)
The case of a 6 year old child with a tricuspid valve myxoma is presented. Early diagnosis by echocardiography, confirmed by angiography, resulted in surgical cure before any symptoms appeared. This is the only reported echocardiographic study of a myxoma inserted on the tricuspid valve found in a review of the literature of 6 cases of right ventricular(More)
Myocardial infarction is an anatomical and therefore functional amputation of some of the myocardial tissues. Moments after acute coronary occlusion, a cascade of metabolic, mechanical and electrical ischaemia related events is observed. Contraction stops and regional left ventricular akinesis (then dyskinesis) occurs in the zone at risk of irreversible(More)
Acute myocardial infarction is the result of sudden coronary occlusion in the absence of a collateral circulation. There main factors are required for this to occur: an acute parietal lesion on a stenosis of variable, sometimes minor, importance; local coronary vasoconstriction and a platelet and fibrin thrombus. Parietal fissuration is the commonest(More)