Henri Warembourg

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BACKGROUND Floating right heart thrombi (FRHTS) are a rare phenomenon, encountered almost exclusively in patients with suspected or proven pulmonary embolism and diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography. Their management remains controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS We report on a series of 38 consecutive patients encountered over the past 12 years.(More)
OBJECTIVE Fifteen collaborating centers in eight countries present their pooled experience with the new Bicarbon bileaflet valve. METHODS Between 4/90 and 4/96, 1351 patients, 806 males and 545 females, aged 10 to 83, mean 58.4 +/- 12.4, underwent valve implantation. OPERATIONS aortic valve replacement (AVR), 726; mitral valve replacement (MVR), 475;(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to prospectively investigate the effects of surgical correction of mitral regurgitation (MR) on exercise performance, cardiac function and neurohormonal activation. BACKGROUND Little is known about the effect of surgical correction of MR on functional status or on neurohormonal activation. METHODS Cardiopulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND Primary cardiac sarcomas are uncommon and rare, with an unequal distribution in the population. A dismal prognosis is usually admitted that is related to a high propensity to develop distant metastasis with survival rarely exceeding 2 years. We report a case of a patient with a primary cardiac rhabdomyosarcoma characterized by an exceptional(More)
Three cases of aneurysm of the membranous septum were diagnosed in vivo. The fourth case was discovered at post-mortem examination in a patient who had a conductive disorder. These four cases give us reason to review the anatomical, clinical, radiological and haemodynamic features of this condition.
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma (CPF) is a rare and histologically benign tumor, but may have a malignant propensity for life-threatening complications; thus, surgical removal is justified. Case histories were reviewed of four patients who underwent surgical management after diagnosis of CPF located on aortic (n = 2) or(More)