Hervé Lemarec

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Since its introduction as a clinical entity in 1992, the Brugada syndrome has progressed from being a rare disease to one that is second only to automobile accidents as a cause of death among young adults in some countries. Electrocardiographically characterized by a distinct ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads, the syndrome is associated(More)
Since its introduction as a clinical entity in 1992, the Brugada syndrome has progressed from being a rare disease to one that is second only to automobile accidents as a cause of death among young adults in some countries. Electrocardiographically characterized by a distinct ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads, the syndrome is associated(More)
OBJECTIVES We have tested whether a genotype-phenotype relationship exists in Brugada syndrome (BS) by trying to distinguish BS patients with (carriers) and those without (non-carriers) a mutation in the gene encoding the cardiac sodium channel (SCN5A) using clinical parameters. BACKGROUND Brugada syndrome is an inherited cardiac disease characterized by(More)
BACKGROUND Brugada syndrome is an arrhythmogenic disease characterized by an ECG pattern of ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads and an increased risk of sudden cardiac death as a result of ventricular fibrillation. Controversy exists with regard to risk stratification and therapeutic management, particularly in asymptomatic individuals. (More)
UNLABELLED Women with Brugada Syndrome. INTRODUCTION Spontaneous type-1 ECG has been recognized as a risk factor for sudden cardiac death (SCD) in Brugada syndrome (BrS), but studied populations predominantly consisted of men. We sought to investigate whether a spontaneous type-1 ECG pattern was also associated in women with severely symptomatic BrS.(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of genetic risk factors has not been systematically evaluated in the setting of complete atriventricular (AV) block complicated by long QT syndrome (LQTS). OBJECTIVE This study was performed to determine to what extent acquired LQTS in the context of AV block has a genetic substrate. METHODS Among 420 recipients of pacemakers(More)
Sixty patients with recurrent inducible sustained ventricular tachycardia were prospectively treated with nadolol (40 or 80 mg/day). Old myocardial infarction was present in 43 patients and dilated cardiomyopathy in 12. In group I (n = 36), nadolol was given alone, whereas in group II (n = 24), previously ineffective treatment with amiodarone was continued(More)
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common cardiac valve disease that affects nearly 1 in 40 individuals. It can manifest as mitral regurgitation and is the leading indication for mitral valve surgery. Despite a clear heritable component, the genetic aetiology leading to non-syndromic MVP has remained elusive. Four affected individuals from a large(More)
The pathophysiology of primary Raynaud's phenomenon (Raynaud's disease) remains uncertain but the transmission of this primary microcirculatory dysregulation seems strongly influenced by genetic factors. For a long time, physicians have found that the hereditary factor plays an important role in the genesis of Raynaud's disease. Familial analysis and twin(More)
Since its introduction as a clinical entity in 1992, the Brugada syndrome has progressed from being a rare disease to one that is second only to automobile accidents as a cause of death among young adults in some countries. Electrocardiographically characterized by a distinct ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads, the syndrome is associated(More)