J. P. Lesbre

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Pulsed Doppler echocardiography was performed in 30 patients to assess the influence of mitral orifice area and velocity on the determination of mitral stroke volume and inflow. Aortic forward stroke volume and outflow were measured at the centre of the aortic annulus, and compared with mitral flow measurements calculated by three methods. Both mitral(More)
To determine the clinical and angiographic factors responsible for left ventricular aneurysm formation and the prognosis of patients with aneurysm, 79 patients with a first acute transmural anterior myocardial infarction and angiographically documented isolated left anterior descending artery disease were retrospectively evaluated. Presence of large infarct(More)
End diastolic flow velocity just beneath the aortic isthmus was measured within 72 hours of cardiac catheterisation by pulsed Doppler echocardiography in 30 controls and 61 patients with aortic regurgitation. The end diastolic flow velocity was determined at the peak R wave on a simultaneously recorded electrocardiogram. In all controls there was no reverse(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to examine if the use of multiplane transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) could predict the absence or the presence of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with aortic stenosis. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS Clinical, angiographic features and TEE findings(More)
Cardiac output was measured simultaneously by pulsed Doppler echocardiography and thermodilution in 22 patients, 18 of whom also underwent atrial pacing at different rates to give a total of 42 different measurements. The aortic diameter was measured firstly at the aortic ring at the level of insertion of the aortic cusps and then at the point of maximum(More)
In a retrospective multicentre study, the diagnostic potential of transoesophageal 2D-echocardiography (TEE) as compared to precordial 2D-echocardiography (TTE) was determined in 154 patients with primary or secondary tumours of the heart. Additionally, the value of standard diagnostic parameters, such as symptoms, X-ray of the chest and electrocardiogram(More)
To determine the clinical value of a simple and non-geometric pulsed Doppler regurgitant index, namely the mitral to aortic velocity-time integral (VTI) ratio in the semiquantitative assessment of severity of isolated pure mitral regurgitation (MR), 109 patients with isolated pure MR and sinus rhythm prospectively underwent Doppler echocardiography within(More)
To assess the occurrence rate and major determinants of spontaneous echo contrast and to examine its impact on thromboembolic events and mortality in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, 86 hospitalized patients (73 men and 13 women, mean age 63 +/- 11 years) with dilated cardiomyopathy who underwent transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiographic(More)
The authors report the case of an asymptomatic 67 year old patient, in whom, 6 years after aortic valve replacement, Doppler color flow mapping showed the presence of a coronary artery--left ventricular fistula. The normality of preoperative coronary angiography suggested that this fistula was created during peroperative left ventricular purging: the(More)