Jean Claude Potier

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UNLABELLED Carvedilol can induce important clinical and hemodynamic improvements in patients with chronic heart failure resulting from severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. This study examines the impact of carvedilol on cardiac neuronal function using 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy in dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS Twenty-two(More)
The authors report the case of a cardiac tumour documented by 2 D echocardiography, presenting in the newborn with cardiac arrest. The echocardiographic features of multiple nodules disseminated in the ventricular walls suggested a diagnosis of rhabdomyoma. The initial course was complicated by poorly tolerated attacks of tachycardia which were rapidly(More)
This prospective nonrandomized study enrolled 16 patients with congestive heart failure [NYHA (New York Heart Association) III and IV] refractory to a maximal well-tolerated drug therapy. The aims were to evaluate if peritoneal ultrafiltration (PUF) could improve clinical conditions and to determine morbidity secondary to resistant congestive heart failure(More)
BACKGROUND This prospective, observational study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and the safety of a new strategy for stenting in acute coronary syndromes: direct stent implantation without predilation of the culprit lesion. This strategy might reduce both the cost of the procedure and the rate of no-reflow, a phenomenon that is more frequently(More)
We present the case of 44-yr-old man who presented syncope with ventricular tachycardia in the setting of Brugada syndrome. In addition to the electrocardiographic evidence of the syndrome and the absence of apparent structural heart disease, clear defects of myocardial neuronal metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) uptake on MIBG SPECT imaging also were found in(More)