Jean François Leclercq

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The study of the tapes of ambulatory patients who died while wearing Holter devices allows us to know the terminal electrical events of death in these cases and which are the electrical triggering mechanisms leading to the terminal event. From the evaluation of seven published series with 10 or more cases, we can see that the most frequent causes of sudden(More)
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency left atrial catheter ablation has become a routine procedure for treatment of atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to assess with preprocedural and postprocedural cerebral magnetic resonance imaging the thromboembolic risk, either silent or clinically manifest, in the context of atrial fibrillation ablation. The secondary(More)
INTRODUCTION Silent cerebral ischemic lesions have recently emerged as the most frequent complications after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). To reduce thromboembolic complications, new types of catheters and energy source have been introduced in clinical practice. The study purpose is to compare the incidence of new silent cerebral ischemic events in(More)
Sixty-two Holter recordings of sudden death due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) were analysed by full disclosure and computerized processing. Thirteen sudden deaths were due to torsades de pointes in noncoronary subjects (11/13), related to quinidine-like drugs and/or hypokalaemia: they were always initiated by a long RR cycle due to a post-extrasystolic(More)
Having observed 18 cases, the authors describe a syndrome of recurrent paroxysmal atrial arrhythmia which was very homogeneous from the clinical and ECG point of view. It was usually found in middle aged males, with no demonstrable underlying heart disease, whose disorder of intra-atrial conduction occurred during sinus rhythm. The condition developed(More)
BACKGROUND Simultaneous multipolar ablation catheters have been proposed to simplify pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). Recently, a new multipolar irrigated radiofrequency (RF) ablation catheter (nMARQ™, Biosense Webster Inc., Diamond Bar, CA, USA) combining both 3-dimensional electroanatomic mapping and multipolar(More)
Long-term prognosis, pharmacological prophylaxis and transcatheter ablation in a large group of patients with idiopathic verapamil-responsive left ventricular tachycardia (IVRLVT) are reported in this study. Thirty-three patients with a mean age of 27 +/- 16 years at their first IVRLVT episode, were studied retrospectively. Ventricular tachycardia was of(More)
Eleven patients with sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) refractory to antiarrhythmic drugs due to right ventricular disease shown by angiography underwent fulguration. Seven patients always had VT with the same morphology, and 4 had clinical VT with 2 or 3 different QRS waveforms. Five patients underwent a single fulguration and the other 6 underwent(More)
AIMS Within the last several years, transvenous cryo-ablation has become an alternative method to perform ablation of the slow-pathway. This study evaluated the acute and long-term safety and effectiveness of atrio-ventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT) cryo-ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS The first 69 consecutive patients with AVNRT (60(More)
Seventy-one patients (mean age 53 years) were treated with oral propafenone, 900 mg/day, for a mean of 6.6 months. A large spectrum of arrhythmias was encountered, and particular attention was paid to their relation with the autonomic nervous system. Drug efficacy was graded from 1 (no effect) to 5 (complete control) according to the clinical result and(More)