Jean - Luc Auffray

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Myocardial dysfunction without coronary involvement may occur in acute cerebral diseases. We report 4 cases where, in the context of acute cerebral disorder, the echocardiograms revealed an extensive left ventricular circumferential akinesis except at the apex. Besides, for three of those cases no coronary disease has been highlighted. Recognition of such a(More)
AIMS The present study was designed to build and validate a composite score based on the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) score and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations to predict outcome in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). METHODS The GRACE risk score and BNP concentrations were obtained in a retrospective and a(More)
In this work, we analyzed the prognostic significance of changes in hemoglobin during intensive care unit (ICU) stay in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). We prospectively enrolled 591 patients (62 ± 14 years old, 73% male, 48% ST elevated myocardial infarction) free of blood cell transfusion or bleeding events. Changes in hemoglobin between(More)
AIMS We sought to evaluate the prognostic value of bedside tissue Doppler derived diastolic function in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) on top of major clinical predictors of mortality and routine laboratory testings. METHODS AND RESULTS Bedside Doppler echocardiography and laboratory tests were prospectively performed in 239(More)
T ranscatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a technique to treat patients with symptomatic aortic steno-sis and contraindications or at high risk for conventional surgical valve replacement. 1 Two revalving devices based on different technical concepts, self-expandable (SE) or balloon-expandable (BE), have been developed and are currently available.(More)
This case study describes an unusual cause of acute heart failure that resolved with early beta-blockade therapy. A 52-year-old woman who had acute heart failure with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction and left bundle branch block was admitted to a university medical center. Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance images of the heart did not show any(More)
The relative impact of comorbidities and parameters of left ventricular diastolic function on clinical outcome has not been thoroughly investigated in patients who are hospitalized for heart failure decompensation and found to have preserved ejection fraction. We identified 98 HFpEF patients among 1452 patients admitted with acute heart failure. Clinical(More)
Stress cardiomyopathies have been increasingly reported these last years, especially in women as a transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome. We report six cases in whom, in the context of anxious situations, echocardiograms and ventriculographies revealed mid-ventricular akinesis with preservation of apical and basal contractilities with normal(More)
This case report relating the association between a septic pseudo-aneurysm of the left trunk and myocardial infarction underscores the importance of early non-invasive imaging when acute myocardial infarction is associated with frank clinical or biological signs of systemic sepsis.