Jean-Marc Schleich

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BACKGROUND Limited data are available describing paediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension. AIMS To characterize the epidemiology, management and impact on quality of life and outcome of paediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension, excluding persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and pulmonary arterial hypertension caused by congenital heart(More)
Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a fundamental process during development and disease, including development of the heart valves and tumour metastases. An extended cellular Potts model was implemented to represent the behaviour emerging from autonomous cell morphology, labile adhesion, junctional coupling and cell motility. Computer simulations(More)
OBJECTIVES the long-term outcome in following insertion of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters remains unclear. DESIGN prospective study. MATERIAL AND METHODS one hundred consecutive patients received percutaneous vena cava filters between 1988 and 1993. The patients underwent clinical examination, abdominal X-rays and duplex ultrasound of the IVC, right(More)
The possibility of an intraventricular pressure gradient in patients with aortic stenosis is well known: this entity is associated with a high risk of postoperative complications. The authors carried out a Doppler echocardiographic study of flow in the left ventricle in 51 patients who had recently undergone valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis(More)
The prescription of heparin during pregnancy is an uncommon situation but a difficult one to manage because there are no reported therapeutic trials. The main indications are thromboembolic disease, valvular or congenital heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias and patients at high risk of thrombosis with blood clotting disorders. Non-fractionated heparin is the(More)
Cell behavior during endocardial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) was simulated using the cellular Potts formalism in Compucell 3D. The processes of loss of endocardial cohesion and invasion into the extracellular matrix (ECM) were stimulated by changing surface energy parameters. The simulations match in vitro results which suggest that endocardial motility(More)
Two cases of severe pulmonary embolism associated with right atrial thrombosis are reported. In the first case, fibrinolytic therapy was administered and was thought to be a causative factor in the death of the patient due to massive pulmonary embolism. In the second case, the patient was referred for surgery and two enormous thrombi were extracted.(More)
Pathogenesis of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPC) is still discussed. We report one case of PPC in which a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging analysis allowed to exclude some "classical" pathogenesis hypotheses. We would like to emphasize the benefits of cardiac MRI in the comprehension of the mechanism(s) involved in the genesis of PPC.
BACKGROUND The origin of congenital or childhood nonimmune isolated atrioventricular (AV) block remains unknown. We hypothesized that this conduction abnormality in the young may be a heritable disease. METHODS AND RESULTS A multicenter retrospective study (13 French referral centers, from 1980-2009) included 141 children with AV block diagnosed in utero,(More)