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Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has become the primary tool for noninvasive assessment of myocardial inflammation in patients with suspected myocarditis. The International Consensus Group on CMR Diagnosis of Myocarditis was founded in 2006 to achieve consensus among CMR experts and develop recommendations on the current state-of-the-art use of CMR(More)
INTRODUCTION Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) has been extensively studied in the ward but only scarcely in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, even if they may be particularly prone to develop or to worsen acute kidney insufficiency. We aimed to measure the incidence of CIN in a large ICU population using the Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) definition(More)
BACKGROUND Measurement of the degree of aortic valve calcification (AVC) using electron beam computed tomography (EBCT) is an accurate and complementary method to transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for assessment of the severity of aortic stenosis (AS). Whether threshold values of AVC obtained with EBCT could be extrapolated to multislice computed(More)
BACKGROUND Prognostic value of the infarct- and non-infarct like patterns and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) parameters on long-term outcome of patients after acute myocarditis is not well known. METHODS Between 2006 and 2015, 112 consecutive patients with CMR-based diagnosis of acute myocarditis were identified in our institution. Of them, 88 were(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of intravenous (IV) alteplase is restricted by the speed of recanalisation and the site of the occlusion. The aim of this study was to ascertain the effect of a combined IV-endovascular approach (intra-arterial alteplase and, if required, additional thrombectomy) in patients with stroke due to arterial occlusion. METHODS We(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To explore the diagnostic performance of MRI for the diagnosis of acute myocarditis, using a comprehensive imaging approach. DESIGN AND SETTINGS Twenty patients with myocarditis and 7 age-matched and gender-matched control subjects underwent comprehensive MRI. Magnetic resonance (MR) examinations included axial T2-weighted sequences,(More)
OBJECTIVE Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is suggested to correlate with metabolic risk factors and to promote plaque development in the coronary arteries. We sought to determine whether EAT thickness was associated or not with the presence and extent of angiographic coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS We measured epicardial fat thickness by computed(More)
BACKGROUND Severe osteoarthritis and thoracic aortic aneurysms have recently been associated with mutations in the SMAD3 gene, but the full clinical spectrum is incompletely defined. METHODS All SMAD3 gene mutation carriers coming to our centre and their families were investigated prospectively with a structured panel including standardized clinical(More)
UNLABELLED Prior information to patients concerning the risks associated with intravenous injection of contrast media for diagnostic imaging is rarely performed in France. PURPOSE Evaluate patients' desire for information about risks of intravenous injection of contrast material and its impact on their level of confidence. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two(More)
Computed tomographic coronary angiography (CTCA) has been proposed as a noninvasive test for significant coronary artery disease (CAD), but only limited data are available from prospective multicenter trials. The goal of this study was to establish the diagnostic accuracy of CTCA compared to coronary angiography (CA) in a large population of symptomatic(More)