Louis-Philippe Richer

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blockade modifies neurally induced atrial arrhythmias. objective was to determine whether neuronally induced atrial arrhyth-mias can be modified by ␣-adrenergic receptor blockade. In 30 anesthetized dogs, trains of five electrical stimuli (1 mA; 1 ms) were delivered immediately after the P wave of the ECG to mediastinal nerves associated with the superior(More)
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls essential functions like breathing, heart rate, digestion, body temperature and hormone levels. Evidence suggests that ANS dysfunction is associated with adult and childhood obesity and plays a role in the distribution of total body fat and the development of obesity-related complications in humans. This review(More)
We sought to determine the sites of origin of atrial tachyarrhythmias induced by activating mediastinal nerves, as well as the response of such arrhythmias to autonomic modulation. Under general anaesthesia, atrioventricular block was induced after thoracotomy in 19 canines. Brief trains of 5 electrical stimuli were delivered to right-sided mediastinal(More)
INTRODUCTION Animal models of venous and arterial thrombosis are extremely useful to study the efficacy of antithrombotic agents. Variability in efficacy data is often observed in those preclinical studies. The goal of this study was to optimize the methodology for assessing antithrombotic drug efficacy by the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and a(More)
Epicardial high-density electrical mapping is a well-established experimental instrument to monitor in vivo the activity of the atria in response to modulations of the autonomic nervous system in sinus rhythm. In regions that are not accessible by epicardial mapping, noncontact endocardial mapping performed through a balloon catheter may provide a more(More)
Our objective was to determine whether neuronally induced atrial arrhythmias can be modified by alpha-adrenergic receptor blockade. In 30 anesthetized dogs, trains of five electrical stimuli (1 mA; 1 ms) were delivered immediately after the P wave of the ECG to mediastinal nerves associated with the superior vena cava. Regional atrial electrical events were(More)
In anesthetized dogs both epi-and endocardial atrial activation maps and corresponding isointegral repolarization maps were created before and during right or left mediastinal nerve (RMN and LMN) and cervical vagus nerve (CVN) stimulation. Right mediastinal nerve stimulation typically caused sinus slowing, atrial tachycardia (AT), followed by atrial(More)
INTRODUCTION The FeCl3-induced arterial model of thrombosis is one of the most widely used animal models to assess arterial efficacy of new antithrombotic drug candidates. This model is well-established in rodents but in a less extent in the rabbit. In this work, we present a methodology for a rabbit FeCl3-induced arterial model of thrombosis derived from(More)
Recent clinical evidence suggests that abnormal neural input can contribute to the onset perpetuation of atrial arrhythmias, such that neural elements have become potential targets for ablation. A better understanding of the influence of the cardiac autonomous nervous system is required to improve therapy. We have developed a multi-channel system to record(More)
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