Michel Zupan

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RATIONALE Procoagulant microparticles constitute valuable hallmarks of cell damage. Microparticles also behave as cellular effectors. OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that the extent of the vascular cell damage measured by circulating microparticles could be related to the severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). METHODS Circulating biomarkers of(More)
Circulating procoagulant microparticles (MP) were measured as markers of vascular damage and prothrombotic risk in patients undergoing ST-segment myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated by primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and additional GPIIb-IIIa antagonists. Cells possibly more responsive to GPIIb-IIIa (alpha(IIb)beta(3))(More)
During myocardial infarction (MI), platelet activation and endothelial apoptosis are responsible for the release of procoagulant membrane-derived microparticles (MP) in the blood flow. MP prothrombotic and proinflammatory properties may be crucial for coronary prognosis. Elevated amounts of circulating procoagulant MP were described in diabetes mellitus(More)
BACKGROUND In STEMI patients treated by primary PCI, damage of the microvascular circulation caused by distal embolization of thrombotic material affects the quality of myocardial reperfusion. Important controversies remain concerning the usefulness of the manual thrombectomy to improve myocardial perfusion. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact(More)
BACKGROUND The value of prehospital initiation of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors remains a controversial issue. We sought to investigate whether in-ambulance initiation of abciximab in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) improves ST-segment elevation resolution (STR) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). (More)
During myocardial infarction (MI), high levels of circulating procoagulant microparticles (MP) shed from endothelial cells and platelets diffuse prothrombotic and proinflammatory potentials crucial for the coronary prognosis. In addition to conventional treatments, we evaluated whether vitamin C treatment could modify circulating levels of procoagulant MP.(More)
A rare life-threatening complication during percutaneous cryoablation of an adrenal gland metastasis from a lung carcinoma is reported. The patient presented hypertensive crisis at the beginning of the thawing cycle, followed by electrocardiographic change which necessitated interruption of the procedure and his transfer to the intensive care unit with(More)
We report a case of aneurysm of all three aortic sinuses. The patient suffered from both cardiac failure and angina pectoris. The diagnosis, suggested by echocardiography, was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which showed marqued dilatation of all three aortic sinuses. At operation, we observed dilatation of all three aortic sinuses, measuring(More)