Nicolas Boudou

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BACKGROUND Single center studies using serial cerebral diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in patients having cardiac catheterization have suggested that cerebral microembolism might be responsible for silent cerebral infarct (SCI) as high as 15% to 22%. We evaluated in a multicenter trial the incidence of SCIs after cardiac catheterization and(More)
BACKGROUND Recent retrospective studies suggest that psychiatric disorders could be a predisposing risk factor for Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC). The aim of the present study was to characterize the prevalence of anxiodepressive disorders (ADD) and chronic psychological stress (CPS) in patients with TTC or acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS AND(More)
PURPOSE The present observational study compares in-hospital and 12-month clinical outcomes in elderly patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease treated either with coronary artery bypass grafting or drug-eluting stent. METHODS From January 2004 to December 2007, 211 patients (pts) with unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA)(More)
AIMS We sought to assess the efficacy and safety of everolimus-eluting stents for unprotected left main disease. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 173 consecutive patients with de novo significant unprotected left main stenosis received an everolimus-eluting stent in four French centres. Among them, 140 (81 %) had involvement of the distal portion of left(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous mitral valve repair (MVR) using the MitraClip(®) is a new option for severe mitral regurgitation (MR). AIM To describe initial French experience regarding short-term and mid-term safety and efficacy. METHODS A multicentre cohort reported experience of percutaneous MVR using the MitraClip(®) in French centres from December 2010 to(More)
AIMS With newer drug-eluting stents (DES), PCI has appeared as an acceptable alternative to cardiac surgery in the treatment of unprotected left main (ULM) lesions. Using data from the French Left Main Taxus and the LEft MAin Xience registries, we compared two-year outcomes in consecutive patients from 2003-2008 using everolimus-eluting stents (EES) vs.(More)
BACKGROUND There is no data about the serotonergic activity during the acute phase of Tako-Tsubo Cardiomyopathy (TTC). The objective of our study was to investigate evidence of serotonin release from patients with TTC in comparison with patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and healthy control subjects (HCS). METHODS AND RESULTS Plasma(More)
BACKGROUND Elderly patients are increasingly referred for complex percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), including recanalization of chronic total occlusion (CTO). AIMS To assess the feasibility, safety and clinical benefits associated with CTO-PCI in elderly patients. METHODS Consecutive patients (n=356) who underwent CTO-PCI in our institution(More)
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery is a rare congenital disease responsible for a high mortality rate in childhood. Here, we report for the first time the case of an asymptomatic 61-year old patient showing a combination of anomalous origin of the left anterior descending artery from pulmonary artery and atherosclerotic(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies indicate that mortality from acute coronary syndromes is higher in women than in men, especially in case of interventional strategy. AIM To assess whether the in-hospital mortality rate differs between genders during the first 48h after emergency percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction(More)