Nicolas Mansencal

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Forty-six consecutive patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) who underwent pulmonary angiography, helical computed tomography (CT), and echocardiography in the investigators' emergency department were studied. It was determined that the CT right ventricular (RV)/left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic area ratio was correlated with PE obstruction and(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of coronary artery spasm during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE). Over a 9-year period (from November 2001 to October 2010) we reviewed all patients (n = 2,224) referred for DSE. Criteria for selection included patients > 18 years old who underwent DSE. We systematically analyzed all(More)
Among 4,551 patients referred to the investigators' catheterization laboratory, 1,613 presented with acute coronary syndrome, and 12 had confirmed Tako-Tsubo syndrome (prevalence 0.7%). In conclusion, the present study emphasizes the underestimation of this new heart disease.
BACKGROUND Conventional echocardiography is not a reliable method for characterizing tissue patterns of intracardiac masses. AIMS To assess the ability of contrast echocardiography to characterize intracardiac masses. METHODS Thirty-one consecutive patients with an intracardiac mass were included in this prospective study. All patients underwent(More)
Carcinoid heart disease is a rare disease, and its prevalence is uncertain. The aim of the present prospective study was to assess the prevalence of carcinoid heart disease using annual echocardiographic follow-up. We studied 80 consecutive patients presenting with histologically proven digestive endocrine tumor and carcinoid syndrome. All patients(More)
BACKGROUND To identify predisposing factors that can result in the onset of takotsubo syndrome, we performed an international, collaborative systematic review focusing on clinical characteristics and comorbidities of patients with takotsubo syndrome. METHODS We searched and reviewed cited references up to August 2013 to identify relevant studies.(More)
BACKGROUND Several patterns of Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) have been described recently. AIMS To assess the prevalence and characteristics of an apical-sparing variant of TTC. METHODS This study included consecutive patients admitted to our catheterization laboratory for suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). All patients underwent coronary and(More)
BACKGROUND Surveys measuring effectiveness of public awareness campaigns in reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence have yielded equivocal findings. The aim of this study was to describe cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) changes over the years in an untreated population-based study. METHODS Between 2007 and 2012, we conducted a screening(More)
Previous studies have noted reversible cardiac dysfunction during marathon races, but few data are available concerning ultradistance trail running. The aim of this study was to assess echocardiographic parameters during ultradistance trail running. We performed an observational study in 66 participants to the 80-km Ecotrail of Paris Ile de France. All(More)