Nicolas Varroud-Vial

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CONTEXT Left atrial (LA) volume is a prognosis factor of cardiovascular morbidity in patients with cardiovascular disease (CD). Recent developments of multislice computed tomography (MSCT) have made non invasive coronary angiography reliable for selected patients and new software facilitates truly volume measurements without geometrical assumptions. (More)
INTRODUCTION Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a thrombotic microangiopathy due to ADAMTS13 deficiency (a von Willebrand factor's metalloprotease) with multiple organs' involvement, one of which may be the heart. CASE REPORT We report a 29-year-old woman who presented a TTP during her last trimester of pregnancy, under the features of a HELLP(More)
A diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis is suggested by the presence of pericardial thickening (>=4 mm in thickness) and abnormal motion of the interventricular septum. Additional findings have been reported: tubular appearance of the right or left ventricles, dilatation of the vena cava, atrial dilatation or abnormal diastolic expansion of one or both(More)
Pancarditis is a rare condition with a poor prognosis combining endocarditis, myocarditis with abscess formation, and purulent pericarditis. Diagnosis is often delayed and the clinical signs are predominantly those of the embolic complications. Literature is scarce. We present a unique and rare case of pancarditis, complicating a Streptococcal B infection(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac involvement in systemic light-chain amyloidosis (AL) imparts an adverse impact on outcome. The left atrium (LA), by virtue of its anatomical location and muscular wall, is commonly affected by the amyloid process. Although LA infiltration by amyloid fibrils leads to a reduction in its pump function, the infiltration of the left(More)
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