Olivier Ressencourt

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PURPOSE To determine the extent to which the number of planes imaged at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging could be reduced without modifying the calculated volume and thickness of the left ventricle. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-one patients were examined after a myocardial infarction. The whole left ventricle was imaged by using 5-mm contiguous breath-hold(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic value of (201)Tl myocardial imaging has been demonstrated in several studies concerning patients with a known significant coronary artery disease. However, the evolution of a coronary stenosis after stenting is difficult to predict. This study was designed to assess the prognostic value of (201)Tl single-photon emission computed(More)
We present the case of a patient with cardiac tamponade secondary to late intrapericardial migration of a disrupted ventriculo-atrial shunt (VAS). A 48-year old woman was referred for cardiac tamponade. She had a history of congenital hydrocephalus with implantation of a VAS (Codman(®)) in 1994. The initial neurological examination was normal.(More)
Although numerous studies have shown an increased risk of stroke associated with mitral annular calcification, a direct link has rarely been demonstrated. We report the occurrence of long, pedunculated thrombi attached to the calcified mitral annulus in 3 patients who suffered from stroke, with resolution after anticoagulant and antithrombotic therapy.
INTRODUCTION Heart failure with conserved systolic function is frequent and attributed to the diastolic dysfunction. The diagnosis of diastolic heart failure requires the association of clinical signs of heart failure, a conserved left ventricular systolic function and a diastolic dysfunction. OBJECTIVE To determine the proportion of cases of isolated(More)
The development of stress echocardiography on an ergometric table has increased the number of stress tests in the decubitus position, whereas most of the information currently available concerns stress tests in the sitting position or on the treadmill. In order to study the influence of this position of stress testing, the authors compared the results(More)
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