Philippe Gosse

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A wide range of definitions is used to distinguish subjects in whom blood pressure (BP) falls at night (dippers) from their counterparts (nondippers). In an attempt to standardize the definition of nondipping, we determined the nocturnal BP fall and night-day BP ratio by 24-hour ambulatory monitoring in 4765 normotensive and 2555 hypertensive subjects from(More)
BACKGROUND Conflicting blood pressure-lowering effects of catheter-based renal artery denervation have been reported in patients with resistant hypertension. We compared the ambulatory blood pressure-lowering efficacy and safety of radiofrequency-based renal denervation added to a standardised stepped-care antihypertensive treatment (SSAHT) with the same(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombosis is a serious complication of heart valve replacement, and management is often difficult. In recent years, thrombolytic therapy has been used as the primary technique by some investigators. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty-four consecutive patients presenting with 75 instances of prosthetic heart valve thrombosis (41 mitral, 33 aortic, one(More)
OBJECTIVE Autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity decrease has been associated with a higher risk of sudden cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Thus, we explored the relationship between ANS control of the cardiovascular system and metabolic syndrome. METHODS We analyzed the relationship with both short-term and long-term heart rate variability(More)
Ambulatory measurement of timing of Korotkoff sounds (QKD interval) gives an estimate of arterial distensibility derived from the velocity of the pulse wave over a vascular territory that includes the ascending aorta. The main advantages of the method are that it is entirely automatic, non-operator-dependent, and highly reproducible, and produces a measure(More)
Alteration in the physical properties of the large arteries is probably an important contributory factor in morbidity and mortality in the elderly as well as in patients with hypertension or diabetes. We have developed a simple method based on the ambulatory measurement of the timing of Korotkoff sounds (QKD interval), together with blood pressure, to(More)
OBJECTIVES It has been suggested that hypertensives at high risk of cardiovascular complications can be identified on the basis of their left ventricular mass as determined echographically. However, there is as yet a lack of consensus on the mode of indexation (body surface area, height, height 2.7) of left ventricular mass (LVM), and on the cut-off values(More)
BACKGROUND The use of ambulatory recordings of blood pressure (BP) was proposed to estimate arterial stiffness (AS). We compared the relative value of the ambulatory AS index (AASI), and of the slope of pulse pressure (PP) according to mean BP (MBP) obtained from 24-h ambulatory BP monitoring, to the monitoring of the arrival time of Korotkoff sounds (QKD(More)
OBJECTIVE ECG is commonly employed to identify left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and a high risk of cardiovascular events (CVE) in hypertensive patients. However, the multiplicity of the existing criteria does not simplify interpretation of the data. We compared a number of common criteria in hypertensive patients by taking as references left ventricular(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of once-daily telmisartan and ramipril on blood pressure (BP) reductions during the last 6 h of the dosing interval. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded-endpoint study using ambulatory BP monitoring, 801 patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension were randomly assigned to(More)