Pierre Cosnay

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OBJECTIVES The study evaluated the prognostic value of interventricular and intraventricular dyssynchrony in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC). BACKGROUND Biventricular pacing is an emerging treatment for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and ventricular dyssynchrony. The prognostic values of interventricular and intraventricular dyssynchrony(More)
AIMS The outcome of alcoholic cardiomyopathy is thought to be better than idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy if patients abstain from alcohol. The aim of this study was to compare the long-term clinical outcome of alcoholic and idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS Of 134 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and normal coronary(More)
UNLABELLED Frequency-domain analysis of heart rate variability provides information about influences of autonomic nervous system on the heart and can be measured on short-term or long-term electrocardiogram recording. We compared heart rate variability on 24 h electrocardiogram recording with measurements of heart rate variability over shorter periods of 1(More)
Congenital heart defects (CHD) are common in Down syndrome (DS, trisomy 21). Recently, cardiac sympathetic-parasympathetic imbalance has also been documented in DS adults free of any CHD. The KCNJ6 gene located on human chromosome 21 encodes for the Kir3.2/GIRK2 protein subunits of G protein-regulated K(+) (K(G)) channels and could contribute to this(More)
BACKGROUND The decrease in heart rate variability (HRV) might be related to the hemodynamic status in heart failure. However, HRV in patients with severe isolated right heart failure has not been extensively studied. AIMS This study compared HRV in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and in patients with isolated right heart failure. METHODS(More)
AIMS Five desmosomal genes have been recently implicated in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) but the clinical impact of genetics remains poorly understood. We wanted to address the potential impact of genotyping. METHODS AND RESULTS Direct sequencing of the five genes (JUP, DSP, PKP2, DSG2, and DSC2) was performed in 135(More)
To evaluate the diagnostic performance of Fourier phase analysis of gated blood pool single-photon emission computed tomography (GBP SPECT) in arrhythmogenic right ventricular (RV) cardiomyopathy, 18 patients with confirmed arrhythmogenic RV cardiomyopathy underwent GBP SPECT and x-ray cineangiography. Results were compared with data obtained with GBP SPECT(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC), to determine its correlation with hemodynamic variables and ventricular arrhythmias and to evaluate its prognostic value in IDC. BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that HRV could predict arrhythmic events in patients(More)
To assess the prevalence of ventricular arrhythmias and late potentials (LPs) in mitral valve prolapse (MVP) and to identify clinical, ECG, and echocardiographic markers of spontaneous ventricular arrhythmias, we studied 58 consecutive patients (mean age 46.6 +/- 17.8 years; 29 males, 29 females) with MVP diagnosed by echocardiography. Patients underwent(More)
In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and an intermediate risk of stroke (CHADS2 score =1), available evidence from clinical trials is inconclusive and the present guidelines for the management of AF indicate that the choice between oral anticoagulant and aspirin in these patients is open. Our goal was to evaluate whether, in patients with AF and only(More)