Quadiri Timour

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The effects of two novel antiarrhythmic drugs, cibenzoline and flecainide, known to exert potent inhibitory effects on sodium channel, were investigated on intraventricular conduction in anaesthetized, closed-chest dogs. During this study, in which the heart was electrically stimulated, the pacing period was gradually reduced in the 500-200 msec range, and(More)
Calcium antagonists have been reported to decrease the incidence of sudden death in postinfarction management and vulnerability to fibrillation secondary to experimental coronary occlusion. In order to confirm such beneficial results regarding ischaemic ventricular fibrillation, the threshold intensity for fibrillation electrically induced with impulses of(More)
The effects of three antiarrhythmic drugs were investigated in anesthetized, open-chest pigs, in a left ventricular area, under pacing at a constant high rate (180 beats/min), in the absence and presence of ischemia. Ischemia was produced by transient complete occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery near its origin. In addition to the(More)
The cardiac adrenergic system is known to have practically no influence on conduction velocity in the ventricles under normal conditions. The effects of isoproterenol and propranolol were investigated on depression of intraventricular conduction induced by a class IC antiarrhythmic drug, cibenzoline, in anaesthetized, closed-chest dogs. In addition to(More)
Cardiotoxicity is a rare, but well-recognized complication of treatments with the anti-cancer drug 5-fluorouracil (5FU). The underlying mechanism, however, is not fully elucidated. A spasm of the coronary arteries is often considered to be the leading cause of myocardial ischemia and decreased contractility associated with 5FU. As spasm cannot account for(More)
Among 15,000 forensic post-mortem examinations performed on the coroner's order over a 24-year period (January 1981-December 2004) in the area of Lyon, France (population: 2,000,000), 2250 cases of unexpected cardiac sudden death were identified retrospectively according to WHO criteria. Of these, 108 occurred during recreational sport and 12 occurred in(More)
A comparative evaluation of beta-blockers and calcium antagonists as protective agents against ventricular fibrillation related to myocardial ischaemia, was attempted in the pig heart in situ of anaesthetized, open-chest animals, subjected to a temporary complete occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery near its origin. This occlusion(More)
OBJECTIVE Many elderly patients are routinely exposed to drugs that may prolong the cardiac QT interval and cause Torsades de pointes (TdP). However, predictors of TdP in patients with drug-associated long QT syndrome (LQTS) are not fully understood, especially in the geriatric population. The objective of this study was to identify risk factors of TdP in(More)
Neuroleptics are a suspected cause of sudden death in psychiatric patients, especially in those with pre-existing cardiac lesions. As these lesions were previously shown to be associated with selenium (Se) deficiency, the aim of the present study was to evidence the possible protective effect of Se supplementation against cardiac lesions induced by the(More)