Rudy Richard

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Patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm repair routinely have a depressed core body temperature during surgery, and hypothermia is known to cause abnormalities in coagulation. This study was designed to determine whether platelet function is altered as a result of hypothermia or heparin during abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Ten patients scheduled(More)
The authors report an exceptionally rare case of intrathoracic textiloma presenting with a recurrence of chest pain after myocardial revascularisation by double internal mammary artery bypass grafting. The diagnosis was suspected before reoperation from the results of echocardiography. CT scanning and magnetic resonance imaging. The authors discuss the(More)
This article examines the expected exercise-induced changes in the components of the oxygen transport system as described by the Fick equation with a view to enable a critical analysis of a standard incremental exercise test to identify normal and abnormal patterns of responses and generate hypotheses as to potential physiological and/or pathophysiological(More)
Eccentric (ECC) work is interesting for rehabilitation purposes because it is more efficient than concentric (CON). This study assessed respiratory patterns and electromyographic activity (EMG) during ECC and CON cycling, both at similar power outputs and VO2 in eight healthy male subjects. Measurements include ventilation (VE), tidal volume (Vt), breathing(More)
Left ventricular hypertrophy is now recognized to be a major and independent risk factor of mortality and morbidity. Although all classes of antihypertensives are able to reduce left ventricular mass, two recent metaanalyses have shown that ACE inhibitors are the most effective. The antihypertensive efficacy of perindopril in man is accompanied with a(More)
Background Exercise training as part of a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation is recommended for patients with cardiac heart failure. It is a valuable method for the improvement of exercise tolerance. Some studies reported a similar improvement with quadricipital electrical myostimulation, but the effect of combined exercise training and electrical(More)
OBJECTIVES EsCCO is a novel non-invasive continuous cardiac output monitoring system based on pulse wave transit time already validated at rest. The aim of our study was to compare cardiac output measurements obtained simultaneously by EsCCO(®) (Q˙cOP) and impedance cardiography (Physioflow(®) ; Q˙cIMP), in healthy subjects. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eight(More)
Constrictive pericarditis is a well defined clinical entity, traditionally secondary to longstanding tuberculosis. Although posttraumatic constrictive pericarditis, due to haemopericardium, is well known during the postoperative period following cardiac surgery, it is underestimated in closed chest trauma. A new case of constrictive pericarditis is(More)
We examined the abdominal aorta by ultrasound in 1106 patients during transthoracic echocardiography, whatever the reason of the echocardiography, to track abdominal aortic aneurysms. The study group comprised 822 men and 284 women. We found 88 patients having an abdominal aorta with a diameter of more than 23 mm and 11 patients with a diameter of more than(More)
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