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AIMS Identification of patients with chronic heart failure at risk for sudden death remains difficult. We sought to assess the prognostic value for all-cause and sudden death of time and frequency domain measures of heart rate variability in chronic heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS We prospectively enrolled 190 patients with chronic heart failure in(More)
AIM Rejection is one of the major causes of late cardiac allograft failure and at present can only be diagnosed by invasive endomyocardial biopsies. We sought to determine whether microRNA profiling could serve as a non-invasive biomarker of cardiac allograft rejection. METHODS We included 113 heart transplant recipients from four referral French(More)
Shortage of donors enhances harvesting of borderline hearts. When such organs fail, a ventricular assist device may salvage the patient waiting for either recovery or for retransplantation. We describe a series of 12 patients who required circulatory support following orthotopic heart transplantation, with the use of four different devices. Four patients(More)
AIMS Arrhythmogenic right ventricular Dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is an autosomal dominant inherited cardiomyopathy associated with ventricular arrhythmia, heart failure and sudden death. Genetic studies have demonstrated the central role of desmosomal proteins in this disease, where 50% of patients harbor a mutation in a desmosmal gene. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Using reduced doses of Cyclosporine A immediately after heart transplantation in clinical trials may suggest benefits for renal function by reducing serum creatinine levels without a significant change in clinical endpoints. However, these trials were not sufficiently powered to prove clinical outcomes. METHODS In a prospective, multicentre,(More)
Neurological complications can occur after heart transplantation and present with seizures. We examined the incidence of seizures from a population of adult patients who had received heart transplants over a period of 3 years. Brain MRI and clinical data were analysed to identify the risk factors for the seizures. Eight of the 166 post-transplant patients(More)
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