Sylvestre Maréchaux

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BACKGROUND Benfluorex was withdrawn from European markets in June 2010 after reports of an association with heart valve lesions. The link between benfluorex and valve regurgitations was based on small observational studies and retrospective estimations. We therefore designed an echocardiography-based multicenter study to compare the frequency of left heart(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between aortic valve area (AVA) obtained by Doppler echocardiography and outcome in patients with severe asymptomatic aortic stenosis and to define a specific threshold of AVA for identifying asymptomatic patients at very high risk based on their clinical outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS We(More)
AIMS To investigate the value of assessment of mitral regurgitant fraction (RF) using left ventricular (LV) volumes obtained by three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) to quantify primary mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty patients with primary MR in sinus rhythm were prospectively enrolled. RF was calculated using either 2DE or 3DE LV(More)
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