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The objective of this study was to examine the value of stress-echocardiography in patients with paradoxical low-flow, low-gradient (PLFLG) aortic stenosis (AS). The projected aortic valve area (AVAProj) at a normal flow rate was calculated in 55 patients with PLFLG AS. In the subset of patients (n = 13) who underwent an aortic valve replacement within 3(More)
Aims Abnormal exercise test defined as the occurrence of exercise limiting symptoms, fall in blood pressure below baseline, or complex ventricular arrhythmias is useful to predict clinical events in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis (AS). The purpose of this study was to determine whether exercise-stress echocardiography (ESE) adds any incremental(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have demonstrated variable patterns of longitudinal septal deformation in patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and left bundle branch block. This prospective single center study was designed to assess the relationship between septal deformation patterns obtained by two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography and(More)
BACKGROUND Severe low-gradient, low-flow (LG/LF) aortic stenosis with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) has been described as a more advanced form of aortic stenosis. However, the natural history and need for surgery in patients with LG/LF aortic stenosis remain subjects of intense debate. OBJECTIVES We sought to investigate the outcome of(More)
The frequency of traumatic injuries to permanent teeth was studied in a Swiss population sample consisting of 262 children. The prevalence of injuries was 10.81 percent. The children (106 girls and 156 boys) ranged in age from 6-18 years; the boy/girl ratio was 1.47:1. The largest number of injuries for boys was found between the ages of 9 and 10 years. The(More)
BACKGROUND Aortic valve sclerosis (AVS) shares epidemiological and histological similarities with atherosclerosis. Tissue factor (TF), the main initiator of blood coagulation, is present in atherosclerotic plaques and contributes to their thrombogenicity. We aimed to analyze valvular TF expression in addition to other components of atherosclerosis in two(More)
  • Sylvestre Maréchaux, Marie M. Six-Carpentier, +8 authors Pierre Vladimir Ennezat
  • 2010
The relative impact of comorbidities and parameters of left ventricular diastolic function on clinical outcome has not been thoroughly investigated in patients who are hospitalized for heart failure decompensation and found to have preserved ejection fraction. We identified 98 HFpEF patients among 1452 patients admitted with acute heart failure. Clinical(More)
Low-gradient (LG), low-flow (LF), severe aortic stenosis (AS) with preserved ejection fraction (PEF) is considered by some authors as an advanced form of AS associated with very poor outcome. The aim of this Doppler echocardiographic study was to investigate changes over time in the hemodynamic severity of LG/LF AS with PEF. We retrospectively identified in(More)
Of twenty-five cases presented here, eighteen were boys and seven were girls who required apexification through December 1986. Nine teeth were considered treatment failures after a 9.5-year follow-up period. With these nine cases, however, five teeth to date have had successful endodontic treatment. Additional follow-up time (5-8 years) is required to(More)
BACKGROUND While normal at rest, left ventricular (LV) systolic function may become abnormal during exercise in patients with aortic stenosis. Once contraindicated in patients with aortic stenosis, exercise testing is now recommended in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis to elicit symptoms and thereby ascertain the need for aortic valve replacement.(More)