Valérie Gaudreault

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Platelet aggregation inhibition (PAI) of > or =95% has been associated with improved outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor treatment. A greater thrombotic burden in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) might require higher doses and/or intracoronary delivery of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa(More)
INTRODUCTION Abnormalities in the autonomic nervous system in the presence of insulin resistance may be involved in the pathophysiology of obesity-associated hypertension. We evaluated the association between exercise-induced exaggerated blood pressure (BP) response [exercise-induced hypertension (EIH)] and heart rate variability (HRV) and insulin(More)
BACKGROUND Female gender has been associated with poorer outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and femoral approach. However, no data are available on the impact of gender and transradial PCI with maximal antiplatelet therapy on bleeding and ischemic outcomes. METHODS In the EArly discharge after Stenting of coronarY arteries (EASY)(More)
1. The theoretical and empirical value of a "level conceptualization in prevention" as proposed by the classical 'public health' model is challenged. 2. Although prevention should be related only to reduction of incidence of the disease (new cases), for various reasons the authors also include secondary prevention in the prevention of alcoholism. 3. Two(More)
A 24-year-old healthy man consulted to our center because of typical on-and-off chest-pain and an electrocardiogram showing ST-segment elevation in inferior leads. An urgent coronary angiography showed angiographically normal coronary arteries. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging confirmed acute myocarditis. Although acute myocarditis triggering(More)
BACKGROUND Serum calcium concentration (Ca) plays an essential role in a vascular muscle tone and myocardial contractility. Previously, we showed that acutely lowering Ca by hemodialysis reduced arterial stiffness. Cinacalcet is a calcimimetic that lowers Ca and parathyroid hormone (PTH). The aim of the present study was to examine whether acute lowering of(More)
Subjects with Type 2 diabetes without cardiovascular disease have a reduced exercise capacity compared with nondiabetic subjects. However, the mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon are unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of exercise systolic blood pressure (SBP) response on diverse exercise tolerance parameters in Type 2(More)
The role of endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) in the diagnosis and treatment of adults presenting a newly unexplained cardiomyopathy remains controversial and the clinical indication varies among different centers. Furthermore, the choice of the ventricular site for EMB is still under debate. The right ventricular EMB is commonly used due to safety features and(More)
OBJECTIVE Metabolic syndrome is associated with increased cardiac morbidity. The aim of this study was to evaluate exercise-induced hypertension (EIH) in men with metabolic syndrome and to explore potential associations with anthropometric and metabolic variables. METHODS A total of 179 normotensive men with metabolic syndrome underwent a maximal(More)