X R Fournet

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BACKGROUND The estimation of left ventricular (LV) contractility is difficult in the presence of significant mitral regurgitation (MR). Prediction of LV performance after MR repair is even more problematic. The intraoperative Doppler-derived LV rate of pressure rise (LV delta P/delta t) analyzed before cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) was presumed to be a(More)
In a patient with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia few antithrombotic alternate treatments are proposed for cardiac surgery with or without cardiopulmonary bypass: danaparoid, lepirudine or powerful antiplatelet agent. Recently, the platelet GPIIbIIIa antagonist tirofiban (Aggrastat) was tested in humans. We reported two cases of patients operated upon for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic influence of peri-implantation nutritional status of patients under mechanical circulatory assist (MCA) prior to cardiac transplantation (CT). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of patients with cardiogenic shock included from June 1997 to December 2002. PATIENTS AND METHODS Evaluation at MCA's implantation, at day(More)
Thrombocytopenia is frequently reported in the presence of intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP) after cardiac surgery and in cardiology, but heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is rarely responsible of it in this circumstance. A case-report if HIT in a patient with IABP is presented. This case emphasised the difficulty in diagnosis of HIT in this(More)
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