References of "Lacroix, D"
     in
Bookmark and Share    
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailPercutaneous left atrial appendage closure improves left atrial mechanical function through Frank-Starling mechanism.
Coisne, A; Pilato, R; Brigadeau, F et al

in Heart Rhythm : The Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society (2017)

BACKGROUND: Modifications in left atrial (LA) flow velocities after left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion have been shown in animal and ex vivo models. In a substudy of PROTECT AF (Percutaneous Closure of ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Modifications in left atrial (LA) flow velocities after left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion have been shown in animal and ex vivo models. In a substudy of PROTECT AF (Percutaneous Closure of the Left Atrial Appendage Versus Warfarin Therapy for Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation), an objective improvement in quality of life was observed after LAA closure. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of LAA closure on LA transport function. METHODS: Comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography evaluation (2-dimensional [2D]/3-dimensional [3D], 2D speckle tracking) was prospectively performed before and after LAA closure (at discharge and 45 days after procedure) in 33 patients. RESULTS: LAA closure was associated with a significant improvement in LA reservoir function at discharge and 45 days after the procedure with (1) increased maximum LA volume index, (2) increased 2D-LA reservoir volume and expansion index, and (3) increased 2D speckle tracking-derived peak atrial longitudinal strain (PALS) (27.9 ± 14 and 26 ± 12.6 vs 21.7 ± 10.7%, P <.0001). LAA closure was also associated with a significant improvement in LA contractile function with (1) increased LA ejection fraction and (2) increased speckle tracking-derived peak atrial contraction strain (PACS) in sinus rhythm patients (19.1 ± 6.8 and 18.1 ± 5.4 vs 14.4 ± 6.4%, P = .0006). Conversely, the slope of the relation between PACS and PALS remained unchanged (0.5 ± 0.27 and 0.53 ± 0.3 vs 0.5 ± 0.25, P = .99), thus arguing for an improvement in LA contractile function secondary to a Frank-Starling effect rather than a modification in its intrinsic contractility. CONCLUSION: LAA closure was associated with an improvement in LA mechanical function. These changes appeared to be related to a modification in loading conditions, that is, a Frank-Starling effect. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 10 (1 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailRestauration des potentialités de sols dégradés à l’aide du zaï et du compost dans le Yatenga (Burkina Faso)
Sawadogo, H.; Bock, Laurent ULiege; Lacroix, D. et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2008), 12(3),

Detailed reference viewed: 41 (7 ULiège)
Full Text
See detailContribution à la caractérisation de la distribution spatiale des teneurs en éléments traces métalliques dans les sols en région limoneuse belge
Colinet, Gilles ULiege; Lacroix, D.; Laroche, J. et al

in Actes des 7ème Journées nationales de l'étude des sols (2002)

Detailed reference viewed: 16 (3 ULiège)
Full Text
See detailLes Formations du Frasnien de la Belgique
Boulvain, Frédéric ULiege; Bultynck, P.; Coen, M. et al

in Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Belgium (1999), 44

Detailed reference viewed: 130 (21 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailDiversity of Fragment Sizes in Multifragmentation of Gold Nuclei Induced by Relativistic 3He Ions
Cugnon, Joseph ULiege; Brzychczyk, J.; Pollacco, E. C. et al

in Physical Review. C : Nuclear Physics (1998), 58

Detailed reference viewed: 7 (1 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailThe stratigraphy of the Middle Devonian in Belgium
Bultynck, P; Coen-Aubert, M; Godefroid, J et al

in Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Belgium (1991), 30

Detailed reference viewed: 34 (1 ULiège)