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See detailClinical Significance of Exercise Pulmonary Hypertension in Secondary Mitral Regurgitation.
Lancellotti, Patrizio ULg; Magne, Julien; DULGHERU, Raluca Elena ULg et al

in The American journal of cardiology (2015)

In patients with heart failure, exercise echocardiography can help in risk stratification and decision making. The prognostic significance of exercise pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with ... [more ▼]

In patients with heart failure, exercise echocardiography can help in risk stratification and decision making. The prognostic significance of exercise pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) remains unknown. The aim of the present study was to assess the prognostic value of exercise PH in patients with secondary MR and narrow QRS intervals. From 2005 to 2012, 159 consecutive patients with secondary MR, narrow QRS intervals, left ventricular dysfunction (mean ejection fraction 36 +/- 7%), and measurable systolic pulmonary arterial pressure (SPAP) during exercise echocardiography were included. Resting and exercise PH were defined as SPAP >50 and >60 mm Hg, respectively. Exercise PH was more frequent than resting PH (40% vs 13%, p <0.0001). On multivariate logistic regression, the independent determinants of exercise PH were resting SPAP (p <0.0001), exercise MR severity (p <0.0001), and e'-wave velocity (p = 0.004). The incidence of cardiac events during follow-up was significantly higher in patients with exercise PH compared with those without exercise PH (4 years: 40 +/- 7% vs 20 +/- 5%, p <0.0001). Patients with exercise PH exhibited higher rates of cardiac events and death than those with resting PH. In a multivariate Cox proportional hazards model, exercise PH was independently associated with the occurrence of cardiac events (p <0.0001). In conclusion, in patients with secondary MR, exercise PH is determined mainly by resting SPAP, left ventricular diastolic burden, and exercise MR severity. Exercise PH is a powerful predictor of poor outcomes, with a 5.3-fold increased risk for cardiac-related death during follow-up. These results highlight the added value of exercise echocardiography in secondary MR. [less ▲]

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See detailEchocardiographic reference ranges for normal cardiac Doppler data: results from the NORRE Study.
Caballero, Luis; Kou, Seisyou; DULGHERu et al

in European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging (2015)

AIMS: Reference values for Doppler parameters according to age and gender are recommended for the assessment of heart physiology, specifically for left ventricular (LV) diastolic function. In this study ... [more ▼]

AIMS: Reference values for Doppler parameters according to age and gender are recommended for the assessment of heart physiology, specifically for left ventricular (LV) diastolic function. In this study, we report normal reference ranges for Doppler parameters obtained in a large group of healthy volunteers. Echocardiographic data were acquired using state-of-the-art cardiac ultrasound equipment following Doppler acquisition and measurement protocols approved by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 449 (mean age: 45.8 +/- 13.7 years) healthy volunteers (198 men and 251 women) were enrolled at the collaborating institutions of the Normal Reference Ranges for Echocardiography (NORRE) study. A comprehensive echocardiographic examination was obtained from all subjects following predefined protocols. The majority of the Doppler diastolic parameters (e', E/e') as well as right ventricle systolic s' wave velocity were similar in men and women. Left ventricle s' wave velocity was higher in men than in women. E wave and e' were higher in younger subjects and decreased progressively in the older ones. E/e' ratio increased with ageing. Septal e' <8 cm/s was present in 19.7% of the subjects in the 40-60 year group and in 55% of those in the >/=60 year group. However, the cut-off value of average E/e' or lateral E/e' remained <15 or 13, respectively, in the majority of patients. CONCLUSION: The NORRE study provides the reference values for the most useful Doppler parameters in the evaluation of heart physiology. These data highlight the need of using age-specific reference values especially for the diagnosis of LV systolic and diastolic dysfunction and for the estimation of LV filling pressures. [less ▲]

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See detailPlatelet reactivity and cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with stable coronary artery disease: the Stent Thrombosis In Belgium (STIB) trial
LEGRAND, Victor ULg; CUISSET, T; CHENU, P et al

in EuroIntervention : Journal of EuroPCR in Collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology (2014), 10

PR measured before PCI in stable patients undergoing elective PCI who are preloaded with 500 mg of aspirin and 600 mg of clopidogrel is not predictive of periprocedural myocardial injury or adverse ... [more ▼]

PR measured before PCI in stable patients undergoing elective PCI who are preloaded with 500 mg of aspirin and 600 mg of clopidogrel is not predictive of periprocedural myocardial injury or adverse ischaemic complications up to 30 days. [less ▲]

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See detailValve aortique percutanée
ERPICUM, Marie ULg; DEFRAIGNE, Jean ULg; LANCELLOTTI, Patrizio ULg et al

in Urgences & Accueil (2010), 11(40), 6-8

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is increasingly performed and represents a relatively safe alternative treatment for high risk patients denied to surgical aortic valve replacement. TAVI is ... [more ▼]

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is increasingly performed and represents a relatively safe alternative treatment for high risk patients denied to surgical aortic valve replacement. TAVI is performed at the University Hospital of Liege since July 2008 with the Medtronic CoreValve Revalving® system by femoral or subclavian access. This paper exposed the technique of TAVI and the nursing care required after this procedure. [less ▲]

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See detailComment j'explore...Les arteres coronaires en 2007: apports de la tomodensitometrie
Davin, Laurent ULg; Bruyere, P. J.; Lewin, Michel ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62(4), 222-9

Cardiac imaging has always been a challenge because of the continuous movement of the heart. Cardiac computed tomography (CT) has undergone an accelerated progression over the past decade, due to the ... [more ▼]

Cardiac imaging has always been a challenge because of the continuous movement of the heart. Cardiac computed tomography (CT) has undergone an accelerated progression over the past decade, due to the combination of the high-speed rotation of the X-ray tube, the ECG-gating technique and the infra-millimeter spatial resolution. Multidetector CT allows visualisation of the coronary artery lumen and the detection of coronary stenosis after intravenous injection of contrast medium. Studies have demonstrated a high negative predictive value of CT coronary angiography (CTCA). CTCA may be reasonably used for the assessment of symptomatic patients, especially in the setting of equivocal treadmill or functional testing. Also, CTCA allows assessment of coronary bypass graft patency and recognition of aberrant coronary arteries. Limitations in the use of this technique exist: atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias remain a contraindication; severe calcifications are the most frequent reason for impaired assessment of coronary arteries. High radiation doses prohibit the use of this test as a screening tool for asymptomatic patients. [less ▲]

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See detailL'image du mois. Fistule coronaire en imagerie non invasive par CT scanner coronaire
Davin, Laurent ULg; Lewin, Michel ULg; BRUYERE, Pierre-Julien ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62(7-8, Jul-Aug), 477-8

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See detailFemoral access management: comparison between two different vascular closure devices after percutaneous coronary intervention
Legrand, Victor ULg; Doneux, Pierre ULg; Martinez, Christophe ULg et al

in Acta Cardiologica (2005), 60(5), 482-488

Objectives - Several devices have been proposed as an alternative to manual compression (MC) for femoral access management (FAME) following catheterization. Although these devices allow earlier ambulation ... [more ▼]

Objectives - Several devices have been proposed as an alternative to manual compression (MC) for femoral access management (FAME) following catheterization. Although these devices allow earlier ambulation, they have not always been shown to reduce vascular complications. As a consequence, their cost efficacy is not obvious. Methods - During MC a special catheter deployed temporarily within the artery to achieve haemostasis (Bio-DISC (TM)) (BD) was compared with an anchor-collagen based system Angio-Seal (TM) (AS) among 463 consecutive patients undergoing PCI.We examined vascular or systemic complications, nursing time spent to puncture site management and patient's satisfaction. Results - Relative contra-indications to the use of vascular closure devices were encountered in 158 patients. There were no significant differences in baseline characteristics between the patients assigned to each of the 3 treatment groups. The deployment success rate was 98% for AS and 90% for BD (p = 0.037).Vascular complications occurred in 10.8%, 4.0% and 5.8% (p: NS) of MC, AS and BD patients, respectively. The longer sheath dwell time contributed to most of the complications in MC and BD. Nursing time spent for access management was 48.9 min in MC; 28.1 min in BD and 9.9 min in AS (p < 0.0001). Satisfaction score above 70 was noted in 46%, 86% and 92% of patients managed by MC, BD and AS, respectively. Conclusion - AS use is associated with fewer complications, improved patient well being and saves 39 minutes of nursing time. The additional cost of AS is justified when used in selected patients undergoing PCI. [less ▲]

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See detailPredictors of early and late outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention in octogenarians
Gach, Olivier ULg; Louis, Olivier ULg; Martinez, Christophe ULg et al

in Acta Cardiologica (2003), 58(4), 289-294

Objective To evaluate the short and long-term results of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in patients aged 80 years or older and to identify predictors of event-free survival. Methods and results ... [more ▼]

Objective To evaluate the short and long-term results of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in patients aged 80 years or older and to identify predictors of event-free survival. Methods and results - Clinical and angiographic data from all patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in our institution are prospectively collected and stored in a computerized database. The clinical and angiographic characteristics of all patients aged 80 years or older undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention between January 1994 and December 1999 were analysed retrospectively. Follow-up was obtained by interview or through the referring physician. One hundred and fifty-eight patients aged 80 years or older (median: 83.4; range: 80.2-92.2) underwent percutaneous coronary intervention in our institution during the study period. The initial angiographic success rate was 92%. In-hospital mortality was 8.2% and procedural success 84.8%. One-year and two-year survival were 81% and 72.2% respectively, while event free survival at 1 year and 2 years was 65.8% and 57%. Using the Cox proportional hazards method, we identified incomplete revascularization and low left ventricular ejection fraction (WEF) as predictors of death at 2 years. Complete revascularization and stenting were independent predictors of 2-year event-free survival. Conclusion - Percutaneous coronary intervention can be performed safely in octogenarians. Complete revascularization, stenting and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction were independent predictors of better outcome in this population. [less ▲]

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See detailPrevention secondaire apres syndrome coronarien aigu
Legrand, Victor ULg; Gach, Olivier ULg; Martinez, Christophe ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(5), 279-82

Acute coronary syndromes are a major health care problem which remains associated with high rates of mortality, myocardial infarction and rehospitalisation after hospital discharge for acute treatment ... [more ▼]

Acute coronary syndromes are a major health care problem which remains associated with high rates of mortality, myocardial infarction and rehospitalisation after hospital discharge for acute treatment. The general practitioner has a critical role in the management of these patients. Physicians have to ensure an adequate control of all coronary risk factors. Systematic use of statines and aspirin is recommended. Also, the use of clopidogrel, fibrates, beta blockers and ACE inhibitors should be considered in some circumstances. Conversely, hormone replacement therapy in women, antioxydants and nitrates in the absence of angina are ineffective. [less ▲]

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See detailPredictors of early and late outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention in octogenarians
Martinez, Christophe ULg; Gach, Olivier ULg; Legrand, Victor ULg

in European Heart Journal (2003), 24(Suppl. S), 573

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. A propos d'une presentation inhabituelle de syndrome cave superieur
Monami, Catherine; Martinez, Christophe ULg; Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2000), 55(10), 905-9

We report the case of a 48-year-old man who was admitted to our emergency department because of a superior vena caval syndrome from which the symptoms occurred only during exercise. His past history ... [more ▼]

We report the case of a 48-year-old man who was admitted to our emergency department because of a superior vena caval syndrome from which the symptoms occurred only during exercise. His past history included an episode of lower limb deep venous thrombosis. Because an atrio-ventricular partial block was fortuitously evidenced, the patient was submitted to a pacemaker insertion. A few years later, the patient suffered from rapid dyspnea on exercise, associated with facial cyanosis and systemic hypotension. The exploration by phlebography evidenced that the inferior vena cava was completely obstructed. Therefore the venous return from the lower part of the body to right heart was obtained through hypertrophy of the vena azygos. In addition, the presence of cardiac pacing electrodes induced a stenosis at the level of the superior vena cava, just before its entrance into the right atrium. Such a venous network accounted for the occurrence of a chronic superior vena caval syndrome associated with peripheral arterial hypotension during exercise. Treatment consisted of a superior vena caval percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty followed by a Wallstent insertion. This procedure led to a correction of all hemodynamic abnormalities responsible for reported pathophysiological limitations to stress. [less ▲]

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See detailChirurgie versus angioplastie des artères coronaires
Legrand, Victor ULg; Martinez, Christophe ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1999), 54(7), 593-9

Revascularization techniques such as coronary angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery play a growing role in the management of coronary artery disease. Angioplasty is the treatment of choice for ... [more ▼]

Revascularization techniques such as coronary angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery play a growing role in the management of coronary artery disease. Angioplasty is the treatment of choice for single coronary lesions while surgery remains the best approach for the revascularization of multivessel disease. There are some exceptions to this rule, however. Bypass surgery may be recommended for the revascularisation of proximal left anterior descending lesions and, of course, for isolated left main stenosis. On the opposite, coronary angioplasty and stenting is used more frequently in the treatment of multivessel lesions amenable to this technique. Choice of either method of revascularization is pragmatic, based on clinical, anatomical and physiological considerations and organized in the setting of a medicosurgical collaboration. [less ▲]

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See detailEmergency Coronary Stenting with Wiktor Stent N Immediate and Late Results.
Bertrand, Olivier; Legrand, Victor ULg; Bilodeau et al

in The Journal of invasive cardiology (1997), 9(1), 2-9

In case of failed angioplasty, coronary stenting has gradually emerged as a non-surgical method to restore vessel patency and optimize coronary blood flow. There is still little clinical and angiographic ... [more ▼]

In case of failed angioplasty, coronary stenting has gradually emerged as a non-surgical method to restore vessel patency and optimize coronary blood flow. There is still little clinical and angiographic information on the use of radiopaque single loose interdigitating wire stents in angioplasty complicated by threatened or acute closure. Seventy-one patients received Wiktor stents after threatened vessel closure in 53 cases and acute closure in 18 cases. Stent delivery was successful in 98%. In-hospital death occurred in 1 case (1.4%). Stents occlusion were faced in 10 cases (14%), of which 6 presented early and 4 late after the procedure. Urgent bypass surgery was needed in 9 cases (12%) and 7 patients (10%) developed acute myocardial infarction. Serious bleeding complications occurred in 7 cases (10%) and vascular repair was performed in 4 patients (5%). During a follow-up of 20 +/- 10 months, 2 patients died, no myocardial infarction was observed and recurrence of angina was noted in 17 patients (24%). Angiographic analysis showed an acute gain in minimal lumen diameter of 1.71 +/- 0.22 mm and a late loss of 0.63 +/- 0.17 mm. Angiographic restenosis (diameter stenosis > 50%) presented in 20% of patients. Therefore, Wiktor stenting yields similar results than currently used stents in acute closure and strictly defined threatened vessel closure following angioplasty. [less ▲]

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See detailVariability in Estimation of Coronary Dimensions from 6f and 8f Catheters
Legrand, Victor ULg; Raskinet, B.; Martinez, Christophe ULg et al

in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis (1996), 37(1), 39-4546

To investigate the suitability of diagnostic 6F catheters for coronary angiographic measures in the clinical setting, we determined the relative accuracy and reproducibility of the measures obtained with ... [more ▼]

To investigate the suitability of diagnostic 6F catheters for coronary angiographic measures in the clinical setting, we determined the relative accuracy and reproducibility of the measures obtained with these catheters as scaling devices in 59 stenoses. Comparison was made with duplicate injections, obtained before angioplasty, using an 8F guiding catheter as scaling device. Intra- and interobserver variability was evaluated in 15 stenoses. The coefficient of variation averaged 18.3% for the minimal lumen diameter, 10.4% for the percent stenosis, and only 7.4% for the reference diameter. Reproducibility of angiographic measures done with the 6F catheter was similar to that obtained with the 8F catheter, although accuracy was lower with the 6F for the measurement of reference diameter. Thus, quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) measures derived from routine diagnostic angiograms may be suitable for determination of reference diameter, allowing enough precision for determination of the size of a coronary device for intervention, but these measures may lack accuracy for precise determination of minimum diameter and percent stenosis, making their use questionable in studies looking at individual changes in coronary stenosis dimensions. [less ▲]

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