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See detailModèle unidimensionnel instationnaire de l'activité pacemaker cardiaque induite par le feedback mécano-électrique dans un environnement thermo-électro-mécanique
Collet, Arnaud ULg; Desaive, Thomas ULg; Dauby, Pierre ULg

in Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angeiologie (2012)

Aim of the study: In a healthy heart, the mechano-electric feedback (MEF) process acts as an intrinsic regulatory mechanism of the myocardium which allows the normal cardiac contraction by damping ... [more ▼]

Aim of the study: In a healthy heart, the mechano-electric feedback (MEF) process acts as an intrinsic regulatory mechanism of the myocardium which allows the normal cardiac contraction by damping mechanical perturbations in order to generate a new healthy electromechanical situation. However, under certain conditions, the MEF can be a generator of dramatic arrhythmias by inducing local electrical depolarizations as a result of abnormal cardiac tissue deformations, via stretch-activated channels (SACs). Then, these perturbations can propagate in the whole heart and lead to global cardiac dysfunctions. In the present study, we qualitatively investigate the influence of temperature on autonomous electrical activity generated by the MEF. Method: We introduce a one-dimensional time-dependent model containing all the key ingredients that allow accounting for the excitation-contraction coupling, the MEF and the thermoelectric coupling. Results: Our simulations show that an autonomous electrical activity can be induced by cardiac deformations, but only inside a certain temperature interval. In addition, in some cases, the autonomous electrical activity takes place in a periodic way like a pacemaker. We also highlight that some properties of action potentials, generated by the mechano-electric feedback, are significantly influenced by temperature. Moreover, in the situation where a pacemaker activity occurs, we also show that the period is heavily temperature-dependent. Conclusions: Our qualitative model shows that the temperature is a significant factor with regards to the electromechanical behavior of the heart and more specifically, with regards to the autonomous electrical activity induced by the cardiac tissue deformations. [less ▲]

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See detailRelations entre gain baroreflexe et stress pulsatile chez le patient diabetique de type 1.
SCHEEN, André ULg; MARCHAND, Monique ULg; PHILIPS, Jean-Christophe ULg

in Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angeiologie (2012)

AIM OF THE STUDY: Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) and early arterial stiffness are frequent complications in type 1 diabetes. The aim of our work is to study the relationships between CAN ... [more ▼]

AIM OF THE STUDY: Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) and early arterial stiffness are frequent complications in type 1 diabetes. The aim of our work is to study the relationships between CAN (estimated by baroreflex gain calculation) and arterial stiffness (estimated by pulsatile stress) in type 1 diabetic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, we calculated baroreflex gain and pulsatile stress in 167 type 1 diabetic patients and 160 matched non-diabetic subjects whose blood pressure was continuously monitored with a Finapres((R)) device in a postural test (squatting test). The baroreflex gain was calculated by plotting the pulse intervals (R-R) against systolic blood pressure values during the transition phase from squatting to standing. Pulsatile stress was estimated by the pulse pressurexheart rate product. In a longitudinal study, the baroreflex gain and pulsatile stress were calculated before and after a mean follow-up of 79+/-33 months in type 1 diabetic patients. RESULTS: Cross-sectional data showed a decrease in baroreflex gain and an increase in pulsatile stress in type 1 diabetic patients versus the matched non-diabetic subjects. A significant correlation between the baroreflex gain and pulsatile stress was present. Type 1 diabetic patients with lower baroreflex gain had a higher value of pulsatile stress when compared to those with higher baroreflex gain. During follow-up, a significant reduction in baroreflex gain (but without significantly increased pulsatile stress) was observed. A univariate analysis showed that the decrease of the baroreflex gain is not correlated with the time interval between the two tests, neither type 1 diabetes duration nor mean glycated hemoglobin values, but significantly with the pulsatile stress increase. CONCLUSION: In type 1 diabetic patients, the baroreflex gain is decreased and the pulsatile stress is increased when these markers are compared to age-matched non-diabetic subjects. There is a relationship between indices of CAN and arterial stiffness. Nevertheless, the baroreflex gain (marker of CAN) is impaired earlier than the pulsatile stress in this type 1 diabetic population with inadequate glycaemic control. [less ▲]

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See detailDissection isolée de l'artère mésentérique supérieure : à propos d'un cas
Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg; Meunier, Paul ULg; Van Damme, Hendrik ULg et al

in Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angeiologie (2008), 57(4), 238-42

We report the case of a 38-year-old man admitted at the emergency department for abdominal pain of abrupt onset. Computed tomographic examination revealed a spontaneous isolated dissection of the superior ... [more ▼]

We report the case of a 38-year-old man admitted at the emergency department for abdominal pain of abrupt onset. Computed tomographic examination revealed a spontaneous isolated dissection of the superior mesenteric artery and an anevrysm of the coeliac artery caused by the arcuate ligament. Outcome was favorable under conservative medical treatment and a three months follow-up was uneventful. This observation offers the opportunity to present recent insights concerning this pathology. [less ▲]

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See detailDissection coronaire et traumatisme thoracique ferme
Brasseur, Edmond ULg; Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg; Mommens, Véronique et al

in Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angeiologie (2006), 55(4), 233-9

The occurrence of an acute myocardial infarction after non-penetrating chest trauma is an extremely rare complication. We report a case of dissection of the left anterior descending artery in a 43 year ... [more ▼]

The occurrence of an acute myocardial infarction after non-penetrating chest trauma is an extremely rare complication. We report a case of dissection of the left anterior descending artery in a 43 year old man after being punched in the chest. Using data from a literature search relish revealed 76 cases; we review the characteristics of the pathology and its incidence. We also characterize its etiology, anatomy and path physiology. We then consider the diagnostic and therapeutic implications. [less ▲]

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See detailFaut-il faire un echocardiogramme avant une angioplastie directe pour infarctus myocardique aigu?
Pierard, Luc ULg

in Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angeiologie (2002), 51(1), 51-2

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