1. Postinfarction ventricular septal defects: towards a new treatment algorithm?

    Annals of Thoracic Surgery 87(3):687 (2009) PMID 19231370

    We reviewed our experience at the Montreal Heart Institute with early surgical and percutaneous closure of postinfarction ventricular septal defects (VSD). Between May 1995 and November 2007, 51 patients with postinfarction VSD were treated. Thirty-nine patients underwent operations, and 12 were...
  2. Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Defects: Towards a New Treatment Algorithm?

    Annals of Thoracic Surgery 87(3):687 (2009)

    Background We reviewed our experience at the Montreal Heart Institute with early surgical and percutaneous closure of postinfarction ventricular septal defects (VSD).
  3. Contrast echocardiography improves the accuracy and reproducibility of left ventricular remodeling measurements:A prospective, randomly assigned, blinded study

    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 38(3):867 (2001)

    OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the impact of contrast injection and harmonic imaging, on the measure by echocardiography of left ventricular (LV) remodeling. BACKGROUND Left ventricular remodeling is a precursor of LV dysfunction, but the impact of contrast injection and harm...
  4. Progression of mitral regurgitation:A prospective Doppler echocardiographic study

    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 34(4):1137 (1999)

    OBJECTIVES This study was performed to define the rates and determinants of progression of organic mitral regurgitation (MR). BACKGROUND Severe MR has major clinical consequences, but the rates and determinants of progression of the degree of regurgitation are unknown. Quanti...