Francois Dagenais

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Giant pseudoaneurysm after proximal aortic surgery treated by means of redo axillary artery cannulation and use of an Endoclamp device
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, 2725 Chemin Sainte Foy, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada G1V 4G5
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:208-9. 2005
  2. pmc Surgical removal of a 'nonretrievable' inferior vena cava filter: a unique case requiring a median sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass
    Francois Dagenais
    Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 25:e332-3. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Which biologic valve should we select for the 45- to 65-year-old age group requiring aortic valve replacement?
    F Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, 2725 Chemin Sainte Foy, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada G1V 4G5
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:1041-9. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Aortic valve-sparing procedure with cusp elongation and free edge reinforcement for bicuspid aortic valve
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Quebec Heart Institute, Laval Hospital, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1393-5. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Changing trends in management of thoracic aortic disease: where do we stand with thoracic endovascular stent grafts?
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Sainte Foy, Quebec G1V 4G5
    Can J Cardiol 21:173-8. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Moderate aortic stenosis in coronary artery bypass grafting patients more than 70 years of age: to replace or not to replace?
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Quebec, Quebec, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1495-9; discussion 1499-500. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Use of an extra-anatomical bypass to the axillary artery to revascularize the subclavian artery during complex aortic surgeries: an alternate option in difficult cases
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Canada
    J Card Surg 24:719-21. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Extended applications of thoracic aortic stent grafts
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:567-72. 2006
  9. pmc Advances in thoracic aortic surgery: arch replacement with axillary cannulation and thoracic stent grafts
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, 2725 Chemin Ste Foy, Sainte Foy, Quebec
    Can J Cardiol 23:76B-79B. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term clinical and echocardiographic follow-up of the Freestyle stentless aortic bioprosthesis
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Quebec Heart and Lung University Institute, 2725 Chemin Ste Foy, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada G1V 4G5
    Circulation 126:S198-204. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Giant pseudoaneurysm after proximal aortic surgery treated by means of redo axillary artery cannulation and use of an Endoclamp device
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, 2725 Chemin Sainte Foy, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada G1V 4G5
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:208-9. 2005
  2. pmc Surgical removal of a 'nonretrievable' inferior vena cava filter: a unique case requiring a median sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass
    Francois Dagenais
    Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 25:e332-3. 2009
    ..An unsuccessful percutaneous removal of a caval filter that required retrieval through a median sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass is reported. Surgical options and techniques are discussed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Which biologic valve should we select for the 45- to 65-year-old age group requiring aortic valve replacement?
    F Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, 2725 Chemin Sainte Foy, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada G1V 4G5
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:1041-9. 2005
    ..To evaluate and compare the results of biologic valves in the 45- to 65-year-old patient, we reviewed our experience (1991-2004)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Aortic valve-sparing procedure with cusp elongation and free edge reinforcement for bicuspid aortic valve
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Quebec Heart Institute, Laval Hospital, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1393-5. 2005
    ..This procedure includes raphe excision, pericardial patch elongation, free edge leaflet reinforcement, and a root reimplantation valve-sparing procedure...
  5. ncbi request reprint Changing trends in management of thoracic aortic disease: where do we stand with thoracic endovascular stent grafts?
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Sainte Foy, Quebec G1V 4G5
    Can J Cardiol 21:173-8. 2005
    ..Thoracic endovascular stent grafts were designed to decrease perioperative risks, especially in patients with severe comorbidities. However, procedure-related complications and clinical outcomes remain ill-defined...
  6. doi request reprint Moderate aortic stenosis in coronary artery bypass grafting patients more than 70 years of age: to replace or not to replace?
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Quebec, Quebec, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1495-9; discussion 1499-500. 2010
    ..To stratify the risk-benefit ratio, we reviewed outcomes of CABG patients more than 70 years old with preoperative moderate aortic stenosis (valve area 1.0 to 1.6 cm(2) or indexed valve area 0.6 to 1.0 cm(2)/m(2))...
  7. doi request reprint Use of an extra-anatomical bypass to the axillary artery to revascularize the subclavian artery during complex aortic surgeries: an alternate option in difficult cases
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Canada
    J Card Surg 24:719-21. 2009
    ..We herein report our experience with the use of an extra-anatomical bypass to revascularize the subclavian artery in these circumstances...
  8. ncbi request reprint Extended applications of thoracic aortic stent grafts
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:567-72. 2006
    ..Extending TSG applications for arch pathologies or to other yet unproven indications remains to be established. We herein report our experience in 18 patients with extended applications of TSG...
  9. pmc Advances in thoracic aortic surgery: arch replacement with axillary cannulation and thoracic stent grafts
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, 2725 Chemin Ste Foy, Sainte Foy, Quebec
    Can J Cardiol 23:76B-79B. 2007
    ..The importance of establishing dedicated multidisciplinary teams and follow-up clinics to ensure good outcomes in the treatment of these complex diseases is stressed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term clinical and echocardiographic follow-up of the Freestyle stentless aortic bioprosthesis
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Quebec Heart and Lung University Institute, 2725 Chemin Ste Foy, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada G1V 4G5
    Circulation 126:S198-204. 2012
    ..The present report describes the outcomes of patients with the Freestyle stentless bioprosthesis followed for ≤18 years...
  11. doi request reprint Impact of residual regurgitation after aortic valve replacement
    Sandro Sponga
    Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:486-92. 2012
    ..Patients are usually managed by observational follow-up, but the clinical significance and natural history of residual AR are unknown. The goal of this study was to determine its impact on the outcome of these patients...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of aortic stenosis severity and its interaction with prosthesis-patient mismatch on operative mortality following aortic valve replacement
    Nicolas Girerd
    Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Department of Cardiology, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
    J Heart Valve Dis 21:158-67. 2012
    ..The study aim was to assess the effect of the preoperative severity of AS and its interaction with PPM with respect to operative mortality after AVR...
  13. doi request reprint Completeness of revascularization and survival among octogenarians with triple-vessel disease
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Quebec Heart and Lung University Institute, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1432-7. 2012
    ..We sought to determine the impact of the completeness of surgical revascularization among octogenarians with triple-vessel disease...
  14. doi request reprint Permanent pacemaker implantation following isolated aortic valve replacement in a large cohort of elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis
    Rodrigo Bagur
    Department of Cardiology, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Heart 97:1687-94. 2011
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  15. doi request reprint Does the use of stentless aortic valves in a subcoronary position prevent patient-prosthesis mismatch for small aortic annulus?
    Stephane Lopez
    Department of Surgery, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
    J Card Surg 23:331-5. 2008
    ..85 cm2/m2] after aortic valve replacement (AVR) with 19-mm and 21-mm stentless bioprostheses and to evaluate clinical and hemodynamic outcomes...
  16. pmc Recannulation of the right axillary artery for complex aortic surgeries
    Rahul Shetty
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Canada G1V 4G5
    Tex Heart Inst J 32:194-7; discussion 185. 2005
    ..It avoids retrograde perfusion in the often-diseased descending thoracic aorta. Furthermore, sternal reentry may be performed under moderate hypothermia, because antegrade cerebral perfusion can be initiated with ease...
  17. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome is associated with faster degeneration of bioprosthetic valves
    Martin Briand
    Laval Hospital Research Center Quebec Heart Institute, Laval University, 2725 Chemin Sainte Foy, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada, G1V 4G5
    Circulation 114:I512-7. 2006
    ..The metabolic syndrome (MS) is associated with a higher risk of vascular atherosclerosis. We thus hypothesized that the atherogenic features of MS could accelerate bioprosthetic valve degeneration...
  18. ncbi request reprint Structural deterioration of the Freestyle aortic valve: mode of presentation and mechanisms
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:401-6. 2006
    ..This study evaluates the mechanisms and clinical presentation of structural valve deterioration in the Freestyle stentless bioprosthesis...
  19. doi request reprint Unexpected porcelain aorta after sternotomy for aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery: aortic balloon valvuloplasty as a bail-out procedure
    Sandro Sponga
    Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 27:868.e1-3. 2011
    ..Weaning from CPB was impossible owing to the untouched aortic stenosis. A balloon aortic valvuloplasty was performed and CPB successfully weaned. Transapical aortic valve implantation was successfully performed 3 weeks later...
  20. doi request reprint Mitral repair versus replacement for ischemic mitral regurgitation: comparison of short-term and long-term survival
    Julien Magne
    Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Quebec, Laval University, Canada
    Circulation 120:S104-11. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the postoperative outcome of MVRp versus MVR in patients with ischemic MR...
  21. ncbi request reprint Endovascular stent-graft repair of a complicated penetrating ulcer of the descending thoracic aorta: a word of caution
    Giuseppe D'Ancona
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Quebec Heart Institute, Sainte Foy, Canada
    J Endovasc Ther 10:928-31. 2003
    ..To report a pitfall encountered during stenting of a complicated penetrating ulcer of the descending thoracic aorta...
  22. ncbi request reprint Impact of prosthesis-patient mismatch on survival after mitral valve replacement
    Julien Magne
    Laval Hospital Research Center Quebec Heart Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
    Circulation 115:1417-25. 2007
    ..Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of PPM on mortality in patients undergoing mitral valve replacement...
  23. pmc Direction of persistent ischemic mitral jet after restrictive valve annuloplasty: implications for interpretation of perioperative echocardiography
    Mario Senechal
    Department of Cardiology, Quebec Heart Institute, Laval Hospital, Sainte Foy, Quebec
    Can J Cardiol 23:48B-52B. 2007
    ..It was hypothesized that the anterior displacement of the posterior aspect of the annulus caused by annuloplasty could induce a change in the direction of MR jet...
  24. pmc Endoluminal stenting of the aorta as treatment of aortoesophageal fistula due to primary aortic disease
    Giuseppe D'Ancona
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hĵpital Laval, University Laval, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada
    Tex Heart Inst J 29:216-7. 2002
    ..We advocate the use of endoluminal aortic stenting for aortoesophageal fistulas of aortic origin, particularly in patients with severe concomitant disease...
  25. ncbi request reprint Restrictive annuloplasty for ischemic mitral regurgitation may induce functional mitral stenosis
    Julien Magne
    Laval Hospital Research Center Quebec Heart Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:1692-701. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate mitral valve hemodynamic performance and functional capacity in patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) who underwent restrictive mitral valve annuloplasty (MVA)...
  26. doi request reprint Impact of prosthesis-patient mismatch on long-term survival after aortic valve replacement: influence of age, obesity, and left ventricular dysfunction
    Dania Mohty
    Laval Hospital Research Center Quebec Heart Institute, Laval University, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:39-47. 2009
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  27. doi request reprint Age cut-off for the loss of benefit from bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, 2725 Chemin Ste Foy, Quebec City, QC, Canada, G1V 4G5
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:977-82. 2008
    ..To identify the age-related benefit of single and bilateral internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafting on long-term cardiac-related survival in patients who survived from primary isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Use of the endoclamp device in a patient with a native mitral valve endocarditis and a previous arch replacement with a modified Griepp technique
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Quebec Canada
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:1188-90. 2006
  29. ncbi request reprint Operative strategy for open surgery after failed thoracic aortic stent grafting
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:1044-6. 2007
  30. doi request reprint Fatal late migration of viacor percutaneous transvenous mitral annuloplasty device resulting in distal coronary venous perforation
    Jimmy Machaalany
    Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 29:130.e1-4. 2013
    ..He was treated for pericarditis and died suddenly 10 days after the procedure. Autopsy showed distal perforation of the anterior interventricular vein with migration of the device on the diaphragm...
  31. doi request reprint High tidal volumes in mechanically ventilated patients increase organ dysfunction after cardiac surgery
    Francois Lellouche
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Centre de Recherche de lÍnstitut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Universite Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Anesthesiology 116:1072-82. 2012
    ..High tidal volumes in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury lead to ventilator-induced lung injury and increased mortality. We evaluated the impact of tidal volumes on cardiac surgery outcomes...
  32. ncbi request reprint Long-term impact of diabetes and its comorbidities in patients undergoing isolated primary coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, QC, Canada
    Circulation 116:I220-5. 2007
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Incidental mobile aortic valve lesion: a case of aortic valve fenestration
    Christine Bourgault
    Department of Cardiology, Hôpital Laval Québec Heart Institute, Quebec City, QC, Canada
    J Heart Valve Dis 16:692-4. 2007
    ..AVFs are common, usually asymptomatic, and of little clinical significance. However, rupture of a bridging strand can produce aortic insufficiency and require surgical correction...
  34. doi request reprint High-dose tranexamic acid is an independent predictor of early seizure after cardiopulmonary bypass
    Dimitri Kalavrouziotis
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:148-54. 2012
    ..Risk factors associated with early seizure after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) were examined. The role of tranexamic acid in seizure development was evaluated...
  35. doi request reprint Usefulness of preoperative stroke volume as strong predictor of left ventricular remodeling and outcomes after aortic valve replacement in patients with severe pure aortic regurgitation
    Mario Senechal
    Department of Cardiology, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Quebec, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada
    Am J Cardiol 108:1008-13. 2011
    ..001) at 3 years. In conclusion, in patients undergoing AVR for chronic severe pure AR, preoperative SV is the best predictor of LV remodeling and outcomes...
  36. ncbi request reprint Degenerative mitral valve insufficiency long term after heart transplantation: clinical and surgical considerations
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    J Heart Valve Dis 16:122-5. 2007
    ..Herein are reported two cases of severe mitral valve degeneration necessitating mitral valve replacement long term after heart transplantation. The pathophysiology and operative strategy for these patients are discussed...
  37. pmc Determinants of gastrointestinal complications in cardiac surgery
    Giuseppe D'Ancona
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec Heart Institute, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada G1V 4G5
    Tex Heart Inst J 30:280-5. 2003
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Influence of time elapsed between myocardial infarction and coronary artery bypass grafting surgery on operative mortality
    Pierre Voisine
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, 2725 Chemin Sainte Foy, Sainte Foy, Que, Canada G1V 4G5
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:319-23. 2006
    ..Optimal timing for CABG surgery after myocardial infarction (MI) remains controversial. We examined the influence of patient age and time elapsed between MI and isolated CABG surgery on operative mortality...
  39. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted mini-thoracotomy for thoracic stent-graft implantation: a novel vascular access for endovascular repair
    Pierre Luc Bernier
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Quebec Heart Institute, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada
    J Endovasc Ther 11:180-2. 2004
    ..To report a new access technique for endovascular treatment of penetrating ulcer of the proximal descending aorta...
  40. doi request reprint Percutaneous mitral valve annuloplasty for functional mitral regurgitation: acute results of the first patient treated with the Viacor permanent device and future perspectives
    Olivier F Bertrand
    Department of Cardiology, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Quebec City, Canada
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 11:265.e1-8. 2010
    ..There is a need to develop less invasive techniques to manage moderate or severe functional mitral regurgitation in patients at high surgical risk...
  41. ncbi request reprint Bioprosthetic valve durability after stentless aortic valve replacement: the effect of implantation technique
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 97:2011-8. 2014
    ..Our objective was to determine whether the implantation technique had an impact on late reoperation for structural valve deterioration (SVD)...
  42. pmc Complete aortic obstruction owing to a proximal dehiscence of a free-style root bioprosthesis
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 23:633. 2007
  43. ncbi request reprint Myocardial infarction in a young woman secondary to a rupture of a noncoronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm without coronary artery disease
    Alexis F Turgeon
    Division of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology, Quebec Heart Institute, Laval University, Ste Foy, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 19:723-4. 2003
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  44. doi request reprint Assessment of management of cardiovascular risk factors in patients with thoracic aortic disease
    Marjorie Bastien
    Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Quebec, Canada
    Blood Press Monit 17:235-42. 2012
    ..Cardiovascular risk profiles and adiposity assessment data in patients with thoracic aortic disease (TAD) are sparse...
  45. ncbi request reprint Left atrial papillary fibroelastoma: a rare cause of multiple cerebral emboli
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1396-7. 2007
    ..The microscopic examination demonstrated a papillary fibroelastoma. The unusual localization and management of papillary fibroelastomas are discussed...
  46. pmc Combined transection of the left common carotid artery and delayed left main bronchus disruption after blunt chest trauma
    Amine Tarmiz
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Quebec, QC, Canada
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 17:207-9. 2013
    ..The bronchial lesion was diagnosed 2 days later and successfully treated with left posterolateral thoracotomy and the use of direct bronchial anastomosis...
  47. pmc Delayed treatment of contained blunt traumatic aortic rupture: a case of rupture treated by endoprosthesis
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Laval Hospital, 2725 Chemin Sainte Foy, Sainte Foy, G1V 4G5 Quebec, Canada
    Tex Heart Inst J 30:229-32. 2003
    ..The patient was transferred to a rehabilitation unit to recover from his neurologic trauma. A 3-month follow-up computed tomographic scan showed the patient's condition to be unchanged...
  48. doi request reprint Intramural hematoma of the arch and ascending aorta owing to acute aortic syndrome of the descending aorta: to stent or not to stent?
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Canada
    J Endovasc Ther 15:544-9. 2008
    ..To report thoracic stent-graft repair in patients with acute aortic syndromes, an intramural hematoma (IMH), and intractable pain despite maximum medical therapy...
  49. doi request reprint Mega-aorta with aberrant right subclavian artery: use of a novel hybrid technique
    Dimitri Kalavrouziotis
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:598-9. 2011
    ....
  50. pmc Postoperative outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Hélène Manganas
    Hopital Laval, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de l Universite Laval, Sainte Foy, Quebec
    Can Respir J 14:19-24. 2007
    ..It is uncertain if the presence and severity of airflow obstruction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is predictive of surgical morbidity and mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  51. pmc Postoperative atrial fibrillation predicts long-term survival after aortic-valve surgery but not after mitral-valve surgery: a retrospective study
    Nicolas Girerd
    Department of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
    BMJ Open 1:e000385. 2011
    ..The underlying factors involved in the pathogenesis of POAF after MVR/MVRp may partially account for the lack of association between POAF and survival in these patients...
  52. ncbi request reprint Nonrandomized comparison of coronary artery bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention for the treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery disease in octogenarians
    Josep Rodes-Cabau
    Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Quebec Heart Institute, Laval Hospital, Quebec, Canada
    Circulation 118:2374-81. 2008
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  53. ncbi request reprint Determinants of stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Giuseppe D'Ancona
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec Heart Institute, 2725 Chemin Ste Foy, Sainte Foy, QC, Canada G1V 4G5
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 24:552-6. 2003
    ..Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) after CABG are deleterious complications whose prevention remains poorly defined. The aim of this study was to identify the determinants for CVA after CABG...
  54. pmc Left main mycotic aneurysm causing myocardial infarction
    Helena Tizon-Marcos
    Multidisciplinary Department of Cardiology, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Quebec, Universite Laval, Quebec
    Can J Cardiol 26:e276-7. 2010
    ..In the present case, multislice computed tomography was an invaluable tool to adequately delineate the aneurysm from the surrounding structures and to plan cardiac surgery accordingly...
  55. doi request reprint Axillary artery cannulation
    Davide Calvaruso
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Laval Hospital, 2725 Chemin Ste Foy, Quebec City PQ G1V 4G5, Canada
    Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg 2012:mms004. 2012
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of commissural prolapse: case report and review of the options
    Patrick Mathieu
    Quebec Heart Institute, Laval Hospital, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada
    J Heart Valve Dis 13:142-4. 2004
    ..An analysis of the options available for surgical treatment of commissural prolapse is included...
  57. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Large free-floating intra-aortic thrombus
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Circulation 116:e142-3. 2007
  58. ncbi request reprint Calcification of human valve interstitial cells is dependent on alkaline phosphatase activity
    Patrick Mathieu
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada
    J Heart Valve Dis 14:353-7. 2005
    ..Since osseous calcification is closely associated with alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, it was hypothesized that ALP activity might be implicated in the calcification of isolated leaflet interstitial cells (ICs)...
  59. doi request reprint Enhancement of noncoronary collateral circulation: the hypothesis of an alternative treatment for ischemic heart disease
    Marco Picichè
    Cardiac Surgery Department, Laval University Hospital, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Med Hypotheses 74:21-3. 2010
    ..These elements may pave the way for a new field of cardiovascular research aimed at enhancing NCCC as a new therapeutic option for ischemic heart disease...
  60. ncbi request reprint A single center experience with the freestyle bioprosthesis: midterm results at the Québec Heart Institute
    F Dagenais
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, , , Canada
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 13:156-62. 2001
    ..This single center experience with the Medtronic Freestyle prosthesis shows preserved hemodynamic performance and low valve-related complications at midterm...
  61. ncbi request reprint Preoperative posterior leaflet angle accurately predicts outcome after restrictive mitral valve annuloplasty for ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Julien Magne
    Quebec Heart Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, G1V 4G5
    Circulation 115:782-91. 2007
    ..The goal of the present study was to determine whether persistence of MR and/or clinical outcome could be predicted from preoperative analysis of mitral valve configuration...
  62. ncbi request reprint Double valve replacement through an aorto-annulo-atriotomy using an aortic-valved graft in a mitral position
    Richard Bauset
    Quebec Heart Institute, Laval Hospital, Sainte Foy, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:1986-7. 2002
    ..This technique allows the surgeon to enlarge and reconstruct both annuli by using a tailored aortic-valved conduit in a mitral position...
  63. ncbi request reprint Does moderate mitral regurgitation impact early or mid-term clinical outcome in patients undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis?
    B Absil
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Quebec Heart Institute, Laval Hospital, Laval University, 2725 Chemin Sainte Foy, Sainte Foy, Canada G1V 4G5
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 24:217-22; discussion 222. 2003
    ..The early and mid-term impact of functional mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) for aortic stenosis remains unresolved...
  64. doi request reprint Anatomy of the thoracic aorta and of its branches
    Francois Dagenais
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Laval, Laval Hospital, 2725, Chemin Sainte Foy, Quebec G1V 4G5, Canada
    Thorac Surg Clin 21:219-27, viii. 2011
    ..This article discusses the anatomy and the most common congenital abnormalities of the thoracic aorta and its branches...
  65. pmc Expression of bone-regulatory proteins in human valve allografts
    R Shetty
    Le Centre de Recherche de l Hôpital Laval, Institut de Cardiologie de Quebec, Departement de Chirurgie, Universite Laval, Ste Foy, Quebec, Canada
    Heart 92:1303-8. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that valve allograft (VA) calcification results from an ossification process in which bone-regulatory proteins are expressed...
  66. doi request reprint Lipid-mediated inflammation and degeneration of bioprosthetic heart valves
    R Shetty
    Laval University, Quebec, QC, Canada
    Eur J Clin Invest 39:471-80. 2009
    ..The durability of bioprosthetic valves is limited by structural valve degeneration (SVD) leading to bioprostheses (BPs) stenosis or regurgitation. We hypothesized that a lipid-mediated inflammatory mechanism is involved in the SVD of BPs...
  67. ncbi request reprint Cartilaginous metaplasia and calcification in aortic allograft is associated with transforming growth factor beta 1 expression
    P Mathieu
    Quebec Heart Institute, Hopital Laval, Sainte Foy, Canada
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1449-54. 2003
    ..Calcification of homografts and vascular conduits is poorly understood. Mechanisms leading to calcification were studied in a rat model of aortic allografts...
  68. pmc Distribution of SPARC during neovascularisation of degenerative aortic stenosis
    A Charest
    Laval Hospital Research Center Quebec Heart Institute, Department of Surgery, Laval University, Ste Foy, Quebec, Canada
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