Alain Carpentier

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Alain Frédéric Carpentier
Born (1933-08-11) 11 August 1933 (age 80)
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
Fields Heart Surgery
Institutions Pierre and Marie Curie University
Known for Mitral Valve Repair
Notable awards Prix mondial Cino Del Duca (1996), Medallion for Scientific Achievement (2005), Lasker Prize (2007)

Alain Frédéric Carpentier M.D. Ph.D. (born 11 August 1933 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne) is a French surgeon whom the President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery calls the father of modern mitral valve repair. He is the recipient of the 2007 Lasker Prize.

Biography[edit]

A professor emeritus at Pierre and Marie Curie University, in the 1980s Dr. Carpentier published a landmark paper on mitral valve repair entitled The French Correction. A visiting professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, he currently heads the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou in Paris. In 1986, he and Gilles Dreyfus performed the first artificial heart implant in Europe.[1]

Dr. Carpentier is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and sits on the Board of Directors of the World Heart Foundation. The recipient of numerous awards, including the 1996 Prix mondial Cino Del Duca, in 2005 the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) bestowed its Medallion for Scientific Achievement for only the fifth time in its history. In announcing Dr. Carpentier as the recipient, the AATS also noted that he is "one of the foremost medical philanthropists in the world, having established a premier cardiac center in Vietnam a decade ago where over 1,000 open-heart cases are now performed annually. In addition, he has founded cardiac surgery programs in 17 French-speaking countries in Africa." In October 2001 he received an Honorary Doctor of Medicine and Surgery degree from University of Pavia.

In 2006, Carpentier received considerable media attention in the United States as the surgeon who performed an emergency mitral valve repair procedure on Charlie Rose when the PBS television interviewer fell ill while en route to Damascus to interview Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Writer Adam Gopnik, who authored a book about his five years living in Paris and is a personal friend of Charlie Rose, called Dr. Carpentier the most famous surgeon in France.[2]

In 2008, Carpentier announced a fully implantable artificial heart will be ready for clinical trial by 2011, and for alternative to transplant in 2013. It was developed and will be manufactured by him, Biomedical firm Carmat, and venture capital firm Truffle. The prototype uses electronic sensors and is made from chemically treated animal tissues, called "biomaterials," or a "pseudo-skin" of biosynthetic, microporous materials, amid another US team's prototype called 2005 MagScrew Total Artificial Heart, and Japan and South Korea researchers are racing to produce similar projects.[3][4]

Publications[edit]

Carpentier is the author (with David H. Adams) of the upcoming Carpentier's Valve Reconstruction.[citation needed]

Other publications include:

  • Chauvaud S, Carpentier A (June 2008). "Ebstein's anomaly: the Broussais approach". The Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery 74 (2): 438–43. doi:10.1510/mmcts.2007.003038. 
  • Cortes-Morichetti M, Frati G, Schussler O, et al. (November 2007). "Association between a cell-seeded collagen matrix and cellular cardiomyoplasty for myocardial support and regeneration". Tissue Engineering 13 (11): 2681–7. doi:10.1089/ten.2006.0447. PMID 17691866. 
  • Chachques JC, Azarine A, Mousseaux E, El Serafi M, Cortes-Morichetti M, Carpentier AF (June 2007). "MRI evaluation of local myocardial treatments: epicardial versus endocardial (Cell-Fix catheter) injections". Journal of Interventional Cardiology 20 (3): 188–96. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8183.2007.00255.x. PMID 17524110. 
  • Martinod E, Seguin A, Holder-Espinasse M, et al. (March 2005). "Tracheal regeneration following tracheal replacement with an allogenic aorta". The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 79 (3): 942–8; discussion 949. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2004.08.035. PMID 15734409. 
  • Chachques JC, Duarte F, Cattadori B, et al. (August 2004). "Angiogenic growth factors and/or cellular therapy for myocardial regeneration: a comparative study". The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 128 (2): 245–53. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2004.04.007. PMID 15282461. 
  • Chachques JC, Acar C, Herreros J, et al. (March 2004). "Cellular cardiomyoplasty: clinical application". Ann. Thorac. Surg. 77 (3): 1121–30. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2003.09.081. PMID 14992951. ]
  • Martinod E, Seguin A, Pfeuty K, et al. (May 2003). "Long-term evaluation of the replacement of the trachea with an autologous aortic graft". The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 75 (5): 1572–8; discussion 1578. doi:10.1016/S0003-4975(03)00120-6. PMID 12735581. 
  • Chachques JC, Argyriadis PG, Fontaine G, et al. (May 2003). "Right ventricular cardiomyoplasty: 10-year follow-up". The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 75 (5): 1464–8. doi:10.1016/S0003-4975(02)04823-3. PMID 12735563. 
  • Zakine G, Martinod E, Fornes P, et al. (February 2003). "Growth factors improve latissimus dorsi muscle vascularization and trophicity after cardiomyoplasty". The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 75 (2): 549–54. doi:10.1016/S0003-4975(02)04332-1. PMID 12607671. 
  • Grinda JM, Latremouille C, Berrebi AJ, et al. (August 2002). "Aortic cusp extension valvuloplasty for rheumatic aortic valve disease: midterm results". The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 74 (2): 438–43. doi:10.1016/S0003-4975(02)03698-6. PMID 12173826. 

Honors[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Artificial Heart, Orlando Sentinel, 19 February 1986
  2. ^ Dana, Rebecca (11 June 2006). "Hansen Nabs Pervs, Viewers". The New York Observer. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Total artificial heart to be ready by 2011: research team". Agence France-Presse. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Sage, Adam (28 October 2008). "Scientists develop artificial heart that beats like the real thing". The Times (London). Retrieved 8 July 2009. 

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