The guest is Professor Jean-Philippe Veroy, a cardiac surgeon whose service has been ranked first in the Point ranking for 8 years, which is the benchmark in this field. Cardiovascular disease in general is not far behind with arterial surgery and pacing in Rennes ranked among the top 6 in France. An excellent opportunity to review with him a major medical and research field in several respects.

Telling stories through interviews with researchers from all disciplines, listening to them express their motivations, their passions, talking about their encounters, their work, is the goal Extraordinary journeys into the world of science, a series of programs created by Jean-Louis Cotrieu, researcher, with Felix Boulet. To inform, to discover these worlds that attract those of tomorrow, to motivate young people, girls and boys, to walk these paths with complete freedom, that’s what we are looking for with these wandering. Interview on the joint air of Radiolaser /

Cardiopulmonary Center at the University Hospital of Rennes

Cardiovascular diseases (only coronary heart disease ̶ 16% of deaths in the world ̶ and cerebrovascular accidents) remain the main causes of death in the world. The heart is the engine of our lives, and when it comes to disease, we immediately think of open heart surgery, transplantation, and the practical difficulties that they create for the surgeon. But we also think about the artificial heart, one of the latest innovations of which is Carmat, based on the pioneering work of Professor Alain Carpentier. A huge task, and to realize it, you just need to realize that one million heartbeats corresponds to about 10 days of life for us!

At first glance, this heart may seem simple compared to the brain. But if we take a closer look, it is the muscles, tendons, pillars, valves (including the aortic valves) that must be synchronized mechanically and electrically in order to ensure the circulation of blood in the arteries and veins. Everyone is involved in its proper functioning, and every element can be affected by disease or simply fatigue. And, of course, there is no surgical intervention without stopping the hearts, stopping them so that they beat better.

Jean-Philippe Veroy
Jean-Philippe Veroy
Surgical view of mitral annuloplasty (installation of a prosthetic ring that corrects annular dilatation)
Jean-Philippe Veroy
Mapping the spread of electric current on the surface of the left ventricle. Contributed by LTSI-Inserm-University of Rennes 1-CHU Rennes

Outside of our questions to the audience, and among them the smallest: Who are you, Monsieur Jean-Philippe Veroy? How and why did you choose this profession? How many women do we find in surgical disciplines? And, of course, we wanted to know a lot more about interventions. How are they held, with which team, for how long? Do you need special manual, mental and physical qualities? What are the major technological advances over the past 40 years that have revolutionized surgery and improved patient care? Do you have an experimental room with TheraImage, what does it consist of? You are also a researcher, so what can we expect tomorrow?

TherA-Image, an image-assisted surgery platform (CHU-Rennes, Signal and Imaging Laboratory, Inserm-University of Rennes1)

Jean-Philippe Veroy
TherA-Image, an image-assisted surgery platform (CHU-Rennes, Signal and Imaging Laboratory, Inserm-University of Rennes1)


Word before you finish. The heart permeates the proverbs of all countries. We have a good collection of them. Out of sight, out of mind. Do against bad luck, good heart. The heart has reasons that the mind does not know. take things too seriously. open conversation and how much more! So if your heart is racing this spring, don’t worry. Love is a great stimulant against stress. You don’t need to know dopamine or adrenaline or norepinephrine or even oxytocin to be happy!

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