Prognosis of Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis After the Decision to Perform an Intervention
ConclusionsPatients with severe aortic stenosis awaiting therapeutic procedures have a high mortality risk. Some clinical indicators predict a worse prognosis and suggest the need for early intervention.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosLos tratamientos actuales de la estenosis aórtica (EAo) grave incluyen el implante percutáneo de válvula aórtica (TAVI) y la cirugía de sustitución valvular aórtica (SVAo). El objetivo es describir la evolución de los pacientes con EAo grave tras la indicación de intervención, las variables que influyen en su pron&oac...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Functional and Structural Coronary Recovery at the 5-year Follow-up After Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold Implantation. An Optical Coherence Tomography Analysis
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Luis R. Goncalves-Ramírez, Hipólito Gutiérrez, Carlos Cortés, Itziar Gómez, José A. San Román, Ignacio J. Amat-Santos (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Are Dentists in Our Environment Correctly Following the Recommended Guidelines for Prophylaxis of Infective Endocarditis?
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Paula Anguita, Manuel Anguita, Juan C. Castillo, Paula Gámez, Victoria Bonilla, Manuela Herrera (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Successful Clinical and Therapeutic Approach for Valve-in-valve Leaflet Thrombosis
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Francisco Gama, Rui Campante Teles, Pedro Freitas (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Would the Use of Edoxaban Be Cost-effective for the Prevention of Stroke and Systemic Embolism in Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation in Spain?
ConclusionsEdoxaban is a cost-effective alternative to acenocoumarol in the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with NVAF in Spain.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosAnalizar el coste-efectividad del edoxabán frente al acenocumarol en la prevención del ictus y la embolia sistémica en pacientes con fibrilación auricular no valvular (FANV) en España.MétodosModelo de Markov, adaptado a España desde la perspectiva del Sistema Nacional de Salud, que simula la evolución de una cohorte hipotética de pacientes con FANV a lo largo de toda su vida a...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Multimodality and Fusion Imaging in Percutaneous Therapy of Tricuspid Regurgitation
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Chi-Hion Li, Xavier Millan, Helena Capellades, Leonardo Danduch, Antonio Serra, Dabit Arzamendi (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of Evolocumab
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Carlos Escobar, Vivencio Barrios (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

3D-printing in Preprocedural Planning of Paravalvular Leak Closure: Feasibility/Proof-of-concept
Publication date: Available online 7 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Ignacio Cruz-González, Manuel Barreiro-Pérez, Israel Valverde (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Combined Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Impella for Diffuse Coronary Spasm After Surgical Myocardial Revascularization
Publication date: Available online 10 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Souhayla Souaf Khalafi, Belén Cid, Darío Durán, José R. González-Juanatey, Carlos Peña, Ángel L. Fernández (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Long-term Event Reduction After Left Atrial Appendage Closure. Results of the Iberian Registry II
This study aimed to establish the occurrence of stroke and major bleeding events in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and left atrial appendage closure with long-term follow-up and to explore the factors associated with higher long-term mortality.MethodsAnalysis of a multicenter single cohort prospectively recruited from 2009 to 2015. Thromboembolic and bleeding events were compared with those expected from CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores. Multivariate analysis examined variables associated with mortality during follow-up.ResultsA total of 598 patients (1093 patient-years) with a contraindication for anticoagu...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Congenital Submitral Diverticulum
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Tatiana Guimarães, Rui Plácido, Ana G. Almeida (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Leadless Pacemaker Implantation in a Transplanted Heart
Publication date: Available online 17 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): José Luis Martínez-Sande, Javier García-Seara, Laila González-Melchor, Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero, Inés Gómez-Otero, José Ramón González-Juanatey (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Bubble Contrast Echocardiography for Alcohol Septal Ablation
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Eduardo A. Arias, Marco Antonio Peña-Duque, Marco Antonio Martínez-Ríos (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Correction in the article by Ponikowski et al. “2016 ESC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure”, Rev Esp Cardiol. 2016;69:1167.e1-e85
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Start-up of a Cardiology Day Hospital: Activity, Quality Care and Cost-effectiveness Analysis of the First Year of Operation
ConclusionsIn our center, the CDH allowed more than two thirds of the invasive procedures to be performed on an outpatient basis, while maintaining the quality of care. In the first year of operation, the expenses due to its implementation were offset by a significant reduction in hospital admissions.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosEl hospital de día del área del corazón (HDC) es una alternativa asistencial a la hospitalización convencional relacionada con procedimientos cardiológicos programados. Los objetivos de este estudio son analizar la actividad asistencial, la calidad de la ...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Diagnostic Yield and Economic Assessment of a Diagnostic Protocol With Systematic Use of an External Loop Recorder for Patients With Palpitations
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Jaume Francisco-Pascual, Alba Santos-Ortega, Ivo Roca-Luque, Nuria Rivas-Gándara, Jordi Pérez-Rodón, Laia Milà-Pascual, David García-Dorado, Àngel Moya-MitjansAbstractIntroduction and objectivesTo assess the diagnostic yield and cost-effectiveness of a diagnostic protocol based on the systematic use of latest-generation external loop recorders (ELRs) compared with the classic diagnostic strategy for patients with recurrent unexplained palpitations.MethodsT...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Transcatheter Device Closure of Aortopulmonary Window. Is There a Need for an Alternative Strategy to Surgery?
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Aldo Campos-Quintero, José Antonio García-Montes, Carlos Zabal-Cerdeira, Jorge Luis Cervantes-Salazar, Juan Calderón-Colmenero, Juan Pablo Sandoval (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Phenotype-modifying Factors in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Javier Limeres Freire (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Thrombotic and Bleeding Events After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest With and Without Therapeutic Hypothermia
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): John García, Gustavo Jiménez-Brítez, Eduardo Flores-Umanzor, Guiomar Mendieta, Xavier Freixa, Manel Sabaté (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Tako-tsubo Cardiomyopathy Complicated With Cardiac Tamponade and Cardiogenic Shock
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): J. Nicolás López Canoa, Alfredo Redondo Diéguez, Anaberta Bermúdez Naveira, Pedro Rigueiro Veloso, J. María García Acuña, J. Ramón Gónzalez Juanatey (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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A Global Assessment of Circulating Prolysyl Oxidase in Nonischemic Patients With Garden-variety Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
ConclusionsPatients with symptomatic HM-HFpEF show high cpLOX serum levels associated with restrictive diastolic filling indices. These levels represent a moderate risk factor for poor clinical outcome. Throughout the natural history of HM-HFpEF, we observed that cpLOX concentrations were initially negatively correlated with B-type natriuretic peptide but positively correlated with galectin-3 as advanced diastolic dysfunction developed.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosLa enzima lisil-oxidasa se expresa al alza en el miocardio de pacientes con cardiopatía hipertensiva. Se propone investigar si los pacientes con ...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Combining Disability and Frailty in an Integrated Scale for Prognostic Assessment After Acute Coronary Syndrome
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Juan Sanchis, Vicente Ruiz, Albert Ariza-Solé, Arantxa Ruescas, Clara Bonanad, Julio Núñez (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty for Inoperable Patients With Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. Observational Study in a Referral Unit
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Maite Velázquez, Agustín Albarrán, Ignacio Hernández, M. Jesús López-Gude, Fernando Sarnago, Roberto Martín, Fernando Arribas, Pilar EscribanoAbstractIntroduction and objectivesBalloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) for inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is becoming widely accepted. Procedural refinement has reduced complications. Our primary objective was to analyze the results and complications of the first national BPA ...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Impact of Percutaneous Coronary Revascularization of Severe Coronary Lesions on Secondary Branches
This study analyzed patients with severe SB lesions who underwent percutaneous revascularization treatment compared with patients who received pharmacological treatment. The study examined the percentage of branch-related events (cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction attributable to SB, or the need for revascularization of the SB).ResultsWe analyzed 679 SB lesions (662 patients). After a mean follow-up of 22.2 ± 10.5 months, there were no significant differences between the 2 treatment groups regarding the percentage of death from cardiovascular causes (1.7% vs 0.4%; P = .14), nonfatal acut...
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Prognostic Value of Serum Lactate Levels in Patients Undergoing Urgent Heart Transplant: A Subanalysis of the ASIS-TC Spanish Multicenter Study
ConclusionsPreoperative serum lactate is a strong independent predictor of worse outcomes in patients undergoing urgent heart transplant on short-term mechanical circulatory support.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosAnalizar el impacto del lactato sérico en receptores de trasplante cardiaco urgente en asistencia circulatoria mecánica de corta duración preoperatoria.MétodosSe realizó un subanálisis de un registro multicéntrico español basado en pacientes incluidos en «urgencia grado 0» para trasplante cardiaco con asistencia circulatoria mecánica...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

From Prevention to Rehabilitation: Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Cardiac Arrest
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Violeta González-Salvado, Antonio Rodríguez-Núñez, José Ramón González-Juanatey (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Impact of Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation on the Timing of Reintervention for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Dysfunction
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Fernando de Torres-Alba, Gerrit Kaleschke, Helmut BaumgartnerAbstractTetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is the most common cyanotic congenital heart defect. Early surgical repair has dramatically improved the outcome of this condition. However, despite the success of contemporary approaches with early complete repair, these are far from being curative and late complications are frequent. The most common complication is right ventricle outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction, affecting most patients in the form of...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

“Everything Should be Made as Simple as Possible but Not Simpler”
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Thierry Lefevre, Yves Louvard (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Angiogenesis and Microvascular Obstruction: Still a Research Topic or a New Therapeutic Target?
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Francesco Fracassi, Giampaolo Niccoli (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Should We Up the Intensity of Statin Therapy After Placing a Drug-eluting Stent?
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Kinjan H. Parikh, Ajay J. Kirtane (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Correction in Article by Vaglimi et al. “2017 ESC Focused Update on Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Coronary Artery Disease Developed in Collaboration with EACTS”, Rev Esp Cardiol. 2018;71:42.e1-e58
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Nuclear Cardiology. Oxford Specialist Handbook
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Santiago Aguadé-Bruix (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Oxford Specialist Handbook
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Joaquín Rueda Soriano (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Acute Myocarditis Versus Ventricular Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy in Infancy: Role of Magnetic Resonance
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Ferran Gran, María Martínez-Villar, Anna Sabaté-Rotés, Amparo Castellote, Ferran Rosés-Noguer, Dimpna C. Albert (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Causes and Predictors of Death in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Initiating Treatment With Direct Oral Anticoagulants
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): César Caro Martínez, José M. Andreu Cayuelas, Ginés Elvira Ruiz, Helena Albendín Iglesias, Arcadio García Alberola, Sergio Manzano Fernández (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Frequency of Atrial Fibrillation in a Large Sample of Young Adults Selected From the Spanish Working Population
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Jorge Rodríguez-Capitán, Ana Fernández-Meseguer, Eva Romero-González, Eva Calvo-Bonacho, Juan José Gómez-Doblas, Eduardo de Teresa-Galván (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Leadless Pacemaker Implantation in a Patient With a Severe Thoracic Deformity
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Eduardo Arana-Rueda, Juan Acosta, Manuel Frutos-López, Beatriz Jáuregui, Lorena García-Riesco, Alonso Pedrote (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Survivor of a Double Mechanical Complication After Myocardial Infarction: Papillary Muscle Rupture and Contained Free-wall Rupture
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Mónica García Bouza, Bunty Ramchandani Ramchandani, Daniel Pérez Camargo, Lourdes Montero Cruces, Manuel Carnero Alcázar, Luis Carlos Maroto Castellanos (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Device for Circulatory Support During Ablation of Atrial Tachycardias in Patients With Fontan Circulation
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Astrid Hendriks, Lennart De Vries, Maarten Witsenburg, Sing-Chien Yap, Nicolas Van Mieghem, Tamas Szili-Torok (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Hydroxychloroquine-induced Phospholipidosis: From Curvilinear Bodies to Clinical Suspicion
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Francisco Di Girolamo, Eduard Claver, Montse Olivé, Joel Salazar-Mendiguchía, Nicolás Manito, Ángel Cequier (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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The Cone Technique for Ebstein Repair. First Cases
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Juan-Miguel Gil-Jaurena, María-Teresa González-López, Ana Pita-Fernández, Ramón Pérez-Caballero, Raquel Prieto, Constancio Medrano (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Response to ECG, May 2018
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Ignacio Gil-Ortega, Beatriz Garrido-Corro, Juan Antonio Castillo-Moreno (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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ECG, June 2018
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Juan Caro-Codón, Ángel M. Iniesta Manjavacas, Mar Moreno Yangüela (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Coronary Intramural Hematoma Visualized on Multislice CT Angiography
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Marcelo Trivi, Agustina Sciancalepore, Lucrecia Burgos (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Intra-atrial Right Coronary Artery: An Unknown Disorder
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Belén Díaz Antón, Ana Fidalgo Argüelles, Leticia Fernández Friera (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Micra Implantation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Alberto Vera, Teresa Bastante, Fernando Alfonso (Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia)
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Technology Advances to Improve Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: What Clinicians Should Know
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Angelo Auricchio, Ward A. HeggermontAbstractCardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a well-established treatment for symptomatic heart failure patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, prolonged QRS duration, and abnormal QRS morphology. The ultimate goals of modern CRT are to improve the proportion of patients responding to CRT and to maximize the response to CRT in patients who do respond. While the rate of CRT nonresponders has moderately but progressively decreased over the...
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Impaired Left Atrial Strain as a Predictor of New-onset Atrial Fibrillation After Aortic Valve Replacement Independently of Left Atrial Size
ConclusionsIn severe aortic stenosis, left atrial dysfunction predicted the incidence of postoperative AF independently of left atrial dilation, suggesting that speckle-tracking echocardiography before surgery may help in risk stratification, particularly in patients with nondilated left atria.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosLa disfunción de la aurícula izquierda en la estenosis aórtica puede preceder a la dilatación y predecir la aparición de fibrilación auricular (FA). Para analizar esta hipótesis, se estudió la función auricular izquierda y se determin...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Association of Classic Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Lifestyles With the Cardio-ankle Vascular Index in a General Mediterranean Population
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Marc Elosua-Bayés, Ruth Martí-Lluch, María del Mar García-Gil, Lourdes Camós, Marc Comas-Cufí, Jordi Blanch, Anna Ponjoan, Lia Alves-Cabratosa, Roberto Elosua, María Grau, Jaume Marrugat, Rafel RamosAbstractIntroduction and objectivesThe cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) assesses arterial stiffness. We aimed to describe the distribution of CAVI in a Mediterranean population, to determine the proportion of CAVI ≥ 9 by sex and coronary risk level...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate, Cardiovascular Events and Mortality Across Age Groups Among Individuals Older Than 60 Years in Southern Europe
Publication date: June 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Betlem Salvador-González, Neus Gil-Terrón, M. Jesús Cerain-Herrero, Isaac Subirana, Roser Güell-Miró, Luisa M. Rodríguez-Latre, Oriol Cunillera-Puértolas, Roberto Elosua, Maria Grau, Joan Vila, Luisa Pascual-Benito, Jordi Mestre-Ferrer, Rafel Ramos, José Miguel Baena-Díez, Maria Soler-Vila, Eva Alonso-Bes, Laura Ruipérez-Guijarro, Virtudes Álvarez-Funes, Esther Freixes-Villaró, Mercedes Rodríguez-PascualAbstr...
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