A M Escoresca Ortega

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INTRODUCTION Invasive assessment of pulmonary artery pressure (PAP), via right heart catheterization, is part of the usual protocol prior to heart transplantation. Echocardiography is considered a valuable technique to evaluate PAP. We sought to determine the reliability of measurements of PAP via a noninvasive technique, echocardiography, in relation to(More)
BACKGROUND A recent study proposed a risk index (McCluskey index) based on 7 parameters to identify the transfusion needs of patients during surgery and in the first 24 hours postoperation. The initial objective of our study was to validate this predictor for blood product transfusions. PATIENTS AND METHODS We undertook a retrospective, observational(More)
Heart transplantation is currently the best treatment option to improve hope and quality of life in patients with terminal heart failure that is refractory to conventional treatment. The scarcity of donors remains a difficult problem and is the main factor limiting the number of transplants that can be performed. Given the current situation of stagnation(More)
INTRODUCTION Invasive estimation of pulmonary pressure is part of the usual protocol prior to heart transplantation. The aim of this study was to compare the results of 2 different vasodilators, nitric oxide (NO) and prostacyclin, in an acute vasodilator test (AVT) for patients with pulmonary venous hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2000 to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Heart transplantation is a procedure with a high mortality rate. Altered kidney function (AKF) after a heart transplant is common. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of and associated factors for renal dysfunction among patients who underwent heart transplantation in our hospital between January 2006 and November(More)
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