Alicia Varela

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Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) protects the heart against subsequent sustained ischemia reperfusion (RP). Despite many triggers and signaling pathways, which seem to be involved in IPC, the IPC-mechanisms remain a controversial issue. One of them is endogenous production of nitric oxide (NO). To assess the role of NO in IPC and its relation with glycogen(More)
AIMS Intraventricular conduction defects (IVCDs) can impair prognosis of heart failure (HF), but their specific impact is not well established. This study aimed to analyse the clinical profile and outcomes of HF patients with LBBB, right bundle branch block (RBBB), left anterior fascicular block (LAFB), and no IVCDs. METHODS AND RESULTS Clinical variables(More)
Ischemic postconditioning (IPOC) protects the myocardium from ischemic–reperfusion injury, improving functional recovery and cell viability. This protection is concurrent with stimulation of glycogen breakdown, increased mitochondrial ATP synthesis and content, maintenance of reduced-to-oxidized glutathione ratio (GSH/GSSG), and decreased oxidative damage.(More)
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) is one of the most powerful interventions to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury. The aim of the present study was to investigate the involvement of the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinases (PI3Ks) family in cardioprotection exerted by IPC and the relationship between preservation of mitochondrial morphology and ATP synthesis(More)
We report here a 66-year-old woman diagnosed with bronchioloalveolar carcinoma of the right lung cT4N2M0. The patient was from the Philippines, had never smoked, and tested positive for an EGFR mutation. She received gefitinib as neoadjuvant therapy for two months and displayed a partial response. The tumour was resected by performing a right pneumonectomy.(More)
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