Alonso Pedrote Martínez

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Chagas' disease is an important public health problem in Latin America and one of the specific causes of dilated cardiomyopathy. Chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy is the worse result of this disease and its main cause of mortality. Rural migrations from endemic to nonendemic countries make possible observing affected patients in United States and Europe. We(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Infections in cardiac implantable electronic devices are increasing due to the expansion of the indications of these devices. The management of some aspects is controversial. Here, we report our broad experience. METHODS Between 1985 and 2015, 325 infections (196 local and 129 systemic) were registered; 28.5% of them were(More)
We report a case of an adult male in whom, one week after an anterior acute myocardial infarction, we documented nocturnal episodes of type II second degree atrio-ventricular heart block, including advanced heart block episodes (4:1). An electrophysiologic study did not show atrio-ventricular conduction abnormalities, so we suspected a possible sleep apnea(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The frequency and circumstances associated with drugs-induced bradiarrhythmia (DB) causing hospital admission are little known. PATIENTS AND METHOD Retrospective analyses of DB in Cardiology (CD) and Internal Medicine (IMD) Departments of a 3rd level hospital over two consecutive years. RESULTS We detected 83 cases (mean age:(More)
The diagnosis of Brugada syndrome, or right bundle-branch block with an elevated ST segment and negative T waves in V1-3, is obscured by the transitory normalization of the electrocardiogram, which can be unmasked by administering sodium-channel blockers. It has been recently reported that the condition can be underdiagnosed if only conventional precordial(More)
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