Antonio Merchán

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The pseudoaneurysms of the ascending aorta are very infrequent but their diagnosis is important because of the associated high mortality. They usually appear in patients who have undergone aortic-related surgery, but the time that passes until they appear can be very prolonged and suspicious signs and symptoms can be quite anodyne. We present two cases of(More)
PURPOSE The Parry-Romberg syndrome is an unusual disorder frequently associated with epilepsy. The origin of this disease, and the cause of epilepsy, are unknown. This study is the first reported case of the Parry-Romberg syndrome, with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy, in which detailed microanatomic analyses have been performed on resected brain tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Drug-eluting stents (DESs) are being used in real life in patients with complex lesions usually excluded from the published trials. It is reasonable to think that the results could be worse, and the performance may be different between DES when these complex lesions are included. METHODS AND MATERIAL To investigate this issue, we studied our(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To present the initial Spanish experience with the Tenax coronary stent, a laser sculpted from high-precision 316L stainless steel coated with hydrogen rich amorphous silicon carbide that reduces thrombogenecity and improves biocompatibility. PATIENTS AND METHODS From July 1998 to July 1999, 206 patients (62 +/- 5 years)(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Abciximab use does not exceed 25% in most of the studies on diabetic patients undergoing stent implantation. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether abciximab could be more beneficial in different subgroups such as insulin-dependent (ID) patients and whether its use could provide additional benefits to those afforded by(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Direct coronary stenting yields immediate long-term clinical results similar to those obtained with balloon predilation, with the advantage of lower costs and procedural times. Until now, direct stenting has been attempted only for selected lesions, so that the potential scope of its use in everyday practice remains unknown. The(More)
Left main coronary artery aneurysms are very infrequent (0.1%) and the majority are related to atherosclerotic obstructive lesions. Only a few isolated cases without associated coronary lesions have been reported until now. The management of these patients is not well established, thus both conservative and surgical treatments have been postulated. We(More)
The X-Sizer thromboatherectomy catheter represents an important advance for thrombectomy in thrombus-containing lesions, especially in patients who require primary and rescue angioplasty. Although it is safe, some complications have been reported as its use becomes more widespread. To our knowledge, the intracoronary breakage and retention of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The adverse effects of systemic hypertension and diabetes mellitus in coronary patients are well known, although their long-term prognostic influence on patients with unstable angina (UA) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with coronary stenting is uncertain. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of(More)