Antonio Salvador-Sanz

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Previous studies in patients with heart failure have shown that an elevated basal heart rate (HR) is associated with a poor outcome. Our aim with this study was to investigate if this relationship is also present in heart transplantation (HTx) recipients. From 2003 until 2010, 256 HTx performed in our center were recruited. Patients who required pacemaker,(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in heart transplant (HTx). Our aim was to analyze the rate of CMV infection in HTx patients receiving treatment with cyclosporine (CsA) or tacrolimus (Tac). Ninety-five patients were randomized to receive either CsA (53.7%) or Tac (46.3%). We performed prophylaxis with(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS The shortage of donor organs has prompted increased acceptance of hearts from donors with more comorbidities. With increasing frequency, hearts are being offered from patients who have undergone a resuscitated cardiac arrest (RCA). Our aim was to compare the rate of complications in the postoperative and follow-up periods, depending on(More)
The aim of this study was to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to classify the morphological changes and remodeling of the right ventricle (RV) that occur in different clinical situations and that have an impact on RV function. Most literature has traditionally focused on the left ventricle (LV) and as a result, few studies analyze RV behavior and(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MS) increases the risk of cardiovascular events due to endothelial dysfunction. There are few studies evaluating the impact of MS on the survival of heart transplantation (HTx) patients. AIM The aim of this study was to study the impact of MS in the early period and on the long-term survival after HTx. MATERIALS AND(More)
ST recurrence in the ESTROFA register. In our series, patients who underwent IVUS were less likely to receive a second stent as part of thrombosis management, but no differences in mortality or rethrombosis were observed. However, IVUS was more often used in early than late thrombosis, which could overestimate the value of IVUS in preventing implantation of(More)
This study aimed to determine if there are differences in inflammatory markers in the acute phase between systolic heart failure and heart failure with preserved systolic function. One hundred and thirty-one patients with acute heart failure were recruited consecutively. At admission, plasma fibrinogen, C-reactive protein, sialic acid, von Willebrand(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between levels of serum markers of apoptosis and rejection grades in heart transplant (HTx). MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study was conducted in 91 HTx. We correlated apoptosis markers and biopsy samples. The apoptosis markers were: TRAIL, TRAIL-R1, TRAIL-R2, TRAIL-R3, TRAIL-R4, sFas, sTNF-R1 and(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Tumors are the second leading cause of death beyond the first year heart transplantation (HT). The aim of our study was to establish a chronology for the occurrence and the impact on overall survival of de novo neoplasms after HT. MATERIALS AND METHODS We included 597 patients undergoing HT from January 1987 to December 2008. De novo(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is the leading cause of death after the first year post-heart transplantation (HT). Numerous factors have been implicated in the development of CAV. The aim of this prospective randomized study was to assess the impact of cyclosporine (CsA) and tacrolimus (Tac) on the development of CAV. MATERIALS(More)