Carlos E. Alfonso

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We highlight the presence of a calcified mass in the left main coronary artery without significant atherosclerosis seen in the other coronary arteries or in the peripheral large arteries. In our view, the calcified character of the obstruction and the calcification of the aortic valve are characteristic of a variant type of coronary artery disease (CAD) not(More)
S ince its initial description 1 , Takotsubo cardiomyopathy has generated much debate and interest. Over the past 25 years, much progress has been made in understanding this syndrome. While the clinical presentation and characteristics have been well described and agreed upon, the etiology is a bit more of a debate. At present, the most commonly accepted(More)
Complete atrioventricular (AV) block is known to be reversible in some cases of acute inferior wall myocardial infarction (MI). The reversibility of high-grade AV block in non-MI coronary artery disease (CAD), however, is rarely described in the literature. Herein we perform a literature review to assess what is known about the reversibility of high-grade(More)
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