Cesar A. Conde

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Three patients, 24, 24 and 25 years of age, with systemic lupus erythematosus had signs of myocardial infarction. Two had serial electrocardiographic changes indicative of infarction without any cardiac symptoms. The third patient had clinical evidence of an acute massive myocardial infarction, which was proved at autopsy to be due to coronary(More)
The elevated plus-maze is an animal model used to study anxiety. In a second session, rats show a reduction in the exploratory behavior even when the two sessions are separated by intervals as large as 7 days. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the reduction in the exploratory behavior is maintained after intervals larger than 7 days.(More)
There is overwhelming evidence that internal mammary artery grafts improve survival and clinical outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. It has therefore become standard practice to use the left internal mammary artery as the graft of first choice. Given the overwhelming evidence for the superiority of internal mammary artery grafts, the(More)
Atrial fibrillation is one of the most frequent heart rhythm disturbances found in clinical practice. Anticoagulation, rate control, cardioversion, and ablative procedures have been the mainstay of treatment. The frequent recurrence of atrial fibrillation and the side effects when antiarrhythmic drugs are used have led to dissatisfaction with available(More)
We analyzed long-term follow-up data accumulated during an 8 year study of survivors of prehospital cardiac arrest. All patients included in this study were primary entrants via community-based rescue systems; patients who were tertiary referrals (survivors of cardiac arrest from other hospitals) were not included in this analysis. In the group of 61(More)
Transient abnormal Q waves were seen in two patients with Prinzmetal's angina during episodes of chest pain. The Q waves appeared recurrently while the patients had chest pain and disappeared when it subsided, indicating that Q waves suggestive of myocardial infarction can be seen with severe myocardial ischemia without actual necrosis. We describe these(More)
A case is presented of bacterial endocarditis with a ruptured sinus of Valsalva and formation of an aorticocardiac fistula from the right coronary sinus into the right atrium and right ventricle. The pathologic, clinical and surgical aspects of bacterial endocarditis complicated by a ruptured sinus of Valsalva and an aorticocardiac fistula are analyzed.(More)