Dolores Taboada

Learn More
OBJECTIVE To determine the prognostic value of transthoracic echocardiography in hemodynamically stable patients diagnosed with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism. PATIENTS AND METHODS Hemodynamically stable outpatients diagnosed with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism at a tertiary university hospital were prospectively included in the study. All(More)
Pressure-volume loops describe dynamic ventricular performance, relevant to patients with and at risk of pulmonary hypertension. We used conductance catheter-derived pressure-volume loops to measure right ventricular (RV) mechanics in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary arterial obstruction at different stages of pathological adaptation. Resting(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension results from incomplete resolution of pulmonary emboli. Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is potentially curative, but residual pulmonary hypertension following surgery is common and its impact on long-term outcome is poorly understood. We wanted to identify factors correlated with poor long-term outcome(More)
Chronic thromboembolic disease is characterised by persistent pulmonary thromboembolic occlusions without pulmonary hypertension. Early surgical treatment with pulmonary endarterectomy may improve symptoms and prevent disease progression. We sought to assess the outcome of pulmonary endarterectomy in symptomatic patients with chronic thromboembolic disease.(More)
INTRODUCTION Left atrial (LA) size is an indicator of the pressure to which it is chronically subjected. Although guidelines recommend measuring it using volume indexed to body surface, the anteroposterior diameter is still normally used. AIM To evaluate which of these measurements correlates better with atrial pressure-related echocardiographic(More)
PURPOSE The 6 minutes walk test (6MWT) is often shown to be the best predictor of mortality in pulmonary hypertension (PH) probably because it challenges the failing heart to deliver adequate cardiac output. We hypothesised that the 6MWT elicits maximal cardiac output as measured during a maximal cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). METHODS 18(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Calculation of the effective regurgitant orifice (ERO) is regarded as the most accurate way of assessing the severity of mitral regurgitation (MR), but the technique's complexity limits its use. Our objective was to modify and validate a previously published semiquantitative method of assessment based on measurement of the(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate the prognostic significance of a diagnostic delay of greater than 1 week after symptom onset in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE). DESIGN Prospective cohort study. LOCATION Emergency Department of Ramón y Cajal Hospital, a 1500-bed tertiary-care center in Madrid, Spain. PATIENTS Diagnosed with PE by objective testing(More)
  • 1