Eva Bernal

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We describe the case of a young man who, while he was in coma because of a traffic accident, had first a pulmonary embolus and immediately afterwards had a systemic (cerebral) embolus. A transesophageal echocardiographic image revealed a giant thrombi trapped in foramen ovale protruding in right and left ventricles, diagnosing, thus, a paradoxical embolism.(More)
The IFFANIAM study (Impact of frailty and functional status in elderly patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary angioplasty) is an observational multicenter registry to assess the impact of frailty and functional status on outcomes of elderly patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing(More)
The aim of this study was to establish the feasibility, evaluate the response rate, and assess the impact on local control and survival in locally advanced (bulky nodal) squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy consisting of cisplatin followed by continuous infusion of vindesine and fluorouracil(More)
Tratamiento clı´nico y pronóstico en pacientes con sı´ndrome coronario agudo y anemia To the Editor, We read with great interest the thought-provoking study reported by Raposeiras Roubín et al. 1 about the impact of severe anemia on the treatment and outcome of patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome. We share the authors concern for these(More)
BACKGROUND The number of nonagenarian patients with aortic stenosis will likely increase due to the ageing population. We assessed the clinical characteristics, management, and outcomes of nonagenarian patients with severe aortic stenosis. METHODS A total of 177 (117 females and 60 males) consecutive nonagenarian patients from two large contemporary(More)
BACKGROUND Despite current recommendations, a high percentage of patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis are managed conservatively. The aim of this study was to study symptomatic patients undergoing conservative management from the IDEAS registry, describing their baseline clinical characteristics, mortality, and the causes according to the reason(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Risk stratification in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome makes use of clinical variables that can identify patients at an increased risk of complications. Our objective was to identify clinical variables that predict significant stenosis (i.e., >50%) of the left main coronary artery in high-risk patients who have had a(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The presence of post-anoxic encephalopathy after an episode of aborted sudden cardiac death is a serious medical and social problem. PATIENTS AND METHOD Of 193 patients admitted to the coronary unit during a 12-year period with aborted sudden cardiac death, 104 died (54%) and 89 survived the episode (46%). We compared the(More)
The incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in elderly individuals is high. This population has higher rates of complications and represents a greater burden on health resources. Moreover, elderly individuals are underrepresented in clinical trials. A few randomized trials on reperfusion in elderly patients with AMI have included patients aged around(More)