F Lombera Romero

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AIMS We sought to determine the prevalence and characteristics of echocardiographic abnormalities (systolic and/or diastolic dysfunction, pericardial effusion) in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) with no symptoms or previous history of cardiac disease, and compare them with a healthy control group. PATIENTS AND METHOD(More)
High blood pressure is a well-known cardiovascular risk factor that is responsible for an elevated morbidity and mortality. However, although efficacious drugs for treatment and numerous and updated scientific training programs are available, the reality is that only a low percentage of patients are followed up in accordance with the rates which are(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Atrial synchronized ventricular pacing has shown to be an alternative to surgery in the therapeutic management of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Our purpose is the analysis of the hemodynamic mechanisms associated with the reduction of left ventricular outflow tract gradient and the changes in left ventricular diastolic(More)
Even if arterial hypertension (HT) is a process of multiorganic involvement, it is nevertheless in practice, one of the most powerful factors for the development of cardiovascular complications that increases very seriously, both cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Paradoxically, in Spain, a significant proportion of cardiologists have neglected for(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertensive patients referred to an outpatient cardiology unit, and to assess its evolution under antihypertensive treatment. METHODS One hundred and seven mild to moderate hypertensive patients were randomized to receive either xipamide, verapamil or atenolol. Cross-sectional(More)
Ten patients with severe pulmonary hypertension due to Toxic Oil Syndrome (TOS) (3 men, 7 women; mean age 27.9 +/- 11.23 yrs.) are presented. The pulmonary vessels were examined with a micromorphometric technique. All patients had intimal fibrosis of the arteries and veins. Seven also had a thrombus in different stages. All arteries were shown to have(More)
In patients with endocarditis due to Staphylococcus aureus, the issue of medical or surgical treatment still remains controversial. Likewise, there is no agreement in the management of those patients who have suffered cerebral embolism and show large vegetations in echocardiography. Moreover, transthoracic echocardiography not always disclose endocarditis(More)
Ten patients with severe pulmonary hypertension due to Toxic Oil Syndrome underwent cardiac catheterization to analyse the acute effect of intrapulmonary injection of 1.25 mg of enalaprilat. Haemodynamic parameters were obtained at basal state, 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes after administration of the drug. Enalaprillat did not produce any statistically(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Angiotensin II converting enzyme inhibitors have an unquestionable utility in heart failure, although these drugs are underused and rarely used at the recommended doses in the clinical practice. The objective of this investigation was to study the simplicity of perindopril use in the treatment of heart failure and to confirm its(More)