Fernando Calleja Rosas

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is generally associated with rheumatic valve disease and atrial septal defects (ASD) in young adults. Surgical correction of both disorders fails to convert to sinus rhythm or prevent further episodes of paroxysmal or chronic AF in most patients. The role and efficacy of combining mitral valve surgery or ASD correction with AF(More)
BACKGROUND Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is characterized by recurrent ventricular tachycardia of right ventricular origin and a cardiomyopathy with hypokinetic areas involving the free wall of the right ventricle. Subjects have a risk of sudden cardiac death, particularly during sports and strenuous exercise. Routine clinical(More)
The K1 peptide is a CD8(+)T cell HLA-A*0201-restricted epitope derived from the Trypanosoma cruzi KMP-11 protein. We have previously shown that this peptide induces IFN-gamma secretion by CD8(+)T cells. The aim of this study was to characterize the frequency of K1-specific CD8(+)T cells in chagasic patients. Nineteen HLA-A2(+)individuals were selected from(More)
The cellular response mediated by MHC class I restricted CD8+ T cells has been shown to be crucial in the control of Chagas disease. The K1 peptide derived from T. cruzi KMP-11 protein has a high binding affinity to the HLA-A*0201 molecule. Nevertheless, it is not known whether this peptide is processed and displayed as an MHC class I epitope during natural(More)
True aneurysm formation in arterialized autologous veins is an unusual complication. A saccular aneurysmal degeneration of 53 mm (maximal diameter) of a saphenous vein graft inserted for repair of a popliteal aneurysm, four years after implantation, is reported. The patient (with prior history of abdominal aortic aneurysm) had been initially treated through(More)
The K1 peptide is an HLA-A*0201-restricted cytotoxic epitope derived from the Trypanosoma cruzi KMP-11 protein, this being the etiological agent of Chagas' disease. This work describes the K1 peptide's secondary structure and its recognition by sera from chagasic patients. Circular dichroism and NMR spectroscopy analysis revealed that the K1 peptide adopts(More)
There is a limited experience with catheter ablation for treatment of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in Chagasic cardiomyopathy. A 30-year-old woman experienced episodes of palpitations and syncope due to attacks of VT. A diagnosis of Chagas disease was established on a biological basis. Two-dimensional echo and contrast ventriculography showed an apical(More)
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia has been identified in 1977. It affects the right ventricle and its etiology is unknown. It has been recently included in the group of cardiomyopathies since it affects mainly the right ventricular muscle. It is found in young adults, frequently sportsmen who have a nearly normal cardiac physical examination.(More)
Between december of 1994 and june 1997, 90 children and adolescents were referred to the Shaio Clinic Foundation for evaluation of recurrent unexplained syncope. Head-up tilt testing was positive in 45 (50%), 23 male, with a mean age of 12.7 years (range 5-17 years). The response during Head-up tilt testing was predominantly vasodepressor (57%), followed by(More)