Florencio García

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We studied the acute and chronic biological reaction to balloon-expandable intracoronary stents in the adult dog. Twenty stainless steel stents were placed, by standard angioplasty techniques, into the left anterior descending, left main, or circumflex coronary arteries of 20 dogs. Angiography was performed at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months and animals were killed(More)
A canine experimental model was used to investigate the feasibility of using balloon-expandable portacaval shunts in humans with chronic portal hypertension. Intrahepatic portacaval shunts were created in nine dogs with stable portal hypertension previously induced by intraportal injections of polyvinyl alcohol (Ivalon). Embolic material was injected(More)
BACKGROUND "Stroke Code" is a system for the rapid identification, pre-notification and transport of acute ischemic stroke patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of delay reduction for thrombolytic therapy in these patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We evaluated acute ischemic stroke patients admitted in the emergency unit within the(More)
Intrahepatic portacaval shunts were established in dogs by the transjugular approach. The shunts extended from the anterior aspect of the inferior vena cava to the portal bifurcation through interposed liver parenchyma. The tissue track was created by a long transjugular needle and enlarged by balloon angioplasty catheter dilatation. The opening was then(More)
Balloon-expandable intraluminal grafts that ranged in diameter from 2 to 4 mm were placed in the atherosclerotic abdominal aortas of 24 rabbits. The animals were killed 1, 3, 8, or 24 weeks after placement of the graft. All grafts retained patency without altering the luminal diameter. The small degree of neointimal thickening covering the graft's inner(More)
An expandable intraluminal graft mounted coaxially over an angioplasty balloon catheter was used in dog arteries. The graft, a wire mesh tube that has the ability to retain its expanded shape, opposes elastic recoil of the arterial wall after maximum balloon inflation. Eighteen grafts were placed in the abdominal aorta and iliac femoral, renal, superior(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus presents a high prevalence and morbimortality. The aim of the present study was to know the number of newly diagnosed diabetic patients in addition to those who present abnormal glucose tolerance and possible presence of associated risk factors. METHODS This study was carried out in Lejona (Vizcaya) from 1984-1985. The(More)
Cardiovascular complications are the most important cause of death in patients on dialysis with end-stage renal disease. Antibodies reacting with β-glycoprotein I seem to play a pathogenic role in antiphospholipid syndrome and stroke and are involved in the origin of atherosclerosis. Here we evaluated the presence of anticardiolipin and anti-β-glycoprotein(More)
INTRODUCTION Throughout the world, is fully accepted that a person is dead when brain death exists. In most situations, neurological criteria permit the diagnosis of brain death, but in some instances, as when high-dose barbiturate therapy has been used, confirmatory testing are required by law. CLINICAL CASE We report the case of a 17 year-old women who(More)