Francisco Marrero Rodríguez

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We present the case of a male patient with aortic and mitral valve bioprostheses who developed infectious endocarditis due to Staphylococcus capitis, which has recently been described as an agent producing infectious endocarditis in native and prosthetic cardiac valves. The patient's course evolved unfavorably, despite specific antibiotic treatment, leading(More)
Chest roentgenogram showed a pericardial calcification in a patient with inconspicuous signs of cardiac disease and normal basal pressures in the right cavities. A typical hemodynamic tracing of chronic constrictive pericarditis was obtained with rapid filling overload. The uncommeness of silent chronic constrictive pericarditis is mentioned and the(More)
The presence of diabetes mellitus worsens prognosis in acute coronary syndromes. The aim of our study was to analyze retrospectively the influence of diabetes mellitus on the management and prognosis of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome. We compared the baseline clinical characteristics of 273 patients (93 diabetic and 180(More)
We present a case of acute myocardial infarction in a 22 year old cocaine user. The absence of coronary artery stenotic lesions, as was seen in the coronary arteriography, and the absence of personal past cardiovascular or family history, suggest a cocaine-induced coronary spasm as responsible for the acute myocardial event.