Jaime Agüero Ramón-Llin

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BACKGROUND Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is the leading cause of death heart transplant (HT) recipients after the first year. We assessed the influence of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) in HT recipients on the development of CAV after 1 year of follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 2001 to 2005, we studied 72 patients who received a HT and(More)
OBJECTIVE Exercise capacity has been shown to be reduced among cardiac transplant recipients. This observation is directly connected to both the transplanted heart's dependence on circulating catecholamines and the abnormal sympathoadrenal response to exercise in these patients. Taking into account this background, there is reluctance to use beta-blockers(More)
BACKGROUND Renal dysfunction (RD) is one of the most significant long-term complications of heart transplantation (HT). Although RD is generally attributed to a direct effect of calcineurin inhibitors, it is more probable that multiple factors contribute to its development. The aim of this study was to search for predictor variables of RD at 1 year after(More)
Daclizumab is an interleukin-2 receptor antagonist which is used for induction therapy in heart transplant patients. It has few side effects and is associated with a low infection rate. Postoperative renal failure after heart transplantation is common and potentially fatal. The administration of calcineurin inhibitors in the postoperative period can(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Left ventricular filling begins in the ventricular isovolumic relaxation phase. According to the Torrent-Guasp myocardial band theory, this phase results from the contraction of the final portion of the myocardial band: the ascending segment of the apical loop. The objectives were to study the myocardial mechanisms influencing(More)
BACKGROUND Renal dysfunction is a serious problem after heart transplantation (HT). The objective of this study was to determine the cardiovascular risk factors associated with medium- to long-term dysfunction after HT. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 247 consecutive patients who underwent HT between January 2000 and September 2006 who survived for at(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of major complications in the postoperative recovery unit and to analyze the associated recipient, donor, and surgical risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied a series of consecutive orthotopic heart transplants carried out in our hospital from 2001 through 2007. Patients who experienced major complications during(More)
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