Javier Higueras

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Patients with coronary artery disease may develop not only ischemic events but also heart failure and death due to previous myocardial damage. The purpose of this study was to test the prognostic value of a panel of plasma biomarkers related to vascular (monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 [MCP-1] and soluble tumor necrosis factor-like weak inducer of(More)
This study examined whether a clinically relevant concentration of the volatile anaesthetic halothane modifies the endothelium-dependent relaxation produced by acetylcholine (3 nM-10 microM), histamine (1 pM-0.1 microM) and anti-human immunoglobulin E (1:1000) in human isolated pulmonary arteries submaximally precontracted with noradrenaline. An inhibitor(More)
Free-floating thrombus in ascending aorta is a rare cause of peripheral embolism with potentially fatal consequences. We report the case of a young patient with syncope and sudden lumbar pain. Computed tomographic scan revealed a large pedunculated floating mass attached to the posterior wall of the ascending aorta, probably responsible of renal embolic(More)
INTRODUCTION At present, there is no tool validated by scientific societies for risk stratification of patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD). It has been shown that plasma levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), galectin-3 and pro-B-type natriuretic peptide amino-terminal (NT-proBNP) have prognostic value in this population. (More)
OBJECTIVE Several papers have reported elevated plasma levels of natriuretic peptides in patients with a previous diagnosis of cancer. We have explored whether N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) plasma levels predict a future diagnosis of cancer in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS We studied 699 patients with CAD free(More)