Jorge Gonzalez Casanova

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Twenty-six patients have undergone a resection of a cardiac myxoma since 1977. There were five males and 21 females, of age range 14-81 years (mean 50 years). Symptoms included congestive heart failure, emboli, palpitations and syncope. The tumours were located in the left atrium (21 patients), right atrium (four) and right ventricle (one). The hospital(More)
The availability of population-based epidemiological data on the incident risk of stroke is very scarce in Argentina and other Latin American countries. In response to the priorities established by the World Health Organization and the United Nations, PREVISTA was envisaged as a population-based program to determine the risk of first-ever and recurrent(More)
UNLABELLED The authors reviewed the clinical files of all patients with coarctation of the aorta (CoAo) operated during the first year of life, in a tertiary center, in order to assess the outcome of different surgical techniques and prognostic factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included all patients operated from 1 June 1980 to 1 June 2001. They(More)
We describe the case of an intrapericardial pheochromocytoma located in the anterior surface of the heart and spreading over the pulmonary trunk. Under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) the tumor was removed. "En bloc" resection of the anterior wall of the right ventricular infundibulum and the pulmonary trunk was performed, with implantation of a fresh aortic(More)
Primary heart neoplasms are rare occurring with an estimated incidence of 0.0017-0.19%. Myxoma is the most prevalent primary heart tumor. The right atrium is an unusual localization, occurring only in 15-20% of myxoma cases. We report a rare case of a massive right atrial myxoma causing tricuspid valve obstruction and presenting as syncope and exertional(More)
We report the clinical case of a 48-year-old woman with advanced renal cell carcinoma, and an inferior vena cava thrombus extending into the right atrium. The patient underwent complete tumor excision with radical nephrectomy and inferior vena cava trombectomy using adjunctive cardiopulmonary bypass and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. Pathological(More)
Cyclic mechanical stretch (CMS) and angiotensin II (ATII) play an important role in cardiac remodelling. Thus, we aimed to examine how ATII affects CMS-induced changes in localisation and expression of the gap junction protein connexin43 (Cx43). Neonatal rat cardiomyocytes cultured on gelatin-coated Flexcell cell culture plates were kept static or were(More)
Cardiac fibroblasts play an important role in adverse cardiac remodelling. As in many cardiac diseases connexin43 (Cx43) is altered, we wanted to elucidate whether fibroblasts may influence cardiac Cx43 expression. We used four different cell culture systems of neonatal rat cardiomyocytes (CM) and fibroblasts (FB): type 1, pure CM culture; type 2,(More)
The carcinoid syndrome is a rare clinical entity, coursing with a slow evolution. Patients typically present flush, diarrhea and acute asthma attacks, which often delays the diagnostic until there is cardiac involvement, with more pronounced symptoms. We report the clinical case of a 62 years-old male, with a known significant tricuspid valve disorder.(More)