José Enrique Rodríguez-Hernández

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INTRODUCTION Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is a surgical procedure which is considered the only effective and potentially curative treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). CTEPH is a rare outcome from pulmonary emboli and, when left untreated, will result in right ventricular failure and death. METHODS From June 1999 to(More)
Pregnant women with a mechanical heart prosthesis are at a higher risk of thromboembolic complications. The optimal anticoagulation strategy in this setting remains unclear. When prosthesis thrombosis happens and cardiac surgery must be performed, the risk of fetal mortality is high. Special attention must be paid to improve the placental perfusion during(More)
To the Editor: We read with interest the article by Farooq et al, “Quantification of Incomplete Revascularization and Its Association With Five-Year Mortality in the Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Taxus and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) Trial: Validation of the Residual SYNTAX Score,” in which the authors investigated the effect on(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiopulmonary bypass (CEC) in the surgical treatment of cardiac diseases may cause the appearance of neurological damage of an intensity which varies between minor neuropsychological disorders and global cerebral anoxia. There are two mechanisms for the production of these lesions: ischaemic and embolic. The mortality associated with this(More)
INTRODUCTION Improvement in cardiac surgery techniques has led to a considerable reduction in mortality following surgery of the aorta, dissection of the aorta and for aortic aneurysms. Although there are satisfactory vascular results following surgical repair, morbi-mortality related to neurological complications, both cerebral and spinal, is still very(More)
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