José F Forteza

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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The prognosis of patients with severe aortic stenosis, low aortic gradient and preserved ejection fraction is controversial. Our study analyzed the prognosis of these patients and its relation to pressure gradient and aortic valve flow. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study of 363 consecutive patients with severe(More)
The authors describe the case of a 54-year-old woman with the association of two rare congenital cardiac anomalies: cor triatriatum and persistent left superior vena cava with the special characteristic of direct drainage to the right atrium. Real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography offered a comprehensive anatomic and functional(More)
Left ventricular free wall rupture is an unusual but highly lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction. We report on the extremely rare occurrence of a patient surviving two episodes of free wall rupture within a seven-month period. The first event happened in the course of an exercise testing after a seemingly uncomplicated inferior acute(More)
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