José Joaquin Cuenca

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to compare early and long-term results in terms of survival and cardiovascular complications of patients with acute traumatic aortic injury who were conservatively managed with patients who underwent surgical or endovascular repair. METHODS From January 1980 to December 2009, 66 patients with acute traumatic aortic(More)
OBJECTIVE Minimal aortic injuries (MAIs) are being recognized more frequently due to the increasing use of high-resolution diagnostic techniques. The objective of this case series review was to report the clinical and radiological characteristics and outcomes of a series of patients with MAI. METHODS From January 2000 to December 2011, 54 major blunt(More)
We report a case of chylous ascites in a 52-year-old woman after an orthotopic heart transplantation. The patient was successfully managed with conservative treatment including dietetic measures and repeated paracentesis. The potential aetiopathological factors involved and other implications for cardiac transplant patients are discussed.
Severe allograft dysfunction after heart transplant (HT), without ischemia or evidence of cellular rejection upon endomyocardial biopsy (EMB), is a rare but potentially fatal condition that suggests humoral rejection (HR). Its incidence, and the methods of choice for its diagnosis and management, remain uncertain. We retrospectively studied 445 HT patients(More)
To develop a risk score based on physical examination and chest X-ray findings to rapidly identify major trauma patients at risk of acute traumatic aortic injury (ATAI). A multicenter retrospective study was conducted with 640 major trauma patients with associated blunt chest trauma classified into ATAI (aortic injury) and NATAI (no aortic injury) groups.(More)
INTRODUCTION Safety of treatment with mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORi) in the postoperative period after heart transplantation (HT) is controversial. METHODS We evaluated the incidence of postoperative complications (pericardial, pleural, and surgical wound complications) among nine de novo heart transplant recipients treated with mTORi(More)
Type III endoleaks, which may be caused by endograft disconnection, pose the risk of aneurysm enlargement and rupture because the pressure in the aneurysmatic sac tends to equal the systolic aortic pressure. We report the endovascular treatment of a critical dislocation of two thoracic aorta endografts with subsequent massive aneurysmatic pressurization of(More)
The objectives of this study were to report the clinical and radiological characteristics and outcomes of a series of acute traumatic aortic injuries (ATAIs) with associated injury to major aortic abdominal visceral branches (MAAVBs). From January 2000 to August 2011, 10 consecutive major blunt trauma patients with associated ATAI and injury to MAAVBs(More)