José Julio Jiménez Nácher

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The two main goals of chest pain units are the early, accurate diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes and the rapid, efficient recognition of low-risk patients who do not need hospital admission. Many clinical, practical, and economic reasons support the establishment of such units. Patients with chest pain account for a substantial proportion of emergency(More)
Cardiology, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain; and the yDepartment of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. Manuscript received November 1, 2012; accepted November 14, 2012. Journal of the American College of Cardiology Vol. 61, No. 22, 2013 2013 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation ISSN(More)
Aggregates of activated platelets, at the level of a plaque fissure, seem to have a pivotal role in acute coronary syndromes. The glycoprotein IIb-IIIa receptors of the platelet surface are thought to be the final common pathway of platelet aggregation. The possibility of using a basic treatment to control platelet aggregation, in the whole clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) remains the most common cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the young; however, current strategies do not identify all HCM patients at risk. A novel validated algorithm was proposed by the last European Society of Cardiology guidelines to guide implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy. Recently,(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is the gold standard for mitral valve (MV) anatomic and functional evaluation. Currently, dedicated MV analysis software has limitations for its use in clinical practice. Thus, we tested here a complete and reproducible evaluation of a new fully automatic software to characterize MV anatomy in(More)
cardiology (ESC). Eur Heart J 2011;32:2851–6. 75. Agabiti Rosei E, de Simone G, Mureddu GF, Trimarco B, Verdecchia P, Volpe M. for the Joint Committee of the Italian Society of Hypertension (SIIA), Italian Society of Cardiology (SIC), Associazione Nazionale Medici Cardiologi Ospedalieri (ANMCO). Arterial hypertension and cardiac damage: diagnostic and(More)
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