José Manuel Rubín

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BACKGROUND Atrioventricular (AV) block is one of the most frequent complications of CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of CoreValve implantation on AV conduction. METHODS AND RESULTS Electrophysiological study was performed immediately before and after CoreValve implantation in 18(More)
Brugada syndrome is characterized by right bundle branch block and ST-segment elevation in the right precordial ECG leads. Familial transmission is frequent and approximately 25% of cases exhibit mutations in the SCN5A gene. We analyzed the sequence of this gene in 25 Spanish patients with Brugada syndrome. In 4 (16%), we found mutations that had not(More)
It is well established that the intracellular receptors of androgens act as transcription factors upon their activation by androgen binding. However, a growing number of studies have associated androgens with rapid biological responses independent of their classical action mechanism. In this sense, 5alpha- and 5beta-dihydrotestosterone elicited a rapid(More)
Steroid hormones exert their biological actions via intracellular receptors modulation of transcription. In addition, a number of molecular interactions, and the existence of membrane receptors in several tissues, support the hypothesis of nongenomic action of steroids. The androgens, 5alpha- and 5beta-dihydrotestosterone (0.1 to 100 microM), induce a rapid(More)
Approaches for assessing molecular dosimetry of 4-(N-nitrosomethylamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) and N'-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) in humans by measurement of haemoglobin or DNA adducts are discussed. NNK and NNN form haemoglobin adducts in Fischer 344 rats. Acid or base hydrolysis of the globin gives 4-hydroxy-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone, which can be(More)
Androgens produce acute vasodilation of systemic, pulmonary, and coronary arteries in several mammal preparations and increase cardiomyocyte contractility. A decrease of the spontaneous beating of sinoatrial cells has also been described. The aim of this study was to characterize the direct effect of 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone on the spontaneous(More)
BACKGROUND Time-dependent variability of electrocardiogram (ECG) in patients with Brugada syndrome could affect the interpretation of provocative testing. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to characterize ECG changes during and after flecainide infusion. METHODS We studied 59 consecutive patients. The ECG was continuously analyzed during the first 30(More)
BACKGROUND Ventricular fibrillation (VF) has been proposed to be maintained by localized high-frequency sources. We tested whether spectral-phase analysis of the precordial ECG enabled identification of periodic activation patterns generated by such sources. METHODS AND RESULTS Precordial ECGs were recorded from 15 ischemic cardiomyopathy and 15 Brugada(More)