José P Calabuig

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OBJECTIVES Self-rated health (SRH) is known to be a valid indicator for the prediction of health outcomes. The aims of this study were to describe and analyse the associations between SRH and health status, socio-economic and demographic characteristics; and between SRH and mortality in a Spanish population. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal study. METHODS A(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To present the initial Spanish experience with the Tenax coronary stent, a laser sculpted from high-precision 316L stainless steel coated with hydrogen rich amorphous silicon carbide that reduces thrombogenecity and improves biocompatibility. PATIENTS AND METHODS From July 1998 to July 1999, 206 patients (62 +/- 5 years)(More)
AIMS The aim of the study was to assess the safety and efficacy of percutaneous closure of paravalvular prosthetic leak (PVL) and to identify the predictors of procedural success and early complications. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 514 first-attempt percutaneous PVL closure in 469 patients were included at 19 centres. Technical and procedural success(More)
Severe complications associated with a central venous catheter implantation could be repaired successfully. We reported the case of an iatrogenic aortic arch puncture due to a central venous catheter from the left internal jugular vein. Because the patient had a poor prognosis a percutaneous procedure was performed. Aortography was done with a pigtail(More)
In the last few years, the evolution of coronary interventionism has been very important. The primary success rates in the early 1990s were 86-88% with a re-stenosis rate of 30%-40%. Current primary success rates have risen to over 95% with a re-stenosis rate of under 10% even for many types of lesions classically considered complex. Currently the main(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that stent implantation in de novo coronary artery lesions would result in lower restenosis rates and better long-term clinical outcomes than balloon angioplasty. BACKGROUND Placement of an intracoronary stent, as compared with balloon angioplasty, has proven to reduce the rate of restenosis.(More)
BACKGROUND Most acute coronary syndromes are caused by the fracture of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque. These plaques are thin cap fibroatheromas, which can only be detected with invasive coronary imaging techniques. It is necessary to find a non-invasive biomarker of these vulnerable plaques in order to identify patients at risk without a coronary(More)