Jose D Burgos

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We are investigating the effects of human umbilical cord blood mononuclear progenitor cells (HUCBC) for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction because human cord blood is a readily available and an abundant source of primitive cells that may be beneficial in myocardial repair. However, there is currently no scientific consensus on precisely when to(More)
There is no consensus regarding the optimal dose of stem cells or the optimal route of administration for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction. Bone marrow cells, containing hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells, in doses of 0.5 x 10(6) to >30 x 10(6) have been directly injected into the myocardium or into coronary arteries or infused(More)
An 86-year-old male with history of metastatic prostate carcinoma and hypertension was admitted due to acute onset dyspnea and lower extremity pain and swelling. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a large right atrial thrombus extending in to the right ventricle. Within 12 h, the patient developed severe hypoxemia, tachypnea with sustained hypotension(More)
Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disease characterized pathophysiologically by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies and > or =1 clinical manifestation, the most common being venous or arterial thrombosis. We describe the case of a 40-year-old male with unexplained severe pulmonary arterial hypertension with a seven-day history of(More)
Left main coronary artery stenosis is an important cause of symptomatic coronary artery disease, although relatively infrequent. The current guidelines recommend coronary artery bypass grafting as the first line treatment and standard of care, but percutaneous coronary intervention is likely to lead to faster reperfusion of coronary flow, avoiding the(More)
Epiphrenic diverticula are outpouchings of the esophagus that retain some or all layers of the esophageal wall. Symptoms such as intermittent dysphagia and vomiting may occur. The authors present a case of an elderly woman with a history of dysphagia who presented with a massive upper gastrointestinal bleed because of a bleeding epiphrenic diverticulum seen(More)
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