Jose Emilio Exaire

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this research was to define the predictors of the "slow-reflow" phenomenon during carotid artery intervention with filter-type embolic protection devices (EPDs) and to determine its prognostic significance. BACKGROUND During carotid artery intervention using filter-type EPDs, we have observed cases in which there is angiographic(More)
The objectives of this study were to explore the rate of vascular complications using closure devices (CDs) vs. manual compression (MC) among percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients receiving enoxaparin, clopidogrel, aspirin, and GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors. The Evaluating Enoxaparin Clotting Times (ELECT) study enrolled patients receiving enoxaparin,(More)
BACKGROUND Use of emboli protection devices (EPD) during saphenous vein graft percutaneous coronary intervention (SVG-PCI) has been proven to reduce major adverse cardiac events (MACE). However, the impact of EPD on the microcirculation using Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction myocardial perfusion grade (TMP) has not been fully characterized. We sought(More)
BACKGROUND The use of arteriotomy closure devices (CDs) to achieve hemostasis after femoral artery access in percutaneous coronary intervention is steadily increasing. However, the safety information with these devices in the era of triple antiplatelet therapy is limited. METHODS We reviewed prospectively collected data from the Do Tirofiban and ReoPro(More)
BACKGROUND Microcirculatory dysfunction during acute myocardial infarction is mediated by various mechanisms including inflammation, thrombus, or plaque embolization. We hypothesize that patients with acute myocardial infarction and admission Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) myocardial perfusion grade (TMP) < 2 had increased inflammatory status(More)
BACKGROUND The REPLACE-2 trial demonstrated the noninferiority of bivalirudin with provisional glycoprotein IIb/IIIa (GPIIb/IIIa) blockade as compared with heparin plus planned GPIIb/IIIa blockade among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary revascularization. Provisional drug was used in 374 (6%) of the 6010 patients. We sought to analyze the predictors(More)
The compression of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) secondary to pulmonary artery trunk dilatation is a relatively new entity that has been associated with severe pulmonary hypertension. It is associated with acyanogen congenital cardiopathies or idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. The natural history is unknown and its treatment has been based(More)