Jose Luis Naya

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Four males aged 20-37 years (three drug addicts and one with a congenital mixed pulmonary valve lesion) were diagnosed in 1989, 1991 and 1993 with pulmonary valve endocarditis without tricuspid infection. Three patients were positive for hepatitis B, C or both, and one patient was HIV-positive. The predominant organism in blood cultures was Staphylococcus(More)
The cases of 6 patients who had ventricular wall rupture after isolated mitral valve replacement and were seen in our service are reviewed. In the first 2, the main lesion was mitral stenosis and calcification was severe. Injury to the ventricular myocardium during removal of the valve was the causative factor in 1 and the most likely explanation in the(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The clinical impact of patient-prosthesis mismatch on the outcome in octogenarians who undergo surgery for aortic valve replacement due to severe stenosis is unknown. Our objective was to quantify the frequency of some degree of patient-prosthesis mismatch and its impact on mortality and life quality. METHODS We analyzed all(More)
Five patients who had infected cardiac pacemakers with epicardial electrodes have been managed by exteriorization of the pulse generator and placement of an endocardial unit. In each case the remaining electrode leads where detached from the myocardium and removed by simple traction, avoiding a surgical procedure. In 4 patients, sets of cables had been(More)
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