Jose María Vallejo

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Persistent left superior vena cava is the most common congenital venous abnormality of the thorax and has a prevalence of 0.5% among the general population.1 Other related malformations include absent right superior vena cava and presence of a left azygos vein. In these situations, the right side of the head and the right arm drain mainly through the(More)
Discussion/Conclusion Most of the cases of tricuspid endocarditis (nearly 80%) are found in intravenous drug users. This case has a very rare entry of bacteria. First, because it started nearly two months ago and second because the skin infection almost had disappeared when the patient was diagnosed of endocarditis. There is no standardized surgical(More)
Background/Introduction Predicting major adverse events and death in patients undergoing cardiac surgery is based on clinical risk scores such as Euroscore. This score has a moderate power for discriminating morbidity. Natriuretic peptides are wellestablished biomarkers in numerous clinical settings, prognostic, diagnostic and treatment of cardiac failure.(More)
Intravenous leiomyomatosis is an uncommon benign tumor of the uterus that proliferates throughout the venous system, but does not invade it (Figure 1). Its treatment represents a surgical challenge requiring the coordination of several surgical teams. We describe the operative approach employed in a 44-year-old woman with this lesion and discuss the(More)
147 Rev Esp Cardiol. 2005;58(10):1246-8 1247 ment by those who defend the two-stage procedures was not especially notable in our case. Circulatory arrest with deep hypothermia avoids subjecting the liver and kidneys to periods of warm ischemia. Other advantages of this technique are the physical benefits for the patient and economic benefits for the system,(More)
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