Jose Pedro Garcia

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In order to study the metabolic consequences of myocardial stunning, repeated coronary occlusions were performed in dogs. The production of CO2, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), phosphocreatine (PCr), and inorganic phosphate (Pi) by myocardial cells was assessed, along with extracellular and intracellular pH. Our results indicate that regional coronary artery(More)
OBJECTIVE End-stage lung disease and severe acute lung injury are complex entities that remain challenges to manage. Therapies include early institution of mechanical ventilation with positive end-expiratory pressure, permissive hypercapnia, pulmonary vasodilators, and complex fluid regimens. Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is an available(More)
Severe adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is associated with failure to maintain adequate gas exchange. There is increasing success using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for respiratory failure; the longest reported surviving patient has been supported by ECMO for 57 days. At best about 50% wean from ECMO and should weaning fail their(More)
Development of robotic technology has enabled totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting (TECAB) procedures. With complete preservation of sternal and thoracic stability, this operation would be an interesting option for obese patients, who are known to be at higher risk for deep sternal wound infection. We describe a case of successful totally(More)
Robotic technology has enabled performance of totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting (TECABG). Published series on TECABG were primarily performed in low-risk patients, and little is known about the outcome after totally endoscopic coronary surgery in patients with severely impaired left ventricular function. We report successful endoscopic(More)
The subject of this work is the study of how rhythmical description of music can be included in Music Information Retrieval works, but from a more musical point of view. The goal is to provide a suitable representation of rhythm and explore how useful it can be for many different applications. This new representation is based on the so called Rhythm(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term in-vivo hemodynamics, gas transfer, and biocompatibility of an integrated artificial pump-lung (APL) developed for ambulatory respiratory support. METHODS The study was conducted in an ovine model by surgically placing the APL between the right atrium and pulmonary artery. Nine sheep were(More)
We report the case of a treatment-naive patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension who presented with decompensated right ventricular failure and cardiogenic shock. Unstable hemodynamics, hypoxia and end-organ hypoperfusion limited up-titration of pharmacotherapy. Mechanical circulatory support with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation(More)