Juan Francisco Oteo

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BACKGROUND Acute cellular rejection (ACR) is still a relevant complication after orthotopic heart transplantation. The diagnosis of ACR is based on endomyocardial biopsy (EMB). Recent advances in two-dimensional strain imaging may allow early noninvasive detection of ACR. The objective of this study was to analyze the usefulness of conventional and new(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Cardiac allograft vasculopathy affects both epicardial and microcirculatory coronary compartments. Magnetic resonance perfusion imaging has been proposed as a useful tool to assess microcirculation mostly outside the heart transplantation setting. Instantaneous hyperemic diastolic flow velocity-pressure slope, an intracoronary(More)
Transesophageal echocardiography is a semi-invasive diagnostic technique with a very low incidence of significant complications. Only two deaths related to the procedure have been reported in the literature. We present the case of a 46-year-old man with a right atrial mass, presumably a cardiac myxoma. During attempts at esophageal intubation for a(More)
The case of a 62-year-old diabetic and smoker male who was under study in another hospital due to anemia, thrombopenia and hematuria of several months of evolution is presented. The patient was admitted to the coronary unit for an acute extensive transmural myocardial infarction and treated with t-PA. A few hours later the patient presented hematuric urine,(More)
A 56 year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis was diagnosed with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. She developed progressive heart failure that was refractory to conventional medical management. Heart transplantation was performed bearing in mind the controversy that surrounds its use in patients with a systemic disease. Transplant and rheumatoid arthritis(More)
Use of the radial artery for cardiac catheterization has significantly reduced the incidence and severity of complications at the access site. Nevertheless, occasionally unusual complications or atypical responses to treatment are observed. We describe two cases: a radial artery pseudoaneurysm that was unresponsive to compression treatment and a(More)
2. van der Zwaag PA, van Rijsingen IA, Asimaki A, Jongbloed JD, van Veldhuisen DJ, Wiesfeld AC, et al. Phospholamban R14del mutation in patients diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy or arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: evidence supporting the concept of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. Eur J 4. Jiménez-Jáimez J, López Moreno E, Barrio López(More)
We report the progression of aortic insufficiency after percutaneous closure of an aortic prosthesis paravalvular leak with the Amplatzer vascular plug (AGA Inc, Golden Valley, MN). Removal of the device and replacement of the aortic prosthesis was successfully performed. Based on operative findings, we hypothesize that shape mismatch between the occluder(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate cost-effectiveness of transfemoral TAVR vs surgical replacement (SAVR) and its determinants in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis and comparable risk. METHODS Patients were prospectively recruited in 6 Spanish hospitals and followed up over one year. We estimated adjusted incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER)(More)
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia is a rare disease that usually presents with ventricular arrhythmias and sometimes with heart failure. Rarely symptoms become severe and refractory to conventional therapy. We present the case of a 36-year-old man with this disease who had sustained ventricular arrhythmias and severe right heart failure. Because(More)