Juan Ramón Rey-Blas

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE There are limited data regarding the need for intensive care or the appropriate length of hospital stay for patients with ST elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI). In order to optimize resources, we tried to determine the need of coronary care unit (CCU) admission for patients with STEMI who remained in Killip class I after(More)
Coronary artery disease (CAD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are both complex and significant clinical problems. The pathophysiological mechanisms that link OSA with CAD are complex and can influence the broad spectrum of conditions caused by CAD, from subclinical atherosclerosis to myocardial infarction. OSA remains a significant clinical problem among(More)
PURPOSES To evaluate the effects of a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system in the cardiac intensive care unit by detecting prescription errors (PEs) and also to assess the impact on working conditions. METHODS A longitudinal, prospective, before-after study was conducted during the periods before and after the implementation of the CPOE(More)
AIM To assess the safety of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) concerning arrhythmias we analyzed serial electrocardiograms (ECG) during TH. METHODS All patients recovered from a cardiac arrest with Glasgow < 9 at admission were treated with induced mild TH to 32-34 °C. TH was obtained with cool fluid infusion or a specific intravascular device. Twelve-lead ECG(More)
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