Lorenzo Montserrat

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This study investigated the effect of dynamic exercise on mitral regurgitation (MR) as assessed by color flow Doppler imaging and tested the hypothesis that MR increases in patients with left ventricular (LV) function worsening during exercise. We studied 513 patients (390 men, 123 women:mean age [+/-1 SD] 58+/-11 years) referred for treadmill exercise(More)
The authors present records of potentials evoked in the roots of the trigeminal nerve by stimulation of its cutaneous branches. Records were made during nine operations for tic douloureux in which the main sensory root of the trigeminal nerve was totally sectioned under the microscope by the transcerebellar route. In every case, the accessory (aberrant) and(More)
The purpose of this article is to illustrate the usefulness of MR imaging in the clinical evaluation of congenital and acquired cardiac diseases characterised by ventricular septal wall motion abnormality. Recognition of the features of abnormal ventricular septal motion in MR images is important to evaluate the haemodynamic status in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to compare the feasibility and accuracy of peak treadmill exercise echocardiography versus postexercise echocardiography imaging. BACKGROUND Although peak exercise echocardiography has been reported for both supine and orthostatic bicycle exercise and has shown higher sensitivity than postexercise imaging, acquiring images at peak(More)
To assess the prognostic value of exercise echocardiography in subjects who had diabetes, we studied 214 patients who had 28 hard cardiac events (cardiac death in 15, myocardial infarction in 13) during a follow-up of 44 +/- 16 months. Independent risk factors for predicting cardiac events were insulin therapy (odds ratio 2.313), peak left ventricular(More)
Five patients with a moderate to severe degree of nonhereditary chorea were successfully treated with standard anticonvulsant doses of carbamazepine. In two cases, the cause of chorea was related to a streptococcal infection. In another patient, the involuntary movements appeared seven days after severe head injury. The cause in the remaining two patients(More)
The authors report 20 cases of infantile spinal amyotrophy, including 8 sporadic and 12 familial. There were 10 boys and 10 girls, the age of onset of the disease being between 1 and 5 years, with an average of 32 months. The clinical course is such that these forms may be easily distinguished from the classical Werdnig-Hoffman syndrome, by virtue of their(More)