Luís Calvo

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Echocardiographic findings in cardiac echinococcosis have been previously described in isolated cases, but no detailed account of the various echocardiographic aspects and their clinical and surgical implications have ever been reported. We present a retrospective analysis of the two-dimensional echocardiograms of 15 patients with hydatid cysts affecting(More)
AIMS Data on primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation in nonagenarian patients are very limited. Our aim was to evaluate the results of primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients ≥ 90 years old with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS We conducted a multicentre registry focused on(More)
Pseudocoarctation of the aorta is an infrequent anomaly caused by the elongation and the congenital kinking of the aorta. We present a case of pseudocoarctation of the aorta with saccular aneurysm complicated with a large pseudoaneurysm. Both, magnetic resonance and aortography showed an aneurysm of the aortic isthmus that extended/progressed as(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Malignant pericardial effusion has a high recurrence rate after pericardiocentesis. We sought to confirm the efficacy of percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy as the initial treatment of choice for these effusions. METHODS Retrospective analysis of the clinical, echocardiographic, and follow-up characteristics of a consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with coronary total occlusions are at especially high risk for restenosis and new revascularizations. Sirolimus-eluting stents dramatically improved the clinical outcome of this subset of patients in randomized trials, but other drug-eluting stents, mainly the everolimus-eluting stent (currently the most frequently used stent), have not(More)
INTRODUCTION In recent years, various specific techniques and materials have been developed for the treatment of coronary chronic total occlusions (CTO). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the current situation in the treatment of CTO (techniques and material) in our setting. METHODS We evaluated data on techniques and material used in the CIBELES (ChronIc coronary(More)
AIMS Controversy exists about the clinical significance of in-stent late loss (ISLL) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. We sought to clarify whether ISLL after DES implantation is related to a potential clinical impact. METHODS AND RESULTS We included in a meta-regression analysis 21 trials (8641 patients) that randomly compared DES with(More)
AIMS Because of the reduction in the rate events related with in-stent restenosis, most events after drug-eluting stent implantation occur shortly after coronary stenting. Cobalt-chromium alloys allow to reduce strut thickness and improve flexibility and deliverability of coronary stent platforms, and thus could be associated with lower short-term events(More)
The only clinical benefit of drug-eluting stents (DESs) over bare metal stents (BMSs) is a significant decrease in the need for new revascularization procedures. We evaluated whether DESs also decrease the incidence of myocardial infarction at midterm. We performed a meta-analysis from 25 randomized trials comparing commercially available DESs with BMSs(More)
BACKGROUND In order to improve technique and to prevent serious procedural complications during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), it is crucial to identify the causes of death of patients undergoing this procedure. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to identify the causes of death during the procedure and at 1 month in patients with(More)