Luis Muñóz Castellanos

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UNLABELLED The aim of the present study was to describe the clinical and echocardiographic findings of ventricular noncompaction in adult patients. Fifty-three patients underwent complete clinical history, electrocardiogram, Holter and transthoracic echocardiogram. Forty patients (75%) were in class I/II of the New York Heart Association, and 13 (25%) in(More)
We undertook our study in order to evaluate right ventricular function and perfusion by conventional and contrast echocardiography in adults with congenitally corrected transposition who had not undergone cardiac surgery, comparing the echocardiographic findings with those obtained using equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography and gated single-photon(More)
These experiments tested the hypothesis that addition of pyruvate to a preservation medium would improve postpreservation cardiac function as quantified in an isolated working heart model after heterotopic transplantation. Four groups of rabbit hearts were studied (n = 5 per group): fresh controls, fresh hearts perfused as isolated working hearts; surgical(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS This study was designed to determine the function of isolated rabbit hearts after static preservation with modified University of Wisconsin solution for 24 hours. Commercially available University of Wisconsin solution, modified with CaCl2 1 mmol/L and 2,3-butanedione monoxime 30 mmol/L, was used as the preservative. After flushing(More)
Transesophageal echocardiography has advantages over transthoracic technique in defining morphology of atrial structures. Even though real time three-dimensional echocardiographic imaging is a reality, the off-line reconstruction technique usually allows to obtain higher spatial resolution images. The purpose of this study was to explore the accuracy of(More)
BACKGROUND Previous reports provide conflicting evidence concerning effects of steroids on recovery of cardiac function during procedures involving cardiopulmonary bypass. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that pretreatment of animals with steroids before heart transplantation improves graft hemodynamic function. METHODS Four groups of sheep(More)
This study was designed to determine whether the novel perfluoroperhydrophenanthrene-egg yolk phospholipid emulsion, APE-LM, was an effective oxygen carrier for long-term hypothermic heart preservation. We postulated that hearts preserved with APE-LM would be well oxygenated during 24-hour preservation and that reperfusion of such hearts with blood would(More)
Anatomical and angiocardiographic studies have made possible discussion of hypotheses of the development and differentiation of the conus and of the trunco-conal orientation of the septum. Three autopsy specimens and two angiocardiogrammes of intertwined great vessels with transposition and partial distortion of the great vessels were studied. The specimen(More)
To contribute to a better understanding of the morphopathology of atrial septal defects (ASD), we describe and classify topographically a series of hearts obtained from necropsies. We performed an anatomo-embryological correlation to gain insight on the pathogenesis of this type of congenital heart disease. Seventy-one hearts with ASD and twenty-three(More)
Atrioventricular septal defect is a complex congenital heart disease in which cardiac septation is deficient especially at atrioventricular and ventricular levels. The anatomopathologic experience at the National Institute of Cardiology "Ignacio Chávez" is described; an anatomo-embryological correlation was made to gain an insight of the pathogenesis.(More)
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