Manuel de Mora-Martín

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BACKGROUND Advanced heart failure (HF) is associated with high morbidity and mortality; it represents a major burden for the health system. Episodes of acute decompensation requiring frequent and prolonged hospitalizations account for most HF-related expenditure. Inotropic drugs are frequently used during hospitalization, but rarely in out-patients. The(More)
Congenital cardiopathies in adults are a rare clinical entity in the cardiology consultations. Advances in imaging techniques allow the fortuitous diagnosis of mild forms of these congenital abnormalities. We describe a case of an asymptomatic 41-year-old man, with a medical history of recurrent pneumonia during childhood and an established diagnosis of(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To estimate the percentage of heart failure patients in Spain that received the European Society of Cardiology recommended treatments, and in those that did not, to determine the reasons why. METHODS The study included 2834 consecutive ambulatory patients with heart failure from 27 Spanish hospitals. We recorded general(More)
Seguimiento de pacientes crónicos entre atención primaria y cardiologı´a To the Editor, We read the Falces et al. 1 paper with great interest. It describes a program that integrates cardiology and primary care, comparing it with conventional care. Through their research, the authors went from intuitive management to evidence-based management. This implies(More)
Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most frequent valve disease in the elderly population Treatment is valve replacement either by open surgery, or in the case of patients at high surgical risk, by TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation). However, almost 40% of patients who have undergone TAVI show poor health outcomes, either due to death or because their(More)
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