Natalia Cardona

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Dysregulation of L-type Ca(2+) currents in sinoatrial nodal (SAN) cells causes cardiac arrhythmia. Both Ca(v)1.2 and Ca(v)1.3 channels mediate sinoatrial L-type currents. Whether these channels exhibit differences in modulation and localization, which could affect their contribution to pacemaking, is unknown. In this study, we characterized(More)
Ion channel function is fundamental to the existence of life. In metazoans, the coordinate activities of voltage-gated Na(+) channels underlie cellular excitability and control neuronal communication, cardiac excitation-contraction coupling, and skeletal muscle function. However, despite decades of research and linkage of Na(+) channel dysfunction with(More)
BACKGROUND Human gene variants affecting ion channel biophysical activity and/or membrane localization are linked to potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias. However, the mechanism for many human arrhythmia variants remains undefined despite more than a decade of investigation. Posttranslational modulation of membrane proteins is essential for normal cardiac(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of concurrent nitroglycerin administration on the thrombolytic efficacy of recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rTPA) in patients with acute anterior myocardial infarction (AMI). Sixty patients (53 men, 7 women; mean age 54 +/- 7 years) with AMI entered the study. Thirty-three patients were(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of prolonged administration of thrombolytic therapy with low doses of recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) in patients with refractory unstable angina. BACKGROUND Intracoronary thrombosis is often the cause of instability in patients with unstable angina.(More)
Several reports over the last few decades have shown that the dielectric properties of healthy and malignant tissues of the same body organ usually show different values. However, no intensive dielectric studies of human colon tissue have been performed, despite colon cancer's being one of the most common types of cancer in the world. In order to provide(More)
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