Pablo Castro G

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
BACKGROUND Non compaction cardiomyopathy is a rare disorder caused by the arrest of myocardial compaction during embryogenesis, leading to a non compacted endocardial layer with marked hypertrabeculation and deep recesses. AIM To report the clinical and echocardiographic characteristics of a series of 15 adult patients with non-compaction cardiomyopathy.(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (EF) is a condition of growing interest due to its high prevalence and difficult management. AIM To evaluate the clinical profile of patients hospitalized with HF and preserved EF in Chilean hospitals. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective registry of 15 centers. Among 649 patients hospitalized(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is one of the most common causes for hospital admission. AIM To evaluate clinical predictors of mortality and prolonged hospital stay among patients admitted for HF in Chilean hospitals. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective registry of 14 centers. Patients admitted for HF in functional class III and IV were included.(More)
Aspirin use is necessary after a coronary angioplasty. It should not be used in patients with a history of hypersensitivity. However, rapid desensitization protocols have been reported to allow its use in such patients. One of these protocols consists in the administration of progressive doses of aspirin, from 1 to 100 mg in a period of 5.5 hours, in a(More)
We report a 56 years-old man presenting with chest pain with exercise, seven years after an orthotopic heart transplant. A coronary angiography showed an atherosclerotic lesion in the common left main coronary artery with more than 90% obstruction. The lesion was successfully treated with a transluminal angioplasty with stenting. A 131-1(More)
BACKGROUND The use of new biomarkers improved risk stratification for patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). AIM To evaluate the relationship between multiple biomarkers and long-term clinical outcome in ACS without ST segment elevation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Consecutive patients presenting with suspected ACS were studied. On admission to the(More)
There is an increased incidence of celiac disease in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. We report a 4 7 year-old female presenting with heart failure secondary to dilated cardiomyopathy of unknown etiology. During the five months following the first hospitalization the patient had multiple hospital admissions due to decompensate heart failure.(More)
Despite advances in treatment, chronic heart failure still is associated with a poor prognosis and remains a leading cause of cardiovascular death. Cumulating evidence suggests that imbalances in redox state lead to a higher generation of reactive oxygen species. This phenomenon, along with pro-inflammatory cytokine activation and extra cellular matrix(More)
  • 1