Pedro Luís Próspero Sanchez

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BACKGROUND Percutaneous transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) is used as an alternative to surgery or long-term anticoagulation for the treatment of patients with paradoxical embolism and PFO. METHODS AND RESULTS We report the immediate and long-term clinical and echocardiographic outcome of 110 consecutive patients (58 males, mean age(More)
AIM Experimental animal studies suggest that the use of skeletal myoblast in patients with myocardial infarction may result in improved cardiac function. The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility and safety of this therapy in patients with myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS Twelve patients with old myocardial infarction and ischaemic(More)
AIMS Adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) can be isolated from liposuction aspirates and prepared as fresh cells for immediate administration in cell therapy. We performed the first randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial to examine the safety and feasibility of the transendocardial injections of ADRCs in no-option patients with ischemic(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the immune mechanisms against gastrointestinal helminths involved in the production of IgE, particularly the role of the low affinity IgE receptor (CD23) in Amerindian Warao children from the Orinoco Delta, Venezuela. We studied a group of unselected (n = 159) Warao school children with high prevalence and(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Calcifying nanoparticles, also known as "nanobacteria," are very small bacteria-like structures (0.1-0.5 μm) with the ability to facilitate the precipitation and growth of calcium phosphate in pathological conditions and have been associated with aortic valve calcification. The status of nanobacteria is controversial; some have(More)
Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMCs) from 20 patients with extensive reperfused myocardial infarction (MI) were used to assess their myocardial regenerative capability "in vitro" and their effect on postinfarction left ventricular (LV) remodeling. Human BMCs were labeled, seeded on top of cryoinjured mice heart slices, and cultured. BMCs showed tropism for(More)
Management of in-stent restenosis has become a significant challenge in interventional cardiology. Since the mechanism of in-stent restenosis is predominantly intimal hyperplasia, debulking techniques have been used to treat this condition. This study is a nonrandomized comparison of the immediate and long-term results of directional coronary atherectomy(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To investigate the clinical characteristics and treatment of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), and to determine the effects of an early invasive strategy (EIS) in non-ST-elevation ACS (NSTEACS) and of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in ST-elevation ACS (STEACS). METHODS Data were collected prospectively for 9(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of renal function (RF) is important for management of patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). Cystatin C, a sensitive marker of RF, appears to be also a marker of cardiovascular risk. Little is known regarding its predictive role in NSTE-ACS patients. METHODS We assessed 525 patients taking part in the(More)
Changes in transcription in leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana were characterised following challenge with strains of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 allowing differentiation of basal resistance (hrpA mutants), gene-specific resistance (RPM1-specified interactions) and susceptibility (wild-type pathogen). In planta avirulence gene induction, changes in(More)