Ramon F Abarquez

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C ONTINUOUS recording of the precordial electrocardiogram during vigo-ous exereise has been tested in 150 persons through the use of a new lead system, a new method of electrode attachment, and special types of electrodes and electrode paste. This technic has resulted in tracings that are almost free of skeletal muscle potentials and baseline shift in(More)
The new slow-release oral formulation (SRO) of isradipine, a dihydropyridine calcium antagonist, was evaluated in 57 patients who had moderate-to-severe hypertension following a 2-week wash-out period and a 2-week placebo period. The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor spirapril, at a dose of 6 mg/day, was added to the treatment of those not(More)
Isolated left ventricular apical hypoplasia is a newly recognized type of cardiomyopathy, with only a few cases reported since it was first described in 2004. We report this case of a 21-year-old Filipino female presenting with unstable supraventricular arrhythmia and heart failure, with characteristic features of isolated left ventricular apical hypoplasia(More)
Microcirculation conduit, distribution, exchange and reception vessels usually retain a demand-dependent vascular-tissue match as well as a nutrient friendly capillary-matrix tissue match. Various stimuli can initiate a vascular-capillary matrix-tissue mismatch. Counter-regulatory mechanisms result in hyperplasia or apoptosis. Microvascular disease (MVD) as(More)
Hypertension is not an isolated problem. Co-morbidities of smoking, obesity, diabetes and dyslipidemia are all associated with microvascular disease (MVD) with abnormal PET scan and endothelial dysfunction. MVD may contribute to left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) via an imbalance between hyperplasia and apoptotic signals. Digitalis and other(More)