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OBJECTIVES This study was designed to determine the effectiveness of a protocol for rapid intravenous hydration to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND Contrast-induced nephropathy frequently complicates PCI, resulting in prolonged hospitalization and increased(More)
INTRODUCTION Stroke is a leading cause of hospitalisation. Ageing and differences in management and specialisation between health centres could explain the variability in hospitalisation and prognosis between areas. We analyse the number of hospitalisations due to stroke and TIA (Spain), 1998-2003, and the differences between regions. METHODS The Spanish(More)
Unexplained cardiac arrest (UCA) can be caused by low-penetrance genetic disorders. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to assess the usefulness of a new diagnostic protocol: Thirty-five patients were recruited from 9 Spanish centers. Electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, and coronary catheterization were used to rule out electrical or structural heart(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To summarize the findings of the Spanish Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) Registry for 2008 compiled by the Spanish Society of Cardiology Working Group on Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators. METHODS Prospective data recorded voluntarily on single-page questionnaires were sent to the Spanish Society of(More)
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