Teresa López Fernández

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BACKGROUND Recurrent symptomatic pericardial effusion can complicate different cardiac and extracardiac diseases. When recurrent pericardial effusion after drainage with conventional catheter techniques occurred the creation of a pericardial window by open surgery used to be the unique treatment available until the recent development of percutaneous balloon(More)
Left atrial size and function are very important prognostic factors. Our aim was to evaluate left atrial size, function and mechanical synchrony using three-dimensional echocardiography in order to establish normal reference values. The study involved 63 healthy individuals enrolled at two hospitals. All underwent two-dimensional and three-dimensional(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to analyse spatial distribution of myocardial velocities (MV) and myocardial velocity gradient (MVG) with color M-mode Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) and to analyse the influence of age in such parameters. METHODS AND RESULTS A prospective study including 66 healthy volunteers was carried out with color M-mode DTI.(More)
conduction pathways and are generally associated with perivalvular complications. Third-degree AVB is most often associated with disease affecting the left valves (aortic, 36%; mitral, 33%) and cases of tricuspid endocarditis are rare (2%). 1 This is because of the anatomical relationship with the atrioventricular node, which is situated at the centre of(More)
Screening programs and contemporary multidisciplinary management of oncologic patients have resulted in lower mortality and improved outcomes. Nevertheless, treatment-related cardiac toxicity has been recognized as a major side effect, negatively affecting quality of life and prognosis in cancer survivors. Physicians involved in the care of these patients(More)
Mitral stenosis (MS) is frequently associated with the development of atrial fibrillation (AF) as a consequence of hemodynamic and inflammatory changes in the left atrium. Both conditions predispose to thrombus formation, with frequent involvement of the left atrial appendage (LAA), and consequent increase in the incidence of systemic thromboembolic events.(More)