Teresa López Fernández

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Authors/Task Force Members: Jose Luis Zamorano* (Chairperson) (Spain), Patrizio Lancellotti* (Co-Chairperson) (Belgium), Daniel Rodriguez Muñoz (Spain), Victor Aboyans (France), Riccardo Asteggiano (Italy), Maurizio Galderisi (Italy), Gilbert Habib (France), Daniel J. Lenihan (USA), Gregory Y. H. Lip (UK), Alexander R. Lyon (UK), Teresa Lopez Fernandez(More)
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)
3. itral, 33%) and cases of tricuspid endocarditis are rare (2%). This because of the anatomical relationship with the atrioventricular de, which is situated at the centre of Koch’s triangle, close to the ncoronary aortic leaflet and the anterior mitral leaflet; the icuspid septal leaflet, on the other hand, is located at the base of ch’s triangle. In a(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)
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)
A 29-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency room of our hospital with sudden dyspnea and pleuritic pain. Ten months previously she had had a normal full term delivery, after which she experienced deep venous thrombosis. At emergency room admission, her heart rate was 110 bpm and blood pressure was 90/69 mmHg. An S1Q3T3 pattern was observed on(More)