Publications by authors named "Fabio Enrique Posas"

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Sex differences in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement in Asia.

Open Heart 2021 01;8(1)

Department of Cardiology, Sichuan University West China Hospital, Chengdu, China.

Objectives: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is increasingly performed. Physically small Asians have smaller aortic root and peripheral vessel anatomy. The influence of gender of Asian patients undergoing TAVR is unknown and may affect outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess sex differences in Asian patients undergoing TAVR.

Methods: Patients undergoing TAVR from eight countries were enrolled. In this retrospective analysis, we examined differences in characteristics, 30-day clinical outcomes and 1-year survival between female and male Asian patients.

Results: Eight hundred and seventy-three patients (54.4% women) were included. Women were older, smaller and had less coronary artery and lung disease but tended to have higher logistic EuroSCOREs. Smaller prostheses were used more often in women. Major vascular complications occurred more frequently in women (5.5% vs 1.8%, p<0.01); however, 30-day stroke and mortality (women vs men: 1.5% vs 1.6%, p=0.95% and 4.3% vs 3.4%, p=0.48) were similar. Functional status improvement was significant and comparable between the sexes. Conduction disturbance and permanent pacemaker requirements (11.2% vs 9.0%, p=0.52) were also similar as was 1-year survival (women vs men: 85.6% vs 88.2%, p=0.25). The only predictors of 30-day mortality were major vascular injury in women and age in men.

Conclusions: Asian women had significantly smaller stature and anatomy with some differences in clinical profiles. Despite more frequent major vascular complications, women had similar 30-day stroke or mortality rates. Functional status improvement was significant and comparable between the sexes. Conduction disturbance and permanent pacemaker requirements were similar as was 1-year survival.
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January 2021

Association of lipoprotein lipase gene polymorphisms with coronary artery disease among Filipinos.

Int J Mol Epidemiol Genet 2019 15;10(5):77-84. Epub 2019 Dec 15.

St. Luke's Medical Center College of Medicine-William H. Quasha Memorial, Cathedral Heights Complex E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd. Quezon, 1112, Philippines.

Studies have shown association of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) polymorphisms with coronary artery disease (CAD); however, limited studies on the genetics of CAD have been done in the Philippines. Because of their effects on high-density lipoprotein and triglyceride metabolism, the G-allele of the Ser447X variant of LPL gene has been shown to be atheroprotective, while III polymorphism has been shown to be pro-atherogenic. We assessed 1301 patients undergoing coronary angiography to determine the prevalence of III and Ser447X polymorphisms and their association with angiographically significant CAD. Genotyping for III and Ser447X variants were analyzed by real-time PCR. Multivariate analyses were performed to determine the interaction between LPL polymorphisms and risk factors of CAD. CAD+ group (72%) was predominantly male (76%) with a mean age of 60.17 ± 11.01 with hypertension (89%), dyslipidemia (84%) and smoking (54%) as the most common risk factors. III carriage frequency among the CAD+ group was 20.3% with a genotypic distribution of 78.71% (T/T), 19.83% (T/G) and 1.46% (G/G). Ser447X carriage frequency among the CAD+ group was 8.0% with a genotypic distribution of 91.39% (C/C), 8.38% (C/G) and 0.23% (G/G). III and Ser447X polymorphisms were both not significantly associated with CAD. LPL polymorphic allele III was common, while Ser447X was rare. Present study did not show association of LPL polymorphisms with the development of CAD. However, among patients with dyslipidemia, presence of Ser447X allele is associated with an increased risk (OR 2.6; 95% CI 2.1-3.7; value < 0.001) of developing CAD than those without LPL polymorphisms.
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December 2019

Predictors of Permanent Pacemaker Insertion Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement With the CoreValve Revalving System Based on Computed Tomography Analysis: An Asian Multicenter Registry Study.

J Invasive Cardiol 2015 Jul;27(7):334-40

Department of Cardiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Cardiac Center, Asan Medical Center, 388-1 Poongnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-736 Korea.

Background: To determine predictive variables for permanent pacemaker (PPM) insertion after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the CoreValve Revalving System (CRS).

Methods And Results: A total of 121 patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) were recruited from six Asian medical centers between March 2010 and May 2013. Four patients with preexisting PPM were excluded. The mean age of the remaining 117 patients was 81.2 ± 5.1 years. Twenty-three patients (19.7%) required post-TAVR PPM, with a median time-to-insertion of 7 days (interquartile range, 5-13 days). Two variables were identified as independent predictors of PPM: (1) device depth from the non-coronary cusp (NCC) (odds ratio [OR], 1.263; P=.02) determined by aortic root angiography; and (2) the perimeter stretching index (OR, 1.584; P<.001) determined by computed tomography. The predictive cut-off values were as follows: a perimeter stretching index >1.13 (P<.001) and a device depth from the NCC >7.8 mm (P<.001). The diagnostic accuracy of these variables was 93.2% and 71%, respectively.

Conclusion: Depth of the device from the NCC and the perimeter stretching index are independent predictors of PPM insertion after CRS-TAVR.
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July 2015