Publications by authors named "Francisco Javier Parra Jiménez"

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Carotid Plaque Burden by 3-Dimensional Vascular Ultrasound as a Risk Marker for Patients with Metabolic Syndrome.

J Cardiovasc Transl Res 2021 Mar 25. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Facultad de Medicina, Universidad CEU-San Pablo, CEU Universities, Madrid, Spain.

Our aim was to analyse the associations between carotid plaque burden (CPB), cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF), and surrogate markers of CV risk in subjects with metabolic syndrome (MetS). We consecutively included 75 asymptomatic outpatients with MetS components, <60 years old and non-smokers. We determined the presence of CVRF, left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), albumin-creatinine ratio (ACR), coronary artery calcium score (CACS) and CPB by 3-dimensional vascular ultrasound (3DVUS) for comparison. A total of 50 (67%) subjects had MetS defined by harmonized criteria. A CPB >0 mm and a CACS >0 AU were the risk biomarkers most frequently observed (72% and 77%, respectively), followed by LVH (40%). CPB and CACS revealed association with cardiovascular risk (r = 0.308; p = 0.032 and r = 0.601 p < 0.01, respectively), and CPB also showed association with the burden of CVRF (r = 0.349; p = 0.014). CPB by 3DVUS was a prevalent CV risk marker, directly associated with CVRF and cardiovascular risk in MetS subjects.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12265-021-10121-zDOI Listing
March 2021

Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography in Patients with Severe Calcification.

J Cardiovasc Transl Res 2021 Feb 1;14(1):131-139. Epub 2020 Apr 1.

Unidad de Imagen Cardiaca, Departamento de Cardiología, HM Hospitales-Centro Integral de Enfermedades Cardiovasculares HM CIEC, Madrid, Spain.

Our aim was to analyze its diagnostic and prognostic value in patients with high coronary calcium score (CCS). A total of 113 patients with CCS > 400 were included. Significant coronary artery disease (CAD) was defined as stenosis ≥ 50%. Invasive coronary angiography and major cardiovascular events were recorded. The CCS and heart rate during the acquisition were significantly lower in the diagnostic coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) group. The cut-off value of CCS to establish the diagnostic utility of CCTA was 878. The rate of cardiovascular events was 9.3%. The positive predictive value of CCTA to detect significant CAD was 73.5% and the negative predictive value for predicting cardiovascular events was 96%. In patients with high CCS, CCTA is useful to evaluate CAD, especially when the CCS is lower or equal to 878; moreover, the prognostic value of CCTA is better in patients where significant CAD has been ruled out.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12265-020-09977-4DOI Listing
February 2021

Electrocardiographic changes and conduction disturbances after transfemoral aortic valve implantation with Edwards Sapien 3 prosthesis.

J Electrocardiol 2018 May - Jun;51(3):416-421. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

Clinical Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe, Madrid, Spain.

Objectives: The aim of this study is to describe electrocardiographic changes and conduction abnormalities in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).

Methods: 76 patients who underwent TAVI using Edwards Sapien 3 prosthesis were included, comparing electrocardiographic registries at admission, post-procedure and before discharge.

Results: Patients after TAVI presented a longer PR interval, a wider QRS, and a longer corrected QT, with a left deviation of QRS axis and T waves; reversible changes that tended to correct in the following days after TAVI. Complete atrioventricular block incidence was 2.9%. New-onset left bundle branch block (LBBB) incidence was 39%, although solved in almost half of patients before discharge.

Conclusions: TAVI was associated with different reversible electrocardiographic changes that suggest a transient impact on the conduction system. One of every five patients presented permanent LBBB after valve implant.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2018.02.009DOI Listing
March 2019

Recurrent Cardiac Fibroelastoma. Is It Really a Benign Tumor?

Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 2018 Aug 11;71(8):685-687. Epub 2017 Jul 11.

Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario Madrid Montepríncipe, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rec.2017.04.031DOI Listing
August 2018