Publications by authors named "Tomas Ripoll"

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Cardiac arrest following unsuspected self-poisoning with doxylamine.

Ther Drug Monit 2022 Jan 11. Epub 2022 Jan 11.

Clinical Toxicology Unit, Clinical Analysis Department. Hospital Universitari Son Llàtzer. Research Institute of Health Sciences (IdISBa). Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Intensive Care Department. Hospital Universitari Son Llàtzer. Research Institute of Health Sciences (IdISBa). Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Intensive Care Department. Hospital Universitari Son Llàtzer. Research Institute of Health Sciences (IdISBa). Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Intensive Care Department. Hospital Universitari Son Llàtzer. Research Institute of Health Sciences (IdISBa). Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Cardiology Department. Hospital Universitari Son Llàtzer. Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Balearic Islands. Research Institute of Health Sciences (IdISBa). Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Institute of Legal Medicine of the Balearic Islands. Ministry of Justice. Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Balearic Islands. Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Institute of Legal Medicine of the Balearic Islands. Ministry of Justice. Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Balearic Islands. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/FTD.0000000000000960DOI Listing
January 2022

Diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular clinical characteristics of Spanish women with stable ischaemic heart disease: Data from the SIRENA study.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2017 Jan 5;123:82-86. Epub 2016 Dec 5.

Cardiology Department, Hospital Reina Sofía, Córdoba, Spain.

The relationship between diabetes and the cardiovascular clinical characteristics of Spanish women with stable ischaemic heart disease was studied in a nationwide cross-sectional study. Diabetes was related to a higher burden of risk factors, comorbidity, multivessel disease and coronary surgery.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2016.11.019DOI Listing
January 2017

2013 update on congenital heart disease, clinical cardiology, heart failure, and heart transplant.

Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 2014 Mar 29;67(3):211-7. Epub 2014 Jan 29.

Unidad de Insuficiencia Cardiaca y Cardiopatías Familiares, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, Spain.

This article presents the most relevant developments in 2013 in 3 key areas of cardiology: congenital heart disease, clinical cardiology, and heart failure and transplant. Within the area of congenital heart disease, we reviewed contributions related to sudden death in adult congenital heart disease, the importance of specific echocardiographic parameters in assessing the systemic right ventricle, problems in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot and indication for pulmonary valve replacement, and confirmation of the role of specific factors in the selection of candidates for Fontan surgery. The most recent publications in clinical cardiology include a study by a European working group on correct diagnostic work-up in cardiomyopathies, studies on the cost-effectiveness of percutaneous aortic valve implantation, a consensus document on the management of type B aortic dissection, and guidelines on aortic valve and ascending aortic disease. The most noteworthy developments in heart failure and transplantation include new American guidelines on heart failure, therapeutic advances in acute heart failure (serelaxin), the management of comorbidities such as iron deficiency, risk assessment using new biomarkers, and advances in ventricular assist devices.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rec.2013.10.012DOI Listing
March 2014

[Advances in clinical cardiology: new approaches to old challenges].

Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 2012 Jan;65 Suppl 1:65-72

Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, España.

This article provides cardiologists with a broad overview of recent advances in clinical cardiology that could affect their daily practice in the near future. It discusses new ways of interacting with primary care physicians, the most recent findings on the remote monitoring of chronic disease, and the latest publications on the drugs used in routine clinical practice. The article ends with a summary of the work carried out by the Clinical Cardiology Section of the Spanish Society of Cardiology during the last year.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.recesp.2011.10.033DOI Listing
January 2012

Periannular complications in infective endocarditis involving prosthetic aortic valves.

Am J Cardiol 2006 Nov 18;98(9):1261-8. Epub 2006 Sep 18.

Corporacio Sanitaria Parc Tauli-Hospital de Sabadell, Sabadell, Spain.

The periannular extension of infection in prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is a serious complication of infective endocarditis associated with high mortality. Periannular lesions in PVE occasionally rupture into adjacent cardiac chambers, leading to aortocavitary fistulae and intracardiac shunting. It is unknown whether the prognosis of patients with aortocavitary fistulae is worse than that of those with nonruptured abscesses. The aims of this study were to determine the distinctive clinical characteristics of patients with PVE and either aortocavitary fistulization or nonruptured abscesses. In a retrospective multicenter study of >872 PVE episodes, 150 patients (17%) with periannular complications in PVE in the aortic position were identified (29 with aortocavitary fistulization and 121 with nonruptured abscesses). Early-onset PVE was present in 73 patients (49%). Rates of heart failure (p = 0.09), ventricular septal defect (p <0.01), and third-degree atrioventricular block (p = 0.07) were higher in patients with fistulization. Surgical treatment was undertaken in 128 patients (83%). In-hospital mortality in the overall population was 39%. Multivariate analysis identified heart failure (odds ratio [OR] 3.3, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.6 to 6.8), renal failure (OR 2.5, 95% CI 1.2 to 5.2), and co-morbidity (OR 2.4, 95% CI 1.1 to 5.1) as independent risk factors for death. Fistulous tract formation was not associated with increased in-hospital mortality (OR 1.6, 95% CI 0.7 to 3.7). The actuarial 5-year survival rate in surgical survivors was 100% in patients with fistulae and 78% in patients with nonruptured abscesses (log-rank p = 0.14). In conclusion, aortocavitary fistulous tract formation in PVE complicated with periannular complications is associated with higher rates of heart failure, ventricular septal defect, and atrioventricular block than nonruptured abscesses. Despite the frequent complications, fistulous tract formation in the current era of infective endocarditis is not an independent risk factor for mortality.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2006.05.066DOI Listing
November 2006

Periannular complications in infective endocarditis involving native aortic valves.

Am J Cardiol 2006 Nov 14;98(9):1254-60. Epub 2006 Sep 14.

Corporacio Sanitaria Parc Tauli-Hospital de Sabadell, Sabadell, Spain.

The extension of infection in native valve infective endocarditis (IE) from valvular structures to the periannular tissue is incompletely understood. It is unknown, for example, whether the prognosis of patients with aortocavitary fistulae is worse than that of those with nonruptured abscesses. The aims of this study were to determine the distinct clinical characteristics of patients with aortocavitary fistulae and nonruptured abscesses in native valve IE and to evaluate the impact of fistulization on the outcomes of patients with native aortic valve IE complicated with periannular lesions. In a retrospective multicenter study of 2,055 native valve IE episodes, 201 patients (9.8%) with periannular complications in aortic valve IE were identified (46 with aortocavitary fistulization and 155 with nonruptured abscesses). Rates of heart failure (p = 0.07), ventricular septal defect (p <0.001), and third-degree atrioventricular block (p = 0.07) were higher in patients with fistulization. Surgical treatment was undertaken in 172 patients (86%), and in-hospital mortality in the overall population was 29%. Multivariate analysis identified age >60 years (odds ratio [OR] 2.6, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.3 to 5.2), renal failure (OR 3.0, 95% CI 1.5 to 6.0), and moderate or severe heart failure (OR 2.5, 95% CI 1.2 to 5.2) as independent risk factors for death. There was a trend toward increased in-hospital mortality in patients with aortocavitary fistulae (OR 1.5, 95% CI 0.7 to 3.0). The actuarial 5-year survival rate in surgical survivors was 80% in patients with fistulae and 92% in patients with nonruptured abscesses (log-rank p = 0.6). In conclusion, aortocavitary fistulous tract formation in the setting of native valve IE is associated with higher rates of heart failure, ventricular septal defect, and atrioventricular block than nonruptured abscess. Despite these higher rates of complications, fistulous tract formation in the current era of IE is not an independent risk factor for mortality.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2006.06.016DOI Listing
November 2006

Aorto-cavitary fistulous tract formation in infective endocarditis: clinical and echocardiographic features of 76 cases and risk factors for mortality.

Eur Heart J 2005 Feb 30;26(3):288-97. Epub 2004 Nov 30.

Corporacio Sanitaria Parc Tauli-Hospital de Sabadell, Sabadell, Spain.

Aims: To investigate the clinical features, echocardiographic characteristics, management, and prognostic factors of mortality of aorto-cavitary fistulization (ACF) in infective endocarditis (IE). Extension of infection in aortic valve IE beyond valvular structures may result in peri-annular complications with resulting necrosis and rupture, and subsequent development of ACF. Aorto-cavitary communications create intra-cardiac shunts, which may result in further clinical deterioration and haemodynamic instability.

Methods And Results: In a retrospective multi-centre study over 4681 episodes of IE, a total of 76 patients with ACF [1.6%, confidence interval (CI) 95%: 1.2-2.0%] diagnosed by echocardiography or during surgery were identified. Fistulae were found in 1.8% of cases of native valve IE and in 3.5% of cases of prosthetic valve IE from the general population and in 0.4% of drug abusers. PVE was present in 31 (41%) cases of ACF. Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography detected the fistulous tracts in 53 and 97% of cases, respectively. Peri-annular abscesses were detected in 78% of cases, fistulae originated in similar rates from the three sinuses of Valsalva, and the four cardiac chambers were equally involved in the fistulous tracts. Heart failure (HF) developed in 62% of cases and surgery was performed in 66 (87% CI 95% 77-93%) patients with a mortality of 41% (95% CI 30-53%) in the overall population. Multivariate analysis identified HF (OR 3.4, CI 95% 1.0-11.5), prosthetic IE (OR 4.6, CI 95% 1.4-15.4) and urgent or emergency surgical treatment (OR 4.3, CI 95% 1.3-16.6) as variables significantly associated with an increased risk of death. Major complications during follow-up (death, re-operation, or re-admission for HF) among the five operative survivors with residual fistulae occurred in 20 and 100% of patients at 1 and 2 years, respectively.

Conclusion: Aorto-cavitary fistulous tract formation is an uncommon but extremely serious complication of IE. In-hospital mortality was exceptionally high despite aggressive management with surgical intervention in the majority of patients. Prosthetic IE, urgent surgery, and the development of HF identify the subgroup of patients with IE and ACF that have significantly increased risk of in-hospital death.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehi034DOI Listing
February 2005
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