Pilar Tornos

Summary

Affiliation: Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Valvular heart disease in women]
    Pilar Tornos
    Servicio de Cardiologia, Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Espana
    Rev Esp Cardiol 59:832-6. 2006
  2. pmc Infective endocarditis in Europe: lessons from the Euro heart survey
    P Tornos
    Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Heart 91:571-5. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of surgically treated aortic regurgitation: influence of guideline adherence toward early surgery
    Pilar Tornos
    Servei de Cardiologia, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1012-7. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Coronary angiography by 16-slice computed tomography prior to valvular surgery
    José F Rodríguez-Palomares
    Laboratorio de Ecocardiografía, Servicio de Cardiologia, Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 64:269-76. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Sex differences in native-valve infective endocarditis in a single tertiary-care hospital
    Antonia Sambola
    Cardiology Department, University Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Cardiol 106:92-8. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Prevalence of calcific aortic valve disease in the elderly and associated risk factors: a population-based study in a Mediterranean area
    Ignacio Ferreira-Gonzalez
    University Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 20:1022-30. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Long-term vasodilator therapy in patients with severe aortic regurgitation
    Artur Evangelista
    Servei de Cardiologia, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    N Engl J Med 353:1342-9. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Contemporary epidemiology and prognosis of health care-associated infective endocarditis
    Nuria Fernandez-Hidalgo
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1287-97. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Prognostic value of preoperative indexed end-systolic left ventricle diameter in the outcome after surgery in patients with chronic aortic regurgitation
    Antonia Sambola
    Servei de Cardiologia, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Am Heart J 155:1114-20. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Neurological damage after transcatheter aortic valve implantation compared with surgical aortic valve replacement in intermediate risk patients
    Omar Abdul-Jawad Altisent
    Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Res Cardiol 105:508-17. 2016

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint [Valvular heart disease in women]
    Pilar Tornos
    Servicio de Cardiologia, Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Espana
    Rev Esp Cardiol 59:832-6. 2006
    ..They suffer increased risks of prosthetic valve thrombosis and of fetal embryopathy if they take oral anticoagulants during the first trimester...
  2. pmc Infective endocarditis in Europe: lessons from the Euro heart survey
    P Tornos
    Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Heart 91:571-5. 2005
    ..To describe the characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of active infective endocarditis (IE) in Europe...
  3. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of surgically treated aortic regurgitation: influence of guideline adherence toward early surgery
    Pilar Tornos
    Servei de Cardiologia, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1012-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare postoperative outcome in two groups of patients with chronic severe aortic regurgitation (AR): those operated on early and those operated on late according to the guidelines...
  4. doi request reprint Coronary angiography by 16-slice computed tomography prior to valvular surgery
    José F Rodríguez-Palomares
    Laboratorio de Ecocardiografía, Servicio de Cardiologia, Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 64:269-76. 2011
    ..Multislice computed tomography is an excellent technique for the detection of significant coronary artery lesions. Our purpose was to assess whether computed tomography could replace routine invasive coronariography before valvular surgery...
  5. doi request reprint Sex differences in native-valve infective endocarditis in a single tertiary-care hospital
    Antonia Sambola
    Cardiology Department, University Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Cardiol 106:92-8. 2010
    ..In conclusion, women with infective endocarditis were slightly older than men but showed similar co-morbidities. Women underwent surgery less frequently and consequently had worse prognosis than men...
  6. doi request reprint Prevalence of calcific aortic valve disease in the elderly and associated risk factors: a population-based study in a Mediterranean area
    Ignacio Ferreira-Gonzalez
    University Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 20:1022-30. 2013
    ..To determine the prevalence of aortic valve sclerosis (ASC) and stenosis (AS) in the elderly in a Mediterranean area and to identify associated clinical factors...
  7. ncbi request reprint Long-term vasodilator therapy in patients with severe aortic regurgitation
    Artur Evangelista
    Servei de Cardiologia, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    N Engl J Med 353:1342-9. 2005
    ..Accordingly, it has been suggested that such therapy may reduce or delay the need for aortic-valve replacement...
  8. doi request reprint Contemporary epidemiology and prognosis of health care-associated infective endocarditis
    Nuria Fernandez-Hidalgo
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1287-97. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of health care-associated infective endocarditis (HAIE) and to establish the risk factors for mortality...
  9. doi request reprint Prognostic value of preoperative indexed end-systolic left ventricle diameter in the outcome after surgery in patients with chronic aortic regurgitation
    Antonia Sambola
    Servei de Cardiologia, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Am Heart J 155:1114-20. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the usefulness of indexed ESD (IESD) of the left ventricle in the management of patients with severe isolated chronic AR...
  10. doi request reprint Neurological damage after transcatheter aortic valve implantation compared with surgical aortic valve replacement in intermediate risk patients
    Omar Abdul-Jawad Altisent
    Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Res Cardiol 105:508-17. 2016
    ..In this target population, the degree of neurological damage was compared using brain diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) and cognitive testing...
  11. doi request reprint [Coronary angiography by 16-slice computed tomography prior to valvular surgery]
    José F Rodríguez-Palomares
    Laboratorio de Ecocardiografía, Servicio de Cardiologia, Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Espana
    Rev Esp Cardiol 64:269-76. 2011
    ..Multislice computed tomography is an excellent technique for the detection of significant coronary artery lesions. Our purpose was to assess whether computed tomography could replace routine invasive coronariography before valvular surgery...
  12. ncbi request reprint Role of vasodilators in regurgitant valve disease
    Artur Evangelista
    Servei de Cardiologia, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, P Vall d Hebron 119, 08035 Barcelona
    Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 8:428-34. 2006
    ..Vasodilator therapy would be indicated only in patients with severe aortic regurgitation and systemic hypertension, or when surgery is contraindicated...
  13. doi request reprint Non-obstructive prosthetic heart valve thrombosis (NOPVT): Really a benign entity?
    María Mutuberría-Urdaniz
    Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Department of Cardiology, Barcelona, Spain Institut de Recerca VHIR, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 197:16-22. 2015
    ..To assess the effectiveness of different treatment strategies in patients with non-obstructive prosthetic valve thrombosis (NOPVT) during hospitalization and long-term follow-up...
  14. ncbi request reprint Brief communication: treatment of Enterococcus faecalis endocarditis with ampicillin plus ceftriaxone
    Joan Gavalda
    Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann Intern Med 146:574-9. 2007
    ..High-level aminoglycoside resistance (HLAR) that precludes bactericidal synergism with penicillins or glycopeptides and nephrotoxicity related to aminoglycoside treatment are major problems in treating Enterococcus faecalis endocarditis...
  15. doi request reprint [Consensus document for the treatment of bacteremia and endocarditis caused by methicillin-resistent Staphylococcus aureus. Sociedad Española de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica]
    Francisco Gudiol
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, IDIBELL, Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 27:105-15. 2009
    ..This document specifically analyzes the approach for three clinical situations: venous catheter-related bacteremia, persistent bacteremia, and infective endocarditis due to MRSA...
  16. ncbi request reprint Aortic valve-derived calcifyng nanoparticles: no evidence of life
    Ignasi Barba
    Institut de Recerca, Area del Cor, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 65:813-8. 2012
    ..The objective of the present study is to elucidate if calcifying nanoparticles are living entities, based on whether or not they have metabolic activity, a characteristic of life, irrespective of their composition...
  17. pmc Health care-associated native valve endocarditis: importance of non-nosocomial acquisition
    Natividad Benito
    Hospital de Santa Creu i Sant Pau, University Autonoma of Barcelona, and Hospital Clínic IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann Intern Med 150:586-94. 2009
    ..The clinical profile and outcome of nosocomial and non-nosocomial health care-associated native valve endocarditis are not well defined...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Infective endocarditis: Are we managing our patients well?]
    Pilar Tornos
    Rev Esp Cardiol 55:789-90. 2002
  19. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for the management of patients after heart valve surgery
    Eric G Butchart
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
    Eur Heart J 26:2463-71. 2005
    ..Recommendations are therefore almost entirely based on non-randomized studies and relevant basic science...
  20. ncbi request reprint Valvular heart disease in the community: a European experience
    Bernard Iung
    Bichat Hospital, Cardiology Department, Paris, France
    Curr Probl Cardiol 32:609-61. 2007
    ..There was a better concordance between practice and guidelines concerning interventions in asymptomatic patients. These findings underline the need for better implementation of guidelines...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Management of patients after valvular heart surgery. Guidelines of the European Cardiologic Society]
    Eric G Butchart
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK
    Kardiol Pol 64:282-94; discussion 295-6. 2006
  22. ncbi request reprint Guidelines on the management of valvular heart disease: The Task Force on the Management of Valvular Heart Disease of the European Society of Cardiology
    Alec Vahanian
    Service de cardiologie, Hôpital Bichat AP HP, Paris, France
    Eur Heart J 28:230-68. 2007
  23. ncbi request reprint A prospective survey of patients with valvular heart disease in Europe: The Euro Heart Survey on Valvular Heart Disease
    Bernard Iung
    Cardiology Department, Bichat Hospital, AP HP, Paris, France
    Eur Heart J 24:1231-43. 2003
    ..To identify the characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of contemporary patients with valvular heart disease (VHD) in Europe, and to examine adherence to guidelines...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Infective endocarditis: a serious and rare condition that needs to be handled in experienced hospitals]
    Pilar Tornos
    Rev Esp Cardiol 58:1145-7. 2005
  25. ncbi request reprint Actual management of patients with asymptomatic aortic valve disease: how practice fits with guidelines
    Bernard Iung
    Cardiology Department, Bichat Hospital, AP HP, Paris, France
    Am Heart J 153:696-703. 2007
    ..Intervention is advised in selected asymptomatic patients with aortic valve disease. However, little is known regarding their actual management...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Guidelines on the management of valvular heart disease]
    Alec Vahanian
    Service de Cardiologie Hôpital Bichat AP HP 46 rue Henri Huchard 75018 Paris
    Rev Esp Cardiol 60:1e-50e. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint Leptotrichia endocarditis: report of two cases from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE) database and review of previous cases
    L B Caram
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3824, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:139-43. 2008
    ..goodfellowii sp. nov. Both cases were identified using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Review of the English literature revealed only two other cases of Leptotrichia sp. endocarditis...
  28. doi request reprint Rationale, design, and methods for the early surgery in infective endocarditis study (ENDOVAL 1): a multicenter, prospective, randomized trial comparing the state-of-the-art therapeutic strategy versus early surgery strategy in infective endocarditis
    Jose Alberto San Roman
    Institute of Heart Sciences, ICICOR, Universitary Clinic Hospital, Valladolid, Spain
    Am Heart J 156:431-6. 2008
    ..The prognosis of infective endocarditis is poor and has remained steady over the last 4 decades. Several nonrandomized studies suggest that early surgery could improve prognosis...
  29. ncbi request reprint The relationship between the initiation of antimicrobial therapy and the incidence of stroke in infective endocarditis: an analysis from the ICE Prospective Cohort Study (ICE-PCS)
    Stuart A Dickerman
    Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Am Heart J 154:1086-94. 2007
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  30. doi request reprint Transcatheter valve implantation for patients with aortic stenosis: a position statement from the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), in collaboration with the European Association of Percu
    Alec Vahanian
    Hopital Bichat, Paris, France
    Eur Heart J 29:1463-70. 2008
    ..To critically review the available transcatheter aortic valve implantation techniques and their results, as well as propose recommendations for their use and development...
  31. doi request reprint Emergence of coagulase-negative staphylococci as a cause of native valve endocarditis
    Vivian H Chu
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:232-42. 2008
    ..Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are an infrequent cause of native valve endocarditis (NVE), and our understanding of NVE caused by CoNS is incomplete...