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Enrique Tuero, M.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology



Enrique Tuero, M.D.

Enrique Tuero, M.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiology
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1060
Phone: 409.772.9835
entuero@utmb.edu

Clinical Expertise

  1. Valvular Heart Disease
  2. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  3. Echocardiography

Research Interests

  1. Aortic Dissection
  2. Multimedia use for medical education

Overview

Dr. Enrique Tuero received his medical degree from the University of Rosario in Argentina and completed his residency and fellowship in Cardiology in the Hospital das Clinicas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, British Hospital of Rosario, Argentina and in the Hospital Universitario del Centenario, Rosario, Argentina. He continued his cardiology training in fellowship programs in Yale University in New Haven and Cedars Sinai Hospital-UCLA in Los Angeles.

He is a former Professor of Cardiology at the University of Rosario and the University of La Plata in Argentina and Chief of Clinical Cardiology at the Instituto Cardiovascular de Rosario. Dr. Tuero is past president of the International Cardiac Doppler Society USA, the Rosario Cardiac Society Argentina and multiple cardiology Congresses worldwide—USA, Argentina, Poland, South Korea, Chile, and China.

His special interests are in the area of education as Associate Director of Education in the Cardiology Division at UTMB, Clinical Cardiology and Echocardiography and in patient care.

Education

Degree Year Institution
B.S. 1971 American College, Rosario, Argentina
M.D. 1973 National University of Rosario, Argentina
Internship/Residency 1975 EuBritish Hospital, Rosario, Argentina
Fellowship 1977 Heart National Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Select Publications

  1. CURE Study Investigators. Effects of clopidogrel in addition to aspirin in patients with acute coronary syndromes without ST-segment elevation. N Engl J Med 2001.
  2. ACUTE investigators Use of transesophageal echocardiography to guide cardioversion in patients with atrial fibrillation. N Engl J Med 2001
  3. The Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation Study Investigators. Effects of an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor, ramipril, on cardiovascular events in high-risk patients. N Engl J Med 2000

The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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