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Ramon F. Abarquez

NAST Academician

Expertise: Medicine, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases

Dr. Ramon Abarquez, Jr. is recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in cardiovascular diseases. He is known for his pioneering research work on Electrocardiogram (ECG) methodology. He devised a way to record ECG during exercise. He is also known for the introduction of nonmetallic electrode skin contact.

Affiliation

Head/Professor, Cardiovascular Section, UP College of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, P. Gil, Manila

Consultant in Cardiology, Division of Research, Philippine Heart Center for Asia, Suite 413, Medical Arts Bldg., Quezon City

Association

    • Philippine Society of Hypertension, Member
    • New York Academy of Science, Member
    • Philippine College of Cardiology, Fellow, Diplomate, Life member
    • Philippine Medical Association, Fellow, Diplomate, Life member
    • University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society, Fellow, Diplomate, Life member
    • American College of Cardiology, Member/Fellow
    • Heart Foundation of the Philippines, Member

Employment

    • Society of Hypertension, President, 1999
    • College of Medicine, UP, Professor Emeritus

Award

    • First Prize, Abbott Research Award, Phil. Medical Association, May 21 1987
    • First Francisco F. Tangco Memorial Lecturer, Phil. College of Physicians, May 5 1983
    • First Mariano Alimurong Memorial Lecturer, Phil. Heart Assn., Cebu City, May 5 1983
    • First Distinguished Teacher Awardee, Phil. Heart Assn.., May 25 1983
    • First prize, FFT Young Investigators Award, Phil. Heart Assn., Apr 20 1982
    • Second Prize, Cathay Drug research award, Phil. Heart Assn., Apr 20 1982
    • Third Prize, FFT Memorial Award in Cardiology, Phil Heart Assn., Apr 17 1982
    • The International Who's Who of Intellectuals, Int'l Biographical Centre, Cambridge England, Mar 11 1981
    • Second Prize, Cathay Drug Company research Award, Phil. Heart Assn., Mar 2 1981
    • First Prize, FFT Investigations Award, Phil. Heart Ass., Mar 9 1981
    • Third prize, FFT Memorial Award in Cardiology, Phil. College of Physicians, Mar 6 1981
    • Francisco F. Tangco Memorial Award in Cardiology, 1978, 1979 and 1980, Oct 11 1980
    • Who's Who in the World,, Marquis Who's Who Publication Board, USA, 1980
    • Fellow, American College of Cardiology, 1980
    • Philippine Heart Association Cardiology Research Award, Astraphil, 1977
    • Merck Sharp and Bohme Research Award, Philippine Heart Assn., 1975
    • Legion of Honor Award, International Order of DeMolay, 1966
    • Cultural Heritage Award, Republic of the Philippines, 1963
    • First Prize, Clinical Research Award, Manila Medical Society, 1962
    • Chevalier Degree Award, International Order of DeMolay, 1951
    • Academician, NAST-DOST, 1993

Research

    • The raised arm maneuver, a bedside screening tool for endothelial dysfunction [Completed]

Education

    • UP College of Liberal Arts, Diliman, Quezon City, AB, 1948
    • UP College of Medicine, Manila, MD, 1953

Publication

    • Lopez, M.B. Abarquez, R.F. Lalana, F., (1987) The use of pre-test maneuvers to guide the choice of antihypertensive therapy.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 16, No. (3):
    • Ramon, E.J.F. Yumul, N.P. Alcantara, F.R. Ibanez, L. Abarquez, R.F., (1986) Blood pressure reduction and prognosis in ct-scan documented primary intercerebral hemorrhage.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 15, No. (3):
    • Lopez, M.B. Abarquez, R.F. Lalana, F. Chavez, J. Florete, O. Aquino, R.L. Banez, V. Sison, G. Gaspar, E.Y. Asis, C. Jimenez, A. Ocampo, R. Lansang, M.A., (1986) Which monotherapy for hypertension.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 15
    • Ibanez, L.T. Yumol, N.P. Alcantara, F.R. Carpio, P.C. Domingo, E.P. Abarquez, R.F., (1986) Sonographic gallbladder wall thickness may predict complicated cholecytitis.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 24
    • Jocson, R.C. Estrallado, E. Velez, V. Jara, R. Abarquez, R.F., (1986) Prognostic factors of acute myocardial infarction.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 15, No. (2):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1999) Factora affecting blood pressure.
    • Medical Progress Volume 25, No. (4):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1999) Conventional and novel uses of digitals
    • Medical Progress
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1999) Is it important to diagnose hybernating myocardium .
    • Medicographia Volume 21, No. (2):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. (Co author), (1999) Hypertension control concern
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 36
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1999) The role of trimetazidine in the short term evolution of acute myocardial infarction - A randomized double blind placebo controlled study
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 36
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr.., (1999) Cumulative survival rates among recognized (hospitalized) and unrecognized (non-hospitalized) acute myocardial infarction industry - based filipino patients.
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 37(2)
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1999) The ubiquitous digitalis unmet needs and persistent fears regarding its indications
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 37, No. (2):
    • Nydick, I. Ruegesser, I. Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Cliffton, E. Ladue, J.S., (1960) Effect of fibronolytic agents on myocardial infarction.
    • Progress in the Cardiovascular Diseases Volume 3
    • Freiman, A.N. Talles, L. Ruegesser, R. Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Ladue, J.S., (1960) Electrocardiogram during exercise.
    • American Journal of Cardiology Volume 4
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Freiman, A.N. Reidel, F. Ladue, J.S., (1960) Precordial electrocardiogarm during exercise.
    • Circulation Volume 12
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Ladue, J.S., (1961) Atrial dissociation.
    • American Journal of Cardiology Volume 8
    • Freiman, A.N. Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Riedel, F. Datta, N. LaDue, J.S., (1961) Dynamic exercise electrocardiogram.
    • American Geriatrica Society Journal Volume 9
    • Nydick, I. Ruegesser, R. Bouvier, G. Nutter Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Cliffton, E. LaDue, J.S., (1961) Salvage of the heart muscle by fibronolytic therapy after experimental coronary insufficiency.
    • American Journal of Cardiology Volume 51
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1962) Heart sounds and murmurs.
    • Proceedings, UP College of Medicine Volume 1, No. (1):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1962) Review of the exercise electrocardiographic test,
    • Philippine Medical Association Journal Volume 38, No. (10):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1962) Significance of the dynamic-exercise electrocardiogram.
    • Proceedings, UP College of Medicine Volume 1, No. (4):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Kintanar, Q.L. Valdez, E.V. Dayrit, E.V., (1963) Dynamic and post-exercise electrocardiographic tests in normal and anginal Filipino subjects.
    • Proceedings, UP College of Medicine Volume 2, No. (2):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Kintanar, Q.L. Valdez, E.V. Dayrit, C., (1963) Dynamic exercise and post-exercise electrocardiographic test among normal and abnormal subjects.
    • Proceedings, National Science and Technology Week, Manila
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Su, J. Fernando, R. Dy, (1963) Electrocardiogram as an aid in the detection of diabetes mellitus.
    • Proceedings, UP College of Medicine Volume 2, No. (2):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1964) Dynamic exercise and post exercise electrocardiogram test, a comparative study.
    • Proceedings, 3rd Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology.
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Kintnar, Q.L. Valdez, E.V. Dayrit, C., (1964) Dynamic exercise electrocardiographic test for coronary insufficiency.
    • Philippine Pharmaceutical Association Journal Volume 50, No. (2);
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Kintanar, Q.L. Dayrit, C. Valdez, E.V., (1964) Evaluation of some criteria for the dynamic and post-exercise electrocardiogram in diagnosing coronary insufficiency.
    • America Journal of Cardiology Volume 13, No. (3):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1966) Mypokacellic electrocardiogram and diabetes mellitus.
    • Far East Medical Journal Volume 2
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1966) Potassium deficit, the ecg and diabetis mellitus.
    • Acta Medica Philippina Ser. 2 Volume 2, No. (3):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1967) Digitalie in the treatment of hypertension: a preliminary report.
    • Acta Medica Philippina Ser.2 Volume 3, No. (3):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1974) What is your diagnoses?
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 2, No. (3):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. de la Cruz, F. Dayrit, C., (1972) Beneficial effect of digitoxin in hypertension.
    • Proceedings, 5th Asian Congress of Cardiology
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1973) What is your ECG diagnosis, etiology? bacterial endocarditis with septal infarct pattern intraventricular conduction.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 1, No. (2):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1973) What is your ECG diagnosis? treatment? prinzmetal angina with sinus bradycardia and bigeminy?
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 1, No. (3): 32
    • Abarquez, R. F. Jr., (1973) What is your ECG interpretation?
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 1, No. (1);
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1974) "Stat" intravenous atropin injection in acute myocardial infarction.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 2, No. (4):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1974) Two points in enterpretation.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 2, No. (2):
    • Abarquez, R.f. Jr., (1974) What is your ECG diagnosis? What is your treatment of choice?
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 2, No. (1):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1975) Blood pressure lowering effect of digitoxin in the hypertensive patients without frank heart failure.
    • 1st Asean Congress of Cardiology, Don Pasar, Bali, Indonesia
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Dayrit, C., (1975) Hypotensive effect of digitoxin in the hypertensive patients without obvious heart failure correlated with digitoxin radioimmuno assay.
    • Proceedings, 1st Asean Congress of Cardiology, Don Pasar, Bali, Indonesia.
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1975) Intermittent intra-atrial block intra-atrial conduction delay.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 3, No. (3):
    • Abarquez, R.F Jr., (1975) Left anterior hemiblock obscuring ECG evidence of an old myocardial infarction.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 3, No. (1):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1975) Total electrical in pericardial effusion.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 3, No. (2);
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1975) What is your ECG diagnosis
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 3, No. (3):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1976) Neurogenic hypertension induced electrocardiogram changes,
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 4(1)
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Unson, J. Jr. Ilaw, J., (1976) Tri-fascicular block secondary to alcoholic cardiomyopathy with autopsy correlation.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 4, No. (2);
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Unson, J. Jr. Ilaw, J., (1977) Reduction of free load volume, a modified approach to the management of congestive heart failure among chronic inactive vulvular disease cases.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 5(4)
    • Morales, D. Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1978) Clinical efficacy of a new Campa, V.J. antihypertensive agent.
    • Proceedings, Symposium on Hypertension, Astraphil Symposia in Cardiology
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Campa, V.J. Morales, D., (1978) Digitalis in the treatment of uncomplicated hypertension.
    • Proceedings, Symposium on Hypertension, Astraphil Symposia in Cardiology.
    • ulit, Y.Q.M. Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Anastacio, R.V. Canonigo, R.S. Jr. Diy, V.B. Dizon, F.G., (1978) Metropolol in the treatment of hypertension.
    • Proceedings, Symposium in Hypertension, Astraphil Symposia in Cardiology
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Morales, D. Cabral, E. Campa, V,, (1978) Projection for essential hypertension based on an industrial patient population.
    • Proceedings, Symposium on Hypertension, Astraphil Symposia in Cardiology
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Morales, D. Cabral, E. Canonigo, E. Sulit, Y. Lamatao, J. de la Paz, A., (1979) Digitales in the prevention of heart failure among essential hypertensive cases.
    • Excerpta Medica
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Morales, D. Cabral, E. Campa, V., (1979) Longitudinal projection for essential hypertension based on an industrial patient population.
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 17, No. (3):
    • Canlas, M. Dominguez, A.E. Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1980) Ten year review of the clinico- pathologic findings of coronary artery diseases at the UP-PGH Medical Center (1969-1978)
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 18, No. (2);
    • Apolinar-Ngalangel, C. Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Castillo, R. Roa, C. Jr., (1981) Atrial infarction.
    • Medical Proceedings Volume 1, No. (1):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Morales, D. Cabral, E.I. Dayrit, C., (1981) Correlation of plasma digitoxin concentration with blood pressure in uncomplicated essential hypertension ; a San Miguel Corporation experience. (digitoxin hypotensive effect and assay level).
    • ASEAN Journal of Clinical Sciences Volume 2, No. (4):
    • Jara, R.D. Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Gruet, E. Morales, D. Canonigo, E. Mirasol, G. Reyes, A., (1981) Survival of myocardial infarction cases up to a 20-year follow-up in an industrial setting: The San Miguel Corporation experience.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 9, No. (3):
    • Canlas, M.M. Dominguez, A.E., (1981) Ten year clinico-pathologic review of coronary artery disease: is there a sugggestion of vasospastic mechanism?
    • ASEAN Journal of Clinical Sciences
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Morales, D.D. Cabral, E.I., (1982) Effect of early treatment on development of hypertension and its complication: A San Miguel Corporation eexperience.
    • ASEAN Journal of Clinical Sciences Volume 3, No. (3);
    • Lalana, F.V. Apolinar-Ngelangel, C. Jara, R.D. Abarquez, R.F Jr. Morales, D.d. Canonigo, E.I., (1982) Influence of cardiomegaly on long term survival of myocardial infarction cases: the San Moguel Corporation.expereince.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 10(2)
    • Castillo, R.R. Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Morales, D.D. Canonigo, E.I. Damian, A.C. Cabral, E.I., (1982) Slow onset, rapid onset and late onset types of hypertension: implications on therapy, morbidity and mortality: the San Miguel experience,
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 10(3)
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Castillo, R.R. Jara, R.D. Abelardo, N.S. Enoveso, O.B. Sy, R.G., (1983) Can the effects of calcium antagonist and betablockeron treadmill test determinant of myocardial ischemia imply on exercise induced vasospastic mechanism?
    • Proceedings, Asian Pacific Adalat Symposium -New theraphy of of Ischemic Heart Diseases and Hypertension, Tokyo, Japan
    • Avila, R.A. III, Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Herrera, E. , Mata. G.C. Sison, M.F. Sy, R., (1983) cardia mufflers: quantifying heart sounds at bedside .
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 20, No. (4):
    • Abelardo, N.S. Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Reyes, E.A. Canoonigo, EB. Jara, R.D. Sulit, Y.Q.M., (1983) Cardiac mycomas; a 25 year experience at the UP-PGH (Clinico Pathologic correlation)
    • ASEAN Journal of Clinical Sciences Volume 4, No. (3):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1983) Long term management after myocardial infarction.
    • Medical Progress , No. (8):
    • Beltran, A.M. Dantes, R.B. Mata, G.C. Tancho, A.R. Beltran, G.L. Abarquez, R.F. Jr. Dulay, R.P. Riodia, R.l., (1983) Portable chest x-ray determination of heart size: correlation with standard chest X-ray
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 11(3)
    • Veles, V.J.Y. Ocampo, E.E. Yason, G.C. Abain, L.D. Quintos, M.S. Mallabe, P.J. Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1983) Towards a Filipino norm treadmill exercise : a multi center study.
    • Philippine Journal of Cardiology Volume 20, No. (4):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (2002) Commentary on high pulse pressure: an increased risk of heart failure.
    • International Trends in Hypertension
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr,., (2002) Battling the hypertension and obesity epidemic by starting early in life.
    • Recent Data from the Philippine Society of Hypertension. World Hypertension LeagueNewsletter , No. (86):
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (Je 26 2002) Maximizing the treatment of high blood pressure
    • Manila Daily Bulletin
    • Abarquez, R. F. Jr., (Ag 2, 2002) Points to ponder related to the medical malpractice bill.
    • The Philippine Inquirer, Opinion Section
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (Ag. 21, 2002) Battling the obesity epidemic.
    • Health and Science, Manila Daily Bulletin
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (2002) Medical malpractice bill is anti poor and pro deprivation.
    • Mid Year Convention Report, Philippine College of Physician Volume 1
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (2003) Furor regarding ampalaya
    • Health and Lifestyle Volume 1(8)
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (2003) Winning the battle of the bulge.
    • Health and Lifestyle Volume 1
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (2003) Proactive strategy to reduce hospitalization (Part I)
    • Health and Lifestyle Volume (1)
    • Abarquez, R. F. Jr, (1999) Cumulative survival rates among reconized (Hospitalized) and unrecognized (Non-Hospitalized) Acute Myocardial Infarction Industry-Based Filipino Patients
    • Phil.J. of Int. Med Volume 37(2)
    • Abarquez, R. F. Jr, (1998) The role of trimetazidime in the short term evolution of acute myocardial infarc. A randomized double blind placebo controlled study
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 36
    • Abarquez, R. F. Jr, (1999) Controversial question: In home is it important to diagnose hibernating myocardium
    • Medicographs Volume 21(2)
    • Abarquez, R. F. Jr, (1998) Hypertension Control Concern
    • Phil.J. of Int. Med Volume 36
    • Abarquez, R. F. Jr, (1999) Clinical review article. Conventional and Novel Uses of digitals
    • Medical Progress
    • Abarquez, R. F. Jr, (1998) Clinical Review Article. Factors Affecting Blood Pressure
    • Medical Progress Volume 25(4)
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr., (1999) The relevance of the hybernating myocardium, an ischemic but viable myocardial burden.
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 37(5)
    • Abarquez, R.F. Jr. et al., (1999) Efficacy, safety and tolerability of telmisartan in Filipinos with mild to moderate hypertension.
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 37(5)

Trainings

    • Research Fellow, 1958 - 1961, Rockefeller Foundation
    • Physiology Resident and Fellow, 1960 - 1960, Memorial Bellevue Division, Cornell Medical School, N.Y. USA
    • Second Year Resident, 1960 - 1960, Memorial Bellevue Division , Cornell Medical School, New York City
    • Cardiology Resident and Fellow, 1958 - 1960, Memorial Bellevue Division, Cornell Medical School, New York City
    • Research Fellow, 1958 - 1959, New York Heart Association, New York City, USA
    • Senior Resident, 1957 - 1957, Cumberland-Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center, New York, USA
    • Resident in Internal Medicine, 1953 - 1956, Mary Johnston Hospital, Manila
    • Junior Resident,, 1956 - 1956, Cumberland-Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center, New York, USA