Adalberto M Lorga

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Ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve is a well known malformation of the heart, but this occurrence in the mitral valve is a very rare congenital heart disease. In this case report a two years and nine months old girl with symptoms of heart failure during the first year of life due to severe mitral regurgitation was studied. The echocardiographic and(More)
We studied 101 patients (88 men and 13 women, mean age 54.5 +/- 10 years) who arrived at the hospital during the first 6 hours of acute myocardial infarction evolution. Our objective was to assess the reliability of clinical and laboratory signs of recanalization using intravenous streptokinase as a thrombolytic agent. The mean time between the beginning of(More)
Conventional ECG still plays an important role in the overall knowledge of Chagas' cardiopathy, because of its importance in longitudinal and epidemiological studies, its diagnostic value, and its utility in prognostic evaluation. The authors discuss these aspects, as well as the use of eCG in the acute phase and the significance of a normal ECG in Chagas'(More)
From 1977 to 1988, 10,812 bovine pericardial valves were produced by IMC Biomédica and implanted. One thousand one hundred ninety-three were implanted by our group at IMC, including 666 exclusively in the mitral position. We are presenting our study of those mitral patients. Of the 663 patients, 586 were adults (over 21 years of age) and 77 were youngsters(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to analyze the relationship between antegrade and collateral flow degree to the "culprit" coronary artery, and between both variables and left ventricular systolic function. We analyzed five hundred patients with acute myocardial infarction, treated prospectively and consecutively within 6 h of evolution with intravenous(More)
One hundred twenty-eight patients with myocardial infarction who underwent operation for myocardial revascularization and 147 patients who received medical therapy were followed up for up to 6 years: all patients had received treatment with intravenous streptokinase. In the surgical group, 91.5% of the patients had the region related to the infarction(More)
The authors report a case of pheochromocytoma in which the echocardiographic features suggested obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The angiographic study and the computed tomography showed the tumor and its arterial supply. One month after resection of the tumor the echocardiographic features showed a tendency to normalization. The preoperative(More)