Albino Santos

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OBJECTIVES We present five cases of mitral bileaflet prosthesis dysfunction as a result of a stuck leaflet in closed position, diagnosed at surgery or during the first postoperative year. METHODS AND RESULTS The diagnosis was made by echocardiography and could be confirmed by fluoroscopy in three patients. All cases had in common an early occurrence and(More)
Quantification of mitral regurgitation is still a controversial issue. Because quantitative analysis using the volumetric method is time-consuming, semi-quantitative analysis based on the characteristics of the regurgitant jet in the left atrium is the method used in daily clinical practice, despite its recognized limitations. In the last ten years various(More)
Aorto-cavitary fistulous tract formation is an uncommon but extremely serious complication of infective endocarditis, which is associated with high risk of in' hospital mortality, despite recent therapeutic and diagnostic advances. The authors report a case of native aortic valve infective endocarditis complicated with perivalvular abscess and fistulae to(More)
In patients with aortic valve endocarditis, lesion of the mitral valve leaflets caused by jet strike or vegetation touch (kissing) is a well-described complication. We present a case of infectious aortic ulcer caused by aortic valve vegetation kissing. A 72-year-old woman who underwent operation for Streptococcus viridans aortic valve endocarditis presented(More)
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