Alex M Albuquerque

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OBJECTIVE Aortopulmonary window (APW) is an uncommon congenital malformation. Its clinical presentation is dependent on the size of the defect and on the associated lesions. We evaluated our experience with this anomaly and compared it with 296 cases reported in the literature. METHODS Retrospective study of 18 patients diagnosed as having APW (age range(More)
The authors describe the cross-sectional echocardiographic and angiographic features besides the postmortem findings of a newborn with aortic atresia associated with the aortopulmonary window and an interrupted aortic arch, as the third known similar case reported in the literature. Anatomical and clinical similarities with common arterial trunk are(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, several papers have shown that a small subset of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), which project to the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) and contain a new photopigment called melanopsin, are the photoreceptors involved in light-dark entrainment in rodents. In our primate colony, we found a couple of common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) that(More)
A case of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum and a hypoplastic right ventricle, with three wall formed portions, that became naturally well developed until 2 years of age, is related. A Blalock-Taussig shunt had been performed early in life. Z value of tricuspid valve of 0.3 and left ventricular in ECG has been changed to a well developed(More)
PURPOSE To study the hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) emphasizing clinical aspects and therapeutic measures. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty patients, 24 male, ages ranging between one to 120 days (mean six days). Diagnosis was established by clinical elements, eletrocardiogram, chest X-ray and Doppler echocardiogram. Eight patients underwent cardiac(More)
From October 84 to September 88 we performed pulmonary valvuloplasty with balloon catheter (PVBC) in 90 patients (pt) with pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS). The patients were divided in 3 groups (Gr) by their ages: group I (Gr. I) 7 pt (8%) aged 4 days to 11 months, Gr. II 66 pt (73%) aged 1 year to 12 years and Gr. III 17 pt aged 13 to 34 years. This study(More)
PURPOSE To analyse hemodynamic parameters (left ventricles ejection fraction, cardiac index, mean pulmonary wedge pressure and left ventricle diastolic diameter, in a group of children with active myocarditis (diagnosed by endomyocardial biopsy) pre and post treatment with conventional therapy and immunosuppressive drugs (isolated prednisone or prednisone(More)