Alexandra Graça

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We describe the case of an intrapericardial pheochromocytoma located in the anterior surface of the heart and spreading over the pulmonary trunk. Under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) the tumor was removed. "En bloc" resection of the anterior wall of the right ventricular infundibulum and the pulmonary trunk was performed, with implantation of a fresh aortic(More)
We report the case of a young male patient referred to our hospital after having a stroke due to a papillary fibroelastoma arising from a mitral valve chorda. The tumor was identified by two-dimensional echocardiography and was treated by surgery with preservation of valve integrity. Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma as an uncommon source of cerebral emboli(More)
Percutaneous retrograde aortic valve replacement is an alternative to conventional surgery in high risk patients. We report the anesthetic strategies in our first year of experience with this technique. We have retrospectively reviewed the medical files of the first 15 patients submitted to percutaneous retrograde aortic valve implantation. Sedation was the(More)
After reporting a clinical case of a patient with a Staphylococcus Aureus Acute Endocarditis involving the aortic valve being complicated with cardiac failure irresponsive to medical treatment, which required a surgical procedure, the authors describe the preoperative echocardiography features. These features have the particularity of identifying a(More)
OBJECTIVE to evaluate the performance of a new ball valve prosthesis. DESIGN set up of two groups of patients who underwent mitral valve replacement with two different prosthesis: the Macchi prosthesis under evaluation and the well known Starr-Edwards model prosthesis. The chi-square test was used to compare the results. PATIENTS Patients referred for(More)
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