Alexandre Ferreira Cury

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BACKGROUND Assessment of the right ventricular (RV) function by echocardiography in patients with pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is complex and frequently qualitative. Tissue Doppler has been used for the semiquantitative assessment of this chamber, although with some limitations. OBJECTIVE To evaluate RV function in PTE using tissue-Doppler(More)
We report a case of anterolateral papillary muscle rupture in a 22-year-old man who had blunt chest trauma caused by a car accident. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed severe mitral regurgitation caused by the rupture. He successfully underwent emergency mitral valve replacement and was discharged 9 days after the surgical correction.
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to analyze the myocardial performance index (MPI), its relationship with the standard variables of systolic and diastolic functions, and the influence of time intervals in an experimental model of female rats with myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS Forty-one Wistar female rats were submitted to surgery to induce MI.(More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of information concerning left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony assessment by real time three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography (RT3DE) versus tissue Doppler imaging (TDI). AIMS To compare RT3DE and TDI LV dyssynchrony assessment. METHODS A prospective study of 92 individuals (56 men, age 47 +/- 10 years), 32 with dilated(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) electromechanical coupling (synchrony) is important in the analysis of the systolic performance, especially for the indication of cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with advanced CHF. OBJECTIVE To compare LV synchrony as analyzed by real-time three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography (ECHO) with LVEF measurements(More)
BACKGROUND TEE is a semi-invasive tool broadly used and its utilization associated to sedatives drugs might to affect the procedure safety. OBJECTIVE to analyze aspects of TEE safety associated to the use of Midazolan (MZ) and Flumazenil (FL) and the influence of the clinical variables on the event rate. METHOD prospective study with 137 patients that(More)
This fact becomes especially relevant when anatomical observation translates into prognostic clinical implications, such as in the identification of images of thrombi in the left atrium or left atrial appendage. In most clinical situations, the investigation of intra-atrial images of thrombi with the use of two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography(More)
OBJECTIVE The prognosis of patients with acute myocardial infarction depends on multiple features that can demonstrate myocardial injury degree (such as serum markers of cardiac necrosis), and also on adaptive mechanisms relative to the acute event. The aim of the study was to assess the relation between biochemical and echocardiographic findings from(More)
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