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PURPOSE The pathophysiology of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) after noncardiac surgery is not established yet. Thrombosis over a vulnerable plaque or decreased oxygen supply secondary to anemia or hypotension may be involved. The purpose of this study was to investigate the pathophysiology of ACS complicating noncardiac surgery. METHODS Clinical and(More)
BACKGROUND Worldwide distribution of surgical interventions is unequal. Developed countries account for the majority of surgeries and information about non-cardiac operations in developing countries is scarce. The purpose of our study was to describe the epidemiological data of non-cardiac surgeries performed in Brazil in the last years. METHODS AND(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the effect of a prevention program on the estimated cardiovascular risk calculated by three risk scores. METHODS We prospectively evaluated 87 HIV+patients with elevated cardiovascular risk estimation. Framingham (FRS), PROCAM and National Cholesterol Education Program (ATP-III) were applied. Cardiovascular risk was defined as(More)
Constrictive pericarditis is typically a chronic and progressive condition characterised by debilitating chronic right heart failure and surgical pericardiectomy remains the treatment of choice. Although most cases of acute pericarditis are self-limiting, an uncommon but known complication is a transient form of constrictive pericarditis that shares the(More)
Stroke is one of the most important causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide and, for a long time, was the leading cause of death in developed countries. Atherothrombotic carotid stenosis is one of the most important etiologies behind this event. If properly recognized and treated, lives can be saved, as well as long-term disabilities prevented. With(More)