André Maurício Souza Fernandes

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OBJECTIVE To describe the hospital mortality and associated clinical and echocardiographic variables in patients with rheumatic disease who underwent double valve replacement surgery. METHODS This is a cross sectional descriptive study of mortality, performed in a referral hospital in Salvador, Bahia. Records from patients with rheumatic disease who(More)
BACKGROUND Neuromuscular electrostimulation has become a promising issue in cardiovascular rehabilitation. However there are few articles published in the literature regarding neuromuscular electrostimulation in patients with heart failure during hospital stay. METHODS This is a randomized controlled pilot trial that aimed to investigate the effect of(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have demonstrated that phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibition is associated with right ventricle (RV) functional improvement in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension. This study aims to demonstrate the immediate impact of Sildenafil, a PDE5 inhibitor, on RV function, measured by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), in patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of the type of prosthesis in-hospital mortality in the post-operative period in patients who had valve replacement. METHODS A cross-sectional data, such as gender, origin, age, etiology, echocardiograph data, the type of surgery performed and the prosthesis used in cases of valve replacement were analyzed(More)
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