André Maurício Souza Fernandes

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BACKGROUND Valvar heart disease is an important public health problem, more common in developing countries, especially in younger. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the epidemiological features of patients and its influence on the prosthesis type choice used on patients who underwent valve surgery. METHODS Cross-sectional. Data such as age, sex, provenance, surgery(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 Mitral regurgitation is the most common valvular heart disease worldwide. Magnetic resonance may be a useful tool to analyze mitral valve parameters. OBJECTIVE To distinguish mitral valve geometric patterns in patients with different severities of mitral regurgitation (MR) based on cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS(More)
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)
INTRODUCTION There is still much debate regarding the kind of antithrombotic therapy in the immediate postoperative period of bioprosthesis replacement (first three months). Thus, the authors consider relevant to determine the contemporary incidence of thromboembolic events in rheumatic patients early after implantation of aortic and mitral bioprosthesis(More)
A 62-year-old woman with mitral regurgitation (MR) underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and dobutamine stress CMR imaging, a widely used method to analyze left ventricular function and MR volumes. During dobutamine provocation at escalating doses, the left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVEDD) decreased, with a corresponding decrease in MR. At(More)
BACKGROUND Heart Failure (HF) is a common disease with a high rate of mortality. Anemia and renal failure (RF) are often found in patients with HF associated with higher severity of the heart disease and a worse prognosis. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of anemia and RF, as well as the association between these two conditions, in non-hospitalized(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)
Interrupted inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare anomaly. Anomalies of IVC are clinically important for cardiologists and radiologists who plan to intervene in the right heart. We describe three cases of IVC interruption diagnosed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging study.