Antônio Flávio Sanchez de Almeida

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BACKGROUND This study is aimed at analyzing risk factors for fetal and maternal mortality in cardiac surgery during pregnancy. METHODS Seventy-four pregnant women underwent cardiac surgery and 58 (78.3%) were followed. The most frequent pathology was valve disease (93.2%). Mitral valve disease was the most prevalent (72.9%), and mitral commissurotomy or(More)
INTRODUCTION Biochemical markers of myocardial injury are frequently altered after cardiac surgery. So far there is no evidence whether oral beta-blockers may reduce myocardial injury after coronary artery bypass grafting. OBJECTIVE To determine if oral administration of prophylactic metoprolol reduces the release of cardiac troponin I in isolated(More)
OBJECTIVE To define donors' profile of an Organ and Tissue Procurement Center and compare the family consent for tissue donation before and after modification of the Donation Term. METHODS A descriptive, documentary and quantitative study performed in an Organ and Tissue Procurement Center, analyzed 111 feasible donors' charts in the period from March 13(More)
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