Carolina Lourenço

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INTRODUCTION Complications at the site of vascular access are the most common adverse events in cardiac catheterization. The use of small gauge catheters may reduce this risk and allow earlier ambulation, the main disadvantage according to some authors being inferior image quality. The aim of our study was to evaluate the safety and image quality of 4(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in elderly patients (> or =65 years) with younger patients and to assess the impact of comorbidities in CRT remodeling response. METHODS This is a prospective study of 87 consecutive patients scheduled for CRT who underwent clinical and(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to medical therapy, revascularization plays an important role in determining prognosis in the acute setting of unstable angina (UA) or non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). OBJECTIVE To compare in-hospital and medium-term outcome of an invasive versus a conservative strategy in the setting of UA/ NSTEMI. METHODS We(More)
AIMS Some patients show such an important clinical improvement and reverse remodelling after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) that anatomy and function approach normal. These patients have been called 'super-responders'. The aim of our study was to identify predictors of becoming a super-responder after CRT. METHODS AND RESULTS Eighty-seven(More)
Among the most common clinical manifestations of haemophilia are joint haemorrhages. This study aimed to verify whether repetitive ankle haemarthrosis is associated with instability of the rear foot. We evaluated haemophilic patients with repetitive bleeding in the ankles, 39 of type A and four of type B, whose mean age was 16.1 years. All presented a(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous studies have associated heart failure (HF) of ischemic etiology with worse prognosis compared to HF from non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. HF treatment has evolved significantly in recent years. Has this evolution had an impact on this prognostic gap? OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to compare patients with advanced HF--nonischemic(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Prognosis and in-hospital management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and a history of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery are still debated. The objective of this study was to characterize ACS patients with a CABG and to compare their in-hospital and postdischarge outcomes with those of patients without a(More)
BACKGROUND Data is lacking in the literature regarding the prognostic impact of left ventricular-end diastolic pressure (LVEDP) across acute coronary syndromes (ACS). OBJECTIVE To assess LVEDP and its prognostic implications in ACS patients. METHODS Prospective, longitudinal and continuous study of 1329 ACS patients from a single center between 2004 and(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Resting heart rate (RHR) is inversely correlated with the average life span of living beings. In coronary patients, increased RHR has been associated with rapid progression of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to compare in-hospital and long-term outcome of acute coronary syndromes according to patients' RHR. METHODS We(More)