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PURPOSE To study the correlation between magnetic resonance imaging of the heart and right ventricle endomyocardial biopsy results in chronic Chagas' heart disease. METHODS Ten patients with Chagas' disease, mean age 47 +/- 7 years, all males, in congestive heart failure with New York Heart Association class II (2 patients), III (6) and IV (2) were(More)
OBJECTIVE To study trends in selected manuscript characteristics of articles published in the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology from March 1948, to February 1998, in the quarterly, bimonthly and monthly cycles of publication. METHODS A random sample of 25% of all issues of the journal comprised the study sample: 13 issues (11.5%) from the quarterly, 27(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac tumors are rare, mostly benign with high embolic potential. OBJECTIVES To correlate the histological type of cardiac masses with their embolic potential, implantation site and long term follow up in patients undergoing surgery. METHODS Between January 1986 and December 2011, we retrospectively analyzed 185 consecutive patients who(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the importance of the segment ST in the identification of coronary recanalization in patients submitted to intravenous thrombolysis during acute myocardial infarction (MI). PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy four patients with MI, 62 male with mean age of 52.6 +/- 10 years. All patients had angiographically demonstrated occlusion of the(More)
This study aimed to assess quality of obstetric care for preterm labor patients, using referents, indicators, and standards derived from scientific evidence, focusing on antenatal corticotherapy. Available meta-analyses and randomized controlled trials were examined to establish referents, defining indicators and estimating process and outcome standards for(More)
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