David Rodrigo

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A 27-year-old asymptomatic woman was investigated for an abnormal finding in the cardiac contour on routine chest radiography. Echocardiography revealed a heterogeneous mass in the anterolateral left ventricular wall. Excision of the tumor disclosed an absence of communication between the residual cavity and the left ventricular endocardium. Histological(More)
OBJECTIVES Patients with pulmonary atresia and a ventricular septal defect have one outlet vessel; the aorta. The pulmonary arteries may be present or absent, and there is a collateral shunt. Magnetic resonance imaging is used to study this. MATERIAL AND METHODS We evaluated 10 patients with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect. Five were(More)
AIMS To evaluate the cardiac mortality in patients suffering from a first episode of sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (SMVT). METHODS 100 patients less than 75 years old were evaluated during a 50-month follow-up period. Patients were classified into four groups: myocardial infarction, dilated cardiomyopathy, normal heart and miscellany.(More)
We discuss our early experience in 2 patients with a patch enlargement technique for treating chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation due to restricted motion of the posterior mitral leaflet. This technique corrects the restricted motion and offers better coaptation without compromising the mitral orifice.
We describe a forme frustrée of hammock valve involving only the posterior mitral leaflet. Three adult patients were referred to surgery with the diagnosis of severe mitral regurgitation due to fibrosis of the posterior mitral leaflet. The final diagnosis was done intraoperatively. In all of them the posterior leaflet was attached to some accessory(More)
Ectopia cordis is a rare disease that occurs in 5.5 to 7.9 per million live births. Only 267 cases had been reported as of 2001, most (95%) associated with other cardiac anomalies. We studied the cardiac malformations associated in 6 patients with ectopia cordis. Depending on where the defect was located, the cases of ectopia were classified into four(More)
A through review of the literature identified only 20 reported cases of fistula involving the internal mammary (internal thoracic) artery and a lobar branch of a pulmonary artery. Surgical closure was frequently done to avoid complications associated with this anomaly. We report the first patient in whom percutaneous treatment was accomplished with a(More)
A six-month-old female baby with a left coronary artery of anomalous origin in the right pulmonary artery, associated with a interventricular septal defect and a slight mitral pathology, was operated on direct implantation of the left coronary artery with a small segment of the pulmonary artery in the posterior wall of the ascending aorta and closure of the(More)
We report a 51-year-old patient, diagnosed with single left ventricle and anterior rudimentary chamber which was corrected by a Fontan procedure in 1997. The echocardiogram, Holter and pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy, isotopic ventriculography, magnetic resonance and blood tests performed during follow-up showed an uncomplicated postoperative course. The(More)