Diana Lamprea Sepúlveda

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OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation with ultrasound ablation concomitant to mitral surgery in PROCAPE's patients with permanent atrial fibrillation. METHODS From March 2008 through January 2009 a prospective study was performed at the Pernambuco Cardiology Emergency Facility on 44 consecutive patients with a(More)
Several cardiorespiratory diseases may complicate the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Pulmonary hypertension is a rare clinical disorder with a poor prognosis. We describe this syndrome in five patients seen at our service who presented infection with the acquired immunodeficiency virus, and we review the literature.
Background Acute rheumatic carditis is a pancarditis in which the involvement of the pericardium and endocardium is usually confirmed by echocardiography. However, the myocardium involvement has been controversial and difficult to diagnose. We think that Cardiac Magnetic Resonance adds important information about the involvement of the myocardium in acute(More)
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