Edmar Atik

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A rare aortic malformation, the persistence of the fifth aortic arch (PFAA) associated with coarctation of the aorta, is reported in a 3-month-old male infant who underwent an emergency surgical intervention at 10 days of life, to relieve a severe aortic coarctation by pericardial patch technique. A successful balloon angioplasty was performed 2 months(More)
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in children is an increasingly common practice. OBJECTIVE To evaluate, in our institution, the results of RFA in children younger than 15 years. METHODS A total of 125 children submitted to RFA between May 1991 and May 2010 were analyzed. RESULTS Sixty-seven (53.6%) children were males, aged between 44 days and(More)
OBJECTIVE Unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis is an uncommon isolated anomaly and since 1978 only 119 cases have been reported. In general the condition presents as pulmonary hypertension (PH) in children and hemoptysis in adults. Interventions such as pulmonary artery reconstruction and lobectomies were performed in 17% of the cases. We analyzed four of(More)
Described are the clinical, cross-sectional echocardiographic, electrocardiographic and angiographic findings, together with the results at autopsy, in a 5-month old infant with a common arterial trunk associated with an atrioventricular septal defect. As far as is known, this is only the 13th such case to be reported in the literature. A particularly(More)
80 infections. On physical examination, the patient was in good general condition, active, afebrile, acyanotic, eupneic, and his pulses were wide in his 4 limbs. His weight was 22 kg and his height 116 cm. His heart rate was 90 bpm, and his blood pressure was 100/50 mmHg. His precordial area showed no deformities, and the cardiac apex was palpated on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze 34 patients submitted to surgical treatment of patent arterial duct with age beyond 18 years old. METHODS Retrospective data collected from patient's charts with more than eighteen years old, submitted to surgical correction of patent arterial duct between 1997 and 2008 at Instituto do Coração da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing number of children with evolving congenital heart diseases demands greater preparation of professionals and institutions that handle them. OBJECTIVE To describe the profile of patients aged over 16 years with congenital heart disease, who have undergone surgery, and analyze the risk factors that predict hospital mortality. (More)
A clinical case of a 10-year-old male patient is reported. His dilated and prevailing right ventricular myocardiopathy shows diagnostic difficulties between previous myocarditis etiology and arrhythmogenic dysplasia. As the elements are not pathognomonic of one or other cause, the increase of cardiac enzymes in subacute stage maybe tends to the supposition(More)
BACKGROUND The small ventricular septal defect (VSD) usually presents good clinical evolution, even at long-term follow-up. OBJECTIVE To verify the clinical evolution of patients with small VSD in order to determine the continuation or not of the expectant conduct, considering the low operative risk, which results in a more liberal indication for surgery.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare immediate and late results in patients with or without fenestration who underwent cavopulmonary anastomosis so that we could assess the efficiency of the technique. METHODS Sixty-two patients underwent surgery between 1988 and 1999, 41 with fenestration (group I -G I) and 21 without fenestration (group II -G II). Tricuspid atresia was(More)