Fátima Ferreira Pinto

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BACKGROUND Kawasaki disease is an acute systemic vasculitis. Cardiac complications are frequent and include endothelial dysfunction in patients with coronary anomalies. So far, the presence of endothelial dysfunction in patients with no coronary lesions has not been demonstrated. Peripheral arterial tonometry (Endo-PAT) measures the microvascular function(More)
INTRODUCTION Infantile hemangioma (IH) is one of the most common childhood tumors. There are various medical or surgical therapeutic options, all with suboptimal results. Recently, the successful use of propranolol for involution of IH was described. We report the results of a single-center experience with this therapeutic option. OBJECTIVE To(More)
INTRODUCTION Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a stenosis usually located in the descending aorta. Treatment consists of surgical or percutaneous removal of the obstruction and presents excellent immediate results but significant residual problems often persist. OBJECTIVES To describe the presentation, treatment and long-term evolution of a population of(More)
We have investigated the reasons why female patients with Down's syndrome prevail in our out-patient clinic for Paediatric Cardiology compared to the higher incidence of Down's syndrome among live born male children. We reviewed 277 cases of Down's syndrome, 119 males (42.96%) and 158 females (57.04%) from 1970 to 1987. A final diagnosis of the type of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of haemostatic parameters--Plasma tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) and fibrin fragment D-dimer several years after the end of pregnancy to investigate if they are modified in women with history of preeclampsia (PE). STUDY DESIGN 65 healthy women with history of PE and 54 control women(More)
Amanita ponderosa is a specie of wild edible mushrooms growing spontaneously in some Mediterranean microclimates, namely in Alentejo and Andaluzia, in the Iberian Peninsula. The nutritional values of these fungi make them highly exportable. Due to the wide diversity of mushrooms in nature, it is essential to differentiate and to identify the various edible(More)
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connections (PAPVCs) are a heterogeneous group of congenital heart lesions in which at least one pulmonary vein will drain into the systemic venous system. The consequences are a variable left-to-right hemodynamic shunt and more rarely pulmonary artery hypertension. Often, PAPVC occurs in association with other congenital(More)
Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS) is a rare congenital heart disease with a poor prognosis. It displays great anatomical diversity with varying degrees of right ventricular (RV) hypoplasia, which determine the therapeutic approach. Ideally, the goal is to establish a biventricular circulation. This may be achieved through surgical or(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with congenital heart disease who undergo surgical implantation of a conduit between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery (RV-PA conduit) may develop stenosis and/or insufficiency over time. These cases, which are associated with arrhythmias, RV dysfunction and sudden death, remain a challenge for surgical re-intervention, due(More)