Fernanda Pauletto

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To determine the clinical significance of left ventricular thrombi, we used two-dimensional echocardiography to study 261 patients with acute transmural myocardial infarction. Mural thrombi were found in 46 patients. This complication occurred in 34% (44 of 130) of anterior wall infarctions but in only 1.5% (2 of 131) of inferior wall infarctions. An apical(More)
This study was undertaken to assess the effect of collateral circulation on myocardial blood flow (MBF) reserve (ability to increase myocardial blood flow with a stress that increases myocardial oxygen requirements). One hundred patients had MBF measured at rest and after isoproterenol. After classification by anatomic severity of coronary artery disease(More)
Propolis has been highlighted for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. The purpose of this study was to investigate if brown Brazilian hydroalcoholic propolis extract (HPE) protects against vaginal lesions caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) in female BALB/c mice. The treatment was divided in 5 days of pre-treatment with(More)
Patients undergoing coronary arteriography were studied to evaluate the feasibility of use of cross-sectional echocardiography to detect the left main coronary artery. Visualization of the left main coronary artery from the cardiac apex was attempted using a cranial transducer angulation. With this approach, the left main coronary artery was adequately(More)
Delayed posterior wall (PW) peak in the detection of PW asynergy was studied by M-mode echocardiography in 53 patients with angiographically proven PW aneurysm, hypokinesis and normal PW. The timing of the PW peak was evaluated by the intervals between (1) the aortic valve closure (Ac) and the PW peak, and (2) the R wave of the electrocardiogram and the PW(More)
To define the role of portable two-dimensional echocardiography (2-D echo) in the immediate diagnosis of acute chest pain syndrome, 80 consecutive patients were studied. Adequate 2-D echo studies were obtained in 65 (81%). Thirty-three patients had clinical evidence of transmural or nontransmural acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 18 of whom had(More)
To determine whether there is a correlation between aortic root size and the prevalence of aortic regurgitation, we performed color flow Doppler echocardiographic studies on 1015 consecutive patients during a 3-month period. Patients were grouped according to their M-mode aortic root diameter as measured in the left parasternal position. The measured groups(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is associated with an increased risk of death, susceptibility to ventricular arrhythmia, and multiple electrophysiological abnormalities. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether the susceptibility to arrhythmia and electrical abnormalities persists after regression of hypertrophy in an animal(More)