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The purpose of this study was to identify prognostic factors and describe the outcome of prenatally detected renal anomalies associated with multiple malformations and chromosomal defects. Forty-one fetuses were included in the analysis. Prenatal ultrasound reports, neonatal records and autopsy information were retrospectively reviewed. Prognostic factors(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine normal values of the aortic and pulmonary functional valve areas in healthy newborn children. MATERIAL AND METHODS We prospectively studied 32 newborns (17 boys) who were included in the following criteria: healthy parents, normal pregnancy, eutocic delivery, Apgar index 10 at 5 minutes weight between 2.500 and 4.000 kg, normal(More)
In the present article the authors describe a case of a twenty-one year-old patient with a mitochondrial encephalomyopathy presenting cardiac changes. Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy a multisystemic disease is described in various publications having cardiac involvement although there are sparse references about cardiomyopathy in this same disease. In the(More)
The authors report a case of a 61-years-old woman with hypertension and palpitations, who was diagnosed as having a left auricular myxoma. This diagnosis was established by echocardiography and confirmed afterwards by an histological survey. On the basis of this case the authors reviewed the subject and discuss the role of echocardiography in the diagnosis(More)
We report a case of a 73-year-old female patient admitted to the surgical department for a splenic abscess. She had a history of a mechanical aortic valve implanted two years earlier. During the diagnostic work-up, the patient underwent a transesophageal echocardiogram that revealed the presence of multiple paravalvular abscesses, establishing the diagnosis(More)
OBJECTIVE Retrospective analysis of the initial experience at our department with an implantable loop recorder (ILR) for the evaluation of patients with recurrent syncope, palpitations or dizziness. METHODS We studied ten patients aged 31-65 (52.3) years referred to our center after an inconclusive evaluation that included ECG, Holter monitoring, events(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical repair is the procedure of choice for atrial septal defect correction. Even though surgical mortality is low (< 1%), morbidity is significant (anesthesia, thoracotomy, cardiopulmonary bypass, longer hospitalization and intensive care unit monitoring). Transcatheter methods to occlude atrial septal defects have been in development during(More)