José Eduardo Moraes Rego Sousa

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BACKGROUND The recent recognition that coronary-artery stenting has improved the short- and long-term outcomes of patients treated with angioplasty has made it necessary to reevaluate the relative benefits of bypass surgery and percutaneous interventions in patients with multivessel disease. METHODS A total of 1205 patients were randomly assigned to(More)
UNLABELLED FIM STUDY: We investigated the 2-year safety and efficacy of sirolimus-eluting stents. Thirty patients had a single 18-mm sirolimus-eluting coronary stent implanted. Twenty-eight patients underwent angiographic and intravascular ultrasound follow-up at 2 years. No death occurred during the study period. No patient developed in-stent restenosis.(More)
PURPOSE To study the localization, etiological agents and the respective prognosis in patients with infective endocarditis with or without neurological complications, with emphasis on the association of endocarditis and meningitis. METHODS 222 patients with clinical, echocardiographic and laboratory diagnosis of infective endocarditis were treated at(More)
BACKGROUND Restenosis remains an important limitation of interventional cardiology. Therefore, we aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of sirolimus (a cell-cycle inhibitor)-coated BX Velocity stents. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty patients with angina pectoris were electively treated with 2 different formulations of sirolimus-coated stents (slow release(More)
BACKGROUND Our aims were to compare coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and stenting for the treatment of diabetic patients with multivessel coronary disease enrolled in the Arterial Revascularization Therapy Study (ARTS) trial and to determine the costs of these 2 treatment strategies. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients (n=1205) were randomly assigned to(More)
The QRS widening by ventricular conventional pacing impairs the systolic and diastolic functions and increases mitral regurgitation. The aim of this study was to compare conventional pacing to an alternative stimulation mode with a narrower QRS using two leads in the RV. Thirty-nine (25 men, 14 women; mean age 60.1 +/- 15.1 years) dilated cardiomyopathy(More)
We present a new approach for anatomic correction of transposition of the great arteries. The two coronary arteries, with a piece of the aortic wall attached, are transposed to the posterior artery. The two aortic openings are closed with a patch. The aorta and pulmonary artery are transected, contraposed, ant then anastomosed. The interventricular septal(More)
A highly symptomatic 20-year-old woman with rheumatic mitral valvular stenosis was referred for cardiac catheterization. Following the procedure it was decided to perform a mitral valvuloplasty with a balloon catheter. An isolated transarterial approach through the right femoral artery was used. A Sones catheter was introduced into the left atrium and(More)
OBJECTIVES This research was undertaken to assess the status of the coronary wall morphology late after the arterial switch operation (ASO) for transposition of the great arteries employing intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). BACKGROUND Long-term patency of the reimplanted coronary arteries is a key issue after ASO. Follow-up studies have demonstrated(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the early and late results of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a cardiology hospital and to try to detect prognostic determinants of both short- and long-term survival. METHODS A series of 557 patients who suffered cardiorespiratory arrest (CRA) at the Dante Pazzanese Cardiology Institute over a period of 5 years was analyzed to(More)