Kátia Regina da Silva

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BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is the major reason for poor outcomes in patients with congenital complete atrioventricular block (CCAVB) and pacemaker. Long-term pacing has been associated with LV mechanical dyssynchrony. However, the relationship of dyssynchrony and LV dysfunction is not clear. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the prevalence(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated congenital atrioventricular block (CAVB) is a rare condition with multiple clinical outcomes. Ventricular remodeling can occur in approximately 10% of the patients after pacemaker (PM) implantation. OBJECTIVES To assess the functional capacity of children and young adults with isolated CAVB and chronic pacing of the right ventricle(More)
BACKGROUND Limited venous access in certain patients increases the procedural risk and complexity of conventional transvenous pacemaker implantation. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine a minimally invasive epicardial approach using pericardial reflections for dual-chamber pacemaker implantation in patients with limited venous access. (More)
BACKGROUND The ability to apply standard and interoperable solutions for implementing and managing medical registries as well as aggregate, reproduce, and access data sets from legacy formats and platforms to advanced standard formats and operating systems are crucial for both clinical healthcare and biomedical research settings. PURPOSE Our study(More)
Phyllomys (Echimyidae, Rodentia) is a genus of Neotropical rodents with available cytogenetic data restricted to six out of 13 species, mainly based on simple staining methods, without detailed analyses. In this work, we present new karyotypes for Phyllomys lamarum (diploid number 2n = 56, fundamental number or number of autosomal arms FN = 102) and(More)
Background: Complications after surgical procedures in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) are an emerging problem due to an increasing number of such procedures and aging of the population, which consequently increases the frequency of comorbidities. Objective: To identify the rates of postoperative complications, mortality, and(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of venous lesions following transvenous cardiac device implantation is high. Previous implantation of temporary leads ipsilateral to the permanent devices, and a depressed left ventricular ejection fraction have been associated with an increased risk of venous lesions, though the effects of preventive strategies remain(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Since its prevention with prophylactic drug therapy has limited success, alternative approaches are desirable. This study examined the efficacy of atrial or biatrial pacing, compared with no pacing, on the incidence of AF after isolated CABG. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Although several studies have demonstrated deleterious consequences of chronic right ventricular (RV) pacing on ventricular function and synchronicity, its effects on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and functional exercise capacity remain uncertain. We aimed to evaluate the effect of RV pacing on HRQoL and functional capacity of children(More)
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