Liliana Lopes

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INTRODUCTION AND AIM Right ventricular function is a major determinant of prognosis in pulmonary hypertension. The aim of this study was to assess and compare right ventricular contractile reserve in healthy subjects (controls) and in subjects with pulmonary hypertension (cases). METHODS In this prospective study of seven cases and seven controls(More)
We describe the case of a 76-year-old woman, diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor of the cecum in 2004, with liver metastases and carcinoid syndrome since September 2010. The patient had been treated intermittently with chemotherapy cycles, and remained symptomatic, with worsening secondary lesions. In June 2011 she began to present signs and symptoms of(More)
Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (BRBNS) is a rare condition that consists of multiple venous malformations involving several organ systems, particularly the skin and the gastrointestinal tract, but any part of the body may be affected. Less than 250 cases have been reported in the literature. The authors describe the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic imaging(More)
Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) has traditionally been associated with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, but can occur in other clinical scenarios such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In some patients, LVOTO is absent at rest, being detectable only with provocation tests such as stress echocardiography. Timely diagnosis of(More)
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