Luíz Felipe Pinho Moreira

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OBJECTIVES We sought to describe a new technique for tricuspid valve repair in Ebstein's anomaly and to report early echocardiographic results, as well as early and midterm clinical outcomes. METHODS From November 1993 through August 2005, 40 consecutive patients with Ebstein's anomaly (mean age, 16.8 +/- 12.3 years) underwent a new surgical repair(More)
BACKGROUND Risk scores show difficulties to attain the same performance in different populations. OBJECTIVE To create a simple and accurate risk assessment model for patients submitted to surgery due to coronary and/or valvular disease at Instituto do Coração da Universidade de São Paulo (InCor-HCFMUSP). METHODS Between 2007 and 2009, 3,000 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Right ventricular failure during left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support can result in severe hemodynamic compromise with high mortality. This study investigated the acute effects of cavopulmonary anastomosis on right ventricular loading and LVAD performance in a model of severe biventricular failure. METHODS LVAD support was performed by(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 Most of the studies on this subject have reported predictors of recurrence of atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation with relatively short follow-up periods. OBJECTIVE To retrospectively evaluate predictors of long-term recurrence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation following one single(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to analyze the behavior of the mitral valve ring and the left ventricle in dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS We analyzed 68 fixed adult human hearts, divided into 48 hearts with dilated cardiomyopathy of ischemic or idiopathic origin and 20 hearts free of pathologic heart conditions. Digital images of the mitral ring(More)
BACKGROUND Pectus excavatum (PEX) is a depression of the sternum in relation to the costal cartilages. Clinical and objective measures for classifying the defect are rare and difficult to apply. The present study aimed to create an anthropometric index (AI) for PEX as a method for diagnosis and for preoperative and postoperative assessment by comparing it(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the incidence and causes of ICD therapies in children and young adults and verify their impact on the quality of life (QoL). METHODS From March/1977 to February/2006, 29 patients (15.7+/-5.4 years old) were submitted to ICD implants. Aborted cardiac arrest (41.5%), sustained ventricular tachycardia (27.6%) and primary prophylaxis of(More)
Heart transplantation (HT) remains the treatment of choice for advanced chagasic cardiomyopathy. New immunosuppression protocols have provided better control of rejection (RJ) and cardiac allograft vasculopathy. However, their influence on infection and Chagas disease reactivation (CDR) is not well established. The aim of this study was to compare the CDR(More)