Luciana da Fonseca da Silva

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INTRODUCTION Allogeneic blood is an exhaustible therapeutic resource. New evidence indicates that blood consumption is excessive and that donations have decreased, resulting in reduced blood supplies worldwide. Blood transfusions are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, as well as higher hospital costs. This makes it necessary to seek out new(More)
Ebstein's anomaly is a cardiac malformation affecting the tricuspid valve and right ventricle with a wide range of anatomic and pathophysiologic presentations. The cone repair technique is described in detail, as applied to several types of this complex congenital heart disease. The importance of extensive mobilization of displaced and tethered tricuspid(More)
OBJECTIVE Optimal surgical treatment of patients with transposition of the great arteries (TGA), ventricular septal defect (VSD), and pulmonary stenosis (PS) remains a matter of debate. This study evaluated the clinical outcome and right ventricle outflow tract performance in the long-term follow-up of patients subjected to pulmonary root translocation(More)
The pulmonary root translocation (PRT) procedure has been used to correct ventriculoarterial discordance or malposition of great arteries since 1994. It was part of the surgical repair of 62 consecutive patients presenting with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) with ventricular septal defect (VSD) and pulmonary stenosis(More)
INTRODUCTION Congenital heart defects treatment shows progressive reduction in morbidity and mortality, however, the scar, resulting from ventricular (VSD) and atrial septal defect (ASD) repair, may cause discomfort. Right axillary minithoracotomy approach, by avoiding the breast growth region, is an option for correction of these defects that may provide(More)
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