Luiz Antonio Machado César

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Stroke and ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality rates were analyzed in Brazilian subjects older than 30 years of age from 1979 to 1996. Population estimates were based on census surveys. Mortality data were obtained from the Ministry of Health. For stroke, the age-adjusted death rate (ADR) dropped from 200 to 164 and from 168 to 130 deaths/100,000(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the safety of intramyocardial injection of autologous bone marrow cells in patients undergoing surgical myocardial revascularization (CABG) for severe coronary artery disease. INTRODUCTION There is little data available regarding the safety profile of autologous bone marrow cells injected during surgical myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND The link between endogenous estrogen, coronary artery disease (CAD), and death in postmenopausal women is uncertain. We analyzed the association between death and blood levels of estrone in postmenopausal women with known coronary artery disease (CAD) or with a high-risk factor score for CAD. METHODS 251 postmenopausal women age 50-90 years not(More)
INTRODUCTION In recent years, high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has emerged as a very promising technique for studying atherosclerotic disease in humans. AIM In the present study we sought to determine whether MRI allowed for the morphological characterization of the coronary vessel wall and atherosclerotic plaques using histopathological(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association of atherogenic and thrombogenic markers and lymphotoxin-alfa gene mutations with the risk of premature coronary disease. METHODS This cross-sectional, case-control, age-adjusted study was conducted in 336 patients with premature coronary disease (<50 years old) and 189 healthy controls. The control subjects had normal(More)
Coronary atherosclerotic plaque rupture following thoracic trauma – an uncommon cause of angina and ventricular tachycardia (''torsade de pointes'') Blunt thoracic trauma has been previously described as a rare and often missed cause of acute myocardial infarction, 1 cardiac rupture, ventricular aneurysms, 2 aortocoronary bypass occlusion, 3 coronary(More)
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