Márcio Antônio dos Santos

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OBJECTIVE Evaluate if statin therapy prior to elective coronary stent implantation (CSI) reduces the plasma levels of markers of inflammation and of myocardial necrosis in low-risk stable coronary artery disease patients (CAD). BACKGROUND The elevation of markers of inflammation and of myocardial necrosis after percutaneous coronary intervention may(More)
Cardiovascular abnormalities are well-known manifestations of a late form of syphilis - tertiary syphilis. Since the era of antibiotics, the incidence of late manifestations of syphilis has declined almost to a rare entity. The injury of aorta (the aortitis with a dilatation of aortic root and its associated complications) is the most common between all the(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have compared angiotensin receptor blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in patients with heart failure, but there are few data about the effect of these drugs regarding left ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction. METHODS Fifty-two consecutive patients with first anterior wall myocardial infarction(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced liver failure (ALF) usually presents hypocholesterolemia. Nevertheless, some patients with ALF develops major coronary obstructive diseases with consequent increased risk or contraindication to liver transplantation. OBJECTIVE To analyze the contribution of classical risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with ALF(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess balloon atrial septostomy monitored with echocardiography. METHODS From August 1997 to January 2004, 31 infants with congenital heart diseases indicated for balloon atrial septostomy underwent the procedure with exclusive echocardiographic monitoring. Success was defined as the obtainment of an atrial septal defect diameter > 4 mm and(More)
BACKGROUND The etiology of spontaneous dissection of coronary artery (SDCA) is not well understood yet. Different studies have linked this entity to pregnancy, physical stress, collagen diseases and vasculitis. In general, patients do not exhibit the classic risk factors for coronary artery disease, which mandates the suspicion of this condition, especially(More)
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