Múcio Tavares de Oliveira

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BACKGROUND The treatment of heart failure has evolved in recent decades suggesting that survival is increasing. OBJECTIVE To verify whether there has been improvement in the survival of patients with advanced heart failure. METHODS We retrospectively compared the treatment and follow-up data from two cohorts of patients with systolic heart failure(More)
BACKGROUND To correlate underlying diseases, in autopsies of patients with pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) to histological findings and manifestations reviewed in the medical records. METHODS The autopsy records between 2001 and 2008 of 291 patients whose cause of death was PTE were reviewed. The following data were obtained: age, sex, clinical "in vivo"(More)
OBJECTIVE To verify whether the serum levels of N-Terminal ProBNP fraction (ProBNP) allow us to identify with accuracy the clinical functional status of patients with heart failure (HF), because the clinical diagnosis of this syndrome is based basically on clinical data when the complementary tests have lower specificity. METHODS Sixty-nine patients with(More)
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