Noedir Antônio Groppo Stolf

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CONTEXT Perioperative red blood cell transfusion is commonly used to address anemia, an independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality after cardiac operations; however, evidence regarding optimal blood transfusion practice in patients undergoing cardiac surgery is lacking. OBJECTIVE To define whether a restrictive perioperative red blood cell(More)
Heart tissue destruction in chronic Chagas disease cardiopathy (CCC) may be caused by autoimmune recognition of heart tissue by a mononuclear cell infiltrate decades after Trypanosoma cruzi infection. Indirect evidence suggests that there is antigenic crossreactivity between T. cruzi and heart tissue. As there is evidence for immune recognition of cardiac(More)
Improvement in congestive heart failure and left ventricular function after dynamic cardiomyoplasty has been reported in patients with severe cardiomyopathies, but the long-term effects of this procedure remain unclear. In this investigation 31 patients undergoing cardiomyoplasty for treatment of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy were annually investigated(More)
OBJECTIVE This study reports initial results of partial left ventriculectomy performed with preservation of the mitral valve in the treatment of 27 patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS Patients were in New York Heart Association class III or IV. Partial ventriculectomy was performed as an isolated procedure in four patients and(More)
Heart tissue destruction in chronic Chagas' disease cardiomyopathy (CCC) may be caused by autoimmune recognition of heart tissue by a mononuclear cell infiltrate decades after Trypanosoma cruzi infection. Indirect evidence suggests there is molecular mimicry between T. cruzi and heart tissue. In murine models of CCC, antibodies and CD4+ T cells recognize(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy (CCC), a life-threatening inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy, affects 30% of the approximately 8 million patients infected by Trypanosoma cruzi. Even though the Th1 T cell-rich myocarditis plays a pivotal role in CCC pathogenesis, little is known about the factors controlling inflammatory cell migration to CCC(More)
Calcified amorphous tumor of the heart consists of a cardiac mass of rare nonneoplastic nature that mimics malignancy and causes symptoms due to obstruction or embolization of calcific fragments. We present a case of tumor 17-year-old young, male, in tricuspid valve, with classic pathological findings. It was preferred to approach for classic median(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)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular partial ventriculectomy (LVPV), an unconventional operation to reverse some aspects of the cardiac remodeling, has been proposed for treatment of congestive heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-four patients (age 46+/-9 years) referred to heart transplantation underwent isolated LVPV or LVPV associated to valve(More)
BACKGROUND Partial left ventriculectomy (PLV) is an alternative to heart transplantation for patients with severe heart failure. However, this procedure is accompanied by high morbidity and mortality. Therefore, we studied the hearts of 12 patients who underwent this procedure to increase our understanding of the causes of bad outcome. METHODS We analyzed(More)