Patrícia Vaz Silva

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INTRODUCTION Pediatric obesity is increasingly prevalent in the Portuguese population. Adipocyte dysfunction results in the expression of pro-inflammatory mediators that are responsible for the low-grade inflammatory process that characterizes obesity. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between markers of adiposity,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of Down syndrome on the early postoperative outcomes of children undergoing complete atrioventricular septal defect repair. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Single tertiary pediatric cardiac center. PATIENTS All children admitted to PICU following biventricular surgical repair of complete atrioventricular(More)
A diagnosis of congenital heart disease is usually established at an early age, so infective endocarditis is a rare form of presentation. The authors describe the case of a male adolescent with a week-long history of intermittent fever and unquantified weight loss. Physical examination detected pansystolic and diastolic murmurs, and an associated precordial(More)
Coronary artery fistulae are uncommon but may be haemodynamically significant, being an incidental finding in 0.1-0.2% of coronary angiograms. Even rarer is the association between fistulae and non-atherosclerotic coronary artery aneurysms. They most frequently originate in the right coronary artery, and the right cardiac chambers are the most common(More)
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