R. Souza

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INTRODUCTION Pulmonary capillary pressure (PCP), together with the time constants of the various vascular compartments, define the dynamics of the pulmonary vascular system. Our objective in the present study was to estimate PCPs and time constants of the vascular system in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH), and compare them(More)
In recent years, the significant limitations associated with the use of vitamin K antagonists (VKA) have encouraged the development of new agents. Based upon the central roles played by the serine proteases thrombin and Factor Xa in the blood coagulation cascade, direct thrombin inhibitors and direct Factor Xa inhibitors have been developed. These agents,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of right heart catheterization in the diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). METHODS We evaluated clinical, functional, and hemodynamic data from all patients who underwent right heart catheterization because of diagnostic suspicion of PAH--in the absence of severe left ventricular dysfunction (LVD), significant(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a progressive disease that is characterized by dyspnea and exercise intolerance. Impairment in skeletal muscle has recently been described in PAH, although the degree to which this impairment is solely determined by the hemodynamic profile remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to verify the association of(More)
Dyslipidemia is one of the main risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases. Few data on the impacts of congenital heart diseases are available with regard to the prevalence of dyslipidemia in children. Our study evaluated the lipid profile in children with congenital heart disease at a referral center. From January 2011 to July 2012, 52 pediatric(More)
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