Sofia Silva Carvalho

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OBJECTIVE Estimation of individual risk and choice of initial therapeutic approach for patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) remains controversial. The three key components for risk stratification in PE are clinical evaluation, cardiac biomarkers and assessment of right ventricular size and function. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of(More)
BACKGROUND Fabry disease is a lysosomal storage disease caused by enzyme α-galactosidase A deficiency as a result of mutations in the GLA gene. Cardiac involvement is characterized by progressive left ventricular hypertrophy. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of Fabry disease in a population with left ventricular hypertrophy. METHODS The patients(More)
Tricuspid stenosis (TS) is an uncommon complication of transvenous ventricular pacemaker implantation, with few cases reported in the literature. The mechanisms described are obstruction of right ventricular inflow by tricuspid vegetations (endocarditis), multiple pacemaker leads and tricuspid valve (TV) fibrosis secondary to perforation or laceration of(More)
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) involving acute transmural ischemia of two vascular territories at the same time, which is known as double or combined infarction, is a well described phenomenon but rarely reported in most series of patients admitted for AMI. This may be related to the fact that AMI with multiple vessel obstruction often causes extensive(More)
A gordura epicárdica produz, tipicamente, uma imagem relativamente hipoecogénica no ecocardiograma transtorácico (ecoTT), podendo ser hiperecogénica quando muito espessa. A lipomatose epicárdica (LIE) caracteriza-se por um maior desenvolvimento desta camada de tecido adiposo devido à hiperplasia dos adipócitos. O seu aspeto ecocardiográfico pode conduzir a(More)
INTRODUCTION The release of a new bare metal stent (BMS), the Presillion stent, whose main innovative feature is its reduced strut thickness, has created expectations that it may reduce neointimal proliferation and consequently lower the restenosis rate. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety profile of Presillion stent implantation in an(More)
OBJECTIVES The incidence of mechanical complications after acute myocardial infarction has markedly declined with the advent of reperfusion. Nevertheless there is some controversy about the equal effectiveness of the different reperfusion therapies in preventing these complications. We aimed to analyse how reperfusion therapy and treatment delay relate to(More)
A 2-year and 6-month-old female neutered Labrador Retriever with Horner syndrome, megaesophagus, and a mediastinal mass was referred to the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals of the Royal Veterinary College. A large granular lymphocyte (LGL) lymphoma was diagnosed on cytology; flow cytometric analysis revealed a γδ T-cell phenotype (CD3+, CD5+, CD45+,(More)
Doente do sexo feminino, 72 anos, foi proposta para cirurgia após fratura do úmero por queda acidental, sem síncope. Apresentava antecedentes de síndrome demencial, HTA e aneurisma da aorta com trombo mural diagnosticado há oito anos não referenciado para cirurgia por recusa de tratamento cirúrgico. Foi solicitada avaliação cardiovascular pré-operatória. Na(More)