All publications of “Fernando Bacal”

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Heart transplantation: review

Sandrigo Mangini, Bárbara Rubim Alves, Odílson Marcos Silvestre, Philippe Vieira Pires, Lucas José Tachotti Pires, Milena Novaes Cardoso Curiati, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015RW3154

ABSTRACTHeart transplantation is currently the definitive gold standard surgical approach in the treatment of refractory heart failure. However, the shortage of donors limits the achievement of a greater number of heart transplants, in which the use of mechanical circulatory support devices is increasing. With well-established indications and contraindications, as well as diagnosis and treatment of rejection through defined protocols of immunosuppression, the outcomes of heart transplantation are very favorable. Among early complications that can impact survival are primary graft failure, […]

Decompensated heart failure

Sandrigo Mangini, Philippe Vieira Pires, Fabiana Goulart Marcondes Braga, Fernando Bacal

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000300022

Heart failure is a disease with high incidence and prevalence in the population. The costs with hospitalization for decompensated heart failure reach approximately 60% of the total cost with heart failure treatment, and mortality during hospitalization varies according to the studied population, and could achieve values of 10%. In patients with decompensated heart failure, history and physical examination are of great value for the diagnosis of the syndrome, and also can help the physician to identify the beginning of symptoms, […]

Agreement of BNP and NT-proBNP and the influence of clinical and laboratory variables

Milena Novaes Cardoso Curiati, Odilson Marcos Silvestre, Lucas José Tachotti Pires, Sandrigo Mangini, Philippe Vieira Pires, Fabio Antonio Gaiotto, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000300003

Objective:To correlate the serum levels of B type natriuretic peptide and the N-terminal fraction of the pro-B type natriuretic peptide, as well as to analyze the influence of age, obesity, renal failure, left ventricle ejection fraction, diastolic dysfunction, and anemia on serum levels of both markers.METHODS:An observational study in which the agreement was compared between these markers in consecutive samples of 138 patients. For the correlation, Pearson’s test was used, and p