Publications by authors named "Andreia Palma"

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Percutaneous management of a ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in an infant.

Cardiol Young 2021 Mar 2:1-3. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Referral Centre for Congenital Cardiac Defects, CHUC, Coimbra, Portugal.

Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is a rare entity in children. To our knowledge, this is the youngest child reported in the literature with a sinus of Valsalva ruptured aneurysm being successfully treated percutaneously using an AmplatzerTM Duct Occluder II Additional Sizes device.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1047951121000652DOI Listing
March 2021

Pneumopericardium and pleural effusion: a rare complication of paediatric pericardiocentesis.

BMJ Case Rep 2020 Nov 3;13(11). Epub 2020 Nov 3.

Paediatric Cardiology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra EPE, Coimbra, Portugal.

Pneumopericardium is a rare complication of pericardiocentesis (PC), occurring as a result of either a direct pleuropericardial communication or a leaky drainage system. Pneumopericardium is often self-limiting; however, physicians should be aware of this complication as it may progress to tension pneumopericardium, which requires immediate recognition and management. PC has been associated with pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum or subcutaneous emphysema, but the association with pleural effusion has been less reported. The authors present the case of a 14-year-old healthy boy who developed post-PC pneumopericardium and pleural effusion, a rare association reported in the literature. The diagnosis of this potential life-threatening event was made using readily available complementary diagnostic methods, such as transthoracic echocardiography and chest X-ray.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2020-236308DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7640467PMC
November 2020

A case of double-outlet left ventricle, malposition of the great arteries, and superior-inferior ventricular arrangement.

Cardiol Young 2020 Aug 27;30(8):1173-1174. Epub 2020 Jul 27.

Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Referral Centre for Congenital Cardiac Defects, CHUC, Coimbra, Portugal.

Superior-inferior ventricular arrangement with double-outlet left ventricle and malposition of the great arteries is an extremely rare congenital cardiac anomaly. The authors present the case of an infant who presented with cyanosis and respiratory distress. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case reported.
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August 2020