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Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular

Print version ISSN 0102-7638

Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc vol.26 no.1 São José do Rio Preto Jan./Mar. 2011

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76382011000100027 

CARTAS

 

Cartas ao Editor

 

 

Lactato

Dear Editor,

I read the recent publication on serum lactate with a great interest. Rocha et al. [1] noted that "After Jatene's operation, morbidity and mortality can be assessed with the serum lactate levels, suggesting increased values in the third hour is suggestive of a worse prognosis [1]." I agree that lactate measurement is useful. However, I would like to add up some concerns on lactate determination.  First, the vitamin C in serum can cause a false decrease in lactate result [2]. Second, the nutritional status of the infant showed also be concerned as an important cofactor affecting the resulted lactate level [3].

Viroj Wiwanitkit, Bangcok/Tailândia

 


 

Answer

Dear editor,

I agree with the concerns presented by professor Viroj Wiwanitkit. They are comments about potential factors that could influence serum lactate determinations, i.e. anything that influences the supply/demand of tissue oxygen. Nutritional status and serum levels of vitamin C are just some of them, among so many that we could not assess in our study.

Taís Sica da Rocha, Porto Alegre/RS

 

REFERENCES

1. Rocha TS, Silveira AS, Botta AM, Ricachinevsky CP, Dalle Mulle L, Nogueira A. Serum lactate as mortality and morbidity marker in infants after Jatene's operation. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc. 2010;25(3):350-8        [ Links ]

2. Meng QH, Irwin WC, Fesser J, Massey KL. Interference of ascorbic acid with chemical analytes. Ann Clin Biochem. 2005;42(Pt 6):475-7.         [ Links ]

3. Baker SS, Dwyer E, Queen P. Metabolic derangements in children requiring parenteral nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 1986;10(3):279-81.         [ Links ]

 


 

Invitation

Reproduzimos abaixo o convite recebido pelo Dr. Rodolfo Neirotti, para participar de congresso na China, em função de artigo publicado na RBCCV/BJCVS.

Domingo Braile - Editor RBCCV/BJCVS

Dear Dr. Neirotti R

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to participate to the EPS Global Chongqing International Heart Congress to be held from April 22 to 23, 2011, at the Sofitel Forebase Chongqing, Chongqing, China. The conference is organized by EPS Global Medical Development Inc., and hosted in collaboration with Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University (TMMU) in Chongqing.

We would like to welcome you to our Conference as our valuable speaker and present your recent work and ideas of "New technology: valve repair using biodegradable rings" that were published in Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc 23.4 [1]. Please visit our website at www.epsglobal.ca and www.epswordlink.com for program details.

The conference will consist of series of plenary lectures about the latest research breakthroughs, clinical and therapeutic advances in the areas of cardiology and cardiac surgery. The conference lectures will be given by both Chinese and international leaders. This meeting is meant to be held in a casual and interactive setting which will provide the attending scientists, clinicians and partner institutions with privileged opportunities for networking and developing collaborations.

EPS Global Medical Development Inc. is a Canada-based consulting agency and the leading international medical exchange in China. EPS organizes numerous high-quality biomedical science conferences and international academic exchanges as it maintains sustainable partnerships with hundreds of hospitals and research institutes in China and across the world. EPS is proud to provide attendees and partners with interactive and advanced cardiology/cardiac surgery forum promoting tomorrow's academic exchanges, research advances, international collaborations and improved clinical practices.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the International Chongqing Heart Congress.

Warmest regards,

Yao Lu, MD, PhD - Executive Chair of EPS Global 1st International Infectious Diseases Conference - President, EPS Global Medical Montreal/Canada.

 

REFERÊNCIA

1. Neirotti R, Cikirikcioglu M, Della Martina A, Le Goff P, Kalangos A. Nova tecnologia: valvuloplastias com anéis biodegradáveis. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc. 2008;23(4):556-61.         [ Links ]

 


 

10 anos de cirurgia cardíaca no Tocantins

A Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular (RBCCV) cumprimenta os colegas de Tocantins pelos 10 anos de cirurgia cardiovascular naquele estado, completados no dia 13 de fevereiro. A equipe que realizou o procedimento foi liderada pelo Dr. Henrique Furtado. Antes, durante e após a cirurgia, o paciente respondeu ao tratamento e obteve ótima recuperação na então inaugurada UTI-Cardio. A cirurgia durou cerca de quatro horas, entre o meio-dia e às 16 horas.

 


 

Hospital Interzonal de Agudos Presidente Perón: 60 años

Jorge Trainini*

El Hospital Presidente Perón (*) fue inaugurado el 24 de febrero de 1.951(1). Su capacidad es de 350 (trescientas cincuenta) camas. Cuenta con Alta Complejidad (Cirugía Cardíaca, Hemodinamia, Cateterismo Por Navegación, Embolizaciónes, Ablaciones Electrofisiológicas, Medicina Nuclear, Neurocirugía, cinco Unidades Críticas, Tomografía, Cámara Gamma, Neonatología, Etc.). En los últimos años la Institución ha sido reconocida mundialmente en el desarrollo del Implante de Células Madre. A partir del Plan Trienal 2005-2007 la entidad logró una recuperación en sus estamentos fundamentales: edificio, aparatología, docencia y recursos humanos (2).

Esta entidad ha trabajado en el aspecto social con dedicado énfasis. Así cuenta con el Centro Experimental Bachillerato Adultos en Salud (CEBAS) mañana y tarde, abierto a la comunidad, a partir de este año.

Licenciatura en Enfermería. Alimentación para todo el personal. Un Hostal para aquellos familiares que viven lejos y que incluye: alimentación, habitación y sanitarios.

Además se instaló la Obra "Curadores" de veinticinco metros cuadrados, realizada por el artista plástico reconocido mundialmente Ponciano Cárdenas, instalada en la cúpula del Hall Central.

El Hospital cuenta con un diario cultural (Prometeus) y un boletín informativo mensual (Kronos). En el Hospital se emplazó el "Museo Evita" en las mismas habitaciones donde la Sra. Eva Duarte de Perón pasó su última etapa de vida y donde dio inicio al voto femenino en el país.

En síntesis; hemos tratado de recrear un hospital público como un derecho para la salud y curación de enfermedades de la población, un derecho humano.

Avellaneda 14 de marzo de 2011

(*)Director actual

 

 

 

(1)El Hospital Presidente Perón-Hospital publico, gratuito, pertenece a la Provincia de Buenos Aires de la Argentina; su primer director fue Ricardo Finochietto con una organización modelo para su epoca, ejemplo del plan de salud publica orientado por el dr Ramon Carrillo el primer ministro de salud en la argentina
(2)En relación al SAMO, (SISTEMA DE RECUPERO ECONOMICO POR ASISTENCIA A EMPRESAS Y OBRAS SOCIALES) logróse un incremento del mil por ciento (1.000%), que permite realizar parte de la recuperación.