Instituto do Coração - HC/InCor

O Instituto do Coração (Incor), fundado na década de 50 como parte do Hospital das Clínicas, é um hospital público universitário de alta complexidade, especializado em cardiologia, pneumologia e cirurgias cardíaca e torácica. Além de ser um pólo de atendimento - desde a prevenção até o tratamento, o InCor também se destaca como um centro de pesquisa e ensino para a Faculdade de Medicina da USP.

Para sua manutenção, o Instituto conta com o suporte financeiro da Fundação Zerbini, entidade privada sem fins lucrativos.

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Recent Submissions

  1. Percutaneous retrieval of intravascular foreign body in children: a case series and review

    ACTA RADIOLOGICA, v.63, n.5, p.684-691, 2022

    Background Percutaneous retrieval of intravascular foreign bodies has recently increased as a treatment option. Purpose To report our single-center experience of the percutaneous retrieval of 14 intravascular embolized catheter fragments in children and to conduct a literature review. Material an...

  2. Diagnostic Yield of Computed Tomography-Guided Procedures for Spondylodiscitis


    Purpose To identify the diagnostic yield and predictive factors for microbiological diagnosis in patients with spondylodiscitis through computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy or aspiration. Materials and methods A retrospective review of 102 patients with suspected spondylodiscitis who underwent ...

  3. It is Time for Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography to be Incorporated into the SUS

    ARQUIVOS BRASILEIROS DE CARDIOLOGIA, v.118, n.3, p.586-587, 2022

  4. To cross or not to cross pectus bars: is this already a dilemma?


  5. Use of paclitaxel carried in lipid core nanoparticles in patients with late-stage solid cancers with bone metastases: Lack of toxicity and therapeutic benefits

    JOURNAL OF BONE ONCOLOGY, v.34, article ID 100431, 7p, 2022

    Background: Patients with heavily pretreated, late-stage cancer and bone metastasis are usually poor candidates for further chemotherapy. Previously, we showed that association to lipid nanoparticles (LDE) drastically decreases the toxicity of anti-cancer drugs. Here, we tested the hypothesis tha...

  6. Myocardial function reclassification: Echocardiographic strain patterns in patients with chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy and intraventricular dyssynchrony


    Background: We aimed to identify, among Chronic Chagas Cardiomyopathy (CCC) patients with left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) and non-left bundle branch block (non-LBBB), subgroups with different functional and mechanical patterns of global longitudinal strain (GLS) and intraventricular dyssynchro...

  7. Contribution of the vectorcardiogram in the differential diagnosis of Brugada electrocardiographic pattern

    JOURNAL OF ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, v.72, p.131-137, 2022

    Background: The electrocardiogram (ECG) is a powerful tool for differential diagnosis among a group of pathologies with different therapeutic approaches/prognoses, the so-called J-wave syndrome. The vectorcardiogram (VCG) can be used as a complementary method to the ECG in several dubious electro...

  8. Arterial stiffness and atrial fibrillation: A review

    CLINICS, v.77, article ID 100014, 6p, 2022

    Arterial stiffness has been investigated as part of the physiopathology of arterial hypertension since the 1970s. Its role in increasing the ""pulsatile load"" imposed over the Left Ventricle (LV) has been intensely studied recently and has helped in understanding the mechanisms of Atrial Fibrill...

  9. Natural Plant Compounds: Does Caffeine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Curcumin, and Euphol Play Roles as Antitumoral Compounds in Glioblastoma Cell Lines?

    FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY, v.12, article ID 784330, 13p, 2022

    Many plant-derived compounds are shown to be promising antitumor therapeutic agents by enhancing apoptosis-related pathways and cell cycle impairment in tumor cells, including glioblastoma (GBM) cell lines. We aimed to review four natural plant compounds effective in GBM cell lines as caffeine, d...

  10. Income inequality and non-communicable disease mortality and morbidity in Brazil States: a longitudinal analysis 2002-2017

    THE LANCET REGIONAL HEALTH - AMERICAS, v.2, article ID 100042, p, 2021

    Background: Income inequality can negatively affect population health by increasing social stress and conflict, and reducing trust, public goods and healthcare access. However there is limited evidence from low and middle-income countries (LMICs) with high levels of inequality. This study investi...