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Protasio Lemos da Luz

Protásio Lemos da Luz, Brazilian cardiologist (Vacaria, Rio Grande do Sul State 24 February 1940 -


Created the concept of myocardial hibernation

With G.A. Diamond, J.S. Forrester et al. Post-extrasystolic potentiation of ischemic myocardium by atrial stimulation. Am. Heart J. 95:204-9, 1978


With L.B. Puig, L. Franca Neto, M. Rati, J.A.F. Ramires, F. Pileggi & A.D. Jatene. A technique of anastomosis of the right internal mammary artery to the circunflex artery and its branches. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 38:533-4, 1984


With S. Almeida Oliveira, A.C.P. Barretto, C. Mady, L.A. Dallan, A.D. Jatene & F. Pileggi. Surgical treatment of endomyocardial fibrosis: a new approach. American Journal of Cardiology 16:1246-51, 1990


With S. Santos, O. Papini, C.E. Omosako et al. A simple HPLC-fluorescence method for the measurement of R,S sotalol in the plasma of patients with lifethreateing cardiac arrhythmias. Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res. 33:199-04, 2000


With A.C.P. Chagas, M.H.C. Carvalho, A.P. Dantas, M.B. Jatene & L.C.B. Souza. Influence of hypoxia on nitric acid synthase activity and gene expression in children with congenital heart disease. A novel pathophysiological adaptive mechanism. Circulation 103:2272-6, 2001