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Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331503/clinical-scores-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-when-and-why-should-we-use-them
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André Luz, Mário Santos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331502/contrast-induced-nephropathy-an-entity-to-bear-in-mind-and-to-prevent-a-nephrological-perspective
#2
Rui Alves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325804/heart-failure-in-numbers-estimates-for-the-21st-century-in-portugal
#3
Cândida Fonseca, Daniel Brás, Inês Araújo, Fátima Ceia
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Heart failure is a major public health problem that affects a large number of individuals and is associated with high mortality and morbidity. This study aims to estimate the probable scenario for HF prevalence and its consequences in the short-, medium- and long-term in Portugal. METHODS: This assessment is based on the EPICA (Epidemiology of Heart Failure and Learning) project, which was designed to estimate the prevalence of chronic heart failure in mainland Portugal in 1998...
January 8, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325803/coronary-artery-disease-in-athletes-an-adverse-effect-of-intense-exercise
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REVIEW
Hélder Dores, Pedro de Araújo Gonçalves, Nuno Cardim, Nuno Neuparth
Regular physical exercise is responsible for various health benefits, and is recommended for primary and secondary cardiovascular (CV) prevention. Despite these recognized benefits, various clinical events can occur in athletes, including acute myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death (SCD); the main cause of SCD in veteran athletes is coronary artery disease (CAD). The relationship between intense exercise training and CAD is controversial, and a U-shaped association has been hypothesized. If this is the case, screening for subclinical CAD in older athletes may be justified, and various different methodologies have been proposed...
January 8, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317116/giant-coronary-aneurysm-culprit-of-an-acute-coronary-syndrome
#5
Iván J Núñez-Gil, Pedro Marcos Alberca, Nieves Gonzalo, Luis Nombela-Franco, Pablo Salinas, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz
A 66-year-old male ex-smoker with hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus and dyslipidaemia was admitted due to a non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. The catheterisation depicted an extensive and calcified disease: chronic total obstruction of the right coronary and severe disease with a giant aneurysm at the first marginal branch as the culprit vessel. After discussion, the right coronary was treated before the circumflex-giant aneurysm was closed with a stent graft and its multiple severe stenosis solved with two drug-eluting stents...
January 6, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317115/post-procedural-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-predicts-one-year-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Nelson Carlos Vale, Rui Campante Teles, Sérgio Madeira, João Brito, Manuel Sousa Almeida, Tiago Nolasco, Joao Abecasis, Gustavo Rodrigues, João Carmo, Maria Furstenau, Regina Ribeiras, José Pedro Neves, Miguel Mendes
INTRODUCTION: Natriuretic peptides are ubiquitously used for diagnosis, follow-up and prognostic assessment in various heart conditions. N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) correlates with aortic stenosis severity, however its significance after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is not well established. AIM: We aimed to assess the prognostic value of NT-proBNP at one year in patients undergoing TAVI. METHODS: This single-center retrospective analysis included 151 patients in whom both baseline and one-month post-procedure NT-proBNP were measured, from 206 consecutive patients undergoing TAVI between November 2008 and December 2014...
January 6, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310913/transbrachial-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-before-urgent-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-in-a-patient-with-severe-peripheral-atherosclerosis
#7
Laura Alvarez-Roy, Tomás Benito-González, Armando Pérez de Prado, Javier Gualis Cardona, Samuel Del Castillo, Felipe Fernández-Vázquez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295768/an-extremely-rare-but-considerably-important-device-related-complication-of-percutaneous-atrial-septal-defect-closure
#8
Yusuf I Alihanoglu, Dogu I Kilic, Bekir S Yildiz, Bilgin Emrecan, Harun Evrengul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287998/infant-heart-tumour
#9
Pedro Epifânio, Maria Emanuel Amaral, Natália Noronha, Andreia Francisco, Dina Rodrigues, António Pires, Eduardo Castela
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 26, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275015/an-unusual-cause-of-ischemia-after-coronary-bypass-grafting
#10
Rania Hammami, Salma Charfeddine, Nizar Elleuch, Hela Fourati, Leila Abid, Samir Kammoun
Coronary subclavian steal syndrome is an uncommon cause of ischemia recurrence after coronary artery bypass grafting. Endovascular treatment of subclavian artery stenosis or occlusion is increasingly common and appears to offer a safe and effective alternative to surgical revascularization. We report a case of recurrent angina after coronary artery bypass grafting for critical subclavian artery stenosis. The anomalous origin of the vertebral artery from the aortic arch was an indication for endovascular treatment...
December 20, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273449/iatrogenic-aortic-dissection-follow-the-image
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Catarina Vieira, Nuno Bettencourt, Nuno Ferreira, Mónica Carvalho, Vasco Gama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29254740/myocardial-infarction-and-thrombophilia-do-not-miss-the-right-diagnosis
#12
Arnaud Hubert, Pierre Guéret, Guillaume Leurent, Raphael P Martins, Vincent Auffret, Marc Bedossa
Protein C deficiency is a coagulation cascade disorder often resulting in venous thromboembolic events but is also a possible contributor to arterial thrombosis. To date, approximately ten cases of myocardial infarction (MI) due to protein C deficiency have been reported in the literature. However, affirming this mechanism requires ruling out the most common causes of MI, i.e. the rupture or erosion of an atherosclerotic plaque. Intravascular imaging of coronary arteries can be of help to identify angiographically undetected atherosclerosis...
December 15, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241906/rare-presentation-of-sarcoidosis-multimodal-imaging-diagnosis-of-cardiac-involvement
#13
Joao Abecasis, Mariana Castro, Regina Ribeiras, Victor Gil
We report a case of sarcoidosis with an unusual presentation, initially manifesting as bilateral pulmonary embolism and then as a cardiac form of the disease with an ominous clinical event consisting of sustained ventricular tachycardia. The diagnosis was established by clinical and magnetic resonance criteria despite normal conventional echocardiographic study. Detailed functional assessment provided by tracking techniques (speckle tracking echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance tissue tracking) enabled the detection of regional deformation abnormalities, indicating prominent circumferential strain and epicardial layer alterations, partly matching the structural changes depicted by distribution of delayed enhancement...
December 11, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233648/left-atrial-dysfunction-in-light-chain-cardiac-amyloidosis-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-comparative-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiographic-analysis-from-the-magyar-path-study
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Dóra Földeák, Árpád Kormányos, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Györgyike Á Piros, Nóra Ambrus, Zénó Ajtay, Róbert Sepp, Zita Borbényi, Tamás Forster, Attila Nemes
INTRODUCTION: While cardiac amyloidosis (CA) is a rare systemic disease characterized by extracellular deposition of protein-derived fibrils, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is histopathologically characterized by myocyte hypertrophy and disarray, interstitial fibrosis, and small intramural coronary arteriole dysplasia. The aim of the present study was to compare left atrial (LA) volumetric and functional characteristics between light-chain (AL) CA and HCM by three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE)...
December 9, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233647/right-atrial-function-with-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-do-we-really-need-it
#15
Lígia Mendes, Nuno Cardim
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December 9, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233646/induced-brugada-syndrome-possible-sources-of-arrhythmogenesis
#16
REVIEW
Gonçalo Tomé, João Freitas
Brugada syndrome is an inherited cardiac condition with the potential for development of life-threatening arrhythmias in relatively young individuals without significant structural cardiac abnormalities. The condition is characterized by a distinct coved-type ST segment elevation in the right precordial leads (V1-V3). This hallmark pattern (type 1) is often dynamic and sometimes concealed, and may be unmasked in certain conditions or under the effect of certain agents, which include variation of sympathovagal balance, hormones, metabolic factors and drugs...
December 9, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233645/response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-dichotomous-or-continuous-variable
#17
Diogo Magalhães Cavaco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 9, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233644/looking-at-late-repolarization-to-see-early-disease
#18
Pedro Silva Cunha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 9, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225105/interpretation-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptides-in-the-era-of-angiotensin-receptor-neprilysin-inhibitors
#19
Paulo Bettencourt, Cândida Fonseca, Fátima Franco, Aurora Andrade, Dulce Brito
Assessment of serum levels of natriuretic peptides, especially the amino-terminal portion (NT-proBNP) and the carboxy-terminal portion (BNP) of pro-B-type natriuretic peptide, has had a highly significant clinical impact on the diagnosis and prognostic stratification of patients with heart failure (HF). They are now an instrument with recognized value in this context and several studies have demonstrated their value in tailoring therapy for these patients. Following the recent advent of angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs), there is a need to review how these two biomarkers are interpreted in HF...
December 7, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225104/evaluation-of-qt-dispersion-and-t-peak-to-t-end-interval-in-patients-with-early-stage-sarcoidosis
#20
Hacı Ahmet Kasapkara, Ayşegül Şentürk, Emine Bilen, Hüseyin Ayhan, Bilge Duran Karaduman, Zeynep Şeyma Turinay, Murat Can Güney, Tahir Durmaz, Telat Keleş, Engin Bozkurt
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Sarcoidosis increases inhomogeneity in ventricular repolarization due to the presence of sarcoid granuloma, which significantly correlates with ventricular fibrillation. Various studies have suggested that the interval from the peak to the end of the electrocardiographic T wave (T-peak to T-end [Tpe] interval) may correspond to the transmural dispersion of repolarization and that increased Tpe interval and Tpe/QT ratio are associated with malignant ventricular arrhythmias...
December 7, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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