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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/28709762/prevalence-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-population-assessed-by-continuous-24-hour-monitoring
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João Primo, Helena Gonçalves, Ana Macedo, Paula Russo, Telma Monteiro, João Guimarães, Ovídio Costa
INTRODUCTION: A trial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia in clinical practice and a major cause of morbidity, due to the associated risk of stroke. However, since it is often paroxysmal, it is commonly underdiagnosed and undertreated. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this prospective study was to determine the prevalence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) in patients aged 40 and above in a population who underwent continuous 24-hour electrocardiographic monitoring...
July 11, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697899/hiv-and-coronary-disease-when-secondary-prevention-is-insufficient
#2
Ana Sofia Carvalho, Rui Osório Valente, Luís Almeida Morais, Pedro Modas Daniel, Ramiro Sá Carvalho, Lurdes Ferreira, Rui Cruz Ferreira
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has created a new paradigm for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, but their increased risk for coronary disease is well documented. We present the case of a 57-year-old man, co-infected with HIV-2 and hepatitis B virus, adequately controlled and with insulin-treated type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia, who was admitted with non-ST elevation acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography performed on day four of hospital stay documented two-vessel disease (mid segment of the right coronary artery [RCA, 90% stenosis] and the first marginal)...
July 8, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694004/late-incidental-diagnosis-of-intrapericardial-teratoma-a-case-report
#3
Annelisa Moura Garcia, Roberto Nery Dantas Junior, Chang Kai Chi, José Rodrigues Parga
We report a case of intrapericardial teratoma, which is a rare primary cardiac tumor usually found in newborns and infants. Cardiac teratomas can cause respiratory failure, large accumulations of pericardial fluid and cardiac compression leading to death in the intrauterine or neonatal period. The case described is rare because it is of a 16-year-old asymptomatic girl with an intrapericardial tumor as an incidental echocardiographic finding. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging showed a complex pericardial cyst...
July 7, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690086/combined-mitraclip-implantation-and-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-because-it-s-there-revisited
#4
Duarte Cacela
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 6, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688817/early-restrictive-constrictive-physiology-in-a-cardiac-allograft-recipient
#5
Carlos Ortiz-Bautista, Elena Puerto García-Martín, Laura Morán-Fernández, Inés Ponz-de Antonio, Adriana Rodríguez-Chaverri, Juan F Delgado-Jiménez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687367/the-relationship-between-erythrocyte-membrane-fatty-acid-levels-and-cardiac-autonomic-function-in-obese-children
#6
Gulgun Mustafa, Fidanci Muzaffer Kursat, Tas Ahmet, Genc Fatih Alparslan, Gunes Omer, Erdem Sertoglu, Sarı Erkan, Yesilkaya Ediz, Turker Turker, Kılıc Ayhan
OBJECTIVE: Childhood obesity is a worldwide health concern. Studies have shown autonomic dysfunction in obese children. The exact mechanism of this dysfunction is still unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between erythrocyte membrane fatty acid (EMFA) levels and cardiac autonomic function in obese children using heart rate variability (HRV). METHODS: A total of 48 obese and 32 healthy children were included in this case-control study. Anthropometric and biochemical data, HRV indices, and EMFA levels in both groups were compared statistically...
July 4, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687366/the-era-of-the-novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-portugal
#7
LETTER
Daniel Caldeira, Joaquim José Ferreira, Fausto José Pinto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684125/vasopressor-induced-peripheral-skin-necrosis-after-shock
#8
María Elena Arnáiz-García, Ana María Arnáiz-García, Jose Francisco Gutiérrez-Diez, José María González-Santos, Aida García-Martín, David Alonso-Peña, Javier Arnáiz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 3, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684124/atrial-fibrillation-monitoring-to-reduce-thromboembolic-risk-selecting-the-patient-and-the-monitoring-device
#9
Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 3, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684123/aspirin-and-blood-pressure-effects-when-used-alone-or-in-combination-with-antihypertensive-drugs
#10
REVIEW
Ana Catarina Costa, Marta Reina-Couto, António Albino-Teixeira, Teresa Sousa
Arterial hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular and renal events. Lowering blood pressure is thus an important strategy for reducing morbidity and mortality. Since low-dose aspirin is a cornerstone in the prevention of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, combined treatment with aspirin and antihypertensive drugs is very common. However, the impact of aspirin therapy on blood pressure control remains a subject of intense debate. Recent data suggest that the cardioprotective action of aspirin extends beyond its well-known antithrombotic effect...
July 3, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673784/ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-heart-failure-and-serum-sodium-levels
#11
Jose Carlos Arévalo-Lorido, Juana Carretero-Gómez, Luis Manzano Espinosa, Javier Sobrino-Martínez, José Luis Arias-Jiménez, Francesc Formiga, Antoni Castro-Salomó, Miguel Camafort Babkowski
AIMS: To determine whether there are differences in blood pressure profile on dynamic assessment by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) according to serum sodium levels in stable heart failure patients. METHODS: Data were collected from the Spanish National Registry on Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Heart Failure (DICUMAP). Patients underwent ABPM by the oscillometric principle using a Spacelabs 90121 monitor. The sample was divided into three groups according to sodium levels and their clinical and laboratory data and echocardiographic findings were analyzed...
June 30, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673783/combined-mitraclip-implantation-and-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-using-the-watchman-device-a-case-series-from-a-referral-center
#12
Ana Rita G Francisco, Eduardo Infante de Oliveira, Miguel Nobre Menezes, Pedro Carrilho Ferreira, Pedro Canas da Silva, Ângelo Nobre, Fausto J Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Patients referred for percutaneous transcatheter mitral valve repair using the MitraClip(®) system frequently have atrial fibrillation, which imposes additional challenges due to the need for oral anticoagulation. Left atrial appendage occlusion is currently regarded as a non-inferior alternative to anticoagulation in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and both high thromboembolic and bleeding risk. Considering that both MitraClip implantation and left atrial appendage occlusion are percutaneous techniques that require transseptal puncture, it is technically attractive to consider their concomitant use...
June 30, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673782/percutaneous-closure-of-periprosthetic-paravalvular-leaks-a-viable-alternative-to-surgery
#13
Ana Isabel Azevedo, Pedro Braga, Alberto Rodrigues, Lino Santos, Bruno Melica, José Ribeiro, Francisco Sampaio, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, Marlene Fonseca, Adelaide Dias, Vasco Gama Ribeiro
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Paravalvular leak (PVL) is a possible complication after prosthetic valve implantation. PVL can cause significant symptoms of congestive heart failure and/or hemolysis. Medical therapy is palliative and reoperation has a high mortality rate. Percutaneous transcatheter closure is a promising alternative for symptomatic patients at high surgical risk. We aim to review the efficacy and safety of percutaneous PVL closure in a consecutive series of patients referred to our center...
June 30, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673781/serum-sodium-levels-and-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-heart-failure-added-diagnostic-and-prognostic-value
#14
José Braz Nogueira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673780/fat-intake-and-cardiac-autonomic-dysfunction-in-obese-children-what-is-the-relationship
#15
Helena Ferreira Mansilha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673779/percutaneous-closure-of-prosthetic-paravalvular-leaks-should-it-be-considered-the-first-therapeutic-option
#16
Marco Costa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606358/mid-regional-pro-adrenomedullin-and-st2-in-heart-failure-contributions-to-diagnosis-and-prognosis
#17
REVIEW
Daniela Lopes, Luiz Menezes Falcão
Heart failure has a high prevalence in developed countries. It is a frequent cause of hospital admission and has an important impact on morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. Biomarkers have been widely studied in heart failure, as they improve diagnosis and prognostic assessment. Natriuretic peptides are already a part of daily clinical practice but several other biomarkers are being studied. This review focuses on mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) and ST2. Neither of these biomarkers is useful in the diagnosis of acute heart failure...
June 9, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606357/quinolone-induced-hypersensitivity-reactions-and-the-kounis-syndrome
#18
LETTER
Ioanna Koniari, Nicholas G Kounis, George Soufras, Grigorios Tsigkas, George Hahalis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602228/universal-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-challenge-still-to-be-overcome
#19
António Hipólito Reis
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June 8, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602227/reply-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-quinolone-induced-hypersensitivity-reactions-and-the-kounis-syndrome
#20
LETTER
João Gonçalves Almeida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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