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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/28606358/mid-regional-pro-adrenomedullin-and-st2-in-heart-failure-contributions-to-diagnosis-and-prognosis
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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
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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
#3
António Hipólito Reis
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602227/reply-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-quinolone-induced-hypersensitivity-reactions-and-the-kounis-syndrome
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601339/early-detection-by-non-invasive-methods-of-predisposition-to-atrial-remodeling-in-hypertension
#5
Luiz Menezes Falcão
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599797/variability-in-interpretation-of-the-electrocardiogram-in-athletes-another-limitation-in-pre-competitive-screening
#6
Hélder Dores, José Ferreira Santos, Paulo Dinis, Francisco Moscoso Costa, Lígia Mendes, José Monge, António Freitas, Pedro de Araújo Gonçalves, Nuno Cardim, Miguel Mendes
INTRODUCTION: Assessment of the electrocardiogram (ECG) in athletes remains controversial, with lack of standardization and difficulty in applying specific criteria in its interpretation. The purpose of this study was to assess variability in the interpretation of the ECG in athletes. METHODS: Twenty ECGs of competitive athletes were assessed by cardiologists and cardiology residents, 11 of them normal or with isolated physiological changes and nine pathological...
June 6, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599796/use-of-the-electrocardiogram-in-pre-participation-screening-of-athletes-for-or-against
#7
Armando L Bordalo E Sá
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 6, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596047/successful-percutaneous-closure-of-a-residual-atrial-septal-defect-due-to-device-failure
#8
Sílvia Aguiar Rosa, Filipa Ferreira, Lídia de Sousa, António Fiarresga, José Diogo Martins, Ana Galrinho, Ana Agapito, Paula Fazendas, Fátima F Pinto, Rui Cruz Ferreira
A 39-year-old woman underwent uneventful percutaneous occlusion of an ostium secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) with a 22 mm Ultrasept ASD Occluder(®). Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) performed two years after implantation revealed a de novo residual left-to-right shunt through the correctly implanted device. Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) further clarified this finding by showing a perforation of the device membrane coating. The patient underwent transcatheter closure of the residual shunt with a 20 mm Ultrasept PFO(®) device...
June 5, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579092/coronary-artery-aneurysm-formation-following-implantation-of-a-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-for-in-stent-restenosis
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Marcos García-Guimaraes, Javier Cuesta, Teresa Alvarado, Fernando Rivero, Teresa Bastante, Amparo Benedicto, Fernando Alfonso
Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) formation is a rare complication of coronary intervention that may develop after implantation of bare-metal or drug-eluting stents. The etiology of this entity appears to be multifactorial and its prognosis is poorly understood, but it has been associated with an increased risk of stent thrombosis. To date few cases of CAAs related to bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) implantation have been reported, and the development of CAA after BVS implantation for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR) has not been previously described...
May 31, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579091/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-heart-failure-hospitalization-before-implementation-of-a-heart-failure-clinic-the-precic-study
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Irene Marques, Sara Abreu, Manuela V Bertão, Betânia Ferreira, Raquel Lopes Ramos, Juliana Lopes, Sandra Nunes, Denisa Mendonça, Laetitia Teixeira
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to characterize patients hospitalized for acute heart failure (HF) in an internal medicine department and their one-year mortality and rate of rehospitalization for decompensated HF. METHODS: This retrospective observational study enrolled all patients discharged in 2012 after hospitalization for acute HF. Discharge summaries, clinical records and telephone interviews were analysed. The data reports to the year before implementation of a heart failure clinic...
May 31, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579090/right-ventricular-perforation-as-a-complication-of-fluoroscopy-guided-pericardiocentesis
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Mehrnoush Toufan, Leili Pourafkari, Nader D Nader
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576591/large-thrombus-formation-on-an-amplatzer%C3%A2-cardiac-plug
#12
Ana Isabel Azevedo, Lino Santos, José Ribeiro, Francisco Sampaio, Adelaide Dias, Vasco Gama Ribeiro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 30, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576590/the-outlook-for-improving-heart-failure-management-a-local-contribution
#13
Cândida Fonseca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 30, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576589/early-changes-in-atrial-conduction-times-in-hypertensive-patients-with-elevated-pulse-pressure
#14
Tolga Çimen, Hamza Sunman, Tolga Han Efe, Ahmet Akyel, Kadriye Yayla, Haluk Furkan Şahan, Murat Bilgin, Lale Dinç Asarcıklı, Ali Nallbani, Mehmet Doğan, Sadık Açıkel, Ekrem Yeter
OBJECTIVE: Pulse pressure (PP) is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and is an independent predictor of atrial fibrillation (AF). In this study we investigated the relationship between PP and atrial conduction times. METHODS: The study included 157 patients with essential hypertension. PP of 60 mmHg or more was regarded as elevated (n=56). Atrial electromechanical delay (EMD) was assessed with tissue Doppler echocardiography and P-wave dispersion (Pd) was calculated from the electrocardiogram...
May 30, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572003/radial-access-in-cardiac-catheterization-can-we-do-even-better
#15
Marco Costa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 29, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554585/predictors-of-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-prospective-cohort-study
#16
Ana Abreu, Mário Oliveira, Pedro Silva Cunha, Helena Santa Clara, Vanessa Santos, Guilherme Portugal, Pedro Rio, Rui Soares, Luísa Moura Branco, Marta Alves, Ana Luísa Papoila, Rui Ferreira, Miguel Mota Carmo
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has modified the prognosis of chronic heart failure (HF) with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. However, 30% of patients do not have a favorable response. The big question is how to determine predictors of response. AIMS: To identify baseline characteristics that might influence echocardiographic response to CRT. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a prospective single-center hospital-based cohort study of consecutive HF patients selected to CRT (NYHA class II-IV, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <35% and QRS complex ≥120 ms)...
May 26, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552240/manual-heating-of-the-radial-artery-balbay-maneuver-to-facilitate-radial-puncture-prior-to-transradial-coronary-catheterization
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Sefa Ünal, Burak Açar, Çağrı Yayla, Mustafa Mücahit Balci, Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem, Meryem Kara, Orhan Maden, Ahmet Temizhan, Muharrem Tola, Yücel Balbay
OBJECTIVE: Transradial access is widely used for both diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures. The use of transradial access offers several advantages, including decreased bleeding, fewer vascular complications, and reduced length of hospital stay and cost. However, the small size of the radial artery limits the size of the equipment that can be used via this approach. In this study we sought to investigate whether preprocedural manual heating of the radial artery facilitates radial artery puncture...
May 25, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499719/diabetes-hypoxia-and-cardiovascular-disease-from-molecular-mechanism-to-treatment
#18
João Vasco Ferreira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499718/family-amyloid-polyneuropathy-sympathetic-denervation-and-liver-transplantation
#19
Maria João Ferreira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495182/threats-to-internal-validity-in-renal-sympathetic-denervation-trials
#20
Eduardo Infante de Oliveira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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