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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/30219202/registry-of-left-atrial-appendage-closure-and-initial-experience-with-intracardiac-echocardiography
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Liliana Reis, Luís Paiva, Marco Costa, Joana Silva, Rogério Teixeira, Ana Botelho, Paulo Dinis, Marta Madeira, Joana Ribeiro, José Nascimento, Lino Gonçalves
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is a promising therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation with high risk for stroke and contraindication for oral anticoagulation (OAC). Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) may make this percutaneous procedure feasible in patients in whom transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is inadvisable. Our aim was to assess the efficacy and safety of LAA closure and the feasibility of ICE compared to TEE to guide the procedure...
September 12, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30197192/tetralogy-of-fallot-after-repair-a-heritage-of-modern-cardiac-surgery
#2
Fernando A Maymone-Martins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 6, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30197191/genetics-and-myocardial-infarction
#3
Joana Barbosa Melo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 6, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30150103/is-it-important-to-assess-the-ascending-aorta-after-tetralogy-of-fallot-repair
#4
Cristina Cruz, Teresa Pinho, António José Madureira, Cláudia Camila Dias, Isabel Ramos, José Silva Cardoso, Maria Júlia Maciel
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Aortic dilatation can develop late after tetralogy of Fallot repair. Its extension beyond the aortic root is not clearly understood. We aimed to assess the prevalence and predictors of ascending aorta dilatation to set up an imaging protocol. METHODS: In this prospective study including adult patients after tetralogy of Fallot repair followed at a referral center, we assessed the aorta by cardiovascular magnetic resonance and defined ascending aorta dilatation as an observed-to-expected ratio >1...
August 24, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30144959/long-term-survival-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-insights-from-a-referral-center-in-portugal
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Mário Santos, Ana Gomes, Célia Cruz, Joana Rocha, Miguel Ricardo, Fabienne Gonçalves, Luísa Carvalho, Margarida Vicente, Alzira Melo, Abílio Reis
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the long-term survival of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) patients followed in a Portuguese pulmonary hypertension (PH) referral center. METHODS: We studied PAH and CTEPH patients diagnosed between January 2005 and December 2016. Cumulative survival was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Survival trends were compared over two periods (2005-2010 vs. 2011-2016)...
August 22, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30143349/two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-strain-in-follow-up-of-adults-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-should-it-be-used-in-daily-clinical-practice
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Humberto Morais
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 21, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30143348/myocardial-infarction-before-and-after-the-age-of-45-possible-role-of-platelet-receptor-polymorphisms
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Luís B Pina-Cabral, Virgínia Carvalhais, Bárbara Mesquita, Cláudia Escórcio, Paulo F Silva, Paula Pinto, Patrícia Napoleão, Teresa Pinheiro, Maria C Monteiro, António Almeida-Dias, Begoña Criado
INTRODUCTION: We examined the potential role of polymorphisms of the platelet genes GP1BA (rs2243093, rs6065 and VNTR), ITGB3 (rs5918), ITGA2 (rs938043469) and P2RY12 (rs2046934, rs6801273 and rs6798347) as risk factors for myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: The study population was divided into three groups: controls (n=235), MI at age ≤45 years (MI ≤45, n=44), and MI at age >45 years (MI >45, n=78). The control group was further divided into two subgroups (control ≤45 and >45), and subgroups including only men were also considered for statistical analysis...
August 21, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30143347/lessons-from-pulmonary-hypertension-registries
#8
Marc Humbert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 21, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30122596/longitudinal-strain-by-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-to-assess-ventricular-function-in-adults-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-can-serial-assessment-be-simplified
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Ana T Timóteo, Luísa M Branco, Sílvia A Rosa, Ana Galrinho, Lídia Sousa, José A Oliveira, Maria F Pinto, Ana F Agapito, Rui C Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a rare form of congenital heart disease in which most patients reach adulthood. Right ventricular dysfunction is the most severe residual complication in long-term follow-up, both in patients treated by atrial switch and in those with congenitally corrected TGA. New echocardiographic tools such as longitudinal strain by two-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking may improve assessment of ventricular function in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a retrospective analysis of echocardiograms in adult patients with TGA (26 patients with dextro-TGA - 15 treated by atrial switch and six by arterial switch - and five with congenitally corrected TGA) and in a control group of 14 healthy individuals...
August 16, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30054119/sudden-cardiac-arrest-due-to-atrioventricular-block-a-diagnostic-challenge
#10
Francisco Javier Irazusta, Adrian Rivas, Sandra Rosillo, Veronica Rial, Elena Refoyo, Raul Moreno, Esteban Lopez de Sa, Jose Luis Lopez-Sendon
Sudden cardiac arrest survivors continue to be a challenge for cardiologists. A proper initial diagnostic approach is crucial for planning a successful therapeutic strategy. We report the case of a 62-year-old woman who suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to a third-degree atrioventricular (AV) block. Despite suspected acute coronary syndrome, coronary angiogram proved inconclusive, while cardiac magnetic resonance imaging ruled out other differential diagnoses such as acute myocarditis. The reversible nature of the AV block rendered permanent pacing unnecessary...
July 24, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30031629/three-vessel-myocardial-bridging-a-possible-cause-of-myocardial-stunning
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Ana Rita Almeida, Ana Rita Pereira, Gonçalo Morgado, Maria José Loureiro, Filipa Ferreira, Inês Cruz, Luís Rocha Lopes, Hélder Pereira
The authors report a rare clinical case of myocardial bridging of the three major coronary arteries, which manifested in an unusual way with severe biventricular dysfunction in the context of tachycardia. For the diagnosis, the authors relied on non-invasive multimodality cardiac imaging, including cardiac magnetic resonance, computed tomography angiography and myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. The implementation of targeted medical and neurohormonal therapy resulted in the recovery of ventricular function and clinical improvement...
July 18, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30001957/uhl-s-disease-a-rare-disease-with-an-uncommon-presentation
#12
Sílvia Aguiar Rosa, Ana Figueiredo Agapito, Marta António, Lídia de Sousa, José Alberto Oliveira, Sérgio Laranjo, Susana Martins, Nuno Jalles Tavares, Fátima F Pinto, Rui Cruz Ferreira
Uhl's anomaly is a rare disease secondary to the selective but uncontrolled apoptosis of right ventricular myocytes during the perinatal period, following complete cardiac development. This explains the absence of the right ventricular myocardium and the direct apposition of endocardium to epicardium without a myocardial layer in between, resulting in right ventricular failure. This paper describes a case of Uhl's disease with an uncommon presentation. A 28-year-old man was admitted with dyspnea and cyanosis...
July 9, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30001956/do-they-just-look-like-spikes-or-are-they-actual-spikes
#13
José Luís Martins, Jesus Viana, José Santos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 9, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30001955/patent-foramen-ovale-may-not-always-be-benign-in-the-elderly
#14
Ana Aires, Nuno Oliveira, Filipe Macedo, Elsa Azevedo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 9, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30057361/mitraclip-implantation-under-sedation
#15
Inês Delgado, Ana Fonte Boa, Ana Filipa Carvalho, Bruno Melica, Pedro Braga, Vasco Gama Ribeiro
The percutaneous MitraClip system is a catheter-based device designed to perform edge-to-edge mitral valve (MV) leaflet repair at the site of regurgitation. MitraClip implantation is an alternative procedure in patients at high surgical risk with symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation (MR) who are not candidates for MV repair/replacement due to their degree of comorbidity and associated high mortality risk. The procedure is guided by 3-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and fluoroscopy...
August 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30055948/knowledge-about-cardiovascular-disease-in-portugal
#16
Nelson Andrade, Elisabete Alves, Ana Rute Costa, Pedro Moura-Ferreira, Ana Azevedo, Nuno Lunet
OBJECTIVES: To characterize specific knowledge on cardiovascular disease, particularly stroke and myocardial infarction (MI), and its relationship with sociodemographic factors, health literacy and clinical history, among the Portuguese population. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study conducted in 2012, a total of 1624 Portuguese-speaking residents of mainland Portugal, aged between 16 and 79 years, were assessed through face-to-face interviews using a structured questionnaire...
August 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30055947/toward-a-better-knowledge-of-how-to-improve-patient-care-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#17
COMMENT
R Seabra Gomes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30055946/health-literacy
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COMMENT
Vítor Rodrigues
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30054120/defeat-may-not-be-the-worst-result
#19
COMMENT
Hélder Dores
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30049424/the-stent-for-life-initiative-factors-predicting-system-delay-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#20
Hélder Pereira, Fausto J Pinto, Rita Calé, Ernesto Pereira, Sofia Mello, Sílvia Vitorino, Pedro Jerónimo de Sousa, Bruno Brochado, Sílvia Monteiro, Rui Campante Teles
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: System delay (time between first medical contact and reperfusion therapy) is an indicator of quality of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. This study aimed to assess changes in system delay between 2011 and 2015, and to identify its predictors. METHODS: The study included 838 patients admitted to 18 Portuguese interventional cardiology centers suspected of having STEMI with less than 12 hours' duration who were referred for primary percutaneous coronary intervention...
August 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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