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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/28886892/the-atlantic-divide-in-coronary-heart-disease-epidemiology-and-patient-care-in-the-us-and-portugal
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Mariana F Lobo, Vanessa Azzone, Frederic S Resnic, Bruno Melica, Armando Teixeira-Pinto, Luís Filipe Azevedo, Alberto Freitas, Cláudia Nisa, Leonor Bacelar-Nicolau, Francisco Nuno Rocha-Gonçalves, José Pereira-Miguel, Altamiro Costa-Pereira, Sharon-Lise Normand
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare access to new health technologies to treat coronary heart disease (CHD) in the health systems of Portugal and the US, characterizing the needs of the populations and the resources available. METHODS: We reviewed data for 2000 and 2010 on epidemiologic profiles of CHD and on health care available to patients. Thirty health technologies (16 medical devices and 14 drugs) introduced during the period 1980-2015 were identified by interventional cardiologists...
September 5, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882656/fetal-giant-cardiac-tumor
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Inês C Mendes, Ana Rita Araújo, Rui Anjos, Ana Teixeira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 4, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882655/brief-psychological-intervention-in-phase-i-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-after-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ana Cláudia Fernandes, Teresa McIntyre, Rui Coelho, Joana Prata, Maria Júlia Maciel
INTRODUCTION: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is an important cause of mortality and significant personal and financial costs. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs have shown positive effects in reducing cardiovascular mortality and improving functional capacity. However, adherence is low and appears to be influenced by psychosocial factors, such as patients' cognitions and emotional state. The objective was to evaluate the efficacy of a brief in-hospital psychological intervention to promote cognitive and emotional adaptation after ACS...
September 4, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874324/complex-phenotype-linked-to-a-mutation-in-exon-11-of-the-lamin-a-c-gene-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-atrioventricular-block-severe-dyslipidemia-and-diabetes
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Ana Rita G Francisco, Inês Santos Gonçalves, Fátima Veiga, Mónica Mendes Pedro, Fausto J Pinto, Dulce Brito
The lamin A/C (LMNA) gene encodes lamins A and C, which have an important role in nuclear cohesion and chromatin organization. Mutations in this gene usually lead to the so-called laminopathies, the primary cardiac manifestations of which are dilated cardiomyopathy and intracardiac conduction defects. Some mutations, associated with lipodystrophy but not cardiomyopathy, have been linked to metabolic abnormalities such as diabetes and severe dyslipidemia. Herein we describe a new phenotype associated with a mutation in exon 11 of the LMNA gene: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, atrioventricular block, severe dyslipidemia and diabetes...
September 2, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867600/mission-almost-impossible
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Ricardo Seabra Gomes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 31, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867599/the-postoperative-venous-thromboembolism-trevo-study-risk-and-case-mortality-by-surgical-specialty
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Cristina Amaral, Luís Guimarães Pereira, Ana Moreto, Ana Carolina Sá, Ana Azevedo
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Venous thromboembolism, risk of which is increased in surgical patients, is a preventable cause of morbidity and death. The primary objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of symptomatic postoperative venous thromboembolism in adults at a tertiary university hospital, overall and by surgical specialty. The secondary objective was to analyze severity of and mortality from thromboembolic events. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to identify cases of in-hospital postoperative venous thromboembolism, encoded by the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, according to the Joint Commission International criteria...
August 31, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863967/prophylaxis-of-venous-thromboembolism-the-guidelines-are-there
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Paulo Pinho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851494/vena-cava-filter-migration-after-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Fernando Pivatto Júnior, Diogo Silva Piardi, Ângela Barreto Santiago Santos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 26, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844335/sacubitril-valsartan-an-important-piece-in-the-therapeutic-puzzle-of-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Pedro Marques da Silva, Carlos Aguiar
Sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696), a supramolecular sodium salt complex of the neprilysin inhibitor prodrug sacubitril and the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) valsartan, was recently approved in the EU and the USA for the treatment of chronic heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) (NYHA class II-IV). Inhibition of chronically activated neurohormonal pathways (the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system [RAAS] and sympathetic nervous system [SNS]) is central to the treatment of chronic HFrEF. Furthermore, enhancement of the natriuretic peptide (NP) system, with favorable cardiovascular (CV) and renal effects in HF, is a desirable therapeutic goal to complement RAAS and SNS blockade...
August 23, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843932/hypervolemia-hypoalbuminemia-and-mitral-calcification-as-markers-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Sara Querido, Patrícia Quadros Branco, Henrique Silva Sousa, Teresa Adragão, Pedro Araújo Gonçalves, Maria Augusta Gaspar, José Diogo Barata
INTRODUCTION: Mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease is higher than in the general population. This is linked to traditional and non-traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, as well as with risk factors associated with end-stage renal disease itself. The aim of this study is to identify CV risk markers in patients beginning peritoneal dialysis (PD) and their association with CV events and CV mortality. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 112 incident PD patients, in which demographic, clinical and laboratory parameters, valvular calcifications, types of PD solutions, hospitalizations, CV events and death were analyzed...
August 23, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844334/response-to-letter-to-the-editor-risk-stratification-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-graced-by-a-new-score
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LETTER
Ana Timóteo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838568/risk-stratification-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-graced-by-a-new-score
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LETTER
Luís Paiva, Sérgio Barra, Lino Goncalves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 21, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838567/brief-psychological-intervention-in-patients-admitted-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-essential-or-secondary
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Ana Abreu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 21, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838566/missing-grafts-and-the-potential-for-inappropriate-revascularization
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Oluwaseyi Bolorunduro, Mohamed Morsy, Yaser Cheema, Rami N Khouzam
The best outcome for coronary intervention in coronary artery bypass graft patients requires knowledge of prior coronary anatomy. This information is not always available as many cases present acutely, especially in ST-elevation myocardial infarction. We present three cases in which bypass grafts were documented as occluded but follow-up angiograms for other reasons revealed that the grafts were still patent. This presents the potential for inappropriate revascularizations.
August 21, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830658/inotropes-for-the-management-of-acute-heart-failure-and-their-renal-repercussions-are-they-all-the-same
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Inês Rangel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 19, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826937/tempol-improves-lipid-profile-and-prevents-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-ldl-receptor-gene-knockout-ldlr-mice-on-a-high-fat-diet
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Igor Cândido Viana Gonçalves, Cláudio Daniel Cerdeira, Eduardo Poletti Camara, José Antônio Dias Garcia, Maísa Ribeiro Pereira Lima Brigagão, Roberta Bessa Veloso Silva, Gérsika Bitencourt Dos Santos
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Dyslipidemia is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis, and hence with high morbidity and mortality. This study investigated the effects of the nitroxide 4-hydroxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine 1-oxyl (Tempol) on lipid profile and cardiac morphology in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene knockout (LDLr-/-) mice. METHODS: Male LDLr-/- mice (three months old, approximately 22 g weight) were divided into the following groups: controls, including (1) standard chow (SC, n=8) and (2) high-fat diet (HFD, n=8); and treatment, including (3) standard chow + Tempol (SC+T, n=8) (30 mg/kg administered by gavage, once daily) and (4) high-fat diet + Tempol (HFD+T, n=8) (30 mg/kg)...
August 18, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826936/therapeutic-strategies-targeting-oxidative-stress-to-improve-dyslipidemia-and-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Flávio Reis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 18, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826935/what-is-the-meaning-and-importance-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-peritoneal-dialysis-many-issues-remain-to-be-clarified
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Rui Alves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 18, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826934/inotropes-and-cardiorenal-syndrome-in-acute-heart-failure-a-retrospective-comparative-analysis
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Marta Madeira, Francisca Caetano, Inês Almeida, Andreia Fernandes, Liliana Reis, Marco Costa, Lino Gonçalves
INTRODUCTION: Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is common in acute heart failure (AHF), and is associated with dire prognosis. Levosimendan, a positive inotrope that also has diuretic effects, may improve patients' renal profile. Published results are conflicting. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the incidence of CRS in AHF patients according to the inotrope used and to determine its predictors in order to identify patients who could benefit from the most renoprotective inotrope...
August 18, 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
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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
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