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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/27988232/for-the-improvement-of-heart-failure-treatment-in-portugal-consensus-statement
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Cândida Fonseca, Dulce Brito, Rui Cernadas, Jorge Ferreira, Fátima Franco, Teresa Rodrigues, João Morais, José Silva Cardoso
Heart failure is a syndrome with high prevalence, morbidity and mortality, but awareness of the disease is poor among the general public and policy makers. This document, which was prepared by a group of experts consisting of cardiologists, internists and general practitioners, aims to set out in detail the problem of heart failure in Portugal at several levels: burden of the disease, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring. To this aim, different aspects of the management of the various stages of the disease are identified and discussed in detail, covering both outpatients and hospitalized patients...
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988231/effects-of-percutaneous-renal-sympathetic-denervation-on-cardiac-function-and-exercise-tolerance-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
#2
Jun-Qing Gao, Yun Xie, Wei Yang, Jian-Pu Zheng, Zong-Jun Liu
INTRODUCTION: Sympathetic hyperactivity, a vital factor in the genesis and development of heart failure (HF), has been reported to be effectively reduced by percutaneous renal denervation (RDN), which may play an important role in HF treatment. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of percutaneous RDN on cardiac function in patients with chronic HF (CHF). METHODS: Fourteen patients (mean age 69.6 years; ejection fraction [EF] <45%) with CHF received bilateral RDN...
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988230/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-still-a-lot-to-learn
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David Neves, Ângela Bento, Renato Fernandes, Lino Patrício, José Aguiar
Non-atherosclerotic spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an uncommon but probably underdetected pathological substrate for acute coronary syndrome. Clinical associations have been noted, like female gender and young age, but its pathophysiology is not yet fully understood. In this report we describe the case of a 50-year-old woman, without cardiovascular risk factors presenting with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, in whom SCAD was diagnosed. Treatment was initially conservative but due to aggravation of the dissection she eventually underwent a complex percutaneous coronary intervention, requiring implantation of multiple stents, but with a good clinical outcome...
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988229/determinants-of-safety-of-early-discharge-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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LETTER
Levent Cerit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988228/right-ventricular-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-a-new-tool-for-decision-making-after-surgical-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot
#5
Fátima F Pinto
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January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986391/simultaneous-acute-closure-of-the-right-coronary-artery-and-left-anterior-descending-artery-in-a-young-male
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Ewa Szczerba, Karol Zbroński, Zenon Huczek, Robert Kowalik, Grzegorz Opolski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986390/severe-thrombocytopenia-induced-by-iodinated-contrast-after-coronary-angiography-the-use-of-gadolinium-contrast-and-intravascular-ultrasound-as-an-alternative-to-guide-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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José María Cubero-Gómez, Francisco J Guerrero Márquez, Luis Diaz-de la-Llera, Mónica Fernández-Quero, Agustín Guisado-Rasco, Manuel Villa-Gil-Ortega
Acute contrast-induced thrombocytopenia is a rare event with the use of modern low osmolarity iodinated contrast media. The pathophysiological mechanism that causes platelet counts to drop has not been identified, but an immunological mechanism is suspected due to cytotoxicity after previous exposure to contrast. We report the case of a 47-year-old male patient with acute severe thrombocytopenia due to iodinated contrast media exposure. His platelet count after the procedure with the highest amount of contrast was zero, which is the lowest reported platelet count to date...
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979323/renal-denervation-in-heart-failure-modulating-the-sympathetic-nervous-system
#8
Joana Delgado Silva
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January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979322/coronary-sinus-atrial-septal-defect-in-a-65-year-old-woman-diagnosis-by-two-and-three-dimensional-echocardiography
#9
Rafael De la Espriella-Juan, Rafael Payá-Serrano, Andrés Cubillos-Arango, Bruno Bochard-Villanueva, Sergio Sánchez-Álvarez, Salvador Morell-Cabedo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979321/analysis-of-the-cochrane-review-fibrates-for-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-stroke
#10
Gilberto Pires da Rosa, Diogo Libânio, Luís Filipe Azevedo
The influence of fibrates on cardiovascular risk has been the focus of several clinical trials. This Cochrane Collaboration Systematic Review evaluated the efficacy of fibrates for secondary prevention of cardiovascular events and stroke, analyzing 13 randomized controlled trials, in a total of 16 112 participants with a history of cardiovascular disease. Fibrates showed a protective effect for the composite outcome of non-fatal stroke, non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) and vascular death, mainly due to reduction in the risk of non-fatal or fatal MI...
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955938/global-and-regional-patterns-of-longitudinal-strain-in-screening-for-chemotherapy-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Guilherme Portugal, Luísa Moura Branco, Ana Galrinho, Miguel Mota Carmo, Ana Teresa Timóteo, Joana Feliciano, João Abreu, Sónia Duarte Oliveira, Lurdes Batarda, Rui Cruz Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Serial echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is the gold standard in screening for chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity (CIC). Measurement of myocardial deformation using speckle tracking enables more detailed assessment of myocardial contractility. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between global and regional longitudinal strain and CIC. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 158 breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy with anthracyclines with or without adjuvant trastuzumab who underwent serial monitoring by transthoracic echocardiography with assessment of myocardial deformation...
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955937/subclinical-cardiotoxicity-in-cancer-therapy-the-impact-of-early-detection
#12
Ana G Almeida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955936/do-prices-reflect-the-costs-of-cardiac-surgery-in-the-elderly
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Pedro Coelho, Vanessa Rodrigues, Luís Miranda, José Fragata, Pedro Pita Barros
INTRODUCTION: Payment for cardiac surgery in Portugal is based on a contract agreement between hospitals and the health ministry. Our aim was to compare the prices paid according to this contract agreement with calculated costs in a population of patients aged ≥65 years undergoing cardiac surgery in one hospital department. METHODS: Data on 250 patients operated between September 2011 and September 2012 were prospectively collected. The procedures studied were coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) (n=67), valve surgery (n=156) and combined CABG and valve surgery (n=27)...
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955935/acute-myocardial-infarction-caused-by-left-atrial-myxoma-role-of-intracoronary-catheter-aspiration
#14
Ahmad Al-Fakhouri, Muhammad Janjua, Michele DeGregori
Acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) caused by left atrial myxoma is very rare. Catheter-based approaches or thrombolytic therapy are mostly the first step in the management of STEMI with less time delay. We report a case of acute anterior/lateral STEMI caused by a left atrial myxoma. The patient was successfully treated by intracoronary aspiration with an Export aspiration catheter, with excellent distal coronary flow. Intracoronary catheter aspiration in acute myocardial infarction caused by a left atrial myxoma may help to salvage the infarcting myocardium with less time delay...
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939772/price-and-cost-an-unfriendly-relationship-in-the-institutions-of-the-national-health-service
#15
Manuel de Jesus Antunes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939278/usefulness-of-right-ventricular-and-right-atrial-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-strain-to-predict-late-arrhythmic-events-in-adult-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Ana T Timóteo, Luísa M Branco, Sílvia A Rosa, Ruben Ramos, Ana F Agapito, Lídia Sousa, Ana Galrinho, José A Oliveira, Mário M Oliveira, Rui C Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether right ventricular and/or atrial speckle tracking strain is associated with previous arrhythmic events in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied right ventricular and atrial strain in 100 consecutive patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot referred for routine echocardiographic evaluation. Patients were divided into two groups, one with previous documentation of arrhythmias (n=26) and one without arrhythmias, in a median follow-up of 22 years...
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931770/fractional-flow-reserve-assessment-with-adenosine-be-aware-of-the-qt-interval
#17
David Martí, María José Morales, Salvador Álvarez, Jorge Palazuelos, Ignacio Rada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876262/new-refined-criteria-for-the-electrocardiographic-assessment-of-athletes
#18
LETTER
Ricardo C Rodrigues, Gomes Serrão, Susana Gomes, Décio Pereira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865682/cardiac-rehabilitation-in-portugal-results-from-the-2013-14-national-survey
#19
Conceição Silveira, Ana Abreu
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs have evolved from being limited to exercise training to comprehensive secondary prevention programs. Given the solid scientific evidence supporting them, they are given a class I recommendation in the American and European guidelines for various cardiovascular diseases, but they continue to be underused in Portugal. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the situation of CR programs in Portugal in 2013-14 and to assess developments in recent years...
December 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865681/cardiac-rehabilitation-in-portugal-the-situation-in-2013-2014
#20
Miguel Mendes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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