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Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology

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https://read.qxmd.com/read/31324408/metformin-monotherapy-significantly-decreases-epicardial-adipose-tissue-thickness-in-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-patients
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Murat Ziyrek, Serkan Kahraman, Emrah Ozdemir, Ali Dogan
INTRODUCTION: Imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines secreted from visceral adipose tissue (VAT) contributes to the pathogenesis of certain cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, including insulin resistance. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a form of VAT mainly concentrated along the coronary arteries. It has been shown in various studies that EAT thickness is positively correlated with cardiovascular disease. Due to its high worldwide prevalence, prevention and management of type 2 diabetes (T2D) has become a major public health challenge...
July 16, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31324407/practical-guide-for-the-use-of-pcsk9-inhibitors-in-portugal
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Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, Pedro Marques Silva, Elisabete Rodrigues, Francisco Araújo, Cristina Gavina, Jorge Ferreira, João Morais
Reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels is one of the most important strategies for reducing the risk of cardiovascular events. However, in clinical practice, a high proportion of patients do not achieve recommended LDL-C levels through lifestyle and lipid-lowering therapy with statins and ezetimibe. PCSK9 inhibitors (PCSK9i) are a new therapeutic option that significantly (50-60%) reduces LDL-C levels, which in clinical trials translates into an additional reduction in risk for cardiovascular events, and has a good safety profile...
July 16, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31320222/epicardial-adipose-tissue-an-important-therapeutic-target
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Cristina M Sena
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 15, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31320221/importance-of-cardiac-implantable-eletronic-devices-in-the-diagnosis-of-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Sílvia Ribeiro, Laura Bonito, Maria José Guimarães, João Português, Bernardete Rodrigues, Assunção Alves, Célia Durães, Daniela Ferreira, Victor Sanfins, António Lourenço
INTRODUCTION: Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS) is a prevalent respiratory disease with marked expression in the population with cardiovascular disease. The diagnosis is based on polysomnography. In patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED), the prevalence of SAS may reach 60%. The objective of this study was to evaluate the value of DEC in the SAS screening. METHODS: Prospective study that included patients with CIED with sleep apnea algorithm. The frequency response function was activated and simplified polygraphy was performed...
July 15, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31307728/keeping-prognostic-assessment-simple-the-value-of-clinical-features-in-normotensive-cancer-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism
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Joana Moura Ferreira, Sara Moura-Ferreira, Rui Baptista, Rita Ferreira, João Madaleno, Nuno Silva, Maria João Ferreira, Mariano Pego
INTRODUCTION: Although normotensive cancer patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) are a heterogeneous population, most validated clinical prognostic scores classify these patients as high-risk individuals, which limits their usefulness in this setting. In this study, we aimed to identify readily available clinical predictors of overall 30-day and one-year mortality in normotensive cancer patients with PE. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a retrospective single-center study that included all normotensive cancer patients with PE diagnosed by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) during emergency department stay between January 2010 and December 2011...
July 12, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31307727/prevalence-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-other-comorbidities-in-patients-with-hypertension-in-portuguese-primary-health-care-populations-the-precise-study
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Pedro Marques da Silva, Maria João Lima, Pedro Macedo Neves, Mário Espiga de Macedo
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular (CV) disease is the leading cause of death in Portugal. The prevalence of hypertension, the second most important risk factor accounting for overall disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), is significant. Hypertension rarely occurs in isolation, but is usually associated with other determining risk factors that contribute to greater overall CV risk. The main objective of the PRECISE study, a cross-sectional epidemiological study, was to determine the prevalence of other concomitant modulating CV risk factors in hypertensive patients...
July 12, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31303469/control-of-risk-factors-in-hypertensive-patients-a-task-to-fulfill
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Manuela Fiuza
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July 11, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31303468/the-heart-in-an-air-bubble
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Sara Moura-Ferreira, Anabela Tavares, Dinis Martins
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July 11, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31303467/genetic-variants-identified-by-target-next-generation-sequencing-in-heart-transplant-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Elisabete Martins, Alexandra Sousa, Paulo Canedo, Sérgio Leite, Roberto Pinto, Manuel Campelo, Sandra Amorim, Brenda Moura, José Manuel Lopes, José Carlos Machado, José Silva Cardoso
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a myocardial disease that can progress to a terminal stage, requiring heart transplantation. In this work we aim to contribute to knowledge of genetic variants in adult patients undergoing heart transplantation due to end-stage DCM, reporting the results obtained in our single-center tertiary hospital series using target next-generation sequencing (NGS). METHODS AND RESULTS: Genetic variants were screened in 15 genes, preselected based on variants previously identified in DCM patients...
July 11, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31303466/a-pregnant-woman-with-a-prosthetic-mechanical-valve
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Gonçalo J Morgado, Inês R Cruz, Ana Catarina Gomes, Ana Rita Almeida, Maria José Loureiro, Carlos Cotrim, Hélder Pereira
A 24-year-old woman who was 11 weeks pregnant and had a mechanical mitral valve presented at the emergency department with ischemic stroke. Although treatment with aspirin and unfractionated heparin was initially successful, subsequent management was almost impossible, as she eventually suffered a right hemispheric stroke, requiring percutaneous intervention and an emergency cesarian; prosthetic valve thrombosis with hemodynamic instability; and multiple bleeding complications. This case demonstrates how difficult it can be to select the appropriate treatment strategy for prosthetic valve thrombosis...
July 11, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31303465/genomic-characterization-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#11
Marina C Costa
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July 11, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31239085/clinical-findings-remain-paramount
#12
Gláucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 22, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31227295/metabolic-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-risk
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Evangelista Rocha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 18, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31227294/heartfelt-exercise-physical-exercise-gets-the-cardiovascular-system-into-shape
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Frederico C Pereira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 18, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31227293/prognosis-of-takotsubo-syndrome-in-portugal
#15
Jorge Mimoso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 18, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31227292/heart-disease-and-pregnancy-state-of-the-art
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Tatiana Guimarães, Andreia Magalhães, Arminda Veiga, Manuela Fiuza, Walkíria Ávila, Fausto J Pinto
The association between heart disease and pregnancy is increasingly prevalent. Although most women with heart disease tolerate the physiological changes of pregnancy, there are heart conditions that manifest for the first time during pregnancy and others that totally contraindicate a pregnancy. It is therefore important to establish multidisciplinary teams dedicated to the management of women with heart disease who intend to become, or who already are, pregnant. The aim of this article is to systematically review current knowledge on the approach to women with high-risk cardiovascular disease during pregnancy...
June 18, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31227291/resistance-training-improves-cardiovascular-autonomic-control-and-biochemical-profile-of-rats-exposed-to-western-diet-in-the-perinatal-period
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Michael Nadson Santos Santana, Vitor Ulisses De Melo, Fabricio Nunes Macedo, André Sales Barreto, Robervan Vidal-Santos, Mario Matiotti Neto, Marcio Roberto Viana Dos Santos, Valter Joviniano Santana-Filho
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Consumption of a Western diet consumption during the perinatal period is associated with development of cardiovascular disease. Resistance training (RT) has been used to treat cardiovascular disorders. The aim of this work was to assess the effect of RT on cardiometabolic disorders in rats exposed to a Western diet in the perinatal period. METHODS: Female Wistar rats were fed with control or Western diet during pregnancy and lactation...
June 18, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31221490/in-hospital-psychological-intervention-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-following-acute-coronary-syndrome-brief-is-better-than-nothing
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Ana Abreu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 17, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31221489/impact-of-a-brief-psychological-intervention-on-lifestyle-risk-factors-and-disease-knowledge-during-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: This study examined the efficacy of a brief inpatient psychoeducational intervention on knowledge about acute coronary syndromes (ACS), control of risk factors, and adaptive health habits and lifestyle. The intervention was intended to facilitate rehabilitation after ACS and its short- and medium-term impact was assessed. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-one patients with ACS, admitted to a central cardiology unit in Portugal, were randomized to an experimental group (EG, n=65) or a control group (CG, n=56)...
June 17, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31221488/long-term-assessment-of-the-ross-procedure-in-adults-clinical-and-echocardiographic-follow-up-at-20-years
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Sara Guerreiro, Márcio Madeira, Regina Ribeiras, João Queiroz E Melo, Manuel Canada, Eduarda Horta, Carla Reis, José Pedro Neves, Miguel Mendes
INTRODUCTION: The Ross procedure is an alternative to standard aortic valve (AV) replacement in young and middle-aged patients. However, durability and incidence of reoperation remain a concern for most cardiac surgeons. Our aim was to assess very long-term clinical and echocardiographic outcomes of the Ross procedure. METHODS: We conducted a single-center retrospective analysis of 56 consecutive adult patients who underwent the Ross procedure. Mean age at surgery was 44±12 years (range, 16-65 years) and 55% were male...
June 17, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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