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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/31113695/surgery-for-symptomatic-aortic-stenosis-in-the-elderly-still-an-excellent-option
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Manuel J Antunes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31113694/papillary-muscle-rupture-correlation-between-echocardiography-and-surgical-pathology
#2
Mariana Castro, João Abecasis, Rosa Gouveia, Regina Ribeiras, Miguel Abecasis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31109760/progression-of-aerobic-exercise-intensity-in-a-cardiac-rehabilitation-program
#3
Hugo Amorim, Rui Cadilha, Fernando Parada, Afonso Rocha
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: To describe the progression of aerobic exercise intensity in patients on a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of a random sample of patients referred for CR after acute coronary syndrome between 2008 and 2016. The weekly peak exercise intensity achieved during aerobic exercise was estimated by treadmill speed and grade at peak effort and the corresponding perception of effort was assessed using the Borg scale...
May 17, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31109759/c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-in-the-assessment-of-risk-for-in-stent-restenosis-another-small-piece-in-the-puzzle-of-vascular-inflammation
#4
Luís Bronze
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31104927/assessment-of-the-relationship-between-preprocedural-c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-and-stent-restenosis-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#5
Ibrahim Rencuzogullari, Yavuz Karabağ, Metin Çağdaş, Süleyman Karakoyun, Sabri Seyis, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Mahmut Yesin, İnanç Artaç, Doğan İliş, İbrahim Halil Tanboğa
INTRODUCTION: Stent restenosis remains a clinical challenge for patients with ischemic heart disease, since it is associated with repeated coronary interventions as well as higher hospitalization rates and medical costs. Inflammation plays a significant role. Although an association between stent restenosis, increased C-reactive protein (CRP) and decreased albumin levels has been previously reported, no studies have investigated the ability of the CRP/albumin ratio to predict stent restenosis...
May 16, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31104926/longitudinal-strain-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-is-it-useful-in-clinical-practice-for-differentiating-takotsubo-syndrome-from-anterior-myocardial-infarction
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Nuno Marques
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31104925/are-we-doing-our-best-for-our-cardiac-rehabilitation-patients-could-we-go-further
#7
Luís Martins Brízida
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May 16, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31104924/myocardial-dysfunction-in-takotsubo-syndrome-more-than-meets-the-eye
#8
Gonçalo Pestana, Marta Tavares-Silva, Carla Sousa, Roberto Pinto, Vânia Ribeiro, Mariana Vasconcelos, Pedro Bernardo Almeida, M Júlia Maciel, Filipe Macedo
INTRODUCTION: Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is characterized by transient left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, typically mimicking an anterior wall myocardial infarction (MI), without obstructive coronary artery disease. In the few published reports assessing myocardial deformation in TTS and MI, no consistent differences have been described between the two entities. We sought to characterize global and regional function in TTS and to compare it with a population with MI. METHODS: Clinical data, including echocardiography, were gathered from 17 TTS patients and 20 anterior wall ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) controls...
May 16, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31029493/neurohormonal-modulation-the-new-paradigm-of-pharmacological-treatment-of-heart-failure
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J Silva-Cardoso, D Brás, F Canário-Almeida, A Andrade, L Oliveira, F Pádua, C Fonseca, N Bragança, S Carvalho, R Soares, J Ferreira Santos
The current paradigm of medical therapy for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is triple neurohormonal blockade with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI), a beta-blocker (BB) and a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA). However, three-year mortality remains over 30%. Stimulation of counter-regulatory systems in addition to neurohormonal blockade constitutes a new paradigm, termed neurohormonal modulation. Sacubitril/valsartan is the first element of this new strategy. PARADIGM-HF was the largest randomized clinical trial conducted in HFrEF...
April 24, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31029492/pediatric-hypertension-cardiovascular-prevention-must-begin-early-in-life
#10
Roberto Palma Reis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31028004/socioeconomic-factors-and-mortality-due-to-cerebrovascular-and-hypertensive-disease-in-brazil
#11
Paolo Blanco Villela, Carlos Henrique Klein, Gláucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Socioeconomic factors may affect mortality due to cerebrovascular diseases (CBVDs), hypertensive diseases (HYPDs), and circulatory system diseases (CSDs). This study aimed to assess the association between the Human Development Index (HDI) and the extent of supplementary health coverage and mortality due to these diseases in the Brazilian Federative Units (FUs) between 2004 and 2013. METHODS: The Municipal HDI (MHDI) scores of each FU for 2000 and 2010 were retrieved from the Atlas Brasil website, and supplementary health coverage data for the period 2004-2013 were obtained from the national regulatory agency for private health insurance...
April 23, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31014998/right-single-coronary-artery-as-an-incidental-finding-in-takotsubo-syndrome-and-acute-heart-failure-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Joana Neiva, Marisa Passos Silva, Gustavo Pires-Morais, Adelaide Dias, Marta Ponte, Daniel Caeiro, José Pedro Braga, Nuno Ferreira, Vasco Ribeiro
INTRODUCTION: Single coronary artery (SCA) with no associated congenital heart disease is a rare congenital anomaly. Most cases are asymptomatic and incidental findings, but SCA can cause ischemia, congestive heart failure, and sudden cardiac death (SCD). CASE REPORT: A 44-year-old woman presented with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and cardiogenic shock. Selective cannulation of the left coronary artery (LCA) was not possible on coronary angiography (CA); an SCA was revealed arising from the right sinus, continuing distally as the circumflex artery and thereafter as the left anterior descending artery...
April 20, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31014997/optical-coherence-tomography-guided-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-of-a-web-lesion
#13
Sofia Alegria, Rita Calé, Filipa Ferreira, Sílvia Vitorino, Maria José Loureiro, Hélder Pereira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31005363/high-blood-pressure-in-schoolchildren-associated-sociodemographic-and-biochemical-factors
#14
Cézane Priscila Reuter, Suellen Teresinha Rodrigues, Cláudia Daniela Barbian, João Francisco de Castro Silveira, Letícia de Borba Schneiders, Silvana Silveira Soares, Leandro Tibiriçá Burgos, Miria Suzana Burgos
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Pediatric hypertension has increased in the last decade, and it is thus crucial to identify the factors associated with the development of high blood pressure (BP) and other cardiovascular disorders. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is an association between high BP and sociodemographic and biochemical factors in schoolchildren. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 1201 children and adolescents, between seven and 17 years old, of both sexes...
April 17, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30992176/strategies-for-reducing-cardiovascular-mortality-should-go-beyond-control-of-classic-risk-factors
#15
Marcus Vinícius Bolívar Malachias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30992175/catheter-ablation-of-atrioventricular-nodal-re-entrant-tachycardia-humans-versus-machines
#16
António Creta, Rui Providência
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30879898/molecular-characterization-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#17
Isabel Marques Carreira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30879897/response-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-the-paradigm-hf-population-may-be-very-different-from-real-world-heart-failure-patients
#18
LETTER
Gustavo Rodrigues, António Tralhão, Carlos Aguiar, Pedro Freitas, António Ventosa, Miguel Mendes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30879896/the-electrocardiogram-in-the-age-of-three-dimensional-mapping-what-is-the-secret-of-its-youth
#19
Pedro Silva Cunha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30879895/ischemic-stroke-in-patients-previously-anticoagulated-for-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-why-does-it-happen
#20
Luís Fernandes, João Sargento-Freitas, James Milner, Alexandra Silva, Ana Novo, Tatiana Gonçalves, Ana Vera Marinho, Guilherme Mariano Pego, Luís Cunha, Natália António
INTRODUCTION: Oral anticoagulants have proved to be highly effective in preventing atrial fibrillation (AF)-related strokes. The occurrence of stroke despite oral anticoagulation is unexpected and little is known about the mechanisms responsible. The aim of this study was to assess possible mechanisms for stroke occurrence, such as poor treatment adherence and inappropriate dosage, in patients chronically anticoagulated for AF. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational study of 60 consecutive patients with non-valvular AF, chronically medicated with an oral anticoagulant and admitted due to ischemic stroke...
March 14, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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