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#21
Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, Glaucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira, Lino Gonçalves, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30797606/premature-ventricular-contractions-of-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-upward-displacement-of-the-ecg-unmasks-st-elevation-in-v1-associated-with-the-presence-of-low-voltage-areas
#22
Leonor Parreira, Rita Marinheiro, Pedro Carmo, Pedro Amador, Tiago Teixeira, Diogo Cavaco, Francisco Costa, Katya Reis-Santos, Pedro Adragão
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) originating from the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) are usually considered a benign entity and the ECG is typically normal. The aim of this study was to assess whether upward displacement of the ECG to the second intercostal space (ICS) would reveal any abnormal pattern. METHODS: A total of 18 consecutive patients with apparently normal hearts were studied, mean age 44±16 years, 12 women, who underwent catheter ablation of the RVOT due to frequent PVCs...
February 20, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30979530/atrioventricular-node-reentrant-tachycardia-remote-magnetic-navigation-ablation-versus-manual-ablation-impact-on-operator-fluoroscopy-time
#23
Leonor Parreira, Rita Marinheiro, Pedro Carmo, Diogo Cavaco, Katya Reis-Santos, Pedro Amador, Tiago Teixeira, Ana Sofia Soares, Francisco Costa, Pedro Adragao
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Remote magnetic navigation systems have demonstrated benefits in the ablation of difficult substrates. Their role in the ablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), however, has only been studied in small patient series. The aim of this study was to compare the results of AVNRT ablation using magnetic navigation, in a center where every procedure is performed with this system, with manual ablation. METHODS: We selected 139 consecutive patients undergoing AVNRT ablation with magnetic navigation by a single operator between January 2009 and June 2016 and compared them to a group of 101 consecutive patients undergoing manual ablation in the same period by the same operator in another hospital...
March 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30879900/permanent-cardiac-pacing-for-patients-with-iatrogenic-or-potentially-reversible-bradyarrhythmia
#24
Tatiana Duarte, Sara Gonçalves, Catarina Sá, Rita Marinheiro, Marta Fonseca, José Farinha, Rita Rodrigues, Filipe Seixo, Leonor Parreira, Rui Caria
INTRODUCTION: In iatrogenic or potentially reversible bradyarrhythmia, drug discontinuation or metabolic correction is recommended before permanent cardiac pacemaker (PM) implantation. These patients often have conduction system disease and there are few data on recurrence or the need for a permanent PM. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the need for PM implantation in patients with iatrogenic bradyarrhythmia or bradyarrhythmia associated with other potentially reversible causes...
February 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30879899/frailty-in-cardiovascular-disease-screening-tools
#25
REVIEW
Ana Zão, Sandra Magalhães, Mário Santos
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in developed countries and disproportionately affects older adults. Frailty is a complex clinical syndrome with multiple causes and contributing factors in which there is increased vulnerability when exposed to a minor stressor and increased risk for adverse outcomes, such as disability, hospitalization and mortality. Frailty is an important prognostic factor in patients with CVD, and so identifying this feature when assessing these patients may help to individually tailor cardiovascular treatment...
February 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30686652/importance-of-monitoring-zones-in-the-detection-of-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-under-remote-monitoring
#26
Sílvia Aguiar Rosa, Pedro Silva Cunha, Ana Lousinha, Bruno Valente, Ana Sofia Delgado, Ricardo Pimenta, Manuel Brás, Madalena Coutinho Cruz, Guilherme Portugal, André Viveiros Monteiro, Mário Oliveira, Rui Cruz Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) monitoring zones (MZ) provide passive features that do not interfere with the functioning of active treatment zones. However, it is not known for certain whether programming an MZ affects arrhythmia detection by the ICD. The aim of the present study is to assess the clinical relevance of MZ in a population of patients with ICDs. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis of patients with ICDs, with or without cardiac resynchronization therapy, for primary prevention under remote monitoring, the MZ was analyzed and recorded arrhythmias were assessed in detail...
January 24, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30686651/new-prospects-for-the-management-of-cardiovascular-effects-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Ana G Almeida, António Almeida, Teresa Melo, Lurdes Guerra, Luís Lopes, Patrícia Ribeiro, Marta Duarte, Alexandra Mota, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho
The use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia has significantly altered the prognosis of this disease, enabling close to normal life expectancy. Despite their undeniable benefits, the use of TKIs is associated with an increased risk of side effects on the cardiovascular system, particularly of atherothrombotic events. It is therefore necessary to understand and prevent the adverse effects of these drugs, in order to enable antileukemic therapy to continue and to minimize patients' toxic exposure...
January 24, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30685296/risk-scores-in-heart-valve-surgery
#28
LETTER
Filipa Waihrich de Oliveira, Adriane Marines Dos Santos, Ana Cláudia Moraes Mena Barreto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30685295/real-life-data-on-heart-failure-before-and-after-implantation-of-resynchronization-and-or-defibrillation-devices-the-s%C3%A3-ncrone-study
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Daniel Bonhorst, Sara Guerreiro, Cândida Fonseca, Nuno Cardim, Filipe Macedo, Pedro Adragão
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to document clinical practice in Portugal regarding the use of electronic cardiac devices in patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). METHODS: The Síncrone study was an observational prospective multicenter registry conducted in 16 centers in Portugal between 2006 and 2014. It included adult patients with a diagnosis of HF, LVEF <35% and indication for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and/or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, according to the recommendations of the European Society of Cardiology at the beginning of the study...
January 23, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30685294/superior-vena-cava-syndrome-early-after-pacemaker-implantation-in-a-patient-with-lung-carcinoma-a-case-report
#30
Liting Pan, Pengyong Yan, Daying Wang, Zongjun Liu
Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is typically dramatic. Although the diagnosis is usually easy, elucidation of the etiology is difficult. We present a patient who developed SVC syndrome early after transvenous pacemaker implantation and who was subsequently diagnosed with lung carcinoma. The pathogenesis seems to be explained by a combination of two etiologies: lung carcinoma plus transvenous pacemaker implantation. We emphasize that common etiologies such as malignancy should be considered first when faced with SVC syndrome...
January 23, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30685293/management-of-patients-after-computed-tomography-coronary-angiography-evidence-and-room-for-improvement
#31
Nuno Bettencourt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30685292/epidemiology-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-galicia-insights-from-big-data
#32
Diogo Magalhães Cavaco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30685291/new-approach-to-diabetes-care-from-blood-glucose-to-cardiovascular-disease
#33
REVIEW
Carlos Aguiar, Rui Duarte, Davide Carvalho
Diabetes, a metabolic disease with vascular consequences due to accelerated atherosclerosis, is one of the 21st century's most prevalent chronic diseases. Characterized by inability to produce or use insulin, leading to hyperglycemia and insulin deficiency, diabetes causes a variety of microvascular (such as retinopathy and kidney disease) and macrovascular complications (including myocardial infarction and stroke) which reduce the quality of life and life expectancy of individuals with diabetes. We describe the close relationship between diabetes, cardiovascular risk factors, and cardiovascular disease, and examine multifactorial approaches to diabetes treatment, including reducing cardiovascular risk in individuals with type 2 diabetes...
January 23, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30683544/implantation-of-resynchronization-and-or-defibrillation-devices-in-patients-with-heart-failure-real-life-data-from-the-s%C3%A3-ncrone-study
#34
Victor Sanfins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 22, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30679005/sacubitril-valsartan-a-practical-guide
#35
Cândida Fonseca, Dulce Brito, Jorge Ferreira, Fátima Franco, João Morais, José Silva Cardoso
Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors are a cornerstone in the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Sacubitril/valsartan modulates the neurohormonal axis by inhibiting both angiotensin receptors and neprilysin, and improves neurohormonal balance more than blocking the RAAS alone. The PARADIGM-HF trial validated this new treatment option for patients with HFrEF. Sacubitril/valsartan was also more effective than enalapril in slowing disease progression by decreasing the risk of worsening heart failure requiring hospitalization or emergency admission and the need for intensified therapy, heart failure devices or cardiac transplantation...
January 21, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30661933/additional-cardiac-investigation-prior-to-the-introduction-of-the-cad-rads-classification-in-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-reports
#36
Sara Guerreiro, António Miguel Ferreira, João Abecasis, Carla Saraiva, Hélder Dores, Gonçalo Cardoso, Ana Coutinho Santos, Mariana Castro, Miguel Mendes
INTRODUCTION: The CAD-RADSTM classification was recently introduced in an attempt to standardize coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) reports and to provide recommendations for further management. The aim of this study was to assess how additional cardiac investigations were being ordered before the introduction of the CAD-RADS classification in a tertiary hospital's CCTA reports. METHODS: We conducted a single-center retrospective analysis of 200 patients (103 women, mean age 59±13 years) who underwent CCTA for suspected or known coronary artery disease prior to the systematic introduction of the CAD-RADS classification in the reports...
January 17, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30658865/prevalence-and-outcomes-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-european-healthcare-area-gained-through-the-processing-of-a-health-information-technology-system
#37
Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero, Estrella López-Pardo, Alberto Cordero-Fort, Jose Luis Martínez-Sande, Carlos Peña-Gil, José Novo Platas, Javier García-Seara, Pilar Mazón, Alfonso Varela-Román, Jose María García-Acuña, José Ramón González-Juanatey
INTRODUCTION: Today's healthcare policies rely heavily on data that has been gathered from multiple small studies in intrinsically varied populations. We sought to describe the prevalence, comorbidities and outcomes of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the population of a specific region where all healthcare centers have implemented a common information technology (IT) structure. METHODS: The total number of inhabitants was obtained from the healthcare area's IT system...
January 15, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30642683/-mz-was-here-the-importance-of-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-monitoring-zone-in-the-primary-prevention-of-sudden-death
#38
João Primo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30744822/cardiogenic-shock-due-to-sexually-transmitted-disease-a-rare-cause-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
#39
Marisa Passos Silva, Marta Ponte, Eulália Pereira, Daniel Caeiro, Lino Santos, Vasco Ribeiro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2019: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30559035/epidemiology-of-valvular-heart-disease-in-portugal-the-time-has-come-for-the-heart-valve-unit
#40
Cristina Gavina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 14, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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