Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and other comorbidities in patients with hypertension in Portuguese primary health care populations: The PRECISE study
ConclusionsThe study showed that, in Portugal, hypertensive patients have a high prevalence of other CV risk factors, confirming the need to identify these factors, calculate overall CV risk and continuously monitor the care provided and the results obtained.ResumoIntroduçãoA doença cardiovascular (CV) continua a ser a primeira causa de morte em Portugal. Com uma prevalência significativa, a hipertensão arterial (HTA) é o segundo fator de risco a concorrer para o total de anos de vida saudável perdidos (DALY). Raramente isolada, está, habitualmente, associada a outros ...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - August 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Importance of cardiac implantable electronic devices in the diagnosis of sleep apnea syndrome
Publication date: Available online 7 August 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Sílvia Ribeiro, Laura Bonito, Maria José Guimarães, João Português, Bernardete Rodrigues, Assunção Alves, Célia Durães, Daniela Ferreira, Victor Sanfins, António LourençoAbstractIntroductionSleep apnea syndrome (SAS) is a common respiratory disorder that is particularly prevalent in patients with cardiovascular disease. Diagnosis is based on polysomnography. In patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), the preval...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - August 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Sacubitril/valsartan: A practical guide
Publication date: May 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 5Author(s): Cândida Fonseca, Dulce Brito, Jorge Ferreira, Fátima Franco, João Morais, José Silva Cardoso, Experts opinion, endorsed by the Working Group on Heart Failure of the Portuguese Society of cardiologyAbstractRenin-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 neurohormon...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Long-term assessment of the Ross procedure in adults: Clinical and echocardiographic follow-up at 20 years
ConclusionThe Ross procedure, mostly using a subcoronary approach, proved to have good clinical and hemodynamic results, with low reoperation rates in long-term follow-up. Moderate autograft regurgitation was a frequent finding but had no significant clinical impact.ResumoIntroduçãoA cirurgia de Ross é uma alternativa à utilizada na substituição da válvula aórtica em indivíduos jovens e de meia-idade. Contudo, a durabilidade e a incidência da reoperação permanecem uma preocupação para os cirurgiões cardíacos. O ob...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Long-term results of the Ross procedure in adults
Publication date: May 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 5Author(s): José Carlos Areias (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk
Publication date: May 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 5Author(s): Evangelista Rocha (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Heartfelt exercise: Physical exercise gets the cardiovascular system into shape
Publication date: May 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 5Author(s): Frederico C. Pereira (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Short- and medium-term prognosis of Takotsubo syndrome in a Portuguese population
ConclusionTTS has a good short- and medium-term prognosis. However, the rate of in-hospital complications is high and should not be overlooked. Dyspnea at presentation, CKD, CAD and lower LVEF on admission were independent predictors of in-hospital complications. Prolonged QTc on admission was associated with complications in follow-up.ResumoIntroduçãoA síndrome de Takotsubo (TTS) caracteriza-se por disfunção sistólica ventricular esquerda transitória.ObjetivoCaracterizar uma população portuguesa com TTS e determinar o seu prognóstico a curto e mé...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prognosis of Takotsubo syndrome in Portugal
Publication date: May 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 5Author(s): Jorge Mimoso (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Impact of a brief psychological intervention on lifestyle, risk factors and disease knowledge during phase I of cardiac rehabilitation after acute coronary syndrome
ConclusionsA brief inpatient psychoeducational intervention has a positive effect on knowledge about ACS, risk factor control and promotion of positive health habits, and is effective in improving cardiac rehabilitation.ResumoIntroduçãoEste trabalho avaliou a eficácia de um programa de intervenção psicológica breve, na fase I da reabilitação cardíaca pós-síndroma coronária aguda (SCA), nos conhecimentos da doença e tratamento, controlo de fatores de risco e hábitos de saúde e estilo de vida. A intervenção ...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

In-hospital psychological intervention in cardiac rehabilitation following acute coronary syndrome: Brief is better than nothing
Publication date: May 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 5Author(s): Ana Abreu (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Identification of a critical isthmus in complex macroreentrant atrial tachycardia using Ripple mapping in a patient with surgically repaired Ebstein's anomaly
We present the case of a 43-year-old male patient with surgically repaired Ebstein's anomaly who previously underwent two unsuccessful ablation procedures for right atrial flutter (cavotricuspid isthmus and intercaval lines). Ripple mapping was decisive, enabling the arrhythmia mechanism to be appropriately recognized, and a distinction to be made between critical areas of the circuit and delayed activated bystander regions.ResumoO mapeamento Ripple é uma nova ferramenta de mapeamento eletroanatómico tridimensional que permite visualizar cada eletrograma na sua coordenada 3D correspondente na forma de uma bar...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Patent foramen ovale may not always be benign in the elderly
Publication date: May 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 5Author(s): Ana Aires, Nuno Oliveira, Filipe Macedo, Elsa Azevedo (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Brief Comment Video to the Recommended Article of the Month
Publication date: May 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 5Author(s): (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Heart disease and pregnancy: State of the art
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Tatiana Guimarães, Andreia Magalhães, Arminda Veiga, Manuela Fiuza, Walkíria Ávila, Fausto J. PintoAbstractThe 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 ma...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Resistance training improves cardiovascular autonomic control and biochemical profile of rats exposed to a Western diet in the perinatal period
ConclusionRT led to beneficial adaptations in the cardiovascular system, mediated by changes in the mechanisms of autonomic control and biochemical profile of animals exposed to a Western diet in the perinatal period.ResumoIntrodução e objetivosO consumo da dieta ocidental está associado ao surgimento de doenças cardiovasculares. O treinamento de resistência (TR) tem sido utilizado no tratamento destas doenças. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito do TR sobre as alterações cardiometabólicas na prole de ratas expostas a dieta ocidental no período...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Is metabolic syndrome a prognostic marker in patients at high cardiovascular risk? A long-term cohort study
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Ana Teresa Timóteo, Miguel Mota Carmo, Cristina Soares, Rui Cruz FerreiraAbstractIntroductionObese patients are at higher cardiovascular risk in primary prevention. In secondary prevention, an obesity paradox has been reported. We analyzed a cohort of individuals from a previous cross-sectional study on the impact of metabolic syndrome (MS) on coronary artery disease (CAD), aiming to assess the occurrence of cardiovascular events in a long follow-up.MethodsWe analyzed 296 individuals in a mean follow-...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Science deserves justice: The results of the CABANA trial are positive and support catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation for reducing mortality and hospitalizations
Publication date: April 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 4Author(s): Rui Providencia, Pedro Adragão (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Surgery for symptomatic aortic stenosis in the elderly: Still an excellent option
Publication date: April 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 4Author(s): Manuel J. Antunes (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Myocardial dysfunction in Takotsubo syndrome: More than meets the eye?
ConclusionsWhile both TTS and STEMI feature significantly impaired global systolic function, we found a regional pattern of worse basal longitudinal strain and a lower basal/apical ratio in the former. These suggest generalized myocardial impairment in TTS, providing new clues about its pathophysiology and possible specific echocardiographic changes.ResumoIntroduçãoA síndrome de Takotsubo (TTS) é caracterizada por disfunção ventricular esquerda transitória, habitualmente simulando um enfarte agudo do miocárdio (STEMI) anterior, sem doença coronária obstr...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Longitudinal strain by speckle tracking echocardiography: Is it useful in clinical practice for differentiating Takotsubo syndrome from anterior myocardial infarction?
Publication date: April 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 4Author(s): Nuno Marques (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Assessment of the relationship between preprocedural C-reactive protein/albumin ratio and stent restenosis in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
ConclusionAs a novel inflammation-based risk score, the CRP/albumin ratio may be an easily accessible marker for assessment of stent restenosis risk.ResumoObjetivoA reestenose de stent permanece como um desafio clínico em doentes com cardiopatia isquémica. A reestenose de stent está associada a intervenções coronárias recorrentes bem como a aumento de internamentos e de custos médicos. A inflamação tem um papel significativo. Embora a associação entre reestenose de stent e o aumento dos níveis de proteína C-reativa (PCR) e a diminui&...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Progression of aerobic exercise intensity in a cardiac rehabilitation program
Publication date: April 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 4Author(s): Hugo Amorim, Rui Cadilha, Fernando Parada, Afonso RochaAbstractIntroduction and ObjectivesTo describe the progression of aerobic exercise intensity in patients on a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program.MethodsWe 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 effo...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Are we doing our best for our cardiac rehabilitation patients? Could we go further?
Publication date: April 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 4Author(s): Luís Martins Brízida (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Adjuvant antithrombotic therapy in ST-elevation myocardial infarction: A narrative review
This article reviews the major pharmacologic features of, and clinical evidence on, adjuvant medical therapy in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. These drugs include oral antiplatelets (aspirin and P2Y12 inhibitors such as clopidogrel, prasugrel and ticagrelor), intravenous antiplatelet agents (the P2Y12 inhibitor cangrelor, GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors such as abciximab, eptifibatide and tirofiban), and intravenous anticoagulant agents (unfractionated heparin, low molecular weight heparin and bivalirudin).ResumoNeste artigo foram analisadas as princ...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Early manifestation of myocardial involvement in systemic sclerosis
ConclusionsMyocardial fibrosis is an important cause of early heart failure in SSc patients and is associated with poor prognosis. Echocardiography and CMR help establish the diagnosis and enable an appropriate therapeutic strategy to be developed in such cases.ResumoIntroduçãoA esclerose sistémica (ES) é uma doença autoimune sistémica que pode envolver múltiplos órgãos. Apresentamos um caso raro de ES associada a manifestação clínica de fibrose miocárdica no decurso precoce da evolução da doença.Caso clín...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Papillary muscle rupture: Correlation between echocardiography and surgical pathology
Publication date: April 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 4Author(s): Mariana Castro, João Abecasis, Rosa Gouveia, Regina Ribeiras, Miguel Abecasis (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Brief Comment Video to the Recommended Article of the Month
Publication date: April 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 4Author(s): (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

2019 Recommendations for reducing tobacco consumption in the Portuguese-speaking countries: Position Statement of the Federation of Portuguese Language Cardiology Societies
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Gláucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira, Miguel Mendes, Óscar Pereira Dutra, Aloysio Achutti, Mário Fernandes, Vanda Azevedo Correia, Maria Beatriz de Sena e Costa dos Santos Ferreira, Armando Serra Coelho, Miryan Bandeira dos Prazeres Cassandra Soares, Mário Alberto de Brito Lima Évora, Mário Gomes Mariotto, João Carlos Araujo MoraisAbstractAfter several decades of initiatives at international and national level inspired by the World Health Organization, tobacco cons...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Brief Comment Video to the Recommended Article of the Month
Publication date: March 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Neurohormonal modulation: The new paradigm of pharmacological treatment of heart failure
Publication date: March 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 3Author(s): J. Silva-Cardoso, D. Brás, F. Canário-Almeida, A. Andrade, L. Oliveira, F. Pádua, C. Fonseca, N. Bragança, S. Carvalho, R. Soares, J. Ferreira SantosAbstractThe 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-...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Atrioventricular node reentrant tachycardia: Remote magnetic navigation ablation versus manual ablation – impact on operator fluoroscopy time
Publication date: March 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 3Author(s): Leonor Parreira, Rita Marinheiro, Pedro Carmo, Diogo Cavaco, Katya Reis-Santos, Pedro Amador, Tiago Teixeira, Ana Sofia Soares, Francisco Costa, Pedro AdragaoAbstractIntroduction and AimsRemote 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 ...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Catheter ablation of atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia: Humans versus machines?
Publication date: March 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 3Author(s): António Creta, Rui Providência (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Pediatric hypertension: Cardiovascular prevention must begin early in life
Publication date: March 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 3Author(s): Roberto Palma Reis (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Socioeconomic factors and mortality due to cerebrovascular and hypertensive disease in Brazil
ConclusionMortality due to CSDs, CBVDs, and HYPDs was influenced by socioeconomic factors. There was a significant inverse association between socioeconomic factors and mortality due to CSDs, CBVDs, and HYPDs. Plans to reduce mortality due to these diseases should include measures to foster economic development and reduce inequality.ResumoIntrodução e objetivoFatores socioeconômicos podem influenciar as taxas de mortalidade por doenças do aparelho circulatório (DAC), doenças cerebrovasculares (DCBV) e doenças hipertensivas (DHIP). Esse estudo tem por objetivo avaliar as rela&...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Strategies for reducing cardiovascular mortality should go beyond control of classic risk factors
Publication date: March 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 3Author(s): Marcus Vinícius Bolívar Malachias (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Right single coronary artery as an incidental finding in Takotsubo syndrome and acute heart failure: Case report and review of the literature
ConclusionRight SCA with congenital absence of the LCA is one of the rarest coronary artery anomalies. In a significant percentage of patients it is associated with ischemia and can be life-threatening. CCTA and MRI are the modalities of choice for diagnosis and risk stratification.ResumoIntroduçãoArtéria coronária única (ACU) sem cardiopatia congénita associada é uma entidade rara. Maioria dos casos é assintomática e achados acidentais, mas podem causar isquémia, insuficiência cardíaca congestiva e morte súbita (MS).Caso clíni...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Three-vessel myocardial bridging: A possible cause of myocardial stunning
Publication date: March 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 3Author(s): Ana Rita Almeida, Ana Rita Pereira, Gonçalo Morgado, Maria José Loureiro, Filipa Ferreira, Inês Cruz, Luís Rocha Lopes, Hélder PereiraAbstractThe authors report a rare clinical case of myocardial bridging of the three major coronary arteries, which manifested in an unusual way with severe biventricular dysfunction in the context of tachycardia. For the diagnosis, the authors relied on non-invasive multimodality cardiac imaging, including cardiac magnetic resonance, computed...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Optical coherence tomography-guided balloon pulmonary angioplasty of a web lesion
Publication date: March 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 3Author(s): Sofia Alegria, Rita Calé, Filipa Ferreira, Sílvia Vitorino, Maria José Loureiro, Hélder Pereira (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

C-Rreactive protein/albumin ratio in the assessment of risk for in-stent restenosis: Another small piece in the puzzle of vascular inflammation
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Luís Bronze (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Aortic valve replacement surgery improves the quality of life of octogenarians with severe aortic stenosis
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Dina Bento, Pedro Coelho, João Lopes, José FragataAbstractIntroductionAortic stenosis (AS) is the most common valvular disease in the elderly, affecting around 8.1% by the age of 85, with a negative impact on quality of life.ObjectiveTo determine the impact of surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) on octogenarian quality of life in octogenarians.MethodsIn a single-center retrospective study of octogenarians undergoing isolated SAVR for symptomatic AS between 2011 and 2015, quality of life was ...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Appropriate use criteria for transthoracic echocardiography
Publication date: Available online 11 May 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Susana Gomes, Estela Freitas, Décio Pereira (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

High blood pressure in schoolchildren: Associated sociodemographic and biochemical factors
Publication date: Available online 9 May 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): 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 BurgosAbstractIntroduction and ObjectivePediatric 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...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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
Publication date: February 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 2Author(s): Leonor Parreira, Rita Marinheiro, Pedro Carmo, Pedro Amador, Tiago Teixeira, Diogo Cavaco, Francisco Costa, Katya Reis-Santos, Pedro AdragãoAbstractIntroduction and AimsFrequent 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.Met...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Pericarditis: Characteristics of a pediatric population
Publication date: February 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 2Author(s): José Carlos Areias (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Iatrogenic bradyarrhythmia: A benign phenomenon?
Publication date: February 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 2Author(s): Sérgio Barra (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Molecular characterization of Portuguese patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
ConclusionsOur results reflect the complexity and diversity of DCM genetics. For better interpretation of the pathogenicity of the variants found and their causative roles in DCM, molecular cascade screening of families is imperative. Further insight into genotype-phenotype correlations and risk stratification is desirable.ResumoIntroduçãoA miocardiopatia dilatada (MCD) é uma doença do músculo cardíaco caracterizada por dilatação ventricular e compromisso da função sistólica. As formas familiares são responsáveis por 30 a 50% dos cas...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Molecular characterization of dilated cardiomyopathy
Publication date: February 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 2Author(s): Isabel Marques Carreira (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Frailty in cardiovascular disease: Screening tools
Publication date: February 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 2Author(s): Ana Zão, Sandra Magalhães, Mário SantosAbstractCardiovascular 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...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Acute myocardial infarction complicated with cardiogenic shock as a late onset of Kawasaki disease
Publication date: February 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 2Author(s): Rocío González Ferreiro, Diego López Otero, Alfredo Redondo Diéguez, José Luis Martínez Sande, Ramiro Trillo Nouche, José Ramón González Juanatey (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research