EGSYS score for the prediction in cardiac etiology in syncope: Is it useful in an out-patient setting?
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): João de Sousa Bispo, Pedro Azevedo, Teresa Mota, Raquel Fernandes, João Guedes, Rui Candeias, Nuno Silva Marques, Ana Camacho, Ilídio Jesus (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

National Registry of Cardiac Electrophysiology (2015/2016)
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Helena Gonçalves, Hipólito Reis, Daniel Bonhorst (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Delays in the treatment of acute coronary syndrome: Still a contrast between pathophysiology and reality
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Pedro de Araújo Gonçalves (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Hydrochlorothiazide treatment and risk of non-melanoma skin cancer: Review of the literature
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Pedro Miguel Garrido, João Borges-Costa (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - June 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Understanding a woman's heart: Lessons from 14 177 women with acute coronary syndrome
Publication date: February 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 2Author(s): David Roque, Jorge Ferreira, Sílvia Monteiro, Marco Costa, Victor Gil, On behalf of the Portuguese National Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes Investigators (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Diversity of cardiac patients: An underestimated issue
Publication date: February 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 2Author(s): Thomas F. Lüscher (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Association between a comprehensive smoking ban and hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction: An observational study in the Autonomous Community of Valencia, Spain
Publication date: February 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 2Author(s): Francisco Carrión-Valero, Joan Quiles-Izquierdo, Carmen González-Monte, Francisco Taberner-Alberola, José A. Lluch-Rodrigo, Francisco J. Chorro, José M. Martín-Moreno (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Tobacco use: More needs to be done to control active and passive smoking
Publication date: February 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 2Author(s): Evangelista Rocha (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Analysis of mast cells and myocardial fibrosis in autopsied patients with hypertensive heart disease
Publication date: February 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 2Author(s): Guilherme Ribeiro Juliano, Mariana Fleury Skaf, Luciana Santos Ramalho, Gabriela Ribeiro Juliano, Bianca Gonçalves Silva Torquato, Mariana Silva Oliveira, Flávia Aparecida Oliveira, Ana Paula Espíndula, Camila Lourencini Cavellani, Vicente de Paula Antunes Teixeira, Mara Lúcia da Fonseca Ferraz (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Mast cells: Promoters of myocardial fibrosis in hypertensive heart disease?
Publication date: February 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 2Author(s): Rosa Henriques de Gouveia (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Innovative transapical-transfemoral loop approach: First case of CoreValve implantation in a 19-mm Mitroflow during double valve-in-valve procedure
Publication date: February 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 2Author(s): Rui Campante Teles, Daniel Nascimento Matos, Miguel Abecasis, João Mesquita, Regina Ribeiras, José Pedro Neves, Manuel Almeida, Miguel Mendes (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Epicardial fat necrosis: A rare and benign cause of chest pain
Publication date: February 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 2Author(s): Joana Couto, Luís Pontes dos Santos, Edite Marques Mendes, Anabela Brito, Raquel López, Conceição Santos (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Persistent left superior vena cava and double-lumen aortic arch in a patient with a stenotic unicuspid aortic valve
Publication date: January 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 1Author(s): Tomáš Toporcer, Martin Ledecký, Adrián Kolesár, Miroslav Gejguš, Martin Sivčo, František Sabol (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Heart failure: The value of evidence-supported decision-making
Publication date: January 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 1Author(s): Dulce Brito (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Whole blood viscosity in microvascular angina and coronary artery disease: Significance and utility
Publication date: January 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 1Author(s): Elif Ijlal Cekirdekci, Baris Bugan (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Hemorheology, microcirculation and macrocirculation
Publication date: January 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 1Author(s): Carlota Saldanha (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Impact of public health initiatives on acute coronary syndrome fatality rates in Portugal
Publication date: January 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 1Author(s): Daisy Abreu, Paulo Sousa, Carlos Matias-Dias, Fausto Pinto (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Preventing premature mortality from cardiovascular disease: A prime goal
Publication date: January 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 1Author(s): José Eduardo Aguiar (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Dyspnea in antiphospholipid syndrome: Beyond pulmonary embolism
Publication date: January 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 1Author(s): Carolina Sepúlveda, Débora Repolho, Ana Margarida Antunes, Anna Viola Taulaigo, Filipa Carreiro, Rui Cruz Ferreira, Maria Francisca Moraes-Fontes, Maria José Loureiro (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Brief video comment on the recommended article of the month
Publication date: January 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 39, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

New perspectives in the pharmacological treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Sérgio Maltês, Luis Rocha Lopes (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Update on myocardial blood flow quantification by positron emission tomography
Publication date: Available online 30 April 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Joana Fernandes, Maria João Ferreira, Luís Leite (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - May 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A new page in the history of the Portuguese Journal of Cardiology
Publication date: Available online 27 April 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Nuno Cardim (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Epicardial ablation of ventricular tachycardia using a new high-density mapping system
Publication date: December 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 12Author(s): Diogo Cavaco, Pedro Carmo, João Mesquita, Maurício Scanavacca, Pedro Adragão (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Medium- and long-term outcome after a single second-generation cryoballoon ablation in patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation
Publication date: December 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 12Author(s): Ginés Elvira Ruiz, Pablo Peñafiel Verdú, Juan Martínez Sánchez, Juan José Sánchez Muñoz, Francisco José García Almagro, Carmen Muñoz Esparza, Arcadi García Alberola (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Standardizing atrial fibrillation ablation with the cryoballoon: A song of ice versus fire?
Publication date: December 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 12Author(s): João Primo, Sérgio Barra (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

The SHIFT model combines clinical, electrocardiographic and echocardiographic parameters to predict sudden cardiac death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Publication date: December 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 12Author(s): Catarina Ruivo, Fernando Montenegro Sá, Joana Correia, Adriana Belo, Maria Fátima Loureiro, João Morais, on behalf of Portuguese National Registry of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Sudden cardiac death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Improved risk stratification strategies are needed
Publication date: December 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 12Author(s): Inês Cruz (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Is stenting for atherosclerotic renal stenosis an effective technique?
Publication date: December 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 12Author(s): Mariana Moutinho, Luís Mendes Pedro, Ruy Fernandes e Fernandes, Diana Silva, José Fernandes e Fernandes (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Renovascular hypertension: The current approach
Publication date: December 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 12Author(s): Maria Augusta Gaspar (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Association between copeptin and contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction
Publication date: December 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 12Author(s): Ersin Yildirim, Ayca Turer Cabbar (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Predicting contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with acute myocardial infarction: Can it be avoided?
Publication date: December 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 12Author(s): Manuel de Sousa Almeida (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Coronary intravascular lithotripsy and severe stent underexpansion
Publication date: December 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 12Author(s): Eduardo Arroyo-Úcar, Manuela Romero Vazquiánez, Francisco Torres Saura (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

The historical evolution of knowledge of the involvement of neurohormonal systems in the pathophysiology and treatment of heart failure
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Jorge Polónia, Francisco Rocha Gonçalves (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - March 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Current costs of heart failure in Portugal and expected increases due to population aging
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Miguel Rebordão de Almeida Gouveia, Raquel Maria Sousa e Silva Ascenção, Francesca Fiorentino, João Nuno Marques Parracho Guerra da Costa, Paula Maria Broeiro-Gonçalves, Maria Cândida Faustino Gamito da Fonseca, Margarida de Fátima Palma Feria Borges (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - March 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Privilege, honor and service
Publication date: Available online 18 March 2020Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Lino Gonçalves (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - March 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Protocol-based follow-up program for heart failure patients: Impact on prognosis and quality of life
This study aims to assess the impact of the implementation of a protocol-based follow-up program for heart failure patients on readmission and mortality rates and quality of life.MethodsA quasi-experimental study was performed, with a prospective registry of 50 consecutive patients discharged after hospitalization for acute heart failure. The study group was followed by a cardiologist at days 7-10 and the first, third, sixth and 12th month after discharge, with predefined procedures. The control group consisted of patients hospitalized for heart failure prior to implementation of the program and followed on a routine basis...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Heart failure hospitalization: Just a piece in the puzzle
Publication date: November 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 11Author(s): Aurora Andrade (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Myocardial deformation measures by cardiac magnetic resonance tissue tracking in myocarditis: Relationship with systolic function and myocardial damage
ConclusionDeformation parameters are an objective method for quantification of myocardial function in myocarditis. They correlate with LVEF, extent of WMA and degree of myocardial damage. Further studies are needed to assess their incremental beneficial value for the diagnosis and risk stratification of myocarditis.ResumoIntrodução e objetivosA avaliação de tissue tracking (TT) por ressonância magnética cardíaca (RMC) permite quantificar a deformação miocárdica e pode ser usada como uma medida objetiva em doentes com miocardite. O objetivo deste estudo fo...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Cardiac magnetic resonance in myocarditis – do we need more tools?
Publication date: November 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 11Author(s): Nuno Bettencourt (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

The impact of diastolic dysfunction as a predictor of cardiovascular events: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsAlthough the definitions found in the literature differ, the diagnosis of diastolic dysfunction is associated with a 3.53-fold increased risk of cardiovascular events or death. This finding highlights the importance of developing easily applicable and consensual diagnostic criteria, as well as fostering research on effective treatment strategies when diastolic dysfunction is identified in the subclinical stage.ResumoIntroduçãoA disfunção diastólica (DD) é muito prevalente e representa um mecanismo fisiopatológico central para várias doenças cardiovas...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Assessment of diastolic function: How much more evidence do we need?
Publication date: November 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 11Author(s): Carla Sousa (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Adjuvant antithrombotic therapy in ST-elevation myocardial infarction: Contemporaneous Portuguese cross-sectional data
ConclusionsIn 2016, according to data from these national registries, almost all patients with STEMI were treated with aspirin and 76% with dual antiplatelet agents, mostly clopidogrel. GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors were used in few patients, and UFH was the most prevalent parenteral anticoagulant drug.ResumoIntroduçãoO tratamento do enfarte agudo do miocárdio com elevação do segment ST (EAMCSST) baseia-se na ativação da via verde coronária, na administração de terapêutica médica adjuvante e na reperfusão através de angioplastia prim&...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Portuguese registries of acute coronary syndromes – Opportunities for improvement
Publication date: November 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 11Author(s): Jorge Ferreira (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Effects of exercise on endothelial progenitor cells in patients with cardiovascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Publication date: November 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 11Author(s): Suiane L. Cavalcante, Susana Lopes, Lucimere Bohn, Iván Cavero-Redondo, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Sofia Viamonte, Mário Santos, José Oliveira, Fernando RibeiroAbstractThe therapeutic potential of exercise training in the mobilization of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) into the peripheral blood in patients with cardiovascular disease is not yet clear. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed in order to assess the effectiveness of exercise training in increasing the ...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Assessment with intracoronary pressure and flow guidewire, at baseline and after intracoronary adenosine infusion, in a patient with Takotsubo syndrome
We present the case of a patient with Takotsubo syndrome assessed by intracoronary flow and pressure guidewire, showing elevation of intracoronary pressures at the level of the anterior descending artery, and thus demonstrating a new therapeutic target in a still little understood etiopathogenic entity. The results of this test have never been previously reported in Takotsubo patients.ResumoApresentamos um caso dum paciente com síndrome de Takotsubo e a avaliação por fluxo intracoronário/fio de pressão, mostrando elevação das pressões intracoronárias ao n&iacut...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Infective endocarditis: When an image surprises the echocardiographer
Publication date: November 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 11Author(s): Marta Braga, Helena Nascimento, Carla Sousa, Paula Dias, Maria Júlia Maciel, Filipe Macedo (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Management of prosthetic valve thrombosis complicated by ischemic stroke in pregnancy
Publication date: November 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 11Author(s): Ahmet Guner, Macit Kalçık, Emrah Bayam, Semih Kalkan, Mehmet Ozkan (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Response to: Management of prosthetic valve thrombosis complicated by ischemic stroke in pregnancy
Publication date: November 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 11Author(s): Gonçalo J. Morgado, Inês R. Cruz, Ana Catarina Gomes, Ana Rita Almeida, Maria José Loureiro, Carlos Cotrim, Hélder Pereira (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Papillary fibroelastoma with an atypical location
Publication date: October 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 38, Issue 10Author(s): Joana Rigueira, Rui Plácido, Artur Costa e Silva, Ana G. Almeida, Fausto J. Pinto (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - February 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research