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Strategies for reducing cardiovascular mortality should go beyond control of classic risk factors.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais, Fundação Educacional Lucas Machado, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. Electronic address:

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Catheter ablation of atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia: Humans versus machines?

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom; Institute of Health Informatics Research, University College of London, London, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2019.03.002DOI Listing

Atrioventricular node reentrant tachycardia: Remote magnetic navigation ablation versus manual ablation - impact on operator fluoroscopy time.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Hospital da Luz, Centro do Ritmo, Lisboa, Portugal.

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. Read More

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Permanent cardiac pacing for patients with iatrogenic or potentially reversible bradyarrhythmia.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 15;38(2):105-111. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar de Setúbal, Setúbal, Portugal.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.05.018DOI Listing
February 2019
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Frailty in cardiovascular disease: Screening tools.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 14;38(2):143-158. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal; Departamento de Fisiologia e Cirurgia Cardiotorácica, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.05.019DOI Listing
February 2019

Molecular characterization of dilated cardiomyopathy.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 14;38(2):141-142. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Laboratório de Citogenética e Genómica, CNC.IBILI, CIMAGO, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2019.02.002DOI Listing
February 2019
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The electrocardiogram in the age of three-dimensional mapping: What is the secret of its youth?

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 14;38(2):93-95. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Unidade de Eletrofisiologia e Pacing, Serviço de Cardiologia, Hospital de Santa Marta, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Ischemic stroke in patients previously anticoagulated for non-valvular atrial fibrillation: Why does it happen?

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 15;38(2):117-124. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; Serviço de Neurologia do Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. Electronic address:

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.06.004DOI Listing
February 2019
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Pericarditis: Characteristics of a pediatric population.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 13;38(2):103-104. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Pediatria e Cardiologia Pediátrica, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Pericarditis - Clinical presentation and characteristics of a pediatric population.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 12;38(2):97-101. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Serviço de Cardiologia Pediátrica, Hospital de Santa Marta, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, EPE, Lisboa, Portugal.

Introduction: Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium. It may be infectious or secondary to a systemic disease. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical findings, course, treatment and follow-up of children diagnosed with pericarditis at our center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.05.017DOI Listing
February 2019
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Thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation under anticoagulation.

Authors:
Daniel Bonhorst

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 11;38(2):125-127. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Instituto Português do Ritmo Cardíaco, Porto Salvo, Portugal. Electronic address:

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February 2019
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The PARADIGM-HF population may be very different from real-world heart failure patients.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 11;38(2):163. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Hospital Nacional "Ramiro Prialé Prialé", Internal Medicine Service, Huancayo, Essalud, Peru; Univesidad Continental, Huancayo, Peru.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.08.006DOI Listing
February 2019

Iatrogenic bradyarrhythmia: A benign phenomenon?

Authors:
Sérgio Barra

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 11;38(2):113-115. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Cardiology Department, Hospital da Luz Arrabida, V. N. Gaia, Portugal; Cardiology Department, Hospital da Luz Guimarães, Guimarães, Portugal; Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia, V. N. Gaia, Portugal; Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Molecular characterization of Portuguese patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 11;38(2):129-139. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal; I3S - Institute for Innovation and Health Research, Portugal; Department of Cardiology, São João Hospital Center, Portugal.

Introduction: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of the heart muscle characterized by ventricular dilatation and impaired systolic function. Familial forms account for 30-50% of cases. Autosomal dominant inheritance is the predominant pattern of transmission. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.10.010DOI Listing
February 2019
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Poor knowledge about cardiovascular disease: The patient and their family doctor.

Authors:
Filipe Prazeres

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 9;38(2):167-168. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

USF Beira Ria, Gafanha da Nazaré, Portugal; Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.10.009DOI Listing
February 2019

The Year in Cardiology 2018: ABC Cardiol and RPC at a glance.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 7;38(2):73-81. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Instituto do Coração (InCor), Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil; Hospital do Coração (HCOR), São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

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February 2019

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.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 20;38(2):83-91. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Hospital da Luz, Arrhythmology Department, Lisboa, Portugal.

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. Read More

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February 2019
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Cardiogenic shock due to sexually transmitted disease - A rare cause of acute myocardial infarction.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 30;38(1):67-68. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

Cardiology Department, Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho Hospital Center, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2017.07.021DOI Listing
January 2019
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Importance of monitoring zones in the detection of arrhythmias in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators under remote monitoring.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 24;38(1):11-16. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Cardiology Department, Santa Marta Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.05.015DOI Listing
January 2019
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New prospects for the management of cardiovascular effects of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 24;38(1):1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, Departamento de Cirurgia e Fisiologia, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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. Read More

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January 2019
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Risk scores in heart valve surgery.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 23;38(1):69. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia, Instituto de Cardiologia, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.09.008DOI Listing
January 2019
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Real-life data on heart failure before and after implantation of resynchronization and/or defibrillation devices - the Síncrone study.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 23;38(1):33-41. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Serviço de Cardiologia, Hospital da Santa Cruz, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental, Carnaxide, Portugal.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.04.011DOI Listing
January 2019
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Superior vena cava syndrome early after pacemaker implantation in a patient with lung carcinoma: A case report.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 23;38(1):65.e1-65.e3. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Cardiology, Putuo Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.05.016DOI Listing
January 2019
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Management of patients after computed tomography coronary angiography: Evidence and room for improvement.

Authors:
Nuno Bettencourt

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 23;38(1):51-52. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.12.003DOI Listing
January 2019
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Epidemiology of atrial fibrillation in Galicia: Insights from 'big data'.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 23;38(1):31-32. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Serviço de Cardiologia, Hospital de Santa Cruz, CHLO, Carnaxide, Portugal. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.12.002DOI Listing
January 2019
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New approach to diabetes care: from blood glucose to cardiovascular disease.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 23;38(1):53-63. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Serviço de Endocrinologia, Diabetes e Metabolismo, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal; Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal; Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (I3S), Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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. Read More

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January 2019
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Implantation of resynchronization and/or defibrillation devices in patients with heart failure: Real-life data from the Síncrone study.

Authors:
Victor Sanfins

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 23;38(1):43-44. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar do Alto Ave, Guimarães, Portugal. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2019.01.001DOI Listing
January 2019
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Sacubitril/valsartan: A practical guide.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Clínica de Insuficiência Cardíaca e Transplante, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Serviço de Cardiologia, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.10.008DOI Listing
January 2019
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Additional cardiac investigation prior to the introduction of the CAD-RADS classification in coronary computed tomography angiography reports.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 17;38(1):45-50. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Cardiology Department, Hospital de Santa Cruz, Carnaxide, Portugal.

Introduction: The CAD-RADS 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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.05.014DOI Listing
January 2019
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Prevalence and outcomes of atrial fibrillation in a European healthcare area gained through the processing of a health information technology system.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 15;38(1):21-29. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Santiago (IDIS), Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Enfermedades Cardiovaculares (CIBERCV), Spain.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.06.008DOI Listing
January 2019
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"MZ was here!" The importance of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator monitoring zone in the primary prevention of sudden death.

Authors:
João Primo

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Jan 11;38(1):17-19. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.12.001DOI Listing
January 2019
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Epidemiology of valvular heart disease in Portugal: The time has come for the heart valve unit.

Authors:
Cristina Gavina

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Dec 14;37(12):999-1000. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Serviço de Cardiologia, Hospital Pedro Hispano- Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.11.002DOI Listing
December 2018
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Feasibility of use of magnesium reabsorbable scaffolds in complex coronary artery disease: True bifurcation, multiple overlapping scaffolds and chronic total occlusion treatment.

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Dec 13;37(12):1009.e1-1009.e3. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Hospital Universitario Lucus Augusti, Lugo, Galicia, Spain.

We present first-in-human treatment with bioabsorbable magnesium scaffolds for percutaneous coronary intervention in a patient with nickel allergy. We present images from angiography and optical coherence tomography at three months. We also review the current status of these novel devices. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2017.08.013DOI Listing
December 2018
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Profiles of hospitalized patients with valvular heart disease: Experience of a tertiary center.

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Dec 13;37(12):991-998. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Cardiology Department, Hospital de Santa Maria, CHLN, CCUL, Centro Académico de Medicina de Lisboa, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

Introduction: Valvular heart disease (VHD) is increasing worldwide, mostly because of aging. Percutaneous valve intervention is the preferred therapeutic option in high-risk patients.

Objective: To characterize the profiles of patients with VHD admitted to the cardiology ward at a tertiary referral center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.02.012DOI Listing
December 2018
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Acute myocardial infarction complicated with cardiogenic shock as a late onset of Kawasaki disease.

Rev Port Cardiol 2019 Feb 12;38(2):161-162. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Servicio de Cardiología y Unidad Coronaria, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela; CIBERCV, A Coruña, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2017.08.011DOI Listing
February 2019
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Assessing response to cardiac resynchronization therapy: Time to settle on some definitive criteria.

Authors:
Leonor Parreira

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Dec 10;37(12):971-972. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar de Setúbal, Setúbal, Portugal. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.11.005DOI Listing
December 2018
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Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma: So small and yet so dangerous.

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Dec 10;37(12):987-989. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Serviço de Cardiologia, Departamento de Imagiologia Cardíaca Hospital da Luz, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal.

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December 2018
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Enhanced pacing modalities in bradycardia patients: Can technology reduce costs?

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Dec 10;37(12):979-980. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Unidade de Arritmologia, Pacing e Eletrofisiologia (UNAPE), Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Central, Hospital de Santa Marta, Lisboa, Portugal; Centro do Coração, Hospital CUF Infante Santo, Lisboa, Portugal; Instituto de Fisiologia, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal. Electronic address:

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December 2018
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Impact on long-term cardiovascular outcomes of different cardiac resynchronization therapy response criteria.

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Dec 10;37(12):961-969. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Cardiology Department, Hospital de Santa Marta, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon, Portugal.

Introduction: There is a lack of consensus on the definition of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and it is not clear which response criteria have most influence on cardiac event-free survival.

Objectives: To assess the predictive value of various response criteria in patients undergoing CRT and the agreement between them.

Methods: We performed a secondary analysis of the BETTER-HF trial. Read More

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December 2018
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Health care cost analysis of enhanced pacing modalities in bradycardia patients: Portuguese case study on the results of the MINERVA trial.

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Dec 7;37(12):973-978. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Introduction: The MINERVA trial established that atrial preventive pacing and atrial antitachycardia pacing (DDDRP) in combination with managed ventricular pacing (MVP) reduces progression to permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with paroxysmal or persistent AF and bradycardia who need cardiac pacing, compared to standard dual-chamber pacing (DDDR). It was shown that AF-related health care utilization was significantly lower in the DDDRP + MVP group than in the control group. Cost analysis demonstrated significant savings related to this new algorithm, based on health care costs from the USA, Italy, Spain and the UK. Read More

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December 2018
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Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma: Report of a surgical series.

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Dec 7;37(12):981-986. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal.

Introduction: Papillary fibroelastoma (PFE) is a rare primary benign tumor of cardiac origin that predominantly affects the cardiac valves. Although most patients are asymptomatic, serious complications may result given their propensity for embolization. Advances in imaging technology have enabled earlier detection and more accurate characterization of these tumors. Read More

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December 2018
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CRUSADE: Is it still a good score to predict bleeding in acute coronary syndrome?

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Nov 22;37(11):889-897. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Faro, Portugal.

Introduction: Major bleeding is a serious complication of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and is associated with a worse prognosis. The CRUSADE bleeding score is used to stratify the risk of major bleeding in ACS.

Objective: To assess the predictive ability of the CRUSADE score in a contemporary ACS population. Read More

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November 2018
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A 2018 overview of diuretic resistance in heart failure.

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Nov 20;37(11):935-945. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Unidade de Insuficiência Cardíaca, Serviço de Medicina III, Hospital São Francisco Xavier, Lisbon, Portugal; NOVA Medical School, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Heart failure is a disease with high direct and indirect costs. Current treatment includes drugs that alter disease progression and drugs that to improve symptoms. Loop diuretics are the cornerstone of congestion relief for acute management, as well as for chronic stabilization. Read More

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November 2018
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Complex congenital heart disease with absent pulmonary arteries.

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Nov 20;37(11):949-950. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Serviço de Cardiologia Pediátrica, Hospital Pediátrico Integrado, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2018.03.012DOI Listing
November 2018
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Focus on spontaneous coronary artery dissection: Where are we now?

Authors:
Dario Buccheri

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Nov 19;37(11):953-955. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Interventional Cardiology, "S. Antonio Abate" Hospital, Via Cosenza, 80, 91016 Erice (TP), Italy. Electronic address:

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November 2018
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Cardiac computed tomography previous to atrial fibrillation ablation - effects of technological improvements and protocol optimization.

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Nov 19;37(11):873-883. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Serviço de Cardiologia, Hospital de Santa Cruz, CHLO, Lisboa, Portugal; Centro Cardiovascular, Hospital da Luz Lisboa, Portugal.

Background: Cardiac computed tomography (CT) can provide a precise tridimentional anatomic map and exclude intra-cardiac thrombus. We aimed to access the impact of CT protocol optimization and technological evolution on the contrast and radiation dose as well as on image quality previous to atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation.

Methods: From a prospective registry of consecutive patients who underwent cardiac CT in a single center, we selected 270 patients in whom the CT was done for evaluation prior to AF ablation and they were distributed in 3 groups: Group1: the first 150 patients included; Group2: the last 60 patients performed with the same CT scanner; Group3: the first 60 exams performed with the new CT scanner. Read More

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