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2020 European Society of Cardiology Core Curriculum for the Cardiologist. Is it time for change in the Portuguese cardiology training program?

Kevin Domingues, Lino Gonçalves, Maria João Vidigal, Felix C Tanner, Miguel Mendes,

Rev Port Cardiol (Engl Ed) (Revista portuguesa de cardiologia)
[2021, 40(9):697.e1-697.e4]

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2020 European Society of Cardiology Core Curriculum for the Cardiologist. Is it time for change in the Portuguese cardiology training program?

Kevin Domingues, Lino Gonçalves, Maria João Vidigal, Felix C Tanner, Miguel Mendes,

Rev Port Cardiol (Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology)
[2021, 40(9):697.e1-697.e4]

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High-risk features and predictors of unexplained syncope in the young SCD-SOS cohort.

Mafalda Carrington, João Pais, Diogo Brás, Antonio Creta, Rogério Teixeira, Lino Gonçalves, Rui Providência,

<h4>Introduction</h4>The Sudden Cardiac Death-Screening of Risk FactOrS survey included a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) plus a digital-based questionnaire and aimed to screen for warning signs of diseases that may course with sudden cardiac death in children and young adults. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of unexplained syncope (US) and characterize ... Read more >>

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol (Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology)
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[18F]FDG PET-CT in the diagnosis of bacterial pericarditis.

João Borges-Rosa, Manuel Oliveira-Santos, Rodolfo Silva, Jorge Mendes, João Madaleno, Rogério Teixeira, Maria João Ferreira, Lino Gonçalves,

J Nucl Cardiol (Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology)
[2021, :]

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Alternative sites of echocardiographic epicardial fat assessment and coronary artery disease.

João Ferreira, Rui Martins, Sílvia Monteiro, Rogério Teixeira, Lino Gonçalves,

<h4>Aims</h4>Increasing evidence points towards the use of epicardial fat (EF) as a reliable biomarker of coronary artery disease extent and severity. We aim to assess the different locations of echocardiographic EF thickness measurement and their relation with the presence, extent, and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients admitted ... Read more >>

J Ultrasound (Journal of ultrasound)
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Impact of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on ST-elevation myocardial infarction admissions and outcomes in a Portuguese primary percutaneous coronary intervention center: Preliminary Data.

André Azul Freitas, Rui Baptista, Valdirene Gonçalves, Cátia Ferreira, James Milner, Carolina Lourenço, Susana Costa, Fátima Franco, Sílvia Monteiro, Francisco Gonçalves, Lino Gonçalves,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has led to significant changes in healthcare systems and its impact on the treatment of cardiovascular conditions, such as ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), is unknown in countries where the healthcare systems were not saturated, as was the case in Portugal. As such, we aimed to assess the ... Read more >>

Rev Port Cardiol (Engl Ed) (Revista portuguesa de cardiologia)
[2021, 40(7):465-471]

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Echocardiographic surveillance of a spontaneous pericardial in situ acute thrombosis sealing an iatrogenic ventricular perforation.

Azul Freitas André, Elisabete Jorge, Vitor Matos, Marco Costa, Lino Gonçalves,

Acta Cardiol (Acta cardiologica)
[2021, :1-3]

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Antiplatelet therapy after transcatheter aortic valve implantation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

GonçaloNuno Ferraz Costa, Marco Costa, Lino Gonçalves, Rogério Teixeira,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of this study was to compare antithrombotic regimens after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients without an indication for long-term anticoagulation. TAVI is a safe and effective approach for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis and an intermediate-to-high surgical risk. Nevertheless, the antithrombotic regimen after procedure remains ... Read more >>

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery)
[2021, :]

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Impact of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

Joana Maria Ribeiro, Pedro A Sousa, Natália António, Rui Baptista, Luís Elvas, Sérgio Barra, Lino Gonçalves,

<h4>Introduction and aims</h4>Catheter ablation has been shown to improve left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF). Our aim was to assess the impact of AF ablation on the outcome of patients with HF and LV systolic dysfunction.<h4>Methods</h4>We performed a retrospective observational ... Read more >>

Rev Port Cardiol (Engl Ed) (Revista portuguesa de cardiologia)
[2021, 40(6):437-444]

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Prognostic Value of Isolated Elevated Troponin I Levels in Patients without Acute Coronary Syndrome Admitted to the Emergency Department.

Célia Domingues, Maria João Vidigal Ferreira, Joana Moura Ferreira, Ana Vera Marinho, Patrícia Marques Alves, Cátia Ferreira, Isabel Fonseca, Lino Gonçalves,

<h4>Background</h4>Although non-ischemic troponin elevation is frequently seen in patients admitted to the emergency department (ED), consensus regarding its management is lacking.<h4>Objectives</h4>This study aimed to characterize patients admitted to the ED with non-ischemic troponin elevation and to identify potential mortality predictors in this population.<h4>Methods</h4>This retrospective observational study included ED patients with ... Read more >>

Arq Bras Cardiol (Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia)
[2021, 116(5):928-937]

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Pattern Matching Filter and multielectrode mapping catheter - A new approach for complex premature ventricular contraction ablation.

Pedro A Sousa, Natália António, Sérgio Barra, Luís Elvas, Lino Gonçalves,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Our goal was to assess usefulness of Pattern Matching Filter (PMF) software combined with the PentaRay catheter for complex premature ventricular contraction (PVC) ablation.<h4>Methods</h4>A prospective observational study of consecutive patients referred for complex PVC ablation at our tertiary center from January to September 2018. Patients underwent ablation using a pre-specified ... Read more >>

Rev Port Cardiol (Engl Ed) (Revista portuguesa de cardiologia)
[2021, 40(6):423-431]

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Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulation versus left atrial appendage occlusion for primary and secondary stroke prevention after cardioembolic stroke.

Luís Paiva, José Coelho, Sérgio Barra, Marco Costa, João Sargento-Freitas, Luís Cunha, Lino Gonçalves,

<h4>Introduction</h4>This study aimed to evaluate the performance of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulation (NOAC) in patients with previous stroke and non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) in primary and secondary stroke prevention settings.<h4>Methods</h4>This was a prospective, single-center, non-randomized cohort study of 302 consecutive patients with ... Read more >>

Rev Port Cardiol (Engl Ed) (Revista portuguesa de cardiologia)
[2021, 40(5):357-365]

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Cardiac microcalcification burden: Global assessment in high cardiovascular risk subjects with Na[18F]F PET-CT.

João Borges-Rosa, Manuel Oliveira-Santos, Rodolfo Silva, Nuno Pereira da Silva, Antero Abrunhosa, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Lino Gonçalves, Maria João Ferreira,

<h4>Background</h4>Fluorine-18 sodium fluoride (Na[<sup>18</sup>F]F) atherosclerotic plaque uptake in positron emission tomography with computed tomography (PET-CT) identifies active microcalcification. We aim to evaluate global cardiac microcalcification activity with Na[<sup>18</sup>F]F, as a measure of unstable microcalcification burden, in high cardiovascular (CV) risk patients.<h4>Methods and results</h4>Thirty-four high CV risk individuals without previous CV ... Read more >>

J Nucl Cardiol (Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology)
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Aortic strain in bicuspid aortic valve: an analysis.

Tomás Carlos, André Azul Freitas, Patrícia Marques Alves, Rui Martins, Lino Gonçalves,

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is monitored by transthoracic echocardiography and computed tomography (CT) angiography. However, it does not have any early marker of disease progression. This study evaluated speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) aortic and left ventricular (LV) strain prognostic values, their discriminative power, and their correlation with the degree of valvular ... Read more >>

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging (The international journal of cardiovascular imaging)
[2021, 37(8):2399-2408]

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Chronic kidney disease in acute coronary syndromes: real world data of long-term outcomes.

Carolina Saleiro, Luís Puga, Diana De Campos, João Lopes, José P Sousa, Ana Rita M Gomes, Marco Costa, Rogério Teixeira, Lino Gonçalves,

<b>Aim:</b> Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased cardiovascular risk. <b>Methods:</b> Patients with acute coronary syndrome were retrospectively allocated to three groups (stage 3A, stage 3B or stage 4) based on the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes classification formulas: the CKD Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI; N = 401) and the modification ... Read more >>

Future Cardiol (Future cardiology)
[2021, :]

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Severe bradycardia caused by diabetic ketoacidosis.

João Ferreira, João Martins, Lino Gonçalves,

Atrial standstill is an uncommon but serious clinical entity that is often unrecognised in the clinical setting. Its diagnosis and treatment should be swift as malignant arrhythmias and thromboembolic complications can arise. We present a 79-year-old man brought to our emergency department with acute confusion, heart failure and severe bradycardia ... Read more >>

Cardiovasc J Afr (Cardiovascular journal of Africa)
[2021, 32(2):108-110]

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Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulation versus left atrial appendage occlusion for primary and secondary stroke prevention after cardioembolic stroke.

Luís Paiva, José Coelho, Sérgio Barra, Marco Costa, João Sargento-Freitas, Luís Cunha, Lino Gonçalves,

<h4>Introduction</h4>This study aimed to evaluate the performance of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulation (NOAC) in patients with previous stroke and non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) in primary and secondary stroke prevention settings.<h4>Methods</h4>This was a prospective, single-center, non-randomized cohort study of 302 consecutive patients with ... Read more >>

Rev Port Cardiol (Engl Ed) (Revista portuguesa de cardiologia)
[2021, 40(5):357-365]

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Impact of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

Joana Maria Ribeiro, Pedro A Sousa, Natália António, Rui Baptista, Luís Elvas, Sérgio Barra, Lino Gonçalves,

<h4>Introduction and aims</h4>Catheter ablation has been shown to improve left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF). Our aim was to assess the impact of AF ablation on the outcome of patients with HF and LV systolic dysfunction.<h4>Methods</h4>We performed a retrospective observational ... Read more >>

Rev Port Cardiol (Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology)
[2021, 40(6):437-444]

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The efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants plus aspirin in symptomatic lower extremity peripheral arterial disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Gonçalo Costa, Lino Gonçalves, Rogério Teixeira,

Patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) are at increased risk of major adverse limb events (MALE). The efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in this context is evolving. To assess the efficacy and safety of DOAC combined with aspirin compared to the use of antiplatelet agents ... Read more >>

J Thromb Thrombolysis (Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis)
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Iatrogenic atrial septal defect after percutaneous left atrial appendage closure: a single-center study.

Luís Puga, Rogério Teixeira, Luís Paiva, Joana Maria Ribeiro, João Gameiro, José Pedro Sousa, Marco Costa, Lino Gonçalves,

There is conflicting evidence regarding the significance of iatrogenic atrial septal defects (iASDs) after transseptal puncture during percutaneous cardiac interventions. To study the clinical outcome of iASD after percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAo). Single-center, retrospective study of 70 consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous LAAo between May 2010 and August ... Read more >>

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging (The international journal of cardiovascular imaging)
[2021, 37(8):2359-2368]

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Admission hyperglycemia and all-cause mortality in diabetic and non-diabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction: a tertiary center analysis.

João André Ferreira, Rui Miguel Baptista, Sílvia Reis Monteiro, Francisco Manuel Gonçalves, Pedro Filipe Monteiro, Lino Manuel Gonçalves,

Admission hyperglycemia (AH) is associated with worse prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Controversy remains whether the impact of AH differs among patients previously diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM). We retrospectively evaluated consecutive patients admitted in a coronary care unit with AMI, from 2006 to 2014. Patients were ... Read more >>

Intern Emerg Med (Internal and emergency medicine)
[2021, :]

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Impact of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on ST-elevation myocardial infarction admissions and outcomes in a Portuguese primary percutaneous coronary intervention center: Preliminary Data.

André Azul Freitas, Rui Baptista, Valdirene Gonçalves, Cátia Ferreira, James Milner, Carolina Lourenço, Susana Costa, Fátima Franco, Sílvia Monteiro, Francisco Gonçalves, Lino Gonçalves,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has led to significant changes in healthcare systems and its impact on the treatment of cardiovascular conditions, such as ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), is unknown in countries where the healthcare systems were not saturated, as was the case in Portugal. As such, we aimed to assess the ... Read more >>

Rev Port Cardiol (Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology)
[2021, 40(7):465-471]

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Man with hypotension and chest pain.

João Ferreira, Flávio Freitas, Lino Gonçalves,

J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open (Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians open)
[2021, 2(1):e12365]

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Successful retrieval of a broken PentaRay catheter spine in a patient with mechanic mitral valve prosthesis.

João Lopes, Pedro A Sousa, Luís Elvas, Lino Gonçalves,

J Interv Card Electrophysiol (Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing)
[2021, 61(3):625-626]

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Usefulness of universal beta-blocker therapy in patients after ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

João André Ferreira, Rui Miguel Baptista, Sílvia Reis Monteiro, Lino Manuel Gonçalves, ,

<h4>Abstract</h4>The use of beta-blockers (BB) in the context of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) was a universal practice in the pre-reperfusion era. Since then, evidence of their use for secondary prevention after STEMI is scarce. Our aim is to determine treatment results associated with BB therapy after a STEMI at ... Read more >>

Medicine (Baltimore) (Medicine)
[2021, 100(3):e23987]

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