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  1. Beriberi cardiovascular agudo (Shoshin-Beriberi Acute cardiovascular beriberi (shoshin-beriberi

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    Osvaldo D. López Gastón

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available El beriberi, la deficiencia de tiamina (B1, fue referido en el siglo XVII en la literatura asiática, y pue de manifestarse por síntomas neurológicos (beriberi «seco» donde la neuropatía periférica y la debilidad muscular son los más destacados y/o síntomas cardiovasculares (beriberi «húmedo», con una variante «clásica» donde es predominante la insuficiencia cardíaca derecha con índice cardíaco (IC normal o alto y otra aguda o «shoshin-beriberi», caracterizada por insuficiencia biventricular, acidosis láctica e IC variable y que sin tratamiento precoz evoluciona al colapso vascular y la muerte. Se presenta una paciente de 58 años y antecedente de enolismo, con disnea, oliguria, sígnos de fallo cardíaco biventricular con patrón hiperdinámico, acidosis metabólica, disfunción tubular renal y lactacidemia de 5.6 mEq/L. El exámen neurológico mostró una polineuropatía sensitiva, simétrica y distal en MMII y deterioro cognitivo con sígnos frontales. Horas después de la administración de 100 mg de tiamina ev. se observó una manifiesta mejoría de los valores hemodinámicos y el estado ácido-base. Se concluye que si bien el beriberi cardiovascular agudo es de presentación infrecuente hay consenso en que además es subdiagnosticado. La presencia de acidosis láctica o cuadro de insuficiencia cardíaca de alto volumen minuto sin etiología manifiesta, en pacientes con riesgo de deficiencia de B1, es suficiente para hacer la prueba terapéutica.Beriberi (BB, thiamine deficiency, has been described in the Asian literature in the 17th century and is characterized by peripheral neuropathy and muscle weakness, also called «dry» beriberi (BB to differentiate it from «wet» BB, with essentially cardiovascular manifestations. Wet can be either «classic» wet BB in which signs and symptons of right-sided heart failure with normal or high cardiac output are the presenting features or the «shoshin» BB variant with severe

  2. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in wet beriberi

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    Giri Shivraman; Smith Sakima; Velez Michael R; Essa Essa; Raman Subha V; Gumina Richard J

    2011-01-01

    Abstract The clinical presentation of beriberi can be quite varied. In the extreme form, profound cardiovascular involvement leads to circulatory collapse and death. This case report is of a 72 year-old male who was admitted to the Neurology inpatient ward with progressive bilateral lower extremity weakness and parasthesia. He subsequently developed pulmonary edema and high output cardiac failure requiring intubation and blood pressure support. With the constellation of peripheral neuropathy,...

  3. Infantile encephalitic beriberi: magnetic resonance imaging findings

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    Wani, Nisar A. [Government Medical College Srinagar, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Jammu and Kashmir, Pin (India); Qureshi, Umar A.; Ahmad, Kaiser; Ahmad, Waseem [Government Medical College Srinagar, Department of Pediatrics, Jammu and Kashmir (India); Jehangir, Majid [Government Medical College Srinagar, Department of Radiology, Jammu and Kashmir (India)

    2016-01-15

    Thiamine deficiency in infants is still encountered in developing countries. It may present with acute neurological manifestations of infantile encephalitic beriberi. To review brain MRI findings in infantile encephalitic beriberi from a single institution. A retrospective review of MRI scans in 22 infants with acute-onset beriberi encephalopathy was carried out. Hyperintense lesions on T2-weighted images were seen symmetrically in the putamen in all patients, in the caudate nuclei in 16/22 (73%), the thalami in 7/22 (32%) and the globi pallidi in 3/22 (14%) of the infants. Altered signal intensity lesions in the cerebral cortex were seen in 7/22 (32%). The mammillary bodies were seen in one infant and the periaqueductal gray matter in two. There was restricted diffusion in 14/22 (64%), and 6/8 children with no evidence of restriction had been imaged ≥10 days after presentation. MR spectroscopy showed increased lactate peak in 6/8 infants (75%). Recognition of symmetrical T2-W hyperintense lesions in the basal ganglia with restricted diffusion and prominent lactate peak may allow early diagnosis of encephalitic beriberi in at-risk infants. (orig.)

  4. Efecto del tratamiento con vitamina D sobre eventos cardiovasculares en pacientes revascularizados tras síndrome coronario agudo

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    Navarro Valverde, Cristina

    2015-01-01

    La presente tesis doctoral pretende evaluar el posible beneficio pronóstico de la administración de suplementos de vitamina D en forma de 25(OH)D3 en pacientes mayores de 60 años que han sido revascularizados tras presentar un síndrome coronario agudo. Para ello se diseñó un estudio de intervención con un grupo de tratamiento y un grupo control. El primer capítulo de esta tesis hace una revisión crítica de la fisiopatología de la enfermedad coronaria, el metabolismo de la vitamina D y el p...

  5. [The history of healing; beriberi: 'kind of paralysis'].

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    de Knecht-van Eekelen, A

    1997-06-14

    Beriberi began to attract increasing attention in the second half of the 19th century, mostly due to the large numbers of victims among Dutch military personnel in the Netherlands East Indies. A study, carried out in Atjeh in 1886 by the Japanese Sugenoya and F. J. Cornelissen, led to the conclusion that there existed a beriberi bacillus which they could make visible in stained microscopical preparations. An extensive disinfection campaign in all barracks followed, but its benefits were a matter of debate. Inadequate nutrition in the investigators' eyes was only a predisposing factor. A.G. Vorderman (1844-1902) assumed a connection between rice feeding and beriberi in prisoners; he reported that the disease coincided with a diet of polished white rice. Beriberi could be prevented by providing the prisoners with 'red rice' (unpolished rice). However, red rice was regarded as inferior and status-lowering so that substitution of red for white rice in the rations was impossible. The concept of a 'lacking substance' (thiamine, vitamin B1) was hesitatingly accepted in the Netherlands. C. Winkler and C. Eijkman, for instance, refused until the early twenties of this century to exclude the possibility of a bacterial infection as the cause. As known, Eijkman in 1929 was awarded the Nobel prize for his contribution to vitamin research. PMID:9380156

  6. Wernicke’s Encephalopathy, Wet Beriberi, and Polyneuropathy in a Patient with Folate and Thiamine Deficiency Related to Gastric Phytobezoar

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    Nuria Huertas-González

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE is an acute neurological disorder resulting from thiamine deficiency. It is mainly related to alcohol abuse but it can be associated with other conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders. This vitamin deficiency can also present with cardiovascular symptoms, called “wet beriberi.” Association with folate deficit worsens the clinical picture. Subject. A 70-year-old man with gastric phytobezoar presented with gait instability, dyspnoea, chest pain associated with right heart failure and pericarditis, and folate deficiency. Furosemide was administered and cardiac symptoms improved but he soon developed vertiginous syndrome, nystagmus, diplopia, dysmetria, and sensitive and motor deficit in all four limbs with areflexia. Results. A cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI showed typical findings of WE. He was immediately treated with thiamine. Neurological symptoms improved in a few days and abnormal signals disappeared in a follow-up MRI two weeks later. Conclusion. Patients with malabsorption due to gastrointestinal disorders have an increased risk of thiamine deficiency, and folate deficiency can make this vitamin malabsorption worse. An established deficiency mainly shows neurological symptoms, WE, or rarely cardiovascular symptoms, wet beriberi. Early vitamin treatment in symptomatic patients improves prognosis. We recommend administration of prophylactic multivitamins supplements in patients at risk as routine clinical practice.

  7. Desempeño Cardiovascular de Dos Estirpes de Gallus gallus domesticus Sometidas a Estrés Calórico Agudo

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    Chacon, Tony; De Basilio, Vasco; Zerpa, Hector;

    2015-01-01

    Genetic selection in poultry has been based on fast growth characters and not on stress adaptability. This investigation assessed cardiovascular variables in two lineages of Gallus gallus domesticus of different domestication levels, subjected to acute heat stress. To carry out the assay, broiler...

  8. Shoshin Beriberi Induced by Long-Term Administration of Diuretics: A Case Report

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    Misumida, Naoki; Umeda, Hisashi; Iwase, Mitsunori

    2014-01-01

    Previous studies have suggested that diuretic therapy for heart failure may lead to thiamine deficiency due to the increased urinary thiamine excretion. Herein, we present the case of a 61-year-old man with shoshin beriberi, a fulminant form of wet beriberi, induced by long-term diuretic therapy. The patient had a history of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and was receiving furosemide and trichlormethiazide therapy. He presented with worsening exertional dyspnea and was admitted for heart failure exacerbation. His condition failed to improve even after intensive treatment. A hemodynamic evaluation with the Swan-Ganz catheter revealed high-output heart failure with low peripheral vascular resistance. Thiamine was administered for suspected shoshin beriberi; his hemodynamic status improved dramatically within the next six hours. The serum thiamine level was below the normal range; the patient was therefore diagnosed with shoshin beriberi. The common causes of thiamine deficiency were not identified. Long-term diuretic therapy with furosemide and thiazide was thought to have played a major role in the development of thiamine deficiency. This case illustrates the importance of considering wet beriberi as a possible cause of heart failure exacerbation in patients taking diuretics, even when the common thiamine deficiency causes are not identified with history-taking. PMID:25105030

  9. Shoshin Beriberi Induced by Long-Term Administration of Diuretics: A Case Report

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    Naoki Misumida

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Previous studies have suggested that diuretic therapy for heart failure may lead to thiamine deficiency due to the increased urinary thiamine excretion. Herein, we present the case of a 61-year-old man with shoshin beriberi, a fulminant form of wet beriberi, induced by long-term diuretic therapy. The patient had a history of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and was receiving furosemide and trichlormethiazide therapy. He presented with worsening exertional dyspnea and was admitted for heart failure exacerbation. His condition failed to improve even after intensive treatment. A hemodynamic evaluation with the Swan-Ganz catheter revealed high-output heart failure with low peripheral vascular resistance. Thiamine was administered for suspected shoshin beriberi; his hemodynamic status improved dramatically within the next six hours. The serum thiamine level was below the normal range; the patient was therefore diagnosed with shoshin beriberi. The common causes of thiamine deficiency were not identified. Long-term diuretic therapy with furosemide and thiazide was thought to have played a major role in the development of thiamine deficiency. This case illustrates the importance of considering wet beriberi as a possible cause of heart failure exacerbation in patients taking diuretics, even when the common thiamine deficiency causes are not identified with history-taking.

  10. Erythrocyte transketolase activity, markers of cardiac dysfunction and the diagnosis of infantile beriberi.

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    Douangdao Soukaloun

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Infantile beriberi is a potentially lethal manifestation of thiamin deficiency, associated with traditional post-partum maternal food avoidance, which persists in the Lao PDR (Laos. There are few data on biochemical markers of infantile thiamin deficiency or indices of cardiac dysfunction as potential surrogate markers. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A case control study of 47 infants with beriberi and age-matched afebrile and febrile controls was conducted in Vientiane, Laos. Basal and activated erythrocyte transketolase activities (ETK and activation (α coefficients were assayed along with plasma brain natriuretic peptide, N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and troponin T. Basal ETK (and to a lesser extent activated ETK and plasma troponin T were the only infant biochemical markers that predicted infantile beriberi. A basal ETK ≤ 0.59 micromoles/min/gHb gave a sensitivity (95%CI of 75.0 (47.6 to 92.7% and specificity (95%CI of 85.2 (66.3 to 95.8% for predicting infantile beriberi (OR (95%CI 15.9 (2.03-124.2; p = 0.008 (area under ROC curve = 0.80. In contrast, the α coefficient did not discriminate between cases and controls. Maternal basal ETK was linearly correlated with infant basal ETK (Pearson's r = 0.66, p < 0.001. The odds of beriberi in infants with detectable plasma troponin T was 3.4 times higher in comparison to infants without detectable troponin T (OR 3.4, 95%CI 1.22-9.73, p = 0.019. Detectable troponin T had a sensitivity (95%CI of 78.6 (59.0 to 91.7 % and specificity (95%CI of 56.1 (39.7 to 71.5 % for predicting infantile beriberi. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Basal ETK is a more accurate biochemical marker of infantile beriberi than the activation coefficient. Raised plasma troponin T may be a useful indicator of infantile beriberi in infants at risk and in the absence of other evident causes.

  11. Beriberi (thiamine deficiency and high infant mortality in northern Laos.

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    Hubert Barennes

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Infantile beriberi (thiamine deficiency occurs mainly in infants breastfed by mothers with inadequate intake of thiamine, typically among vulnerable populations. We describe possible and probable cases of infantile thiamine deficiency in northern Laos.Three surveys were conducted in Luang Namtha Province. First, we performed a retrospective survey of all infants with a diagnosis of thiamine deficiency admitted to the 5 hospitals in the province (2007-2009. Second, we prospectively recorded all infants with cardiac failure at Luang Namtha Hospital. Third, we further investigated all mothers with infants (1-6 months living in 22 villages of the thiamine deficiency patients' origin. We performed a cross-sectional survey of all mothers and infants using a pre-tested questionnaire, physical examination and squat test. Infant mortality was estimated by verbal autopsy. From March to June 2010, four suspected infants with thiamine deficiency were admitted to Luang Namtha Provincial hospital. All recovered after parenteral thiamine injection. Between 2007 and 2009, 54 infants with possible/probable thiamine deficiency were diagnosed with acute severe cardiac failure, 49 (90.2% were cured after parenteral thiamine; three died (5.6%. In the 22 villages, of 468 live born infants, 50 (10.6%, 95% CI: 8.0-13.8 died during the first year. A peak of mortality (36 deaths was reported between 1 and 3 months. Verbal autopsy suggested that 17 deaths (3.6% were due to suspected infantile thiamine deficiency. Of 127 mothers, 60 (47.2% reported edema and paresthesia as well as a positive squat test during pregnancy; 125 (98.4% respected post-partum food avoidance and all ate polished rice. Of 127 infants, 2 (1.6% had probable thiamine deficiency, and 8 (6.8% possible thiamine deficiency.Thiamine deficiency may be a major cause of infant mortality among ethnic groups in northern Laos. Mothers' and children's symptoms are compatible with thiamine deficiency. The severity

  12. Escroto agudo Acute scrotum

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    Lisieux Eyer de Jesus

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende fazer uma revisão geral do tema, com ênfase em conceitos atuais e/ou controversos no manejo das situações clínicas em questão, em especial conceitos ainda polêmicos quanto à fisiopatologia e ao manejo diagnóstico. Também é feita uma revisão extensa quanto aos aspectos clínicos e terapêuticos da torção de testículo neonatal e quanto aos aspectos de diagnóstico diferencial na síndrome do escroto agudo. São citadas informações estatísticas derivadas dos principais estudos clínicos publicados nos últimos 20 anos em literatura médica ocidental.This article intends to review "Acute Scrotum" emphasizing modern and controversial aspects on clinical situations, specially concepts on physiopathology and diagnosis. We also review clinical and therapeutic aspects of neonatal testicular torsion and the differential diagnosis in the acute scrotum syndrome. Statistical information are derived from main studies published in the last 20 years.

  13. [Introduction of Indian medicine into China in the Wei-Jin-Southern-Northern dynasties as interpreted by beriberi].

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    Fan, J

    1995-01-01

    Since the sea route between China and all countries in the Western Region was unimpeded, many Buddhist monks came to China. Some of them settled in Lingnan Region. With them, Indian medicine was imported which greatly expanded the coverage of TCM. Some of the Northerners moved southward into Lingnan Region and contracted beriberi which were cured by Indian monks. The author explores the importation of Indian medcine through analysis of beriberi as an example.

  14. A Retrospective Investigation of Thiamin and Energy Intakes Following an Outbreak of Beriberi in the Gambia

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    Margaret B. E. Livingstone

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In the early part of the rainy season in 1988, an outbreak of beriberi occurred in free-living adults in a relatively small area in the North Bank region of The Gambia. In 1995 we selected two compounds in a village called Chilla situated within the affected district to retrospectively examine dietary factors potentially contributing to the outbreak. There had previously been cases of beriberi in one compound (BBC but not in the other (NBC. We measured energy and thiamin intakes for four days on six occasions during the year. We calculated energy and thiamin intakes of people living in the two compounds and foods were collected for thiamin analysis through the year. Thiamin:Energy ratios only met international recommendations in the immediate post‑harvest season when energy and thiamin intakes were highest and then fell through the year. In the rainy season when food was short and labour was heaviest, energy intakes were lower in the NBC but thiamin:energy ratios were lower in BBC. Records of rainfall in 1988 collected near the village indicated that the amount in August was twice the average. We suggest the heavy rainfall may have increased farm workload and reduced income from outside-village work activity. The lower energy intakes in the NBC may have forced adults to rest thus sparing thiamin demands and delaying onset of beriberi. In contrast, the higher energy intake of adults in the BBC may have enabled them to continue working, thus increasing demands for thiamin and inducing the earlier onset of beriberi.

  15. Tromboembolia coronaria múltiple como causa de infarto agudo de miocardio

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    Brenda N. Mangariello; Miguel Payaslian; Marcela Albornoz; Pablo Miguelez; Vanina Gos Re; Agustina Biasco; Fabio Muñoz; Simón Salzberg; Patricia Gitelman

    2010-01-01

    RESUMENLa tromboembolia coronaria es una causa infrecuente y poco documentada de síndromecoronario agudo. En la bibliografía sólo se encuentran comunicaciones aisladas con escasafundamentación angiográfica. En esta presentación se describe el caso de un varón de 32años sin antecedentes cardiovasculares, que debuta con un cuadro de infarto agudo demiocardio con evidencia angiográfica de múltiples tromboembolias coronarias y evolucionaa shock cardiogénico y muerte. Se realiza, asimismo, una rev...

  16. Rapidly progressive polyneuropathy due to dry beriberi in a man: a case report

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    Lekwuwa Godwin

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction We describe a case of rapidly progressive and severely debilitating polyneuropathy in a patient with confirmed hypovitaminosis B1, consistent with dry beriberi. Crucially, this is a treatable condition, although sometimes with incomplete recovery, but it is probably under-recognized yet increasingly common given increasing levels of alcohol abuse in the western world. Case presentation A 49-year-old Caucasian British man presented with progressive weakness of both lower limbs of approximately seven months' duration. He noted difficulty climbing stairs. He also complained of lethargy, and loss of muscle bulk, including his thighs. He had a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and admitted prior alcohol abuse but denied excessive alcohol intake in the five years prior to presentation. Initial clinical and neurophysiological examinations were consistent with a mild peripheral neuropathy and probable proximal myopathy. However, over the subsequent four months he evolved a marked tetraparesis, with profound sensory disturbance of all limbs. Repeat neurophysiology revealed a widespread polyneuropathy with extensive acute and sub-acute denervation changes in all four limbs, and reduced or absent sensory nerve action potentials. Hypovitaminosis B1 was confirmed (45 nmol/L, reference range 66-200 nmol/L. His rapid clinical deterioration was in keeping with dry beriberi. He was treated with thiamine. Subsequent follow-up revealed slow but significant improvement, such that by 15-16 months from the initial onset of symptoms, and approximately six months after the onset of his marked tetraparesis, he was able to stand independently and was gradually gaining confidence in walking pending a period of in-patient neurorehabilitation. Conclusion A potentially wide differential diagnosis exists for this type of presentation. Confirming hypovitaminosis B1 by requesting the assay prior to vitamin replacement ensures accurate diagnosis and

  17. Terapéutica del dolor agudo

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    Alonso Babarro, Alberto

    2006-01-01

    El abordaje del dolor agudo en la práctica clínica debe empezar siempre por una correcta valoración. La evaluación debe incluir tanto la investigación sobre el probable origen del dolor, sus características y su mecanismo fisiopatológico como la determinación de la intensidad del dolor para facilitarnos el control del tratamiento propuesto. Numerosos trabajos han evaluado mediante revisiones sistemáticas la utilidad de los diferentes tratamientos en los distintos cuadros de dolor agudo. A par...

  18. Dry beriberi preceded Wernicke′s encephalopathy: Thiamine deficiency after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

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    Debopam Samanta

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In recent times, pediatric obesity has become widely prevalent. If first-line treatment with lifestyle modification fails, bariatric surgery may be indicated for severely obese patients. Many patients now travel abroad to get these surgeries done. Some of these patients receive inadequate postoperative care. We described a morbidly obese 17-year-old girl who had a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy procedure for weight loss. Due to severe nausea, she stopped her multivitamin supplementation. Within a few weeks, she developed symptoms of dry beriberi was soon followed by classic symptoms of Wernicke′s encephalopathy. The prompt diagnosis was made with confirmation from serum thiamine level and brain magnetic resonance imaging. Thiamine supplementation reversed ophthalmological symptoms promptly. However, the patient needed inpatient rehabilitation for neuropathy. This case describes that thiamine deficiency can occur after restrictive bariatric surgery, despite lower risk of malnutrition in the absence of intestinal bypass procedure. This report highlights that in the presence of risk factors: dietary noncompliance, inadequate follow-up, and severe nausea with and without vomiting can precipitate the development of Wernicke′s encephalopathy, even after restrictive surgery. Physicians may increasingly encounter thiamine and other nutrient deficiencies in increasing numbers due to increasing prevalence of obesity disorders and availability of bariatric surgeries. This report also emphasized the importance of identifying vague sensory symptoms in thiamine deficiency.

  19. Tromboembolia coronaria múltiple como causa de infarto agudo de miocardio

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    Brenda N. Mangariello

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENLa tromboembolia coronaria es una causa infrecuente y poco documentada de síndromecoronario agudo. En la bibliografía sólo se encuentran comunicaciones aisladas con escasafundamentación angiográfica. En esta presentación se describe el caso de un varón de 32años sin antecedentes cardiovasculares, que debuta con un cuadro de infarto agudo demiocardio con evidencia angiográfica de múltiples tromboembolias coronarias y evolucionaa shock cardiogénico y muerte. Se realiza, asimismo, una revisión de las causas y de lasformas de presentación clínica de la tromboembolia coronaria.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2010;78:255-258.

  20. Infarto agudo del miocardio por estrés laboral

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    Carlos Peña Coto

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available En Medicina del Trabajo del Departamento de Medicina Legal se atienden casos de enfermedad laboral, donde el estrés laboral ha aumentado su incidencia como factor predisponerte de enfermedades profesionales destacando el infarto agudo del miocardio como una de ellas. Este artículo pretende revisar los criterios diagnósticos del infarto del miocardio, factores de riesgo, mecanismos y síntomas del estrés laboral, rehabilitación postinfarto y recomendaciones para la prevención de las enfermedades cardiovascularesWe evaluated a patient who was working for a public institution that provides care for all types of emergencies, was subjected daily to a great stress at work one day showed typical chest pain and was managed as an acute coronary syndrome. This article reviews the diagnostic criteria for heart attack, risk factors, mechanisms and symptoms of work stress, post heart attack rehabilitation and recommendations for prevention of cardiovascular disease

  1. Infarto agudo de miocardio y embarazo.

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    Laura Gabriela Sandor Ille; Rodrigo Cifuentes Borrero

    2009-01-01

    El infarto agudo del miocardio (IAM) es una síndrome que rara vez se asocia con el embarazo y ensombrece el pronóstico materno-fetal. Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 30 años que hizo IAM mientras cursaba su tercer embarazo a término y tuvo parto vaginal en el tercer día postinfarto. El parto y el puerperio fueron normales y no hubo complicaciones maternas ni perinatales.

  2. Severe Encephalopathy, Lactic Acidosis, Vegetative Instability and Neuropathy with 5-Fluorouracil Treatment – Pyrimidine Degradation Defect or Beriberi

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    A. Rosen

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available We present the case of a 19-year-old female with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, who received two courses of chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU in combination with folic acid and cisplatin. Upon developing esophageal strictures in the course of her radiotherapy, she required total parenteral nutrition. In the course of therapy, the patient developed severe multisystem failure with encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, vegetative instability and neuropathy. The treatment with 5-FU can lead to severe toxicity due to enzyme deficiencies in the degradation of pyrimidines, but it can also lead to thiamine deficiency with the classic symptoms of beriberi. Beriberi is a rare disorder, usually attributed to malnutrition or alcoholism. 5-FU has been shown to induce thiamine depletion. Reduced food intake or total parenteral nutrition devoid of vitamin supplements may aggravate symptoms. We were unable to find a genetic cause for increased 5-FU toxicity in our patient, ruling out deficiencies of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase, dihydropyrimidinase or β-ureidopropionase and double-strand break repair deficits. We come to the conclusion that, even without any definable enzyme deficiency, treatment with 5-FU can lead to high toxicity due to thiamine deficiency if vitamin supplementation is not undertaken.

  3. Sobrevida de pacientes con infarto agudo al miocardio en un hospital de Costa Rica

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    Manrique Leal Mateos

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo:El presente estudio tiene como propósito principal estimar la probabilidad acumulada de sobrevida al sexto mes de pacientes egresados del Hospital Calderón Guardia bajo el diagnóstico de infarto agudo al miocardio. Metodología:Se realizó un estudio de cohorte retrospectivo que incluyó a pacientes internados bajo el diagnóstico de infarto agudo al miocardio en el Servicio de Medicina Interna del Hospital Calderón Guardia entre el primero de octubre del 2003 al 31 de septiembre del 2004. La probabilidad acumulada de sobrevida de los pacientes se estimó al sexto mes posterior al evento cardiovascular y fue realizada mediante el método de Kaplan Meier. El tiempo de sobreviva fue medido en meses. La fecha inicial del estudio correspondió al momento en que se realizó el diagnóstico de infarto agudo al miocardio a cada paciente.La fecha de término del estudio fue el 31 de septiembre del 2004. El efecto independiente de las variables seleccionadas se realizó mediante el modelo de regresión múltiple de riesgos proporcionales de Cox.El nivel de significancia fue fijado en p<0,05. Resultados:Entre el 1 ºde octubre del 2003 y el 31 de septiembre del 2004, se identificaron 127 pacientes,cuyo diagnóstico de ingreso al Servicio de Medicina Interna del Hospital Calderón Guardia fue infarto agudo al miocardio. El 66,1%(n=84de los casos correspondieron a pacientes del sexo masculino.La edad promedio de los pacientes fue 64,6 años (DE ±12,2. El 63%(n=80de los pacientes presentaron antecedentes de Hipertensión Arterial,siendo este factor de riesgo el más frecuente en la población estudiada. Al final del período de estudio fallecieron 18 pacientes.De éstos,8 murieron por causas diferentes o no derivadas del infarto agudo al miocardio.La probabilidad acumulada de sobrevida para ambos sexos a los seis meses posteriores del evento cardiovascular fue de un 91,3%. Conclusiones:La sobrevida proporcional de la cohorte estudiada se puede

  4. Hiperglucemia en el síndrome coronario agudo: informe científico multidisciplinario

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    Patricia Blanco

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available La hiperglucemia con o sin diabetes preexistente es un hallazgo frecuente en pacientes que cursan un síndrome coronario agudo. Estudios previos han demostrado que la hiperglucemia es altamente prevalente y se asocia a un mayor riesgo de muerte y complicaciones hospitalarias. Los mecanismos fisiopatológicos mediante los cuales la hiperglucemia provoca resultados adversos no son claros, y se desconoce si es un marcador de eventos o su causa. Los efectos perjudiciales de la hiperglucemia en el sistema cardiovascular son múltiples, y el control de los niveles de glucosa con insulina parece mejorar el pronóstico en estos pacientes. Se han desarrollado numerosos protocolos para el control de glucemia que demostraron ser seguros y efectivos. En una iniciativa originada en el Consejo de Emergencias de la Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología, se convocó a expertos de nuestro medio con el propósito de debatir estrategias para el control de la glucemia en pacientes que cursan un síndrome coronario agudo. Este documento refleja lo discutido en este evento académico con la intención de resumir los principales aspectos del control de la glucemia y ofrecer recomendaciones generales de tratamiento en la Unidad Coronaria.

  5. Infarto Agudo de Miocardio: Certezas e Incertidumbres con las Nuevas Estrategias de Reperfusión

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    Dr. Ricardo Mario Iglesias

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Las enfermedades cardiovasculares representan la primera causa de morbimortalidad a nivel mundial. El infarto agudo de miocardio es la expresión más dramática dentro del síndrome coronario agudo y el accidente de placa coronario, el mecanismo fisiopatológico involucrado con mayor frecuencia. El objetivo del tratamiento ha variado en los últimos años, desde obtener permeabilidad en las arterias epicárdicas hasta alcanzar un decuado nivel e perfusión n el ircuito microvascular. La optimización de la estrategia terapéutica se obtiene a través de una reperfusión precoz y efectiva (fibrinolíticos y/o angioplastia y la selección adecuada de múltiples fármacos coadyuvantes (B bloqueantes, aspirina, clopidogrel, anticoagulantes que han demostrado beneficios clínicos en diversos ensayos clínicos.The first cause of morbidity-mortality all over the world is represented by the cardiovascular diseases. The acute infarct of myocardium is the most dramatic expression within the acute coronary syndrome and the coronary plaque rupture, the most frequently physiopathology mechanism involved. In the last few years the objective of the treatment has changed, from obtaining permeability in the epicardial arteries to reaching a suitable level of perfusion in the microvascular circuit. The optimization of the therapeutic strategy obtains through a precocious and effective reperfusion (fibrinolytic and/or angioplasty and the suitable helping drug selection (aspirin, clopidogrel and anticoagulants that has demonstrated clinical benefits in clinical trials

  6. Perfil clínico y manejo del síndrome coronario agudo

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    Yudelquis Ojeda Riquenes

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo retrospectivo, para determinar el perfil clínico y el manejo del Síndrome Coronario Agudo (SCA en el centro diagnóstico integral “Los Arales”, en el período de enero de 2009 a mayo de 2010. El universo incluyó a 32 pacientes con SCA y la muestra a 29 pacientes, de los cuales 12 (41,4% tuvieron un SCA con elevación del ST (SCACEST, los restantes 17 (58,6% presentaron un síndrome coronario agudo sin elevación del ST (SCASEST. Los pacientes con SCACEST tenían menos antecedentes cardiovasculares y usaban menos medicamentos previos; presentaron mayor porcentaje de clase killip IV (8,3%, marcadores de necrosis (100% y alteraciones de la repolarización (100%. No se realizó trombolisis, solo un paciente fue remitido para realizar coronariografía e ICP (8,3%; se utilizó más la heparina (83,3% y aspirina (91,7%. Este grupo presentó más eventos arrítmicos, complicaciones y mortalidad precoz. Al alta se usó más aspirina (100% y beta bloqueadores (66,7% e IECA (66,7%.. Los pacientes con SCASEST tuvieron un mayor Killip II-III (17,6% y creatinina elevada (11,8%. Se usaron menos los antiplaquetarios y no se refirió para realizar procedimientos diagnósticos o terapéuticos.

  7. Presencia y severidad de calcio coronario: su relación con la aparición de eventos coronarios agudos

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    Lázaro E. de la Cruz Avilés

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: la detección de calcio en las arterias coronarias confirma la presencia de aterosclerosis y ha demostrado ser una herramienta útil para estratificar el riesgo cardiovascular. Objetivo: determinar la relación entre la presencia y severidad de calcio coronario con la aparición de eventos coronarios agudos. Métodos: se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo, prospectivo, tipo serie de casos, en el Hospital Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima de Cienfuegos, entre enero y diciembre de 2008. La serie estuvo conformada por 137 pacientes, en los que se estudió: sexo, antecedentes patológicos personales, cifras de glucemia en ayunas, creatinina, colesterol total y triglicéridos. Los pacientes fueron seguidos durante dos años para evaluar la aparición de eventos coronarios agudos. Resultados: La edad media fue de 53,2±7,4 años, con predominio del sexo masculino (52,5 %. El mayor porciento de pacientes clasificados como de alto riesgo, según la cuantificación del calcio coronario (16,8 % perteneció al sexo masculino, predominando en los mayores de 70 años. La diabetes se relacionó de forma significativa con la severidad del puntaje de calcio. El infarto agudo del miocardio fue más frecuente en pacientes con puntaje de calcio mayor de 400 unidades Agatston. Conclusiones: la aparición de eventos coronarios agudos fue más frecuente en los pacientes de alto riesgo según cuantificación del calcio coronario.

  8. Impacto Pronóstico de los Síndromes Geriátricos en Pacientes Ancianos con Síndrome Coronario Agudo

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    Los síndromes geriátricos pueden predecir eventos adversos en el contexto del síndrome coronario agudo más allá de la propia edad y de los clásicos factores de riesgo cardiovascular. El objetivo de la presente tesis doctoral fue cuantificar y evaluar un amplio espectro de síndromes geriátricos en pacientes supervivientes a la fase aguda de un síndrome coronario. Se incluyeron un total de 342 pacientes mayores de 65 años que ingresaron de forma consecutiva en el servicio de Cardiología de un ú...

  9. Infarto agudo de miocardio después de la administración subcutánea de sumatriptán

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    Luis A. Rodríguez López

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    Full Text Available El sumatriptán es un medicamento que se utiliza para la migraña y puede producir vasoconstricción coronaria. Se presenta un caso con infarto agudo de miocardio de causa no ateroesclerótica, secundaria a la administración subcutánea de este fármaco, en un hombre de 50 años de edad, sin antecedentes de enfermedad cardiovascular. El paciente evolucionó sin complicaciones después de la retirada del sumatriptán.

  10. Tabaquismo como factor de riesgo del infarto agudo al miocardio

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    Manrique Leal-Mateos

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Justificación: El tabaquismo es la principal causa de enfermedad, discapacidad y muerte prematura prevenible mundialmente; actualmente, es aceptado como un factor de riesgo para el desarrollo de enfermedades cardiovasculares. Sin embargo, aunque el tabaco es conocido como una causa directa de IAM, en el país es limitado el conocimiento de su fracción atribuible. Objetivo: Este estudio tiene como propósito evaluar el impacto que provoca el tabaquismo sobre los pacientes con IAM, por medio de su fracción atribuible. Así, pretende estimar la proporción de personas que podrían prevenir su desarrollo, si se evitara la exposición a este factor de riesgo. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio de casos y controles en los servicios de medicina interna y cirugía del Hospital San Juan de Dios, en el periodo comprendido entre el 1 de abril y el 23 de septiembre de 2005. Se definió como fumador aquel paciente que hubiera fumado al menos un cigarro por día, durante un año. De acuerdo con el hábito de fumar, se clasificaron en: No fumadores (quienes nunca habían fumado, fumadores (quienes fumaran actualmente y exfumadores. La magnitud de las asociaciones entre la exposición y el riesgo de la enfermedad se evaluó mediante la razón de probabilidades (Odds Ratio en inglés para datos apareados 2:1, definiendo como no expuestos aquellos pacientes clasificados como no fumadores. Los exfumadores con más de 15 años de haber abandonado el hábito fueron clasificados como no fumadores (dados los beneficios que representa esta situación a largo plazo y aquellos con menos de 15 años de haberlo abandonado, fumadores. Con el fin de medir el impacto del tabaquismo sobre los pacientes que padecen de infarto agudo al miocardio se utilizó el indicador de fracción atribuible. Para todo lo anterior se utilizó Epitable, del programa EpiInfo 6. Resultados: La Razón de Probabilidades para datos apareados 2:1 mostró una asociación positiva entre el fumado y

  11. Fisioterapia con complemento educativo en el ictus cerebral agudo

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    La creciente demanda de fisioterapia y educación sanitaria en el ictus agudo, junto a la necesidad de ser eficientes, hacen necesario evaluar las intervenciones realizadas y hacer predicciones pronósticas tempranas que faciliten la gestión de dichos pacientes y disminuyan la variabilidad en la evaluación y tratamiento, siendo fundamental el primer mes de evolución como período de mayor evolución y valor pronóstico. OBJETIVO GENERAL Evaluar el efecto de un tratamiento de fisioterapia má...

  12. The Emerging Role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Metabolic Cardiomyopathies.

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    Mavrogeni, S; Markousis-Mavrogenis, G; Markussis, V; Kolovou, G

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    The aim of this review is to discuss the role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) in the diagnosis, risk stratification, and follow-up of metabolic cardiomyopathies. The classification of myocardial diseases, proposed by WHO/ISFC task force, distinguished specific cardiomyopathies, caused by metabolic disorders, into 4 types: 1) endocrine disorders, 2) storage or infiltration disorders (amyloidosis, hemochromatosis and familial storage disorders), 3) nutritional disorders (Kwashiorkor, beri-beri, obesity, and alcohol), and 4) diabetic heart. Thyroid disease, pheochromocytoma, and growth hormone excess or deficiency may contribute to usually reversible dilated cardiomyopathy. Glucogen storage diseases can be presented with myopathy, liver, and heart failure. Lysosomal storage diseases can provoke cardiac hypertrophy, mimicking hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and arrhythmias. Hereditary hemochromatosis, an inherited disorder of iron metabolism, leads to tissue iron overload in different organs, including the heart. Cardiac amyloidosis is the result of amyloid deposition in the heart, formed from breakdown of normal or abnormal proteins that leads to increased heart stiffness, restrictive cardiomyopathy, and heart failure. Finally, nutritional disturbances and metabolic diseases, such as Kwashiorkor, beri-beri, obesity, alcohol consumption, and diabetes mellitus may also lead to severe cardiac dysfunction. CMR, through its capability to reliably assess anatomy, function, inflammation, rest-stress myocardial perfusion, myocardial fibrosis, aortic distensibility, iron and/or fat deposition can serve as an excellent tool for early diagnosis of heart involvement, risk stratification, treatment evaluation, and long term follow-up of patients with metabolic cardiomyopathies. PMID:26197853

  13. Efeitos do exercicio agudo sobre biomarcadores sericos de ratos diabeticos

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    Fabio Milioni

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: As respostas ao exercício agudo dos biomarcadores, como a fosfatase alcalina (FA e a creatina quinase (CK séricas têm sido pouco investigadas em ratos diabéticos. OBJETIVOS: Verificar os efeitos do exercício físico aeróbio agudo sobre as concentrações de CK e FA, bem como, avaliar o estado hídrico em ratos diabéticos experimentais. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS Foram utilizados ratos Wistar machos, adultos jovens, distribuídos em dois grupos: diabéticos (DA e controles (CA. O diabetes foi induzido por meio da administração de aloxana monoidratado Sigma(r (32 mg/kg de peso corporal. Duas semanas após confirmação do diabetes, ambos os grupos foram submetidos a uma sessão aguda de natação por 30 min, com carga aeróbia (4,5 % do peso corporal. Foram avaliados: glicose, hematócrito, CK, FA, albumina e a cinética de lactato durante o exercício por meio de coletas 25 µL de sangue da cauda dos animais, nos minutos 0, 10, 20 e 30 de exercício. RESULTADOS: ANOVA de dois fatores para medidas repetidas e o teste post hoc de Tukey apontaram diminuição significativa dos valores de glicemia após o exercício para o grupo DA, aumento significativo de CK pós-exercício para o grupo DA, aumento significativo de hematócrito para ambos os grupos após exercício e manutenção da FA após exercício para o grupo DA. CONCLUSÃO: O exercício agudo aeróbio foi eficiente no controle dos níveis glicêmicos de ratos diabéticos. Entretanto, deve ser aplicado com cautela, pois induziu altos valores de CK, sugerindo possíveis lesões teciduais.

  14. El ejercicio agudo aumenta las concentraciones de homocisteína en varones físicamente activos

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    Beatriz Maroto-Sánchez

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Niveles altos de Homocisteína (Hcy se han identificado como un factor de riesgo cardiovascular. En relación con la práctica de ejercicio físico, los resultados son contradictorios. Objetivos: El objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar la influencia de ejercicios agudos máximo y submáximo sobre las concentraciones de homocisteína total (tHcy y otros parámetros sanguíneos relacionados. Material y métodos: Diez varones (23,5 ± 1,8 años físicamente activos realizaron una prueba incremental máxima y otra submáxima a una intensidad del 65% del consumo máximo de oxígeno (VO2max en tapiz rodante. Se analizaron antes y después las concentraciones de tHcy, folato, vitamina B12 y creatinina séricas. Resultados: Las concentraciones de tHcy séricas aumentaron significativamente tras las pruebas de intensidad máxima (p < 0,05 y submáxima (p < 0,01. El folato y la vitamina B12 también aumentaron significativamente tras ambas pruebas (p < 0,05. Las concentraciones de creatinina aumentaron significativamente únicamente en la prueba máxima (p < 0,001. Se encontró una relación inversa entre los niveles de folato y de tHcy en todos los puntos (p < 0,05. Conclusión: Se observaron niveles altos de homocisteína después del ejercicio agudo tanto máximo como submáximo.

  15. Perfil epidemiológico do beribéri notificado de 2006 a 2008 no Estado do Maranhão, Brasil Epidemiological profile of reported beriberi cases in Maranhão State, Brazil, 2006-2008

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    Estela Maura Padilha

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi descrever o perfil epidemiológico dos casos e óbitos de beribéri notificados de 2006-2008 no Estado do Maranhão, Brasil. Informações foram obtidas de fichas de notificação da Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Maranhão e utilizou-se o Índice Global de Moran para avaliar autocorrelação espacial. Foram notificados 1.207 casos e 40 óbitos. Regiões oeste e central mostraram forte presença de autocorrelação espacial da incidência. Ocorrência de casos e óbitos concentrou-se de maio a agosto, em homens jovens (20-40 anos. Hábito de consumir álcool e fumar esteve presente entre os óbitos; baixa renda e ocupação com atividade pesada, entre os casos. Os sintomas mais comuns foram diminuição da força, dormência e edema das pernas, dificuldade para caminhar e dor na panturrilha. O perfil dos acometidos e os sintomas, exceto edema de membros inferiores, são característicos de beribéri seco. É pertinente que estudos sobre seu ressurgimento no país sejam aprofundados.This study aimed to describe the epidemiological profile of beriberi cases and related deaths reported from 2006 to 2008 in Maranhão State, Brazil. Data were obtained from beriberi notification forms at the State Health Department. The global Moran index was used to evaluate spatial auto-correlation. 1207 cases and 40 deaths were reported. The western and central regions of the State showed strong spatial auto-correlation of incidence rates. Cases and deaths were concentrated from May to August, in young men (20-40 years. Regular alcohol consumption and smoking were recorded among fatal cases. Low income and heavy labor were widespread among cases. Common symptoms were asthenia, numbness, and swollen legs, difficulty walking, and calf pain. The profile of cases and their symptoms (except swollen legs are characteristic of dry beriberi. We recommend further studies on the resurgence of beriberi in Brazil.

  16. Estatinas para el Síndrome Coronario Agudo Medicina basada en evidencia sobre la administración temprana con dosis de carga

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    Carlos Fonseca-Gamboa

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: En algunos Servicios de Emergencias de la CCSS, a los pacientes con infarto agudo de miocardio se les administra una dosis alta -aunque variable- de lovastatina en las primeras horas de evolución de los síndromes coronarios agudos, con la expectativa de lograr efectos pleiotrópicos, un resultado positivo sobre el endotelio y la disminución de mediadores inflamatorios. Analizar la evidencia científica que sustenta el beneficio de esta intervención farmacológica y clarificar la posible dosis oral y el potencial intervalo idóneo. Búsqueda vía electrónica en sistemas secundarios de información científica y análisis de fuentes primarias, con énfasis en ensayos clínicos aleatorizados que evalúen la eficacia de las estatinas en los eventos coronarios agudos; también de fuentes terciarias, específicamente revisiones sistemáticas y guías de consenso para práctica clínica basadas en evidencia y revisiones por instancias evaluadoras de tecnologías con reconocimiento internacional. Resultados: Cuatro ensayos clínicos aleatorizados controlados con placebo, no demostraron diferencias significativas ni clínicamente relevantes en la variable primaria combinada: evento cardiaco mayor, muerte, IAM recurrente fatal, AVC fatal u otra causa de muerte cardiovascular, ninguno usó dosis de carga, ni se inició la administración en las 24 hs del inicio de la sintomatología. Conclusión: Ante la falta de evidencia que permita proyectar con claridad un papel beneficioso para las estatinas en el manejo inicial del síndrome coronario agudo, esta práctica desequilibra la relación beneficio/riesgo y se aleja de los principios del uso racional de medicamentos y la aplicación del paradigma de la medicina basada en evidencia.

  17. Angioedema hereditario: Tratamiento del ataque agudo en la Argentina

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    Alejandro Malbrán

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    Full Text Available En el mundo, el angioedema hereditario (HAE afecta a 1 de cada 50 000 personas. Produce episodios de angioedema cutáneo, abdominal y laríngeos que generan gran incapacidad. La mortalidad por la enfermedad oscila entre 15 y 50%. Aunque en Argentina un concentrado plasmático de C1 inhibidor (pdC1INH ha estado aprobado y disponible por décadas para el tratamiento del ataque agudo, solo 15 (26% de 58 pacientes había recibido pdC1INH alguna vez hasta el año 2008, y solo 2(3.4% lo usaban regularmente. Luego de la aprobación de los nuevos medicamentos para HAE, incluido el icatibant en Argentina y de la publicación de las guías terapéuticas, 42 (82% de 51 pacientes del grupo original tienen pdC1INH para tratar el próximo ataque. Sin embargo, 16 (18% de estos pacientes continúan sin acceso a la medicación y otros 15 (35.7% acceden a través de otro enfermo en forma espuria. Solo 12 (28.6% de los pacientes con el medicamento puede auto tratarse en su domicilio. La mejora en el acceso a la medicación es importante pero debe extenderse a todos los afectados y facilitarse el auto-tratamiento.

  18. Ruptura del septum ventricular post infarto agudo del miocardio

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    Warner Rodríguez Jerez

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    Full Text Available La ruptura del septum interventricular (CIV es una complicación grave del infarto agudo del miocardio y tiene un alto índice de mortalidad. El diagnóstico rápido, medidas adecuadas en el manejo médico como el uso de balón de contrapulsación intra aórtico y la corrección quirúrgica pronta son algunos de los esfuerzos que se han realizado para mejorar la sobrevida y disminuir el tiempo de recuperación de los pacientes, posterior a un evento de este tipo. Dentro de los factores de riesgo para la comunicación interventricular post infarto destacan la edad avanzada, sexo femenino, el infarto de cara anterior, y la ausencia de tabaquismo. En este artículo se presenta el caso de una paciente de la Unidad Coronaria del Hospital San Juan de Dios y se hace revisión del tema.

  19. Factors Related to In-Hospital Mortality Caused by Acute Myocardial Infarction Factores relacionados con la mortalidad intrahospitalaria en el infarto agudo del miocardio

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    Francisco Valladares Carvajal

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    Full Text Available Background: the identification of factors related to mortality in acute myocardial infarction represents an essential element in the initial assessment of patients. Objective: to identify factors associated with in-hospital mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction admitted to the Coronary Intensive Care Unit of Cienfuegos in 2010. Methods: we conducted a case series study, which included 241 patients with acute myocardial infarction admitted to the Coronary Intensive Care Unit of the Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima General University Hospital of Cienfuegos in 2010. The variables analyzed were age, sex, personal medical history, type of acute myocardial infarction (according to electrocardiogram and topographic location, heart rate and blood pressure at admission, classification of heart failure according to Killip Kimball, creatinine, glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, CPK-MB, and cardiovascular adverse events during their hospital stay. Results: the average age of the patients was 65,6 years old, with male predominance. High blood pressure, smoking and previous myocardial infarction were the most relevant antecedents. Patients with no heart failure and preserved ejection fraction predominated. Most frequent cardiovascular adverse events were post-infarction angina, ventricular arrhythmias and cardiogenic shock. Conclusions: we found significant association with mortality and old age (> 70 years, tachycardia, blood glucose ≥ 7 mmol / l at admission, and the presentation of ventricular arrhythmias and cardiogenic shock during in-hospital evolution.Fundamento: la identificación de los factores relacionados con la mortalidad en el infarto agudo del miocardio representa un eslabón primordial en la evaluación inicial de los pacientes. Objetivo: identificar los factores relacionados con la mortalidad intrahospitalaria de los pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio, ingresados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Coronarios de

  20. Infarto agudo de miocardio. Guía de práctica clínica

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    Yanier Coll Muñoz

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available La elaboración de esta Guía de Práctica Clínica se justifica, en primer lugar, por la elevada frecuencia de presentación y mortalidad del infarto agudo del miocardio en la población general. Las enfermedades cardiovasculares constituyen en la actualidad la principal causa de muerte en los países industrializados, y se espera que también lo sean en los países en vías de desarrollo en el año 2020.  La presente guía se refiere a los pacientes que presentan síntomas isquémicos o sus equivalentes, y una elevación persistente del segmento ST en el electrocardiograma, o cambios del electrocardiograma de infradesnivel del ST o de la onda T, compatibles con el diagnóstico de IAM sin elevación del ST. Esta Guía no aborda los elementos relacionados directamente con los procedimientos de intervencionismo coronario percutáneo ni la revascularización miocárdica quirúrgica.

  1. Infarto agudo de miocardio. Guía de práctica clínica

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    Yanier Coll Muñoz

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    La elaboración de esta Guía de Práctica Clínica se justifica, en primer lugar, por la elevada frecuencia de presentación y mortalidad del infarto agudo del miocardio en la población general. Las enfermedades cardiovasculares constituyen en la actualidad la principal causa de muerte en los países industrializados, y se espera que también lo sean en los países en vías de desarrollo en el año 2020.  La presente guía se refiere a los pacientes que presentan síntomas isquémicos o sus equivalentes, y una elevación persistente del segmento ST en el electrocardiograma, o cambios del electrocardiograma de infradesnivel del ST o de la onda T, compatibles con el diagnóstico de IAM sin elevación del ST. Esta Guía no aborda los elementos relacionados directamente con los procedimientos de intervencionismo coronario percutáneo ni la revascularización miocárdica quirúrgica.

  2. Comportamiento del infarto agudo de miocardio en adultos mayores atendidos en el Policlínico XX Aniversario

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    Rolando Santos Martínez

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La cardiopatía isquémica constituye, en la actualidad, uno de los problemas de salud más serios a nivel mundial; es considerada estadísticamente la primera causa de muerte en el mundo desarrollado. Objetivo: Caracterizar el comportamiento del infarto agudo de miocardio en adultos mayores. Método: Se realizó una investigación descriptiva retrospectiva con los 62 adultos mayores pertenecientes al área de salud del Policlínico XX Aniversario de la ciudad de Santa Clara, Cuba, que fueron egresados del hospital con el diagnóstico de infarto agudo de miocardio. Las variables fundamentales fueron los factores de riesgo, la localización del infarto y sus complicaciones. Resultados: Predominaron los hombres (62,9 % y el grupo de edad entre 60 y 69 años (59,7 %. Hubo mayor representación de los pacientes del Consultorio de Condado Sur (41,9 %. La hipertensión arterial fue el factor de riesgo cardiovascular más frecuentemente encontrado (53,2 %, con diferencia significativa (p<0,05, seguido por el alcoholismo (35,5 % y la obesidad (29,0 %. El infarto inferior fue el más prevalente, encontrado en 24 pacientes (38,7 %; seguido por el ántero-septal (22,6 % y el ántero-lateral (21,0 %. El fallo de bomba fue diagnosticado en 24 pacientes (38,7 %, lo que representa una diferencia estadística muy significativa (p=0,01, y le siguieron en orden de frecuencia las complicaciones eléctricas. Conclusión: Existió un predominio del sexo masculino y del grupo de edad entre 60-69 años. La hipertensión arterial, como factor de riesgo, la topografía inferior del infarto y al fallo de bomba, como complicación, fueron los más frecuentemente encontrados.

  3. Sobrecarga en el cuidador de paciente con infarto agudo al miocardio

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    Norma Lizbeth Ávila Estrada

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las enfermedades cardiovasculares constituyen la primera causa de muerte en México, generando un impacto social persistente que involucra tanto a quien lo padece como a quienes lo rodean. Objetivo: Determinar el nivel de sobrecarga en el cuidador con pacientes de infarto agudo miocardio (IAM en el Hospital General de Durango. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio descriptivo no experimental, transversal; 54 familiares de pacientes hospitalizados con diagnóstico de IAM en el Hospital General Durango, no probabilístico por conveniencia. Resultados: La edad promedio en el estudio es de 18 a 25 años correspondiendo al 37%, de los cuales el 66.7% es femenino, 59.3% tiene escolaridad de medios superior, el 72.2% son de procedencia de la ciudad de Durango, con respecto al parentesco del cuidador con la persona que demanda cuidado esta es en su mayoría hijo con un porcentaje de 20.4%; también un alto porcentaje 81.5 % convive con el enfermo y un 63.0% trabaja fuera del hogar, y un 27.8% ha dejado el trabajo parcialmente; el resultado revelo que existe un nivel medio de sobrecarga del 44.2% en el cuidador primario. Discusión y Conclusiones: Son identificables los niveles de sobrecarga en cuidadores de pacientes con IAM generando una serie de variables que alteran la relación cuidador-paciente trayendo consigo una sobrecarga de tipo medio. (Rev Cuid 2012;3(3:342-8.Palabras clave: Cuidados Posteriores, Absentismo Familiar, Atención no Remunerada. (Fuente: DeCS BIREME.

  4. Edad avanzada y factores de riesgo para infarto agudo de miocardio

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    M. A. Ciruzzi

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio caso-control analizó en los sujetos añosos el rol de los factores de riesgo coronario en el desarrollo del infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM, estableció la naturaleza de esta asociación y el grado de riesgo. Los datos fueron obtenidos en una investigación que incluyó 1060 casos y 1071 controles, realizada en 35 unidades coronarias de centros médicos de Argentina entre noviembre de 1991 y agosto de 1994. Nuestro análisis se basó en la información de los sujetos mayores de 65 años. Los casos fueron 427 pacientes con un primer IAM. Los controles fueron 396 sujetos sin evidencias clinicas de enfermedad cardiovascular, seleccionados en los mismos centros que los casos. Los Odds Ratios (OR y su intervalo de confianza del 95% (IC 95% se obtuvieron mediante un análisis de regresión logística, incluyendo variables como la edad, educación, clase social, tabaquismo, antecedente de diabetes o hipertensión arterial, índice de masa corporal e historia familiar de enfermedad coronaria. Los factores de riesgo relacionados independientemente con IAM fueron los siguientes: hipercolesterolemia (colesterol sérico > 240 mg/dl: OR=1.76 (IC 95%: 1.25-2.49, tabaquismo: OR=1.6 (IC 95%: 1.06-2.4, hipertensión arterial: OR=2.05 (IC 95%: 1.51-2.73, diabetes OR=1.71 (IC 95%: 1.12-2.70, historia de un familiar con enfermedad coronaria: OR=1.36 (IC 95%: 0.93-1.97 y de dos o más familiares: OR=2.63 (IC 95%: 1.21-5.71. Este estudio, confirma en los sujetos de edad avanzada la importancia de la hipercolesterolemia, del tabaquismo, la hipertesión arterial, la diabetes y la historia familiar de enfermedad coronaria como factores de riesgo de IAM

  5. Factores de riesgo cardiovascular en una población urbana de colombia

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    Patiño Villada, Fredy Alonso; Arango Vélez, Elkin Fernando; Quintero Velásquez, Mario Andrés; Arenas Sosa, Mónica María

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo Evaluar la prevalencia de los factores de riesgo cardiovascular en una población urbana entre 25 y 50 años del municipio de Santa Rosa de Osos, Antioquia 2009. Determinar el Porcentaje de Riesgo Atribuible Poblacional para infarto agudo al miocardio de los factores de riesgo coronario.  Materiales y Métodos Se realizó un estudio de prevalencia, con muestreo aleatorio bietápico en 357 personas sin enfermedad cardiovascular conocida, se administró una encuesta prediseñada para evaluar ...

  6. Millon´s Personality Model and ischemic cardiovascular acute episodes: Profiles of risk in a decision tree

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    María M. Richard's

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La identificación de subgrupos de riesgo permite a los psicólogos clínicos desarrollar intervenciones específicas para esos subgrupos. El principal propósito de este trabajo fue encontrar asociaciones estadísticas entre características de personalidad -rasgos y trastornos- y la existencia de episodios isquémicos cardiovasculares agudos según el modelo de personalidad de Theodore Millon. Los análisis del presente estudio se fundamentaron en una muestra de 313 mujeres y hombres entre 31 y 80 años de edad, divididos en dos grupos: un grupo clínico formado por 143 participantes internados a causa de episodios isquémicos cardiovasculares agudos y un grupo control constituido por 170 personas sin antecedentes de enfermedades cardiovasculares. Los resultados mostraron cuatro perfiles de riesgo de personalidad asociados con la existencia de episodios isquémicos agudos y, por tanto, esto posibilita a los psicólogos clínicos el diseño de intervenciones específicas para aquellos subgrupos.

  7. FRACASO RENAL AGUDO EN EL PACIENTE ONCOLOGICO. ANALISIS CLINICO Y PRONOSTICO.

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    Purroy A,

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El fracaso renal agudo es un problema frecuente en el paciente oncológico, que plantea limitaciones en el pronóstico y en el planteamiento terapeútico. El desarrollo de registros de pacientes oncológicos con fracaso renal agudo permite analizar el perfil clínico y plantear aspectos a desarrollar desde el punto de vista terapeútico y sobre todo preventivo. El empleo de determinados índices pronósticos como el ISI (Liaño o el de fallo multiorgánico permite evaluar mejor este perfil clínico. En nuestra experiencia el fracaso renal agudo en el paciente oncológico es una complicación frecuente y relacionada con el proceso de base. Mediante este registro de pacientes hemos identificado un perfil clínico de alto riesgo consistente en un paciente con un fallo renal asociado a un proceso infeccioso, con insuficiencia respiratoria, oligúrico y con una puntuación elevada de esos índices pronósticos.

  8. Hiperglucemia en el síndrome coronario agudo: informe científico multidisciplinario Hyperglycemia in acute coronary syndrome: multidisciplinary scientific report

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    Patricia Blanco

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available La hiperglucemia con o sin diabetes preexistente es un hallazgo frecuente en pacientes que cursan un síndrome coronario agudo. Estudios previos han demostrado que la hiperglucemia es altamente prevalente y se asocia a un mayor riesgo de muerte y complicaciones hospitalarias. Los mecanismos fisiopatológicos mediante los cuales la hiperglucemia provoca resultados adversos no son claros, y se desconoce si es un marcador de eventos o su causa. Los efectos perjudiciales de la hiperglucemia en el sistema cardiovascular son múltiples, y el control de los niveles de glucosa con insulina parece mejorar el pronóstico en estos pacientes. Se han desarrollado numerosos protocolos para el control de glucemia que demostraron ser seguros y efectivos. En una iniciativa originada en el Consejo de Emergencias de la Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología, se convocó a expertos de nuestro medio con el propósito de debatir estrategias para el control de la glucemia en pacientes que cursan un síndrome coronario agudo. Este documento refleja lo discutido en este evento académico con la intención de resumir los principales aspectos del control de la glucemia y ofrecer recomendaciones generales de tratamiento en la Unidad Coronaria.Hyperglycemia with or without pre-existing diabetes mellitus, occurs frequently in the setting of acute coronary syndrome. Previous studies have demonstrated that hyperglycemia is highly prevalent and is associated with an increased risk of hospital complications and death. The underlying pathophysiology related an adverse clinical outcome to hyperglycemia is unclear, and it is uncertain whether increased serum glucose is simply a marker of adverse outcomes or their cause. Detrimental effects of hyperglycemia on the cardiovascular system are multiple. Glycemia control with insulin would prevent adverse outcomes. Numerous glucose-control protocols have been developed and tested proving to be safe and effective. In an initiative from the

  9. Inmunización para influenza y neumococo en prevención cardiovascular

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    María Inés Sosa Liprandi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La relación entre las infecciones respiratorias producidas por el virus de la influenza y el neumococo y los eventos cardiovasculares motivaron la reunión de un grupo interdisciplinario (cardiólogos, clínicos e infectólogos, con el objeto de analizar la evidencia entre la asociación de estos fenómenos y el rol de las estrategias de inmunización en la prevención de la enfermedad cardiovascular. El presente documento sintetiza las conclusiones del grupo de trabajo. El análisis de revisiones sistemáticas sugiere una evidencia consistente entre la infección por influenza y neumococo como desencadenantes de infarto agudo de miocardio y muerte cardiovascular. Los estudios publicados en los últimos 15 años sugieren que la vacunación para influenza y neumococo reducen el riesgo de síndromes coronarios agudos. Con la evidencia existente y teniendo en cuenta los análisis de costo-efectividad, ahorro de costos y perfil de seguridad de las vacunas, las sociedades científicas y agencias gubernamentales de salud, tanto nacionales como internacionales, recomiendan fuertemente la incorporación de la inmunización en el grupo de pacientes con enfermedad cardiovascular crónica.

  10. Polimorfismos del gen de la enzima convertidora de angiotensina (Inserción/Delección y factores de riesgo asociados en pacientes con infarto agudo del mioicardio

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    Lizbeth Salazar Sánchez

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Los factores clásicos de riesgo cardiovascular están ampliamente estudiados y estrechamente vinculados con el desarrollo de infarto agudo del miocardio, accidente vascular cerebral y enfermedad vascular periférica. Entre los factores genéticos que subyacen a estas condiciones están las mutaciones en el gen de la enzima convertidora de angiotensina. El principal objetivo de este estudio fue establecer la relación entre polimorfismos Inserción/Delección de la enzima conversora de angiotensina en una grupo de pacientes con cardiopatía isquémica. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio prospectivo de casos y controles en un grupo de pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio referidos para coronariografía. Se obtuvo información clínica a partir de los expedientes clínicos y la entrevista personal. La obtención de ácido desoxirribunocleico y el análisis del polimorfismo de la enzima convertidora de angiotensina (Inserción / Delección, se realizaron con técnicas de biología molecular previamente descritas. Resultados: Se incluyeron en el estudio 33 casos y 67 controles. El 87.7% de los pacientes fueron de sexo masculino y el índice de masa corporal fue mayor en los casos (35.6 que en los controles (24.8. En el grupo de casos, el fumado (pAbstract Angiotensin converting enzime gene polimorphisms Insertion/Deletion and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with acute myocardial infarction Introduction Traditional cardiovascular risk factors are widely studied and closely linked with the development of acute myocardial infarction, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. The underlying genetic background includes the angiotensin converting enzyme gene mutations. The main objective of this study is to establish an association between the polymorphism Insertion/Deletion of angiotensin converting enzyme in a group of patients with coronary artery disease. Methods. We performed a prospective, case-control study, in a group of

  11. Biomarcadores precoces de fracaso renal agudo tras angiografía coronaria o cirugía cardiaca en pacientes con síndrome coronario o fallo cardiaco agudo

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    Torregrosa Maicas, Isidro Antonio

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    Introducción. El fracaso renal agudo es una complicación frecuente tras la cirugía cardiaca y la angiografía coronaria y tiene un marcado impacto sobre el pronóstico porque conlleva una mayor utilización de recursos, prolonga la estancia hospitalaria, aumenta la mortalidad y puede conducir a la enfermedad renal crónica. El diagnóstico de fracaso renal agudo se basa fundamentalmente en la detección del incremento de la creatinina sérica, que es tardío y no refleja adecuadamente el filtrado glo...

  12. Torsión de epiplon como causa de abdomen agudo: a propósito de dos casos

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    Capitan-Morales, Luis-Cristobal; Naranjo Capitán, M.; Pacheco García, José Manuel; Araji, O.; Nogales Muñoz, Angel Luis; Galnares Jiménez, A.; Balongo Garcia, R.; Ortega Beviá, J.M.; Cantillana Martínez, J.

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    La torsión de epiplón mayor, con el consiguiente infarto epiploico que origina, es una rara causa de abdomen agudo. Su diagnóstico preoperatorio es sumamente difícil, ya que habitualmente se piensa en otras causas más frecuentes de abdomen agudo, llegándose al diagnóstico de certeza en el acto operatorio. Presentamos 2 casos de torsión aguda de epiplón mayor atendidos en el servicio de urgencias de nuestro centro, uno de ellos asociado a hernia inguinal incarcerada y el Otro a enteritis r...

  13. Miocarditis de células gigantes que simula un infarto agudo de miocardio

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    Andrea Zappi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La miocarditis de células gigantes (MCG es una entidad rara, de causa desconocida, de probable etiología autoinmune. Puede presentarse como insuficiencia cardíaca refractaria, asociarse con arritmias ventriculares y en otras ocasiones simular un infarto agudo de miocardio. Su pronóstico con frecuencia es ominoso, salvo que se realicen tratamiento inmunosupresor o trasplante cardíaco, este último con elevada recurrencia.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2009;77:60-62.

  14. Sarcoma de Ewing extraesquelético que semeja abdomen agudo

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    Gilberto Guzmán Valdivia-Gómez; María Teresa Soto-Guerrero; María Isabel Cedillo-de la Cruz

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    Introducción: El sarcoma de Ewing extraóseo es un tumor raro de origen neuroectodérmico que se ha presentado principalmente en las partes blandas de las extremidades y del tórax; histológicamente es similar al sarcoma de Ewing en el tejido óseo. Caso clínico: Paciente con abdomen agudo y leucocitosis, en quien por imagen (ultrasonido y tomografía axial computarizada) se diagnosticó enfermedad diverticular complicada del colon, por lo que fue intervenido quirúrgicamente, encontrando lesión loc...

  15. Detecção de Treponema denticola em casos de abscesso perirradicular agudo

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    Isabela das Neves RÔÇAS; SIQUEIRA Jr. José Freitas; Amauri FAVIERI; Kátia Regina dos SANTOS

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    Nosso objetivo foi detectar Treponema denticola em casos de abscesso perirradicular agudo. O DNA extraído das amostras de pus foi examinado pelo método da "Polymerase Chain Reaction" direcionada para o gene do RNAr (fração 16S). A amplificação usando o "primer" da espécie Treponema denticola permitiu detectá-la em 5 dos 6 casos de abscessos examinados. Apenas uma banda de tamanho esperado foi observada para as amostras positivas para esta bactéria, o que foi confirmado pela comparação com o D...

  16. Diagnóstico por imagem do tromboembolismo pulmonar agudo Imaging of acute pulmonary thromboembolism

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    C. Isabela S. Silva

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available O diagnóstico do tromboembolismo pulmonar agudo é baseado na probabilidade clínica, uso do dímero D (quando disponível e na avaliação por imagem. Os principais métodos de imagem utilizados no diagnóstico são representados por cintilografia ventilação-perfusão, angiografia pulmonar e tomografia computadorizada (TC. Na última década vários estudos têm demonstrado que a TC espiral apresenta elevada sensibilidade e especificidade no diagnóstico de tromboembolismo pulmonar agudo. Uma melhor avaliação das artérias pulmonares tornou-se possível com a recente introdução dos equipamentos de TC espirais com multidetectores. Vários pesquisadores têm sugerido que a angiografia pulmonar por TC espiral deve substituir a cintilografia na avaliação de pacientes com suspeita clinica de tromboembolismo pulmonar agudo. Os autores discutem os principais métodos de imagem utilizados no diagnóstico de tromboembolismo pulmonar agudo enfatizando o papel da TC espiral.The diagnosis of acute pulmonary thromboembolism is based on the clinical probability, use of D-dimer (when available and imaging. The main imaging modalities used in the diagnosis are ventilation-perfusion (V/Q, scintigraphy, angiography, and computed tomography (CT. In the last decade several studies have demonstrated that spiral CT has a high sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of acute pulmonary thromboembolism. The evaluation of the pulmonary arteries has further improved with the recent introduction of multidetector spiral CT scanners. Various investigators have suggested that spiral CT pulmonary angiography should replace scintigraphy in the assessment of patients whose symptoms are suggestive of acute PE. This article discusses the role of the various imaging modalities in the diagnosis of acute pulmonary thromboembolism with emphasis on the role of spiral CT.

  17. Estudio descriptivo sobre infarto agudo de miocardio en el Hospital de Caldas ESE entre 1996-2002.

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    Tatiana Bedoya

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las enfermedades cardiovasculares constituyen hoy la primera causa de muerte, siendo las más representativas la cardiopatía isquémica y el infarto agudo de miocardio (IMA. Es importante averiguar en el Hospital de Caldas ESE, Manizales, Colombia, la incidencia de mortalidad intrahospitalaria causada por esta enfermedad, por ser un centro de referencia a escala regional, complementando estudios anteriores realizados en este mismo centro. Objetivos: Los objetivos del presente trabajo fueron describir las características generales del IMA, analizar la repercusión de los factores de riesgo, identificar el tiempo de estancia intrahospitalaria, la frecuencia en ambos sexos y el grado de mortalidad según su localización. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un análisis retrospectivo entre los años 1996 y 2002 de 784 historias clínicas de pacientes con IMA, del Servicio de Estadística del Hospital de Caldas. Se analizaron 686 historias clínicas evaluándose variables demográficas, detalles del IMA y algunos factores de riesgo. Resultados: Como resultado sobresaliente se encontró una mortalidad total de 14.7% mostrando un porcentaje de 7.7% para hombres y 7% mujeres. Se presentaron 122 casos con dolor atípico de los cuales 40 representaba la población diabética. La mayor mortalidad en este estudio se vio en los primeros siete días de hospitalización, constituyéndose en una mortalidad precoz los primeros diez días del infarto. Se encontró una diferencia significativa (p=0.0001 según la prueba t en la edad promedio de presentación del IMA comparando ambos sexos, siendo más frecuente la presentación en mujeres a edades más avanzadas (64 años que en hombres (59 años. Conclusiones: La incidencia de IMA ha aumentado en las mujeres, presentándose un aumento en la mortalidad precoz y siendo más frecuente en las personas de sexo femenino mayores de 64 años y sexo masculino mayores de 59 años.

  18. Effect of complex puccoon preparation on fungi which could cause beriberi%紫草复合制剂对脚气真菌的抑制作用研究

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    杨东方; 张玮玮; 蔡翠芳

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    Objective:To observe the effect of complex puccoon preparation on fungi which could cause beriberi.Methods:Puccoon,propolis and bee pollen were selected as the main materials,complex puccoon preparation of different ratio was formulated.Inhibitory effects of complex puccoon preparation of different ratio on Candida tropicalis and Aspergillus niger were preliminarily studied by orthogonal design.Results:Complex puccoon preparation of different ratio have certain inhibitory effects on two kinds of fungi.A3BZC3 was optimal process and its inhibitory rate on Candida tropicalis was more than 95%.Conclusion:Long-period performance and stability of inhibitory effect of complex puccoon preparation on fungi should be continued to investigate.%目的:探究中药材紫草复合制剂对引起脚气病病菌的抑制效果。方法:选取紫草、蜂胶、蜂花粉为主要材料,配置不同配比的紫草复合制剂,采用正交设计就紫草复合制剂对热带假丝酵母与黑曲霉菌的抑制作用进行了初步研究。结果:不同配比的紫草复合制剂处理对两类真菌均有一定的抑制作用,本试验G号处理样A3B2C3为最优处理组合,对热带假丝酵母的抑菌率达到了95%以上。结论:其抑制真菌的长效性和稳定性还有待继续观察和研究。

  19. Estatinas para el Síndrome Coronario Agudo Medicina basada en evidencia sobre la administración temprana con dosis de carga Statins in Acute Coronary Syndrome Use of an Early Loading Dose

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    Carlos Fonseca-Gamboa

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: En algunos Servicios de Emergencias de la CCSS, a los pacientes con infarto agudo de miocardio se les administra una dosis alta -aunque variable- de lovastatina en las primeras horas de evolución de los síndromes coronarios agudos, con la expectativa de lograr efectos pleiotrópicos, un resultado positivo sobre el endotelio y la disminución de mediadores inflamatorios. Analizar la evidencia científica que sustenta el beneficio de esta intervención farmacológica y clarificar la posible dosis oral y el potencial intervalo idóneo. Búsqueda vía electrónica en sistemas secundarios de información científica y análisis de fuentes primarias, con énfasis en ensayos clínicos aleatorizados que evalúen la eficacia de las estatinas en los eventos coronarios agudos; también de fuentes terciarias, específicamente revisiones sistemáticas y guías de consenso para práctica clínica basadas en evidencia y revisiones por instancias evaluadoras de tecnologías con reconocimiento internacional. Resultados: Cuatro ensayos clínicos aleatorizados controlados con placebo, no demostraron diferencias significativas ni clínicamente relevantes en la variable primaria combinada: evento cardiaco mayor, muerte, IAM recurrente fatal, AVC fatal u otra causa de muerte cardiovascular, ninguno usó dosis de carga, ni se inició la administración en las 24 hs del inicio de la sintomatología. Conclusión: Ante la falta de evidencia que permita proyectar con claridad un papel beneficioso para las estatinas en el manejo inicial del síndrome coronario agudo, esta práctica desequilibra la relación beneficio/riesgo y se aleja de los principios del uso racional de medicamentos y la aplicación del paradigma de la medicina basada en evidencia.Aim: It has been observed that in some emergency services it has become a common practice to prescribe a high but variable loading dose of statins to patients with acute myocardial infarction within the first few

  20. Terapia trombolítica e infarto agudo de miocardio en el Hospital Militar de Matanzas

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    Sandy F. Rodríguez Reyes

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Las enfermedades del corazón constituyen la principal causa de muerte en Cuba.Objetivos: Identificar las características clínico-epidemiológicas de los pacientes con infarto agudo de miocardio y su vínculo con la trombólisis.Método: Estudio observacional descriptivo, de corte transversal, en el Hospital Militar de Matanzas, entre enero de 2011 y enero de 2013. El universo de estudio fue de 96 pacientes con diagnóstico clínico y electrocardiográfico de infarto agudo de miocardio con supradesnivel del segmento ST.Resultados: Existió predominio del sexo masculino (61,4 %, el grupo etario más afectado fue entre 65 y 74 años (39,6 %. La hipertensión arterial constituyó el principal factor de riesgo encontrado (71,9 %. En el 60,2 % de los pacientes que recibieron tratamiento trombolítico, el tiempo puerta-aguja fue entre los 30 y 60 minutos, y la mayoría de los casos [34 (35,4 %] arribaron al hospital entre las 3 y 6 horas del inicio de los síntomas. El alivio del dolor y el regreso del ST se presentaron en el 100 % de las trombólisis efectivas. La causa más frecuente de no trombólisis fue la evolución del episodio isquémico mayor a 12 horas, y falleció un 33,3 % de los pacientes que no recibieron tratamiento trombolítico.Conclusiones: Predominaron el sexo masculino, las edades entre 65 y 74 años, y la hipertensión arterial. La mayoría recibió trombólisis, con tiempo dolor-puerta entre 3 y 6 horas, y puerta-aguja entre 30 y 60 minutos. La complicación que más se presentó durante la trombólisis fue la hipotensión arterial y la causa más frecuente de no realización del procedimiento fue el tiempo dolor-puerta mayor a 12 horas, donde predominaron los fallecimientos. La trombólisis oportuna sigue siendo la principal herramienta para elevar la supervivencia de los pacientes con infarto agudo de miocardio en hospitales sin intervencionismo coronario percutáneo.

  1. Modelos de serviços hospitalares para casos agudos em idosos

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    Coelho Filho João Macedo

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    Full Text Available Embora a atenção ao idoso seja uma prioridade emergente no Brasil, pouca ênfase tem sido dada a modelos de organização de serviços hospitalares para pacientes geriátricos. São revisados modelos de serviços hospitalares para admissão e manuseio de casos agudos em idosos, com ênfase na discussão sobre o papel e o posicionamento da medicina geriátrica (incluindo sua interface com especialidades e com a clínica médica no âmbito da atenção hospitalar. Foi realizada pesquisa na base de dados Medline (1989-1999, bem como nos principais livros-texto de geriatria e de gerontologia, buscando identificar descrições de serviços hospitalares para cuidado agudo de pacientes idosos. As características dos modelos identificados foram compiladas e descritas à luz de sua adequação à realidade dos serviços de saúde no Brasil. Exemplos de intervenções em geriatria, com efetividade demonstrada através de revisões sistemáticas, foram também citadas. Os modelos mais freqüentemente relatados foram cuidado prolongado, tradicional, baseado na idade cronológica, não especializado e integrado. Adaptações e variantes de alguns desses modelos foram freqüentemente relatadas, assim como seu impacto potencial na efetividade do cuidado geriátrico. Evidências sobre o melhor modelo a seguir não foram identificadas, mas aqueles modelos favorecendo a integração da geriatria com a clínica geral pareceram mais adequados à nossa realidade. Ressalta a necessidade de reestruturação de serviços de saúde para responder às novas demandas que surgem com o envelhecimento da população, bem como do delineamento de serviços hospitalares para casos agudos, importantes para a efetividade do cuidado geriátrico e que devem ser objeto de maior debate e pesquisa no Brasil.

  2. REGISTRO HOSPITALARIO DE INFARTO AGUDO DE MIOCARDIO EN SANTA CLARA / Hospital registry of acute miocardial infarction in Santa Clara

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    Alberto Morales Salinas

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Introducción y objetivos: En Cuba las estadísticas vitales de la morbi-mortalidad por infarto agudo de miocardio proceden de pequeñas áreas de salud. El objetivo fue identificar las principales características y conducta hospitalaria de los pacientes con infarto a través de un registro hospitalario de infarto. Métodos: Se monitorizaron los casos de infarto ocurridos en pacientes de 45 a 74 años de edad y residentes en Santa Clara, durante los años 2007 y 2008. Las fuentes de información fueron: listados de egresos hospitalarios, registros hospitalarios de infarto de miocardio, certificados de defunción y registros de autopsias nosocomiales. Se utilizó la metodología MONICA (MONItoring Trends and Determinants in CArdiovascular Disease Project. Resultados: Se registraron 297 pacientes con infarto. El 62,7 % de los varones y el 46,8 % de las mujeres recibieron tratamiento de reperfusión. Las letalidades hospitalarias en varones y mujeres fueron de 25,3 % y 45 %. Las variables que se relacionaron con una mayor mortalidad fueron la edad, el sexo femenino, la frecuencia cardíaca alta, el infarto de topografía anterior, la creatinina elevada, así como los antecedentes personales de cardiopatía isquémica previa y diabetes mellitus. Mientras que el tratamiento con fibrinolíticos y/o betabloqueadores se correlacionaron inversamente con la mortalidad. Conclusiones: Existió una elevada prevalencia de dislipidemia desconocida y letalidad hospitalaria a 28 días; así como una baja utilización de las estrategias cruentas. La hipertensión sistólica al ingreso se relacionó con un mejor pronóstico. / Abstract Introduction and objectives: In Cuba, the vital statistics of morbi-mortality due to acute myocardial infarction come from small health areas. The objective of this study was to identify the main characteristics and hospital management of patients with myocardial infarction, through a hospital registry of infarctions

  3. Hepatocarcinoma como causa de abdome agudo em adolescente: relato de caso

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    João Augusto dos Santos Martines

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available O carcinoma hepatocelular (CHC é pouco prevalente nos países ocidentais, porém é um dos tumores mais freqüentes na Ásia e a quinta causa de câncer no mundo.É relatado um caso de adolescente do sexo feminino sem fatores de risco para um tumor extremamente agressivo, internada no Hospital Universitário da Universidade de São Paulo. A apresentação clínica foi de abdome agudo secundário a sangramento para cavidade peritoneal por ruptura do tumor evidenciado através de tomografia computorizada multidetectores (TCMD confirmado por laparotomia exploradora e biópsia hepática e tratada com rafia hemostática do parênquima hepático.

  4. Perfil lipídico e resposta imune no enfarte agudo do miocárdio

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    Silva, Ana Cristina Marques Jesus

    2012-01-01

    O enfarto agudo do miocárdio (EAM) é uma das principais causas de mortalidade a nível mundial. O EAM está associado a uma resposta inflamatória e alterações no metabolismo dos lípidos. Diversos estudos sugerem que as espécies reativas de oxigénio (ROS) podem desempenhar um papel importante na patogénese do EAM, uma vez que, os lípidos são um dos principais alvos de ROS, e sabe-se que os lípidos oxidados têm um papel ativo na ativação do processo inflamatório pelo que pode im...

  5. Variabilidad geográfica de las hospitalizaciones por infarto agudo al miocardio en Costa Rica

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    Melvin Morera Salas

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación muestra los patrones geográficos de las hospitalizaciones por infarto agudo al miocardio en el seguro público de salud de Costa Rica en el trienio 2010-2012. Para el análisis geográfico por área de salud se utiliza un modelo bayesiano jerárquico espacial. Se estiman razones estandarizadas suavizadas y, como medida de precisión, la probabilidad de que cada área de salud registre un riesgo de hospitalización estadísticamente diferente al promedio nacional. En la determinación de presencia de autocorrelación espacial se utiliza el indicador de la I de Moran. La amplitud entre las variaciones observadas se estima mediante la razón interpercentil (percentil 95/percentil 5 y el coeficiente de variación. La tasa bruta de hospitalizaciones es de 5,8 por 10 mil habitantes en hombres y 2,6 / 10 mil en mujeres. Se registra un rango de variación de más de dos veces en las hospitalizaciones entre las áreas con mayores y menores egresos. Se presenta un patrón de bajas tasas de hospitalizaciones por infarto agudo al miocardio en áreas de salud fuera del Área Metropolitana, donde se encuentran los hospitales nacionales de mayor complejidad. Este elemento podría estar asociado a dificultades en el acceso de los servicios de hospitalización.

  6. Estreptoquinasa recombinante en pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio. Cardiocentro de Camaguey, 2008

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    Héctor Mariño Cano

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo longitudinal, con el objetivo de valorar la eficacia de la utilización de la Estreptoquinasa Recombinante en pacientes con Infarto Agudo de Miocardio (IMA en el Cardiocentro del Hospital Provincial Docente “Manuel Ascunce Doménech” en la provincia de Camagüey, en el período comprendido de enero a diciembre del 2008. El universo estuvo constituido por 200 pacientes, a los que se les diagnosticó Infarto Agudo de Miocardio y la muestra quedó formada por 80 pacientes que recibieron tratamiento trombolítico, las historias clínicas de los pacientes fueron la principal fuente de obtención de la información, utilizando  las  siguientes  variables: resultados criterio de perfusión, evolución clínica, criterio de reacciones adversas y la influencia que ejerce el tiempo puerta-aguja,  así como los cuidados de enfermería. Al terminar se observó que  el criterio de repercusión de mayor incidencia fue el eléctrico; la mayor cantidad de pacientes tuvieron buena evolución clínica; la hipotensión fue la reacción adversa más frecuente; el tiempo de puerta-aguja  que más incidió  fue el menor, de 3h; a todos los pacientes diagnosticados con infarto, que recibieron tratamiento trombolítico, se les  brindaron  cuidados de enfermería.

  7. Variabilidad geográfica de las hospitalizaciones por infarto agudo al miocardio en Costa Rica

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    Melvin Morera Salas

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación muestra los patrones geográficos de las hospitalizaciones por infarto agudo al miocardio en el seguro público de salud de Costa Rica en el trienio 2010-2012.Para el análisis geográfico por área de salud se utiliza un modelo bayesiano jerárquico espacial. Se estiman razones estandarizadas suavizadas y, como medida de precisión, la probabilidad de que cada área de salud registre un riesgo de hospitalización estadísticamente diferente al promedio nacional.En la determinación de presencia de autocorrelación espacial se utiliza el indicador de la I de Moran. La amplitud entre las variaciones observadas se estima mediante la razón interpercentil (percentil 95/percentil 5 y el coeficiente de variación.La tasa bruta de hospitalizaciones es de 5,8 por 10 mil habitantes en hombres y 2,6 / 10 mil en mujeres. Se registra un rango de variación de más de dos veces en las hospitalizaciones entre las áreas con mayores y menores egresos. Se presenta un patrón de bajas tasas de hospitalizaciones por infarto agudo al miocardio en áreas de salud fuera del Área Metropolitana, donde se encuentran los hospitales nacionales de mayor complejidad. Este elemento podría estar asociado a dificultades en el acceso de los servicios de hospitalización.

  8. Cardiovascular group

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    Blomqvist, Gunnar

    1989-01-01

    As a starting point, the group defined a primary goal of maintaining in flight a level of systemic oxygen transport capacity comparable to each individual's preflight upright baseline. The goal of maintaining capacity at preflight levels would seem to be a reasonable objective for several different reasons, including the maintenance of good health in general and the preservation of sufficient cardiovascular reserve capacity to meet operational demands. It is also important not to introduce confounding variables in whatever other physiological studies are being performed. A change in the level of fitness is likely to be a significant confounding variable in the study of many organ systems. The principal component of the in-flight cardiovascular exercise program should be large-muscle activity such as treadmill exercise. It is desirable that at least one session per week be monitored to assure maintenance of proper functional levels and to provide guidance for any adjustments of the exercise prescription. Appropriate measurements include evaluation of the heart-rate/workload or the heart-rate/oxygen-uptake relationship. Respiratory gas analysis is helpful by providing better opportunities to document relative workload levels from analysis of the interrelationships among VO2, VCO2, and ventilation. The committee felt that there is no clear evidence that any particular in-flight exercise regimen is protective against orthostatic hypotension during the early readaptation phase. Some group members suggested that maintenance of the lower body muscle mass and muscle tone may be helpful. There is also evidence that late in-flight interventions to reexpand blood volume to preflight levels are helpful in preventing or minimizing postflight orthostatic hypotension.

  9. Cardiovascular Disease

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    Cheung Angela

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Health Issue Cardiovascular disease (CVD is the leading cause of death in Canadian women and men. In general, women present with a wider range of symptoms, are more likely to delay seeking medial care and are less likely to be investigated and treated with evidence-based medications, angioplasty or coronary artery bypass graft than men. Key Findings In 1998, 78,964 Canadians died from CVD, almost half (39,197 were women. Acute myocardial infarction, which increases significantly after menopause, was the leading cause of death among women. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 21% of all hospital admissions for Canadian women over age 50 in 1999. Admissions to hospital for ischemic heart disease were more frequent for men, but the mean length of hospital stay was longer for women. Mean blood pressure increases with age in both men and women. After age 65, however, high blood pressure is more common among Canadian women. More than one-third of postmenopausal Canadian women have hypertension. Diabetes increases the mortality and morbidity associated with CVD in women more than it does in men. Depression also contributes to the incidence and recovery from CVD, particularly for women who experience twice the rate of depression as men. Data Gaps and Recommendations CVD needs to be recognized as a woman's health issue given Canadian mortality projections (particularly heart failure. Health professionals should be trained to screen, track, and address CVD risk factors among women, including hypertension, elevated lipid levels, smoking, physical inactivity, depression, diabetes and low socio-economic status.

  10. Eventos cardiovasculares e risco adicional em idosos hipertensos

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    Rosimeire Fontes de Queiroz

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de la investigación fue investigar eventos cardiovasculares y riesgo adicional en fichas de ancianos hipertensos acompañados en una Unidad de Salud de la Familia en Natal/RN, Brasil. Estudio descriptivo y documental con desarrollo basado en 106 fichas del programa Hiperdia registrados de agosto a diciembre de 2012. Los resultados señalaron que 13,2% eran víctimas de accidente cerebrovascular, 10,37% de infarto agudo de miocardio y 8,4% de otras enfermedades coronarias. En la estratificación del riesgo cardiovascular, 68,86% no presentaron riesgo adicional, 31,11% fueron clasificados en baja a mucho alto riesgo para enfermedad cardiovascular. Los resultados proporcionan la planificación de acciones para cuidar de ancianos hipertensos y son dignos reflejo para el ejercicio profesional de la enfermería, especialmente en relación con la reorganización del proceso de trabajo para evitar posibles eventos.

  11. Cardiovascular risk assessment in hypertensive patients Evaluación del riesgo cardiovascular en hipertensos Avaliação do risco cardiovascular em hipertensos

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    Elaine Amaral de Paula

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: to assess cardiovascular risk by means of the traditional Framingham score and the version modified through the incorporation of emerging risk factors, such as family history of acute myocardial infarction, metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney disease. METHOD: participants were 50 hypertensive patients under outpatient treatment. The clinical data were collected through a semi-structured interview and the laboratory data from patients' histories. RESULTS: it was verified that the traditional Framingham score was predominantly low (74%, with 14% showing medium risk and 12% high risk. After the inclusion of emerging risk factors, the chance of a coronary event was low in 22% of the cases, medium in 56% and high in 22%. CONCLUSIONS: the comparison between the traditional Framingham risk score and the modified version demonstrated a significant difference in the cardiovascular risk classification, whose correlation shows discreet agreement between the two scales. Lifestyle elements seem to play a determinant role in the increase in cardiovascular risk levels. OBJETIVO: evaluar el riesgo cardiovascular utilizando el puntaje de Framingham tradicional y el modificado por la incorporación de factores de riesgo emergentes como historia familiar de infarto agudo del miocardio, síndrome metabólico y enfermedad renal crónica. MÉTODO: participaron 50 hipertensos que hacen tratamiento en ambulatorio. Los datos clínicos fueron obtenidos por medio de entrevista semiestructurada y los de laboratorio fueron obtenidos de fichas. RESULTADOS: se verificó que el puntaje de Framingham tradicional fue predominantemente bajo (74%, 14% presentó riesgo medio y 12% riesgo alto. Tras la inclusión de factores de riesgo emergentes, la probabilidad de ocurrir un evento coronario fue baja en 22% de los casos, media en 56% y alta en 22% de los casos. CONCLUSIONES: la comparación entre el puntaje de riesgo de Framingham tradicional y el modificado demostr

  12. Comportamiento del Intervalo QT corregido prolongado en el síndrome coronario agudo, sin elevación del segmento ST

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    Amauris Modesto Valera Sales

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal prospectivo, para determinar el comportamiento del intervalo QT corregido prolongado, en pacientes con síndrome coronario agudo sin elevación del segmento ST, en el Centro Diagnóstico Integral “Los Arales”, San Diego, año 2009. El universo fue de 48 pacientes y la muestra incluyó a 29 pacientes con ECG normal o sin nuevos cambios isquémicos. Al ingreso se determinaron los valores del intervalo QT corregido, las variables demográficas, antecedentes personales, niveles enzimáticos de CK-MB y el score TIMI. Estos resultados se correlacionaron con la aparición de eventos clínicos (muerte, infarto no fatal y revascularización un mes después del ingreso. De los 29 pacientes analizados sólo 11 (38% presentaron eventos clínicos, mientras que los restantes 18 (62% no los tuvieron. Los pacientes con eventos presentaron valores del iQTc más prolongados por encima del punto de corte. En ambos grupos predominó el sexo masculino y el grupo de edad más frecuente fue el de 60 a 69 años. El tabaquismo, la hipertensión y la hipercolesterolemia fueron los más prevalentes para ambos grupos, así como el uso previo de aspirina. La estratificación de riesgo TIMI y los parámetros basales en los pacientes estudiados fueron mayores y revelan un mayor porcentaje en el grupo con eventos clínicos. Los resultados demuestran que el iQTc predice eventos adversos cardiovasculares hasta 30 días después del ingreso.

  13. DIAGNÓSTICO DE UN TROMBOEMBOLISMO PULMONAR AGUDO POR ANGIOTC / Diagnosis of acute pulmonary thomboembolism by CT angiography

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    Mario E. Nápoles Lizano

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl tromboembolismo pulmonar agudo tiene mayor morbilidad y mortalidad en los ancianos, pero puede presentarse en adultos jóvenes; por eso el diagnóstico certero es muy importante en este grupo etario. En este artículo se presenta el caso de un hombre de 37 años de edad, que acude al cuerpo de guardia por dolor precordial, sin alteraciones electrocardiográficas y dilatación de las cavidades derechas en el ecocardiograma. Se realizó AngioTC y se observó una dilatación del tronco de la arteria pulmonar, donde había una imagen hipodensa que ocupaba su porción distal, en relación con tromboembolismo pulmonar agudo. El paciente evolucionó favorablemente con el tratamiento. Mediante este estudio, se evidencia la importancia del AngioTC con tomógrafo de doble fuente, para la evaluación del dolor torácico agudo, en el paciente que no tiene manifestaciones electrocardiográficas, ni enzimáticas de infarto agudo de miocardio. / AbstractAcute pulmonary thromboembolism have increased morbidity and mortality in the elderly, but it can also occur in young adults, which is why an accurate diagnosis is very important in this age group. This article presents the case of a 37-year-old man, who comes to the emergency room for chest pain without electrocardiographic abnormalities and dilatation of the right chambers on echocardiography. CT angiography was performed and it showed a dilated pulmonary trunk, where there was a hypodense image occupying its distal portion, in relation to acute pulmonary thromboembolism. The patient responded favorably to treatment. Through this study, the importance of CT angiography with dual-source CT scanner for evaluation of acute chest pain, in patients with no electrocardiographic manifestations or enzymatic myocardial infarction is demonstrated.

  14. Inestabilidad en múltiples placas ateroescleróticas en pacientes fallecidos por infarto agudo de miocardio

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    Ricardo A. Sarmiento

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Los procesos inflamatorios en los síndromes coronarios agudos juegan un rol importante en la inestabilidad de la placa ateroesclerótica. Nuestro objetivo fue evaluar la presencia y distribución de placas vulnerables e infiltrados inflamatorios en pacientes fallecidos por infarto agudo de miocardio y su comparación con los hallazgos en pacientes fallecidos por cuadros no coronarios. Se analizaron los estudios anatomopatológicos de corazón de 68 pacientes fallecidos por infarto agudo de miocardio y 15 fallecidos por causa no coronaria. Se registró la presencia de trombo, hemorragia intraplaca, ruptura endotelial e infiltrado inflamatorio. Al evaluar los pacientes fallecidos por IAM, encontramos trombo en 73.5% de las arterias responsables del IAM y en 28.7% de las no responsables (p < 0.0001. La hemorragia intraplaca se halló en el 70.5% de las arterias responsables y en 39.7% de las no responsables, p < 0.0001; ruptura endotelial en el 29.4% de las arterias responsables y en 3.7% de las no responsables, p < 0.0001. No encontramos diferencias en la presencia de infiltrado inflamatorio (76.5% versus 68.4%. Comparando con los fallecidos por causas no coronarias, la presencia de trombo fue significativamente superior (73.5% vs. 13.3%; p < 0.0001, así como la de hemorragia intraplaca (70.5% vs. 0%; p < 0.0001 y de infiltrado inflamatorio en las placas ateroescleroticas (76.5% vs. 46.6%; p = 0.021. En los pacientes fallecidos por infarto agudo de miocardio se observa inestabilidad de placa y actividad inflamatoria, no sólo en la arteria responsable del infarto sino también en las arterias no responsables del infarto.

  15. Hematoma subdural agudo espontâneo e hemorragia intracerebral em paciente com microangiopatia trombótica gestacional

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    Sâmia Yasin Wayhs

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Pré-eclâmpsia, síndrome HELLP (hemólise, elevação de enzimas hepáticas e plaquetopenia e fígado gorduroso agudo da gestação são as principais causas de microangiopatia trombótica e disfunção hepática grave durante a gestação, representando um spectrum do mesmo processo patológico. Relatou-se aqui o caso de uma gestante com 35 semanas internada em unidade de terapia intensiva no pós-operatório imediato de cesariana por morte fetal, com náuseas, vômitos e icterícia. Diagnosticaram-se pré-eclâmpsia pós-parto e fígado gorduroso agudo da gestação. Houve evolução tardia com hematoma subdural agudo e hemorragia intracerebral, sendo realizado tratamento neurocirúrgico. A paciente foi a óbito por anemia hemolítica refratária, com sangramento espontâneo em múltiplos órgãos. Pré-eclâmpsia, síndrome HELLP e fígado gorduroso agudo da gestação são processos patológicos que podem se sobrepor e se associar a complicações potencialmente fatais, como a hemorragia intracraniana aqui descrita. Sua detecção e diagnóstico precoces são fundamentais para a instituição de manejo adequado e sucesso do tratamento.

  16. Actividad inflamatoria en múltiples placas ateroscleróticas en pacientes fallecidos por infarto agudo de miocardio

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    Alejandro García Escudero

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available IntroducciónEstudios clínicos y anatomopatológicos sugieren que los procesos inflamatorios tienen un papel importante en la inestabilidad de la placa aterosclerótica, dado que en pacientes con síndromes coronarios agudos se observan infiltrados inflamatorios difusos en las arterias coronarias.ObjetivosEvaluar y localizar la distribución de placas vulnerables e infiltrados inflamatorios en pacientes fallecidos por infarto agudo de miocardio.Material y métodosMediante microscopia óptica se estudiaron las arterias coronarias de 58 pacientes fallecidos por infarto de miocardio. En las arterias coronarias relacionadas con el infarto y en las no relacionadas se registraron las siguientes variables: presencia de trombo, rotura de placa, hemorragia intraplaca y presencia de infiltrado inflamatorio.ResultadosAl analizar las diferencias existentes entre las arterias responsables del infarto y en las no responsables se encontraron diferencias significativas con respecto a la presencia de trombo (69% versus 38%; p < 0,008 y de hemorragia intraplaca (69% versus 50%; p < 0,03. No se encontró una diferencia significativa entre la arteria responsable y la no responsable al evaluar la presencia de infiltrado inflamatorio en las placas ateroscleróticas (77% versus 71%; p = ns.ConclusiónEn el infarto agudo de miocardio se comprobó la presencia de actividad inflamatoria que afectaba a más de un vaso, con compromiso de otras arterias además de la responsable del infarto. Se detectó también accidente agudo de placa en más de una arteria coronaria.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2009;77:81-87.

  17. Rotura de la pared libre del ventrículo izquierdo secundaria a infarto agudo de miocardio

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    Claudio Solís

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENAunque la terapia trombolítica y la angioplastia primaria han cambiado radicalmente elmanejo, la evolución y el pronóstico del infarto agudo de miocardio, la rotura de la paredlibre del ventrículo izquierdo todavía implica una tasa elevada de mortalidad.Si bien la mayoría de los pacientes con esta complicación presentan un cuadro agudo ycatastrófico, que se caracteriza por taponamiento cardíaco, disociación electromecánica ymuerte en pocos minutos, aproximadamente un tercio de ellos tienen una evolución subagudacon hipotensión sostenida y diversos grados de derrame pericárdico, lo que posibilita laimplementación de medidas terapéuticas necesarias como puente al tratamiento quirúrgicoresolutivo.En este trabajo se presenta una revisión actualizada de las características clínicas yecocardiográficas de los pacientes con rotura de la pared libre del ventrículo izquierdo asociadacon infarto agudo de miocardio, con el objetivo de destacar los puntos clave del diagnóstico e incrementar la sospecha clínica de una entidad grave, no siempre fatal.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2009;77:395-404.

  18. Edad avanzada y factores de riesgo para infarto agudo de miocardio Risk factors for acute myocardial infarction in the elderly

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    M. A. Ciruzzi

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio caso-control analizó en los sujetos añosos el rol de los factores de riesgo coronario en el desarrollo del infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM, estableció la naturaleza de esta asociación y el grado de riesgo. Los datos fueron obtenidos en una investigación que incluyó 1060 casos y 1071 controles, realizada en 35 unidades coronarias de centros médicos de Argentina entre noviembre de 1991 y agosto de 1994. Nuestro análisis se basó en la información de los sujetos mayores de 65 años. Los casos fueron 427 pacientes con un primer IAM. Los controles fueron 396 sujetos sin evidencias clinicas de enfermedad cardiovascular, seleccionados en los mismos centros que los casos. Los Odds Ratios (OR y su intervalo de confianza del 95% (IC 95% se obtuvieron mediante un análisis de regresión logística, incluyendo variables como la edad, educación, clase social, tabaquismo, antecedente de diabetes o hipertensión arterial, índice de masa corporal e historia familiar de enfermedad coronaria. Los factores de riesgo relacionados independientemente con IAM fueron los siguientes: hipercolesterolemia (colesterol sérico > 240 mg/dl: OR=1.76 (IC 95%: 1.25-2.49, tabaquismo: OR=1.6 (IC 95%: 1.06-2.4, hipertensión arterial: OR=2.05 (IC 95%: 1.51-2.73, diabetes OR=1.71 (IC 95%: 1.12-2.70, historia de un familiar con enfermedad coronaria: OR=1.36 (IC 95%: 0.93-1.97 y de dos o más familiares: OR=2.63 (IC 95%: 1.21-5.71. Este estudio, confirma en los sujetos de edad avanzada la importancia de la hipercolesterolemia, del tabaquismo, la hipertesión arterial, la diabetes y la historia familiar de enfermedad coronaria como factores de riesgo de IAMThis case-control study, analized the role of coronary risk factors in acute myocardial infarction (AMI in the elderly, and established the nature of this association and the degree of risk. Data were derived from an investigation (1060 cases and 1071 controls conducted in 35 coronary care units from clinical

  19. Surgical acute abdomen in elderly patients. Abdomen agudo quirúrgico en el anciano.

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    Lidia Torres Ajá

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Fundaments : The surgical acute abdomen usually is the most frequent cause of abdominal surgery of urgency in t he old one, with the high mortality in spite of the modern surgical technologies. Objective: To evaluate the surgery of the surgical acute abdomen in the old one. Method: Appears a prospectivo descriptive study that includes 102 patients of 60 years or more who underwent surgery at the ¨Dr Gustavo Aldereguía Lima¨ University Hospital of Cienfuegos with this diagnostic. The primary data were obtained from clinical cards of the patients and the daily clinical observation until the debit. Results: The patients presented an average age of 74 years, being the most frequent causes of the syndrome intestinal obstruction (32,4%, the biliary tract affections (22,5%, and acute appendicitis (21,6%. The most frequent symptom was abdominal pain (96,08%, and we noticed tachycardia in 80,4%. Postoperating complications in 47,06% of the patients appeared and was observed a mortality of 26,5% with statistically significant relation with the age, ASA classification, surgical risk, time of evolution and the surgical time. The peritonitis heads the direct causes of death.

    Fundamento : El abdomen agudo quirúrgico suele ser la causa más frecuente de cirugía abdominal de urgencia en el anciano, se asocia con una alta mortalidad a pesar de las tecnologías quirúrgicas modernas. Objetivo : Evaluar la cirugía del abdomen agudo quirúrgico en el anciano. Método : Estudio descriptivo prospectivo que incluye a 102 pacientes de 60 años o más operados en el Hospital Universitario ¨Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima¨ de Cienfuegos entre agosto y diciembre del 2002 con el diagnóstico de abdomen agudo quirúrgico. Los datos primarios se obtuvieron de las fichas clínicas de los pacientes y de la observación clínica diaria hasta el egreso

  20. Infarto agudo do miocárdio na 31ª semana de gravidez: relato de caso

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    Filipa Pires Duarte

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A ocorrência de infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM durante a gravidez é rara. Os autores descrevem o caso de IAM numa grávida de 31 semanas e a importância da existência de uma equipe multidisciplinar para sua abordagem. RELATO DO CASO: Grávida de 31 semanas, com antecedentes de tabagismo, alcoolismo e hipertensão, internada após um episódio de síncope. Na admissão, encontrava-se consciente e assintomática, embora hipotensa. O eletrocardiograma evidenciou marcada elevação do segmento ST em DI, AVL, V1-V6. Pesquisa de enzimas cardíacas foi positiva. O ecocardiograma transtorácico demonstrou redução da contratilidade ventricular esquerda e septal e uma fração de ejeção de 30%. A angiografia revelou oclusão proximal da artéria descendente anterior. Por insucesso da angioplastia por balão, foi colocado um stent metálico. A paciente iniciou terapêutica com b-bloqueadores, aspirina e clopidogrel. Em relação ao parto, optou-se por realizar cesariana eletiva, quatro semanas após o IAM. Suspendeu-se o clopidogrel sete dias antes do parto. A função cardíaca pré-operatória foi otimizada com infusão de levosimendana iniciada no dia anterior. A cesariana decorreu sob bloqueio peridural. O período intraoperatório decorreu sem complicações, à exceção de moderada hipotensão facilmente corrigida com fenilefrina. O índice de Apgar do recém-nascido foi de 9/10. CONCLUSÕES: Este é um dos poucos casos de infarto agudo do miocárdio e angioplastia descritos durante a gravidez. Os autores discutem as decisões tomadas pela equipe multidisciplinar, constituída por anestesiologistas, obstetras, cardiologistas e neonatologistas, notadamente no que se refere à dupla antiagregação plaquetária, ao tipo de parto e à anestesia.

  1. Sindrome confusional agudo por abstinencia aguda de nicotina Delirium due to acute nicotine withdrawal

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    Manuel Klein

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome confusional agudo (SCA o delirium en pacientes hospitalizados es un problema frecuente y grave. Se caracteriza por síntomas de comienzo agudo y curso fluctuante con inatención, pensamiento desorganizado, y con distintos niveles de alteración de la conciencia.En la bibliografía consultada, el SCA como manifestación de un síndrome de abstinencia aguda nicotínica fue descripto en solo ocho casos. Presentamos el caso de un tabaquista grave que, internado por una reagudización de su enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC, presentó un cuadro de SCA al tercer día de abstinencia tabacal, cediendo los síntomas tras la administración de un parche de nicotina. Lo descripto sugiere que en pacientes internados que presentan SCA y agitación, con fuertes antecedentes de tabaquismo, un simple ensayo con un parche de nicotina puede ofrecer en pocas horas una notable respuesta terapéutica y a su vez un test confirmatorio. El reconocimiento del SCA como forma de presentación de la abstinencia nicotínica permitirá identificar casos habitualmente complejos en los que se podrá implementar una sencilla y eficaz alternativa terapéutica.Delirium or acute confusional state among hospitalized patients is a frequent and serious problem. It is characterized by acute onset symptoms, fluctuating course, impaired attention, unorganized thinking, and altered level of conciousness. Delirium, as a manifestation of acute nicotine withdrawal syndrome has been reported in the reviewed literature only in eight cases. We report the case of a heavy smoker admitted because of a reagudization of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. At the third day of nicotine abstinence, he developed delirium with a rapid improvement of his symptoms after treatment with a transdermal nicotine patch. This description suggests that in hospitalized heavy smokers who develop delirium with agitation, a simple trial with a nicotine patch can offer a dramatic

  2. ANESTESIA PARA AMPUTACIÓN SUPRACONDÍLEA EN PACIENTE CON SÍNDROME CORONARIO AGUDO / Anesthesia for supracondylar amputation in patient with acute coronary syndrome

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    Marilyn Ramírez Méndez

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumen La insuficiencia arterial periférica es una enfermedad que se asocia a factores de riesgo aterogénico reconocidos, y es más frecuente en personas con hiperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus y hábito de fumar. Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 67 años de edad, con antecedentes de hipertensión arterial, diabetes mellitus e infarto de miocardio antiguo, que ingresa por signos de inflamación aguda del miembro inferior derecho como consecuencia de una insuficiencia arterial periférica. A los 8 días del ingreso presentó un síndrome coronario agudo sin elevación del segmento ST, con fallo de bomba Killip II, y una vez compensada fue anunciada para amputación supracondílea de urgencia, debido a una gangrena isquémica. Se decidió utilizar anestesia espinal subaracnoidea selectiva del miembro inferior derecho, a cual se aplicó sin complicaciones y favoreció el adecuado desarrollo de la cirugía planificada. A las 72 horas la paciente fue egresada de la UCI, sin síntomas cardiovasculares y compensación metabólica. / Abstract Peripheral arterial insufficiency is a disease that is associated with known atherogenic risk factors, and is more common in people with hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus and smoking habit. A case of a 67-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus and old myocardial infarction is presented. She was admitted for signs of acute inflammation of the right leg due to peripheral arterial insufficiency. 8 days after admission she presented an acute coronary syndrome without ST segment elevation with pump failure (Killip class II, and once compensated she was scheduled for emergency supracondylar amputation due to ischemic gangrene. It was decided to use selective spinal subarachnoid from the right leg, which was applied without complications and favored the proper development of the planned surgery. At 72 hours, the patient was discharged from the ICU, with metabolic compensation and without

  3. Current perspectives of acute pain treatment Perspectivas actuales de tratamiento del paciente con dolor agudo

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    Tiberio Alvarez Echeverri

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    In the last years opioids have become of great importance in the relief of postoperative and other forms of acute pain. Reasons for this trend have been the availability of agonist opioids like phentanyl. sulphentanyl and alphentanyl and the results of research on the physlology. The pharmacology and the chemistry of drug receptors and neurotransmitters. The studies on chemicals other than opioids that contribute to pain relief when administered through different ways. specially the spinal. Have also influenced such a trend.

    En los últimos años los opiáceos han adquirido gran importancia en el alivio del dolor agudo especialmente del tipo postoperatorio. Una de las razones ha sido la disponibilidad de morfínicos agonistas como el fentanil, el sufentanil y el alfentanil; otra es la investigación de la fisiología, la farmacología y la química de los receptores y los neurotransmisores como de sustancias diferentes a los opláceos, aplicadas por diferentes vías en especial la espinal, que coadyuvan al alivio del dolor.

  4. Occurrence of Zaprionus indianus (Diptera: Drosophilidae in Agudo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Mauricio Batistella Pasini

    2012-03-01

    Resumo. Este trabalho faz menção ao primeiro registro de Zaprionus indianus Gupta (Diptera: Drosophilidae encontrado na zona rural do município de Agudo, no estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Os adultos da mosca foram encontrados primeiramente em frutos de ameixa (Prunus salicina Lindl posteriormente em figos maduros (Ficus carica L. em dois pomares. No primeiro pomar cerca de 80% dos figos coletados apresentaram ataque de Z. indianus e, no segundo pomar 50% dos figos da cv. “Pingo de mel” e 80% da variedade “Roxo de Valinhos” foram infestados. No período correspondente a emergência dos adultos, coletou-se um total de 1364 indivíduos. Os figos da cv “Roxo de Valinhos” apresentaram maior emergência de adultos. Além de estar presente em restos culturais de figo, Z. indianus foi visualizada sobrevoando restos culturais de Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham., Cucumis melo L., Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. e Vitis vinifera L., associada a outros drosofilídeos. Ressalta-se que medidas de monitoramento e controle da praga deverão ser adotadas no município para garantir figos de alta qualidade e sadios.

  5. ROTURA DE ANEURISMA DE AORTA ABDOMINAL: SU IMPORTANCIA COMO DIAGNOSTICO DIFERENCIAL EN ABDOMEN AGUDO

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    Vanessa Orellana-Villazón

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available El aneurisma aórtico abdominal (AAA roto es una forma de presentación poco frecuente de los AAA. Presentamos un caso de rotura de aneurisma de aorta abdominal (AAAr de un paciente varón de 76 años de edad que ingresa al servicio de emergencias del Hospital Elizabeth Setón por presentar dolor abdominal punzante en región lumbar derecha de inicio súbito e intensidad creciente, llegando a perder el conocimiento. La impresión diagnóstica inicial incluye cólico ureteral e hipertensión arterial; sin embargo después realizar una ecografía abdominal y posteriormente una tomografía abdominal se concluye con el diagnostico de AAAr. El paciente es sometido a cirugía de emergencia, y después de permanecer tres días en terapia intensiva y tres días en sala, es dado de alta. Consideramos importante informar este caso clínico por la frecuencia con que se le confunde con patologías renales o abdomen agudo, pese a la sintomatología característica que presenta, que en muchos casos lleva a un diagnostico retrasado y posteriormente a la muerte.

  6. Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

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    ... Blood Pressure Tools & Resources Stroke More Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Updated:Mar 23,2016 The following statistics speak ... disease. This content was last reviewed August 2015. Diabetes • Home • About Diabetes • Why Diabetes Matters Introduction Cardiovascular ...

  7. Cardiovascular manifestations of phaeochromocytoma

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    Prejbisz, A.; Lenders, J.W.M.; Eisenhofer, G.; Januszewicz, A.

    2011-01-01

    Clinical expression of phaeochromocytoma may involve numerous cardiovascular manifestations, but usually presents as sustained or paroxysmal hypertension associated with other signs and symptoms of catecholamine excess. Most of the life-threatening cardiovascular manifestations of phaeochromocytoma,

  8. Grupos de utilizacion de recursos en unidades de agudos y media estancia de servicios de geriatria

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    Solano Jaurrieta Juan José

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: En los últimos años se han implantado en nuestro país Sistemas de Clasificación de Pacientes (SCP con objeto de medir el «producto hospitalario». Sin embargo los sistemas más tradicionales resultan poco adecuados para la población anciana, en los que la incapacidad asociada a la enfermedad resulta determinante para explicar el consumo de recursos y los resultados asistenciales. Por ello, nos planteamos aplicar en servicios especializados de atención al anciano un sistema que contempla este parámetro, los Grupos de Utilización de Recursos (RUG, analizando las características y diferencias en la distribución en función de RUG en cuatro Servicios de Geriatría. Métodos: Se estudian transversalmente, mediante cortes sucesivos en períodos superiores a la estancia media en cada unidad, los pacientes ingresados en las unidades de agudos y media estancia de los Servicios de Geriatría del Hospital Monte Naranco (HMN (n=318, Hospital Central de la Cruz Roja (HCCR (n=384, Hospital General de Guadalajara (HG (n=272 y Hospital Virgen del Valle (HVV (n=390, en lo relativo a su distribución según la clasificación RUG-T18. Las posibles diferencias entre los centros se analizaron mediante el test estadístico chi-cuadrado (SPSS para windows Resultados: Para el conjunto de la muestra los pacientes se concentran en los grupos R, S y C de la clasificación, con muy escasa representación de los grupos P y B, detectándose diferencias entre los centros. Así, el HCCR es el que maneja una mayor proporción de pacientes del grupo R (47,64% vs. 23,66% en el HMN, 20,57% en el HG y 20,53% en el HVV y una menor proporción de pacientes del grupo S (3,12% vs 6,40% en el HMN, 9,92% en el HG y 9,76% en el HVV y C (48,94% vs 76,29% en el HMN, 66,89% en el HG y 68,36% en el HVV. Igualmente es posible detectar diferencias en el análisis individual para las unidades de agudos y media estancia. Conclusiones: Los grupos de utilización de recursos

  9. SPECT-TC de ventilación-perfusión en el diagnóstico del tromboembolismo pulmonar agudo

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    Milà López, Marta

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    Objetivo del estudio: Valorar la exactitud diagnóstica del SPECT-TC de Ventilación/Perfusión (V/P) pulmonar de alta dosis mediante un equipo híbrido SPECT/TC frente al SPECT de V/P pulmonar y a la angiografía por TC (CTA) en pacientes con sospecha de tromboembolismo pulmonar (TEP) agudo. Metodología: Entre 2009 y 2011, se estudiaron de forma consecutiva con SPECT-TC de V/P pulmonar los pacientes con sospecha de TEP agudo que acudieron a nuestro centro, (estudio aprobado por el comité de ét...

  10. Sistema informático para la gestión de la información hospitalaria del infarto agudo de miocardio (RHIMA)

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    Yanier Coll Muñoz; Francisco Valladares Carvajal; Jorge L. Fernández Curbelo; Ing. Luis E. Fernández Curbelo

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    Introducción: La difícil recopilación de información sobre la prevalencia y desarrollo del infarto agudo de miocardio imposibilita medir la calidad del tratamiento durante la evolución de la enfermedad en un determinado grupo de pacientes.Objetivo: Desarrollar un sistema informático que permita la gestión de la información hospitalaria del infarto agudo de miocardio en el Servicio de Cardiología.Método: Se identificaron las variables necesarias para la confección del registro, divididas por b...

  11. Efecto de melatonina exógena en procesos inflamatorios agudos y crónicos en ratas

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    Rocha, Nadir de la; Rotelli, Alejandra Ester; Pelzer, Lilian

    2002-01-01

    Se investigó la influencia de melatonina (4 mg/kg) en la inflamación aguda usando el modelo de edema de pata en rata y en la inflamación crónica mediante la prueba del granuloma y artritis inducida por adyuvante. Melatonina inhibió el edema producido por carragenina en el modelo agudo, pero no presentó acción inhibitoria en la fase proliferativa de la prueba del granuloma y en la fase aguda y crónica de la artritis inducida por adyuvante. Estos resultados sugieren que melatonina, a la m...

  12. Prevención del Síndrome Confusional Agudo en pacientes ancianos hospitalizados con fractura de cadera

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    Garrigós Montoya, Victoria Eugenia

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    Introducción: Las consecuencias del síndrome confusional agudo en pacientes con fractura de cadera aumentan la morbilidad y la mortalidad de la persona, produciendo en numerosas ocasiones dependencia para el resto de su vida. El objetivo principal de esta revisión es la realización de un plan de actuación de enfermería, conociendo los factores de riesgo del delirium para la correcta prevención del mismo. Métodos: Se realiza una revisión bibliográfica en diferentes bases de datos para identifi...

  13. Abdomen agudo en pacientes con VIH/SIDA atendidos en un hospital nacional de Lima, Perú

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    Leonor Montoya; Ericka Rodríguez; Grace Zúñiga; Gaby Yamamoto; Elsa González

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    El objetivo del estudio fue describir las características en la presentación y el manejo del abdomen agudo (AA) en pacientes con el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH). Se revisaron las historias clínicas de 97 pacientes portadores del VIH que cursaron con un cuadro de AA y que fueron atendidos en el período 2006-2011 en el Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia en Lima, Perú. Se encontró que el 1,6% de los pacientes inmunosuprimidos ingresó a sala de operaciones. La apendicectomía fue el ...

  14. Descripción de un brote de enfisema y edema pulmonar agudo del bovino (EPAB) en Parral (Chile)

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    H. URRUTIA; C. BREVIS; M. QUEZADA; S. DONOSO

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    Se describe un brote de enfisema y edema alveolar agudo del bovino (EPAB) ocurrido en la zona centro-sur a fines del verano de 1995. Los animales Frisón negro, de aproximadamente 2 años de edad, fueron afectados después de cambiarse de una pradera fibrosa a una suculenta de alfalfa. La mortalidad por esta causa fue de un 23%. Las principales lesiones encontradas en la necropsia fueron enfisema y edema intersticial intenso del pulmón, lo cual fue corroborado histopatológicamente, encontrándose...

  15. Fisiopatología, evaluación y manejo del dolor agudo en pediatría

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    Tatiana Pabón-Henao; Luisa-Fernanda Pineda-Saavedra; Oscar-Darío Cañas-Mejía

    2015-01-01

    El manejo del dolor agudo en los niños es deficiente, como lo afirma en el 2013 un estudio de la AMA (American Medical Association): la población pediátrica recibe entre 50% y 90% menos analgésicos que los adultos, es decir, no se tiene claridad en la fisiopatología, abordaje y manejo del dolor en los niños. El dolor puede clasificarse según su tiempo de duración, intensidad y mecanismo fisiopatoló-gico que lo desencadena (nociceptivo y neuropático). Teniendo en cuenta que la fisiopatología d...

  16. Angioplastía primaria en el manejo del infarto agudo al miocardio, experiencia inical en Panamá

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    Antonio Rodríguez

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años se han redoblado los esfuerzos para disminuir y en el mejor de los casos evitar el daño al músculo cardíaco durante el infarto agudo. Las drogas trombolíticas han contribuido positivamente al respecto. Sin embargo, nace la necesidad de buscar formas alternas de tratamiento que proporcionen un más rápido y efectivo restablecimiento de la circulación coronaria. Nos referimos a la Angioplastía Primaria como tratamiento inicial del infarto agudo. Presentamos los primeros 16 casos con infarto agudo al miocardio en curso, tratados con Angioplastía Primaria, 15 de 16 pacientes evolucionaron en forma satisfactoria, sin complicaciones intra-hospitalarias. Hubo una defunción más directamente relacionada a las complicaciones del infarto que al procedimiento de angioplastía per-se. De esta manera reafirmamos la utilidad de esta nueva forma de tratamiento, planteando una alternativa terapéutica adicional en beneficio de los pacientes que están sufriendo un infarto agudo al miocardio.In the last several years there have been increased efforts to reduce, and in the best of cases to avoid , damage to the cardiac muscle during acute myocardial infarction. Thrombolytic drugs have contributed favorably in that respect. However, there has been the need to find alternative methods of treatment to provide faster and more efective reestablishment of coronary circulation. In this paper we refer to primary coronary angioplasty as initial treatment for acute myocardial infarction. We present our first 16 patients with an evolving acute myocardial infarction treated with primary angioplasty, 15 of the 16 patients had a satisfactory course, without inhospital complications. There was one death more directly related to complications of the infarction rather than to the angioplasty procedure itself. In this way we reinforce the utility of this new method of treatment, making it an alternative therapeutic option in benefit of patients with

  17. La transición de dolor agudo postoperatorio a crónico: ¿qué sabemos?

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    H. Ribera; N. Esteve; J. P. Garrido

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    La transición del dolor agudo postoperatorio a crónico es un proceso complejo, poco conocido y de interés creciente en los últimos años. Los cuadros dolorosos crónicos derivados de determinados procedimientos quirúrgicos como la toracotomía, la mastectomía o la amputación se asocian a una elevada prevalencia. Sin embargo, han sido identificados una serie de factores pronósticos o predictivos relacionados con la aparición de dichos cuadros dolorosos. Su detección precoz permitiría iniciar trat...

  18. Abdomen agudo quirúrgico en el adulto mayor. Hospital Vladimir Ilich Lenin. Enero 2005 a enero 2008

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    Pavel Sánchez Reynaldo; Yasmín Rodríguez Pascual; Rafael Vázquez Fernández; Celia Yamila Cordero Monferrer

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    Aborda un estudio descriptivo prospectivo en 388 adultos mayores operados de abdomen agudo en el Hospital Vladimir Ilich Lenin, enero 2005 a enero 2008, a fin de caracterizar el comportamiento de las afecciones que provocan esta entidad intraabdominal. La tercera edad y el sexo masculino resultaron los más afectados. El factor de riesgo quirúrgico más asociado fue la hipertensión arterial. El diagnóstico preoperatorio más frecuente fue la oclusión intestinal mecánica. No se indicaron adecuada...

  19. [Cardiovascular safety of antidiabetics].

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    Aline Roth, Pressl-Wenger; Jornayvaz, François R

    2016-06-01

    Type 2 diabetes is characterized by a high risk of micro- and macro-vascular complications. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death of diabetic patients. In this context, the search for molecules decreasing cardiovascular mortality makes sense. Until the EMPA-REG OUTCOME study published late 2015, showing a reduction of cardiovascular mortality of patients treated with empagliflozin, an SGLT2 inhibitor, there was no molecule known to decrease cardiovascular mortality. The purpose of this article is to review the various existing antidiabetic molecules and their impact (positive/neutral/negative) on cardiovascular mortality. PMID:27487675

  20. Nefropatía por contraste en el síndrome coronario agudo

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    Mariana Carnevalini

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La nefropatía inducida por contraste (NIC es una de las causas más frecuentes de insuficiencia renal en pacientes internados. En el síndrome coronario agudo (SCA, la presencia de NIC aumenta la morbimortalidad. Las medidas de profilaxis y los factores de riesgo intervinientes de NIC en SCA no han sido determinados con exactitud. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la incidencia de NIC y los factores asociados a su desarrollo en pacientes ingresados en unidad coronaria con requerimiento de cinecoronariografía (CCG. Se realizó un estudio de cohorte retrospectivo. Se incluyeron pacientes consecutivos cursando SCA estudiados con CCG dentro de las 72 horas de su admisión. Se definió NIC al aumento del 25% del valor de creatinina a las 48 h sobre el nivel basal de ingreso. El período de inclusión fue entre el 1° de enero de 2004 hasta el 30 de junio de 2010. Se analizaron 125 casos. La incidencia de NIC fue del 10.4% (n = 13. En el análisis multivariado, los factores asociados independientemente a su desarrollo fueron la edad [OR 1.05 (IC 95% 1.004 - 1.11 p = 0.034], la angioplastia a múltiple vaso [OR 2.2 (IC 95% 1.07 - 4.8, p = 0.03] y el volumen de contraste utilizado [OR 1.007 (IC 95% 1.001 - 1.01, p = 0.014].

  1. Ticagrelor en el síndrome coronario agudo: Explicando lo inexplicable

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    Juan Martín Criniti

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    Full Text Available En el estudio PLATO se evaluó la utilidad del agregado de ticagrelor, en lugar de clopidogrel, a aspirina en pacientes con síndrome coronario agudo, mostrando resultados sorprendentemente positivos que llevaron a que la droga sea aceptada por las agencias regulatorias y las sociedades especializadas de todo el mundo. Sin embargo, el análisis crítico de los informes presentados por el patrocinador reveló la existencia de distintos aspectos difíciles de explicar y que ponen en tela de juicio la veracidad de sus resultados. La pérdida de seguimiento no explicada, la tasa de mortalidad y los beneficios excesivos no comparables con estudios previos, y la inconsistencia de hallazgos de acuerdo al país, al ente adjudicador de eventos y al comité de monitoreo, son algunos de los puntos más controvertidos. La mayoría de las críticas a este artículo se basan en información que no se desprende del texto del estudio publicado. Esto supone un desafío al análisis crítico de la literatura y genera dudas sobre hasta qué punto el conflicto de interés económico influenció el desarrollo del estudio y la comunicación de sus resultados y, probablemente, la aceptación de la droga para su uso comercial.

  2. Diferencias según sexo en el tratamiento y la evolución de los pacientes afectados de síndrome coronario agudo

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    M. Ferraz-Torres

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: La perspectiva de género en salud nos alerta de la diferente prevalencia, incidencia, evolución y letalidad de las patologías coronarias agudas según sexo. Este estudio pretende conocer la diferencia en el tratamiento y la evolución de los pacientes afectos de Síndrome Coronario Agudo (SCA según sexos en Navarra. Métodos: Se analizaron 35 variables de 130 usuarios que acudieron consecutivamente al servicio de Urgencias (SU del Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN con patología coronaria aguda desde enero hasta abril de 2012. La variable dependiente fue el sexo y las independientes los tiempos, tratamientos y evolución final del proceso. Resultados: Un 74,6% de la muestra fueron varones con una edad media de 67 años, inferior a los 72 años de la muestra femenina (p=0,043. Se obtuvo una mediana de 3 factores de riesgo cardiovascular (FRC en los hombres y de dos en las mujeres (p=0,026. El tiempo de demora generado por los pacientes fue de 161 minutos en varones vs 266 minutos en féminas (p=0,006. El tratamiento llevado a cabo mediante revascularización por angioplastia primaria (AP o fibrinolisis se realizó en un 71,6% de los hombres y un 41,2% de las mujeres (p=0,002. Se registró un 5,9% de muertes en mujeres, sin hallarse casos de fallecimiento en varones (p=0,017. Conclusiones: En Navarra, los procesos coronarios siguen siendo una patología de predominio masculino pero de mayor gravedad en mujeres. El tratamiento se realizó de forma distinta según sexo. Se observó un mayor retraso en la solicitud de atención sanitaria en las mujeres así como la presencia de alta voluntaria en ellas, lo que puede influir en la peor evolución de las mismas.

  3. Evolución del tratamiento del infarto agudo de miocardio en la Argentina desde 1987 a 2005 Evolution of acute myocardial infarction treatment in Argentina from 1987 to 2005

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    Jorge G. Allín

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available En la Argentina, una de cada tres muertes es de origen cardiovascular y el infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM es una de sus presentaciones más agresivas y frecuentes. Sin embargo, en nuestro país los datos epidemiológicos relacionados al infarto son escasos. Diversas encuestas y registros se han realizado en estos últimos 25 años por las diferentes sociedades científicas, las cuales, si bien aportan valiosa información, sólo representan a una parte de la población con posibilidades de acceso a centros de alta complejidad. Los datos proporcionados por estos registros evidencian un aumento progresivo en la tasa de reperfusión; sin embargo, esto no se tradujo en una reducción de la mortalidad. Esta revisión tiene como objetivo aportar toda la información disponible sobre el IAM en la Argentina, y busca identificar los recursos necesarios para lograr un adecuado manejo diagnóstico-terapéutico de esta enfermedad.In Argentina, one out of three deaths is of cardiovascular origin and acute myocardial infarction (AMI is one of the most aggressive and frequent. In our country epidemiological data related to infarction are scarce. Various surveys and reports have been carried out in the past 25 years by different scientific societies, which, even though they provide valuable information, enclose only a small range of the population with access to high complexity centers. Though these records show a gradual increase in the rate of reperfusion, this has not resulted in a mortality reduction. This review is committed to provide all available information about the AMI in Argentina, in order to provide the necessary resources to the right diagnosis and therapeutic handling of this disease.

  4. Caracterización del infarto agudo del miocardio en mujeres atendidas en el hospital Ernesto Guevara

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    Zailit González Cruz

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available En Las Tunas han aumentado las cifras de mujeres afectadas por infarto agudo del miocardio (IMA, con una tasa de mortalidad superior a la media nacional. A pesar de ello, no existen estudios publicados que describan el comportamiento de esta entidad en las mujeres tuneras. Se realizó un estudio transversal descriptivo en el servicio de cardiología del hospital provincial de Las Tunas, “Dr. Ernesto Guevara de la Serna”, entre los años 2009 al 2011, con el objetivo de caracterizar el infarto agudo del miocardio en el sexo femenino. La muestra estuvo constituida por 181 mujeres admitidas en el servicio por esta entidad, diagnosticadas según los criterios establecidos. Para el análisis de los resultados se utilizó la estadística descriptiva, con valores absolutos y porcientos. En la muestra de estudio prevaleció el IMA CEST, de topografía anterior y no trombolizado. La disfunción ventricular izquierda constituyó la complicación más frecuente. Predominaron como factores de riesgo asociados la hipertensión arterial, las dislipidemias, el hábito de fumar y la diabetes mellitus.

  5. Abdomen agudo en pacientes con VIH/SIDA atendidos en un hospital nacional de Lima, Perú

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    Leonor Montoya

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue describir las características en la presentación y el manejo del abdomen agudo (AA en pacientes con el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH. Se revisaron las historias clínicas de 97 pacientes portadores del VIH que cursaron con un cuadro de AA y que fueron atendidos en el período 2006-2011 en el Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia en Lima, Perú. Se encontró que el 1,6% de los pacientes inmunosuprimidos ingresó a sala de operaciones. La apendicectomía fue el procedimiento quirúrgico más frecuentemente (33,3%. La morbilidad fue de 28,1%, y la mortalidad posoperatoria de 9,4%. La infección por Mycobacterium tuberculosis fue la causa más común de dolor abdominal agudo con el 26,8%. Los datos sugieren que una pronta decisión quirúrgica frente a un cuadro compatible con AA en pacientes con VIH podría evitar una importante morbimortalidad.

  6. COMPARTIMENTAÇÃO DE UNIDADES GEOMORFOLÓGICAS DO MUNICÍPIO DE AGUDO-RS

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    Gerson Jonas Schirmer

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta um mapeamento geomorfológico do município de Agudo-RS, onde as unidades geomorfológicas representam a integração dos elementos físicos da área de estudo, frente aos processos envolvidos na organização da paisagem local. A metodologia é fundamentada nas contribuições da ciência geográfica, utilizando como ferramenta SIGs (Sistemas de Informação Geográfica.  Através de uma representação de síntese, foram definidos cinco unidades geomorfológicas, Rampas deColúvio-Aluvio do Rio Jacuí, Rampas de Colúvio-Alúvio de Arroios, Colinas Alúvio-Coluvionar, Colinas Vulcânicas do Planalto Serra Geral e Associação de Morros e Morrotes do Rebordo do Planalto, que caracterizam a paisagem do município de Agudo.

  7. Autophagy in cardiovascular biology

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    Lavandero, Sergio; Chiong, Mario; Rothermel, Beverly A.; Hill, Joseph A.

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    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. As such, there is great interest in identifying novel mechanisms that govern the cardiovascular response to disease-related stress. First described in failing hearts, autophagy within the cardiovascular system has been widely characterized in cardiomyocytes, cardiac fibroblasts, endothelial cells, vascular smooth muscle cells, and macrophages. In all cases, a window of optimal autophagic activity appears to be critical to the mai...

  8. Cardiovascular molecular MR imaging

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    Lamb, H J; van der Meer, R. W.; Roos, A. (Anna); Bax, J J

    2007-01-01

    Introduction Cardiovascular molecular imaging is a rapidly evolving field of research, aiming to image and quantify molecular and cellular targets in vivo. MR imaging has some inherent properties that make it very suitable for cardiovascular molecular imaging. Until now, only a limited number of studies have been published on cardiovascular molecular imaging using MR imaging. Review In the current review, MR techniques that have already shown potential are discussed. Metabolic MR imaging can ...

  9. Prednisona e meloxicam no tratamento de ratos submetidos ao trauma agudo da medula espinhal

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    Graciane Aiello

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar o efeito da prednisona e do meloxicam na terapia de ratos submetidos ao modelo experimental de trauma agudo da medula espinhal, induzida pelo cateter de Fogarty 2Fr, mediante a avaliação dos parâmetros de estresse oxidativo, dos testes neurológicos e do exame histopatológico da medula espinhal. Foram utilizados 90 ratos Wistar, distribuídos em seis grupos, denominados controle salina ou GCS (n=15, controle prednisona ou GCP (n=15, controle meloxicam ou GCM (n=15, trauma mais salina ou GTS (n=15, trauma mais prednisona ou GTP (n=15 e trauma mais meloxicam GTM (n=15. Cada grupo foi redistribuído em três subgrupos de igual número, de acordo com o tempo de tratamento no pós-operatório de 24h, 72h e sete dias. Todos os grupos foram submetidos à laminectomia e, nos grupos GTS, GTM e GTP, após a exposição da medula espinhal, foi realizado o trauma medular compressivo, utilizando o cateter de Fogarty 2Fr. Os grupos GCS e GTS foram tratados com solução salina, os GSM e GTM receberam meloxicam e os GSP e GTP prednisona, sendo administrados pela via intraperitoneal. Em todos os ratos, foram avaliados os parâmetros de estresse oxidativo, testes neurológicos e exame histopatológico da medula espinhal. Os animais dos grupos GTS, GTM e GTP, nos diferentes tempos (24h, 72h e sete dias, tiveram pontuação zero na escala de Basso, Beattie e Bresnahan (BBB; no plano inclinado, permaneceram com pontuação três e perderam a percepção da dor profunda. Os grupos GTM e GTP apresentaram menor atividade da catalase e de níveis de TBARS, quando comparado ao grupo GTS. Foi constatada degeneração Walleriana e necrose da substância cinzenta de intensidades variáveis, não apresentando diferença entre os grupos submetidos ao trauma. O meloxicam e a prednisona apresentam possível efeito antioxidante, mas não impedem a necrose e a degeneração Walleriana da medula espinhal de ratos.

  10. EFECTO AGUDO DEL EJERCICIO FISICO EN LA INTELIGENCIA Y LA MEMORIA EN HOMBRES, SEGUN LA EDAD

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    Yorleny Alfaro Chavarría

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Con muy diversas investigaciones se han demostrado los efectos agudos del ejercicio físico en los procesos cognitivos (memoria, inteligencia, tiempo de reacción, creatividad, etc. según la edad. Sin embargo, gran cantidad de variables se ven involucradas en los diferentes tratamientos. Es, por esto, que se pretendió realizar una investigación específica y homogénea, de manera que los cambios obtenidos en la inteligencia y la memoria en las diferentes edades se deban al tratamiento en sí, y no a la influencia de otros factores. Para esto, se aplicó un tratamiento que consistió en realizar ejercicio aeróbico subiendo y bajando una grada de 27 cm. de alto x 30 cm. de ancho, durante 10 minutos, a una intensidad del 60% de la frecuencia cardíaca máxima. Los sujetos fueron 100 hombres con edades entre la niñez y la edad avanzada. Se ubicaron en 5 subgrupos que realizaron un 'pretest', el tratamiento indicado y un 'postest'. Las pruebas fueron el test de Raven para la inteligencia y el Verbal Script Digit Span para medir la memoria auditiva. Para conocer los resultados se realizó un análisis de varianza Anova 5x2x2 para grupos independientes, utilizando los puntajes obtenidos en las diferencias entre 'pretest' y 'postest', para ambas variables, con su respectivo 'post-hoc' en los casos requeridos. Y para determinar la magnitud del cambio, se obtuvo los tamaños del efecto. Se encontró que con ejercicio aeróbico submaximal, la totalidad de los grupos etarios mejoraron sus resultados en el test de memoria con mejor resultado los de edades promedio de 25.5 y 63.25 años. Para la variable de inteligencia los sujetos de 34.75 y 52.4 años en promedio lograron los mejores resultados, mientras que los jóvenes de 25.5 años y los adultos mayores no tuvieron cambio significativo en este aspecto.

  11. El infarto agudo de miocardio, un problema de salud pública

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    Alberto Caccavo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENEl infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM es una causa importante de muerte en la Argentina. Lamortalidad intrahospitalaria del IAM en la actualidad es de aproximadamente el 10%, almenos en los centros que participan en registros.Su tratamiento está orientado a la reperfusión de la arteria ocluida con angioplastia primariao trombolíticos. Sin embargo, sólo un pequeño número de hospitales disponen deangioplastia primaria y reciben trombolíticos muchos menos pacientes que los que los requieren.Para lograr una reducción de la mortalidad se debe enfatizar la pronta y amplia utilizaciónde trombolíticos, anticoagulantes y antiagregantes.El logro de un impacto trascendente sobre la mortalidad del IAM requiere la formulación deun programa nacional dirigido por las autoridades sanitarias con el consenso de las sociedadescientíficas.Este programa debería concentrarse en al menos en tres puntos:1. Realización rápida e interpretación del electrocardiograma en todos los pacientes condolor torácico, que incluya la utilización de la emergencia prehospitalaria. Una central delectura con médicos expertos puede asistir a los centros de salud que carezcan de personalcapacitado.2. Reperfusión rápida con trombolíticos y/o angioplastia. En la elección del trombolíticodeben balancearse la sencillez de los trombolíticos en bolo y su mayor éxito fibrinolíticoversus el alto costo comparado con la estreptocinasa. El tema de facilitar su aplicación esmuy importante cuando se piensa en administrar trombolíticos en centros de baja complejidad.3. Estructuración de una red para derivar los casos más graves a centros de referencia enunidades equipadas y con personal entrenado. Es posible que el 50% de los IAM requieranderivación por insuficiencia cardíaca grave, fracaso de la trombólisis o isquemia recurrente.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2010;78:259-263.

  12. Análise retrospectiva de 287 casos de abdome agudo em ginecologia e obstetrícia Retrospective analysis of 287 cases of acute abdomen in gynecology and obstetrics

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    Eddie Fernando Candido Murta; Fabiana Sucupira Tiveron; Ana Cristina Macêdo Barcelos; Alessandra Manfrin

    2001-01-01

    OBJETIVO: O abdome agudo em ginecologia e obstetrícia apresenta baixo risco de vida para a paciente, entretanto, o retardo no diagnóstico e tratamento influencia na morbi-mortalidade. O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar as principais causas de abdome agudo em tocoginecologia. MÉTODOS: Foram revisados 287 casos de abdome agudo em tocoginecologia de janeiro de 1987 a dezembro de 1997 atendidos na Disciplina de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia da Faculdade de Medicina do Triângulo Mineiro. RESULTADOS...

  13. El padecimiento de los enfermos con Síndrome Coronario Agudo The illness of the patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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    Joaquín Jesús Blanca Gutiérrez

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Si revisamos la literatura enfermera publicada sobre el Síndrome Coronario Agudo, cuatro son los grandes temas que han definido a nuestros estudios: los protocolos de actuación, las vías clínicas, los casos clínicos y la metodología del proceso enfermero. Casi siempre ha sido la propia enfermedad y no tanto el padecimiento del paciente la auténtica protagonista de nuestros escritos. Con nuestro presente trabajo pretendemos adentrarnos en aquellas dimensiones más subjetivas de la enfermedad, es decir, en el padecimiento y en el "sickness". Metodología: Se trata de un estudio cualitativo de tipo descriptivo en el que presentamos algunos de los datos más significativos de los relatos de nuestros pacientes con Síndrome Coronario Agudo. Resultados: los hemos agrupado en siete categorías temáticas: dolor, miedo, impacto en la familia, impacto en la actividad laboral, impacto en las actividades recreativas, impacto en el rol de cuidador y posibles causas.  Discusión: Se comparan los resultados con los de otros trabajos que han estudiado también el Síndrome Coronario Agudo desde diversas perspectivas: la sexualidad, los descriptores verbales, el dolor, y los testimonios de mujeres mexicanas que han pasado por esta misma situación.Introduction. The revision of the nursing literature published about the Acute Coronary Syndrome shows that four are the big themes that have defined to our studies: the performance protocols, the clinical roads, the clinical cases and the methodology of the nursing process. The disease and not so much the patient’s illness has been the authentic main character of our writings. With our present work we seek to go into in those more subjective dimensions of the pain, the illness and the sickness.  Methodology. It is a qualitative study of descriptive type, in that we present some of the most significant data in the stories of our patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome.  Results. We have

  14. Arsenic and cardiovascular diseases

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    Bianchi F.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available A growing body of epidemiologic, experimental and clinical evidence shows that arsenic may exert relevant cardiovascular effects with early damage such as endothelial dysfunction. Early biomarkers of cardiovascular damage together with markers of exposure, genetic and epigenetic effects, DNA damage, apoptosis, oxidative stress remain unexplored and a study is ongoing in Italy.

  15. Cardiovascular manifestations in hyperthyroidism

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    Vairamani Kandan; Sathyamurthy P; Rajkumar M; Lavanya Narayanan

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    Background: It is well known that thyroid hormone directly affects the heart and peripheral vascular system. In hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular manifestations are frequent findings. Atrial arrhythmias, limitations in exercise tolerance, and congestive heart failure were reported to occur more common in older patients as a result of hyperthyroidism. Cardiovascular signs of hyperthyroidism include tachycardia, widened pulse pressure, marked increase in cardiac output with impaired cardiovascula...

  16. Lifestyle in Cardiovascular Disease

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    J.O. Younge (John)

    2015-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ Globally, the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is still increasing. However, in recent decades, better treatment modalities have led to less cardiovascular related deaths. After years of research, we now generally accept that lifestyle factors are the most importa

  17. Síndrome pulmonar e cardiovascular por hantavírus Hantavirus pulmonary and cardiovascular syndrome

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    Mariangela Pimentel Pincelli

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available A síndrome pulmonar e cardiovascular por hantavírus é uma doença de conhecimento relativamente recente e freqüentemente fatal, apresentando-se como síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo. No Brasil, desde o primeiro surto, relatado em novembro/dezembro de 1993, em Juquitiba, 226 casos já foram registrados pela Fundação Nacional da Saúde. A doença afeta indivíduos previamente hígidos, apresentando-se com pródromo febril e sintomas semelhantes aos de um resfriado comum, podendo rapidamente evoluir para edema pulmonar, insuficiência respiratória aguda e choque. A hemoconcentração e a plaquetopenia são comuns da síndrome pulmonar e cardiovascular por hantavírus, e o quadro radiológico típico é de um infiltrado intersticial bilateral difuso, que progride rapidamente para consolidações alveolares, paralelamente à piora do quadro clínico. A mortalidade inicial era em torno de 75% e declinou para aproximadamente 35%, nos últimos anos. Os pacientes que sobrevivem geralmente recuperam-se completamente, cerca de uma semana após o estabelecimento do quadro respiratório. O agente causal, não reconhecido até há pouco, foi identificado como um hantavírus, cujo reservatório natural são animais roedores da família Muridae, subfamília Sigmodontinae. O tratamento específico antiviral ainda não é bem estabelecido, estando em estudo a eficácia de ribavirina. Cuidados de terapia intensiva como ventilação mecânica e monitoramento hemodinâmico invasivo são necessários nas formas mais graves da doença. Essas medidas, se instituídas precocemente, podem melhorar o prognóstico e a sobrevida dos pacientes com síndrome pulmonar e cardiovascular por hantavírus.Hantavirus pulmonary and cardiovascular syndrome is a recently identified and often fatal disease, which presents as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS. Since the first outbreak, in Nov/Dec 1993, in Juquitiba, Brazil, 226 cases have been registered by

  18. Qualidade de vida de clientes pós-infarto agudo do miocárdio Calidad de vida de los clientes pós-infarto agudo del miocardio Client's quality of life after myocardial infarction

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    Joselany Afio Caetano

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste estudo avaliar a qualidade de vida de clientes que sofreram infarto agudo do miocárdio. A amostra constou de 30 clientes selecionados pela busca em prontuários de uma unidade cardiológica, que nos permitiu a identificação e localização desses clientes, internados no ano de 2004. Para coleta de dados utilizamos a Escala de Qualidade de Vida de Flanagan e o tratamento estatístico com desvio-padrão. Os resultados mostraram maior índice de respostas nos níveis "indiferentes" a "pouco satisfeitos" em suas qualidades de vida. A relação interpessoal apresentou o mais alto índice de satisfação, contrariando o bem-estar físico e material, com o mais baixo índice de satisfação. Concluiu-se que a avaliação da qualidade de vida de clientes que sofreram infarto agudo do miocárdio se mostra comprometida, o que vem corroborar outros estudos anteriormente realizados.El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar la calidad de vida de los clientes que han sufrido infarto agudo del miocardio. La muestra ha consistido de 30 pacientes escogidos por la búsqueda en historias clínicas de una unidad cardiológica, que nos permitió la identificación y localización de estos clientes, internados en el año 2004. Para la colecta de los datos utilizamos la Escala de Calidad de Vida de Flanagan y el tratamiento estadístico con desvío medio. Los resultados muestran mayor índice de respuestas en los niveles "indiferentes" a "poco satisfechos" en sus calidades de vida. La relación interpersonal presentó el más alto índice de satisfacción, contrariando el bienestar físico y material, con el más bajo índice de satisfacción. Ha concluído que la evaluación de la calidad de vida de clientes que sufrieron infarto agudo del miocardio muéstrase comprometida, lo que viene a confirmar otros estudios anteriormente realizados.This study evaluates the quality of life of clients who suffered myocardial infarction. The sample consisted of 30

  19. Consumo de arsénico y riesgo cardiovascular

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    Lachiner Saborío Morales

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available El arsénico (As es un elemento considerado como ubicuo, cuyas fuentes pueden ser naturales o productos de la actividad humana. La exposición a este elemento ocurre principalmente por la vía oral. Las presentaciones inorgánicas del As son consideradas como las más tóxicas. La absorción del As ocurre en el intestino delgado y por medio de acuaporinas ingresa a los hepatocitos, en casos de ingesta crónica el As tiende acumularse en hígado, riñones, corazón, sistema nervioso, pulmones, músculo, tracto gastrointestinal y bazo. El consumo crónico de agua con concentraciones de As por encima del valor de referencia dado por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS ha demostrado un aumento del riesgo de accidentes vasculares cerebrales (AVC, hipertensión arterial (HTA, aterosclerosis carotidea, enfermedades arteriales periféricas, mortalidad por infarto agudo del miocardio (IAM, aumento en enfermedades cardiovasculares en la población pediátrica y diabetes mellitus tipo II.

  20. Enfermedad cardiovascular en pacientes cubanos afectados por Ataxia de Friedreich.

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    Tania Cruz Mariño

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Al describir la ataxia de Friedreich, Nicholaus hizo referencia a la patología cardiaca. Esta enfermedad autosómica recesiva se debe a una mutación dinámica en el gen FRDA, codificándose deficientemente la proteína Frataxina, conduciendo a estrés oxidativo y muerte celular cardiaca. La presente investigación se desarrolló con el objetivo de describir las anomalías cardiovasculares presentes en los pacientes cubanos afectados por ataxia de Friedreich. A los individuos con diagnóstico molecular confirmatorio de la enfermedad se les realizó electrocardiograma y ecocardiograma, así como evaluación clínica mediante escalas validadas internacionalmente: ICARS y SARA. Los trastornos de repolarización ventricular difusos, los trastornos de conducción intraauricular, así como los trastornos de la función diastólica resultaron hallazgos frecuentes. El patrón restrictivo apreciado provee evidencia invivo de que la enfermedad conduce a disfunción diastólica del ventrículo izquierdo. La ocurrencia de un Infarto Agudo del Miocardio silente indica la importancia de identificar formas incipientes de afectación miocárdica.

  1. La transición de dolor agudo postoperatorio a crónico: ¿qué sabemos?

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    H. Ribera

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    Full Text Available La transición del dolor agudo postoperatorio a crónico es un proceso complejo, poco conocido y de interés creciente en los últimos años. Los cuadros dolorosos crónicos derivados de determinados procedimientos quirúrgicos como la toracotomía, la mastectomía o la amputación se asocian a una elevada prevalencia. Sin embargo, han sido identificados una serie de factores pronósticos o predictivos relacionados con la aparición de dichos cuadros dolorosos. Su detección precoz permitiría iniciar tratamientos analgésicos preventivos con el objetivo de evitar dicha transición.

  2. Efeito Agudo da Pressao Positiva Continua sobre a Pressao de Pulso na Insuficiencia Cardiaca Cronica

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    Monica Quintao

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca (IC apresentam disfunção ventricular esquerda e redução da pressão arterial média (PAM. O aumento do estímulo adrenérgico causa vasoconstrição e resistência dos vasos, mantendo a PAM, enquanto aumenta a resistência vascular periférica e a rigidez dos vasos condutores. O aumento da pressão de pulso (PP reflete a complexa interação do coração com os sistemas arteriais e venosos. O aumento da PP é um importante marcador de risco em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca crônica (ICC. A ventilação não invasiva (VNI tem sido utilizada para IC aguda descompensada para melhorar a congestão e a ventilação pelos efeitos respiratórios e hemodinâmicos. No entanto, nenhum desses estudos relatou o efeito da VNI na PP. Objetivo: O objetivo deste estudo foi determinar os efeitos agudos da VNI com CPAP (pressão positiva contínua nas vias aéreas sobre a PP em pacientes ambulatoriais com ICC. Métodos: Seguindo um protocolo randomizado, duplo-cego, cruzado e controlado com placebo, 23 pacientes com ICC (17 homens, 60 ± 11 anos, IMC 29 ± 5 kg/cm2, classes II e III da NYHA foram submetidos à CPAP via máscara nasal durante 30 minutos na posição reclinada. A pressão da máscara foi de 6 cmH2O, enquanto o placebo foi fixado em 0-1 cmH2O. PP e outras variáveis hemodinâmicas não invasivas foram avaliadas antes, durante e depois do placebo e do modo CPAP. Resultados: A CPAP diminuiu a frequência cardíaca de repouso (pré: 72 ± 9; pós 5 min: 67 ± 10 bpm , p < 0,01 e PAM (CPAP: 87 ± 11; controle 96 ± 11 mmHg , p < 0,05 pós 5 min. A CPAP diminuiu a PP (CPAP: 47 ± 20 pré para 38 ± 19 mmHg pós; controle: 42 ± 12 mmHg, pré para 41 ± 18 pós p < 0,05 pós 5 min. Conclusão: A VNI com CPAP diminuiu a pressão de pulso em pacientes com ICC estável. Ensaios clínicos futuros devem investigar se esse efeito está associado com melhora no desfecho clínico.

  3. Infarto agudo de miocardio. Resultados de la Encuesta SAC 2005 en la República Argentina

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    Fernando Botto

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENIntroducciónConsiderando que el infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM es la causa más frecuente de muerte en nuestro país, este registro multicéntrico pretende establecer una visión de la realidad epidemiológica (limitada a los centros participantes con la finalidad de obtener información acerca del manejo clínico y la morbimortalidad intrahospitalaria.ObjetivoAnalizar los aspectos epidemiológicos, clínicos, usos terapéuticos y mortalidad del IAM en centros relacionados con la Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología.Material y métodosSe evaluaron 515 pacientes de 74 unidades de cuidados intensivos de todo el país registrados durante 2 meses consecutivos en el período comprendido entre abril y diciembre de 2005.ResultadosLa mediana de edad fue de 62 años; el 24% eran mujeres. El 6,2% no presentaba ningún factor de riesgo, mientras que el 38% tenía al menos tres factores. El 27,9% de los pacientes tenían algún tipo de antecedente coronario. El 65,4% ingresó dentro de las primeras 6 horas; en el 42,2%, la localización del IAM era anterior, con Killip y Kimball A en el 77,6% de los pacientes. Al ingreso, el 74,8% presentaba supradesnivel del ST y el 4,9%, BCRI. El 53% recibió tratamiento de reperfusión (42,3% trombolíticos y 57,7% angioplastia primaria, 80,3% si incluimos pacientes elegibles para tratamiento de reperfusión (n = 320.La complicación más frecuente fue la insuficiencia cardíaca, que alcanzó el 20,2%, en tanto que el 11,3% presentó angina posinfarto y el 4,3%, reinfarto. La mortalidad intrahospitalaria fue del 12,6%.Al alta, el 95,1% recibió aspirina, el 78,8% betabloqueantes, el 72,8% estatinas y el 55,9% clopidogrel.ConclusionesTodavía, una proporción importante de pacientes que son elegibles para reperfusión no la reciben. La angioplastia primaria fue la estrategia de reperfusión más utilizada; es probable que esto estuviera relacionado con las características de los centros participantes. Consideramos

  4. SÍNDROME CORONARIO AGUDO DE CAUSA NO ATEROESCLERÓTICA / Acute coronary syndrome of non-atherosclerotic origin

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    Yuri Medrano Plana

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    Full Text Available Resumen La embolia coronaria es una causa poco frecuente de síndrome coronario agudo. Dentro de los varios tipos de material embólico se encuentra el de origen tumoral. Estos émbolos pueden ocasionar isquemia miocárdica de intensidad variable, desde angina de pecho hasta infarto agudo de miocardio o incluso, muerte súbita. Se presenta una mujer de 58 años de edad, que presentó episodios de angina inestable con cambios eléctricos sin factores de riesgo y sin antecedentes de cardiopatía isquémica, que en la coronariografía se demostró la presencia de arterias coronarias normales. El ecocardiograma transesofágico informó imagen ecogénica polilobulada y pediculada hacia la superficie septal de la aurícula izquierda (posible mixoma, sin observarse trombos en las cavidades cardíacas. La paciente fue operada (exéresis quirúrgica del tumor, evolucionó favorablemente y fue trasladada a su hospital de origen 72 horas después. / Abstract Coronary embolism is a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome. Among the various types of embolic material is that of tumoral origin. These emboli can cause myocardial ischemia of varying intensity, from angina to acute myocardial infarction or even sudden death. The case of a 58-year-old woman who presented unstable angina episodes with electrical changes with no risk factors and no history of ischemic heart disease is presented. By means of coronary angiography, the presence of normal coronary arteries was showed. Transesophageal echocardiography showed the echogenic polylobulated and pedicled image towards the septal surface of the left atrium (possible myxoma; thrombi in the cardiac chambers were not observed. The patient underwent surgery (surgical removal of the tumor, had a good progress and was transferred to her hospital of origin 72 hours later.

  5. Cardiovascular comorbiditiy in psoriasis

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    Gurcharan Singh

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The chronic inflammatory nature of psoriasis is also thought to predispose patients to other diseases with an inflammatory component, the most notable being cardiovascular and metabolic (cardiometabolite disorders. This concept is supported by studies showing that psoriasis is associated with cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking and diseases including MI. Given the increased prevalence of cardiovascular co morbidities in patients, dermatologists treating psoriasis need to approach the disease as a potentially multisystem disorder and must alert these patients to the potentially negative effects of their disease.

  6. Copa do mundo de futebol como desencadeador de eventos cardiovasculares

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    Daniel Guilherme Suzuki Borges

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Síndromes coronarianas agudas são a maior causa de mortalidade no mundo. Estímulos externos, também conhecidos como gatilhos, como estado emocional ou atividade física, podem produzir mudanças fisiopatológicas desencadeantes. Dentre os gatilhos estudados, eventos estressantes, como campeonatos de futebol, são controversos na literatura e não há dados efetivos para a população brasileira. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos agudos do estresse ambiental induzido pelos jogos da Copa do Mundo de Futebol no aumento da incidência de doenças cardiovasculares no Brasil. MÉTODOS: Foram obtidos dados publicamente disponíveis do Sistema Único de Saúde referentes às internações hospitalares com código internacional de doenças, referentes às síndromes isquêmicas agudas, no período de maio a agosto de 1998 a 2010 (155.992 internações. Restringiu-se a análise aos pacientes maiores que 35 anos e internados por especialidades clínicas. Comparou-se a incidência de infarto e óbito entre os dias sem copa (Grupo I: 144.166; 61,7 ± 12,3 anos; 59,4%masculino, dias de copa sem jogos do Brasil (Grupo II: 9.768; 61,8 ± 12,3 anos; 60,0% masculino e dias de jogos do Brasil (Grupo III: 2.058; 61,6 ± 12,6 anos; 57,8% masculino. Utilizou-se regressão logística e de Poisson para ajustar por idade, gênero, densidade populacional e número de postos de atendimento. RESULTADOS: Houve aumento da incidência de infarto para jogos de copa do mundo (1,09; IC95% = 1,05-1,15 e do Brasil (1,16; IC95% = 1,06-1,27. Não houve impacto sobre mortalidade - copa (1,00; IC95% = 0,93-1,08 e Brasil (1,04; IC95% = 0,93-1,22. CONCLUSÃO: A copa do mundo e, especialmente, os jogos da seleção brasileira implicam maior incidência de infarto agudo do miocárdio, mas não de mortalidade intra-hospitalar.

  7. Incidencia actual de la obesidad en las enfermedades cardiovasculares

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    Julio César Fernández-Travieso

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    Full Text Available La obesidad es una enfermedad crónica multifactorial que constituye un importante problema de salud a nivel mundial, con riesgo cardiovascular asociado y una morbilidad y mortalidad aumentada, además de alterar la calidad de vida de quienes la padecen. En la actualidad, el sobrepeso y la obesidad se consideran tan importantes como otros factores de riesgo clásicos relacionados con la enfermedad coronaria como dislipidemia, hipertensión arterial, diabetes mellitus, marcadores inflamatorios y estado protrombótico. El tejido adiposo no sólo actúa como almacén de moléculas grasas, sino que sintetiza y libera a la sangre numerosas hormonas relacionadas con el metabolismo de principios inmediatos y la regulación de la ingesta. La pérdida de peso puede evitar la progresión de la placa de aterosclerosis y los eventos coronarios agudos en los sujetos obesos. Los objetivos de esta revisión se enmarcan en abordar brevemente la obesidad y su incidencia actual en las enfermedades cardiovasculares, asi como acotar su diagnóstico, clasificación y adecuado manejo. Se concluye que el diagnóstico de obesidad debe incluir mediciones de contenido total y de distribución de la grasa corporal y que los cambios en el estilo de vida que promuevan una dieta equilibrada y ejercicio físico regular deben ser una de las medidas principales en el tratamiento de la obesidad y sus comorbilidades asociadas.

  8. INFARTO AGUDO DE MIOCARDIO EN LOS CENTROS MÉDICOS DE DIAGNÓSTICO INTEGRAL DEL ESTADO TRUJILLO / Acute myocardial infarction at the comprehensive Diagnostic Medical Centers of Trujillo state

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    Humberto L. Ramos González

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available ResumenIntroducción y objetivos: Las enfermedades cardiovasculares constituyen la primera causa de muerte en los países desarrollados, y el infarto agudo de miocardio, es su expresión fundamental. El objetivo de esta investigación fue caracterizar el comportamiento y la evolución de los pacientes atendidos por esta enfermedad. Método: Se realizó un estudio observacional, transversal y multicéntrico con 31 pacientes que ingresaron a los Centro de Diagnóstico Integral con la sospecha de infarto agudo de miocardio, en el período comprendido entre octubre de 2005 a junio de 2007, en el Estado Trujillo, Venezuela. El diagnóstico de infarto se realizó mediante los métodos tradicionales. Las variables cualitativas fueron analizadas utilizando medidas de resumen, como el porcentaje. Para el análisis de las cuantitativas se utilizaron la media y la desviación estándar. Se consideró significativo una p < 0,05. Resultados: Predominó el sexo masculino con 24 pacientes (77,4 %, la hipertensión arterial estuvo presente en 19 de ellos (68,2 %, el mayor número de casos, 19 (61,2 %, presentó elevación del segmento ST y en 8 pacientes (25,8 %, hubo afectación de la cara inferior; 15 (48,4 % recibieron tratamiento fibrinolítico y 11 (35,4 % presentaron fallo de bomba. La estadía hospitalaria predominante fue entre 7 y 15 días (87 % de los pacientes. Conclusiones: El sexo masculino y el grupo de edad entre 60 y 70 años, fueron los de mayor representatividad; la hipertensión arterial, la dislipidemia y la diabetes mellitus fueron los principales factores de riesgo. La trombólisis le fue realizada a la mitad de los pacientes con criterios para ello, con beneficios clínicos, eléctricos y hemodinámicos óptimos.AbstractIntroduction and objectives: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in developed countries, and myocardial infarction is the fundamental expression. The objective of this research was to characterize the

  9. [Cardiovascular prevention - 2016].

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    Vértes, András; Szabados, Eszter

    2016-09-01

    Cardiovascular diseases are the main causes of premature death worldwide despite the fact that cardiovascular mortality decreased significantly in the last few decades in financially developed countries. This reduction is partly due to the modern medical and revascularisation treatments, and partly because of the effectiveness of prevention strategies such as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol level, as well as successful strategies against smoking. However, this positive trend is undermined by the striking growth in obesity and in type 2 diabetes mellitus, which could also be successfully controlled by lifestyle changes. This summary is based on an overview of the recent (2016) European Guideline for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases. Here the authors describe preventive strategies and goals to be achieved, the most important lifestyle suggestions, and the secondary prevention medical treatment for patients with already established cardiovascular disease. Orv. Hetil., 2016, 157(38), 1526-1531. PMID:27640620

  10. Depression and cardiovascular disease.

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    Bradley, Steven M; Rumsfeld, John S

    2015-10-01

    There is a wealth of evidence linking depression to increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and worse outcomes among patients with known CVD. In addition, there are safe and effective treatments for depression. Despite this, depression remains under-recognized and undertreated in patients at risk for or living with CVD. In this review, we first summarize the evidence linking depression to increased risk of CVD and worse patient outcomes. We then review the mechanisms by which depression may contribute to cardiovascular risk and poor cardiovascular outcomes. We then summarize prior studies of depression treatment on cardiovascular outcomes. Finally, we offer guidance in the identification and management of depression among CVD populations. Given that 1 in 4 CVD patients has concurrent depression, application of these best-practices will assist providers in achieving optimal outcomes for their CVD patients. PMID:25850976

  11. Testosterone and Cardiovascular Disease.

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    Kloner, Robert A; Carson, Culley; Dobs, Adrian; Kopecky, Stephen; Mohler, Emile R

    2016-02-01

    Testosterone (T) is the principal male sex hormone. As men age, T levels typically fall. Symptoms of low T include decreased libido, vasomotor instability, and decreased bone mineral density. Other symptoms may include depression, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, and reduced muscle strength/mass. Epidemiology studies show that low levels of T are associated with more atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and cardiovascular events. However, treating hypogonadism in the aging male has resulted in discrepant results in regard to its effect on cardiovascular events. Emerging studies suggest that T may have a future role in treating heart failure, angina, and myocardial ischemia. A large, prospective, long-term study of T replacement, with a primary endpoint of a composite of adverse cardiovascular events including myocardial infarction, stroke, and/or cardiovascular death, is needed. The Food and Drug Administration recently put additional restrictions on T replacement therapy labeling and called for additional studies to determine its cardiac safety. PMID:26846952

  12. Cardiovascular modeling and diagnostics

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    Kangas, L.J.; Keller, P.E.; Hashem, S.; Kouzes, R.T. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

    1995-12-31

    In this paper, a novel approach to modeling and diagnosing the cardiovascular system is introduced. A model exhibits a subset of the dynamics of the cardiovascular behavior of an individual by using a recurrent artificial neural network. Potentially, a model will be incorporated into a cardiovascular diagnostic system. This approach is unique in that each cardiovascular model is developed from physiological measurements of an individual. Any differences between the modeled variables and the variables of an individual at a given time are used for diagnosis. This approach also exploits sensor fusion to optimize the utilization of biomedical sensors. The advantage of sensor fusion has been demonstrated in applications including control and diagnostics of mechanical and chemical processes.

  13. Laparoscopia no abdome agudo inflamatório de difícil diagnóstico Laparoscopy in inflamatory acute abdomen of difficult diagnosis

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    Antonio Carlos Valezi; Jorge Mali Junior; Rodrigo Gomes de Oliveira; Mario Liberatti; Antonio César Marson; Edivaldo Macedo de Brito

    2003-01-01

    OBJETIVOS: O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a eficácia do método laparoscópico em casos de abdome agudo inflamatório de difícil avaliação, quanto à acurácia, sensibilidade, especificidade e valores preditivos positivo e negativo. MÉTODO: Foram examinados, prospectivamente, 29 doentes com suspeita clínica de abdome agudo inflamatório, que após exames clínico e complementares não esclarecedores, foram submetidos à laparoscopia diagnóstica e/ou terapêutica. RESULTADOS: A precisão diagnóstica...

  14. Ruptura miocárdica y formación de aneurisma después de un infarto agudo de miocardio silente: Reporte de un caso

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    Eduardo Alvarado Sánchez

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Los aneurismas ventriculares y la ruptura del septum interventricular son complicaciones del infarto agudo del miocardio que pueden acompañarse de alta morbimortalidad. Se reporta el caso de un paciente con formación y ruptura de un aneurisma verdadero de la pared inferior y del septum interventricular inferior después de un infarto agudo de miocardio silente. Se discuten las características clínicas, diagnóstico y manejo de estas complicaciones potencialmente letalesVentricular aneurysms and interventricular septal rupture are complications of acute myocardial infarction and these complications may have a high morbidity and mortality. We report the case of a patient with an aneurysm involving the inferior myocardium and the inferior interventricular septum following an acute silent myocardial infarction. The clinical characteristics, diagnosis and management of these potentially lethal complications are discussed

  15. Validez del cuestionario cardiovascular MONICA comparado con la historia clínica Validity of the MONICA cardiovascular questionnaire compared with clinical records

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    José M. Baena-Díez

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Estudiar la validez del cuestionario cardiovascular Multinational Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease (MONICA comparado con la historia clínica. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo, prospectivo, multicéntrico, realizado en 3.329 personas >50 años de edad (estudio ARTPER [arteriografía periférica]. La muestra se seleccionó por muestreo aleatorio simple en 32 centros de salud de atención primaria. Los diagnósticos considerados fueron: infarto agudo de miocardio, ángor, enfermedad vascular cerebral, hipertensión arterial, diabetes mellitus e hipercolesterolemia. Se estudió además el tratamiento con antihipertensivos, hipolipemiantes o insulina, hipoglucemiantes y antiagregantes o anticoagulantes. La validez entre cuestionario y registro en la historia clínica se estudió con la sensibilidad, la especificidad, los valores predictivos y el índice kappa. Resultados: La edad media fue de 65 años (desviación estándar: 8,9, y el 54,8% eran mujeres. La sensibilidad del cuestionario fue >90% en todas las variables, excepto en el ángor (89,9% y la enfermedad vascular cerebral (86,5%. La especificidad también fue >90%, excepto en el ángor (88,3% y la hipercolesterolemia (77,5%. El valor predictivo positivo fue >90% en todos los tratamientos farmacológicos; >80% en el ángor, el infarto agudo de miocardio y la hipertensión arterial; 79,4% en la enfermedad vascular cerebral; 79,1% en la hipercolesterolemia, y 73,4% en la diabetes mellitus. Los valores predictivos negativos fueron >90% en todos los casos. Los índices kappa fueron >0,80 en todas las variables, excepto en la hipercolesterolemia (0,69 y la diabetes mellitus (0,79. Conclusiones: El cuestionario cardiovascular MONICA es un método válido para encuestar a las personas >50 años sobre sus enfermedades, factores de riesgo y tratamientos cardiovasculares.Objective: To assess the validity of the questionnaire Multinational Monitoring of Trends and

  16. Marathon run: cardiovascular adaptation and cardiovascular risk.

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    Predel, Hans-Georg

    2014-11-21

    The first marathon run as an athletic event took place in the context of the Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens, Greece. Today, participation in a 'marathon run' has become a global phenomenon attracting young professional athletes as well as millions of mainly middle-aged amateur athletes worldwide each year. One of the main motives for these amateur marathon runners is the expectation that endurance exercise (EE) delivers profound beneficial health effects. However, with respect to the cardiovascular system, a controversial debate has emerged whether the marathon run itself is healthy or potentially harmful to the cardiovascular system, especially in middle-aged non-elite male amateur runners. In this cohort, exercise-induced increases in cardiac biomarkers-troponin and brain natriuretic peptide-and acute functional cardiac alterations have been observed and interpreted as potential cardiac damage. Furthermore, in the cohort of 40- to 65-year-old males engaged in intensive EE, a significant risk for the development of atrial fibrillation has been identified. Fortunately, recent studies demonstrated a normalization of the cardiac biomarkers and the functional alterations within a short time frame. Therefore, these alterations may be perceived as physiological myocardial reactions to the strenuous exercise and the term 'cardiac fatigue' has been coined. This interpretation is supported by a recent analysis of 10.9 million marathon runners demonstrating that there was no significantly increased overall risk of cardiac arrest during long-distance running races. In conclusion, intensive and long-lasting EE, e.g. running a full-distance Marathon, results in high cardiovascular strain whose clinical relevance especially for middle-aged and older athletes is unclear and remains a matter of controversy. Furthermore, there is a need for evidence-based recommendations with respect to medical screening and training strategies especially in male amateur runners over the age of

  17. Modelos de serviços hospitalares para casos agudos em idosos Hospital services for acute care of elderly people

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    João Macedo Coelho Filho

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    Full Text Available Embora a atenção ao idoso seja uma prioridade emergente no Brasil, pouca ênfase tem sido dada a modelos de organização de serviços hospitalares para pacientes geriátricos. São revisados modelos de serviços hospitalares para admissão e manuseio de casos agudos em idosos, com ênfase na discussão sobre o papel e o posicionamento da medicina geriátrica (incluindo sua interface com especialidades e com a clínica médica no âmbito da atenção hospitalar. Foi realizada pesquisa na base de dados Medline (1989-1999, bem como nos principais livros-texto de geriatria e de gerontologia, buscando identificar descrições de serviços hospitalares para cuidado agudo de pacientes idosos. As características dos modelos identificados foram compiladas e descritas à luz de sua adequação à realidade dos serviços de saúde no Brasil. Exemplos de intervenções em geriatria, com efetividade demonstrada através de revisões sistemáticas, foram também citadas. Os modelos mais freqüentemente relatados foram cuidado prolongado, tradicional, baseado na idade cronológica, não especializado e integrado. Adaptações e variantes de alguns desses modelos foram freqüentemente relatadas, assim como seu impacto potencial na efetividade do cuidado geriátrico. Evidências sobre o melhor modelo a seguir não foram identificadas, mas aqueles modelos favorecendo a integração da geriatria com a clínica geral pareceram mais adequados à nossa realidade. Ressalta a necessidade de reestruturação de serviços de saúde para responder às novas demandas que surgem com o envelhecimento da população, bem como do delineamento de serviços hospitalares para casos agudos, importantes para a efetividade do cuidado geriátrico e que devem ser objeto de maior debate e pesquisa no Brasil.Although the implementation of geriatric services is an emerging priority in Brazil, little emphasis has been put on the type of acute care that should be provided for elderly

  18. Factores asociados a la demora prehospitalaria en hombres y mujeres con síndrome coronario agudo

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    A. Daponte-Codina

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    Full Text Available Fundamento. Identificar factores asociados a la demora prehospitalaria en personas que han tenido un síndrome coronario agudo Material y métodos. Se estudiaron mediante encuesta pacientes ingresados por síndrome coronario agudo en los 33 hospitales públicos andaluces, obteniéndose información sobre diferentes tipos de variables: socio-demográficas, contextuales, clínicas, percepción, actuaciones, y transporte. Se aplicaron modelos de regresión logística multivariante para calcular las odds ratio para la demora. Resultados. De los 1.416 pacientes en total, más de la mitad tuvieron una demora superior a la hora. Se asocia a la distancia al hospital y al medio de transporte: cuando el evento ocurre en la misma ciudad del hospital, utilizar medios propios aumenta la demora, odds ratio= 1,51 (1,02-2,23; si la distancia es entre 1-25 kilómetros, no hay una diferencia entre medios propios y ambulancia, odds ratio = 1,41 y odds ratio = 1,43 respectivamente; y cuando supera los 25 kilómetros la ambulancia implica mayor demora, odds ratio = 3,13 y odds ratio = 2,20 respectivamente. Además, la sintomatología típica reduce la demora entre los hombres, pero la aumenta entre las mujeres. Asimismo, no darle importancia, esperar a la resolución de los síntomas, buscar atención sanitaria diferente a urgencias hospitalarias o al 061, tener antecedentes, encontrarse fuera de la vivienda habitual, y tener ingresos menores de 1.500 euros aumentan la demora. Tener síntomas respiratorios la reduce. Conclusiones. La demora prehospitalaria no se ajusta a las recomendaciones sanitarias, asociándose al entorno físico y social, a factores clínicos, y de percepción y actitudinales de los sujetos.

  19. Trastorno por estrés agudo: Presentación de un caso Acute stress disorder: Case report

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    A. Calzada Reyes

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    Full Text Available El trastorno por estrés agudo puede ser secundario a una lesión grave o una amenaza a la integridad física. Ante este tipo de situación, el individuo responde con una serie de reacciones cognitivas, conductuales, emocionales y físicas todas ellas orquestadas por un órgano rector: el cerebro. Se presenta el caso de una paciente con un trastorno por estrés agudo que aparece tras ser agredida en su puesto laboral. Se trata de una mujer de 55 años, con antecedentes de un adecuado desempeño laboral, que después del evento traumático comienza a presentar cambios conductuales evidenciados por irritabilidad, miedo, ansiedad, nerviosismo y sobresaltos. No quiere salir sola a la calle, aqueja malestar al recordar el evento traumático y pérdida de su estabilidad emocional y laboral. Cuando se realiza la evaluación, la paciente se encontraba bajo tratamiento con antidepresivos y ansiolíticos. Se recomienda integrar estudios electrofisiológicos, psicofisiológicos y métodos de evaluación clinimétrica como complemento en el diagnóstico de esta entidad.Acute stress disorder may be the secondary to a serious injury or a threat to physical integrity. Given this situation, the individual responds with a series of cognitive, behavioral, emotional and physical reactions all orchestrated by a governing body: the brain. A case of a patient with acute stress disorder, which appears after being attacked in her job place, is presented. A 55-year old woman, with antecedents of adequate job performance, begins to show behavioral changes evidenced by irritability, fear, anxiety, nervousness and jumpiness after the traumatic event. She does not want to go alone into the street, explains malaise when remembering the traumatic event and loss of emotional and labour stability. At the time when the assessment is made, the patient was being treated with antidepressants and anxiolytics. It is recommended to integrate electrophysiological, psychophysiological

  20. [Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy].

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    Hilfiker-Kleiner, Denise; Bauersachs, Johann

    2016-01-01

    Cardiovascular diseases are among the most frequent complications in pregnancies. Among them preexisting heart diseases including congenital heart disease, genetic cardiomyopathies, myocardial infarction and chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathies display a special challenge for the mother and her physicians. Moreover, the incidence of cardiovascular disease induced by or associated with pregnancy, i.e. hypertensive disorders and peripartum cardiomyopathies, has increased over the past decades. In the present overview we explain why pregnancy is a stress model for the maternal heart and summarize the current knowledge on the influence of pregnancy on preexisting cardiomyopathies. We highlight recent advances in research with regard to hypertensive complications in pregnancy and peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). Moreover, we summarize etiologies, risk factors, pathomechanisms, diagnosis, treatment, management and prognosis. Finally, interdisciplinarity between different clinical fields and basic science is a key requirement to avoid longterm damage to the cardiovascular system induced by pregnancy associated impacts and with this improve women's health in general. PMID:26800071

  1. Triglycerides and cardiovascular disease

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    Nordestgaard, Børge G; Varbo, Anette

    2014-01-01

    After the introduction of statins, clinical emphasis first focussed on LDL cholesterol-lowering, then on the potential for raising HDL cholesterol, with less focus on lowering triglycerides. However, the understanding from genetic studies and negative results from randomised trials that low HDL...... cholesterol might not cause cardiovascular disease as originally thought has now generated renewed interest in raised concentrations of triglycerides. This renewed interest has also been driven by epidemiological and genetic evidence supporting raised triglycerides, remnant cholesterol, or triglyceride......-rich lipoproteins as an additional cause of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. Triglycerides can be measured in the non-fasting or fasting states, with concentrations of 2-10 mmol/L conferring increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and concentrations greater than 10 mmol/L conferring increased risk...

  2. Terapia com células-tronco na síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo Stem cell therapy in acute respiratory distress syndrome

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    Tatiana Maron-Gutierrez

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available A síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo é caracterizada por uma reação inflamatória difusa do parênquima pulmonar, podendo ser induzida por um insulto direto ao epitélio alveolar (síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo pulmonar ou indireto através do endotélio vascular (síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo extrapulmonar. Acredita-se que uma terapia eficaz para o tratamento da síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo deva atenuar a resposta inflamatória e promover adequado reparo da lesão pulmonar. O presente artigo apresenta uma breve revisão acerca do potencial terapêutico das células-tronco na síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo. Essa revisão bibliográfica baseou-se em uma pesquisa sistemática de artigos experimentais e clínicos sobre terapia celular na síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo incluídos nas bases de dados MedLine e SciELO nos últimos 10 anos. O transplante de células-tronco promove melhora da lesão inflamatória pulmonar e do conseqüente processo fibrótico, induzindo adequado reparo tecidual. Dentre os mecanismos envolvidos, podemos citar: diferenciação em células do epitélio alveolar e redução na liberação de mediadores inflamatórios e sistêmicos e fatores de crescimento. A terapia com células-tronco derivadas da medula óssea pode vir a ser uma opção eficaz e segura no tratamento da síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo por acelerar o processo de reparo e atenuar a resposta inflamatória. Entretanto, os mecanismos relacionados à atividade antiinflamatória e antifibrogênica de tais células necessitam ser mais bem elucidados, limitando, assim, o seu uso clínico imediato.Acute respiratory distress syndrome is characterized by an acute pulmonary inflammatory process induced by the presence of a direct (pulmonary insult that affects lung parenchyma, or an indirect (extrapulmonary insult that results from an acute systemic inflammatory response

  3. Pharmacogenomics and cardiovascular disease

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    Weeke, Peter; Roden, Dan M

    2013-01-01

    Variability in drug responsiveness is a sine qua non of modern therapeutics, and the contribution of genomic variation is increasingly recognized. Investigating the genomic basis for variable responses to cardiovascular therapies has been a model for pharmacogenomics in general and has established...... resulted in changes to the product labels but also have led to development of initial clinical guidelines that consider how to facilitate incorporating genetic information to the bedside. This review summarizes the state of knowledge in cardiovascular pharmacogenomics and considers how variants described...

  4. Clocks and cardiovascular function

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    McLoughlin, Sarah C.; Haines, Philip; FitzGerald, Garret A.

    2016-01-01

    Circadian clocks in central and peripheral tissues enable the temporal synchronization and organization of molecular and physiological processes of rhythmic animals, allowing optimum functioning of cells and organisms at the most appropriate time of day. Disruption of circadian rhythms, from external or internal forces, leads to widespread biological disruption and is postulated to underlie many human conditions, such as the incidence and timing of cardiovascular disease. Here, we describe in vivo and in vitro methodology relevant to studying the role of circadian rhythms in cardiovascular function and dysfunction PMID:25707279

  5. Cardiovascular complications of cirrhosis

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    Møller, Søren; Henriksen, Jens Henrik

    2008-01-01

    and electrophysiological abnormalities, an entity that is different from alcoholic heart muscle disease. Being clinically latent, cirrhotic cardiomyopathy can be unmasked by physical or pharmacological strain. Consequently, caution should be exercised in the case of stressful procedures, such as large volume paracentesis......Cardiovascular complications of cirrhosis include cardiac dysfunction and abnormalities in the central, splanchnic and peripheral circulation, and haemodynamic changes caused by humoral and nervous dysregulation. Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy implies systolic and diastolic dysfunction....... The clinical significance of cardiovascular complications and cirrhotic cardiomyopathy is an important topic for future research, and the initiation of new randomised studies of potential treatments for these complications is needed.  ...

  6. Cardiovascular complications of cirrhosis

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    Møller, S; Henriksen, Jens Henrik Sahl

    2008-01-01

    and electrophysiological abnormalities, an entity that is different from alcoholic heart muscle disease. Being clinically latent, cirrhotic cardiomyopathy can be unmasked by physical or pharmacological strain. Consequently, caution should be exercised in the case of stressful procedures, such as large volume paracentesis......Cardiovascular complications of cirrhosis include cardiac dysfunction and abnormalities in the central, splanchnic and peripheral circulation, and haemodynamic changes caused by humoral and nervous dysregulation. Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy implies systolic and diastolic dysfunction....... The clinical significance of cardiovascular complications and cirrhotic cardiomyopathy is an important topic for future research, and the initiation of new randomised studies of potential treatments for these complications is needed....

  7. Advancing cardiovascular tissue engineering

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    Truskey, George A.

    2016-01-01

    Cardiovascular tissue engineering offers the promise of biologically based repair of injured and damaged blood vessels, valves, and cardiac tissue. Major advances in cardiovascular tissue engineering over the past few years involve improved methods to promote the establishment and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), scaffolds from decellularized tissue that may produce more highly differentiated tissues and advance clinical translation, improved methods to promote vascularization, and novel in vitro microphysiological systems to model normal and diseased tissue function. iPSC technology holds great promise, but robust methods are needed to further promote differentiation. Differentiation can be further enhanced with chemical, electrical, or mechanical stimuli. PMID:27303643

  8. [Cardiovascular complications of diabetes].

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    Nishio, Yoshihiko

    2015-12-01

    Several lines of epidemical evidence have shown that type 2 diabetes is the most important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). It has been shown that the risk of primary prevention of CVD in patients with diabetes is equal to that of the secondary prevention in general population. In this manuscript, recent reports on the cardiac tests to detect the cardiovascular lesions will be reviewed. The data suggest that MDCT is a promising test even in the patients with diabetes. Furthermore, recent evidence of the treatment of diabetes with insulin or the drugs available recently such as DPP-4 inhibitors and SGLT-2 inhibitors will be reviewed. PMID:26666152

  9. Research in cardiovascular care

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    Jaarsma, Tiny; Deaton, Christi; Fitzsimmons, Donna;

    2014-01-01

    To deliver optimal patient care, evidence-based care is advocated and research is needed to support health care staff of all disciplines in deciding which options to use in their daily practice. Due to the increasing complexity of cardiac care across the life span of patients combined...... of the body of knowledge that is needed to further improve cardiovascular care. In this paper, knowledge gaps in current research related to cardiovascular patient care are identified, upcoming challenges are explored and recommendations for future research are given....

  10. LA INFLAMACIÓN COMO FACTOR CAUSAL EMERGENTE DE LA ENFERMEDAD CARDIOVASCULAR

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    T. Fernández-Mora

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available La ateroesclerosis está involucrada en el desarrollo de la enfermedad cardiovascular, una de las principales enfermedades de morbimortalidad en el mundo. Se han determinado una serie de factores de riesgo, tanto clásicos como emergentes, implicados en el desarrollo de esta enfermedad. Recientes investigaciones han demostrado que la inflamación juega un papel clave en el desarrollo de la ateroesclerosis. Las células del sistema inmune se encuentran presentes en todos los estadios de las lesiones arterioescleróticasy sus moléculas efectoras pueden acelerar la progresión de las lesiones y orquestar los mecanismos de inflamación inducidos en los síndromes coronarios agudos. La evidencia crítica implica a mediadores de la inmunidad tanto innata como adquirida en los diferentes estados de la ateroesclerosis. Dentro de loscomponentes inmunes involucrados en el proceso de la ateroesclerosis se encuentran componentes celulares como macrófagos, linfocitos, células dendríticas, mastocitos, células NK; componentes humoralescomo anticuerpos, citocinas proinflamatorias y moduladoras de la respuesta inmune, complemento, proteínas de fase aguda; y otros componentes como moléculas de adhesión y de choque térmico. A partirdel esclarecimiento del papel del sistema inmune en el desarrollo de la arterioesclerosis, han surgido una serie de perspectivas diagnósticas y terapéuticas para la enfermedad cardiovascular.

  11. Abdomen agudo quirúrgico en el adulto mayor. Hospital Vladimir Ilich Lenin. Enero 2005 a enero 2008

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    Pavel Sánchez Reynaldo

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    Full Text Available Aborda un estudio descriptivo prospectivo en 388 adultos mayores operados de abdomen agudo en el Hospital Vladimir Ilich Lenin, enero 2005 a enero 2008, a fin de caracterizar el comportamiento de las afecciones que provocan esta entidad intraabdominal. La tercera edad y el sexo masculino resultaron los más afectados. El factor de riesgo quirúrgico más asociado fue la hipertensión arterial. El diagnóstico preoperatorio más frecuente fue la oclusión intestinal mecánica. No se indicaron adecuadamente las investigaciones diagnósticas imprescindibles. Predominó el tiempo de evolución preoperatoria de 24 a 48 horas. El tiempo quirúrgico superior a 2 horas fue el más frecuente. Las complicaciones mediatas y el íleo paralítico predominaron. Fue más frecuente la estadía hospitalaria de 4 a 6 días. La letalidad fue de 15,72% y la causa de muerte predominante fue el shock séptico.

  12. Descripción de un brote de enfisema y edema pulmonar agudo del bovino (EPAB en Parral (Chile

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    H. URRUTIA

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    Full Text Available Se describe un brote de enfisema y edema alveolar agudo del bovino (EPAB ocurrido en la zona centro-sur a fines del verano de 1995. Los animales Frisón negro, de aproximadamente 2 años de edad, fueron afectados después de cambiarse de una pradera fibrosa a una suculenta de alfalfa. La mortalidad por esta causa fue de un 23%. Las principales lesiones encontradas en la necropsia fueron enfisema y edema intersticial intenso del pulmón, lo cual fue corroborado histopatológicamente, encontrándose a nivel pulmonar una hiperplasia de neumocitos tipo II y membranas hialinas. Se practicó tratamiento sintomático al inicio del cuadro, el cual no fue efectivoAn outbreak of acute bovine pulmonary oedema and emphysema (ABPE, which occurred in the south central Chile at the end of the summer of 1995, is described. The Friesian cattle, approximately 2 years old, which were affected presented severe signs of expiratory dyspnoea after they were moved from a fibrous pasture to one which was lush with alfalfa. Mortality rate was 23%. The main lesions found in the necropsy were severe interstitial emphysema and oedema of the lungs. These were corroborated by histopathological findings in the lungs which showed an hyperplasia of type II pneumocytes as well as the presence of hyaline membranes. Syntomatic treatment was given at the outset of the diseases. But did not have any positive results

  13. Efeito agudo do método de facilitação neuromuscular proprioceptiva na flexibilidade de bailarinas

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    Giane Andreia Souza Siqueira

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Verificar a resposta aguda do método de Facilitação Neuromuscular Proprioceptiva (FNP na flexibilidade e a influência das variáveis idade, peso, estatura em praticantes de Ballet Clássico. Método: A amostra foi composta por 11 bailarinas, com média de idade de 10,91 ± 0,79 anos praticantes regularmente de Ballet clássico duas vezes por semana com no mínimo de 5 anos de experiência. Foi utilizado o método de FNP nas bailarinas. Para avaliação da flexibilidade foi utilizado o Banco de Wells. Para analise estatística utilizou o teste de “t” de Student para amostras dependentes e análise de regressão Stepwise Forward com p≤0,05. Resultado:A diferença média de amplitude de movimento foi 4,81 ± 1,99 cm. Já a variável estatura demonstrou-se influenciar significativamente na flexibilidade. O método FNP demonstrou efeito agudo significativo na flexão de quadril em bailarinas.

  14. Infarto agudo do miocárdio e morte súbita documentada Acute myocardial infarction and documented sudden death

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    Gustavo Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Homem, sexagenário, deu entrada na emergência com dor torácica duvidosa e lipotímia. Investigado e estratificado, teve eletrocardiogramas e marcadores séricos de injúria miocárdica seriados negativos para isquemia miocárdica, e teste ergométrico sem critérios para isquemia miocárdica. Contudo, apresentou morte súbita presenciada dentro do hospital enquanto fazia uso da monitorização eletrocardiográfica contínua com o holter, que evidenciou, em seus traçados, infarto agudo do miocárdico complicado com arritmia ventricular complexa (taquicardia e fibrilação ventricular, que culminou em morte refratária às manobras de reanimação cardio-respiratória.A sexagenarian man sought the emergency unit complaining of dubious chest pain and lipothymia. He was investigated and stratified. His serial electrocardiograms and serum markers for myocardial injury were negative for myocardial ischemia, as was his exercise test. However, the patient died suddenly inside the hospital while under continuous electrocardiographic Holter monitoring, which evidenced acute myocardial infarction complicated by complex ventricular arrhythmia (ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, which culminated in death refractory to the cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers.

  15. Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Strategies

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    2004-01-01

    textabstractWhereas secondary prevention of cardiovascular events through risk factor modification in patients with known coronary and carotid artery disease is recognised as cost-effective, CVD prevention by drug therapy in asymptomatic individuals has shown only modest benefits and to be relativel

  16. Gender and Cardiovascular Disease

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    Den Ruijter, Hester M.; Pasterkamp, Gerard

    2015-01-01

    More women than men die of cardiovascular disease (CVD) each year in every major developed country and most emerging economies. Nonetheless, CVD has often been considered as men’s disease due to the higher rates of coronary artery disease (CAD) of men at younger age. This has led to the underestimat

  17. Cardiovascular effects of gliptins.

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    Scheen, André J

    2013-02-01

    Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors (commonly referred to as gliptins) are a novel class of oral antihyperglycaemic agents with demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Preclinical data and mechanistic studies have indicated a possible beneficial action on blood vessels and the heart, via both glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1)-dependent and GLP-1-independent effects. DPP-4 inhibition increases the concentration of many peptides with potential vasoactive and cardioprotective effects. Clinically, DPP-4 inhibitors improve several risk factors in patients with T2DM. They improve blood glucose control (mainly by reducing postprandial glycaemia), are weight neutral (or even induce modest weight loss), lower blood pressure, improve postprandial lipaemia, reduce inflammatory markers, diminish oxidative stress, and improve endothelial function. Some positive effects on the heart have also been described in patients with ischaemic heart disease or congestive heart failure, although their clinical relevance requires further investigation. Post-hoc analyses of phase II-III, controlled trials suggest a possible cardioprotective effect with a trend for a lower incidence of major cardiovascular events with gliptins than with placebo or active agents. However, the actual relationship between DPP-4 inhibition and cardiovascular outcomes remains to be proven. Major prospective clinical trials with predefined cardiovascular outcomes and involving various DPP-4 inhibitors are now underway in patients with T2DM and a high-risk cardiovascular profile.

  18. Neuropeptides in cardiovascular control.

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    Ganong, W F

    1984-12-01

    Neuropeptides can affect cardiovascular function in various ways. They can serve as cotransmitters in the autonomic nervous system; for example, vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is released with acetylcholine and neuropeptide Y with norepinephrine from postganglionic neurons. Substance P and, presumably, other peptides can can affect cardiovascular function when released near blood vessels by antidromically conducted impulses in branches of stimulated sensory neurons. In the central nervous system, many different neuropeptides appear to function as transmitters or contransmittes in the neural pathways that regulate the cardiovascular system. In addition neuropeptides such as vasopressin and angiotensin II also circulate as hormones that are involved in cardiovascular control. Large doses of exogenous vasopressin are required to increase blood pressure in normal animals because the increase in total peripheral resistance produced by the hormones is accompanied by a decrease in cardiac output. However, studies with synthetic peptides that selectively antagonize the vasopressor action of vasopressin indicate that circulating vasopressin is important in maintaining blood pressure when animals are hypovolemic due to dehydration, haemorrhage or adrenocortical insufficiency. VIP dilates blood vessels and stimulates renin secretion by a direct action on the juxtaglomerular cells. Renin secretion is stimulated when the concentration of VIP in plasma exceeds 75 pmol/litre, and higher values are seen in a number of conditions. Neostigmine, a drug which increases the secretion of endogenous VIP, also increases renin secretion, and this increase is not blocked by renal denervation or propranolol. Thus, VIP may be a physiologically significant renin stimulating hormone.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  19. Epigenetics and cardiovascular disease

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    Despite advances in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD), this group of multifactorial disorders remains a leading cause of mortality worldwide. CVD is associated with multiple genetic and modifiable risk factors; however, known environmental and genetic influences can only...

  20. El impacto de la reducción del estrés en la hipertensión esencial y las enfermedades cardiovasculares. (Impact of stress reduction on essential hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

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    David W. Orme-Johnson

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    Full Text Available ResumenSe ha considerado que el estrés contribuye a la patogénesis y la progresión de las enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV. Se ha demostrado que la reducción del estrés mediante la Meditación Trascendental [Transcendental Meditation (TM®] ha bajado los niveles de presión arterial (PA y reducido el riesgo de ECV en adultos y adolescentes. Este artículo repasa los resultados que sugieren el impacto beneficioso de la TM en reducir la PA en adultos hipertensos en reposo y en adolescentes pre-hipertensos en reposo, durante un estrés agudo creado en el laboratorio y durante la actividad diaria normal. Dichos resultados tienen implicaciones importantes para la inclusión de la TM en los esfuerzos que se realizan para prevenir y tratar las ECV y sus consecuencias clínicas.AbstractStress has been thought to contribute to the pathogenesis and progression of cardiovascular diseases (CVD. Stress reduction via Trasncendental Meditation (TM® has been shown to lower blood pressure (BP levels and reduce CVD risk in adults and adolescents. This article reviews findings suggesting a beneficial BP-lowering impact of TM in hypertensive adults at rest and in pre-hypertensive adolescents at rest, during acute laboratory stress and during normal daily activity. These findings have important implications for inclusion of TM efforts to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases and their clinical consequences.

  1. Hypertriglyceridemia and Cardiovascular Diseases: Revisited

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    Han, Seung Hwan; Stephen J Nicholls; Sakuma, Ichiro; Zhao, Dong; Koh, Kwang Kon

    2016-01-01

    Residual cardiovascular risk and failure of high density lipoprotein cholesterol raising treatment have refocused interest on targeting hypertriglyceridemia. Hypertriglyceridemia, triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, and remnant cholesterol have demonstrated to be important risk factors for cardiovascular disease; this has been demonstrated in experimental, genetic, and epidemiological studies. Fibrates can reduce cardiovascular event rates with or without statins. High dose omega-3 fatty acids co...

  2. Nonfasting hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular disease

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    Nordestgaard, B G; Langsted, A; Freiberg, J J

    2009-01-01

    , total cholesterol/HDL cholesterol, and apolipoprotein B/apolipoprotein A1 all associate with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. These new data open the possibility that nonfasting rather than fasting lipid profiles can be used for cardiovascular risk prediction. If implemented, this would...... of cardiovascular disease and early death....

  3. Diagnósticos de enfermagem de pacientes hospitalizados com doenças cardiovasculares Diagnósticos de enfermería para pacientes hospitalizados com enfermedades cardiovasculares Nursing diagnoses for inpatients with cardiovascular diseases

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    Juliana de Melo Vellozo Pereira

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Identificar a frequência dos diagnósticos de enfermagem e características definidoras de pacientes com doenças cardiovasculares e caracterizá-los quanto às variáveis sociodemográficas e clínicas. Método: Estudo descritivo transversal realizado com 30 pacientes hospitalizados em um hospital de grande porte. Utilizou-se instrumento próprio validado para coleta de dados, que foram analisados por 5 peritos;, havendo concordância de 50%, sofreram análise estatística descritiva e inferencial. Resultados: Foram encontradas associações significativas com fatores Presença da Insuficiência Cardíaca, do Infarto Agudo do Miocárdio, da Dor, Sexo e Idade. Os diagnósticos mais frequentes foram: Ansiedade (76,7%, Dor Aguda (70,7%, Débito Cardíaco Diminuído (56,7%, Percepção Sensorial Perturbada - Visual (53,3%, Insônia (46,7%, Intolerância à Atividade (36,7%, Disfunção Sexual (36,7% e Eliminação Urinária Prejudicada (36,7%. Conclusão: a descrição dos diagnósticos de enfermagem contribui para a análise das respostas à doença cardiovascular, com foco no objeto de trabalho do enfermeiro, apresentando respostas à doença cardiovascular por meio de investigação holística.Objetivo: Identificar la frecuencia de los diagnósticos de enfermería y las características principales de los pacientes con enfermedades cardiovasculares y darles características cuanto a las variables sociodemográficas y clínicas. Método: Estudio descriptivo transversal realizado con 30 pacientes hospitalizados en un hospital de gran porte. Se utilizó instrumento propio validado para colecta de datos, estos fueron analizados por 5 peritos y, habiendo concordancia del 50%, sufrieron análisis estadística descriptiva e inferida. Resultados: fueron encontradas asociaciones significativas con los factores presencia de la insuficiencia cardíaca, del infarto agudo de miocardio, del dolor, sexo y edad. Los diagnósticos más frecuentes

  4. Slow breathing and cardiovascular disease

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    Ashish Chaddha

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide. Much emphasis has been placed on the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. While depression and anxiety increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular disease also increases the risk of developing anxiety and depression. Thus, promoting optimal mental health may be important for both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Like lowering blood pressure, lipids, and body weight, lowering anger and hostility and improving depression and anxiety may also be an important intervention in preventive cardiology. As we strive to further improve cardiovascular outcomes, the next bridge to cross may be one of offering patients nonpharmacologic means for combating daily mental stress and promoting mental health, such as yoga and pranayama. Indeed, the best preventive cardiovascular medicine may be a blend of both Western and Eastern medicine.

  5. Slow breathing and cardiovascular disease.

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    Chaddha, Ashish

    2015-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide. Much emphasis has been placed on the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. While depression and anxiety increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular disease also increases the risk of developing anxiety and depression. Thus, promoting optimal mental health may be important for both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Like lowering blood pressure, lipids, and body weight, lowering anger and hostility and improving depression and anxiety may also be an important intervention in preventive cardiology. As we strive to further improve cardiovascular outcomes, the next bridge to cross may be one of offering patients nonpharmacologic means for combating daily mental stress and promoting mental health, such as yoga and pranayama. Indeed, the best preventive cardiovascular medicine may be a blend of both Western and Eastern medicine. PMID:26170595

  6. Prodrugs in Cardiovascular Therapy

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    Maryam Tabrizian

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Prodrugs are biologically inactive derivatives of an active drug intended to solve certain problems of the parent drug such as toxicity, instability, minimal solubility and non-targeting capabilities. The majority of drugs for cardiovascular diseases undergo firstpass metabolism, resulting in drug inactivation and generation of toxic metabolites, which makes them appealing targets for prodrug design. Since prodrugs undergo a chemical reaction to form the parent drug once inside the body, this makes them very effective in controlling the release of a variety of compounds to the targeted site. This review will provide the reader with an insight on the latest developments of prodrugs that are available for treating a variety of cardiovascular diseases. In addition, we will focus on several drug delivery methodologies that have merged with the prodrug approach to provide enhanced target specificity and controlled drug release with minimal side effects.

  7. Cardiovascular and interventional radiology

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    This year's cardiovascular section demonstrates a continued growth in the number of digests on cardivascular and general interventional topics and continued progress in MRI studies. The reader will also notice fewer digests on DSA and percutaneous stone removal compared with the 1985 and 1986 Year Books. While newer technology, such as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, has significantly reduced the number of percutaneous procedures for renal calculi, other interventional procedures, such as those involving fibrinolysis, are increasing by leaps and bounds. A number of digests on benign and malignant bile duct strictures continue to shed light on the management of these difficult cases. While abscess drainage is growing and well accepted by most surgeons, articles on esophageal dilatations seem to be declining in the radiology literature, probably on the basis of fewer operations being performed by us and more being performed by endoscopists. Digests on MRI in the cardiovascular system continue to report excellent images of the aorta and of congenital heart disease

  8. Migraine and cardiovascular disease

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    Marcelo E. Bigal

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    Full Text Available Migraine, especially migraine with aura is an established risk factor for ischemic lesions of the brain. Recent evidence has also linked migraine with and without aura to a broader range of ischemic vascular disorders including angina, myocardial infarction, coronary revascularization, claudication and cardiovascular mortality. The topic is therefore of considerable interest. Accordingly, herein we review the association between migraine and cardiovascular disease. We start by briefly presenting diagnostic criteria for migraine and revising its pathophysiology. We follow by summarizing the evidence on the topic. We then briefly present the results of a recent meta-analysis. We close by highlighting results of a large epidemiological study conducted after the publication of the meta-analysis.

  9. Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging

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    2009-01-01

    Although there have been significant improvements in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases they still remain the main cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Currently available diagnostic approaches may not be adequate to detect pathologic changes during the early disease stages, which may be valuable for risk stratification and also to assess a response to a therapy. Therefore molecular imaging techniques such as Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEU) molecular imaging to noninvasively i...

  10. Cocoa and cardiovascular health

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    R. Corti; Flammer, A J; Hollenberg, N K; Lüscher, T F

    2009-01-01

    Epidemiological data demonstrate that regular dietary intake of plant-derived foods and beverages reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. Among many ingredients, cocoa might be an important mediator. Indeed, recent research demonstrates a beneficial effect of cocoa on blood pressure, insulin resistance, and vascular and platelet function. Although still debated, a range of potential mechanisms through which cocoa might exert its benefits on cardiovascular health have been propo...

  11. Modelling cardiovascular disease prevention

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    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular disease (CVD), which sits under the chronic disease umbrella, is the number one cause of death globally. Over time, we have witnessed different trends that have influenced the prevalence of CVD. One of the ways of decreasing CVD and its social costs and global fatalities is through influencing preventable CVD risk factors. Though many risk factors such as age and gender are not preventable, there are several effective behaviours...

  12. Atención farmacéutica en personas que han sufrido episodios coronarios agudos (estudio TOMCOR

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    Álvarez de Toledo Flor

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Este estudio valora los efectos de un nuevo modelo de trabajo en las farmacias, denominado Atención Farmacéutica, frente al modelo tradicional. Se pretende conocer su factibilidad y las diferencias, potencialmente debidas a la Atención Farmacéutica, respecto de los resultados de salud de la farmacoterapia usada, en una muestra de pacientes que han sufrido episodios coronarios agudos. Métodos: Es un estudio prospectivo con un grupo de intervención (330 personas y un grupo control (405 personas, realizado en 83 farmacias de Asturias, Barcelona, Madrid y Vizcaya, en las que se hizo seguimiento durante un año del uso de medicamentos en 735 personas, de las cuales finalizaron el estudio 600. Resultados: Hubo diferencias favorables al grupo intervención, respecto de: a uso de servicios sanitarios indicativos de mayor morbilidad, tales como la frecuencia de consultas hospitalarias urgentes por paciente 1,27Interv. (IC95 %:1,10 a 1,44 y 1,63Contr.(IC95 %:1,36 a 1,90 o los días promedio de UCI por paciente hospitalizado: 2,46Interv.(IC95 %:1,56 a 3,36 y 5,87Contr.(IC95 %: 3,57 a 8,17, por causa cardiológica; b calidad de vida con diferencia de 4,7 (p < 0,05 en la dimensión de función física; c conocimiento de factores de riesgo de enfermedad coronaria, promedio de +10 % (p < 0,02 - 0,07, según dimensión; d identificación nominal de los medicamentos usados +10 % (p < 0,01; importancia subjetiva otorgada a los antiagregantes + 12 % (p < 0,009, los beta-bloqueantes, así como sus efectos +25 % (p < 0,02; y e satisfacción con la AF y percepción de la competencia profesional, promedio de + 12 % (p < 0,000 - 0,05, según dimensión. Conclusiones: Los valores menores de: demanda individual urgente coronaria, frecuencia de hospitalizaciones y número de días de Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos coronaria por hospitalización, sugerirían que los pacientes que tras un episodio coronario agudo reciben Atención Farmacéutica tienden a

  13. Heparinas de bajo peso molecular en el tratamiento de los síndromes coronarios agudos (SCA

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    Mario Speranza Sánchez

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available Los síndromes coronarios agudos (SCA están comprendidos entre la angina crónica estable y el infarto agudo del miocardio (IAM en el espectro clínico de la enfermedad arterial coronaria (EAC, pero biológicamente refleja la EAC en su forma más peligrosa. Mientras que la mortalidad por IAM ha caído en los últimos años la frecuencia de hospitalización por angina inestable (Al continúa en aumento, esto probablemente refleje un incremento en el número total de sobrevivientes con EAC más compleja, quienes han sobrevivido más tiempo debido a los avances en el tratamiento de la misma. Por lo tanto es probable que el problema de los (SCA sea más frecuente en el futuro. Nuevas modalidades diagnósticas y terapéuticas hacen posible ser más precisos en el control de los pacientes y así lograr mejorar la sobrevida, prevenir el IAM, reducir la estancia hospitalaria y las complicaciones secundarias de la isquemia crónica. El tratamiento antitrombótico con heparina regular más aspirina reduce la frecuencia de eventos isquémicos en pacientes con SCA. Las Heparinas de Bajo Peso Molecular son una nueva clase de anticoagulantes que están reemplazando a la heparina regular en muchas indicaciones, tienen un efecto anticoagulante más predecible que la heparina, son más fáciles de administrar y en general no necesitan de monitoreo de laboratorio. En ésta revisión se resume y comentan los principales hallazgos en éste tema.The acute ischemic syndrome falls between chronic stable angina and acute myocardial infarction (MI in the clinical spectrum of coronary artery diseatse (CAD, but biologically reflects CAD in its most dangerous form. While the death rate from Mi has fallen in recent years, the rate of hospitalization for unstable angina continues to rise, this likely reflects an increase in the total number of CAD survivors with complex coronary disease, who are living longer due to advances in CAD management. lt is therefore likely that

  14. Atención farmacéutica en personas que han sufrido episodios coronarios agudos (estudio tomcor

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    Flor Álvarez de Toledo

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Este estudio valora los efectos de un nuevo modelo de trabajo en las farmacias, denominado Atención Farmacéutica, frente al modelo tradicional. Se pretende conocer su factibilidad y las diferencias, potencialmente debidas a la Atención Farmacéutica, respecto de los resultados de salud de la farmacoterapia usada, en una muestra de pacientes que han sufrido episodios coronarios agudos. Métodos: Es un estudio prospectivo con un grupo de intervención (330 personas y un grupo control (405 personas, realizado en 83 farmacias de Asturias, Barcelona, Madrid y Vizcaya, en las que se hizo seguimiento durante un año del uso de medicamentos en 735 personas, de las cuales finalizaron el estudio 600. Resultados: Hubo diferencias favorables al grupo intervención, respecto de: a uso de servicios sanitarios indicativos de mayor morbilidad, tales como la frecuencia de consultas hospitalarias urgentes por paciente 1,27Interv. (IC95 %:1,10 a 1,44 y 1,63Contr.(IC95 %:1,36 a 1,90 o los días promedio de UCI por paciente hospitalizado: 2,46Interv.(IC95 %:1,56 a 3,36 y 5,87Contr.(IC95 %: 3,57 a 8,17, por causa cardiológica; b calidad de vida con diferencia de 4,7 (p < 0,05 en la dimensión de función física; c conocimiento de factores de riesgo de enfermedad coronaria, promedio de +10 % (p < 0,02 - 0,07, según dimensión; d identificación nominal de los medicamentos usados +10 % (p < 0,01; importancia subjetiva otorgada a los antiagregantes + 12 % (p < 0,009, los beta-bloqueantes, así como sus efectos +25 % (p < 0,02; y e satisfacción con la AF y percepción de la competencia profesional, promedio de + 12 % (p < 0,000 – 0,05, según dimensión. Conclusiones: Los valores menores de: demanda individual urgente coronaria, frecuencia de hospitalizaciones y número de días de Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos coronaria por hospitalización, sugerirían que los pacientes que tras un episodio coronario agudo reciben Atención Farmacéutica tienden a

  15. Estudio del daño oxidativo, niveles de defensas antioxidantes y efecto ergogénico de la melatonina en pruebas de esfuerzo físico agudo

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    Berzosa Sánchez, César; Fuentes Broto, Lorena; Martínez Ballarín, Enrique; Gómez Trullén, Eva M

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    La actividad física regular previene enfermedades y mejora nuestra calidad de vida. El ejercicio agudo induce estrés oxidativo, aunque también produce defensas antioxidantes. Nuestro objetivo fue cuantificar el daño oxidativo y defensas antioxidantes y evaluar la capacidad ergogénica de la melatonina en ejercicios agudos. Los ejercicios máximos y submáximos, en los voluntarios sanos, disminuyeron la fluidez de membrana, cuantificada mediante espectroscopía de fluorescencia, y aumentaron la c...

  16. Programa dirigido a la disminución de hemorragias en pacientes con síndrome coronario agudo mediante la optimización de la terapia antitrombótica

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    Lorenzo Pinto, Ana de

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    Objetivos Las complicaciones hemorrágicas son las complicaciones no isquémicas más frecuentemente observadas en el manejo del síndrome coronario agudo e influyen de manera decisiva en el pronóstico. Por este motivo, los Servicios de Farmacia y de Cardiología del hospital idearon una estrategia común cuyo objetivo fue evaluar el impacto de un paquete de medidas en la reducción de la incidencia de hemorragias en los pacientes ingresados por síndrome coronario agudo mediante la optimización de ...

  17. Hemoperitoneo agudo espontáneo por ruptura de várices intraabdominales en un paciente con cirrosis hepática

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    Maikel Vargas- Sanabria; Grettchen Flores- Sandí

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    Se presenta el caso de un paciente con antecedente de etilismo crónico e historia de muerte súbita. Al realizarse la autopsia medicolegal se encontró un hemoperitoneo, várices gastroesplénicas rotas y cirrosis hepática. El hemoperitoneo agudo espontáneo secundario a ruptura de várices intraabdominales en pacientes portadores de cirrosis hepática, cuya primera manifestación clínica es la muerte, constituye un caso extremadamente raro y por tanto de difícil indagación médica.We present the case...

  18. Psicoterapia dinámica breve realizada en una unidad de agudos hospitalaria de salud mental. A propósito de un caso.

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    María Luisa Gutiérrez López

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    Full Text Available Se expone una experiencia en psicoterapia inámica breve realizada en un varón de 48 años,ingresado en una Unidad de Agudos Hospitalaria de Salud Mental. Modelo de psicoterapia breve dirigida a trabajar la afectividad del paciente, haciendo del sentimiento el foco terapéutico y de la adquisición de un mejor manejo de éstos, el objetivo principal. Con el propósito de obtener herramientas psicoterapéuticas útiles allí donde la limitación temporal es un hándicap fundamental.

  19. Fluidoterapia entérica versus fluidoterapia endovenosa em casos de síndrome de abdómen agudo em equinos

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    Mancha, Dora Alexandra Inácio

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    O Síndrome de Abdómen Agudo é uma patologia muito frequentemente encontrada na prática clínica de equinos. A hidratação dos cavalos com dor abdominal aguda é extremamente importante. Por este motivo, a abordagem terapêutica médica destes animais inclui quase invariavelmente a administração de fluidos. O médico veterinário pode recorrer à fluidoterapia entérica e à fluidoterapia endovenosa para o tratamento destes animais, podendo utilizá-las isoladamente ou em conjunto. A el...

  20. Tomografia computadorizada sem contraste intravenoso no abdome agudo: quando e por que usar When and why use unenhanced computed tomography in patients with acute abdomen

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    Edison de Oliveira Freire Filho; Paulo Eduardo Marinho de Jesus; Giuseppe D'Ippolito; Jacob Szejnfeld

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    A tomografia computadorizada sem contraste intravenoso tem sido freqüentemente proposta na avaliação inicial de pacientes com suspeita de abdome agudo, ocupando o espaço de outros métodos diagnósticos. Os autores apresentam uma revisão bibliográfica dos principais aspectos e eficácia da tomografia computadorizada sem contraste intravenoso no diagnóstico de apendicite aguda, cólica nefrética, diverticulite, pancreatite aguda, apendicite epiplóica, pneumoperitônio e obstrução intestinal. Discut...

  1. El pretratamiento agudo y subcrónico con fármacos anticonvulsivantes modifica las crisis generalizadas inducidas por el pentilenetetrazol en el ratón

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    Luisa L. Rocha

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: El incremento en el contenido de GABA cerebral o la administración de un agente GABA-mimético se emplea como un tratamiento antiepiléptico eficaz. Sin embargo, se sugiere que el empleo de fármacos que alteran continuamente la transmisión sináptica puede afectar al sistema nervioso. En el presente estudio se evaluaron los efectos del pretratamiento agudo (una administración y subcrónico (administraciones diarias por 7 días de diazepam (DZP; 10 mg/kg, ip, gabapentina (GBP, 100 mg/kg, vo y vigabatrina (VGB, 500 mg/kg, vo en las crisis generalizadas inducidas por pentilenetetrazol (PTZ, 80 mg/kg ip.Materiales y métodos: Ratones macho de la cepa taconic (20-25 g recibieron tratamiento agudo y subcrónico de DZP, GBP o VGB y 24 h después de la última administración se aplicó PTZ. Se evaluaron las latencias a la primera crisis clónica, a la fase tónica así como la incidencia de muerte.Resultados: El pretratamiento agudo con DZP protegió 100% a los animales de los efectos del PTZ, mientras que su administración subcrónica redujo la latencia a la crisis clónica (21%; p<0.05, la fase tónica (27%, p<0.05 y muerte (37%, p<0.05. La aplicación aguda de VGB protegió 100% a los animales de los efectos del PTZ, mientras que su aplicación subcrónica aumentó la latencia a las crisis clónicas (32%, p<0.05, aunque facilitó la aparición de la crisis tónica (55%, p<0.05 y la muerte (58%, p<0.05. La administración aguda de GBP elevó la latencia a la crisis clónica (52%, p<0.05, mientras que su administración subcrónica no modificó el efecto producido por PTZ.Conclusiones: Estos resultados sugieren que el pretratamiento agudo y subcrónico de fármacos que incrementan la transmisión GABAérgica modifican diferencialmente la susceptibilidad a las crisis por PTZ y que su administración repetida puede facilitar la producción de crisis convulsivas.

  2. Modificación de los criterios de Sgarbossa para el diagnóstico de infarto agudo de miocardio en presencia de bloqueo de rama izquierda

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    Nelson Leandro Moreno-Ruiz

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    Full Text Available Un bloqueo de rama izquierda dificulta el diagnóstico de infarto agudo de miocardio. Los criterios de Sgarbossa, mencionados en las guías de manejo de las diferentes sociedades científicas, son útiles pero con limitaciones bien reconocidas. Recientemente, se ha publicado una modificación a estos criterios que puede mejorar su rendimiento diagnóstico, y así ser parte de un algoritmo de manejo para los pacientes; aunque, hasta el momento, hacen falta estudios para validar lo anterior.

  3. Detecção de Treponema denticola em casos de abscesso perirradicular agudo Detection of Treponema denticola in cases of acute periradicular abscesses

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    Isabela das Neves RÔÇAS; José Freitas SIQUEIRA Jr.; Amauri FAVIERI; Kátia Regina dos SANTOS

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    Nosso objetivo foi detectar Treponema denticola em casos de abscesso perirradicular agudo. O DNA extraído das amostras de pus foi examinado pelo método da "Polymerase Chain Reaction" direcionada para o gene do RNAr (fração 16S). A amplificação usando o "primer" da espécie Treponema denticola permitiu detectá-la em 5 dos 6 casos de abscessos examinados. Apenas uma banda de tamanho esperado foi observada para as amostras positivas para esta bactéria, o que foi confirmado pela comparação com o D...

  4. Efectividad del modelo de cuidado de enfermería para la familia de paciente con infarto agudo al miocardio en la unidad de cuidados intensivos

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    David Jahel Garcia Avendaño; Ma. Cristina Estrada Ochoa; Mónica Gallegos Alvarado; Ana Beatriz Antuna Canales

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    Introducción: Este protocolo de investigación tiene la finalidad de intervenir con la familia y determinar la efectividad del Modelo de Cuidado de Enfermería para la Familia de Paciente con Infarto Agudo al Miocardio (IAM) en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI). Materiales y Métodos: Estudio descriptivo de intervención familiar. Resultados y Discusión: El 100% de las familias respondió afirmativamente que la enfermera familiar les informo sobre los cuidados a realizar en la familia según l...

  5. Efeito agudo dos extensores do joelho unilateral na cadeira extensora com e sem estímulos na plataforma vibratória

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    Fernando Roberto Ferreira; Gerseli Angeli; Yara Queiroga Confessor; João Fernando Laurito Gagliardi; Turibio Leite de Barros Neto

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    INTRODUÇÃO: Nos últimos anos muitos estudos foram feitos com o objetivo de avaliar a utilização da vibração mecânica como parte de treinamento para melhora do condicionamento físico. Entretanto, a maioria avaliou os efeitos dos exercícios em conjunto com o treinamento vibratório para determinar se havia melhora após o treinamento, sem avaliar os efeitos dos exercícios realizados na plataforma com e sem vibração. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito agudo do exercício nos extensores do joelho, com e sem...

  6. Terapia ocupacional en un hospital general de pacientes agudos = Occupational therapy in a general hospital for acute pacients

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    Ocello, M. G

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN Desde su creación, el Hospital Provincial “Dr. José María Cullen” posee la característica de ser un hospital de emergencias, sostenido por la Sociedad de Beneficencia y la Hermanas de la Caridad.Su funcionamiento responde a un Modelo Clínico-Asistencial, lo cual influye en la inserción de Terapia Ocupacional debiendo adaptar sus funciones a las características de la Institución.Los marcos de referencia teóricos y programas que se implementandeber ser acordes con las necesidades surgidas de un Hospital General de Agudos y de emergencias.En el Sector de Terapia Ocupacional se desarrolla la actividad docente cumpliendo con los requisitos reglamentados por el Ministerio de Salud de la Provincia de Santa Fe.ABSTRACT Ever since its start the Provincial Hospital “Dr. José María Cullen” is characterised for being an emergency hospital under the guidance of the Benfit Society of Hermanas de la Caridad.Its function responds to a Clinical Assistential Model, which influences the insertion of Occupational Therapy, adapting its functiones to the characteristics of the Institution as and when called for.The theoretical points of reference and programmes that are used must be in accordance with tehe necessities that appear in an Acute and Emergency General Hospital.In the Occupational Therapy Sector the teaching activity is developed as required by rules and regulations of the Ministry of Health for the Province of Santa Fe.

  7. Daño pulmonar agudo relacionado con la transfusión (Trali y Bartonelosis aguda

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    Douglas López de Guimaraes

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un varón de 22 años procedente de la periferia de la ciudad de Huaraz, Perú, que acude al Hospital "Victor Ramos Guardia" de Huaraz con un tiempo de enfermedad de 14 días, febril, pálido e ictérico, en el frotis de sangre periférica se encuentran formas bacilares de Bartonella bacilliformis en 99% de la lámina; se inicia tratamiento antibiótico con ceftriaxona y ciprofloxacino. Al día siguiente se le indica transfusión de dos paquetes globulares (puesto que tenía 6,2 g/dL de Hb, dos horas después presenta dolor toráxico, tos seca exigente, vómitos, dificultad respiratoria y cianosis, en la auscultación se encuentran roncantes y crepitantes, la radiografía de tórax muestra infiltrado alveolar difuso a predominio derecho. Es trasladado a la UCI donde recibe oxígeno con máscara de reservorio, dopamina, corticoides y se inicia el monitoreo hemodinámico; responde en forma satisfactoria, sale de alta con frotis negativo a Bartonella bacilliformis. Es el primer caso de daño pulmonar agudo relacionado con la transfusión (TRALI asociado con Bartonelosis aguda con cuadro clínico - radiológico y evolución compatible, es importante distinguir entre la complicación pulmonar debido a la sepsis grave por Bartonelosis aguda, que puede producir un cuadro clínico similar y el TRALI.

  8. Obesidad e indicadores antropométricos en una muestra de varones con Síndrome Coronario Agudo, en un Área de Salud que incluye reclusos: estudio caso-control

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    A. Martín-Castellanos

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: la obesidad es un factor de riesgo cardiovascular con alta prevalencia, y relacionado con la cardiopatia isquemica. El objetivo fue analizar mediante antropometria, una muestra de varones con Síndrome Coronario Agudo (SCA diagnosticado en un hospital de referencia penitenciaria, y un grupo control. Material y método: estudio caso-control en un Área de Salud que integraba a un Centro Penitenciario. Los participantes fueron 204 varones, 102 infartados y un control por cada caso. Se midió peso, talla, cintura minima (CC, cintura umbilical (CU y cadera. Se calcularon el IMC y otros indicadores. Se realizo un análisis descriptivo y se obtuvieron las áreas bajo la curva (ABC "receiver operating characteristich", las odds ratio (OR, y las correlaciones en SCA. Resultados: la obesidad presentó mayor prevalencia en SCA (31,4% vs 9,1%; OR: 4,7, otros indicadores mostraron asociación discriminatoria: IMC (ABC: 0,699; OR: 3,9, CC (ABC: 0,750; OR: 6,3, CU (ABC: 0,777; OR: 10, talla inversa (ABC: 0,619; OR: 2,1, índice cintura/cadera (ABC: 0,832; OR: 11,6; índice CU/cadera (ABC: 0,857; OR: 15,6, índice CU/talla (ABC: 0,800; OR: 8,9. Las correlaciones entre las cinturas y los índices cintura-talla fueron fuertes (todas r >0,90; p <0,001. Discusión: los indicadores antropométricos de obesidad están asociados al SCA. La CU es la medida simple más asociada. El IMC presenta una asociación débil; el índice CU/talla presenta alto poder discriminatorio y la mejor correlación antropométrica de riesgo, apoyando su uso en la identificación de varones con riesgo de infarto de miocardio tanto en la población general como penitenciaria.

  9. Cardiovascular physiology and sleep.

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    Murali, Narayana S; Svatikova, Anna; Somers, Virend K

    2003-05-01

    Sleep is a natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which processes of rest and restoration occur. The cognitive, reparative and regenerative accompaniments of sleep appear to be essential for maintenance of health and homeostasis. This brief overview will examine the cardiovascular responses to normal and disordered sleep, and their physiologic and pathologic implications. In the past, sleep was believed to be a passive state. The tableau of sleep as it unfolds is anything but a passive process. The brain's activity is as complex as wakefulness, never "resting" during sleep. Following the demise of the 'passive theory of sleep' (the reticular activating system is fatigued during the waking day and hence becomes inactive), there arose the 'active theory of sleep' (sleep is due to an active general inhibition of the brain) (1). Hess demonstrated the active nature of sleep in cats, inducing "physiological sleep" with electrical stimulation of the diencephalon (2). Classical experiments of transection of the cat brainstem (3) at midpontine level inhibited sleep completely, implying that centers below this level were involved in the induction of sleep (1, 4). For the first time, measurement of sleep depth without awakening the sleeper using the electroencephalogram (EEG) was demonstrated in animals by Caton and in humans, by Berger (1). This was soon followed by discovery of the rapid eye movement sleep periods (REM) by Aserinski and Kleitman (5), demonstration of periodical sleep cycles and their association with REM sleep (6, 7). Multiple studies and steady discoveries (4) made polysomnography, with its ability to perform simultaneous whole night recordings of EEG, electromyogram (EMG), and electrooculogram (EOC), a major diagnostic tool in study of sleep disorders. This facility has been of further critical importance in allowing evaluation of the interaction between sleep and changes in hemodynamics and autonomic cardiovascular control. Consequently the

  10. YOGA IMPROVES CARDIOVASCULAR PARAMETERS

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    Pramod P. Kadu

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Yoga in ancient technique practices by sage for a desirable and healthy life. Yogic exercise and Pranayam may modulate cardiovascular function. To assess the cardiovascular parameter in control and study group. We selected 90 healthy volunteers between age group 35 – 50 years and divided into two groups. i Study group – 45 ii Control group – 45. Control group was not doing any type of exercise or yoga during 1 yr of period whereas yoga group did yogic exercise for 1 yr under supervision of yoga expert. In both the group heart rate SBP and DBP evaluate at 0, 6 and 12 month period. In control group heart rate, SBP, and DBP showed no significant change at 0, 6, and 12 month reading, whereas study group (yoga 81.96±5.65 showed significant decreased heart rate From 81.96 ±5.65 to 75.60 ± 3.44 at 6 month and 73.75 ± 11.36 at 12 month (p<0.001 SBP decreased from 128 ± 7.66 to 120.97 ± 4.21 at 6 month and 120.48± 3.86 at 12 months (p<0.001. DBP showed significant decreased from 88.44 ± 5.25 to 80.53 ± 3.44 at 6 months and 80.53 ± 2.53 at 12months (p<0.001. Yogic exercise and Pranayam done regularly at long term improve cardiovascular efficiency.

  11. Traffic noise and cardiovascular disease

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    Selander, Jenny

    2010-01-01

    Traffic noise is an increasing problem in urban areas worldwide, but health effects in relation to traffic noise exposure are not well understood. Several studies show that noise may give rise to acute stress reactions, possibly leading to cardiovascular effects, but the evidence is limited on cardiovascular risks associated with traffic noise exposure. Cardiovascular effects have been indicated for other environmental stressors such as occupational noise exposure and job ...

  12. Fetal cardiovascular physiology.

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    Rychik, J

    2004-01-01

    The cardiovascular system of the fetus is physiologically different than the adult, mature system. Unique characteristics of the myocardium and specific channels of blood flow differentitate the physiology of the fetus from the newborn. Conditions of increased preload and afterload in the fetus, such as sacrococcygeal teratoma and twin-twin transfusion syndrome, result in unique and complex pathophysiological states. Echocardiography has improved our understanding of human fetal cadiovasvular physiology in the normal and diseased states, and has expanded our capability to more effectively treat these disease processes.

  13. Cardiovascular hypertensive emergencies.

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    Papadopoulos, D P; Sanidas, E A; Viniou, N A; Gennimata, V; Chantziara, V; Barbetseas, I; Makris, T K

    2015-02-01

    Inevitably, a small proportion of patients with systematic hypertension will develop hypertensive crisis at some point. Hypertensive crises can be divided into hypertensive emergency or hypertensive urgency according to the presence or lack of acute target organ damage. In this review, we discuss cardiovascular hypertensive emergencies, including acute coronary syndrome, aortic dissection, congestive heart failure, and sympathomimetic hypertensive crises, including those caused by cocaine use. Each presents in a unique fashion, although some hypertensive emergency patients report nonspecific symptoms. Treatment includes several effective and rapid-acting medications to safely reduce the blood pressure, protect remaining end-organ function, relieve symptoms, minimize the risk of complications, and thereby improve patient outcomes.

  14. Periodontitis and cardiovascular disease.

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    Jeftha, A; Holmes, H

    2013-03-01

    Periodontal medicine has been studied and reviewed extensively since its introduction to the dental fraternity. The association of periodontal disease with and its effects on the cardiovascular system are amongst the many topics explored. A summary of the research into these associations and the possible mechanisms of any relationship is presented. Although a link between these two chronic inflammatory diseases is evident, the very heterogeneity of the relevant studies has not provided evidence sufficient to support an actual causal relationship. More stringent epidemiologic and intervention studies are required. PMID:23951765

  15. Investigación de vectores y reservorios en brote de Chagas agudo por posible transmisión oral en Aguachica, Cesar, Colombia

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    Hugo Soto

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Colombia tiene un registro de 11 casos de Chagas agudo y 80 casos por contaminación oral con Trypanosoma cruzi. Este trabajo analiza los hallazgos entomológicos y parasitológicos del brote de Aguachica, Cesar, en 2010. Un grupo interdisciplinario de profesionales de la salud y de universidades regionales realizó las pruebas de laboratorio a los pacientes y el estudio del foco de transmisión. Se detectaron 11 casos agudos de enfermedad de Chagas en una sola familia con vivienda sin triatominos domiciliados y, Rhodnius pallescens, Pantrongylus geniculatus, Eratyrus cuspidatus y dos Didelphis marsupialis infectados con T. cruzi en palmas de Attalea butyracea y Elaeis oleifera del área urbana de Aguachica. Se analiza la participación del R. pallescens y el rol de las palmas en el ciclo silvestre de T. cruzi y para la transmisión oral de la enfermedad de Chagas. Incursiones esporádicas de R. pallescens, P. geniculatus y E. cuspidatus silvestres desde palmas cercanas al domicilio humano pueden provocar brotes cada vez más frecuentes de Chagas oral.

  16. Efectividad del modelo de cuidado de enfermería para la familia de paciente con infarto agudo al miocardio en la unidad de cuidados intensivos

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    David Jahel Garcia Avendaño

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Este protocolo de investigación tiene la finalidad de intervenir con la familia y determinar la efectividad del Modelo de Cuidado de Enfermería para la Familia de Paciente con Infarto Agudo al Miocardio (IAM en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio descriptivo de intervención familiar. Resultados y Discusión: El 100% de las familias respondió afirmativamente que la enfermera familiar les informo sobre los cuidados a realizar en la familia según las necesidades detectadas, estableció un plan de intervención en la familia mismo que cumplió y se interesó para que dentro de lo posible la estancia en la familia sea agradable. Conclusiones: Los resultados de esta investigación de intervención a las familias de paciente con IAM en las UCI aporta resultados que apoyan la importancia de aplicar un Modelo de Cuidado de Enfermería Familiar en dichas unidades.Cómo citar este artículo: García DJ, Estrada MC, Gallegos M, Antuna AB. Efectividad del modelo de cuidado de enfermería para la familia de paciente con infarto agudo al miocardio en la unidad de cuidados intensivos. Rev Cuid. 2015; 6(1: 923-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.15649/cuidarte.v6i1.166

  17. O que mudou em minha vida? Considerações de indivíduos que sofreram infarto agudo do miocárdio

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    Cristiane Scherer

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Ao sofrer um Infarto Agudo do Miocárdio a pessoa, obrigatoriamente, necessita modificar hábitos de vida, com repercussões no cotidiano e na sua qualidade de vida. Buscou-se com esta pesquisa identificar mudanças que ocorreram nos hábitos de vida de pessoas adultas após sofrerem IAM e como lidam com a situação. Estudo descritivo, de abordagem qualitativa, com onze pessoas no meio urbano de um município do noroeste do Rio Grande do Sul. A coleta de dados ocorreu em outubro e novembro de 2009, e utilizou-se entrevista aberta. As informações foram analisadas seguindo preceitos da análise de conteúdo. Emergiu uma categoria analítica: re-conhecendo mudanças nos hábitos de vida de indivíduos que sofreram Infarto Agudo do Miocárdio e o enfrentamento, dividida em três sub-categorias. Os resultados podem ser utilizados por estudantes e profissionais da saúde, desencadear reflexões e ações de promoção à saúde, prevenção de recorrência de IAM e qualificar a assistência de enfermagem.

  18. Oxidative Stress in Cardiovascular Disease

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    Gábor Csányi

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In the special issue “Oxidative Stress in Cardiovascular Disease” authors were invited to submit papers that investigate key questions in the field of cardiovascular free radical biology. The original research articles included in this issue provide important information regarding novel aspects of reactive oxygen species (ROS-mediated signaling, which have important implications in physiological and pathophysiological cardiovascular processes. The issue also included a number of review articles that highlight areas of intense research in the fields of free radical biology and cardiovascular medicine.

  19. Optimization in Cardiovascular Modeling

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    Marsden, Alison L.

    2014-01-01

    Fluid mechanics plays a key role in the development, progression, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Advances in imaging methods and patient-specific modeling now reveal increasingly detailed information about blood flow patterns in health and disease. Building on these tools, there is now an opportunity to couple blood flow simulation with optimization algorithms to improve the design of surgeries and devices, incorporating more information about the flow physics in the design process to augment current medical knowledge. In doing so, a major challenge is the need for efficient optimization tools that are appropriate for unsteady fluid mechanics problems, particularly for the optimization of complex patient-specific models in the presence of uncertainty. This article reviews the state of the art in optimization tools for virtual surgery, device design, and model parameter identification in cardiovascular flow and mechanobiology applications. In particular, it reviews trade-offs between traditional gradient-based methods and derivative-free approaches, as well as the need to incorporate uncertainties. Key future challenges are outlined, which extend to the incorporation of biological response and the customization of surgeries and devices for individual patients.

  20. Cardiovascular benefits of exercise

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Shashi K AgarwalMedical Director, Agarwal Health Center, NJ, USAAbstract: Regular physical activity during leisure time has been shown to be associated with better health outcomes. The American Heart Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine all recommend regular physical activity of moderate intensity for the prevention and complementary treatment of several diseases. The therapeutic role of exercise in maintaining good health and treating diseases is not new. The benefits of physical activity date back to Susruta, a 600 BC physician in India, who prescribed exercise to patients. Hippocrates (460–377 BC wrote “in order to remain healthy, the entire day should be devoted exclusively to ways and means of increasing one's strength and staying healthy, and the best way to do so is through physical exercise.” Plato (427–347 BC referred to medicine as a sister art to physical exercise while the noted ancient Greek physician Galen (129–217 AD penned several essays on aerobic fitness and strengthening muscles. This article briefly reviews the beneficial effects of physical activity on cardiovascular diseases.Keywords: exercise, cardiovascular disease, lifestyle changes, physical activity, good health

  1. Resveratrol and Cardiovascular Diseases

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    Dominique Bonnefont-Rousselot

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs has stimulated research for substances that could improve cardiovascular health. Among them, resveratrol (RES, a polyphenolic compound notably present in grapes and red wine, has been involved in the “French paradox”. RES is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and for its ability to upregulate endothelial NO synthase (eNOS. RES was able to scavenge •OH/O2•− and peroxyl radicals, which can limit the lipid peroxidation processes. Moreover, in bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC under glucose-induced oxidative stress, RES restored the activity of dimethylargininedimethylaminohydrolase (DDAH, an enzyme that degrades an endogenous inhibitor of eNOS named asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA. Thus, RES could improve •NO availability and decrease the endothelial dysfunction observed in diabetes. Preclinical studies have made it possible to identify molecular targets (SIRT-1, AMPK, Nrf2, NFκB…; however, there are limited human clinical trials, and difficulties in the interpretation of results arise from the use of high-dose RES supplements in research studies, whereas low RES concentrations are present in red wine. The discussions on potential beneficial effects of RES in CVDs (atherosclerosis, hypertension, stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure should compare the results of preclinical studies with those of clinical trials.

  2. Percepciones y creencias en personas que padecieron un evento coronario agudo Percepções e crenças das pessoas que padeceram um evento coronario agudo Perceptions and beliefs in people that suffered an acute coronary episode

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    Sonia Esperanza Espitia Cruz

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    Full Text Available Utilizando un abordaje cualitativo interpretativo, se describen y analizan las percepciones y creencias que tiene un grupo de personas que padecieron un infarto agudo de miocardio, con respecto a sus hábitos de vida; se busca encontrar, desde el propio sujeto, las implicaciones que lo llevan a asumir un hábito. La muestra se constituyó con la información proporcionada por siete personas usuarias del servicio de salud de la Universidad Nacional, que fueron abordadas en dos momentos diferentes con entrevistas no estructuradas, justificadas mediante el criterio de saturación. Del análisis se obtuvo la construcción de seis categorías y subcategorías que permitieron una descripción del fenómeno en estudio. Entre las categorías encontradas están: identidad, impacto de la experiencia, gusto, lo que hay detrás del cambio, relaciones humanas y estrategias para conservarse sano. Posteriormente estas categorías se analizaron a la luz de los cuatro existenciales que presenta la teoría fenomenológica: cuerpo vivido, espacio vivido, tiempo vivido y relaciones humanas vividas. Los hallazgos permiten avanzar en la comprensión del Ser, al cual se le recomienda un cambio de hábito con una visión renovada del sujeto; así se intenta construir y recuperar el acervo cultural de los procesos de salud y enfermedad tomando como punto de partida a los propios sujetos sociales y, de esta manera, poder repensar desde ópticas diferentes los enfoques de promoción de la salud y prevención de la enfermedad que lleven a mejores resultados.Utilizando um método qualitativo e interpretativo, foram descritas e analisadas as percepções e crenças de um grupo de pessoas que padeceram um infarto agudo do miocárdio em relação a seus hábitos, e as implicações que o levam a assumir um hábito são procuradas no sujeito mesmo. A amostra foi constituída pela informação fornecida por sete usuários do serviço de saúde da Universidade Nacional

  3. La glucemia en ayunas como predictor de mortalidad intrahospitalaria en pacientescon infarto agudo de miocardio sometidos a angioplastia primaria

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    Gerardo Nau

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENIntroducciónEl pronóstico de los pacientes que sufren un infarto agudo de miocardio con supradesniveldel ST (IAMST ha mejorado notoriamente, en particular como resultado de la terapia dereperfusión. A pesar de estos avances, los pacientes con diabetes mellitus (DM constituyenun grupo de alto riesgo. La hiperglucemia en pacientes con IAMST se asocia con peor pronóstico, independientemente del diagnóstico previo de DM.ObjetivoEvaluar el valor pronóstico de la glucemia en ayunas (GA durante un IAMST tratado conangioplastia primaria.Material y métodosDe 227 pacientes con diagnóstico de IAMST se excluyeron 31 con DM y 7 derivados paraterapia de rescate tardío. Se registraron la glucemia en la admisión (GAd y la GA; la población se dividió según la GA en: grupo A ³ 110 mg/dl (hiperglucémicos y grupo B < 110 mg/dl (normoglucémicos.ResultadosLa población en estudio quedó conformada por 189 pacientes. La edad fue de 62,1 ± 10,5años, sexo masculino 82%, tabaquistas 40%, el tiempo dolor-balón fue de 2,75 horas (25-75% intercuartiles 2-4,75, el porcentaje con clasificación de Killip & Kimball (KK ³ 3 fuedel 12,1% y el 38% presentaron localización anterior. Se registraron 15 (7,9% muertesintrahospitalarias, todas en pacientes hiperglucémicos. Por análisis multivariado, lospredictores independientes de mortalidad intrahospitalaria fueron la edad (p = 0,048 y laGA como variable continua (p = 0,002. Para los eventos cardíacos mayores (muerte, reIAMe insuficiencia cardíaca, la clasificación de KK ³ 3 (p = 0,001, la GA (p = 0,001 y eldeterioro moderado/grave de la función sistólica (p = 0,016 fueron sus únicos predictoresindependientes. La GAd no resultó predictora independiente de muerte o de eventos cardíacosmayores.ConclusionesLos resultados del presente estudio sugieren que la GA posee valor pronóstico a corto plazoen pacientes no diabéticos que cursan un IAMST. La GA identifica tempranamente y enforma sencilla a

  4. Calidad de la atención médica a pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio. Cienfuegos 2011

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    Hilda María Delgado Acosta

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: la evaluación constituye una herramienta para mejorar la calidad de la atención a los pacientes. Objetivo: evaluar la calidad de la atención médica a pacientes con infarto agudo de miocardio admitidos en el Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima de Cienfuegos en junio de 2011. Métodos: se realizó una investigación de sistemas y servicios de salud en la que se analizaron como variables: las relacionadas con estructura (recursos humanos y materiales, procesos (cumplimiento de los protocolos establecidos para la atención y resultados (impacto en la mortalidad. Se aplicó un formulario a los 22 pacientes estudiados, se utilizó una guía de observación que evaluó la existencia de recursos humanos y materiales necesarios para la atención en el hospital. Los datos se procesaron en el programa SPSS 15,0 y se expresaron en números absolutos y porcientos. Resultados: en la dimensión estructura no se encontraron carencias de recursos materiales esenciales para la atención, hubo dificultades con la cobertura de enfermería en el Servicio de Cardiología. En la atención prehospitalaria hubo demora en acudir a consulta, dificultades en la prescripción de aspirina y la no realización de trombólisis. En la posthospitalaria se centraron en la rehabilitación y trabajo en la modificación de los factores de riesgo asociados. En el hospital hubo dificultades en la realización de las pruebas ergométricas al alta y en la remisión para la rehabilitación en el Área de Salud. Conclusiones: existen dificultades en la calidad de atención a los pacientes, dificultades que se hacen más evidentes en la Atención Primaria de Salud.

  5. Cardiovascular complications in acromegaly.

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    Vitale, G; Pivonello, R; Lombardi, G; Colao, A

    2004-09-01

    Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality are increased in acromegaly. In fact, GH and IGF-I excess induces a specific cardiomyopathy. The early stage of acromegaly is characterized by the hyperkinetic syndrome (high heart rate and increased systolic output). Frequently, concentric biventricular hypertrophy and diastolic dysfunction occur in acromegaly, leading to an impaired systolic function ending in heart failure if the disease is untreated or unsuccessfully untreated. Besides, abnormalities of cardiac rhythm and of valves have been also described in acromegaly. The coexistence of other complications, such as arterial hypertension and diabetes, aggravates the acromegalic cardiomyopathy. The suppression of GH/IGF-I following an efficacious therapy could decrease left ventricular mass and improve cardiac function. In conclusion, a careful evaluation of cardiac function, morphology and activity seems to be mandatory in acromegaly.

  6. Assessment of cardiovascular risk.

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    Cooney, Marie Therese

    2010-10-01

    Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death worldwide. Usually atherosclerosis is caused by the combined effects of multiple risk factors. For this reason, most guidelines on the prevention of CVD stress the assessment of total CVD risk. The most intensive risk factor modification can then be directed towards the individuals who will derive the greatest benefit. To assist the clinician in calculating the effects of these multiple interacting risk factors, a number of risk estimation systems have been developed. This review address several issues regarding total CVD risk assessment: Why should total CVD risk be assessed? What risk estimation systems are available? How well do these systems estimate risk? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the current systems? What are the current limitations of risk estimation systems and how can they be resolved? What new developments have occurred in CVD risk estimation?

  7. Cheese and cardiovascular health

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    Hjerpsted, Julie Bousgaard

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of mortality worldwide. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is a well-known risk factor of CVD which increases after the intake of saturated fatty acids (SFA). Cheese is a dietary product commonly consumed in Western countries and known...... of CVD compared to butter intake with an equal fat content. It was found that cheese intake lowered total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol concentrations and increased glucose concentrations when compared to butter. Additionally, butter intake resulted in higher...... total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol when compared to habitual diet whereas no difference was observed between cheese intake and habitual diet. Calcium has been suggested to increase fecal fat and bile acid excretions which could explain the lower cholesterol concentrations with cheese intake. Although...

  8. Risk of cardiovascular disease

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    Gejl, Michael; Starup-Linde, Jakob; Thomsen, Jan Lykke Scheel;

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    AIMS: Type 2 diabetes (DM) increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. We investigated the effects of antidiabetic drugs on the composite endpoint (CE) of ischemic heart disease, heart failure or stroke in DM patients. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study. Cases were DM patients who......% CI: 16.88-24.12), neuropathy (OR=1.39, 95% CI: 1.05-1.85) and peripheral artery disease (OR=1.31, 95% CI: 1.02-1.69) increased the risk of CE. Biguanides (OR=0.62 95% CI; 0.54-0.71) and liraglutide (OR=0.48 95% CI; 0.38-0.62) significantly decreased the risk of CE as did statin treatment (OR=0.63, 95...

  9. Cardiovascular effects of basal insulins

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Edoardo Mannucci,1 Stefano Giannini,2 Ilaria Dicembrini1 1Diabetes Agency, Careggi Teaching Hospital, Florence, 2Section of Endocrinology, Department of Biomedical Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Florence and Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy Abstract: Basal insulin is an important component of treatment for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. One of the principal aims of treatment in patients with diabetes is the prevention of diabetic complications, including cardiovascular disease. There is some evidence, although controversial, that attainment of good glycemic control reduces long-term cardiovascular risk in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the potential cardiovascular safety of the different available preparations of basal insulin. Current basal insulin (neutral protamine Hagedorn [NPH], or isophane and basal insulin analogs (glargine, detemir, and the more recent degludec differ essentially by various measures of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects in the bloodstream, presence and persistence of peak action, and within-subject variability in the glucose-lowering response. The currently available data show that basal insulin analogs have a lower risk of hypoglycemia than NPH human insulin, in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, then excluding additional harmful effects on the cardiovascular system mediated by activation of the adrenergic system. Given that no biological rationale for a possible difference in cardiovascular effect of basal insulins has been proposed so far, available meta-analyses of publicly disclosed randomized controlled trials do not show any signal of increased risk of major cardiovascular events between the different basal insulin analogs. However, the number of available cardiovascular events in these trials is very small, preventing any clear-cut conclusion. The results of an ongoing clinical trial comparing glargine and degludec with

  10. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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    Pelc, Norbert

    2000-03-01

    Cardiovascular diseases are a major source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Early detection of disease can often be used to improved outcomes, either through direct interventions (e.g. surgical corrections) or by causing the patient to modify his or her behavior (e.g. smoking cessation or dietary changes). Ideally, the detection process should be noninvasive (i.e. it should not be associated with significant risk). Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) refers to the formation of images by localizing NMR signals, typically from protons in the body. As in other applications of NMR, a homogeneous static magnetic field ( ~0.5 to 4 T) is used to create ``longitudinal" magnetization. A magnetic field rotating at the Larmor frequency (proportional to the static field) excites spins, converting longitudinal magnetization to ``transverse" magnetization and generating a signal. Localization is performed using pulsed gradients in the static field. MRI can produce images of 2-D slices, 3-D volumes, time-resolved images of pseudo-periodic phenomena such as heart function, and even real-time imaging. It is also possible to acquire spatially localized NMR spectra. MRI has a number of advantages, but perhaps the most fundamental is the richness of the contrast mechanisms. Tissues can be differentiated by differences in proton density, NMR properties, and even flow or motion. We also have the ability to introduce substances that alter NMR signals. These contrast agents can be used to enhance vascular structures and measure perfusion. Cardiovascular MRI allows the reliable diagnosis of important conditions. It is possible to image the blood vessel tree, quantitate flow and perfusion, and image cardiac contraction. Fundamentally, the power of MRI as a diagnostic tool stems from the richness of the contrast mechanisms and the flexibility in control of imaging parameters.

  11. Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.

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    Sanghavi, Monika; Gulati, Martha

    2016-06-01

    Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease requires involvement of an extended health care team. Obstetricians and gynecologists are uniquely positioned within the health care system because they are often the primary or only contact women have with the system. This review article discusses initial assessment, treatment recommendations, and practical tips regarding primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in women with a focus on coronary heart disease; discussion includes peripheral and cerebrovascular disease. PMID:27212092

  12. Estrutura e vínculos de uma família após infarto agudo do miocárdio

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    Raquel Pötter Garcia

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: Conhecer os vínculos e a estrutura de uma família após episódio de Infarto Agudo do Miocárdio. Materiais e Métodos: Pesquisa qualitativa e exploratória que representa um estudo de caso desenvolvido com uma das famílias participantes. A coleta de dados ocorreu no período de fevereiro a maio de 2012, por meio de observação no domicílio e entrevista com construção do genograma e ecomapa. A intensidade dos vínculos foi definida pela família conforme legenda do ecomapa. Resultados e Discussão: Trata-se de uma família que se encontra no estágio de saída dos filhos de casa, cujo pai apresentou infarto. Evidenciaram-se doenças familiares como hipertensão arterial e diabetes mellitus tipo II.  Detectou-se vínculos fortes com os familiares, filhos e vizinha; fracos com o ambulatório de cardiologia e conflituosos com vizinhos. Conclusões: Foi possível conhecer a estrutura e os vínculos de uma família, após um de seus integrantes ter vivenciado o infarto agudo do miocárdio. Dessa maneira, acredita-se que este trabalho pode fornecer subsídios e reflexões para a prática de profissionais que atuam com famílias que vivenciam o infarto em seu contexto. Cómo citar este artículo: Garcia R, Budó ML, Viegas A, Cardoso D, Schwartz E, Muniz R. Estrutura e vínculos de uma família após infarto agudo do miocárdio. Rev Cuid. 2015; 6(1: 991-8.http://dx.doi.org/10.15649/cuidarte.v6i1.142  

  13. Perfil etiológico del síndrome febril icterohemorrágico agudo y síndrome febril ictérico agudo en los valles del Apurímac, Quillabamba, Chanchamayo y Alto Huallaga, Perú, 1999-2000.

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Conocer el perfil etiológico del síndrome febril hemorrágico agudo (SFHA y del síndrome febril ictérico agudo (SFIA en los valles del Río Apurímac (Ayacucho, Quillabamba (Cusco, Chanchamayo (Junín y Alto Huallaga (Huánuco. Materiales y métodos: Estudio longitudinal descriptivo realizado entre junio de 1999 y mayo de 2000, en 146 establecimientos de salud de los cuatro valles involucrados. Fueron incluidos pacientes que cumplieron con las definiciones de caso para la vigilancia del síndrome febril hemorrágico agudo y el síndrome febril ictérico agudo. Las muestras obtenidas se procesaron por ELISA IgM de captura para fiebre amarilla; IgM anti-HBc ELISA y HBsAg ELISA para hepatitis B; Ig anti-VHD ELISA para hepatitis D; e IgM ELISA para leptospirosis. Resultados: Fueron incluidos 63 casos: 98,4% con SFIA y 1,6% con SFHA. La letalidad fue de 16% y el tiempo entre inicio de síntomas y la obtención de la muestra de 7,2 ±5,1 días. Los casos que tuvieron confirmación diagnóstica fueron 31 (49,2%, hepatitis B (23,8%, hepatitis D (15,6%, fiebre amarilla (4,8% y leptospirosis (4,8%. Cusco tuvo el mayor porcentaje de casos confirmados por laboratorio, siendo la mayoría hepatitis B y D. Conclusiones: El estudio de la etiología de SFIA y SFHA ha permitido identificar tres brotes de fiebre amarilla en Cusco, Junín y Huánuco, y conocer la importancia de la hepatitis B, D y leptospirosis en el diagnóstico diferencial de estos síndromes. Si bien las definiciones usadas apuntan a detectar enfermedades severas, la vigilancia de ambos síndromes es complementaria y totalmente compatible con los sistemas de enfermedad específica y por el laboratorio.

  14. Urotensin II in cardiovascular regulation

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    Fraser D Russell

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    Full Text Available Fraser D RussellSchool of Health and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Science, Health and Education, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland, AustraliaAbstract: Cardiovascular function is modulated by neuronal transmitters, circulating hormones, and factors that are released locally from tissues. Urotensin II (UII is an 11 amino acid peptide that stimulates its’ obligatory G protein coupled urotensin II receptors (UT to modulate cardiovascular function in humans and in other animal species, and has been implicated in both vasculoprotective and vasculopathic effects. For example, tissue and circulating concentrations of UII have been reported to increase in some studies involving patients with atherosclerosis, heart failure, hypertension, preeclampsia, diabetes, renal disease and liver disease, raising the possibility that the UT receptor system is involved in the development and/or progression of these conditions. Consistent with this hypothesis, administration of UT receptor antagonists to animal models of cardiovascular disease have revealed improvements in cardiovascular remodelling and hemodynamics. However, recent studies have questioned this contributory role of UII in disease, and have instead postulated a protective effect on the cardiovascular system. For example, high concentrations of circulating UII correlated with improved clinical outcomes in patients with renal disease or myocardial infarction. The purpose of this review is to consider the regulation of the cardiovascular system by UII, giving consideration to methodologies for measurement of plasma concentrations, sites of synthesis and triggers for release.Keywords: urotensin II, cardiovascular disease, heart failure, hypertension

  15. Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Aging

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    Anna Meiliana

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The average lifespan of humans is increasing, and with it the percentage of people entering the 65 and older age group is growing rapidly and will continue to do so in the next 20 years. Within this age group, cardiovascular disease will remain the leading cause of death, and the cost associated with treatment will continue to increase. Aging is an inevitable part of life and unfortunately poses the largest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. CONTENT: We provide an overview of some of the molecular mechanisms involved in regulating lifespan and health, including mitochondria, telomeres, stem cells, sirtuins, Adenosine Monophosphate-activated Protein Kinase, Mammalian Target of Rapamycin and Insulin-like Growth Factor 1. We also provide future perspectives of lifespan and health, which are intimately linked fields. SUMMARY: Aging remains the biggest non-modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The biological, structural and mechanical changes in senescent cardiovascular system are thought to contribute in increasing incidence of cardiovascular disease in aging. Understanding the mechanisms contributing to such changes is therefore crucial for both prevention and development of treatment for cardiovascular diseases. KEYWORDS: cardiovascular aging, mitochondria, telomeres, sirtuin, stem cells.

  16. Urotensin II in cardiovascular regulation

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    Fraser D Russell

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Fraser D RussellSchool of Health and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Science, Health and Education, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland, AustraliaAbstract: Cardiovascular function is modulated by neuronal transmitters, circulating hormones, and factors that are released locally from tissues. Urotensin II (UII is an 11 amino acid peptide that stimulates its’ obligatory G protein coupled urotensin II receptors (UT to modulate cardiovascular function in humans and in other animal species, and has been implicated in both vasculoprotective and vasculopathic effects. For example, tissue and circulating concentrations of UII have been reported to increase in some studies involving patients with atherosclerosis, heart failure, hypertension, preeclampsia, diabetes, renal disease and liver disease, raising the possibility that the UT receptor system is involved in the development and/or progression of these conditions. Consistent with this hypothesis, administration of UT receptor antagonists to animal models of cardiovascular disease have revealed improvements in cardiovascular remodelling and hemodynamics. However, recent studies have questioned this contributory role of UII in disease, and have instead postulated a protective effect on the cardiovascular system. For example, high concentrations of circulating UII correlated with improved clinical outcomes in patients with renal disease or myocardial infarction. The purpose of this review is to consider the regulation of the cardiovascular system by UII, giving consideration to methodologies for measurement of plasma concentrations, sites of synthesis and triggers for release.Keywords: urotensin II, cardiovascular disease, heart failure, hypertension

  17. Nrf2 and cardiovascular defense.

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    Howden, Reuben

    2013-01-01

    The cardiovascular system is susceptible to a group of diseases that are responsible for a larger proportion of morbidity and mortality than any other disease. Many cardiovascular diseases are associated with a failure of defenses against oxidative stress-induced cellular damage and/or death, leading to organ dysfunction. The pleiotropic transcription factor, nuclear factor-erythroid (NF-E) 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), regulates the expression of antioxidant enzymes and proteins through the antioxidant response element. Nrf2 is an important component in antioxidant defenses in cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, and heart failure. Nrf2 is also involved in protection against oxidant stress during the processes of ischemia-reperfusion injury and aging. However, evidence suggests that Nrf2 activity does not always lead to a positive outcome and may accelerate the pathogenesis of some cardiovascular diseases (e.g., atherosclerosis). The precise conditions under which Nrf2 acts to attenuate or stimulate cardiovascular disease processes are unclear. Further studies on the cellular environments related to cardiovascular diseases that influence Nrf2 pathways are required before Nrf2 can be considered a therapeutic target for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

  18. Nrf2 and Cardiovascular Defense

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    Reuben Howden

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The cardiovascular system is susceptible to a group of diseases that are responsible for a larger proportion of morbidity and mortality than any other disease. Many cardiovascular diseases are associated with a failure of defenses against oxidative stress-induced cellular damage and/or death, leading to organ dysfunction. The pleiotropic transcription factor, nuclear factor-erythroid (NF-E 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2, regulates the expression of antioxidant enzymes and proteins through the antioxidant response element. Nrf2 is an important component in antioxidant defenses in cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, and heart failure. Nrf2 is also involved in protection against oxidant stress during the processes of ischemia-reperfusion injury and aging. However, evidence suggests that Nrf2 activity does not always lead to a positive outcome and may accelerate the pathogenesis of some cardiovascular diseases (e.g., atherosclerosis. The precise conditions under which Nrf2 acts to attenuate or stimulate cardiovascular disease processes are unclear. Further studies on the cellular environments related to cardiovascular diseases that influence Nrf2 pathways are required before Nrf2 can be considered a therapeutic target for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

  19. Fish cardiovascular physiology and disease.

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    Sherrill, Johanna; Weber, E Scott; Marty, Gary D; Hernandez-Divers, Stephen

    2009-01-01

    Fish patients with cardiovascular disorders present a challenge in terms of diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic options. Veterinarians can approach these cases in fish using methods similar to those employed for other companion animals. Clinicians who evaluate and treat fish in private, aquarium, zoologic, or aquaculture settings need to rely on sound clinical judgment after thorough historical and physical evaluation. Pharmacokinetic data and treatments specific to cardiovascular disease in fish are limited; thus, drug types and dosages used in fish are largely empiric. Fish cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, diagnostic evaluation, monitoring, common diseases, cardiac pathologic conditions, formulary options, and comprehensive references are presented with the goal of providing fish veterinarians with clinically relevant tools.

  20. Undergraduates' understanding of cardiovascular phenomena.

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    Michael, Joel A; Wenderoth, Mary Pat; Modell, Harold I; Cliff, William; Horwitz, Barbara; McHale, Philip; Richardson, Daniel; Silverthorn, Dee; Williams, Stephen; Whitescarver, Shirley

    2002-12-01

    Undergraduates students in 12 courses at 8 different institutions were surveyed to determine the prevalence of 13 different misconceptions (conceptual difficulties) about cardiovascular function. The prevalence of these misconceptions ranged from 20 to 81% and, for each misconception, was consistent across the different student populations. We also obtained explanations for the students' answers either as free responses or with follow-up multiple-choice questions. These results suggest that students have a number of underlying conceptual difficulties about cardiovascular phenomena. One possible source of some misconceptions is the students' inability to apply simple general models to specific cardiovascular phenomena. Some implications of these results for teachers of physiology are discussed.

  1. Simulations of the Cardiovascular System Using the Cardiovascular Simulation Toolbox

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    Ortiz-León, Gabriela; Vílchez-Monge, Marta; Montero-Rodríguez, Juan J.

    2014-01-01

    In the present document, six mathematical models of the cardiovascular system are studied and implemented in MATLAB R2013a using an updated version of the Cardiovascular Simulation Toolbox proposed by O. Barnea at the Tel-Aviv University. All the mathematical models are based on electrical lumped-parameter analogies. The results of the simulations are compared with a list of expected hemodynamic parameters and contrasted with laboratory values.

  2. Angioplastia coronaria vs terapia trombolítica en infarto agudo de miocardio. Clínica Marshfield-Hospital St Joseph, Wisconsin, EE.UU, 1999

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    Juan Pulido

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    Full Text Available El tratamiento del infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM está en
    investigación por sus implicaciones en la práctica médica y por la
    comprensión más detallada de la fisiopatología. El objetivo del estudio es comparar clínica y angiográficamente la angioplastia coronaria con la trombolisis aguda en pacientes con IAM de menos de 24 horas de evolución. La administración de agentes trombolíticos después de una oclusión coronaria aguda ha disminuido la mortalidad intrahospitalaria, el tamaño del infarto y el número de complicaciones asociadas.

  3. Síndrome metabólico, impacto clínico y angiográfico en pacientes con síndrome coronario agudo

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    Alejandra Madrid-Miller; Antonio Alcaraz-Ruiz; Gabriela Borrayo-Sánchez; Eduardo Almeida-Gutiérrez; Rosa María Vargas-Guzmán; Ricardo Jáuregui-Aguilar

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    Introducción: El síndrome metabólico agrupa diferentes factores de riesgo y es uno de los principales problemas de salud pública del siglo XXI. El objetivo de este estudio fue establecer su repercusión en pacientes con síndrome coronario agudo (SICA). Material y métodos: Se incluyeron pacientes con SICA, con y sin elevación del segmento ST. Se formaron dos grupos: A, pacientes que reunían los criterios para síndrome metabólico; B, pacientes sin criterios para síndrome metabólico. Se comparó l...

  4. Abdômen agudo em equídeos no semiárido da região nordeste do Brasil

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    André Flávio Almeida Pessoa; Eldinê Gomes de Miranda Neto; Clarice Ricardo de Macêdo Pessoa; Sara Vilar Dantas Simões; Sérgio Santos de Azevedo; Franklin Riet-Correa

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    Foram revisados os casos de abdômen agudo de origem gastrintestinal em equídeos atendidos no Hospital Veterinário da Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, em Patos, Paraíba. No período de janeiro de 2001 a dezembro de 2010. Setenta (4,5%) do total de 1542 equídeos atendidos no período apresentaram quadro clínico de cólica, sendo 60 equinos, cinco muares e cinco asininos. A compactação de cólon maior foi a causa mais frequente de cólica, diagnosticada em 37,14% dos casos, seguida por compact...

  5. Laparoscopia no abdome agudo não traumático: estudo retrospectivo Laparoscopy in nontraumatic acute abdomen: retrospective study

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    Marcos Bettini Pitombo; José Luiz Guarino; Lizardo Augusto de Lima Martins; Cid Araújo Pitombo; Alexandra Mello Schmidt

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    Os autores analisaram, retrospectivamente, 117 pacientes portadores de abdome agudo não-traumático, submetidos à laparoscopia diagnóstica e/ou terapêutica, na Casa de Saúde Santa Martha, em Niterói. A precisão diagnóstica do exame laparoscópico foi de 96,6%. Com relação à terapêutica, 74,4% dos pacientes foram tratados por laparoscopia, 21,4% por laparotomia e 4,3% foram tratados clinicamente. A precocidade na realização da laparoscopia relacionou-se à maior taxa de sucesso com o tratamento l...

  6. Edema e enfisema pulmonar agudo em bovinos no Sul do Brasil: doença espontânea e reprodução experimental

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    Nathalia S. Wicpolt; Thalita C. Cardoso; Tiffany Emmerich; Vanessa Borelli; Claudia S. Wisser; Edgar Gueller; Sandra D. Traverso; Aldo Gava

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    Descrevem-se os dados epidemiológicos, os sinais clínicos e as lesões de quatro surtos da doença do edema e enfisema pulmonar agudo em bovinos (EEPAB) nos estados de Santa Catarina e Paraná e sua reprodução experimental. A doença espontânea ocorreu após transferência de bovinos de pastagem madura e seca para outra jovem e viçosa. Todos os bovinos afetados eram vacas das raças holandês e pardo suíço. Os principais sinais clínicos foram dispneia e respiração abdominal dificultosa com o pescoço ...

  7. INFLUÊNCIA DO ALONGAMENTO ESTÁTICO AGUDO NAS VALÊNCIAS FORÇA E POTÊNCIA MUSCULAR EM JOVENS FUTEBOLISTAS

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    Danna Lynn de Melo Lima Fabrício; Andressa Morgana do Amaral Marinho Araújo; Marcela Nicácio Medeiros Oliveira; Carlos Henrique Jasmim Brollo; Rodrigo Ribeiro de Oliveira

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    Introdução: As adaptações agudas ao alongamento estático são explicadas pela resposta viscoelástica do músculo à tensão, levando a um relaxamento, diminuindo o componente muscular em série e a rigidez. Diversos autores apontam que o alongamento antes do exercício pode, temporariamente, comprometer a habilidade do músculo de produzir força. Objetivo: Investigar a influência do alongamento estático agudo sobre a força, aferida por dinamômetro de plataforma, e a potência, aferida com teste espe...

  8. CARACTERIZACIÓN DEL SÍNDROME CORONARIO AGUDO SIN ELEVACIÓN DEL ST EN EL CENTRO DIAGNÓSTICO INTEGRAL

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    Rider Piñeiro López

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Introducción y objetivos: El síndrome coronario agudo presenta una elevada incidencia en el cuadro de morbilidad y mortalidad de los países del mundo desarrollado. El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar la morbilidad por síndrome coronario agudo y su relación con algunas variables. Método: Se realizó un estudio epidemiológico, observacional, descriptivo, en 30 pacientes con el diagnóstico de síndrome coronario agudo sin elevación del ST, atendidos en la Unidad de Terapia Intensiva del Centro Diagnóstico Integral “José Gregorio Hernández”, municipio Ortiz, estado Guárico, República Bolivariana de Venezuela; en el período del 1 de enero al 31 de diciembre de 2007. Resultados: La angina inestable fue la enfermedad más frecuente (80,0 % en estos pacientes. Predominaron los mayores de 49 años (80 %, del sexo femenino (63,3 %, color negro de piel, procedencia urbana y escolaridad secundaria. El tabaquismo constituyó el factor de riesgo más frecuente (56,6 %, seguido de hipertensión arterial (43,3 % y obesidad (26,6 %. Las arritmias y el fallo de bomba fueron frecuentes en pacientes con infarto; el dolor precordial mantenido, en enfermos con angina inestable. Hubo un fallecido por infarto agudo de miocardio, con más de sesenta años y menos de tres días de estadía. Conclusiones: Predominó la angina inestable, y los factores de riesgo más frecuentemente asociados, fueron la hipertensión arterial y el hábito de fumar. Abstract Introduction and objectives: Acute coronary syndrome has a high impact on morbidity and mortality rates of the developed world. The objective of this research was to determine the morbidity for acute coronary syndrome and its relation to some variables. Method: An epidemiological, observational, descriptive study was performed in 30 patients with the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome without ST elevation, treated at the Intensive Care Unit of the Integral Diagnostic Center "Jos

  9. Hematoma subdural agudo traumático: estudo de 110 pacientes Acute traumatic subdural haematomas: study of 110 cases

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    Nicandro de Figueiredo Neto

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    Full Text Available Apresentamos uma série consecutiva de 110 pacientes com hematoma subdural agudo traumático (HSDA admitidos no serviço de emergência do HBDF no período de 1°-janeiro a 1°-dezembro-1994. Todos os pacientes foram atendidos de acordo com o mesmo protocolo. Houve predominância do sexo masculino (79%, com idade variando entre 14 e 70 anos, sendo os atropelamentos (34% e os acidentes automobilísticos (20% as causas mais comuns. A maioria dos pacientes (85,7% foi admitida muito grave, com 8 pontos ou menos na Escala de Coma Glasgow (ECG, o que influenciou diretamente na mortalidade. A tomografia computadorizada de crânio foi o exame diagnóstico de escolha que mostrou serem as contusões e o inchaço cerebral ("swelling" as lesões intracranianas associadas mais freqüentes. A cirurgia foi realizada em 45,1% dos pacientes, e, em sua maioria, através de craniotomia fronto-têmporo-parietal ampla, com drenagem do hematoma, seguida de plástica da dura-mater. Em 54,9% as condições clínicas não permitiram a realização da cirurgia; neste grupo, cerca de 69,6% estavam em coma profundo à admissão, com 3 pontos na ECG. A letalidade cirúrgica foi de 61,2% e esteve diretamente relacionada à condição clínica inicial e à idade do paciente. A letalidade, incluindo todos os pacientes cirúrgicos e não cirúrgicos com HSDA, mesmo aqueles admitidos já com sinais de falência de tronco cerebral, foi de 79,5%. Além destes pacientes que faleceram, cerca de 7% evoluíram sem seqüelas ou com seqüelas mínimas; outros 11,4% com seqüelas de moderadas a paves e 2,1 % permaneceram em estado vegetativo persistente. Nossos dados estão de acordo com os da literatura no que se refere a elevada taxa de morbidade e mortalidade dos pacientes com HSDA.We report a series of 110 patients with acute traumatic subdural hematoma (ASDH admitted at HBDF emergency within 1994 (January Is1 to December PJ.All patients were treated according to the same protocol

  10. Etiología del síndrome febril agudo en la provincia de Jaén, Perú 2004-2005

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    Lucinda Troyes R

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Conocer a tiología el Síndrome febril agudo en nacientes que acudieron a tres establecimientos de salud de la provincia de Jaén entre mayo de 2004 y abril de 2005. Materiales y métodos: Estudio descriptivo prospectivo realizado en tres establecimientos de salud: Hospital General de Jaén, Hospital de Apoyo Bellavista y Centro de Salud Morro Solar. Se incluyeron pacientes entre 5 y 65 años con fiebre de menos de ocho días de evolución y sin foco infeccioso aparente. Inicialmente se les realizó gota gruesa para malaria y frotis sanguíneo para Bartonelosis; de los casos negativos se obtuvo una segunda muestra de sangre para la búsqueda de ELISA IgM y microaglutinación para el diagnóstico de leptospirosis, ELISA IgM para dengue, Mayaro, Oropuche y encefalitis equina venezolana, e inmunofluorescencia indirecta para Rickettsiosis. Resultados: De 1039 febriles incluidos, se determinó la etiología en 680 (65,4%casos, malaria por P.falciparum 312 (30,0%, leptospirosis 115 (11,1%, dengue 105 (10,1%, malaria por P. vivax 76 (7,3%,leptospirosis más dengue 30 (2,9%, Rickettsiosis 15 (1,4%,Bartonelosis 17 (1,6%,leptospirosis más Rickettsiosis 7 (0,7%, y leptospirosis, dengue más Rickettsiosis 3 (0,3%. Los serovares de Leptospira más frecuentes fueron varilla (35,7%y bratislava (32,5%. Conclusión: La malaria es la principal causa de síndrome febril agudo en Jaén, se destaca la presencia de la leptospirosis como segunda causa,por delante del dengue; es necesario considerar dentro del diagnóstico diferencial Rickettsiosis y Bartonelosis.

  11. Liposomes for cardiovascular targeting.

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    Levchenko, Tatyana S; Hartner, William C; Torchilin, Vladimir P

    2012-04-01

    Liposome-based pharmaceuticals used within the cardiovascular system are reviewed in this article. The delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic agents by plain liposomes and liposomes with surface-attached targeting antibodies or polyethylene glycol to prolong their circulation time and accumulation at vascular injuries, ischemic zones or sites of thrombi are also discussed. An overview of the advantages and disadvantages of liposome-mediated in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo targeting is presented, including discussion of the targeting of liposomes to pathological sites on the blood vessel wall and a description of liposomes that can be internalized by endothelial cells. Diagnostic liposomes used to target myocardial infarction and the relative importance of liposome size, targetability of immunoliposomes and prolonged circulation time on the efficiency of sealing hypoxia-induced plasma membrane damage to cardiocytes are discussed as a promising approach for therapy. The progress in the use of targeted liposomal plasmids for the transfection of hypoxic cardiomyocytes and myocardium is presented. Stent-mediated liposomal-based drug delivery is also reviewed briefly. PMID:22834079

  12. Cardiovascular MRI with ferumoxytol.

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    Finn, J P; Nguyen, K-L; Han, F; Zhou, Z; Salusky, I; Ayad, I; Hu, P

    2016-08-01

    The practice of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CEMRA) has changed significantly in the span of a decade. Concerns regarding gadolinium (Gd)-associated nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in those with severely impaired renal function spurred developments in low-dose CEMRA and non-contrast MRA as well as efforts to seek alternative MR contrast agents. Originally developed for MR imaging use, ferumoxytol (an ultra-small superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle), is currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in adults with renal disease. Since its clinical availability in 2009, there has been rising interest in the scientific and clinical use of ferumoxytol as an MR contrast agent. The unique physicochemical and pharmacokinetic properties of ferumoxytol, including its long intravascular half-life and high r1 relaxivity, support a spectrum of MRI applications beyond the scope of Gd-based contrast agents. Moreover, whereas Gd is not found in biological systems, iron is essential for normal metabolism, and nutritional iron deficiency poses major public health challenges worldwide. Once the carbohydrate shell of ferumoxytol is degraded, the elemental iron at its core is incorporated into the reticuloendothelial system. These considerations position ferumoxytol as a potential game changer in the field of CEMRA and MRI. In this paper, we aim to summarise our experience with the cardiovascular applications of ferumoxytol and provide a brief synopsis of ongoing investigations on ferumoxytol-enhanced MR applications. PMID:27221526

  13. Cognitive dysfunction after cardiovascular surgery

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    Funder, K S; Steinmetz, J; Rasmussen, L S

    2009-01-01

    This review describes the incidence, risk factors, and long-term consequences of cognitive dysfunction after cardiovascular surgery. Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is increasingly being recognized as an important complication, especially in the elderly. A highly sensitive neuropsychol...

  14. Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease

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    ... Pressure High Blood Pressure Tools & Resources Stroke More Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease Updated:Sep 16,2015 ... Your Heart Health • Watch, Learn & Live Animations Library Cold Weather Fitness Guide Popular Articles 1 Understanding Blood ...

  15. Anxiety Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease.

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    Celano, Christopher M; Daunis, Daniel J; Lokko, Hermioni N; Campbell, Kirsti A; Huffman, Jeff C

    2016-11-01

    Anxiety and its associated disorders are common in patients with cardiovascular disease and may significantly influence cardiac health. Anxiety disorders are associated with the onset and progression of cardiac disease, and in many instances have been linked to adverse cardiovascular outcomes, including mortality. Both physiologic (autonomic dysfunction, inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, changes in platelet aggregation) and health behavior mechanisms may help to explain the relationships between anxiety disorders and cardiovascular disease. Given the associations between anxiety disorders and poor cardiac health, the timely and accurate identification and treatment of these conditions is of the utmost importance. Fortunately, pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions for the management of anxiety disorders are generally safe and effective. Further study is needed to determine whether interventions to treat anxiety disorders ultimately impact both psychiatric and cardiovascular health. PMID:27671918

  16. [Subclinical hypothyroidism and cardiovascular risk].

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    López Rubio, María Antonia; Tárraga López, Pedro Juan; Rodríguez Montes, José Antonio; Frías López, María del Carmen; Solera Albero, Juan; Bermejo López, Pablo

    2015-05-01

    Objetivos: Valorar si el hipotiroidismo subclínico puede comportarse como un factor de riesgo cardiovascular o un modificador del mismo, identificando variables epidemiológicas y riesgo cardiovascular estimado en una muestra de sujetos diagnosticados en la provincia de Albacete. Método: Estudio observacional, descriptivo y transversal realizado en Albacete durante la primera quincena de enero de 2012 en pacientes de ambos géneros con hipotiroidismo subclínico. Se analizaron las siguientes variables: glucemia basal, colesterol total, colesterol HDL, colesterol LDL, triglicéridos, TSH, T4, peso, talla, I.M.C., tensión arterial, antecedentes de patología cardiovascular, factores de riesgo cardiovascular y riesgo cardiovascular estimado. Resultados: Se obtuvieron 326 pacientes, con predominio femenino (79,2 %), menores de 65 años en el 78% y sin factores de riesgo cardiovascular en el 48,61%. La prevalencia de los factores de riesgo cardiovascular identificados fué: tabaquismo (33,2%), diabetes mellitus (24,9%), hipertensión arterial (23,4%), alteraciones lipídicas (28,9%) y fibrilación auricular (4,9 %). No se encontró asociación entre hipotiroidismo subclínico y la mayoría de los parámetros del perfil lipídico que condicionan un perfil pro-aterogénico, salvo con la hipertrigliceridemia. Asimismo, tampoco se constató asociación con riesgo cardiovascular aumentado. Conclusiones: El perfil del paciente con hipotiroidismo subclínico es una mujer de mediana edad sin factores de riesgo cardiovascular en la mitad de casos. Se ha encontrado relación entre hipotiroidismo subclínico e hipertrigliceridemia, pero no con el resto de parámetros del perfil lipídico, otros factores de riesgo cardiovascular o con aumento de dicho riesgo. Sin embargo, un 25% de diabéticos y un 22% de no diabéticos están en situación de riesgo cardiovascular moderado-alto.

  17. Microalbuminuria: a Cardiovascular Risk Factor

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    Albumin is a protein which is charged negatively. By correcting for the daily excretion of creatinine, the albumin creatinin ratio implicates the daily excretion of albumin in spot urine. Albuminuria is a cardiovascular risk factor in patients with diabetes, hypertension, and the general population. Urinary albumin excretion is independently associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, even after adjustment for risk factors. Risk has been shown to increase continuously with inc...

  18. Serotonin receptors as cardiovascular targets

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    Villalón, Carlos; De Vries, Peter; Saxena, Pramod Ranjan

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    textabstractSerotonin exerts complex effects in the cardiovascular system, including hypotension or hypertension, vasodilatation or vasoconstriction, and/or bradycardia or tachycardia; the eventual response depends primarily on the nature of the 5-HT receptors involved. In the light of current 5-HT receptor classification, the authors reanalyse the cardiovascular responses mediated by 5-HT receptors and discuss the established and potential therapeutic applications of 5-HT ligands in the trea...

  19. Cardiovascular effects of basal insulins.

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    Mannucci, Edoardo; Giannini, Stefano; Dicembrini, Ilaria

    2015-01-01

    Basal insulin is an important component of treatment for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. One of the principal aims of treatment in patients with diabetes is the prevention of diabetic complications, including cardiovascular disease. There is some evidence, although controversial, that attainment of good glycemic control reduces long-term cardiovascular risk in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the potential cardiovascular safety of the different available preparations of basal insulin. Current basal insulin (neutral protamine Hagedorn [NPH], or isophane) and basal insulin analogs (glargine, detemir, and the more recent degludec) differ essentially by various measures of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects in the bloodstream, presence and persistence of peak action, and within-subject variability in the glucose-lowering response. The currently available data show that basal insulin analogs have a lower risk of hypoglycemia than NPH human insulin, in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, then excluding additional harmful effects on the cardiovascular system mediated by activation of the adrenergic system. Given that no biological rationale for a possible difference in cardiovascular effect of basal insulins has been proposed so far, available meta-analyses of publicly disclosed randomized controlled trials do not show any signal of increased risk of major cardiovascular events between the different basal insulin analogs. However, the number of available cardiovascular events in these trials is very small, preventing any clear-cut conclusion. The results of an ongoing clinical trial comparing glargine and degludec with regard to cardiovascular safety will provide definitive evidence. PMID:26203281

  20. Estrogen Signaling and Cardiovascular Disease

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    Murphy, Elizabeth

    2011-01-01

    Estrogen has pleiotropic effects on the cardiovascular system. The mechanisms by which estrogen confers these pleiotropic effects on cardiovascular function is under active investigation. Until a decade ago, all estrogen signaling was thought to occur by estrogen binding to nuclear estrogen receptors (ERα and ERβ), which bind to DNA and function as ligand activated transcription factors. Estrogen binding to the receptor alters gene expression thereby altering cell function. In 2000 estrogen w...

  1. Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Aging

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    Anna Meiliana; Andi Wijaya

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The average lifespan of humans is increasing, and with it the percentage of people entering the 65 and older age group is growing rapidly and will continue to do so in the next 20 years. Within this age group, cardiovascular disease will remain the leading cause of death, and the cost associated with treatment will continue to increase. Aging is an inevitable part of life and unfortunately poses the largest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. CONTENT: We provide an overview of...

  2. Stress and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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    Inoue, Nobutaka

    2014-01-01

    Recent major advances in medical science have introduced a wide variety of treatments against atherosclerosis-based cardiovascular diseases, which has led to a significant reduction in mortality associated with these diseases. However, atherosclerosis-based cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of death. Furthermore, progress in medical science has demonstrated the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease to be complicated, with a wide variety of underlying factors. Among these factors, stress is thought to be pivotal. Several types of stress are involved in the development of cardiovascular disease, including oxidative stress, mental stress, hemodynamic stress and social stress. Accumulating evidence indicates that traditional risk factors for atherosclerosis, including diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and smoking, induce oxidative stress in the vasculature. Oxidative stress is implicated in the pathogenesis of endothelial dysfunction, atherogenesis, hypertension and remodeling of blood vessels. Meanwhile, mental stress is a well-known major contributor to the development of cardiovascular disease. The cardiovascular system is constantly exposed to hemodynamic stress by the blood flow and/or pulsation, and hemodynamic stress exerts profound effects on the biology of vascular cells and cardiomyocytes. In addition, social stress, such as that due to a lack of social support, poverty or living alone, has a negative impact on the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, there are interactions between mental, oxidative and hemodynamic stress. The production of reactive oxygen species is increased under high levels of mental stress in close association with oxidative stress. These stress responses and their interactions play central roles in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis-based cardiovascular disease. Accordingly, the pathophysiological and clinical implications of stress are discussed in this article.

  3. Exercise and the Cardiovascular System

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    Saeid Golbidi; Ismail Laher

    2012-01-01

    There are alarming increases in the incidence of obesity, insulin resistance, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The risk of these diseases is significantly reduced by appropriate lifestyle modifications such as increased physical activity. However, the exact mechanisms by which exercise influences the development and progression of cardiovascular disease are unclear. In this paper we review some important exercise-induced changes in cardiac, vascular, and blood tissues and discuss...

  4. Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease.

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    Norman, P E; Powell, J T

    2014-01-17

    Vitamin D plays a classical hormonal role in skeletal health by regulating calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Vitamin D metabolites also have physiological functions in nonskeletal tissues, where local synthesis influences regulatory pathways via paracrine and autocrine mechanisms. The active metabolite of vitamin D, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, binds to the vitamin D receptor that regulates numerous genes involved in fundamental processes of potential relevance to cardiovascular disease, including cell proliferation and differentiation, apoptosis, oxidative stress, membrane transport, matrix homeostasis, and cell adhesion. Vitamin D receptors have been found in all the major cardiovascular cell types including cardiomyocytes, arterial wall cells, and immune cells. Experimental studies have established a role for vitamin D metabolites in pathways that are integral to cardiovascular function and disease, including inflammation, thrombosis, and the renin-angiotensin system. Clinical studies have generally demonstrated an independent association between vitamin D deficiency and various manifestations of degenerative cardiovascular disease including vascular calcification. However, the role of vitamin D supplementation in the management of cardiovascular disease remains to be established. This review summarizes the clinical studies showing associations between vitamin D status and cardiovascular disease and the experimental studies that explore the mechanistic basis for these associations.

  5. Suspeita de Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono definida pelo Questionário de Berlim prediz eventos em pacientes com Síndrome Coronariana Aguda Sospecha de apnea obstructiva del sueño definida por el cuestionario de Berlín predice eventos en pacientes con síndrome coronario agudo Suspicion of Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Berlin Questionnaire predicts events in patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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    Eryca Vanessa S. de Jesus

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: De um ponto de vista mecanístico, a apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS pode causar distúrbios extras à homeostase cardiovascular na presença de síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA. OBJETIVO: Investigar se um diagnóstico clínico padronizado de SAOS, em pacientes com SCA, prediz o risco de eventos cardiovasculares durante hospitalização. MÉTODOS: Em um estudo de coorte prospectivo, um grupo de 200 pacientes com diagnóstico de SCA estabelecido entre Setembro de 2005 e Novembro de 2007, foram estratificados pelo Questionário de Berlim (QB para o risco de SAOS (alto ou baixo risco. Foi testado se o subgrupo de alto risco para SAOS apresenta maior tendência à eventos cardiovasculares. O endpoint primário avaliado foi um desfecho composto de morte cardiovascular, eventos cardíacos isquêmicos recorrentes, edema pulmonar agudo e acidente vascular cerebral durante a hospitalização. RESULTADOS: Noventa e quatro (47% dos pacientes identificados pelo QB apresentavam suspeita de SAOS. Alto risco para SAOS estava associado com uma mortalidade mais elevada, embora sem diferença estatística (4,25% vs 0,94%; p=0,189, mas com uma estatisticamente significante maior incidência de desfecho composto de eventos cardiovasculares (18,08% vs 6,6%; p=0,016. No modelo de regressão logística, os preditores multivariados de desfecho composto de eventos cardiovasculares foram idade (OR = 1,048; IC95%: 1,008 a 1,090; p=0,019, fração de ejeção do VE (OR = 0,954; IC95%: 0,920 a 0,989; p=0,010, e risco mais elevado de SAOS (OR = 3,657; IC95%: 1,216 a 10,996; p=0,021. CONCLUSÃO: O uso de um questionário simples e validado (QB para identificar pacientes com risco mais elevado de SAOS pode ajudar a prever o desfecho cardiovascular durante a hospitalização. Além disso, nossos dados sugerem que SAOS é muito comum em pacientes com SCA.FUNDAMENTO: Desde un punto de vista mecanístico, la apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS puede ocasionar disturbios

  6. Incapacidad laboral por Infarto Agudo de Miocardio (IAM: ¿podrían cambiar nuestros criterios de valoración médica de la incapacidad laboral en la era de la reperfusión miocárdica?

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    Inés Pérez leal

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    Full Text Available Actualmente, el infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM es una enfermedad con un alto grado de morbilidad y mortalidad, y es responsable de un gran porcentaje de incapacidades laborales. Se constituyó un equipo de investigación formado por la Unidad Médica de Evaluación de las Incapacidades Laborales del Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social (INSS y de la Unidad de Gestión Clínica del área de salud del Hospital "Virgen Macarena" de Sevilla. Con el objetivo de analizar el impacto en la salud y en la capacidad laboral del proyecto común para la atención del IAM con elevación del ST en Sevilla implantado desde enero de 2011. Este proyecto tenía los siguientes objetivos: analizar el aumento de la tasa global de reperfusión y el porcentaje de angioplastias primarias realizadas, la disminución de la mortalidad general y la mejoría significativa en la función ventricular izquierda en pacientes que han sufrido un IAM. Basado en estos datos, se puede concluir que la mayoría de los pacientes que en la actualidad han sufrido un IAM en Sevilla van a estar en un grupo funcional 1 del manual de actuación de los médicos evaluadores del INSS, con buena función ventricular, buen pronóstico y bajo riesgo cardiovascular, y podrían reincorporarse a la vida laboral activa salvo determinadas y circunstancia de comorbilidad.

  7. Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cardiovascular Hyperreactivity in Young Venezuelans

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    Sady Montes Amador

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    Full Text Available Background: cardiovascular hyperreactivity in young people has been associated with different risk factors and a family history of hypertension. Objective: to determine the association between a family history of hypertension and cardiovascular risk factors with cardiovascular hyperreactivity. Method: a correlational, cross-sectional study was conducted in a universe of 77 young individuals aged 18 to 40 years from the Churuguara parish of the Falcon State in Venezuela. The variables were: age, sex, skin color, family history of hypertension, medical history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, alcohol consumption, salt intake, physical activity and body mass index. The diastolic and systolic blood pressure before and after the pressor response elicited by an isometric exercise were determined as hemodynamic variables. Results: thirteen percent of the participants developed vascular reactivity after the hand-held weight test. Cardiovascular hyperreactivity is three times higher in individuals with a family history of hypertension. Sixty percent of those with a body mass index greater than or equal to 27 kg/m2 are hyperreactive. There is a higher cardiovascular response to the hand-held weight test as the consumption of alcohol increases. Thirty three point three percent of the participants who smoke are hyperreactive. Conclusions: there is a significant association between a family history of hypertension, obesity, salt intake, alcohol consumption and vascular hyperreactivity.

  8. Controvérsias acerca da acidose hipercápnica na síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo Controversies involving hypercapnic acidosis in acute respiratory distress syndrome

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    Liliane Nardelli

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    Full Text Available A síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo é caracterizada por uma reação inflamatória difusa do parênquima pulmonar induzida por um insulto direto ao epitélio alveolar (síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo pulmonar ou indireto por meio do endotélio vascular (síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo extrapulmonar. A principal estratégia terapêutica da síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo é o suporte ventilatório. Entretanto, a ventilação mecânica pode agravar a lesão pulmonar. Nesse contexto, uma estratégia ventilatória protetora com baixo volume corrente foi proposta. Tal estratégia reduziu a taxa de mortalidade dos pacientes com síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo, porém acarretou acidose hipercápnica. O presente artigo apresenta uma revisão da literatura acerca dos efeitos da acidose hipercápnica na síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo. Para tal, realizou-se uma revisão sistemática da literatura científica conforme critérios já estabelecidos para análise documental incluindo artigos experimentais e clínicos sobre o tema, usando-se como bases de dados MedLine, LILACS, SciElo, PubMed, Cochrane. A acidose hipercápnica é defendida por alguns autores como moduladora do processo inflamatório da síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo. Entretanto, estudos clínicos e experimentais acerca dos efeitos da acidose hipercápnica têm demonstrado resultados controversos. Logo, é fundamental a realização de mais pesquisas para elucidar o papel da acidose hipercápnica na síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo.Acute respiratory distress syndrome is characterized by a diffuse inflammatory reaction of lung parenchyma induced by a direct insult to the alveolar epithelium (pulmonary acute respiratory distress syndrome or an indirect lesion through the vascular endothelium (extrapulmonary acute respiratory distress syndrome. The main therapeutic strategy for acute respiratory

  9. Redução da mortalidade após implementação de condutas consensuais em pacientes com infarto agudo do miocárdio

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    Bordon Juliana G.; Paiva Sérgio A. R.; Matsubara Luiz S.; Inoue Roberto M. T.; Matsui Mirna; Gut Ana Lúcia; Ferreira Ana Lúcia A.; Zornoff Leonardo A. M.

    2004-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Comparar a mortalidade em 30 dias com a utilização de determinados grupos de medicamentos por pacientes, entre 1992-1997, quando não se dispunham de condutas consensuais para tratamento do infarto agudo do miocárdio, e de 2000-2002, após a padronização dessas condutas em nosso serviço. MÉTODOS: Avaliados, retrospectivamente, no 1º e 2º períodos, 172 e 143 pacientes respectivamente, admitidos com diagnóstico de infarto agudo do miocárdio: foram realizados os testes estatísticos: c² p...

  10. Uso de corticosteroide na síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo em pacientes pediátricos Corticosteroids therapy in pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome

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    Maria Clara de Magalhães Barbosa; Arnaldo Prata Barbosa; Patricia Rieken Macêdo Rocco

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    A terapia com corticosteroide na lesão pulmonar aguda e na síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo é um dos temas mais controversos na literatura. Apesar de o corticosteroide ser amplamente utilizado na faixa etária pediátrica, os estudos com corticosteroide na lesão pulmonar aguda/síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo são restritos a adultos. Esse artigo realiza uma revisão crítica dos estudos experimentais e clínicos sobre a utilização de corticosteroide na síndrome do desconforto r...

  11. The rat - Cardiovascular pharmacology

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    Sotomayor-Herazo Aristides

    2012-06-01

    locura inducida porlas sustancias, donde la culpa proyectada y la negación campean a la par dela visión del mundo degradado y alucinante como construcción alterna de larealidad del drogadicto.A falta de una vida plena llena de realizaciones, el vacío interno, los sentimientosde soledad, la futilidad mediatizada, la ausencia de un verdadero sentido de lavida, el existir solo por el principio del placer, constituyen modos de vida sinsignificado, donde comanda el cerebro del reptil que llevamos dentro, no digoque el de mamífero porque sería ofender a tan nobles animales.En el desarrollo de esta obra, y en la realidad, vemos como se encuentratrastocado, cuando no ausente, el sentido de lo espiritual. La incapacidad paraexperimentar el dolor del prójimo, posiblemente se deba a una falla del hazde neuronas conocidas como “neuronas espejo” descubiertas por el equipoinvestigador de la Universidad de Parma, liderado por Giacomo Rizzolatti en1996. El sistema de “neuronas espejo” permite hacer propias las acciones, sensaciones y emociones de los demás; sirve paraexplicar las bases neurobiológicas de la empatíay, su ausencia o daño, ayudaría a comprender lasbases del trastorno antisocial de la personalidado psicopatía. Grave patología caracterizadapor la imposibilidad del sujeto para vivenciarlos sentimientos de sus iguales, por lo mismo,son incapaces para sentir culpa o ansiedad, losque los lleva a una ausencia de moralidad y decapacidad para experimentar compasión por elotro, eso los convierte en depredadores de los herdemás.La droga prospera en estos individuosy daña las conexiones lógicas de sus funciones,socio-patizándolos aún más; así nos impresionaArístides, con unos personajes desalmados,afectados por este destructor flagelo. Esta esla saga en la que nos introduce con magistralhabilidad el autor.CHISTIAN AYOLA GÓMEZMédico Especialista en PsiquiatriaFARMACOLOGIA CARDIOVASCULAR:El conocimiento de la farmacología, ciencia vitalen la formaci

  12. Osteoporosis y enfermedad cardiovascular

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    Sarahí Mendoza

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Las enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV y la osteoporosis son causas frecuentes de morbilidad en la población adulta, cuya frecuencia aumenta con la edad, por lo que al aumentar la expectativa de vida, constituyen importantes problemas de salud. El riesgo a padecer ambas patologías depende de factores de riesgo, y la prevención consiste en controlar los modificables. Las ECV y la osteoporosis presentan factores etiológicos comunes que involucran la biosíntesis del colesterol y la oxidación lipídica, cuya dilucidación representa una línea priorizada de investigación. El crecimiento y mantenimiento del esqueleto depende del equilibrio entre la formación y la resorción ósea a través de los procesos de modelado y remodelado óseo, controlados por células óseas (osteoblastos -OB-, osteoclastos -OC- y osteocitos, los OB son responsables de la formación ósea, los OC de la resorción ósea y los osteocitos de la red mecano sensorial. Entre los nexos de las ECV y la osteoporosis se encuentra el papel de la vía del mevalonato en la síntesis de colesterol y en la activación de OC, y el papel de los lípidos oxidados en el desarrollo de la aterosclerosis y en la transformación de las células precursoras de OB en adipocitos, disminuyendo la formación de OB activos y favoreciendo la osteoporosis. Ello justifica que sustancias hipolipemiantes y antioxidantes puedan ejercer efectos protectores sobre el hueso, y que la búsqueda de sustancias que actúen sobre ambos blancos sea un aspecto de interés en la prevención o el manejo de estas enfermedades.

  13. Nanomedicine: Addressing Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiovascular Tissue Regeneration

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    2016-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease is becoming an increasingly significant problem. In attempts to overcome many of the traditional hurdles of cardiovascular disease treatment, therapeutic approaches have been gradually moving beyond an exclusive focus on orally delivered drugs towards the development of nanoscale applications. These technologies exploit molecular scale events to improve drug and gene delivery applications, enhance preventative medicine and diagnostic strategies, and create biomimicking substrates for vascular tissue engineering. As nanoscale treatments enter the arena of clinical medicine, new ways of thinking about and routes for applying nanomedicine to cardiovascular health issues are emerging. With focuses on drug delivery, gene therapy, and biomimetics, this article will provide a comprehensive review of various nanomedicine applications for combating atherosclerosis and for improving upon current vascular tissue engineering designs.

  14. Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease

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    Martin R. Grübler

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Vitamin D deficiency, as well as cardiovascular diseases (CVD and related risk factors are highly prevalent worldwide and frequently co-occur. Vitamin D has long been known to be an essential part of bone metabolism, although recent evidence suggests that vitamin D plays a key role in the pathophysiology of other diseases, including CVD, as well. In this review, we aim to summarize the most recent data on the involvement of vitamin D deficiency in the development of major cardiovascular risk factors: hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and endothelial dysfunction. In addition, we outline the most recent observational, as well as interventional data on the influence of vitamin D on CVD. Since it is still an unresolved issue whether vitamin D deficiency is causally involved in the pathogenesis of CVD, data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs designed to assess the impact of vitamin D supplementation on cardiovascular outcomes are awaited with anticipation. At present, we can only conclude that vitamin D deficiency is an independent cardiovascular risk factor, but whether vitamin D supplementation can significantly improve cardiovascular outcomes is still largely unknown.

  15. [Iodine deficiency in cardiovascular diseases].

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    Molnár, I; Magyari, M; Stief, L

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    The thyroid hormone deficiency on cardiovascular function can be characterized with decreased myocardial contractility and increased peripheral vascular resistance as well as with the changes in lipid metabolism. 42 patients with cardiovascular disease (mean age 65 +/- 13 yr, 16 males) were investigated if iodine insufficiency can play a role as a risk factor for the cardiovascular diseases. The patients were divided in 5 subgroups on the ground of the presence of hypertension, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, coronary disfunction and arrhythmia. Urine iodine concentration (5.29 +/- 4.52 micrograms/dl) was detected with Sandell-Kolthoff colorimetric reaction. The most decreased urine iodine concentration was detected in the subgroups with arrhythmia and congestive heart failure (4.7 +/- 4.94 micrograms/dl and 4.9 +/- 4.81 micrograms/dl, respectively). An elevated TSH level was found by 3 patients (5.3 +/- 1.4 mlU/l). An elevation in lipid metabolism (cholesterol, triglyceride) associated with all subgroups without arrhythmia. In conclusion, the occurrence of iodine deficiency in cardiovascular disease is frequent. Iodine supplementation might prevent the worsing effect of iodine deficiency on cardiovascular disease.

  16. Cardiovascular rehabilitation. Results in the cardiology service. Rehabilitación cardiovascular. Resultados en el servicio de cardiología.

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    Teresa Rodríguez Rodríguez

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    factores de riesgo que comprenden el patrón lipídico, la glicemia, el sobrepeso y algunos descritos más recientemente como el fibrinógeno y los factores de la coagulación. Objetivo: Analizar y comparar los efectos de un complejo de ejercicios en los pacientes incluidos en la rehabilitación cardiovascular. Métodos: Estudio de tipo antes y después del total (30 pacientes incluidos en el programa de rehabilitación cardiovascular durante 4 meses en el Hospital Universitario ¨Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima¨ de Cienfuegos. Resultados: Del total de pacientes 25 son masculinos (83.3 %, los diagnósticos fueron: infarto agudo del miocardio, hipertensión arterial con angina, revascularización miocárdica y angina estable. De forma altamente significativa p < 0,0001 varió el doble producto al final del trote y los parámetros ergométricos: carga máxima alcanzada y tolerada y el tiempo total de ejercicio. De forma significativa p < 0,001 varió el doble producto de la prueba ergométrica y las unidades del metabolismo basal. Conclusiones: Por los cambios clínicos, ergométricos y psicológicos evaluados a estos pacientes los podemos considerar rehabilitados integralmente con este complejo de ejercicios.

  17. System of psycho-therapeutics influences in patients admitted to hospital with cardiovascular diseases. Sistema de influencias psicoterapéuticas en pacientes con afecciones cardiovasculares hospitalizados.

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    Teresa Rodríguez Rodríguez

    >Objetivo : Evaluar la efectividad de un sistema de influencias psicoterapéuticas en pacientes con problemas cardiovasculares. Métodos : Estudio de intervención con diseño cuasi experimental en pacientes con urgencias cardiovasculares hospitalizados en la Unidad de Cuidados Integrales del Corazón, del Hospital ¨Dr.Gustavo Aldereguía Lima¨ de Cienfuegos, en el periodo comprendido entre el 1 de junio de 2002 y el 1 de junio de 2003, a los que se le aplicó tratamiento relajante, estimulante y adormecedor. Se evaluaron las modificaciones de parámetros psicológicos y fisiológicos después de ser tratados con estas técnicas psicológicas. Resultados: Los diagnósticos cardiovasculares de infarto agudo del miocardio y angina fueron las principales causas de ingreso. Las variaciones de las frecuencias respiratoria y cardiaca así como la tensión arterial tendieron a mantenerse, a disminuir, y/o establecerse en parámetros normales. El estado psicológico después de recibido el tratamiento fue favorecido. Conclusiones: Los efectos del sistema de influencias psicológicas fueron beneficiosos tanto desde el punto de vista psicológico como orgánico.

  18. Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in diabetes

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    Spallone, Vincenza; Ziegler, Dan; Freeman, Roy;

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    Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy (CAN) Subcommittee of Toronto Consensus Panel on Diabetic Neuropathy worked to update CAN guidelines, with regard to epidemiology, clinical impact, diagnosis, usefulness of CAN testing, and management. CAN is the impairment of cardiovascular autonomic control...... in the setting of diabetes after exclusion of other causes. The prevalence of confirmed CAN is around 20%, and increases up to 65% with age and diabetes duration. Established risk factors for CAN are glycaemic control in type 1 and a combination of hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity and glycaemic control...... in type 2 diabetes. CAN is a risk marker of mortality and cardiovascular morbidity, and possibly a progression promoter of diabetic nephropathy. Criteria for CAN diagnosis and staging are: 1. one abnormal cardio-vagal test identifies possible or early CAN; 2. at least two abnormal cardio-vagal tests...

  19. Respostas fisiológicas ao exercício agudo em ratos obesos tratados com metformina Physiological responses to intense exercise in obese rats treated with metformin

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    Gustavo Gomes de Araujo

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi investigar as respostas fisiológicas ao exercício agudo em ratos Wistar obesos, tratados com metformina. Os animais receberam injeção subcutânea de glutamato monossódico (4mg/g peso corporal, para indução da obesidade. Os animais foram divididos em 4 grupos, conforme o tratamento recebido: obesos controles (OC; obesos metformina (OM; obesos controles exercitados (OCE e obesos metformina exercitados (OME. Foram analisados, antes e após uma sessão de exercício agudo: glicose sérica (mg/dL, triglicerídeos (g/100g, colesterol total (mg/dL e hematócrito (%. Os valores de glicose sérica e colesterol total foram reduzidos significativamente no grupo controle exercitado (OCE - 68,4 ± 14,7 e 70,8 ± 18,3 em comparação ao grupo controle sedentário (OC - 83,6 ± 12,8 e 91,3 ± 9,6. A administração de metformina isoladamente diminuiu a concentração de glicose de 83,6 ± 12,8 (OC para 70,8 ± 5,9 (OM. Por outro lado, a associação de metformina com exercício aumentou a disponibilidade de triacilgliceróis livres após a atividade (OM - 166,6 ± 11,3, OME - 184,0 ± 4,3. Em conclusão o programa de intervenção utilizado (exercício físico agudo mostrou-se eficiente na homeostasia glicêmica, bem como, nos níveis circulantes de lipídios em ratos obesos tratados com metformina.The purpose of the present study was to investigate the physiological responses to intense exercise in obese Wistar rats treated with metformin. To induce obesity, all animals were infused with monosodic glutamate (4 mg/g of body weight via subcutaneous injection. The rats were divided in 4 groups according to the received treatment: obese control (OC; obese metformin ( OM; obese control exercise (OCE and obese metformin exercise (OME. Before and after one session of intense exercise the following parameters were measured: serum glucose (mg/dl, triglycerides (g/100g, total cholesterol (mg/dl and haematocrit (%. The values of

  20. Laparoscopia no abdome agudo inflamatório de difícil diagnóstico Laparoscopy in inflamatory acute abdomen of difficult diagnosis

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    Antonio Carlos Valezi

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a eficácia do método laparoscópico em casos de abdome agudo inflamatório de difícil avaliação, quanto à acurácia, sensibilidade, especificidade e valores preditivos positivo e negativo. MÉTODO: Foram examinados, prospectivamente, 29 doentes com suspeita clínica de abdome agudo inflamatório, que após exames clínico e complementares não esclarecedores, foram submetidos à laparoscopia diagnóstica e/ou terapêutica. RESULTADOS: A precisão diagnóstica do exame foi de 96,5%. Com relação à terapêutica, 58,6 % dos doentes foram tratados por laparoscopia, 34,4% clinicamente e 6,8 % por laparotomia. A taxa de complicação foi de 10,3%, com ausência de mortalidade nesta série. Os doentes submetidos ao tratamento laparoscópico, tiveram alta hospitalar em média 36 horas após o procedimento. CONCLUSÕES: A laparoscopia mostrou-se um método de elevada acurácia diagnóstica, que permitiu manejo terapêutico satisfatório, associado à baixa morbidez e à recuperação pós-operatória precoce.OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to analize the efficacy of laparoscopy in cases of acute inflamatory abdomen of difficult diagnosis, according to accuracy, sensitivity, specificity and negative and positive predictive values. METHODS: The authors studied, prospectively, 29 patients with clinical suspicion of inflamatory acute abdomen, that, after inconclusive clinical and complemental investigations were submitted to diagnostic and / or therapeutic laparoscopy. RESULTS: In 96,5 % of the patients the procedure confirmed the diagnosis; 58,6 % of the patients were treated by laparoscopy, 6,8% by laparotomy and 34,4% received clinical treatment. The complication rate was 10,3 %, with no mortality in this study. Patients treated by laparoscopy were discharged from hospital in 36 hours after the procedure. CONCLUSIONS: Laparoscopy proved to be a good diagnostic and therapeutic method in acute

  1. Paniculitis mesentérica como causa poco frecuente de dolor abdominal agudo Mesenteric panniculitis as a rare cause of acute abdominal pain

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    María Luiza Fatahi Bandpey

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La paniculitis mesentérica es un proceso inflamatorio poco habitual que afecta al tejido graso del mesenterio y, con menor frecuencia, al mesocolon o al retroperitoneo. Puede cursar con dolor abdominal, diarrea, pérdida de peso o masa palpable, y rara vez se presenta con un cuadro de dolor abdominal agudo. En la mayoría de los casos es asintomática. La etiología es desconocida, aunque se han descrito como posibles agentes causales la isquemia, la infección, el traumatismo abdominal, los antecedentes quirúrgicos y los procesos autoinmunes. También se ha planteado su asociación con determinados fármacos, procesos inflamatorios idiopáticos y neoplasias. La tomografía computada (TC es la técnica de imagen de elección para su diagnóstico y los hallazgos pueden variar desde el incremento de la atenuación en el mesenterio hasta la presencia de una masa sólida en relación con el componente tisular predominante (grasa, tejido inflamatorio o fibrosis. Presentamos 3 pacientes que acudieron al Servicio de Urgencias con dolor abdominal agudo y cuyo diagnóstico final fue paniculitis mesentérica como causa del cuadro.Mesenteric panniculitis is an unusual inflammatory disorder involving the adipose tissue of the mesentery and, less frequently, the mesocolon and the retroperitoneum. Patients may present with abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss or abdominal mass, and only rarely with symptoms of acute abdominal pain. In most cases, it is asymptomatic. Although the etiology of mesenteric panniculitis is unknown, ischemia, infection, abdominal trauma, previous abdominal surgery, and autoimmune disorders have been reported as possible causative agents. It has also been suggested its association with certain drugs, idiopathic inflammatory processes, and malignancy. Computed tomography (CT is the gold standard imaging technique for its diagnosis; computed tomography findings may vary from increased attenuation of the mesentery to a solid soft

  2. Trombectomia adjunta em intervenção percutânea primária para infarto agudo do miocárdio

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    François-Pierre Mongeon

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available A intervenção coronariana percutânea (ICP primária tem se tornado a estratégia favorita para reperfusão em infarto agudo do miocárdio com elevação do segmento ST (STEMI. Um grau mais baixo de perfusão miocárdica pós-ICP, no-reflow e até trombose de stent farmacológico tem sido relacionados à presença de trombo intracoronário. A trombectomia adjunta refere-se a procedimentos e dispositivos que removem o material trombótico da artéria associada ao infarto, em teoria, antes que a embolização distal possa ocorrer. Há significante variabilidade entre estudos controlados randomizados de trombectomia em ICP primária em relação aos dispositivos testados, características dos procedimentos, terapia médica adjuvante e desfechos analisados. Em geral, melhoras nos endpoints de perfusão miocárdica não são traduzidas em reduções nos desfechos clínicos. Ainda assim, um número crescente de estudos com maior tempo de seguimento relatou benefícios tardios após o infarto do miocárdio inicial. Cateteres de aspiração simples também podem produzir melhores desfechos do que dispositivos que fragmentam o trombo antes de aspirar os resíduos. As variáveis clínicas ou angiográficas que melhor predizem os benefícios do uso da trombectomia ainda precisam ser definidas. O objetivo dessa revisão é dar uma perspectiva sobre as conclusões de estudos disponíveis e meta-análises de trombectomia adjunta em infarto agudo do miocárdio. Também são discutidos os objetivos para futuros estudos.

  3. Porfiria aguda intermitente, um importante e raro diagnóstico diferencial de abdômen agudo: relato de caso e revisão da literatura

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    Fernando Rogério Lara Ferreira

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available As porfirias são distúrbios metabólicos relacionados à disfunção enzimática da cadeia de biossíntese do heme, componente fundamental para formação de diversas moléculas. Tal defeito ocasiona um acúmulo de precursores (porfirinas nocivos ao organismo. As porfirias se manifestam de maneira heterogênea através de sintomas neuroviscerais, cutâneos ou ambos, geralmente durante episódio de agudização denominado crise porfírica após a exposição a algum fator precipitante. No presente artigo é relatado caso de crise porfírica inicialmente diagnosticado como abdômen agudo e tratado com laparotomia exploradora inconclusiva, seguido de revisão de literatura. Durante o pós operatório o quadro evoluiu com sinais neurológicos de tetraparesia, tetraplegia e desconforto respiratório que sugeriam o diagnóstico de síndrome de Guillain-Barré, hipótese afastada após análise do líquor que não mostrou dissociação albumino-citológica. Admitida em unidade de terapia intensiva, dado o quadro neurológico e a necessidade de suporte ventilatório, apresentou colúria e crises convulsivas sendo feita a hipótese de crise porfírica, confirmada com a dosagem de porfirinas na urina de 24 horas. Iniciado o tratamento de suporte, porém, sem o uso de derivados do heme devido a indisponibilidade, a paciente evoluiu com infecção hospitalar, disfunção orgânica e óbito. A porfiria deve ser levada em consideração nos casos agudos de dor abdominal de causa desconhecida, associada a sinais neurológicos como paresias, distúrbios hidroeletrolíticos e psiquiátricos, especialmente em pacientes com presença de fatores precipitantes, história de crises recorrentes e história familiar positiva para porfiria.

  4. Implementación y resultados de un nuevo programa de ECMO para trasplante de pulmón y distrés respiratorio agudo

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    Eduardo San Roman

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Objetivo: El desarrollo de la membrana de oxigenación extracorpórea en América Latina representa un desafío para la especialidad. El objetivo de este artículo fue describir los resultados de un nuevo programa de membrana de oxigenación extracorpórea en una unidad de cuidados intensivos. Métodos: Estudio de cohorte retrospectivo. Incluye 22 pacientes que requirieron membrana de oxigenación extracorpórea desde Enero de 2011 hasta Junio de 2014. Se evaluaron características basales, indicaciones, duración de la corrida, días de ventilación mecánica, días de unidad de cuidados intensivos, complicaciones y mortalidad hospitalaria. Resultados: Quince pacientes requirieron membrana de oxigenación extracorpórea post-trasplante pulmonar y 7 pacientes por distrés respiratorio agudo. Todos los pacientes trasplantados fueron destetados de membrana de oxigenación extracorpórea, con una duración mediana de 3 días (Rango intercuantil - IQR: 2 - 5, de ventilación mecánica 15,5 días (IQR: 3 - 35, de estadía unidad de cuidados intensivos 31,5 días (IQR: 19 - 53 y de estadía hospitalaria 60 días (IQR: 36 - 89, con una mortalidad de 20%. Los pacientes con distrés respiratorio agudo tuvieron una mediana de duración de membrana de oxigenación extracorpórea de 9 días (IQR: 3 - 14, mediana de ventilación mecánica 25 días (IQR: 13 - 37, de estadía en terapia 31 días (IQR: 11 - 38, y hospitalaria 32 días (IQR: 11 - 41, y 57% de mortalidad. Las principales complicaciones fueron infecciones (80%, insuficiencia renal aguda (43%, sangrados en sitio quirúrgico y de inserción de cánulas (22%, plaquetopenia (60% y coagulopatía (30%. Conclusión: A pesar de encontrarnos transitando una curva de aprendizaje, consideramos la experiencia satisfactoria, con resultados y complicaciones comparables a las reportadas en la literatura.

  5. Circunferência abdominal como preditor de evolução em 30 dias na síndrome coronariana aguda Circunferencia abdominal como predictor de evolución en 30 días en el Síndrome Coronario Agudo Abdominal circumference as a predictor of 30-day outcome in acute coronary syndrome

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    Priscilla Azambuja Lopes de Souza

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A circunferência abdominal (CA é a medida que mais se correlaciona com os fatores de risco e morte por doença cardiovascular. Entretanto, o impacto da obesidade no prognóstico de pacientes com doenças cardiovasculares permanece controverso e requer maiores esclarecimentos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a CA como preditor de evolução em 30 dias em pacientes que internaram com síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA, em hospital de referência no tratamento de doenças cardiovasculares. MÉTODOS: Coorte contemporânea com 267 pacientes que internaram por SCA e que foram seguidos por 30 dias após a alta levando em consideração os eventos cardiovasculares maiores - MACE - (óbito, reinfarto, reinternação para procedimentos de revascularização. Nas primeiras 24 horas da admissão, os pacientes responderam a um questionário e posteriormente tiveram a CA mensurada. A análise estatística foi realizada com SPSS 17.0, utilizando o teste do Qui-quadrado para variáveis categóricas e o teste t de Student para as variáveis numéricas, com o nível de significância de p FUNDAMENTO: La circunferencia abdominal (CA es la medición que se correlaciona con los factores de riesgo y la muerte por enfermedad cardiovascular. Sin embargo, el impacto de la obesidad en el pronóstico de los pacientes con enfermedades cardiovasculares sigue siendo controvertido y requiere una mayor clarificación. OBJETIVO: Evaluar la CA como un predictor de evolución en 30 días en pacientes que fueron hospitalizados con síndrome coronario agudo (SCA, en un hospital de referencia para el tratamiento de las enfermedades cardiovasculares. MÉTODOS: Cohorte contemporánea con 267 pacientes que fueron hospitalizados por SCA y que fueron seguidos durante 30 días después del alta, teniendo en cuenta los eventos cardiovasculares mayores - MACE - (muerte, reinfarto, rehospitalización por procedimientos de revascularización. En las primeras 24 horas del ingreso, los pacientes

  6. Eventos cardiovasculares en una población cerrada. Seguimiento a 10 años

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    Leandro M. Goldstraj

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available IntroducciónEn estudios epidemiológicos previos se observó que poblaciones con igual riesgo por suma de factores clásicos poseían una incidencia y tipos de expresión de enfermedades cardiovasculares diferentes.ObjetivoDeterminar la incidencia de MACE, compuesta por infarto agudo de miocardio, angina inestable, accidente cerebrovascular, angioplastia transluminal coronaria, cirugía de revascularización miocárdica o muerte cardiovascular, y su asociación con los factores de riesgo en una población cerrada. Material y métodosEl presente es un estudio de cohorte prospectivo en el que fueron relevados hombres, de profesión policías, durante el año 1997. Luego se ingresaron en la base de datos hospitalaria aquellos que presentaron eventos en los 10 años posteriores. Se empleó la prueba de la t de Student para variables cuantitativas y regresión logística para las cualitativas. ResultadosSe incluyeron 2.379 personas de sexo masculino. La edad promedio fue de 39,5 ± 9,25 años. La prevalencia de factores de riesgo conocidos por las personas fue: HTA 11,1%, dislipidemia 20,3%, diabetes 2,4%, tabaquismo 43,3%. Noventa pacientes presentaron algún tipo de MACE. El odds ratio para diabetes fue 4,54 (IC 95% 2,1-9,81, HTA 2,3 (IC 95% 1,38-3,85, dislipidemia 2,74 (IC 95% 1,77-4,25 y para tabaquismo 1,48 (IC 95% 0,97-2,28. La edad, el LDL, el fibrinógeno y las horas trabajo diarias mostraron asociaciones significativas. El área bajo la curva ROC del puntaje de Framingham fue de 0,72 y para el puntaje europeo fue de 0,71. ConclusiónLos factores de riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular clásicos tuvieron una importancia similar a los ya comunicados por los estudios epidemiológicos; es importante destacar algunos no clásicos como el fibrinógeno. Los puntajes de riesgo fueron predictores regulares en esta población. Las características especiales de la población analizada permiten la ejecución de programas de prevención acordes.

  7. Comparative cardiovascular safety of dementia medications

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    Fosbøl, Emil L; Peterson, Eric D; Holm, Ellen;

    2012-01-01

    To compare the cardiovascular safety of currently marketed dementia medications in new users in the United States and Denmark.......To compare the cardiovascular safety of currently marketed dementia medications in new users in the United States and Denmark....

  8. Down Syndrome: A Cardiovascular Perspective

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    Vis, J. C.; Duffels, M. G. J.; Winter, M. M.; Weijerman, M. E.; Cobben, J. M.; Huisman, S. A.; Mulder, B. J. M.

    2009-01-01

    This review focuses on the heart and vascular system in patients with Down syndrome. A clear knowledge on the wide spectrum of various abnormalities associated with this syndrome is essential for skillful management of cardiac problems in patients with Down syndrome. Epidemiology of congenital heart defects, cardiovascular aspects and…

  9. Iron deficiency and cardiovascular disease

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    von Haehling, Stephan; Jankowska, Ewa A.; van Veldhuisen, Dirk J.; Ponikowski, Piotr; Anker, Stefan D.

    2015-01-01

    Iron deficiency affects up to one-third of the world's population, and is particularly common in elderly individuals and those with certain chronic diseases. Iron excess can be detrimental in cardiovascular illness, and research has now also brought anaemia and iron deficiency into the focus of card

  10. Cardiovascular risk factors in men

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    Gyllenborg, J; Rasmussen, S L; Borch-Johnsen, Knut;

    2001-01-01

    Males have higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than premenopausal females. Gonadal steroids are probably involved in the gender difference in CVD, but previous results have been conflicting. We investigated the associations between CVD risk factors and sex hormones in a cross...

  11. Seasonality of cardiovascular risk factors

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    Marti-Soler, Helena; Gubelmann, Cédric; Aeschbacher, Stefanie;

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To assess the seasonality of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) in a large set of population-based studies. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from 24 population-based studies from 15 countries, with a total sample size of 237 979 subjects. CVRFs included Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist...

  12. Cardiovascular physiology at high altitude.

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    Hooper, T; Mellor, A

    2011-03-01

    The role of the cardiovascular system is to deliver oxygenated blood to the tissues and remove metabolic effluent. It is clear that this complex system will have to adapt to maintain oxygen deliver in the profound hypoxia of high altitude. The literature on the adaptation of both the systemic and pulmonary circulations to high altitude is reviewed.

  13. Laser therapy in cardiovascular disease

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    Rindge, David

    2009-02-01

    Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide. It is broadly defined to include anything which adversely affects the heart or blood vessels. One-third of Americans have one or more forms of it. By one estimate, average human life expectancy would increase by seven years if it were eliminated. The mainstream medical model seeks mostly to "manage" cardiovascular disease with pharmaceuticals or to surgically bypass or reopen blocked vessels via angioplasty. These methods have proven highly useful and saved countless lives. Yet drug therapy may be costly and ongoing, and it carries the risk of side effects while often doing little or nothing to improve underlying health concerns. Similarly, angioplasty or surgery are invasive methods which entail risk. Laser therapy1 regenerates tissue, stimulates biological function, reduces inflammation and alleviates pain. Its efficacy and safety have been increasingly well documented in cardiovascular disease of many kinds. In this article we will explore the effects of laser therapy in angina, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, myocardial infarction, stroke and other conditions. The clinical application of various methods of laser therapy, including laserpuncture and transcutaneous, supravascular and intravenous irradiation of blood will be discussed. Implementing laser therapy in the treatment of cardiovascular disease offers the possibility of increasing the health and wellbeing of patients while reducing the costs and enhancing safety of medical care.

  14. Serotonin receptors as cardiovascular targets

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    C.M. Villalón (Carlos); P.A.M. de Vries (Peter); P.R. Saxena (Pramod Ranjan)

    1997-01-01

    textabstractSerotonin exerts complex effects in the cardiovascular system, including hypotension or hypertension, vasodilatation or vasoconstriction, and/or bradycardia or tachycardia; the eventual response depends primarily on the nature of the 5-HT receptors involved. In the light of current 5-HT

  15. Epac and the cardiovascular system

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    Schmidt, Martina; Sand, Carsten; Jakobs, Karl H.; Michel, Martin C.; Weernink, Paschal A. Oude

    2007-01-01

    Exchange protein activated by cyclic AMP (Epac) - a cyclic AMP-activated guanine nucleotide exchange factor for Ras-like GTPases - has emerged as a novel mediator of pivotal processes in the cardiovascular system, including cellular calcium handling, hypertrophy, integrin-mediated cell adhesion, est

  16. Hedgehog morphogen in cardiovascular disease

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    Bijlsma, Maarten F.; Peppelenbosch, Maikel P.; Spek, C. Arnold

    2006-01-01

    In this review, we focus on the basic biology of the important developmental Hedgehog ( Hh) protein family, its general function in development, pathway mechanisms, and gene discovery and nomenclature. Hh function in cardiovascular development and recent findings concerning Hh signaling in ischemia

  17. Women's cardiovascular health in Africa.

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    Mocumbi, Ana Olga; Sliwa, Karen

    2012-03-01

    The predominant pattern of cardiovascular diseases in sub-Saharan Africa is that of poverty-related conditions (rheumatic heart valve disease, untreated congenital heart disease, tuberculous pericarditis) and diseases of unclear aetiology with a higher prevalence in this part of the world (peripartum cardiomyopathy, endomyocardial fibrosis). However, the prevalence of the traditional risk factors for cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and marked obesity is high in a number of sub-Saharan settings, although they vary considerably among countries, urban/rural locations and specific subpopulations. In urban settings, hypertensive heart disease with systolic and diastolic function contributes substantially to morbidity. Awareness of the general public and health workers about the burden of cardiovascular diseases in women must be increased, and risk factor control programmes must be included in the health research agenda on the African continent. Improvement in health services with coordination of maternal health services and non-communicable diseases is also needed. This review focuses on the current knowledge of cardiovascular healthcare of women in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly their propensity for various forms of heart disease, access to healthcare, treatment received within the respective healthcare system, response to therapy and mortality. It highlights the gaps in knowledge and the paucity of data in most of these aspects. PMID:22350029

  18. Edema agudo pulmonar associado à obstrução das vias aéreas: relato de caso Edema agudo pulmonar asociado a la obstrucción de las vías aéreas: relato de caso Acute pulmonary edema associated with obstruction of the airways: case report

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    Flora Margarida Barra Bisinotto

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O edema pulmonar por pressão negativa tem sido definido como edema não-cardiogênico, com transudação de líquido para o interstício pulmonar, por aumento na pressão negativa intratorácica, ocasionado pela obstrução das vias aéreas superiores. Descreveu-se o caso de paciente hígida, submetida à anestesia geral, que apresentou edema agudo pulmonar após a extubação traqueal. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente de 23 anos, sexo feminino, estado físico ASA II, submetida à anestesia geral para videolaparoscopia ginecológica. O procedimento durou 3 horas, sem intercorrências. Após a extubação, a paciente apresentou laringoespasmo e diminuição da saturação de oxigênio. Houve melhora após colocação de cânula oral e administração de oxigênio, sob pressão positiva, com máscara facial. Estabilizado o quadro, foi encaminhada à sala de recuperação pós-anestésica, onde, logo após a admissão, apresentou edema agudo de pulmão com eliminação de secreção serossanguinolenta. O tratamento constou de elevação do dorso, oxigênio sob máscara, furosemida e restrição hídrica. A radiografia torácica mostrou imagem compatível com edema agudo pulmonar e área cardíaca normal. O eletrocardiograma (ECG, ecocardiografia e enzimas cardíacas estavam normais. A paciente apresentou boa evolução, recebendo alta hospitalar no dia seguinte, assintomática. CONCLUSÕES: O edema agudo de pulmão associado à obstrução das vias aéreas superiores é condição clínica que pode agravar procedimentos cirúrgicos de baixa morbidade e que aparece sobretudo em pacientes jovens. O tratamento deve ser instituído precocemente, pois a resolução também é rápida e, na maioria das vezes, sem seqüelas.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El edema pulmonar por presión negativa ha sido definido como edema no cardiogénico, con transudación de líquido para el intersticio pulmonar, por aumento en la presión negativa

  19. Sex steroids and cardiovascular disease

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    Bu Beng Yeap

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available As men grow older, testosterone (T levels decline and the significance of this change is debated. The evidence supporting a causal role for lower circulating T, or its metabolites dihydrotestosterone (DHT and estradiol, in the genesis of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD in men is limited. Observational studies associate low baseline T levels with carotid atherosclerosis, aortic and peripheral vascular disease, and with the incidence of cardiovascular events and mortality. Studies using mass spectrometry suggest that when total T is assayed optimally, calculation of free T might not necessarily improve risk stratification. There is limited evidence to support an association of estradiol with CVD. Interventional studies of T therapy in men with coronary artery disease have shown beneficial effects on exercise-induced myocardial ischemia. However, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trials (RCTs of T therapy in men with the prespecified outcomes of cardiovascular events or deaths are lacking. Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials of T published up to 2010 found no increase in cardiovascular events, mortality, or prostate cancer with therapy. Recently, in a trial of older men with mobility limitations, men randomized to receive a substantial dose of T reported cardiovascular adverse effects. This phenomenon was not reported from a comparable trial where men received a more conservative dose of T, suggesting a prudent approach should be adopted when considering therapy in frail older men with existing CVD. Adequately powered RCTs of T in middle-aged and older men are needed to clarify whether or not hormonal intervention would reduce the incidence of CVD.

  20. Cardiovascular Reactivity and its Association with the Risk of Cardiovascular Morbidity

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    Milagros Lisset León Regal

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    Full Text Available Background: there are no studies that confirm the association between cardiovascular hyperreactivity and the risk of cardiovascular morbidity. Objective: to determine the association between cardiovascular hyperreactivity and the risk of cardiovascular morbidity in normotensive individuals. Methods: a cross-sectional, correlational study was conducted. The universe consisted of the population aged 15 to 74 years in Cienfuegos municipality; the sample included 644 people. The variables were: sex, skin color, age, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, fasting blood glucose, smoking, baseline systolic blood pressure, cardiovascular reactivity, and risk of cardiovascular morbidity. The risk of cardiovascular morbidity was calculated by applying the Framingham Risk Functions. The Pearson’s Chi-square test and the prevalence ratio were used with a 95 % confidence interval. The direction of the relationship between cardiovascular reactivity, age, and systolic blood pressure was analyzed considering the Eta value. Results: the prevalence of cardiovascular hyperreactivity was higher among people aged 65 to 74 years and males. A higher risk of cardiovascular morbidity was observed in cardiovascular hyperreactive individuals. There is an association between non-optimal systolic blood pressure, increasing age, and high risk of cardiovascular morbidity in cardiovascular hyperreactive people. Conclusions: the risk of cardiovascular morbidity is higher in cardiovascular hyperreactive individuals than in normoreactive people. Age and systolic blood pressure showed greater association with high risk of cardiovascular morbidity.

  1. Modelos experimentales de enfermedad cardiovascular Experimental models of cardiovascular disease

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    A. Gil Hernández

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo describe los modelos experimentales de utilidad clínica en el estudio de las enfermedades cardiovasculares y hace énfasis en los modelos usados para determinar los mecanismos fisiopatológicos de la aterosclerosis, así como para evaluar los efectos de productos nutricionales y farmacológicos sobre el desarrollo de este proceso inflamatorio complejo común a muchas enfermedades cardiovasculares. Se revisan los modelos animales en los que se puede inducir aterosclerosis por cambios en la composición de la dieta y los modelos animales en los que la alteración de uno o más genes (animales knock-out y knock-in, o la incorporación de genes foráneos de otras especies, da lugar a la aparición de hiperlipidemia con riesgo asociado de aparición de enfermedad cardiovascular temprana. Por otra parte, se consideran algunas de las líneas celulares más utilizadas en el estudio de los mecanismos moleculares de la aterogénesis y de evaluación de sustancias con interés nutricional o farmacológico.The present work describes clinically useful experimental models for the study of cardiovascular disease and emphasites the models used to determine the pathophysiologic mechanisms of atherosclerosis, as well as to evaluate the effects of nutritional and pharmacological products on the development of this complex inflammatory process present in many cardiovascular diseases. Animal models in which ahterosclerosis may be induced by dietary changes are reviewed, as well as those in which modification in one or more genes (knock-out and knock-in animals, or the incorporation of foreign genes from other species lead to early cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, some of the cell lines most frequently used in studying molecular mechanisms of atherosclerosis and assessment of substances with nutritional or pharmacological interest are considered.

  2. [Secondary nephrotic syndrome due to cardiovascular disease].

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    Hirayama, Tomoya; Takahashi, Fumihiko; Kikuchi, Kenjiro

    2004-10-01

    Cardiovascular diseases ralely evoke nephrotic syndrome. Especially hypertensive renal disease (nephroscrelosis) and renovascular hypertension occasionally may lead to nephrotic syndrome. We reported a case of nephrotic syndrome with renovascular hypertension successfully treated with candesartan. In eldery patients cardiovascular diseases are appeared. It is very important for clinicians to detect the mechanism of nephrotic syndrome caused by cardiovascular diseases. PMID:15500142

  3. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Marfan syndrome

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    Dormand, Helen; Mohiaddin, Raad H

    2013-01-01

    This review provides an overview of Marfan syndrome with an emphasis on cardiovascular complications and cardiovascular imaging. Both pre- and post-operative imaging is addressed with an explanation of surgical management. All relevant imaging modalities are discussed with a particular focus on cardiovascular MR.

  4. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in systemic hypertension

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    Maceira Alicia M; Mohiaddin Raad H

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Systemic hypertension is a highly prevalent potentially modifiable cardiovascular risk factor. Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis of underlying causes for hypertension, in assessing cardiovascular complications of hypertension, and in understanding the pathophysiology of the disease process. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) provides accurate and reproducible measures of ventricular volumes, mass, function and haemodynamics as well as uniquely allowing tissue char...

  5. Mortality of mothers from cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular causes following pregnancy complications in first delivery

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    Lykke, Jacob Alexander; Langhoff-Roos, Jens; Lockwood, Charles J;

    2010-01-01

    The combined effects of preterm delivery, small-for-gestational-age offspring, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, placental abruption and stillbirth on early maternal death from cardiovascular causes have not previously been described in a large cohort. We investigated the effects of pregnancy...... cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular causes following preterm delivery, small-for-gestational-age offspring and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. We found that preterm delivery and small-for-gestational-age were both associated with subsequent death of mothers from cardiovascular and non...... cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular causes, while hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are markers of early death of mothers from cardiovascular causes....

  6. Exploración neuropsicológica en un caso de sufrimiento fetal agudo: diagnóstico e intervención

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    David Molina González

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se muestran los resultados del proceso de corrección de una niña de edad escolar que presento sufrimiento fetal agudo a los 6 meses de gestación. Se describe el proceso de evaluación y la interpretación de los resultados a la luz de la teoría neuropsicológica de Luria y la psicología histórico-cultural de Vigotsky. Se presenta la propuesta de un programa de corrección neuropsicológica, el cual tiene como objetivo lograr un mejor funcionamiento de los mecanismos de regulación y control y de análisis y síntesis espacial simultanea. Finalmente, se exponen y contrastan los resultados de la evaluación aplicada después del programa de corrección con el estado inicial de la menor.

  7. Hemoperitoneo agudo espontáneo por ruptura de várices intraabdominales en un paciente con cirrosis hepática

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    Maikel Vargas- Sanabria

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente con antecedente de etilismo crónico e historia de muerte súbita. Al realizarse la autopsia medicolegal se encontró un hemoperitoneo, várices gastroesplénicas rotas y cirrosis hepática. El hemoperitoneo agudo espontáneo secundario a ruptura de várices intraabdominales en pacientes portadores de cirrosis hepática, cuya primera manifestación clínica es la muerte, constituye un caso extremadamente raro y por tanto de difícil indagación médica.We present the case of an alcoholic patient who died suddenly. The medicolegal autopsy found a massive hemoperitoneum and hepatic cirrhosis. Acute spontaneous hemoperitoneum secondary to intraabdominal variceal rupture in patients with hepatic cirrhosis whose first clinical manifestation is sudden death, is an extremely rare condition and therefore difficult from the medical point of view.

  8. Dor torácica no infarto agudo do miocárdio entre pacientes diabéticos e não diabéticos

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    Crislaine Padilha Paim

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Considerando-se que pacientes diabéticos acometidos de Infarto Agudo do Miocárdio (IAM podem, ou não, apresentar dor torácica, objetivou-se neste estudo comparar a presença e intensidade de dor torácica no IAM entre pacientes diabéticos e não diabéticos. Realizou-se um estudo transversal, que incluiu pacientes com IAM, idade ≥18 anos, ambos os sexos. Utilizou-se uma escala numérica verbal para avaliar a presença e a intensidade da dor.Foram incluídos 88 pacientes no estudo, dentre os quais 77 (87,5% não diabéticos e 11 (12,5% diabéticos. A dor esteve presente em 11 (100% dos diabéticos e 76 (98,7% dos não diabéticos. A intensidade da dor nos diabéticos foi de 8,91 versus 8,23 nos não diabéticos. O estudo mostrou semelhança na presença e intensidade da dor torácica entre pacientes diabéticos e não diabéticos acometidos de IAM.

  9. Acute Myocardial Infarction in Puerperium Stage. A Case Presentation Infarto agudo del miocardio en el puerperio . Presentación de un caso

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    Israel Sotolongo Castro

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    A 38 year-old hypertensive, smoker female patient was presented. She suferred from an acute myocardial infarction in the mediate puerperium stage of an normal deliver. She was assisted in the Heart intensive care unit taking into consideration the basic care principles for this kind of patient. The infarct was diagnosed due to the clinical picture, and the electrographic alterations as well as the enzimatic alterations. The case is presented because it is a low frequency complication and it is not too much registered in the the medical literature revised.

    Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 38 años de edad, con antecedentes de padecer de hipertensión y ser fumadora, a la que se le presenta un infarto agudo del miocardio en el puerperio mediato de un parto eutócico. Fue atendida en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Coronarios respetando los principios de los cuidados básicos para estas pacientes. Se diagnosticó el infarto por el cuadro clínico, las alteraciones electrocardiográficas y enzimáticas. Se presenta el caso por ser una complicación poco frecuente y no muy reportada en la literatura revisada.

  10. ANÁLISIS COMPARATIVO DE LOS EFECTOS AGUDOS DE SESIONES DE ENTRENAMIENTO DE FUERZA CON CARGAS DEL 90 Y 30% 1 RM.

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    Jorge Dopico Calvo

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    Full Text Available En una medición inicial (Pretest se obtuvo la 1RM de 23 sujetos masculinos en el ejercicio press banca, así como la potencia y fuerza media aplicada al 90 y 30% de 1RM (PMED90, FMED90, PMED30, FMED 30. Posteriormente 11 sujetos (Gr90 llevaron a cabo 2 sesiones de entrenamiento con cargas del 90%, mientras los 12 sujetos restantes (Gr30 lo hacían con cargas del 30%. Inmediatamente finalizada cada una de las sesiones se valoraba nuevamente PMED90, FMED90, PMED30, FMED30. Una semana después de la finalización de los entrenamientos se efectuó un Postest. Los resultados mostraron una mejora estadísticamente significativa del rendimiento de Gr30 al final de cada una de las sesiones de entrenamiento, respecto a Pretest y Postest, con el 90% de 1RM, mientras que Gr90 obtuvo mejoras significativas con el 30% respecto a Pretest, pero no respecto a Postest.
    PALABRAS CLAVE: fuerza, potencia, medición, efecto agudo.

  11. Una experiencia traumática en el 11-M: Intervención aplicada a un cuadro de estrés agudo con reacciones disociadas

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    OLGA FLORES LÓPEZ

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    Full Text Available El trabajo que recoge este artículo expone la historia clínica, evaluación y tratamiento llevado a cabo sobre uno de los afectados directos del suceso acontecido en Madrid el pasado once de marzo. Se trata de un varón de 35 años cuya sintomatología responde a un cuadro de Estrés Agudo en el que destacó la aparición de amnesia disociativa. La intervención incluyó diferentes técnicas a lo largo del proceso terapéutico entre las que figura la aplicación modificada de la Entrevista Cognitiva como herramienta elegida para la recuperación de la información disociada. Los resultados tras 24 sesiones de intervención indicaron una notable mejora de la sintomatología aparecida. Actualmente el paciente se encuentra en seguimiento. Se discuten las implicaciones de la intervención y los resultados de la misma.

  12. Factores de riesgo para infarto agudo de miocardio y prescripción de medicamentos para prevención secundaria

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    Desirée Sáenz-Campos

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: tipificar algunos factores de riesgo coronario presentes en los pacientes que sobreviven a un primer infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM y describir el tratamiento farmacológico prescrito para profilaxis secundaria al egreso hospitalario. Métodos: estudio observacional, transversal y descriptivo, con información extraída del expediente clínico de 50 pacientes atendidos en 3 hospitales nacionales. Resultados: 42 varones y 8 mujeres, edad 63 ± 15 años, peso 67 ± 12 kg, Índice de Masa Corporal= 26.1 ± 2.1 kg/m², 38% hipertensos, 22% diabéticos (n= 8 pacientes con diabetes + hipertensión y 34% fumadores. Colesterol total 191 ± 45.7 mg/dL, colesterol-LDL 112 ± 33.8 mg/dL y colesterol-HDL 39.4 ± 8.26 mg/dL. Todos egresaron con medicamentos: 92% con antitrombóticos (predominó aspirina, 92% con estatinas, 78% con betabloqueador (atenolol o carvedilol, 70% con enalapril o losartán y 48% con nitratos. Conclusiones: este estudio piloto mostró que la enfermedad coronaria tiende a manifestarse desde la etapa de adulto joven, persiste en su mayor afectación a los varones y parecen prevalecer los factores de riesgo coronario modificables. Los antitrombóticos, beta- bloqueadores y las estatinas más frecuentemente prescritos.

  13. Tomografia computadorizada sem contraste intravenoso no abdome agudo: quando e por que usar When and why use unenhanced computed tomography in patients with acute abdomen

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    Edison de Oliveira Freire Filho

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    Full Text Available A tomografia computadorizada sem contraste intravenoso tem sido freqüentemente proposta na avaliação inicial de pacientes com suspeita de abdome agudo, ocupando o espaço de outros métodos diagnósticos. Os autores apresentam uma revisão bibliográfica dos principais aspectos e eficácia da tomografia computadorizada sem contraste intravenoso no diagnóstico de apendicite aguda, cólica nefrética, diverticulite, pancreatite aguda, apendicite epiplóica, pneumoperitônio e obstrução intestinal. Discutem quais as vantagens e limitações desta técnica de exame, bem como seus aspectos práticos.The use of unenhanced computed tomography has been frequently recommended for the initial assessment of patients with clinical suspicion of acute abdomen instead of other diagnostic methods. The authors present a review of the literature on the main aspects, advantages, limitations and efficacy of unenhanced computed tomography for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis, renal colic, diverticulitis, acute pancreatitis, primary epiploic appendicitis, pneumoperitoneum and small bowel obstruction. The advantages and limitations of this technique are also discussed.

  14. Efeito agudo de exercícios de alongamento estático e dinâmico na impulsão vertical de jogadores de futebol

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    Vinicius de Souza Ferreira

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar o efeito agudo dos exercícios de alongamento estático e do alongamento dinâmico na impulsão vertical e amplitude do movimento de 22 jogadores de futebol profissional do sexo masculino. Observou-se que após a intervenção do alongamento dinâmico, o grupo experimental (n=13 apresentou um aumento significativo na impulsão vertical (p=0,002, enquanto que após o alongamento estático, não houve alteração significativa (p=0,343, assim como na condição sem alongamento (p>0,05. Com relação aos níveis de amplitude de movimento (n=13, não houve diferenças significativas no sentar e alcançar (p=0,263 nas três condições analisadas: alongamento estático, dinâmico e controle. Os resultados sugerem que o alongamento dinâmico é o mais indicado para ser realizado antes de atividades que exijam potência muscular, entretanto as intervenções propostas neste estudo não evidenciaram aumento na amplitude de movimento.

  15. EFFECT OF CHIA SEED (SALVIA HISPANICA L.) CONSUMPTION ON CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN HUMANS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.

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    de Souza Ferreira, Cynthia; dd Sousa Fomes, Lucilia de Fátima; da Silva, Gilze Espirito Santo; Rosa, Glorimar

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    Introducción: la chía es una semilla rica en nutrientes tales como proteínas; ácidos grasos omega 3, especialmente ácido alfa-linolénico (ALA); minerales; fibras y antioxidantes. Se han hecho esfuerzos para evaluar si el consumo humano de chía puede reducir los factores de riesgo cardiovascular; sin embargo, no se ha establecido como eficaz y los resultados de los pocos estudios que han examinado la cuestión son incompatibles. Objetivo: sistematizar los hallazgos de los estudios que evaluaron el efecto del consumo de la semilla de chía, ya sea molida o entera, tiene en la prevención/control de los factores de riesgo cardiovascular en los seres humanos. Métodos: se trata de una revisión sistemática de la literatura (SLR), sin metaanálisis. Los artículos escrutados eran identificados en las bases de datos Lilacs electrónicos, Medline (PubMed versión), Cochrane, Scielo, Scopus y Web of Science bajo la palabra clave “dyslipidemia” o “dislipidemia”, “hyperlipidemia” o “hiperlipidemia”, “obesity” o “obesidade”, “salvia” o “salviahispanica”, “Lamiaceae” o “chia”, “hypertension” o “hipertensão”, “hypertrygliceridemia” o “hipertrigliceridemia” y “riscocardiovascular” o “cardiovascularrisk”. Elegimos para nuestra selección artículos en inglés, portugues o español sobre ensayos clínicos en seres humanos publicados en los últimos diez años. Los sesgos de análisis de riesgo se realizaron considerando seis de los ocho criterios del Manual Cochrane para Revisiones Sistemáticas de Intervenciones Versión 5.1. Resultados: siete estudios (n = 200) encajan con los criterios de inclusión. De los ensayos clínicos seleccionados, solo uno no fue aleatorio. Cinco de los estudios fueron experimentos ciegos. Dos de los estudios eran ensayos agudos, ambos asignados al azar. De las intervenciones de semillas de chía, un estudio mostró una disminución significativa de la presión arterial sist

  16. Cardiovascular risk, effectiveness and mortality

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    Juan Gérvas

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    Full Text Available Dice la Ley de Hierro de la Epidemiología que todo el que nace muere. Por ello el fin de la Medicina no es evitar la muerte en sí, sino evitar las muertes, las enfermedades y el sufrimiento médicamente evitables.Al final, todos nuestros pacientes morirán – y nosotros mismos moriremos también, obviamente. “Los cuerpos encuentran una forma de morir” y si la causa no es el hambre ni la deshidratación, ni es congénita, ni infecciosa, ni por lesiones, ni por cáncer, ni por suicidio, tenemos que esperar que sea por ‘causa cardiovascular’, enfermedad pulmonar, insuficiencia renal o hepática, demencia u otras enfermedades degenerativas. Pero de algo tenemos que morir.Morir por causa cardiovascular ni es deshonroso, ni implica defectuosa atención clínica. Que la primera causa de muerte sea la cardiovascular no dice nada respecto a los cuidados clínicos, ni debería asustar.Sin embargo, son evitables muchas muertes de causa cardiovascular. Así, se puede evitar mucha mortalidad cardiovascular disminuyendo la desigualdad social, por ejemplo (con mejor re-distribución de la riqueza, mejor educación y demás. Los médicos saben que los factores adversos psicosociales asociados a la pertenencia a la clase baja responden del 35% del riesgo atribuible a la hipertensión en la incidencia del infarto de miocardio (en otra formulación, que pertenecer a la clase baja multiplica por 2,7 dicho riesgo1.También deberíamos saber que contra las muertes cardiovasculares no hay nada como las políticas de salud pública sobre el tabaquismo (restricciones de lugares en los que fumar, aumento del precio del tabaco, campañas de información, y demás.En lo clínico, las muertes cardiovasculares evitables se deben ver en perspectiva, según lo que se puede lograr2. Así, por 100.000 habitantes y año, el tratamiento con inhibidores de la enzima convertidora de angiotensina (IECA en la insuficiencia cardíaca puede evitar 308 muertes; el consejo m

  17. Nuclear imaging of cardiovascular disease

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    Nuclear imaging methods provide noninvasive indexes of myocardial function, perfusion, and metabolism and are well accepted in clinical cardiology. Advances in prevention and treatment of cardiac disease have resulted in decreasing cardiovascular mortality in industrialized nations. The improvement in therapeutic options has increased the demand for diagnostic tests that might guide clinical decision making. Information beyond the pure anatomic characterization of coronary stenoses is required. Nuclear imaging can be used for early detection and monitoring of the severity and extent of disease. The prognostic potential of such functional testing is being increasingly appreciated and used to guide therapy, thereby resulting in improvement of the quality and cost-effectiveness of the workup of patients with cardiovascular disease. Extensive clinical validation has resulted in growing acceptance of these techniques. Furthermore, ongoing improvement of imaging techniques and development of new radiopharmaceuticals will pave the way for disease-specific, molecular-targeted cardiac imaging in the future. (orig.)

  18. Cheese and cardiovascular disease risk

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    Hjerpsted, Julie Bousgaard; Tholstrup, Tine

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    . The possible mechanisms that may be of importance include calcium, protein, fermentation and the fatty acid composition of cheese. Results from four prospective studies reported no association between cheese intake and CVD risk, whereas one reported an increased risk, two reported a decreased risk and one...... reported no association in men but a decreased risk in women. In addition, results from four intervention studies indicated no harmful effect on cholesterol concentrations when comparing fat intake from cheese with fat from butter. The underlying mechanisms for these findings still need to be elucidated.......Abstract Currently, the effect of dairy products on cardiovascular risk is a topic with much debate and conflicting results. The purpose of this review is to give an overview of the existing literature regarding the effect of cheese intake and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Studies included...

  19. Chiral cardiovascular drugs: an overview.

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    Ranade, Vasant V; Somberg, John C

    2005-01-01

    Stereochemistry in drug molecules is rapidly becoming an important aspect in drug research, design, and development. Recently, individual stereoisomers of drug molecules with asymmetric centers such as fexofenadine, cetirizine, verapamil, fluoxetine, levalbutarol, and amphetamine, for example, have been separated and developed as individual drugs. These stereoisomers have different therapeutic activity, and each isomer has contributed differently with respect to its formulation's pharmacologic activity, side effects, and toxicity. The present overview discusses chirality among a select group of cardiovascular drugs, their stereochemical synthesis/preparation, isolation techniques using chiral chromatography, methods for confirmation of their enantiomeric purity, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics. Chirality has been visualized as an important factor in cardiovascular research. It is also becoming evident in other areas of therapeutics.

  20. Cardiovascular Prevention of Cognitive Decline

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    Jean-Jacques Monsuez

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    Full Text Available Midlife cardiovascular risk factors, including diabetes, hypertension, dyslipemia, and an unhealthy lifestyle, have been linked to subsequent incidence, delay of onset, and progression rate of Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia. Conversely, optimal treatment of cardiovascular risk factors prevents and slows down age-related cognitive disorders. The impact of antihypertensive therapy on cognitive outcome in patients with hypertension was assessed in large trials which demonstrated a reduction in progression of MRI white matter hyperintensities, in cognitive decline and in incidence of dementia. Large-scale database correlated statin use and reduction in the incidence of dementia, mainly in patients with documented atherosclerosis, but clinical trials failed to reach similar conclusions. Whether a multitargeted intervention would substantially improve protection, quality of life, and reduce medical cost expenditures in patients with lower risk profile has not been ascertained. This would require appropriately designed trials targeting large populations and focusing on cognitive decline as a primary outcome endpoint.

  1. Cardiovascular Disease and Thyroid Function

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    Faber, Jens; Selmer, Christian

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    Thyroid function has a profound effect on the heart, and both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality rates are increased in hyperthyroidism. New-onset atrial fibrillation carries a prolonged risk for the development of hyperthyroidism, suggesting altered availability of thyroid hormones at the ce......Thyroid function has a profound effect on the heart, and both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality rates are increased in hyperthyroidism. New-onset atrial fibrillation carries a prolonged risk for the development of hyperthyroidism, suggesting altered availability of thyroid hormones......, a progressively increased risk in people with different levels of reduced TSH to a physiologically 'dose-dependent' effect of thyroid hormones on the heart in overt hyperthyroidism. Heart failure represents an intriguing clinical situation in which triiodothyronine treatment might be beneficial. In conclusion...

  2. Cardiovascular stress of photochemotherapy (PUVA)

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    Ciafone, R.A.; Rhodes, A.R.; Audley, M.; Freedberg, I.M.; Abelmann, W.H.

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    The recently devised therapy for psoriasis and related skin diseases, consisting of long-wave ultraviolet light and oral 8-methoxypsoralen (PUVA), was investigated for its cardiovascular effects. In seventeen patients, long-wave ultraviolet light therapy in a treatment enclosure (mean duration, 19.3 minutes) resulted in ambient temperatures of 39.2 degrees C +/- 2.1 degrees C (SD) and skin temperatures of 38.2 degrees C +/- 1.4 degrees C. In upright subjects, heart rate rose 30.8% to 114.4 +/- 25.2 beats per minute (bpm). Intensive room air conditioning, outside of the treatment enclosure, although significantly lowering skin and ambient temperatures, did not affect the heart rates significantly. PUVA therapy is associated with a definite cardiovascular stress when the box type of therapeutic unit is used. Possible modifications are discussed.

  3. Psychological hardiness predicts cardiovascular health.

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    Bartone, Paul T; Valdes, James J; Sandvik, Asle

    2016-09-01

    Many, but not all people experience diminished health, performance and well-being as a function of exposure to stress. However, the underlying neurophysiological processes which characterize hardy or resilient people are not well understood. This study examines psychological hardiness and several indicators of cardiovascular health, including body mass index (BMI) and blood cholesterol markers in a sample of 338 middle-aged adults enrolled in a national security education program. Hierarchical regression analyses reveal that after controlling for the influence of age and sex, high hardiness is related to higher HDL - high density lipoprotein and less body fat (BMI). Lower hardiness is associated with greater total cholesterol to HDL ratio, a cardiovascular disease risk factor. These results suggest that psychological hardiness confers resilience in part through an influence on cholesterol production and metabolism. PMID:26652199

  4. Disparities in women's cardiovascular health.

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    McSweeney, Jean C; Pettey, Christina M; Souder, Elaine; Rhoads, Sarah

    2011-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women, and disparities affect the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of CVD for women. Biology, genetics, and race contribute to these disparities. Obstetric-gynecologic health care providers routinely encounter women who are at risk for developing CVD and are uniquely positioned as a point of access to intervene to improve/prevent CVD by assessing for risks and discussing healthy lifestyle changes during routine visits.

  5. Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Regeneration

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    Takehara, Naofumi

    2013-01-01

    A great numbers of cardiovascular disease patients all over the world are suffering in the poor outcomes. Under this situation, cardiac regeneration therapy to reorganize the postnatal heart that is defined as a terminal differentiated-organ is a very important theme and mission for human beings. However, the temporary success of several clinical trials using usual cell types with uncertain cell numbers has provided the transient effect of cell therapy to these patients. We therefore should r...

  6. Psychological stress and cardiovascular disease

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    There is an enormous amount of literature on psychological stress and cardiovascular disease. This report reviews conceptual issues in defining stress and then explores the ramifications of stress in terms of the effects of acute versus long-term stressors on cardiac functioning. Examples of acute stressor studies are discussed in terms of disasters (earthquakes) and in the context of experimental stress physiology studies, which offer a more detailed perspective on underlying physiology. Stu...

  7. Perindopril for improving cardiovascular events

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    DiNicolantonio, James; O'Keefe, James

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    James J DiNicolantonio, James H O'Keefe Department of Preventive Cardiology, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO, USAIn a recent review in Vascular Health and Risk Management Wang et al state that “In mainly placebo-controlled cardiovascular (CV)-outcome studies in patients with hypertension, CV benefits with perindopril were associated with large reductions in BP.”1 However, perindopril in the European Trial on Reduction of Cardiac Ev...

  8. Cardiovascular Function in Pulmonary Emphysema

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    Dina Visca; Marina Aiello; Alfredo Chetta

    2013-01-01

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic cardiovascular disease, such as coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and cardiac arrhythmias, have a strong influence on each other, and systemic inflammation has been considered as the main linkage between them. On the other hand, airflow limitation may markedly affect lung mechanics in terms of static and dynamic hyperinflation, especially in pulmonary emphysema, and they can in turn influence cardiac performance as well...

  9. Perindopril for improving cardiovascular events

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    DiNicolantonio JJ; O’Keefe JH

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    James J DiNicolantonio, James H O'Keefe Department of Preventive Cardiology, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO, USAIn a recent review in Vascular Health and Risk Management Wang et al state that “In mainly placebo-controlled cardiovascular (CV)-outcome studies in patients with hypertension, CV benefits with perindopril were associated with large reductions in BP.”1 However, perindopril in the European Trial on Reduction of Cardiac Events With Perind...

  10. Genetic risks for cardiovascular diseases

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    Zafarmand, M. H.

    2008-01-01

    Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), which involves the heart, brain, and peripheral circulation, is a major health problem world-wide. The development of atherosclerosis is a complex process, and several established risk factors are involved. Nevertheless, these established risk factors do not fully explain the occurrence of CVD and further insight is required in factors such as genetic determinants that may identify individuals at risk. In this thesis we worked on the genetic basis...

  11. Repurposing of approved cardiovascular drugs.

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    Ishida, Junichi; Konishi, Masaaki; Ebner, Nicole; Springer, Jochen

    2016-09-20

    Research and development of new drugs requires both long time and high costs, whereas safety and tolerability profiles make the success rate of approval very low. Drug repurposing, applying known drugs and compounds to new indications, has been noted recently as a cost-effective and time-unconsuming way in developing new drugs, because they have already been proven safe in humans. In this review, we discuss drug repurposing of approved cardiovascular drugs, such as aspirin, beta-blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, cardiac glycosides and statins. Regarding anti-tumor activities of these agents, a number of experimental studies have demonstrated promising pleiotropic properties, whereas all clinical trials have not shown expected results. In pathological conditions other than cancer, repurposing of cardiovascular drugs is also expanding. Numerous experimental studies have reported possibilities of drug repurposing in this field and some of them have been tried for new indications ('bench to bedside'), while unexpected results of clinical studies have given hints for drug repurposing and some unknown mechanisms of action have been demonstrated by experimental studies ('bedside to bench'). The future perspective of experimental and clinical studies using cardiovascular drugs are also discussed.

  12. Perindopril for improving cardiovascular events

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    Full Text Available James J DiNicolantonio, James H O'Keefe Department of Preventive Cardiology, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO, USAIn a recent review in Vascular Health and Risk Management Wang et al state that “In mainly placebo-controlled cardiovascular (CV-outcome studies in patients with hypertension, CV benefits with perindopril were associated with large reductions in BP.”1 However, perindopril in the European Trial on Reduction of Cardiac Events With Perindopril in Stable Coronary Artery Disease (EUROPA study significantly reduced major cardiovascular events despite a small reduction (approximately 4 mmHg in systolic blood pressure from baseline.2,3 Additionally, the average baseline blood pressure in the EUROPA was just 137/82 mmHg, and in those without hypertension, perindopril still provided a 20% reduction in the combined endpoint of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and cardiac arrest.4,5 In fact, patients receiving perindopril with a baseline systolic blood pressure of <120 mmHg had the greatest reduction in the primary event.6 View original paper by Wang and colleagues. 

  13. Coffee Consumption and Cardiovascular Health.

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    Chrysant, Steven G

    2015-09-01

    Coffee is the most widely consumed beverage worldwide and is only second to water drinking and is consumed by 83% of adults in the United States. The long-held controversy regarding the association of coffee consumption with an increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and hypertension has been reversed by several recent prospective cohort studies and meta-analyses, which have demonstrated that coffee consumption is not associated with increased incidence of CVDs and hypertension and instead it could have a beneficial effect. To get a better understanding of the effects of coffee consumption on cardiovascular health, a Medline search of the English language literature was conducted from 2010 to early 2015 and 25 pertinent reports with information on the effects of coffee drinking, the incidence of CVDs, and hypertension and its mechanism of action were selected for inclusion in this commentary. These studies have shown either a neutral or beneficial effect of coffee on cardiovascular health. In conclusion, coffee is safe to drink by both normal subjects and by those with preexisting CVDs and hypertension.

  14. Pseudoexfoliation syndrome and cardiovascular diseases

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    Georgios; K; Andrikopoulos; Dimitrios; K; Alexopoulos; Sotirios; P; Gartaganis

    2014-01-01

    Pseudoexfoliation(PEX) syndrome is a well-recognized late-onset disease caused by a generalized fibrillopathy. It is linked to a broad spectrum of ocular complications including glaucoma and perioperative problems during cataract surgery. Apart from the long-known intraocular manifestations, PEX deposits have been found in a variety of extraocular locations and they appear to represent a systemic process associated with increased cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity. However, as published results are inconsistent, the clinical significance of the extraocular PEX deposits remains controversial. Identification of PEX deposits in the heart and the vessel wall, epidemiologic studies, as well as, similarities in pathogenetic mechanisms have led to the hypothesis of a possible relation between fibrillar material and cardiovascular disease. Recent studies suggest that PEX syndrome is frequently linked to impaired heart and blood vessels function. Systemic and ocular blood flow changes, altered parasympathetic vascular control and baroreflex sensitivity, increased vascular resistance and decreased blood flow velocity, arterial endothelial dysfunction, high levels of plasma homocysteine and arterial hypertension have all been demonstrated in PEX subjects. Common features in the pathogenesis of both atherosclerosis and PEX, like oxidative stress and inflammation and a possible higher frequency of abdominal aorta aneurysm in PEX patients, could imply that these grey-white deposits and cardiovascular disorders are related or reflect different manifestations of the same process.

  15. Cardiovascular complications of radiation exposure.

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    Finch, William; Shamsa, Kamran; Lee, Michael S

    2014-01-01

    The cardiovascular sequelae of radiation exposure are an important cause of morbidity and mortality following radiation therapy for cancer, as well as after exposure to radiation after atomic bombs or nuclear accidents. In the United States, most of the data on radiation-induced heart disease (RIHD) come from patients treated with radiation therapy for Hodgkin disease and breast cancer. Additionally, people exposed to radiation from the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, and the Chernobyl, Ukraine, nuclear accident have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The total dose of radiation, as well as the fractionation of the dose, plays an important role in the development of RIHD. All parts of the heart are affected, including the pericardium, vasculature, myocardium, valves, and conduction system. The mechanism of injury is complex, but one major mechanism is injury to endothelium in both the microvasculature and coronary arteries. This likely also contributes to damage and fibrosis within the myocardium. Additionally, various inflammatory and profibrotic cytokines contribute to injury. Diagnosis and treatment are not significantly different from those for conventional cardiovascular disease; however, screening for heart disease and lifelong cardiology follow-up is essential in patients with past radiation exposure. PMID:25290729

  16. Robotic technology in cardiovascular medicine.

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    Bonatti, Johannes; Vetrovec, George; Riga, Celia; Wazni, Oussama; Stadler, Petr

    2014-05-01

    Robotic technology has been used in cardiovascular medicine since the late 1990s. Interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, endovascular surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and laparoscopic vascular surgery are all fields of application. Robotic devices enable endoscopic reconstructive surgery in narrow spaces and fast, very precise placement of catheters and devices in catheter-based interventions. In all robotic systems, the operator manipulates the robotic arms from a control station or console. In the field of cardiac surgery, mitral valve repair, CABG surgery, atrial septal defect repair, and myxoma resection can be achieved using robotic technology. Furthermore, vascular surgeons can perform a variety of robotically assisted operations to treat aortic, visceral, and peripheral artery disease. In electrophysiology, ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation can be carried out with robotic support. In the past few years, robotically assisted percutaneous coronary intervention and abdominal aortic endovascular surgery techniques have been developed. The basic feasibility and safety of robotic approaches in cardiovascular medicine has been demonstrated, but learning curves and the high costs associated with this technology have limited its widespread use. Nonetheless, increased procedural speed, accuracy, and reduced exposure to radiation and contrast agent in robotically assisted catheter-based interventions, as well as reduced surgical trauma and shortened patient recovery times after robotic cardiovascular surgery are promising achievements in the field. PMID:24663088

  17. Cardiovascular Effects of Calcium Supplements

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    Ian R. Reid

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Calcium supplements reduce bone turnover and slow the rate of bone loss. However, few studies have demonstrated reduced fracture incidence with calcium supplements, and meta-analyses show only a 10% decrease in fractures, which is of borderline statistical and clinical significance. Trials in normal older women and in patients with renal impairment suggest that calcium supplements increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. To further assess their safety, we recently conducted a meta-analysis of trials of calcium supplements, and found a 27%–31% increase in risk of myocardial infarction, and a 12%–20% increase in risk of stroke. These findings are robust because they are based on pre-specified analyses of randomized, placebo-controlled trials and are consistent across the trials. Co-administration of vitamin D with calcium does not lessen these adverse effects. The increased cardiovascular risk with calcium supplements is consistent with epidemiological data relating higher circulating calcium concentrations to cardiovascular disease in normal populations. There are several possible pathophysiological mechanisms for these effects, including effects on vascular calcification, vascular cells, blood coagulation and calcium-sensing receptors. Thus, the non-skeletal risks of calcium supplements appear to outweigh any skeletal benefits, and are they appear to be unnecessary for the efficacy of other osteoporosis treatments.

  18. Risco cardiovascular, efetividade e mortalidade Cardiovascular risk, effectiveness and mortality Riesgo cardiovascular, efectividad y mortalidad

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    Juan Gérvas

    2012-02-01

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    A Lei de Ferro da Epidemiologia (Ley de Hierro de La Epidemiología diz que todos que nascem, morrem. Por isso, o propósito da Medicina não é evitar a morte por si só, mas evitar as mortes, as doenças e o sofrimento que podem ser medicamente evitáveis.

    No final, todos nossos pacientes morrerão – e nós também, obviamente, morreremos. “Os corpos encontram uma forma de morrer”, e se a causa não for por fome ou desidratação, por motivo congênito e infeccioso, por lesões, câncer ou suicídio, temos que esperar que seja por ‘motivo cardiovascular’, doença pulmonar, insuficiência renal ou hepática, demência ou outras doenças degenerativas. Mas temos que morrer por alguma coisa.

    Morrer por causa cardiovascular não é desonroso, nem refere-se à atenção clínica imperfeita. O fato de a primeira causa de morte ser a cardiovascular não tem nenhuma relação com os cuidados clínicos e nem deveria assustar.

    Entretanto, muitas das mortes por motivo cardiovascular poderiam ser evitadas. Assim, poder-se-ia evitar mortalidade cardiovascular, diminuindo a desigualdade social, por exemplo, com melhor redistribuição da riqueza, melhor educação etc. Os médicos sabem que os fatores adversos psicossociais associados ao fato de pertencer à classe baixa correspondem a 35% do risco atribuído à hipertensão na incidência do infarto do miocárdio (em outra hipótese, pertencer à classe baixa duplica 2,7 tal risco1.

    Também deve-se saber que, contra as mortes cardiovasculares, não há nada como as políticas de saúde pública quanto ao tabagismo (restrições dos lugares onde fumar, aumento do preço do tabaco, campanhas de informação, entre outras.

    Na parte clínica, as mortes cardiovasculares evitáveis devem ser vistas em perspectiva, de acordo com o que seja possível conseguir2. Portanto, por 100.000 habitantes ao ano, o tratamento com inibidores da enzima conversora de angiotensina (IECA

  19. Anticuerpos contra Chlamydophilaen pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio y riesgo coronario, y su relación con la muerte Antibodies against Chlamydophila in patients with acute myocardial infarction and coronary risk and their association with mortality

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    Guadalupe García-Elorriaga

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar si los anticuerpos contra Chlamydophila pneumoniae en pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio y factores de riesgo coronario se asocian con la muerte. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se hizo un estudio observacional, prospectivo, transversal y comparativo. Se incluyeron en el estudio 100 sujetos que, entre 1999 y 2000, estuvieron hospitalizados en la Unidad Coronaria del Hospital de Especialidades del Centro Médico La Raza, del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Se trataba de una muestra constituida por pacientes de ambos sexos, mayores de 18 años, con infarto agudo del miocardio y riesgo coronario. Mediante microinmunofluorescencia indirecta se identificaron anticuerpos contra Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Chlamydophila psitacii y Chlamydia trachomatis. De entre los 100 sujetos, se eligieron al azar 33, a quienes se les determinaron anticuerpos contra Chlamydophila, no sólo durante su estancia en el hospital, sino también al salir de éste y a los tres meses de haber sufrido el infarto agudo del miocardio. Se calcularon las medias y las desviaciones geométricas estándares para los títulos de anticuerpos contra Chlamydophila, y se determinó la razón de momios y el intervalo de confianza al 95% entre los factores de riesgo coronario y la muerte. RESULTADOS: Setenta por ciento de los pacientes de la muestra inicial presentaron anticuerpos contra Chlamydophila pneumoniae; no se identificaron anticuerpos contra Chlamydophila psitacii y Chlamydia trachomatis. No se observó una fuerza de asociación estadísticamente significativa con la muerte en pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio y factores de riesgo coronario. De los 33 individuos de la submuestra, 25 presentaron anticuerpos contra Chlamydophila pneumoniae, y en 83% de estos últimos casos, se registró un descenso de dichos anticuerpos a los tres meses de haberse presentado el infarto agudo del miocardio. CONCLUSIONES: A pesar de que en pacientes con infarto agudo del

  20. Análise retrospectiva de 287 casos de abdome agudo em ginecologia e obstetrícia Retrospective analysis of 287 cases of acute abdomen in gynecology and obstetrics

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    Eddie Fernando Candido Murta

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O abdome agudo em ginecologia e obstetrícia apresenta baixo risco de vida para a paciente, entretanto, o retardo no diagnóstico e tratamento influencia na morbi-mortalidade. O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar as principais causas de abdome agudo em tocoginecologia. MÉTODOS: Foram revisados 287 casos de abdome agudo em tocoginecologia de janeiro de 1987 a dezembro de 1997 atendidos na Disciplina de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia da Faculdade de Medicina do Triângulo Mineiro. RESULTADOS: Os resultados mostraram que a prenhez ectópica foi a mais freqüente causa de abdome agudo hemorrágico com 98,5% dos casos. Nestes casos, a dor pélvica foi o sintoma mais comum (69,1%. Todas as pacientes foram submetidas à laparotomia e salpingectomia foi realizada em 92,6% dos casos. A causa mais freqüente de abdome agudo inflamatório foi a doença inflamatória pélvica com 94,8%. A dor pélvica aguda estava presente em 91,5% dos casos e a febre em 56,2% casos. A penicilina foi usada com sucesso em 92,1% dos casos. Do total de 201 casos de doença inflamatória pélvica, 13 (6,5% foram submetidos à laparotomia. CONCLUSÕES: Os autores concluem que o abdome agudo de causa tocoginecológica apresenta quadro clínico variável, portanto, o ginecologista deve estar atento para estabelecer diagnóstico e tratamento precisos.BACKGROUND: The gynecology or obstetric acute abdomen in woman present a low risk, although the diagnosis and treatment may be a challenge. The aim of this study was to analize the most frequent causes of acute abdomen in gynecology and obstetrics. METHODS: We reviewed 287 cases, from January 1987 to December 1997, attending in Discipline of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the Faculty of Medicine of "Triângulo Mineiro". RESULTS: Ouur results showed that ectopic pregnancy was the most frequent cause of hemorrhagic acute abdomen, with 98.5% of the cases. Pelvic pain was the most common symptom (69.1%. All patients were submitted to

  1. INFARTO AGUDO DE MIOCARDIO EN PACIENTES JÓVENES INGRESADOS EN CUIDADOS INTENSIVOS / Acute myocardial infarction in young patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit

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    Ricardo Grau Ávalos

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available ResumenIntroducción y objetivos: El infarto agudo de miocardio, en pacientes jóvenes (menores de 45 años, es una situación clínica con características específicas que difieren de los pacientes viejos. El objetivo de esta investigación fue caracterizar el comportamiento de esta enfermedad en pacientes jóvenes, identificar los principales factores de riesgo, las localizaciones topográficas más frecuentes, el tratamiento utilizado, y analizar la mortalidad. Método: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo, retrospectivo y longitudinal, en pacientes menores de 45 años con infarto agudo de miocardio, que ingresaron en las Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos de los Hospitales Universitarios "Celestino Hernández Robau" y “Arnaldo Milián Castro” de Santa Clara, Villa Clara, en el período comprendido entre enero de 1995 y diciembre de 2006. Resultados: Los 202 pacientes menores de 45 años de edad representaron el 4,6 % del total de casos, el 81,2 % se correspondió con el sexo masculino; el hábito de fumar fue el factor de riesgo más prevalente (68,8 %, seguido por la hipertensión arterial (56,4 %; la localización inferior del infarto se encontró en 85 pacientes (42,0 %, seguido por el anterior extenso y el ántero-septal con 49 (24,2 % y 45 (22,3 % casos, respectivamente. Recibieron tratamiento trombolítico 126 pacientes (62,4 %, solo 1 de ellos (0,8 % falleció, los otros 4 fallecidos (5,3 %, no habían recibido ese tipo de tratamiento. Conclusiones: Predominaron el sexo masculino, el hábito de fumar, el infarto con supradesnivel del ST, la afectación de la cara inferior y la administración del tratamiento trombolítico.Abstract Introduction and objectives: Myocardial infarction in young patients (under 45 years of age is a clinical condition with specific characteristics that differ from older patients. The objective of this research was to characterize the behavior of this disease in young patients, to identify the main risk

  2. Etiologia e a morbi-letalidade do coma agudo em crianças Acute coma in children: etiology, morbidity and mortality

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    Alfredo Löhr Junior

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisou-se a etiologia e a morbi-mortalidade de 104 crianças em coma agudo, ou seja, com uma pontuação menor ou igual a 8 da escala de Glasgow, internadas na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva do Hospital Infantil Pequeno Príncipe(UTI-HIPP no período entre março/98 e janeiro/2001. RESULTADOS: A idade variou de 2 meses a 13 anos, com média de 30,3 ± 27,4 meses e mediana de 20 meses, sendo 57 (54,8% do sexo masculino. O tempo de permanência hospitalar variou de 1 a 114 dias, e 3 casos permaneceram em estado vegetativo persistente. Com relação à etiologia: 31 (29,8% dos casos foram devidos a meningoencefalite, 24 (23,1% estado de mal epiléptico, 19 (18,3% causa tóxico-metabólica, 16 (15,4% hipertensão intracraniana, 7 (6,7% choque/anóxia, 4 (3,8% etiologia indeterminada, 3 (2,9% miscelânea. Com relação à evolução das crianças, 23 (22,1% foram a óbito, 32 (30,8% evoluíram sem seqüelas, 39 (37,5% tiveram alta com seqüelas neurológicas e10 (9,6% não informado. CONCLUSÃO: De acordo com a análise do presente estudo conclui-se que cerca de um terço dos pacientes em coma agudo falece, um terço apresenta seqüelas neurológicas na alta hospitalar e um terço evoluim sem seqüelas.OBJECTIVE: An analysis was conducted on the etiology and the morbi-mortality of pediatric patients in acute coma, hospitalized at the Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Infantil Pequeno Príncipe (UTI-HIPP. METHOD: One hundred and four control sheets of children hospitalized at the UTI-HIPP and diagnosed as being in acute coma were analyzed. The Glasgow coma scale duly modified for children was used, with a score count equal to or lower than 8 points. The observation period was from March/98 to January/2001. All the supplementary exams as well as the neurological conditions of the patients when discharged were analyzed. RESULTS: The study comprised 104 children whose ages varied from 2 months to 13 years, with 57 (54.8% of them being males

  3. El estrés agudo modifica la recuperación y la extinción de la memoria espacial en función de su intensidad

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    Cuestas Diana Marcela; Troncoso Julieta

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    Para evaluar los efectos del estrés agudo por restricción de movimientos sobre la recuperación y la extinción
    de la memoria espacial sin sobreentrenamiento, se utilizaron tres grupos de ratas: control, estrés una hora
    y estrés cuatro horas. Todos los animales fueron entrenados en el laberinto circular de Barnes. El protocolo
    de entrenamiento constaba de ocho ensayos de adquisición (intervalo entre ensayos, IEE; 5 min). Los animales de todos los grupos experime...

  4. Efecto de la interacción clopidogrel-omeprazol en el reingreso hospitalario de pacientes por recidiva de síndrome coronario agudo: estudio de casos y controles

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    Pedro Amariles; Héctor Holguín; Nancy Yaneth Angulo; Piedad Maria Betancourth; Mauricio Ceballos

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    Objetivo: Evaluar el efecto de la interacción clopidogrel-omeprazol en el reingreso hospitalario de pacientes por recidiva de síndrome coronario agudo (SCA) Diseño: Estudio de casos y controles Emplazamiento: IPS Universitaria Clínica León XIII, Medellín, Colombia. Participantes: Se seleccionaron a partir de una población prevalente, entre 2009-2010, pacientes con uso de clopidogrel de forma ambulatoria (menor a un año y superior a 30 días), y la estancia hospitalaria por un SCA o la...

  5. Relaciones antigénicas de las mioglobinas:su utilidad en el desarrollo de un inmunoensayo de látex-aglutinación para el diagnóstico del infarto agudo del miocardio

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    Pico Beltrán, María Cristina

    2009-01-01

    El diagnóstico precoz del infarto agudo del miocardio (IAM), patología que constituye una de las causas principales de muerte a nivel mundial, es fundamental para la aplicación temprana de una terapia que puede salvar la vida del paciente. En las primeras 0.5-2 horas de aparición de los síntomas clínicos, y antes de que sean detectables otros indicadores séricos, los niveles de mioglobina (Mb) se elevan, constituyendo uno de los indicadores más precoces de la necrosis miocárdica. Dada la care...

  6. Cirugía videolaparoscópica en el abdomen agudo peritoneal:diseño y aplicación de un protocolo de actuación

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    Peña Pupo, Nerza Enid

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    A pesar del desarrollo alcanzado por la cirugía videolaparoscópica la comunidad científica no llega a consenso sobre sus beneficios en la urgencia abdominal, basados en el incremento de las complicaciones y las conversiones. Surgió, como problema científico de la investigación, la necesidad de mejorar la atención médica de urgencia a los pacientes con abdomen agudo peritoneal, teniendo como objeto de estudio a estos pacientes y como campo de investigación la cirugía videolaparoscópica; con el...

  7. GISTs múltiplos em neurofibromatose tipo 1: diagnóstico incidental em paciente com abdome agudo Multiple GISTs in neurofibromatosis type 1: incidental diagnosis in a patient with acute abdomen

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    Tomaz de Jesus Maria Grezzana-Filho; Taís Burmann de Mendonça; Liane Golbspan; Cleber Rosito Pinto Kruel; Aljamir Duarte Chedid; Cleber Dario Pinto Kruel

    2009-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: Tem sido descrito na literatura incidência aumentada de tumores estromais gastrointestinais (GISTs) em portadores de neurofibromatose tipo 1. Estes tumores tipicamente ocorrem no intestino delgado e, frequentemente, são múltiplos. RELATO DO CASO: Diagnóstico incidental de GIST em um paciente portador de neurofibromatose tipo 1 com abdome agudo. No trans-operatório foi identificada apendicite retrocecal perfurada e massa neoplásica no jejuno proximal. A referida lesão ocupava aprox...

  8. Efectos de la exposición a un protocolo de inducción de estrés social agudo en la memoria verbal explícita en estudiantes universitarios

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    Rincón Montero, Edgar Efrén

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo investigativo tuvo como objetivo determinar los efectos de la exposición a un protocolo de inducción de estrés social agudo en la memoria verbal explícita determinado por medio de una tarea de recuerdo de una lista presentada en cinco ocasiones, con recuerdo inmediato y a largo plazo. Se utilizó un diseño experimental con grupo de control para dos experimentos diferentes, el primero para determinar el posible efecto del estrés en la consolidación de la información ...

  9. Variación del perfil lipídico durante los primeros días de la internación en pacientes con síndrome coronario agudo

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    Daniel Siniawski; Walter Masson; José L. Navarro Estrada; Mauro Giacomini; Guillermo Jaimovich; Florencia Parcerisa; Luciano De Stefano; Patricia Sorroche; Liliana Casañas; Juan Krauss; Arturo Cagide

    2010-01-01

    RESUMENIntroducciónExisten controversias sobre las variaciones temporales en los niveles lipídicos luego de unsíndrome coronario agudo (SCA). En nuestro país, la información sobre las característicasdel perfil lipídico basal y la variabilidad de sus componentes luego de un SCA es limitada yno incluye la medición directa de C-LDL ni de apolipoproteínas.Objetivos1) Analizar las variaciones en los niveles de lipoproteínas y apolipoproteínas en un grupo depacientes internados por SCA y 2) describ...

  10. Adecuación de la terapéutica analgésica en el dolor agudo postoperatorio en el Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín durante el período 2005-2010

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    Sadarangani Pestana, Airam

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    Programa de doctorado: Patología quirúrgica, reproducción humana y factores psicológicos y el proceso de enfermar [ES]El dolor portoperatorio se podría considerar como un dolor de carácter agudo secundario a una agresión directa o indirecta que se produce durante el acto quirúrgico. El 30-50% de los pacientes presentan dolor moderado-severo durante el periodo postoperatorio. Objetivo: evaluar la calidad de la analgesia postoperatoria proporcionada en el Hospital...

  11. Laparoscopia no abdome agudo não traumático: estudo retrospectivo Laparoscopy in nontraumatic acute abdomen: retrospective study

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    Marcos Bettini Pitombo

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Os autores analisaram, retrospectivamente, 117 pacientes portadores de abdome agudo não-traumático, submetidos à laparoscopia diagnóstica e/ou terapêutica, na Casa de Saúde Santa Martha, em Niterói. A precisão diagnóstica do exame laparoscópico foi de 96,6%. Com relação à terapêutica, 74,4% dos pacientes foram tratados por laparoscopia, 21,4% por laparotomia e 4,3% foram tratados clinicamente. A precocidade na realização da laparoscopia relacionou-se à maior taxa de sucesso com o tratamento laparoscópico (valor p The authors studied restropectively 117 patients with nontraumatic acute abdomen, who were submitted to diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy, at Casa de Saúde Santa Martha - Niterói. In 96,6% of the patients lhe procedure confirmed the diagnosis. 74,4% were treated by this method, 21,4% by laparotomy and 4,3% received clinical treatment. It was noted that the earlier the diagnostic laparoscopy was performed, the bigger were the chances of doing therapeutic laparoscopy (p value < 0,05. The patients treated by laparoscopic surgery were fed and were discharged from hospital earlier than the patients treated by laparotomy (p value < 0,05 and p < 0,01. The complication rate was 13,7% and the mortality rate was 2,6%. The authors conclude that laparoscopy is a good diagnostic and therapeutic method. There is also a good correlation with this method and a quicker recovering of the patients.

  12. Los efectos agudos de la contaminación del aire en la salud de la población: evidencias de estudios epidemiológicos

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    Rosales-Castillo José Alberto

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Sintetizar las evidencias de los efectos en la salud de la población por la exposición a contaminación del aire por ozono y partículas suspendidas. Material y métodos. A partir de las principales publicaciones internacionales y mexicanas, publicadas y referidas hasta junio del año 2000, se realizó un metanálisis para resumir los efectos reportados a través del empleo de modelos de efectos aleatorios. Resultados. Los resultados se expresaron como porcentajes de incremento por 10 unidades de concentración de PM10 (µg/m³ y ozono (ppb. Entre los efectos de PM10 cabe destacar el efecto agudo en la mortalidad (0.96%, hospitalizaciones (1.39%, visitas a salas de urgencias (3.11%, síntomas respiratorios (7.72%, parámetros de función pulmonar (1.42%, para capacidad vital forzada (CVF y días de actividad restringida (7.74%. Los efectos de la exposición a ozono son igualmente significativos. Conclusiones. Estos resultados muestran el gran impacto que las concentraciones de contaminantes del aire podrían tener en la salud de las poblaciones urbanas de las grandes metrópolis. El texto completo en inglés de este artículo está disponible en: http://www.insp.mx/salud/index.html

  13. Síndrome de Distrés Respiratorio Agudo: Utilidad de los Corticoides Acute respiratory distress syndrome: Role of steroids

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    Célica L. Irrazábal

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available En Argentina, el síndrome de distrés respiratorio agudo (SDRA representa el 7.7% de las admisiones en terapia intensiva y está asociado con una alta morbilidad y mortalidad (58%. Con frecuencia la muerte puede ser atribuida a más de una causa. La hipoxemia refractaria es una causa de muerte poco frecuente (15% y en muchos casos puede coexistir con disfunción multiorgánica, sepsis o shock séptico. La utilidad de los esteroides como parte del tratamiento es aún motivo de debate a pesar de las múltiples series de casos y estudios clínicos publicados. En el artículo se evalúa la utilidad de los esteroides en el SDRA a través de la revisión de la bibliografía disponible. Se concluye que los esteroides estarían indicados en un pequeño subgrupo de pacientes con SDRA no resuelto o tardío, después de descartar o controlar una infección activa.The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS represents 7.7% of the intensive care population, and is associated with great morbidity and mortality (58%. Frequently, the mortality can be attributed to more than one cause. Refractory hypoxemia is uncommon (15% and most of the patients also have multiple organic dysfunction, sepsis or septic shock. Although there are many publications concerning series of cases and clinical trials using steroids as a part of the treatment of ARDS, this issue remains controversial. In this article the role of steroids in the ARDS is evaluated by analysis of the available literature. We conclude that steroids are useful in a subgroup of patients with unresolving ARDS, after ruling out an active infection or after treatment with antibiotics.

  14. Acute psychotic disorders induced by topiramate: report of two cases Episódio psicótico agudo induzido por topiramato: relato de dois casos

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    Florindo Stella

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available We report on two epileptic patients who developed acute psychosis after the use of topiramate (TPM. One patient exhibited severe psychomotor agitation, heteroaggressiveness, auditory and visual hallucinations as well as severe paranoid and mystic delusions. The other patient had psychomotor agitation, depersonalization, derealization, severe anxiety and deluded that he was losing his memory. Both patients had to be taken to the casualty room. After interruption of TPM in one patient and reduction of dose in the other, a full remission of the psychotic symptoms was obtained without the need of antipsychotic drugs. Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of development of acute psychotic symptoms in patients undergoing TPM treatment.Relatamos dois pacientes epilépticos que manifestaram quadro psicótico agudo induzido por topiramato (TPM. Um paciente apresentou agitação psicomotora grave, heteroagressividade, alucinações auditivas e visuais, e delírios de conteúdo paranóide e místico. O outro paciente apresentou agitação psicomotora, despersonalização, desrealização, ansiedade intensa e delírio de que estava perdendo a memória. Ambos os pacientes foram conduzidos ao serviço de emergência e, após a interrupção do TPM em um deles e redução da droga em outro, houve remissão total dos sintomas psicóticos sem necessidade de medicação antipsicótica. Alertamos os clínicos para o risco de surgimento de sintomas psicóticos em pacientes em uso do TPM.

  15. Positive Cardiovascular Health: A Timely Convergence.

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    Labarthe, Darwin R; Kubzansky, Laura D; Boehm, Julia K; Lloyd-Jones, Donald M; Berry, Jarett D; Seligman, Martin E P

    2016-08-23

    Two concepts, positive health and cardiovascular health, have emerged recently from the respective fields of positive psychology and preventive cardiology. These parallel constructs are converging to foster positive cardiovascular health and a growing collaboration between psychologists and cardiovascular scientists to achieve significant improvements in both individual and population cardiovascular health. We explore these 2 concepts and note close similarities in the measures that define them, the health states that they aim to produce, and their intended long-term clinical and public health outcomes. We especially examine subjective health assets, such as optimism, that are a core focus of positive psychology, but have largely been neglected in preventive cardiology. We identify research to date on positive cardiovascular health, discuss its strengths and limitations thus far, and outline directions for further engagement of cardiovascular scientists with colleagues in positive psychology to advance this new field.

  16. Positive Cardiovascular Health: A Timely Convergence.

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    Labarthe, Darwin R; Kubzansky, Laura D; Boehm, Julia K; Lloyd-Jones, Donald M; Berry, Jarett D; Seligman, Martin E P

    2016-08-23

    Two concepts, positive health and cardiovascular health, have emerged recently from the respective fields of positive psychology and preventive cardiology. These parallel constructs are converging to foster positive cardiovascular health and a growing collaboration between psychologists and cardiovascular scientists to achieve significant improvements in both individual and population cardiovascular health. We explore these 2 concepts and note close similarities in the measures that define them, the health states that they aim to produce, and their intended long-term clinical and public health outcomes. We especially examine subjective health assets, such as optimism, that are a core focus of positive psychology, but have largely been neglected in preventive cardiology. We identify research to date on positive cardiovascular health, discuss its strengths and limitations thus far, and outline directions for further engagement of cardiovascular scientists with colleagues in positive psychology to advance this new field. PMID:27539179

  17. Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality after kidney transplantation

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    Stoumpos, Sokratis; Jardine, Alan G.; Mark, Patrick B.

    2014-01-01

    Kidney transplantation is the optimal treatment for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) who would otherwise require dialysis. Patients with ESRD are at dramatically increased cardiovascular (CV) risk compared to the general population. As well as improving quality of life, successful transplantation accords major benefits by reducing cardiovascular risk in these patients. Worldwide, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death with a functioning graft and therefore is a ...

  18. Cardiovascular physiology and diseases of the rabbit.

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    Pariaut, Romain

    2009-01-01

    This article reviews what is known about the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases in the pet rabbit. Current knowledge is based on anecdotal reports, derived from research data using the rabbit as an animal model of human cardiovascular diseases, but most importantly canine and feline cardiology. It is likely that, as cardiovascular diseases are more often recognized, more specific information will soon become available for the treatment of the pet rabbit with cardiac disease.

  19. Reactive Oxygen Species in Cardiovascular Disease

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    Sugamura, Koichi; Keaney, John F.

    2011-01-01

    Based on the ‘free-radical theory’ of disease, researchers have been trying to elucidate the role of oxidative stress from free radicals in cardiovascular disease. Considerable data indicate that ROS and oxidative stress are important features of cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis, hypertension, and congestive heart failure. However, blanket strategies with antioxidants to ameliorate cardiovascular disease have not generally yielded favorable results. However, our understanding...

  20. Cardiovascular Disease, Mitochondria, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    Jie Wang; Fei Lin; Li-li Guo; Xing-jiang Xiong; Xun Fan

    2015-01-01

    Recent studies demonstrated that mitochondria play an important role in the cardiovascular system and mutations of mitochondrial DNA affect coronary artery disease, resulting in hypertension, atherosclerosis, and cardiomyopathy. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used for thousands of years to treat cardiovascular disease, but it is not yet clear how TCM affects mitochondrial function. By reviewing the interactions between the cardiovascular system, mitochondrial DNA, and TCM, we sho...

  1. Cardiovascular responses to hypogravic environments

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    Sandler, H.

    1983-01-01

    The cardiovascular deconditioning observed during and after space flight is characterized in a review of human space and simulation studies and animal simulations. The various simulation techniques (horizontal bed rest, head-down tilt, and water immersion in man, and immobilization of animals) are examined, and sample results are presented in graphs. Countermeasures such as exercise regimens, fluid replacement, drugs, venous pooling, G-suits, oscillating beds, electrostimulation of muscles, lower-body negative pressure, body-surface cooling, and hypoxia are reviewed and found to be generally ineffective or unreliable. The need for future space experimentation in both humans and animals is indicated.

  2. Wnt signaling in cardiovascular physiology.

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    Marinou, K; Christodoulides, C; Antoniades, C; Koutsilieris, M

    2012-12-01

    Wnt signaling pathways play a key role in cardiac development, angiogenesis, and cardiac hypertrophy; emerging evidence suggests that they are also involved in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis. Specifically, an important role for Wnts has been described in the regulation of endothelial inflammation, vascular calcification, and mesenchymal stem cell differentiation. Wnt signaling also induces monocyte adhesion to endothelial cells and is crucial for the regulation of vascular smooth-muscle cell (VSMC) behavior. We discuss how the Wnt pathways are implicated in vascular biology and outline the role of Wnt signaling in atherosclerosis. Dissecting Wnt pathways involved in atherogenesis and cardiovascular disease may provide crucial insights into novel mechanisms with therapeutic potential for atherosclerosis.

  3. [Cognitive dysfunction in cardiovascular diseases].

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    Ladwig, Karl-Heinz

    2016-08-01

    A multitude of modifiable risk factors during the median phase of life are often causative for cognitive dysfunction (CD) in old age. High evidence exists for cigarette smoking, diabetes, physical inactivity and sleeping disorders. Single large scale population based studies proof it for hypertension, hypercholesterinemia and depression, conflicting evidence exists for obesity and work stress. Little attention is paid to the close association between cardiovascular disease conditions and CD, particularly for atrial fibrillation, heart failure and for older patients with coronary heart disease. Undetected CD may be responsible for non-adherence and failure of self-care programs in chronic heart patients. PMID:27557067

  4. Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance guidelines for reporting cardiovascular magnetic resonance examinations

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    van Rossum Albert C; Raman Subha V; McConnell Michael V; Lawson Mark A; Higgins Charles B; Friedrich Matthias G; Bogaert Jan G; Bluemke David; Hundley W Gregory; Flamm Scott; Kramer Christopher M; Nagel Eike; Neubauer Stefan

    2009-01-01

    Abstract These reporting guidelines are recommended by the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) to provide a framework for healthcare delivery systems to disseminate cardiac and vascular imaging findings related to the performance of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) examinations.

  5. [Future directions of cardiovascular surgery in China].

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    Hu, S S

    2016-08-01

    The cardiovascular surgery in China has achieved great progress both on scale and technology though development over the past thirty years. However, the technical predominance of cardiovascular surgery in therapies for some diseases has been weakened, along with developments of new drugs and interventional technology. Besides, the change of doctor-patient relationship result from internet medical information service and less attraction of cardiovascular surgery discipline to talents bring certain challenge to the development of cardiovascular surgery. Currently, cardiovascular surgeons should practice the "patient first" principle, carry out individual customized treatment and precision therapy, absorb the advantages of other subjects like intervention and imaging in order to achieve technological breakthroughs, create new treatment technologies and models with smaller trauma and better outcome, establish heart team to provide patient oriented treatment. Besides, cardiovascular surgeons should improve knowledge system by learning related technology and science, become hybrid doctors of research. Cardiovascular surgeons should pay high attention to critical effect of research on the disciplinary development, carry out question and demand oriented clinical studies, change the medical practice by virtue of research achievements, direct the treatment for cardiovascular diseases, and finally provide better health service and rebuild the predominance of cardiovascular surgery. PMID:27502127

  6. Inflammation, Infection, and Future Cardiovascular Risk

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    2016-03-15

    Cardiovascular Diseases; Coronary Disease; Cerebrovascular Accident; Myocardial Infarction; Venous Thromboembolism; Heart Diseases; Infection; Chlamydia Infections; Cytomegalovirus Infections; Helicobacter Infections; Herpesviridae Infections; Inflammation

  7. Biomechanical performance of new cardiovascular needles.

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    Thacker, J G; Ferguson, R E; Rodeheaver, G T; Edlich, R F

    2001-01-01

    Cardiovascular needles are now being manufactured from new stainless steel alloys containing high concentrations of nickel, Surgalloy and Ethalloy. The purpose of this study was to compare the biomechanical performance of a cardiovascular needle made of Surgalloy with a comparably sized needle made of Ethalloy. The parameters of biomechanical performance included sharpness, maintenance of sharpness, resistance to bending, and ductility. Because the biomechanical performance of these needles was remarkably similar, cardiovascular needles made of either the Surgalloy or Ethalloy alloys are recommended for cardiovascular surgery. PMID:11495105

  8. Níveis de PCR são maiores em pacientes com síndrome coronariana aguda e supradesnivelamento do segmento ST do que em pacientes sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST Niveles de PCR son mayores en pacientes con síndrome coronario agudo y supradesnivel del segmento ST que en pacientes sin supradesnivel del segmento ST CRP levels are higher in patients with ST elevation than non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome

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    Syed Shahid Habib

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Há grande interesse no uso de proteína C-reativa de alta sensibilidade (PCR-as para avaliação de risco. Altos níveis de PCR-as no início da síndrome coronária aguda (SCA, antes da necrose tecidual, pode ser um marcador substituto para comorbidades cardiovasculares. OBJETIVO: Dessa forma, nosso objetivo foi estudar diferentes medidas de seguimento de níveis de PCR-as em pacientes com SCA e comparar as diferenças entre infarto do miocárdio sem elevação do segmento ST (NSTEMI com pacientes apresentando elevação do segmento ST (STEMI. MÉTODOS: Este é um estudo observacional. Dos 89 pacientes recrutados, 60 apresentavam infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM. Três níveis seriados de PCR-us, a nível basal na hospitalização antes de 12 horas após inicio dos sintomas, níveis de pico 36-48 horas após hospitalização e níveis de acompanhamento após 4 a 6 semanas foram analisados e comparados entre pacientes com (IAMCSST e sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST (IAMSSST. RESULTADOS: Pacientes com IAMCSST tinham IMC significantemente mais alta quando comparados com pacientes IAMSSST. Os níveis de creatino quinase fração MB (CK-MB e aspartato aminotransferase (AST eram significantemente mais altos em pacientes com IAMCSST quando comparados com pacientes com IAMSSST (pFUNDAMENTO: Hay gran interés en el uso de proteína C-reactiva de alta sensibilidad (PCR-as para evaluación de riesgo. Altos niveles de PCR-as en el comienzo del síndrome coronario agudo (SCA, antes de la necrosis tisular, puede ser un marcador sustituto para comorbilidades cardiovasculares. OBJETIVO: De esa forma, nuestro objetivo fue estudiar diferentes medidas de seguimiento de niveles de PCR-as en pacientes con SCA y comparar las diferencias entre infarto de miocardio sin elevación del segmento ST (NSTEMI con pacientes presentando elevación del segmento ST (STEMI. MÉTODOS: Este es un estudio observacional. De los 89 pacientes reclutados, 60

  9. Iron deficiency and cardiovascular disease.

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    von Haehling, Stephan; Jankowska, Ewa A; van Veldhuisen, Dirk J; Ponikowski, Piotr; Anker, Stefan D

    2015-11-01

    Iron deficiency affects up to one-third of the world's population, and is particularly common in elderly individuals and those with certain chronic diseases. Iron excess can be detrimental in cardiovascular illness, and research has now also brought anaemia and iron deficiency into the focus of cardiovascular medicine. Data indicate that iron deficiency has detrimental effects in patients with coronary artery disease, heart failure (HF), and pulmonary hypertension, and possibly in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Around one-third of all patients with HF, and more than one-half of patients with pulmonary hypertension, are affected by iron deficiency. Patients with HF and iron deficiency have shown symptomatic improvements from intravenous iron administration, and some evidence suggests that these improvements occur irrespective of the presence of anaemia. Improved exercise capacity has been demonstrated after iron administration in patients with pulmonary hypertension. However, to avoid iron overload and T-cell activation, it seems that recipients of cardiac transplantations should not be treated with intravenous iron preparations.

  10. Enfermedad cardiovascular en Costa Rica

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    Lizzie M. Castillo S

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available En Costa Rica la enfermedad cardiovascular cobra en promedio 6 vidas por día, lo cual representa un aumento escalonado en los últimos años, debido en su mayoría a cambios en el estilo de vida del costarricense. Además, llama la atención, que factores de riesgo para enfermedad cardiovascular como son el fumado, obesidad infantil, alcoholismo, diabetes, dislipidemia e hipertensión han mostrado un incremento en su incidencia. Por lo tanto,se pretende realizar una revisión de los programas de detección y de atención temprana a nivel institucional, en lo que respecta a la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social como ente responsable de llevar a cabo los mismos. El adecuado conocimiento y uso de los programas pretende una disminución en la morbimortalidad de la misma,y su aplicación se hace obligatoria para el manejo de pacientes en atención primaria.

  11. Radiation-induced cardiovascular effects

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    Tapio, Soile

    Recent epidemiological studies indicate that exposure to ionising radiation enhances the risk of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in a moderate but significant manner. Our goal is to identify molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of radiation-induced cardiovascular disease using cellular and mouse models. Two radiation targets are studied in detail: the vascular endothelium that plays a pivotal role in the regulation of cardiac function, and the myocardium, in particular damage to the cardiac mitochondria. Ionising radiation causes immediate and persistent alterations in several biological pathways in the endothelium in a dose- and dose-rate dependent manner. High acute and cumulative doses result in rapid, non-transient remodelling of the endothelial cytoskeleton, as well as increased lipid peroxidation and protein oxidation of the heart tissue, independent of whether exposure is local or total body. Proteomic and functional changes are observed in lipid metabolism, glycolysis, mitochondrial function (respiration, ROS production etc.), oxidative stress, cellular adhesion, and cellular structure. The transcriptional regulators Akt and PPAR alpha seem to play a central role in the radiation-response of the endothelium and myocardium, respectively. We have recently started co-operation with GSI in Darmstadt to study the effect of heavy ions on the endothelium. Our research will facilitate the identification of biomarkers associated with adverse cardiac effects of ionising radiation and may lead to the development of countermeasures against radiation-induced cardiac damage.

  12. Marijuana Use and Cardiovascular Disease.

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    Franz, Christopher A; Frishman, William H

    2016-01-01

    Marijuana is currently the most used illicit substance in the world. With the current trend of decriminalization and legalization of marijuana in the US, physicians in the US will encounter more patients using marijuana recreationally over a diverse range of ages and health states. Therefore, it is relevant to review marijuana's effects on human cardiovascular physiology and disease. Compared with placebo, marijuana cigarettes cause increases in heart rate, supine systolic and diastolic blood pressures, and forearm blood flow via increased sympathetic nervous system activity. These actions increase myocardial oxygen demand to a degree that they can decrease the time to exercise-induced angina in patients with a history of stable angina. In addition, marijuana has been associated with triggering myocardial infarctions (MIs) in young male patients. Smoking marijuana has been shown to increase the risk of MI onset by a factor of 4.8 for the 60 minutes after marijuana consumption, and to increase the annual risk of MI in the daily cannabis user from 1.5% to 3% per year. Human and animal models suggest that this effect may be due to coronary arterial vasospasm. However, longitudinal studies have indicated that marijuana use may not have a significant effect on long-term mortality. While further research is required to definitively determine the impact of marijuana on cardiovascular disease, it is reasonable to recommend against recreational marijuana use, especially in individuals with a history of coronary artery disorders. PMID:26886465

  13. Cardiomiopatia de Takotsubo: uma causa rara de choque cardiogênico simulando infarto agudo do miocárdio Takotsubo cardiomiopathy: a rare cause of cardiogenic shock simulating acute myocardial infarction

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    Jayro Thadeu Paiva de Vasconcelos

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Cardiomiopatia de Takotsubo é uma causa rara de aneurisma ventricular esquerdo agudo, na ausência de coronariopatia, só recentemente descrita na literatura mundial. Os sintomas podem assemelhar-se aos do infarto agudo do miocárdio com dor torácica típica. A imagem do balonamento ventricular sugestivo de haltere ou "Takotsubo" (dispositivo utilizado no Japão para prender Octopus é característico desta nova síndrome e usualmente há desaparecimento do movimento discinético até o 18º dia do início dos sintomas, em média.Takotsubo Cardiomiopathy is a rare cause of acute left ventricular aneurysm, in the absence of coronariopathy, only recently described in world literature. Symptoms may be similar to those from acute myocardial infarction with typical thoracic pain. The image of dumbbell or Takotsubo (a device used in Japan to capture octopus suggestive ventricular ballooning is characteristic of that new syndrome and there is usually the disappearing of dyskinetic movement up to the 18th day from the beginning of the symptoms, in average.

  14. Apendicitis epiploica. Causa poco común de abdomen agudo en niños. Presentación de un caso y revisión de la literatura

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    SA Solórzano-Morales

    2016-04-01

    requiere tratamiento con analgésicos. La mayoría de los casos han sido descritos en pacientes adultos; sin embargo, el caso que presentamos es el segundo diagnosticado en el Instituto Nacional de Pediatría.   CASO CLÍNICO: niño de 9 años con diagnóstico clínico presuntivo de apendicitis, se diagnosticó por ultrasonido y tomografía computada como apendicitis epiploica, lo que se corroboró en la pieza anatomopatológica.   CONCLUSIONES: nuestro propósito es describir la apendicitis epiploica en niños como causa de abdomen agudo, así como los hallazgos clínicos, ultrasonográficos, de tomografía computada e histopatológicos de esta patología como causa rara de abdomen agudo. Es importante que se conozca el valor de los estudios de imagen de esta entidad a fin de evitar tratamientos invasivos innecesarios.

  15. Association Between Leisure Time Physical Activity, Cardiopulmonary Fitness, Cardiovascular Risk Factors, and Cardiovascular Workload at Work in Firefighters

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    Clare C. W. Yu; Au, Chun T.; Lee, Frank Y.F.; So, Raymond C.H.; Wong, John P.S.; Mak, Gary Y.K.; Chien, Eric P.; Alison M. McManus

    2015-01-01

    Background Overweight, obesity, and cardiovascular disease risk factors are prevalent among firefighters in some developed countries. It is unclear whether physical activity and cardiopulmonary fitness reduce cardiovascular disease risk and the cardiovascular workload at work in firefighters. The present study investigated the relationship between leisure-time physical activity, cardiopulmonary fitness, cardiovascular disease risk factors, and cardiovascular workload at work in firefighters i...

  16. Escore TIMI no infarto agudo do miocárdio conforme níveis de estratificação de prognóstico Score TIMI en el infarto agudo de miocardio según niveles de estratificación de pronóstico TIMI risk score for acute myocardial infarction according to prognostic stratification

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    Jaqueline Locks Pereira

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O escore de risco TIMI (thrombolysis in myocardial infarction é derivado de ensaio clínico envolvendo pacientes elegíveis para fibrinólise. Como o perfil de risco desses casos difere do encontrado em populações não selecionadas, é importante que se analise a aplicabilidade do escore em condições clínicas habituais. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o manejo e a evolução hospitalar de pacientes internados com infarto agudo do miocárdio conforme estratificação de risco pelo escore TIMI. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados, retrospectivamente, 103 casos de infarto agudo do miocárdio com supradesnivelamento do segmento ST, admitidos no Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, em Tubarão, nos anos de 2004 e 2005. Os casos foram analisados em três grupos de risco de acordo com o escore TIMI. RESULTADOS: A mortalidade hospitalar pós-infarto foi de 17,5%. No grupo de baixo risco não houve óbito. A mortalidade foi de 8,1% no grupo de médio risco e de 55,6% no de alto risco. O risco de morte para casos de alto risco foi 14,1 vezes maior em relação aos casos de médio e baixo risco (IC95% = 4,4 a 44,1 e pFUNDAMENTO: El score de riesgo TIMI (thrombolysis in myocardial infarction se derivó de ensayo clínico que implicó a pacientes elegibles para fibrinólisis. Como el perfil de riesgo de esos casos difiere del encontrado en poblaciones no seleccionadas, es importante que se analice la aplicabilidad del score en condiciones clínicas habituales. OBJETIVO: Evaluar el manejo y la evolución hospitalaria de pacientes internados con infarto agudo de miocardio de acuerdo con la estratificación de riesgo mediante la puntuación TIMI. MÉTODOS: Se evaluaron, retrospectivamente, 103 casos de infarto agudo de miocardio con supradesnivelamiento del segmento ST, ingresados en el Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, en Tubarão, en los años de 2004 y 2005. Se analizaron los casos en tres grupos de riesgo según el score TIMI. RESULTADOS: La mortalidad

  17. Cardiovascular effects of phentermine and topiramate

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    Jordan, Jens; Astrup, Arne; Engeli, Stefan;

    2014-01-01

    . Cardiovascular data associated with long-term use of phentermine and topiramate extended-release indicate that this combination may be a safe and effective option for reducing weight in overweight/obese patients at low-to-intermediate cardiovascular risk.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms...

  18. Detection of cardiovascular anomalies: Hybrid systems approach

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    Diaz Ledezma, Fernando

    2012-06-06

    In this paper, we propose a hybrid interpretation of the cardiovascular system. Based on a model proposed by Simaan et al. (2009), we study the problem of detecting cardiovascular anomalies that can be caused by variations in some physiological parameters, using an observerbased approach. We present the first numerical results obtained. © 2012 IFAC.

  19. Unmet needs for cardiovascular care in Indonesia.

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    Asri Maharani

    Full Text Available In the past twenty years the heaviest burden of cardiovascular diseases has begun to shift from developed to developing countries. However, little is known about the real needs for cardiovascular care in these countries and how well those needs are being met. This study aims to investigate the prevalence and determinants of unmet needs for cardiovascular care based on objective assessment.Multilevel analysis is used to analyse the determinants of met needs and multilevel multiple imputation is applied to manage missing data. The 2008 Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS4 survey is the source of the household data used in this study, while district data is sourced from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance. The data shows that nearly 70% of respondents with moderate to high cardiovascular risk failed to receive cardiovascular care. Higher income, possession of health insurance and residence in urban areas are significantly associated with met needs for cardiovascular care, while health facility density and physician density show no association with them.The prevalence of unmet needs for cardiovascular care is considerable in Indonesia. Inequality persists as a factor in meeting needs for cardiovascular care as the needs of people with higher incomes and those living in urban areas are more likely to be met. Alleviation of poverty, provision of health care insurance for the poor, and improvement in the quality of healthcare providers are recommended in order to meet this ever-increasing need.

  20. Coffee and cardiovascular risk; an epidemiological study

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    A.A.A. Bak (Annette)

    1990-01-01

    textabstractThis thesis comprises several studies on the effect of coffee and caffeine on cardiovascular risk in general, and the effect on serum lipids, blood pressure and selected hemostatic variables in particular. The association between coffee use and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality was

  1. Subclinical organ damage and cardiovascular risk prediction

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    Sehestedt, Thomas; Olsen, Michael H

    2010-01-01

    by measuring subclinical organ damage. We have (i) reviewed recent studies linking markers of subclinical organ damage in the heart, blood vessels and kidney to cardiovascular risk; (ii) discussed the evidence for improvement in cardiovascular risk prediction using markers of subclinical organ damage; (iii...

  2. [OVERWEIGHT CAUSES A DECREASE STOCKS CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM].

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    Dobrostan, O V; Plyska, O I; Lazoryshunets, V V; Filimonova, N B

    2015-01-01

    Examined 117 students of the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University to assess body mass index and indicators of the functional state of the cardiovascular system. Was established that regulatory mechanisms in students with overweight and underweight are in a state of tension and functionalities of the cardiovascular system are reduced under normal conditions of learning.

  3. Serum triglycerides and risk of cardiovascular disease.

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    Boullart, I.; Graaf, J. de; Stalenhoef, A.F.H.

    2012-01-01

    Dyslipidemia, especially elevated serum levels of cholesterol, is causally related to cardiovascular disease. The specific role of triglycerides has long been controversial. In this article we discuss the role of serum triglycerides in relation to the risk of cardiovascular disease. First, the (path

  4. Genetic influences on cardiovascular stress reactivity

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    Wu, Ting; Snieder, Harold; de Geus, Eco

    2010-01-01

    Individual differences in the cardiovascular response to stress play a central role in the reactivity hypothesis linking frequent exposure to psychosocial stress to adverse outcomes in cardiovascular health. To assess the importance of genetic factors, a meta-analysis was performed on all published

  5. Preeclampsia : At risk for remote cardiovascular disease

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    Harskamp, Ralf E.; Zeeman, Gerda G.

    2007-01-01

    Epidemiological data indicate that women with preeclampsia are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life. Population-based studies relate preeclampsia to an increased risk of later chronic hypertension (RR, 2.00 to 8.00) and cardiovascular morbidity/mortality (RR, 1.3 to 3.07

  6. 14 CFR 67.111 - Cardiovascular.

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    ... STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION First-Class Airman Medical Certificate § 67.111 Cardiovascular. Cardiovascular...; (b) A person applying for first-class medical certification must demonstrate an absence of myocardial...) An electrocardiogram will satisfy a requirement of paragraph (b) of this section if it is dated...

  7. Cardiovascular death and manic-depressive psychosis

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    Weeke, A; Juel, K; Vaeth, M

    2013-01-01

    In order to study if tricyclic antidepressant drugs (TCA) in therapeutic doses increase the risk of death due to cardiovascular causes, the relative mortality from cardiovascular diseases was studied in two large groups of first hospitalized manic-depressive patients, one from the TCA era, the ot...

  8. 14 CFR 67.211 - Cardiovascular.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRMEN MEDICAL STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION Second-Class Airman Medical Certificate § 67.211 Cardiovascular. Cardiovascular standards for a second-class medical certificate are no established medical history or clinical diagnosis...

  9. 14 CFR 67.311 - Cardiovascular.

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    ... Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRMEN MEDICAL STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION Third-Class Airman Medical Certificate § 67.311 Cardiovascular. Cardiovascular standards for a third-class airman medical certificate are no established medical history or...

  10. Cardiovascular Reactivity, Stress, and Physical Activity

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    Chun-Jung eHuang

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Psychological stress has been proposed as a major contributor to the progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD. Acute mental stress can activate the sympathetic-adrenal-medullary (SAM axis, eliciting the release of catecholamines (NE and EPI resulting in the elevation of heart rate (HR and blood pressure (BP. Combined stress (psychological and physical can exacerbate these cardiovascular responses, which may partially contribute to the elevated risk of CVD and increased proportionate mortality risks experienced by some occupations (e.g., firefighting and law enforcement. Studies have supported the benefits of physical activity on physiological and psychological health, including the cardiovascular response to acute stress. Aerobically trained individuals exhibit lower sympathetic nervous system (e.g., HR reactivity and enhanced cardiovascular efficiency (e.g., lower vascular reactivity and decreased recovery time in response to physical and/or psychological stress. In addition, resistance training has been demonstrated to attenuate cardiovascular responses and improve mental health. This review will examine stress-induced cardiovascular reactivity and plausible explanations for how exercise training and physical fitness (aerobic and resistance exercise can attenuate cardiovascular responses to stress. This enhanced functionality may facilitate a reduction in the incidence of stroke and myocardial infarction. Finally, this review will also address the interaction of obesity and physical activity on cardiovascular reactivity and CVD.

  11. Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease prevention.

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    Pilz, Stefan; Verheyen, Nicolas; Grübler, Martin R; Tomaschitz, Andreas; März, Winfried

    2016-07-01

    Vitamin D is a precursor of the steroid hormone calcitriol that is crucial for bone and mineral metabolism. Both the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the general population and the identification of the vitamin D receptor in the heart and blood vessels raised interest in the potential cardiovascular effects of vitamin D. Experimental studies have demonstrated various cardiovascular protective actions of vitamin D, but vitamin D intoxication in animals is known to induce vascular calcification. In meta-analyses of epidemiological studies, vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. Findings from Mendelian randomization studies and randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) do not indicate significant effects of a general vitamin D supplementation on cardiovascular outcomes. Previous RCTs, however, were not adequately designed to address extraskeletal events, and did not focus on vitamin D-deficient individuals. Therefore, currently available evidence does not support cardiovascular benefits or harms of vitamin D supplementation with the commonly used doses, and whether vitamin D has cardiovascular effects in individuals with overt vitamin D deficiency remains to be evaluated. Here, we provide an update on clinical studies on vitamin D and cardiovascular risk, discuss ongoing vitamin D research, and consider the management of vitamin D deficiency from a cardiovascular health perspective. PMID:27150190

  12. Cardiovascular issues in respiratory care.

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    Pinsky, Michael R

    2005-11-01

    The hemodynamic effects of ventilation are complex but can be grouped under four clinically relevant concepts. First, spontaneous ventilation is exercise, and critically ill patients may not withstand the increased work of breathing. Initiation of mechanical ventilatory support will improve oxygen delivery to the remainder of the body by decreasing oxygen consumption. To the extent that mixed venous oxygen also increases, Pao(2) will increase without any improvement in gas exchange. Similarly, weaning from mechanical ventilatory support is a cardiovascular stress test. Patients who fail to wean also manifest cardiovascular insufficiency during the failed weaning attempts. Improving cardiovascular reserve or supplementing support with inotropic therapy may allow patients to wean from mechanical ventilation. Second, changes in lung volume alter autonomic tone and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), and at high lung volumes compress the heart in the cardiac fossa. Hyperinflation increases PVR and pulmonary artery pressure, impeding right ventricular ejection. Decreases in lung volume induce alveolar collapse and hypoxia, stimulating an increased pulmonary vasomotor tone by the process of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction. Recruitment maneuvers, positive end-expiratory pressure, and continuous positive airway pressure may reverse hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction and reduce pulmonary artery pressure. Third, spontaneous inspiration and spontaneous inspiratory efforts decrease intrathoracic pressure (ITP). Since diaphragmatic descent increases intra-abdominal pressure, these combined effects cause right atrial pressure inside the thorax to decrease but venous pressure in the abdomen to increase, markedly increasing the pressure gradient for systemic venous return. Furthermore, the greater the decrease in ITP, the greater the increase in left ventricular (LV) afterload for a constant arterial pressure. Mechanical ventilation, by abolishing the negative swings in ITP

  13. The cardiovascular effects of metformin: lost in translation?

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    Riksen, N.P.; Tack, C.J.J.

    2014-01-01

    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In overweight patients with diabetes, treatment with metformin improves cardiovascular outcomes. This observation has fuelled the hypothesis that metformin has direct cardiovascular protective properties over and above glucose lowering. Here, we discuss the various cardiovascular

  14. A diferenciação da dor do infarto agudo do miocárdio entre pacientes diabéticos e não-diabéticos Diferenciación del dolor del infarto agudo de miocardio entre pacientes diabéticos y no diabéticos The difference in acute myocardial infarction pain between diabetic and non diabetic patients

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    Leandra de Gouveia Pacheco Gondim

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O estudo teve como objetivo comparar a dor do infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM entre pacientes diabéticos e não-diabéticos. Uma amostra de 80 pacientes com IAM, divididos em 2 grupos com e sem diabetes mellitus (DM, sendo 29% diabéticos e 71% não-diabéticos. Os pacientes com DM referiram ausência de dor (pEl objetivo de este estudio fue comparar el dolor del infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM entre pacientes diabéticos y no diabéticos. La muestra la conformaron 80 pacientes con IAM divididos en dos grupos: con y sin diabetes mellitus (DM, siendo el 29% diabéticos y el 71% no diabéticos. Los pacientes con DM manifestaron ausencia de dolor (pThe goal of this study was to compare the acute myocardial infarction (AMI pain between diabetic and non diabetic patients. A sample of 80 AMI patients was divided in two groups, with and without diabetes mellitus (DM, being 29% diabetic and 71% non diabetic patients. The patients with DM said they had no pain (p<0.05 and gave lower scores for pain when compared with patients without DM. There was a significant difference between average scores for pain among diabetic and non diabetic patients (p<0.001. In conclusion, the diabetic patients presented no pain or diminished pain when compared with patients without diabetes.

  15. Cardiovascular risk assessment in women - an update.

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    Collins, P; Webb, C M; de Villiers, T J; Stevenson, J C; Panay, N; Baber, R J

    2016-08-01

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in postmenopausal women. Although it is a disease of aging, vascular disease initiates much earlier in life. Thus, there is a need to be aware of the potential to prevent the development of the disease from an early age and continue this surveillance throughout life. The menopausal period and early menopause present an ideal opportunity to assess cardiovascular risk and plan accordingly. Generally in this period, women will be seen by primary health-care professionals and non-cardiovascular specialists. This review addresses female-specific risk factors that may contribute to the potential development of cardiovascular disease. It is important for all health-care professionals dealing with women in midlife and beyond to be cognisant of these risk factors and to initiate female-specific preventative measures or to refer to a cardiovascular specialist. PMID:27327421

  16. Maintained intentional weight loss reduces cardiovascular outcomes

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    Caterson, I D; Finer, N; Coutinho, W;

    2012-01-01

    Aim: The Sibutramine Cardiovascular OUTcomes trial showed that sibutramine produced greater mean weight loss than placebo but increased cardiovascular morbidity but not mortality. The relationship between 12-month weight loss and subsequent cardiovascular outcomes is explored. Methods: Overweight...... change to Month 12 was -4.18 kg (sibutramine) or -1.87 kg (placebo). Degree of weight loss during Lead-in Period or through Month 12 was associated with a progressive reduction in risk for the total population in primary outcome events and cardiovascular mortality over the 5-year assessment. Although...... more events occurred in the randomized sibutramine group, on an average, a modest weight loss of approximately 3 kg achieved in the Lead-in Period appeared to offset this increased event rate. Moderate weight loss (3-10 kg) reduced cardiovascular deaths in those with severe, moderate or mild...

  17. Cardiovascular Disease, Mitochondria, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    Jie Wang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent studies demonstrated that mitochondria play an important role in the cardiovascular system and mutations of mitochondrial DNA affect coronary artery disease, resulting in hypertension, atherosclerosis, and cardiomyopathy. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM has been used for thousands of years to treat cardiovascular disease, but it is not yet clear how TCM affects mitochondrial function. By reviewing the interactions between the cardiovascular system, mitochondrial DNA, and TCM, we show that cardiovascular disease is negatively affected by mutations in mitochondrial DNA and that TCM can be used to treat cardiovascular disease by regulating the structure and function of mitochondria via increases in mitochondrial electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation, modulation of mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis, and decreases in mitochondrial ROS. However further research is still required to identify the mechanism by which TCM affects CVD and modifies mitochondrial DNA.

  18. Racism and cardiovascular disease: implications for nursing.

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    Jackson, Jennifer; McGibbon, Elizabeth; Waldron, Ingrid

    2013-01-01

    The social determinants of health (SDH) are recognized as a prominent influence on health outcomes across the lifespan. Racism is identified as a key SDH. In this article, the authors describe the concept of racism as an SDH, its impact in discriminatory actions and inactions, and the implications for cardiovascular nurses. Although research in Canada on the links among racism, stress, and cardiovascular disease is limited, there is growing evidence about the stress of racism and its long-term impact on cardiovascular health. The authors discuss how cardiovascular nursing could be enhanced through an understanding of racism-related stress, and race-based differences in cardiovascular care. The authors conclude with strategies for action to address this nursing concern.

  19. Role of Telomerase in the Cardiovascular System

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    Mark Zurek

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    Full Text Available Aging is one major risk factor for the incidence of cardiovascular diseases and the development of atherosclerosis. One important enzyme known to be involved in aging processes is Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (TERT. After the discovery of the enzyme in humans, TERT had initially only been attributed to germ line cells, stem cells and cancer cells. However, over the last few years it has become clear that TERT is also active in cells of the cardiovascular system including cardiac myocytes, endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts. Interference with the activity of this enzyme greatly contributes to cardiovascular diseases. This review will summarize the findings on the role of TERT in cardiovascular cells. Moreover, recent findings concerning TERT in different mouse models with respect to cardiovascular diseases will be described. Finally, the extranuclear functions of TERT will be covered within this review.

  20. Polyphenols, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease.

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    Tangney, Christy C; Rasmussen, Heather E

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    Polyphenols are compounds found in foods such as tea, coffee, cocoa, olive oil, and red wine and have been studied to determine if their intake may modify cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Historically, biologic actions of polyphenols have been attributed to antioxidant activities, but recent evidence suggests that immunomodulatory and vasodilatory properties of polyphenols may also contribute to CVD risk reduction. These properties will be discussed, and recent epidemiological evidence and intervention trials will be reviewed. Further identification of polyphenols in foods and accurate assessment of exposures through measurement of biomarkers (i.e., polyphenol metabolites) could provide the needed impetus to examine the impact of polyphenol-rich foods on CVD intermediate outcomes (especially those signifying chronic inflammation) and hard endpoints among high risk patients. Although we have mechanistic insight into how polyphenols may function in CVD risk reduction, further research is needed before definitive recommendations for consumption can be made.

  1. Cardiovascular adaptations to exercise training

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    Hellsten, Ylva; Nyberg, Michael

    2016-01-01

    Aerobic exercise training leads to cardiovascular changes that markedly increase aerobic power and lead to improved endurance performance. The functionally most important adaptation is the improvement in maximal cardiac output which is the result of an enlargement in cardiac dimension, improved...... arteries is reduced, a factor contributing to increased arterial compliance. Endurance training may also induce alterations in the vasodilator capacity, although such adaptations are more pronounced in individuals with reduced vascular function. The microvascular net increases in size within the muscle...... allowing for an improved capacity for oxygen extraction by the muscle through a greater area for diffusion, a shorter diffusion distance, and a longer mean transit time for the erythrocyte to pass through the smallest blood vessels. The present article addresses the effect of endurance training on systemic...

  2. Polymers for Cardiovascular Stent Coatings

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    Anne Strohbach

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Polymers have found widespread applications in cardiology, in particular in coronary vascular intervention as stent platforms (scaffolds and coating matrices for drug-eluting stents. Apart from permanent polymers, current research is focussing on biodegradable polymers. Since they degrade once their function is fulfilled, their use might contribute to the reduction of adverse events like in-stent restenosis, late stent-thrombosis, and hypersensitivity reactions. After reviewing current literature concerning polymers used for cardiovascular applications, this review deals with parameters of tissue and blood cell functions which should be considered to evaluate biocompatibility of stent polymers in order to enhance physiological appropriate properties. The properties of the substrate on which vascular cells are placed can have a large impact on cell morphology, differentiation, motility, and fate. Finally, methods to assess these parameters under physiological conditions will be summarized.

  3. [Physical activity and cardiovascular health].

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    Temporelli, Pier Luigi

    2016-03-01

    It is well known that regular moderate physical activity, in the context of a healthy lifestyle, significantly reduces the likelihood of cardiovascular events, both in primary and secondary prevention. In addition, it is scientifically proven that exercise can reduce the incidence of diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, breast cancer and colon cancer. Despite this strong evidence, sedentary lifestyle remains a widespread habit in the western world. Even in Italy the adult population has a poor attitude to regular physical activity. It is therefore necessary, as continuously recommended by the World Health Organization, to motivate people to "move" since the transition from inactivity to regular light to moderate physical activity has a huge impact on health, resulting in significant savings of resources. We do not need to be athletes to exercise - it should be part of all our daily routines. PMID:27029874

  4. Human and equine cardiovascular endocrinology

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    Vekens, Nicky Van Der; Hunter, Ingrid; Gøtze, Jens Peter;

    2013-01-01

    prominent. In humans, troponins and natriuretic peptides are mostly used for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes and heart failure. These cardiac entities, however, are rare in horses. In this species, cardiac biomarkers are rather proposed for the assessment of valvular or myocardial disease...... important species differences, which can partly be explained by variations in physiology or pathophysiology. Most important are physiological differences in heart rate, cardiovascular response to exercise, food and water intake, and molecular elimination in plasma. Pathological differences are even more......Cardiac biomarkers such as troponins and natriuretic peptides are routinely used in human medicine for the evaluation of myocardial damage and heart failure. Recently, these markers have also been introduced in veterinary medicine. Comparison between human and equine cardiac biomarker studies show...

  5. Cardiovascular disease incidence and survival

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    Byberg, Stine; Agyemang, Charles; Zwisler, Ann Dorthe;

    2016-01-01

    Studies on cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence and survival show varying results between different ethnic groups. Our aim was to add a new dimension by exploring the role of migrant status in combination with ethnic background on incidence of-and survival from-CVD and more specifically acute...... and differences in incidence were assessed by Poisson regression and stratified by sex. Survival differences were assessed by Cox regression using all-cause and cause-specific mortality as outcome. Male refugees had significantly lower incidence of CVD (RR = 0.89; 95 % CI 0.85-0.93) and stroke (IRR = 0.62; 95...... significantly lower incidence of CVD, AMI and stroke. All-cause and cause-specific survival after CVD, AMI and stroke was similar or significantly better for migrants compared to Danish-born, regardless of type of migrant (refugee vs. family-reunified) or country of origin. Refugees are disadvantaged in terms...

  6. [Cardiovascular complications of hypertensive crisis].

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    Rosas-Peralta, Martín; Borrayo-Sánchez, Gabriela; Madrid-Miller, Alejandra; Ramírez-Arias, Erick; Pérez-Rodríguez, Gilberto

    2016-01-01

    It is inexorable that a proportion of patients with systemic arterial hypertension will develop a hypertensive crisis at some point in their lives. The hypertensive crises can be divided in hypertensive patients with emergency or hypertensive emergency, according to the presence or absence of acute end-organ damage. In this review, we discuss the cardiovascular hypertensive emergencies, including acute coronary syndrome, congestive heart failure, aortic dissection and sympathomimetic hypertensive crises (those caused by cocaine use included). Each is presented in a unique way, although some patients with hypertensive emergency report non-specific symptoms. Treatment includes multiple medications for quick and effective action with security to reduce blood pressure, protect the function of organs remaining, relieve symptoms, minimize the risk of complications and improve patient outcomes.

  7. Nonlinear dynamics of cardiovascular ageing

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    Shiogai, Y. [Physics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YB (United Kingdom); Stefanovska, A. [Physics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YB (United Kingdom); Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia); McClintock, P.V.E. [Physics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YB (United Kingdom)], E-mail: p.v.e.mcclintock@lancaster.ac.uk

    2010-03-15

    The application of methods drawn from nonlinear and stochastic dynamics to the analysis of cardiovascular time series is reviewed, with particular reference to the identification of changes associated with ageing. The natural variability of the heart rate (HRV) is considered in detail, including the respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) corresponding to modulation of the instantaneous cardiac frequency by the rhythm of respiration. HRV has been intensively studied using traditional spectral analyses, e.g. by Fourier transform or autoregressive methods, and, because of its complexity, has been used as a paradigm for testing several proposed new methods of complexity analysis. These methods are reviewed. The application of time-frequency methods to HRV is considered, including in particular the wavelet transform which can resolve the time-dependent spectral content of HRV. Attention is focused on the cardio-respiratory interaction by introduction of the respiratory frequency variability signal (RFV), which can be acquired simultaneously with HRV by use of a respiratory effort transducer. Current methods for the analysis of interacting oscillators are reviewed and applied to cardio-respiratory data, including those for the quantification of synchronization and direction of coupling. These reveal the effect of ageing on the cardio-respiratory interaction through changes in the mutual modulation of the instantaneous cardiac and respiratory frequencies. Analyses of blood flow signals recorded with laser Doppler flowmetry are reviewed and related to the current understanding of how endothelial-dependent oscillations evolve with age: the inner lining of the vessels (the endothelium) is shown to be of crucial importance to the emerging picture. It is concluded that analyses of the complex and nonlinear dynamics of the cardiovascular system can illuminate the mechanisms of blood circulation, and that the heart, the lungs and the vascular system function as a single entity in

  8. [Cardiovascular alterations associated with doping].

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    Thieme, D; Büttner, A

    2015-05-01

    Doping -the abuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids in particular- is widespread in amateur and recreational sports and does not solely represent a problem of professional sports. Excessive overdose of anabolic steroids is well documented in bodybuilding or powerlifting leading to significant side effects. Cardiovascular damages are most relevant next to adverse endocrine effects.Clinical cases as well as forensic investigations of fatalities or steroid consumption in connection with trafficking of doping agents provide only anecdotal evidence of correlations between side effects and substance abuse. Analytical verification and self-declarations of steroid users have repeatedly confirmed the presumption of weekly dosages between 300 and 2000 mg, extra to the fact that co-administration of therapeutics to treat side-effects represent a routine procedure. Beside the most frequent use of medications used to treat erectile dysfunction or estrogenic side-effects, a substantial number of antihypertensive drugs of various classes, i.e. beta-blockers, diuretics, angiotensin II receptor antagonists, calcium channel blockers, as well as ACE inhibitors were recently confiscated in relevant doping cases. The presumptive correlation between misuse of anabolic steroids and self-treatment of cardiovascular side effects was explicitly confirmed by detailed user statements.Two representative fatalities of bodybuilders were introduced to outline characteristic, often lethal side effects of excessive steroid abuse. Moreover, illustrative autopsy findings of steroid acne, thrombotic occlusion of Ramus interventricularis anterior and signs of cardiac infarctions are presented.A potential steroid abuse should be carefully considered in cases of medical consultations of patients exhibiting apparent constitutional modifications and corresponding adverse effects. Moreover, common self-medications -as frequently applied by steroid consumers- should be taken into therapeutic considerations

  9. Nefropatia induzida por contraste após angioplastia primária no infarto agudo do miocárdio

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    Paulo Roberto Santos

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Introdução: A prevenção da nefropatia induzida por contraste (NIC é difícil nas situações de emergência, tornando essenciais estudos sobre NIC em pacientes submetidos à angioplastia de urgência. Objetivo: Determinar a incidência e fatores associados à NIC em pacientes com infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM submetidos à angioplastia nas primeiras 12 horas após início dos sintomas. Métodos: Foram estudados 201 casos consecutivos de IAM com supradesnivelamento do segmento ST com menos de 12 horas de evolução. Todos os pacientes foram submetidos ao mesmo protocolo de angioplastia. A NIC foi definida como elevação absoluta da creatinina de pelo menos 0,5 mg/dL e/ou aumento relativo da creatinina de 25% em relação ao valor basal no período entre 48 e 72 horas após a administração do contraste. As variáveis que diferiram entre os pacientes com e sem NIC na análise univariada foram analisadas por regressão logística. Resultados: A amostra foi formada por 135 (67,2% homens e 66 (32,8% mulheres com idade média de 66,6 ± 11,7 anos. A incidência de NIC foi de 23,8%. Na análise univariada os pacientes com NIC eram mais idosos e com maior frequência de fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo ≤ 40% e da classificação Killip ≥ 2. Na análise multivariada não foram encontrados preditores independentes de NIC. Conclusão: A NIC acomete ¼ dos pacientes com IAM submetidos à angioplastia sem variáveis preditoras. Esse resultado ressalta a necessidade de medidas preventivas para NIC após uso de contraste em angioplastia de urgência.

  10. Modelo experimental de trauma medular agudo produzido por aparelho estereotáxico modificado Experimental model of acute spinal cord injury produced by modified steriotaxic equipment

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    B.B.J. Torres

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Foram utilizados 55 ratos machos da espécie Rattus novergicus, variedade Wistar, com o objetivo de propor um modelo experimental de trauma medular produzido por aparelho estereotáxico modificado, capaz de reproduzir clinicamente lesões medulares padronizadas. Após realização de laminectomia dorsal de T13, utilizou-se peso compressivo de 50,5g (25 animais - grupo I ou 70,5g (30 animais - grupo II, durante cinco minutos, comprimindo a medula espinhal. Os animais foram assistidos durante oito dias, por meio de testes comportamentais para avaliar a sensibilidade dolorosa, a capacidade motora, o posicionamento tátil e proprioceptivo e a capacidade de manter-se em plano inclinado. No grupo I, observaram-se déficits neurológicos moderados e transitórios, que variaram entre os animais. No grupo II, foi possível obter um trauma padronizado, caracterizado por paraplegia bilateral e simétrica dos membros posteriores, perda de propriocepção e da sensibilidade dolorosa de todos os animais. A utilização do aparelho estereotáxico desenvolvido permite reproduzir clinicamente trauma medular padronizado em ratos, de maneira simples, econômica e satisfatória, o que poderá proporcionar avanços nas investigações terapêuticas, abrangendo doenças neurodegenerativas, como é o caso do trauma medular agudo.Fifty-five male rats (Rattus novergicus, Wistar variety, were used with the purpose of suggesting an experimental model of spinal cord trauma performed by using a modified stereotaxic equipment capable to reproduce clinically (standardized pattern spinal cord injury. After dorsal laminectomy of T13, a compression was performed with 50.5g (25 animals - group I or 70.5g (30 animals - group II during five minutes on spinal cord. The animals were assisted during eight days by behavioral tests to evaluate painful sensibility, motor capacity, proprioceptive and tactil placing, and stability on inclined plan. In the group I, moderate and transitory

  11. Análise de registros eletrocardiográficos associados ao infarto agudo do miocárdio Analysis of electrocardiographic recordings associated with acute myocardial infarction

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    Paulo Henrique Garcia Mansur

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar correlações entre as variações do eletrocar­diograma (ECG e o infarto agudo do miocárdio. MÉTODOS: Uso de software de baixo custo para digitalização de ECG impressos e/ou em formato "pdf". Cálculo de área do segmento ST e das amplitudes dos pontos J e Y RESULTADOS: A amplitude do ponto Y possui máxima correlação com a concentração da enzima troponina. O supradesnivelamento do segmento ST não se constitui bom indicador estatístico da gravidade do infarto. Existe uma forte correlação negativa entre a amplitude do ponto J e a quantidade de íons magnésio, mas nenhuma correlação estatística com os íons sódio ou cálcio. Os dois métodos de cálculo da área do segmento ST (contagem de pixels e interpolação não mostraram diferenças significativas nos resultados. CONCLUSÃO: O software utilizado mostrou-se viável do ponto de vista econômico e funcional. A amplitude do ponto Y é um marcador sensível à ocorrência do infarto, tendo cálculo mais simples e menos sujeito a erros do que o cálculo da área de supradesnivelamento do segmento ST.OBJECTIVE: Evaluate correlations between variations in eletrocardiogram (ECG recordings and acute myocardial infarction. METHODS: Use of a low-cost software to digitalize printed and/or ".pdf" file format ECG recordings. Calculation of ST-segment area and amplitudes of the J and Y points. RESULTS: The amplitude of the Y point holds maximum correlation with troponin concentration. ST-segment elevation is not a good statistical indicator of myocardial infarction severity. There is a strong negative correlation between the amplitude of the J point and the amount of magnesium ions, but no statistical correlation with sodium or calcium ions. Neither method for calculating the ST-segment area (pixel counts and interpolation indicated any significant differences in the results. CONCLUSION: The software used proved to be functional and cost-effective. Y point amplitude is

  12. Edema e enfisema pulmonar agudo em bovinos no Sul do Brasil: doença espontânea e reprodução experimental

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    Nathalia S. Wicpolt

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Descrevem-se os dados epidemiológicos, os sinais clínicos e as lesões de quatro surtos da doença do edema e enfisema pulmonar agudo em bovinos (EEPAB nos estados de Santa Catarina e Paraná e sua reprodução experimental. A doença espontânea ocorreu após transferência de bovinos de pastagem madura e seca para outra jovem e viçosa. Todos os bovinos afetados eram vacas das raças holandês e pardo suíço. Os principais sinais clínicos foram dispneia e respiração abdominal dificultosa com o pescoço estendido e a boca aberta. Apresentaram, também, enfisema subcutâneo, queda na produção de leite e recuperação lenta ou morte. Os achados de necropsia foram restritos ao pulmão o qual tinha coloração vermelho escuro, não colabado, de aspecto brilhante e hipercriptante com enfisema interlobular acentuado. As lesões histológicas no pulmão consistiam principalmente de enfisema alveolar e interlobular intercalado por áreas de congestão e edema, degeneração hialina da parede dos alvéolos e infiltrado de macrófagos e eosinófilos, moderado, difuso. A reprodução experimental da doença foi realizada em um bovino, com administração de 0,7mg/kg de peso corporal de L-triptofano por via oral em dose única. O animal morreu no sétimo dia de experimento. Os sinais clínicos e lesões foram idênticos aos observados na doença espontânea.

  13. Factores de riesgo para infarto agudo de miocardio y prescripción de medicamentos para prevención secundaria

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    Desirée Sáenz-Campos

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: tipificar algunos factores de riesgo coronario presentes en los pacientes que sobreviven a un primer infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM y describir el tratamiento farmacológico prescrito para profilaxis secundaria al egreso hospitalario. Métodos: estudio observacional, transversal y descriptivo, con información extraída del expediente clínico de 50 pacientes atendidos en 3 hospitales nacionales. Resultados: 42 varones y 8 mujeres, edad 63 ± 15 años, peso 67 ± 12 kg, Índice de Masa Corporal= 26.1 ± 2.1 kg/m², 38% hipertensos, 22% diabéticos (n= 8 pacientes con diabetes + hipertensión y 34% fumadores. Colesterol total 191 ± 45.7 mg/dL, colesterol-LDL 112 ± 33.8 mg/dL y colesterol-HDL 39.4 ± 8.26 mg/dL. Todos egresaron con medicamentos: 92% con antitrombóticos (predominó aspirina, 92% con estatinas, 78% con betabloqueador (atenolol o carvedilol, 70% con enalapril o losartán y 48% con nitratos. Conclusiones: este estudio piloto mostró que la enfermedad coronaria tiende a manifestarse desde la etapa de adulto joven, persiste en su mayor afectación a los varones y parecen prevalecer los factores de riesgo coronario modificables. Los antitrombóticos, beta- bloqueadores y las estatinas más frecuentemente prescritos.Objective: To describe some factors of coronary risk present in patients who survive a first acute myocardial infartion and the pharmacological treatment prescribed for secondary prevention. Methods: Observational, cross sectional and descriptive pilot study, information was obtained from the charts of 50 patients seen at 3 national hospitals. Results: 42 males and 8 women, age 63 ± 15 years, weight 67 ± 12 kg, Body Mass Index = 26.1 ± 2.1 kg/m², 38% hypertensive, 22% diabetic (n = 8 smokers patients with diabetes+hypertension and 34% smokers. Total cholesterol levels: 191 ± 45.7 mg/dL, cholesterol-LDL= 112 ± 33.8 mg/dL and cholesterol-HDL: 39.4 ± 8.26 mg/dL. The patients were prescribed: 92

  14. Efeitos agudos e crônicos de um programa de alongamento estático e dinâmico no rendimento em jovens atletas do futebol

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    Diego Laureano Gonçalves

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O alongamento é uma técnica terapêutica e pode ser utilizada como forma de aquecimento para aumentar a flexibilidade ou diminuir a dor ao longo do movimento, com objetivos na melhora da performance e redução do risco de lesões. OBJETIVO: Verificar os efeitos agudos e crônicos de um programa de alongamento estático em relação ao dinâmico na performance em jovens atletas do futebol. MÉTODOS: Estudo clínico randomizado de equivalência realizado entre agosto e novembro de 2010 junto à categoria sub-17 do Grêmio Torrense. Após preencherem os critérios de inclusão, atletas foram aleatoriamente alocados em dois grupos: alongamento estático ou alongamento dinâmico. Todos realizaram uma avaliação inicial e foram submetidos à primeira intervenção. Após, foram novamente avaliados e ao término de 12 sessões de treinamento. Foram avaliadas as valências flexibilidade, impulsão, velocidade, força e recrutamento muscular. RESULTADOS: A impulsão horizontal melhorou significativamente nos dois grupos do estudo, porém esta melhora persistiu na fase crônica apenas no grupo alongamento estático (p = 0,02. A flexibilidade aumentou significativamente em ambos os grupos na fase aguda, porém só no grupo estático se verificou o seguimento desta melhora na fase crônica (p = 0,03. As duas formas de alongamento levaram a perda de rendimento no teste de velocidade. Não se observou melhora da força muscular de isquiotibiais ao longo do período do estudo em ambos os grupos. A atividade elétrica dos isquiotibiais diminuiu significativamente na fase aguda para o grupo alongamento estático (p = 0,035 e aumentou significativamente na fase crônica no grupo alongamento dinâmico (p = 0,038. CONCLUSÃO: Neste estudo conclui-se que alongamentos de forma estática melhoram a flexibilidade e impulsão horizontal, enquanto que alongamentos dinâmicos melhoram a ativação muscular.

  15. Efeitos agudos de diferentes métodos de treinamento com pesos sobre o gasto energético em homens treinados

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    Rodrigo Ramalho Aniceto

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O treinamento com pesos vem sendo amplamente utilizado como estratégia de controle e redução ponderal, assim o gasto energético (GE contribui de forma significativa para este processo. OBJETIVO: Comparar os efeitos agudos do método circuito (MC com o método tradicional (MT sobre o GE. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de uma pesquisa com delineamento crossover e aleatorizado, a amostra foi composta por 10 homens adultos treinados com idade entre 18 e 29 anos. Foram realizadas duas sessões experimentais com wash out de sete dias: no MC os exercícios foram realizados alternados por segmento em forma de estações, durante o MT os exercícios foram realizados em séries consecutivas. Ambos os métodos seguiram a mesma sequência de oito exercícios com o mesmo trabalho total: 60% de 1RM, 24 séries/estações e 10 repetições. O lactato sanguíneo foi coletado em repouso e a cada três séries/estações. O ar expirado foi coletado por 30 minutos antes e ~31 minutos durante todas as sessões de treinamento. O GE aeróbio de exercício (GEAE, kj e do intervalo de recuperação (GEAIR, kj foram estimados pela calorimetria indireta através da medida do consumo de oxigênio e o GE anaeróbio (GEA, kj pela concentração de lactato sanguíneo ([La]. O GE total (GET, kj foi registrado pelo somatório do GEA, GEAE e GEAIR. RESULTADOS: Os dados demonstraram que o GEA foi maior no MT do que o MC, no entanto, o GEAE, GEAIR e o GET não foram diferentes significativamente entre os métodos. O MT apresentou maior [La] do que o MC. CONCLUSÃO: Conclui-se que o MC e o MT produzem similar GET, contudo, percebe-se que o MT utiliza mais a via anaeróbia do que o MC.

  16. Efeito agudo dos extensores do joelho unilateral na cadeira extensora com e sem estímulos na plataforma vibratória

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    Fernando Roberto Ferreira

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Nos últimos anos muitos estudos foram feitos com o objetivo de avaliar a utilização da vibração mecânica como parte de treinamento para melhora do condicionamento físico. Entretanto, a maioria avaliou os efeitos dos exercícios em conjunto com o treinamento vibratório para determinar se havia melhora após o treinamento, sem avaliar os efeitos dos exercícios realizados na plataforma com e sem vibração. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito agudo do exercício nos extensores do joelho, com e sem o estímulo da plataforma vibratória. MÉTODOS: Trinta indivíduos ativos, do sexo masculino, com idades entre 18 e 45 anos, realizaram, de forma randomizada, três protocolos: grupo plataforma ligada (GPL, grupo plataforma desligada (GPD e grupo controle (GC. Cada protocolo começava com aquecimento de cinco minutos em bicicleta ergométrica, com carga entre 75 e 100 watts e 70 rotações por minuto, seguido por seis séries de 10 movimentos de agachamento unilateral com intervalo de um minuto entre elas, com ou sem vibração mecânica, e terminava com o Work Test, realizado apenas no membro inferior dominante para determinação das valências físicas: trabalho, força, potência e velocidade. O grupo controle realizou apenas o Work Test após o aquecimento. RESULTADOS: Apenas a variável velocidade apresentou diferença estatisticamente significante (p < 0,05 quando comparado o GPL ao GC. CONCLUSÃO: O estímulo na plataforma vibratória não exerceu influência nas variáveis trabalho e potência dos extensores do joelho unilateral, mas, na velocidade do movimento, exerceu influência negativa causando fadiga.

  17. Efeitos agudos do tabagismo sobre a modulação autonômica: análise por meio do plot de poincaré

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    Beatriz Martins Manzano

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O tabagismo altera a função autonômica. OBJETIVO: Investigar os efeitos agudos do tabagismo sobre a modulação autonômica e a recuperação dos índices de variabilidade de frequência cardíaca (VFC pós-fumo, por meio do plot de Poincaré e índices lineares. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 25 fumantes jovens, os quais tiveram a frequência cardíaca analisada, batimento a batimento, na posição sentada, após 8 horas de abstinência, por 30 minutos em repouso, 20 minutos durante o fumo e 30 minutos pós-fumo. Análise de variância para medidas repetidas, seguido do teste de Tukey, ou teste de Friedman seguido do teste de Dunn foram aplicados dependendo da normalidade dos dados, com p < 0,05. RESULTADOS: Durante o fumo, houve redução dos índices SD1 (23,4 ± 9,2 vs 13,8 ± 4,8, razão SD1/SD2 (0,31 ± 0,08 vs 0,2 ± 0,04, RMSSD (32,7 ± 13 vs 19,1 ± 6,8, SDNN (47,6 ± 14,8 vs 35,5 ± 8,4, HFnu (32,5 ± 11,6 vs 19 ± 8,1 e do intervalo RR (816,8 ± 89 vs 696,5 ± 76,3 em relação ao repouso, enquanto que aumentos do índice LFnu (67,5 ± 11,6 vs 81 ± 8,1 e da razão LF/HF (2,6 ± 1,7 vs 5,4 ± 3,1 foram observados. A análise visual do plot mostrou menor dispersão dos intervalos RR durante o fumo. Com exceção da razão SD1/SD2, os demais índices apresentaram recuperação dos valores, 30 minutos após o tabagismo. CONCLUSÃO: O tabagismo produziu agudamente modificações no controle autonômico, caracterizadas por ativação simpática e retirada vagal, com recuperação 30 minutos após o fumo.

  18. Un reto para Colombia: mejorar la utilización de medicamentos probadamente beneficiosos en la prevención secundaria cardiovascular

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    Patricio López-Jaramillo

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Las enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV causan 30% del total de las muertes en todo el mundo; de estas 80% sucede en los países en vía de desarrollo.  El 1% de las personas en el mundo presenta un evento coronario agudo o cerebrovascular por año y la mitad de estos eventos se produce en individuos con enfermedad vascular preexistente. Los países de bajos y medianos ingresos presentan un incremento en la carga de las ECV y la mayoría no tiene programas concretos y bien definidos  para su prevención.Se ha estimado que para el año 2020, habrá un aumento  entre 120% y 137%  en la incidencia de enfermedad coronaria en las mujeres y los hombres respectivamente, en los países en desarrollo. Este fenómeno se explica, entre otras razones, por la denominada transición epidemiológica, que se asocia con  un notable aumento en la prevalencia de facto-res de riesgo como la obesidad, la hipertensión arterial, el tabaquismo, el consumo exagerado de alcohol, los cambios en los hábitos nutricionales y el sedentarismo. Estos  factores  están relacionados con la rápida urbanización que han sufrido los países de bajos y medianos ingresos.

  19. Non-cardiovascular findings in clinical cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in children

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    Ghadimi Mahani, Maryam [University of Michigan Health System, C.S. Mott Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Section of Pediatric Radiology, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Morani, Ajaykumar C. [The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Houston, TX (United States); Lu, Jimmy C.; Dorfman, Adam L. [University of Michigan Health System, C.S. Mott Children' s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Fazeli Dehkordy, Soudabeh [University of Michigan Health System, C.S. Mott Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Section of Pediatric Radiology, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Department of Graduate Medical Education, Southfield, MI (United States); Jeph, Sunil [The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Houston, TX (United States); Geisinger Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Danville, PA (United States); Agarwal, Prachi P. [University of Michigan Health System, Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiothoracic Radiology, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

    2016-04-15

    With increasing use of pediatric cardiovascular MRI, it is important for all imagers to become familiar with the spectrum of non-cardiovascular imaging findings that can be encountered. This study aims to ascertain the prevalence and nature of these findings in pediatric cardiovascular MRIs performed at our institution. We retrospectively evaluated reports of all cardiovascular MRI studies performed at our institute from January 2008 to October 2012 in patients younger than18 years. Most studies (98%) were jointly interpreted by a pediatric cardiologist and a radiologist. We reviewed the electronic medical records of all cases with non-cardiovascular findings, defined as any imaging finding outside the cardiovascular system. Non-cardiovascular findings were classified into significant and non-significant, based on whether they were known at the time of imaging or they required additional workup or a change in management. In 849 consecutive studies (mean age 9.7 ± 6.3 years), 145 non-cardiovascular findings were found in 140 studies (16.5% of total studies). Overall, 51.0% (74/145) of non-cardiovascular findings were in the abdomen, 30.3% (44/145) were in the chest, and 18.6% (27/145) were in the spine. A total of 19 significant non-cardiovascular findings were observed in 19 studies in individual patients (2.2% of total studies, 47% male, mean age 5.9 ± 6.7 years). Significant non-cardiovascular findings included hepatic adenoma, arterially enhancing focal liver lesions, asplenia, solitary kidney, pelvicaliectasis, renal cystic diseases, gastric distention, adrenal hemorrhage, lung hypoplasia, air space disease, bronchial narrowing, pneumomediastinum and retained surgical sponge. Non-cardiovascular findings were seen in 16.5% of cardiovascular MRI studies in children, of which 2.2% were clinically significant findings. Prevalence and nature of these non-cardiovascular findings are different from those reported in adults. Attention to these findings is important

  20. Tratamiento del dolor agudo de intensidad leve a moderado con lisinato de ibuprofeno: estudio observacional Management of mild to moderate acute pain with ibuprofen lysinate: an observational study

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    M. Rodríguez-López

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Estudiar la efectividad y el perfil de seguridad de lisinato de ibuprofeno en el tratamiento del dolor agudo de intensidad leve a moderada en condiciones asistenciales reales. Material y métodos: Estudio abierto, multicéntrico, observacional y prospectivo, realizado en condiciones de uso habitual. El número de investigadores participantes fue de 263, los cuales reclutaron 1.435 pacientes, entre julio de 2001 y julio de 2002. Los pacientes eran de origen ambulatorio, de edad ≥ 18 años, que acudieron a la consulta del médico aquejados de dolor agudo de intensidad leve a moderada (escala analógica visual del dolor -EAV- ≤ 7. El periodo de observación para cada paciente fue de un máximo de 4 semanas, con una visita de inicio del tratamiento, una visita de seguimiento a la semana y una visita final en un máximo de 30 días. La valoración de la efectividad se realizó mediante la EAV, para todos los pacientes en general, añadiendo el test de Lattinen, en aquellos pacientes con dolor músculo-esquelético, y analizando el tiempo medio de inicio del alivio del dolor así como su duración. Se valoró la seguridad mediante la incidencia de reacciones adversas. Resultados: Los principales motivos de inclusión fueron dolor músculo-esquelético (60%, dolor odontológico (15%, cefaleas (10%, dismenorrea (10% y dolor post-quirúrgico (3%. La EAV disminuyó, entre las visitas basal e intermedia, en 3,3 puntos y, entre las visitas intermedia y final lo hizo en 1,7 puntos; siendo estas diferencias estadísticamente significativas (p Objectives: To study the effectiveness and the safety profile of ibuprofen lysinate in the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in real clinical practice. Material and methods: Open label, multi-centre, observational and prospective follow-up study, carried out in normal clinical conditions. The participating number of investigators was of 263, which recruited 1,435 patients, among July 2001 and July

  1. Cocoa, blood pressure, and cardiovascular health.

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    Ferri, Claudio; Desideri, Giovambattista; Ferri, Livia; Proietti, Ilenia; Di Agostino, Stefania; Martella, Letizia; Mai, Francesca; Di Giosia, Paolo; Grassi, Davide

    2015-11-18

    High blood pressure is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular events worldwide. Clinical and epidemiological studies suggest that cocoa-rich products reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. According to this, cocoa has a high content in polyphenols, especially flavanols. Flavanols have been described to exert favorable effects on endothelium-derived vasodilation via the stimulation of nitric oxide-synthase, the increased availability of l-arginine, and the decreased degradation of NO. Cocoa may also have a beneficial effect by protecting against oxidative stress alterations and via decreased platelet aggregation, decreased lipid oxidation, and insulin resistance. These effects are associated with a decrease of blood pressure and a favorable trend toward a reduction in cardiovascular events and strokes. Previous meta-analyses have shown that cocoa-rich foods may reduce blood pressure. Long-term trials investigating the effect of cocoa products are needed to determine whether or not blood pressure is reduced on a chronic basis by daily ingestion of cocoa. Furthermore, long-term trials investigating the effect of cocoa on clinical outcomes are also needed to assess whether cocoa has an effect on cardiovascular events. A 3 mmHg systolic blood pressure reduction has been estimated to decrease the risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. This paper summarizes new findings concerning cocoa effects on blood pressure and cardiovascular health, focusing on putative mechanisms of action and "nutraceutical " viewpoints.

  2. Uso de corticosteroide na síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo em pacientes pediátricos Corticosteroids therapy in pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome

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    Maria Clara de Magalhães Barbosa

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A terapia com corticosteroide na lesão pulmonar aguda e na síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo é um dos temas mais controversos na literatura. Apesar de o corticosteroide ser amplamente utilizado na faixa etária pediátrica, os estudos com corticosteroide na lesão pulmonar aguda/síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo são restritos a adultos. Esse artigo realiza uma revisão crítica dos estudos experimentais e clínicos sobre a utilização de corticosteroide na síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo, procurando apontar os prováveis riscos e benefícios da sua utilização em pediatria. Para tal, foi realizada ampla revisão da literatura, de 1980 a 2010, incluindo artigos experimentais e clínicos, bem como metanálises, usando-se o banco de dados do Medline, Registro Central da Cochrane de ensaios clínicos controlados, banco de dados de revisões sistemáticas da Cochrane, SciELO, LILACS e BIREME. As palavras chaves utilizadas foram: lesão pulmonar aguda, síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo, corticosteroides, criança, ensaios clínicos, metanálises, revisões e relato de casos. A corticoterapia na lesão pulmonar aguda/síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo foi associada à redução da resposta inflamatória sistêmica, melhora da oxigenação e da disfunção orgânica múltipla, diminuição do tempo de ventilação mecânica e dos dias de internação nas unidades de terapia intensiva. Sugere-se, para pacientes pediátricos, o uso precoce (nas primeiras 72h e prolongado (por 14 dias de metilprednisolona na lesão pulmonar aguda/síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo, com dose de 1 mg/kg/dia sob infusão contínua para evitar variabilidade glicêmica e recomenda-se controle rígido da existência de infecção. Propõe-se a adequação de alguns aspectos do diagnóstico, da intervenção e da seleção de desfechos para viabilizar os estudos em pediatria. É fundamental a realização de

  3. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in systemic hypertension

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    Maceira Alicia M

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Systemic hypertension is a highly prevalent potentially modifiable cardiovascular risk factor. Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis of underlying causes for hypertension, in assessing cardiovascular complications of hypertension, and in understanding the pathophysiology of the disease process. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR provides accurate and reproducible measures of ventricular volumes, mass, function and haemodynamics as well as uniquely allowing tissue characterization of diffuse and focal fibrosis. In addition, CMR is well suited for exclusion of common secondary causes for hypertension. We review the current and emerging clinical and research applications of CMR in hypertension.

  4. Cardiovascular physiology and diseases of amphibians.

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    Heinz-Taheny, Kathleen M

    2009-01-01

    The class Amphibia includes three orders of amphibians: the anurans (frogs and toads), urodeles (salamanders, axolotls, and newts), and caecilians. The diversity of lifestyles across these three orders has accompanying differences in the cardiovascular anatomy and physiology allowing for adaptations to aquatic or terrestrial habitats, pulmonic or gill respiration, hibernation, and body elongation (in the caecilian). This article provides a review of amphibian cardiovascular anatomy and physiology with discussion of unique species adaptations. In addition, amphibians as cardiovascular animal models and commonly encountered natural diseases are covered.

  5. Residual generator for cardiovascular anomalies detection

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    Belkhatir, Zehor

    2014-06-01

    This paper discusses the possibility of using observer-based approaches for cardiovascular anomalies detection and isolation. We consider a lumped parameter model of the cardiovascular system that can be written in a form of nonlinear state-space representation. We show that residuals that are sensitive to variations in some cardiovascular parameters and to abnormal opening and closure of the valves, can be generated. Since the whole state is not easily available for measurement, we propose to associate the residual generator to a robust extended kalman filter. Numerical results performed on synthetic data are provided.

  6. Microalbuminuria, endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular risk

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    Feldt-Rasmussen, B

    2000-01-01

    Microalbuminuria was originally considered to be an important new risk factor for diabetic nephropathy. More recently, it has been convincingly shown that microalbuminuria is also an independent risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients. Even...... in the non-diabetic background population, microalbuminuria is a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality. What is the link between increased loss of albumin in urine and cardiovascular disease and mortality? As microalbuminuria is apparently associated with increased universal vascular sieving of albumin...

  7. Cardiovascular surgery in the elderly: an update

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    Song WAN; Ahmed A. ARIFI; Calvin S. H. NG; Anthony P. C. YIM

    2005-01-01

    The aging of the population and improvements in outcomes after cardiovascular surgery have resulted in a worldwide growing demand of complex surgical intervention for elderly patients. We briefly review the up-to-date English-language literature with particular focus on cardiovascular surgery in elderly patients. With earlier referral, careful preoperative evaluation, strategic planning, and the continuing efforts in optimizing surgical techniques, operative mortality and morbidity following primary or reoperative coronary artery bypass grafting and valvular interventions are expected to fall in this high-risk patient subset. Importantly,accumulating evidence indicates that elderly patients may benefit from improved functional status and quality of life after cardiovascular surgical therapy

  8. Relación de los hallazgos coronariográficos y ecocardiográficos en pacientes con infarto agudo de miocardio secundario a trauma penetrante cardíaco

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    Carlos Hernando Morales Uribe

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    Full Text Available Después de reparar quirúrgicamente una lesión cardíaca por trauma penetrante se puede presentar como complicación el infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM. Tradicionalmente se explica esta complicación por la herida u oclusión de una arteria coronaria. Sin embargo, esto no siempre se cumple. Se desea enfocar la fisiopatología del IAM traumático para posteriormente plantear estrategias de tratamiento. HIPÓTESIS: los pacientes con trauma cardíaco penetrante por arma cortopunzante pueden desarrollar IAM traumático sin haber presentado ningún tipo de lesión vascular coronaria. DISEÑO: estudio observacional prospectivo. LUGAR: Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paul, Medellín, Colombia. PACIENTES: entre abril de 2007 y abril de 2008 se estudiaron 51 pacientes con herida cardíaca por arma cortopunzante. DESENLACE: el desenlace primario fue la definición de lesión vascular coronaria en los pacientes que desarrollaron infarto traumático agudo de miocardio. RESULTADOS: de los 51 pacientes fallecieron 3 (5,9%. Treinta y cinco (68,6% no tuvieron IAM, 6 (11,8% presentaron IAM secundario a lesión coronaria y 10 (19,6% tuvieron IAM sin lesión coronaria. Entre los factores de riesgo explorados para IAM postraumático sin lesión coronaria el único que presentó asociación fue el RTS (Revised Trauma Score menor de 8 (RR = 5,09. IC: 95% 1,1-23,49. No se presentó relación entre el IAM postraumático y el consumo de sustancias psicoactivas ni con los factores de riesgo para ateroesclerosis como hipertensión arterial, diabetes mellitus y dislipidemia. CONCLUSIÓN: el principal factor de riesgo para desarrollar infarto agudo de miocardio secundario a trauma penetrante por arma cortopunzante es el RTS menor de 8. Se debe hacer una búsqueda activa del IAM traumático en todos los pacientes aunque no presenten lesión de las coronarias ni síntomas sugestivos de isquemia.

  9. Perda da espontaneidade da ação: o desconforto de homens que sofreram infarto agudo do miocardio Perdida de la expontaneidad de la accion: el desconforto de hombres que sufrieron infarto agudo del miocardio Undergoing loss of spontaneous action: the discomfort experienced by men having suffered acute myocardial infarction

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    Fernanda Carneiro Mussi

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Considerando que conforto - cuja promoção é uma das metas centrais da enfermagem -- e desconforto devem ser entendidos àluz das interações vivenciadas pelo paciente - e, portanto, vinculadas aos fatores objetivos das instituições, da nacionalidade epráticas que as fundamentam - este estudo investigou os significados de conforto e desconforto na perspectiva de homens quesofreram infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM. Recorrendo ao Interacionismo Simbólico eàmetodologia da Teoria Fundamentadanos Dados, entrevistas foram feitas com 13 homens que sofreram IAM, em duas unidades de saúde na cidade de São Paulo. Aanálise permitiu construir um modelo teórico daqueles significados nessa experiência, caracterizada por três fenômenos eessencialmente permeada pelo desconforto de "padecer a perda da espontaneidade daação ".Este artigo resume o processopsicossocial básico da experiência, discutindo suas implicações para questionar o modelo clínico de intervenção, apontando apossibilidade de a enfermagem atuar na prevenção e propondo questões para aprimorar a formação do enfermeiro.Considerando que conforto - cuya promoción es una de las metas centralés de la enfermeria - y desconforto deven ser entendidos a la luz de las interacciones vivenciadas por el paciente e por lo tanto, vinculadas a los factores objetivos de las instituciones, dela racionalidad y de las prácticas que las fundamentan - este estudio investigo los significados de conforto e desconforto en la prespectiva de hombres que sufrieron infarto agudo del miocardio (IAM. Acudiendo al Interaccionismo SimbólicoYala meto-dologia de la Teoria Fudamentada en los datos, fueron realizadas entrevistas com 13 hombres que sufrieron IAM en dos unida-des de salud en la cuidad de São Paulo. El análisis permitio construir um modelo teórico de aquellos significados en esa experi-encia, caracterizada por tres fenómenos y esencialmente condicionada por el desconforto de "padecer

  10. Efeitos agudos do tabagismo sobre a modulação autonômica: análise por meio do plot de poincaré Efectos agudos del tabaquismo sobre la modulación autonómica: análisis por medio del plot de Poincaré Acute effects of smoking on autonomic modulation: analysis by poincare plot

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    Beatriz Martins Manzano

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O tabagismo altera a função autonômica. OBJETIVO: Investigar os efeitos agudos do tabagismo sobre a modulação autonômica e a recuperação dos índices de variabilidade de frequência cardíaca (VFC pós-fumo, por meio do plot de Poincaré e índices lineares. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 25 fumantes jovens, os quais tiveram a frequência cardíaca analisada, batimento a batimento, na posição sentada, após 8 horas de abstinência, por 30 minutos em repouso, 20 minutos durante o fumo e 30 minutos pós-fumo. Análise de variância para medidas repetidas, seguido do teste de Tukey, ou teste de Friedman seguido do teste de Dunn foram aplicados dependendo da normalidade dos dados, com p FUNDAMENTO: El tabaquismo altera la función autonómica. OBJETIVO: Investigar los efectos agudos del tabaquismo sobre la modulación autonómica y la recuperación de los índices de variabilidad de frecuencia cardíaca (VFC post tabaco, por medio del plot de Poincaré e índices lineales. MÉTODOS: Fueron evaluados 25 fumantes jóvenes, los cuales tuvieron la frecuencia cardíaca analizada, latido a latido, en la posición sentada, después de 8 horas de abstinencia, por 30 minutos en reposo, 20 minutos durante el tabaco y 30 minutos post tabaco. Análisis de varianza para medidas repetidas, seguido del test de Tukey, o test de Friedman seguido del test de Dunn fueron aplicados dependiendo de la normalidad de los datos, con p BACKGROUND: Smoking affects the autonomic function. OBJECTIVE:To investigate the acute effects of smoking on the autonomic modulation and the post-smoking recovery of the heart rate variability (HRV index through Poincare plot and linear indices. METHODS: A total of 25 young smokers underwent beat-to-beat analysis of heart rate in the sitting position after 8 hours of tobacco abstinence, for 30 minutes at rest, 20 minutes while smoking and 30 minutes after smoking. The analysis of variance for repeated measures, followed by

  11. Contaminação de águas superficiais por agrotóxicos em função do uso do solo numa microbacia hidrográfica de Agudo, RS Contamination of surface water by pesticides as a function of soil use in the Agudo watershed, RS

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    Edson C. Bortoluzzi

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    Full Text Available Realizou-se este trabalho com o intuito de quantificar a presença de moléculas de agrotóxicos em águas superficiais de três unidades paisagísticas (UP com diferentes configurações de uso, numa microbacia hidrográfica de cabeceira em Agudo, RS. Dois coletores semi-automáticos de água foram instalados no córrego de cada UP, onde se coletaram amostras, por ocasião de chuvas, em três épocas da cultura do fumo: transplante, aterramento junto aos pés da cultura (planta com 6-10 folhas e colheita. Os princípios ativos imidacloprid, atrazina, simazina e clomazone foram quantificados por Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Eficiência com Detecção no Ultravioleta (HPLC-UV. Clorpirifós, flumetralin e iprodione foram analisados por Cromatografia Gasosa com Detecção por Captura de Elétrons (GC-ECD, porém não apresentaram concentrações detectáveis nas amostras. Os pontos de coleta cuja UP se configurou com a presença de lavouras com fumo e de reduzida mata ciliar, mostraram pelo menos um princípio ativo de agrotóxico e em uma época; contudo, nenhum agrotóxico foi detectado na UP, que se apresentou totalmente coberta com vegetação permanente ou com expressiva proteção dos córregos pela mata ciliar.This work was accomplished with the intention of quantifying the presence of pesticide molecules in surface waters of three landscape units (LU with different usage configurations in the Agudo watershed of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Two semiautomatic water collectors were installed at the stream of each LU, from which samples were collected during rain over three stages of the tobacco growing season: seedling transplant, tobacco plants with 6-10 expanded leaves, and at harvest. Imidacloprid, atrazine, simazine, and clomazone compounds were quantified by High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Ultraviolet Detector (HPLC-UV. Chlorpyrifos, flumetralin and iprodione were analyzed by Gas Chromatography with Electron

  12. Vivendo o acidente vascular encefálico agudo: significados da doença para pessoas hospitalizadas Viviendo el accidente cerebrovascular agudo: significado de la enfermedad para personas hospitalizadas Experiencing acute stroke: the meaning of the illness for hospitalized patients

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se compreender o significado da experiência vivenciada pela pessoa adoecida por acidente vascular encefálico agudo. Trata-se de estudo qualitativo, fundamentado nos pressupostos teóricos do interacionismo simbólico, realizado em uma unidade especializada no tratamento de acidente vascular encefálico de um hospital terciário, situado na cidade de Fortaleza, CE. Participaram do estudo 10 pacientes. A coleta de dados ocorreu por meio de entrevista aberta e os dados foram organizados e analisados segundo a técnica de enunciação. Cumpriram-se todos os aspectos éticos. O significado da experiência de adoecimento foi construído com base na percepção dos sentimentos surgidos durante a hospitalização, caracterizados por medo da morte e das sequelas da doença; tristeza pelo distanciamento do lar; alívio, ao evidenciar-se melhora do quadro clínico, e desejo de mudança dos hábitos de vida. Apreendeu-se que a experiência de adoecimento por acidente vascular encefálico é complexa, e nela os significados são elaborados com base em sentimentos, ações e comportamentos dos sujeitos.Se objetivó comprender el significado de la experiencia de la persona que padeció accidente cerebrovascular agudo. Estudio cualitativo, fundamentado en los presupuestos teóricos del interaccionismo simbólico, realizado en unidad especializada en tratamiento de accidente cerebrovascular de un hospital terciario en Fortaleza-CE. Participaron diez pacientes. Datos recolectados mediante entrevista abierta, organizados y analizados según técnica de enunciación. Se cumplió con todos los aspectos éticos. El significado de la experiencia del padecimiento fue construido en base a la percepción de los sentimientos surgidos durante la internación, caracterizados por el miedo a la muerte y a las secuelas de la enfermedad; tristeza por alejarse del hogar; alivio al evidenciarse mejoras del cuadro clínico; e intención de cambio de hábitos de vida

  13. Cardiovascular Diseases in HIV-infected Subjects (HIV-HEART Study)

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    Detection of Frequency, Severity and Progression of Cardiovascular Diseases in Patients With HIV-infection.; Effect on Cardiovascular Risk and Life Quality by Age, Gender, Classic Cardiovascular Risk Factors,; HIV-specific Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Cardiovascular Medication, Antiretroviral Medication

  14. Testosterone deficiency and cardiovascular mortality

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    Abraham Morgentaler

    2015-01-01

    New concerns have been raised regarding cardiovascular (CV) risks with testosterone (T) therapy (TTh). These concerns are based primarily on two widely reported retrospective studies. However, methodological flaws and data errors invalidate both studies as credible evidence of risk. One showed reduced adverse events by half in T‑treated men but reversed this result using an unproven statistical approach. The authors subsequently acknowledged serious data errors including nearly 10% contamination of the dataset by women. The second study mistakenly used the rate of T prescriptions written by healthcare providers to men with recent myocardial infarction (MI) as a proxy for the naturally occurring rate of MI. Numerous studies suggest T is beneficial, including decreased mortality in association with TTh, reduced MI rate with TTh in men with the greatest MI risk prognosis, and reduced CV and overall mortality with higher serum levels of endogenous T. Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated benefits of TTh in men with coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. Improvement in CV risk factors such as fat mass and glycemic control have been repeatedly demonstrated in T‑deficient men treated with T. The current evidence does not support the belief that TTh is associated with increased CV risk or CV mortality. On the contrary, a wealth of evidence accumulated over several decades suggests that low serum T levels are associated with increased risk and that higher endogenous T, as well as TTh itself, appear to be beneficial for CV mortality and risk.

  15. Pomegranate for Your Cardiovascular Health

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    Michael Aviram

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    Full Text Available Pomegranate is a source of some very potent antioxidants (tannins, anthocyanins which are considered to be also potent anti-atherogenic agents. The combination of the above unique various types of pomegranate polyphenols provides a much wider spectrum of action against several types of free radicals. Indeed, pomegranate is superior in comparison to other antioxidants in protecting low-density lipoprotein (LDL, “the bad cholesterol” and high-density lipoprotein (HDL, “the good cholesterol” from oxidation, and as a result it attenuates atherosclerosis development and its consequent cardiovascular events. Pomegranate antioxidants are not free, but are attached to the pomegranate sugars, and hence were shown to be beneficial even in diabetic patients. Furthermore, pomegranate antioxidants are unique in their ability to increase the activity of the HDL-associated paraoxonase 1 (PON1, which breaks down harmful oxidized lipids in lipoproteins, in macrophages, and in atherosclerotic plaques. Finally, unique pomegranate antioxidants beneficially decrease blood pressure. All the above beneficial characteristics make the pomegranate a uniquely healthy fruit.

  16. Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk

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    Abdullah M Alshehri

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    Full Text Available The constellation of dyslipidemia (hypertriglyceridemia and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance, and central obesity is now classified as metabolic syndrome, also called syndrome X. In the past few years, several expert groups have attempted to set forth simple diagnostic criteria for use in clinical practice to identify patients who manifest the multiple components of the metabolic syndrome. These criteria have varied somewhat in specific elements, but in general, they include a combination of multiple and metabolic risk factors. The most widely recognized of the metabolic risk factors are atherogenic dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure, and elevated plasma glucose. Individuals with these characteristics, commonly manifest a prothrombotic state as well as and a proinflammatory state. Atherogenic dyslipidemia consists of an aggregation of lipoprotein abnormalities including elevated serum triglyceride and apolipoprotein B (apoB, increased small LDL particles, and a reduced level of HDL cholesterol (HDL-C. The metabolic syndrome is often referred to as if it were a discrete entity with a single cause. Available data suggest that it truly is a syndrome, ie, a grouping of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD risk factors, that probably has more than one cause. Regardless of cause, the syndrome identifies individuals at an elevated risk for ASCVD. The magnitude of the increased risk can vary according to the components of the syndrome present as well as the other, non-metabolic syndrome risk factors in a particular person.

  17. Cardiovascular molecular imaging of apoptosis

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    Wolters, S.L.; Reutelingsperger, C.P.M. [Maastricht University, Department of Biochemistry, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht (Netherlands); Corsten, M.F.; Hofstra, L. [Maastricht University, Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, P.O. Box 616, Maastricht (Netherlands); Narula, J. [University of California Irvine, Department of Cardiology, Irvine (United States)

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    Molecular imaging strives to visualise processes at the molecular and cellular level in vivo. Understanding these processes supports diagnosis and evaluation of therapeutic efficacy on an individual basis and thereby makes personalised medicine possible. Apoptosis is a well-organised mode of cell suicide that plays a role in cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Apoptosis is associated with loss of cardiomyocytes following myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic plaque instability, congestive heart failure and allograft rejection of the transplanted heart. Thus, apoptosis constitutes an attractive target for molecular imaging of CVD. Our current knowledge about the molecular players and mechanisms underlying apoptosis offers a rich palette of potential molecular targets for molecular imaging. However, only a few have been successfully developed so far. This review highlights aspects of the molecular machinery and biochemistry of apoptosis relevant to the development of molecular imaging probes. It surveys the role of apoptosis in four major areas of CVD and portrays the importance and future perspectives of apoptosis imaging. The annexin A5 imaging protocol is emphasised since it is the most advanced protocol to measure apoptosis in both preclinical and clinical studies. (orig.)

  18. Globalization, Work, and Cardiovascular Disease.

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    Schnall, Peter L; Dobson, Marnie; Landsbergis, Paul

    2016-10-01

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD), a global epidemic, is responsible for about 30% of all deaths worldwide. While mortality rates from CVD have been mostly declining in the advanced industrialized nations, CVD risk factors, including hypertension, obesity, and diabetes, have been on the increase everywhere. Researchers investigating the social causes of CVD have produced a robust body of evidence documenting the relationships between the work environment and CVD, including through the mechanisms of psychosocial work stressors. We review the empirical evidence linking work, psychosocial stressors, and CVD. These work stressors can produce chronic biologic arousal and promote unhealthy behaviors and thus, increased CVD risk. We offer a theoretical model that illustrates how economic globalization influences the labor market and work organization in high-income countries, which, in turn, exacerbates job characteristics, such as demands, low job control, effort-reward imbalance, job insecurity, and long work hours. There is also a growing interest in "upstream" factors among work stress researchers, including precarious employment, downsizing/restructuring, privatization, and lean production. We conclude with suggestions for future epidemiologic research on the role of work in the development of CVD, as well as policy recommendations for prevention of work-related CVD.

  19. Globalization, Work, and Cardiovascular Disease.

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    Schnall, Peter L; Dobson, Marnie; Landsbergis, Paul

    2016-10-01

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD), a global epidemic, is responsible for about 30% of all deaths worldwide. While mortality rates from CVD have been mostly declining in the advanced industrialized nations, CVD risk factors, including hypertension, obesity, and diabetes, have been on the increase everywhere. Researchers investigating the social causes of CVD have produced a robust body of evidence documenting the relationships between the work environment and CVD, including through the mechanisms of psychosocial work stressors. We review the empirical evidence linking work, psychosocial stressors, and CVD. These work stressors can produce chronic biologic arousal and promote unhealthy behaviors and thus, increased CVD risk. We offer a theoretical model that illustrates how economic globalization influences the labor market and work organization in high-income countries, which, in turn, exacerbates job characteristics, such as demands, low job control, effort-reward imbalance, job insecurity, and long work hours. There is also a growing interest in "upstream" factors among work stress researchers, including precarious employment, downsizing/restructuring, privatization, and lean production. We conclude with suggestions for future epidemiologic research on the role of work in the development of CVD, as well as policy recommendations for prevention of work-related CVD. PMID:27604540

  20. Dietary sodium and cardiovascular disease.

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    Smyth, Andrew; O'Donnell, Martin; Mente, Andrew; Yusuf, Salim

    2015-06-01

    Although an essential nutrient, higher sodium intake is associated with increasing blood pressure (BP), forming the basis for current population-wide sodium restriction guidelines. While short-term clinical trials have achieved low intake (6 months). Guidelines assume that low sodium intake will reduce BP and reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD), compared to moderate intake. However, current observational evidence suggests a J-shaped association between sodium intake and CVD; the lowest risks observed with 3-5 g/day but higher risk with 5 g/day) and increased risk of CVD. Although lower intake may reduce BP, this may be offset by marked increases in neurohormones and other adverse effects which may paradoxically be adverse. Large randomised clinical trials with sufficient follow-up are required to provide robust data on the long-term effects of sodium reduction on CVD incidence. Until such trials are completed, current evidence suggests that moderate sodium intake for the general population (3-5 g/day) is likely the optimum range for CVD prevention.

  1. Allergy and the cardiovascular system.

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    Triggiani, M; Patella, V; Staiano, R I; Granata, F; Marone, G

    2008-09-01

    The most dangerous and life-threatening manifestation of allergic diseases is anaphylaxis, a condition in which the cardiovascular system is responsible for the majority of clinical symptoms and for potentially fatal outcome. The heart is both a source and a target of chemical mediators released during allergic reactions. Mast cells are abundant in the human heart, where they are located predominantly around the adventitia of large coronary arteries and in close contact with the small intramural vessels. Cardiac mast cells can be activated by a variety of stimuli including allergens, complement factors, general anesthetics and muscle relaxants. Mediators released from immunologically activated human heart mast cells strongly influence ventricular function, cardiac rhythm and coronary artery tone. Histamine, cysteinyl leukotrienes and platelet-activating factor (PAF) exert negative inotropic effects and induce myocardial depression that contribute significantly to the pathogenesis of anaphylactic shock. Moreover, cardiac mast cells release chymase and renin that activates the angiotensin system locally, which further induces arteriolar vasoconstriction. The number and density of cardiac mast cells is increased in patients with ischaemic heart disease and dilated cardiomyopathies. This observation may help explain why these conditions are major risk factors for fatal anaphylaxis. A better understanding of the mechanisms involved in cardiac mast cell activation may lead to an improvement in prevention and treatment of systemic anaphylaxis.

  2. Biofluid Dynamics in Cardiovascular System

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    Chung, Hansol; Yoo, Su Jung; Kyung, Richard

    2011-11-01

    Biofluid dynamics is characterized by the study of fluids in biological systems. Common biofluid systems include blood flow in the cardiovascular system and airflow in the lungs. The mathematical modeling of blood flow through the complex geometry of a prosthetic heart valve is a difficult task. In such a problem the complex geometries of the valve must be modeled properly so that they can be studied numerically. The present analysis is performed on a disk-type prosthetic heart valve. The valve is assumed to be in the aortic position and observed the structure of the valve cage influence the flow field near an aortic valve. For the purpose of mathematical modeling, the laminar incompressible two-dimensional steady flow of a homogeneous Newtonian fluid with constant viscosity is assumed. The flow is considered during the greater part of systole when the valve is fully open. Convergent numerical solutions are obtained for Reynolds numbers of 30, 180, 900 and 4500. Stream function, horizontal velocity, vertical velocity and shear stress solutions are computed at every grid point.

  3. Significance of Cardiac Rehabilitation on Cardiovascular Diseases

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    Krutika Gajjar

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Considering the high mortality and morbidity rate associated with cardiovascular diseases, Cardiacrehabilitation (CR is regarded for prevention and management of cardiovascular diseases. CR servicesare generally provided in an outpatient as comprehensive, long-term programs involving medicalevaluation, prescribed exercise, cardiac risk factor modification, education and counseling. This includesnutritional therapies, weight loss program management of lipid abnormalities with diet and medication,blood pressure control, diabetes management and stress management. The exercise component of a totalapproach to rehabilitation helps to overcome the fears and anxieties that so many people experience aftera heart attack. Aerobic exercise training program improves cardiovascular fitness in both healthyindividual and cardiac patients. Cardiac rehabilitation prevents and treat cardiovascular disease, reducescardiac risk factors, improving patient’s exercise capacity and enhancing quality of life. Aerobicexercise with intensity of approximately 60 to 70% of the maximal heart rate for 30 to 60 minutes, 3 to 4times a week, for 4 to 6 weeks enhances exercise capacity.

  4. Cardiovascular risk factors in subjects with psoriasis

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    Jensen, Peter; Thyssen, Jacob P; Zachariae, Claus;

    2012-01-01

    Background Epidemiological data have established an association between cardiovascular disease and psoriasis. Only one general population study has so far compared prevalences of cardiovascular risk factors among subjects with psoriasis and control subjects. We aimed to determine the prevalence...... of cardiovascular risk factors in subjects with and without psoriasis in the general population. Methods During 2006-2008, a cross-sectional study was performed in the general population in Copenhagen, Denmark. A total of 3471 subjects participated in a general health examination that included assessment of current...... between subjects with and without psoriasis with regard to traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Conclusions Our results contrast with the hitherto-reported increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome in subjects with psoriasis in the general US population. However, our results agree with those of other...

  5. Cardiovascular physiology and diseases of pet birds.

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    Pees, Michael; Krautwald-Junghanns, Maria-Elisabeth

    2009-01-01

    Avian cardiac disease in pet birds occurs more often than previously assumed. The article focuses on anatomic peculiarities of the avian cardiovascular system and common diseases. Diagnostic possibilities are demonstrated, and therapeutic measures are discussed.

  6. Top 10 Myths about Cardiovascular Disease

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    ... Blood Pressure Tools & Resources Stroke More Top 10 Myths about Cardiovascular Disease Updated:May 20,2016 How ... Let’s set the record straight on some common myths. “I’m too young to worry about heart ...

  7. Carotenoids as signaling molecules in cardiovascular biology

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    Abolfazl Barzegari

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Oxidative stress and inflammation play important roles in the etiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD. Thus, natural antioxidant carotenoids existing in fruits and vegetables could have a significant role in the prevention of CVD. Nevertheless,clinical data are conflicting about the positive effect of some antioxidant carotenoids in reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Many biological actions of carotenoids have been attributed to their antioxidant effect; however, the precise mechanism by which carotenoids produce their beneficial effects is still under discussion. They might modulate molecular pathways involved in cell proliferation, acting at Akt, tyrosine kinases, mitogen activated protein kinase (MAP kinase and growth factor signaling cascades. Screening for a promising cardiovascular protective carotenoids therefore might be performed in vitro and in vivo with caution in cross-interaction with other molecules involved in signaling pathways especially those affecting microRNAs, performing a role in molecular modulation of cardiovascular cells.

  8. Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis

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    Full Text Available Psoriatic arthritis (PsA is an inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. In addition to skin and joint involvement, there is increasing evidence suggesting that patients with PsA also have an increase in risk of clinical and subclinical cardiovascular diseases, mostly due to accelerating atherosclerosis. Both conventional and nonconventional cardiovascular risk factors contribute to the increased cardiovascular risk in PsA. Chronic inflammation plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis in PsA, acting independently and/or synergistically with the conventional risk factors. In this paper, we discuss the current literature indicating that patients with PsA are at risk of cardiovascular diseases.

  9. Acute lung injury induces cardiovascular dysfunction

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    Suda, Koichi; Tsuruta, Masashi; Eom, Jihyoun;

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    Acute lung injury (ALI) is associated with systemic inflammation and cardiovascular dysfunction. IL-6 is a biomarker of this systemic response and a predictor of cardiovascular events, but its possible causal role is uncertain. Inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β2 agonists (ICS/LABA) down......-regulate the systemic expression of IL-6, but whether they can ameliorate the cardiovascular dysfunction related to ALI is uncertain. We sought to determine whether IL-6 contributes to the cardiovascular dysfunction related to ALI, and whether budesonide/formoterol ameliorates this process. Wild-type mice were...... these impairments (vasodilatory responses to acetylcholine, P = 0.005; cardiac output, P = 0.025). Pretreatment with the combination of budesonide and formoterol, but not either alone, ameliorated the vasodilatory responses to acetylcholine (P = 0.018) and cardiac output (P drugs also attenuated...

  10. Potassium in hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

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    Castro, Hector; Raij, Leopoldo

    2013-05-01

    The increased prevalence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease in industrialized societies undoubtedly is associated with the modern high-sodium/low-potassium diet. Extensive experimental and clinical data strongly link potassium intake to cardiovascular outcome. Most studies suggest that the sodium-to-potassium intake ratio is a better predictor of cardiovascular outcome than either nutrient individually. A high-sodium/low-potassium environment results in significant abnormalities in central hemodynamics, leading to potential target organ damage. Altered renal sodium handling, impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilatation, and increased oxidative stress are important mediators of this effect. It remains of paramount importance to reinforce consumption of a low-sodium/high-potassium diet as a critical strategy for prevention and treatment of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

  11. CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS WITH HYPOTHYROIDISM AND ADIPOKINES

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    Full Text Available The article describes the mechanisms of development of cardiovascular disorders and dyslipidemia with hypothyroidism. Reference data are presented that are devoted to the study of adipokines content with hypothyroidism and their effect on echocardiographic indicators.

  12. Adipose Inflammation, Insulin Resistance, and Cardiovascular Disease

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    Shah, Arti; Mehta, Nehal; Reilly, Muredach P.

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    Adiposity-associated inflammation and insulin resistance are strongly implicated in the development of type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. This article reviews the mechanisms of adipose inflammation, because these may represent therapeutic targets for insulin resistance and for prevention of metabolic and cardiovascular consequences of obesity. The initial insult in adipose inflammation and insulin resistance, mediated by macrophage recruitment and endogenous ligand ac...

  13. Cardiovascular risk factor investigation: a pediatric issue

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    Full Text Available Anabel N Rodrigues,1 Glaucia R Abreu,2 Rogério S Resende,1 Washington LS Goncalves,1 Sonia Alves Gouvea21School of Medicine, University Center of Espírito Santo, Colatina, Brazil; 2Postgraduate Program in Physiological Sciences, Center for Health Sciences, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Vitória, BrazilObjectives: To correlate cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hyperglycemia, sedentariness in childhood and adolescence with the occurrence of cardiovascular disease.Sources: A systematic review of books and selected articles from PubMed, SciELO and Cochrane from 1992 to 2012.Summary of findings: Risk factors for atherosclerosis are present in childhood, although cardiovascular disease arises during adulthood. This article presents the main studies that describe the importance of investigating the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in childhood and their associations. Significant rates of hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemia, and sedentariness occur in children and adolescents. Blood pressure needs to be measured in childhood. An increase in arterial blood pressure in young people predicts hypertension in adulthood. The death rate from cardiovascular disease is lowest in children with lower cholesterol levels and in individuals who exercise regularly. In addition, there is a high prevalence of sedentariness in children and adolescents.Conclusions: Studies involving the analysis of cardiovascular risk factors should always report the prevalence of these factors and their correlations during childhood because these factors are indispensable for identifying an at-risk population. The identification of risk factors in asymptomatic children could contribute to a decrease in cardiovascular disease, preventing such diseases as hypertension, obesity, and dyslipidemia from becoming the epidemics of this century.Keywords: cardiovascular risk, children, hypertension, obesity

  14. Cardiovascular reactivity, stress, and physical activity

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    Chun-Jung eHuang; Webb, Heather E.; Zourdos, Michael C.; Acevedo, Edmund O.

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    Psychological stress has been proposed as a major contributor to the progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Acute mental stress can activate the sympathetic-adrenal-medullary (SAM) axis, eliciting the release of catecholamines (NE and EPI) resulting in the elevation of heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP). Combined stress (psychological and physical) can exacerbate these cardiovascular responses, which may partially contribute to the elevated risk of CVD and increased proportionate...

  15. Adiponectin Actions in the Cardiovascular System

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    Hopkins, Teresa A.; Ouchi, Noriyuki; Shibata, Rei; Walsh, Kenneth

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    Obesity is strongly associated with the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Levels of the hormone adiponectin are downregulated in obese individuals, and several experimental studies show that adiponectin protects against the development of various obesity-related metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. Adiponectin exhibits favorable effects on atherogenesis, endothelial function, and vascular remodeling by modulation of signaling cascades in cells of the...

  16. Nutrition and cardiovascular diseases of women.

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    Dustan, H P

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    Atherosclerosis and hypertension are, by far, the most common cardiovascular diseases affecting women, and both are influenced by diet. Atherosclerosis occurs more commonly in men than women; generally women are 10 to 15 years older than men when symptoms develop. The prevalence of hypertension is about equal in the two sexes, particularly in middle aged and older persons. These cardiovascular diseases are major causes of death and disability in this country. Atherosclerosis results in myocar...

  17. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Cardiovascular Disease

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    Edmondson, Donald; Cohen, Beth E.

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    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder initiated by exposure to a traumatic event and characterized by intrusive thoughts about the event, attempts to avoid reminders of the event, and physiological hyperarousal. In a number of large prospective observational studies, PTSD has been associated with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. Also, in recent years, a number of studies have shown that cardiovascular events can themselves cause PTSD in more than 1 in...

  18. Oxidants and antioxidants in cardiovascular disease

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    2010-01-01

    Background Cardiovascular diseases, including myocardial infarction and stroke, are the main reason of death in Sweden and Western Europe. High iron stores are believed to produce oxygen radicals, which is the presumed putative mechanism behind lipid peroxidation, atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease. Iron levels are associated with the hemochromatosis associated HFE single nucleotide polymorphisms C282Y and H63D. Bilirubin is an antioxidant present in relatively high levels ...

  19. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in carotid atherosclerotic disease

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    Chen Huijun; Wang Jinnan; Li Rui; Ferguson Marina S; Kerwin William S; Dong Li; Canton Gador; Hatsukami Thomas S; Yuan Chun

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Atherosclerosis is a chronic, progressive, inflammatory disease affecting many vascular beds. Disease progression leads to acute cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction, stroke and death. The diseased carotid alone is responsible for one third of the 700,000 new or recurrent strokes occurring yearly in the United States. Imaging plays an important role in the management of atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) of the carotid vessel wall is one promi...

  20. Interventional cardiovascular magnetic resonance: still tantalizing

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    Saikus Christina E; Kocaturk Ozgur; Guttman Michael A; Faranesh Anthony Z; Ratnayaka Kanishka; Lederman Robert J

    2008-01-01

    Abstract The often touted advantages of MR guidance remain largely unrealized for cardiovascular interventional procedures in patients. Many procedures have been simulated in animal models. We argue these opportunities for clinical interventional MR will be met in the near future. This paper reviews technical and clinical considerations and offers advice on how to implement a clinical-grade interventional cardiovascular MR (iCMR) laboratory. We caution that this reflects our personal view of ...

  1. Modelo del Costo Basado en la Actividad aplicado a consultas por trazadores de enfermedades cardiovasculares

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    Marteau Silvia A.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Hacer un análisis de costos, de la atención médica en consultas externas, mediante la metodología del Costo Basado en la Actividad (ABC, por sus siglas en inglés y en relación con eventos trazadores de enfermedades cardiovasculares de origen isquémico en las instituciones del sector público. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: El estudio se basó en consultas por enfermedades o eventos trazadores (n=290 y no trazadores (n=1 710, de una muestra de 2 000 consultas de primera vez de un hospital zonal general de agudos (San Roque de Gonnet, de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, y se realizó de abril a octubre de 1998. El costo se evaluó con la metodología del ABC. RESULTADOS: El mejoramiento de las actividades de atención en el servicio de Clínica Médica conllevaría un ahorro sustancial en los costos indirectos, equivalente a un porcentaje promedio de 7.11 sobre los productos definidos como consultas por hipertensión arterial (HTA, dislipidemia y diabetes. El ahorro total en el costo unitario por producto que se produciría si se eliminaran las actividades mencionadas, estaría en el orden de 11.78% para el producto HTA, de 13.96% para dislipidemia, de 19.05% para diabetes y de 11.45% para las enfermedades no trazadores. Se asignó o se gastó ineficientemente 66.26% de los costos totales indirectos correspondientes al producto dislipidemia y 61.80% de los correspondientes a diabetes. El costo unitario total de las consultas en el servicio de Clínica Médica, según el método tradicional, es de $22.98, valor que en algunos casos está muy por debajo del costo obtenido a partir del método ABC aplicado en este estudio. CONCLUSIONES: Es necesario trabajar en el rediseño del proceso de atención para evaluar las actividades que no agreguen valor al mismo; éstas únicamente generan molestias y demoras al paciente y provocan ineficiencias en el sistema, dado que se asignan recursos a actividades que no optimizan la gestión y, como

  2. Space radiation and cardiovascular disease risk.

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    Boerma, Marjan; Nelson, Gregory A; Sridharan, Vijayalakshmi; Mao, Xiao-Wen; Koturbash, Igor; Hauer-Jensen, Martin

    2015-12-26

    Future long-distance space missions will be associated with significant exposures to ionizing radiation, and the health risks of these radiation exposures during manned missions need to be assessed. Recent Earth-based epidemiological studies in survivors of atomic bombs and after occupational and medical low dose radiation exposures have indicated that the cardiovascular system may be more sensitive to ionizing radiation than was previously thought. This has raised the concern of a cardiovascular disease risk from exposure to space radiation during long-distance space travel. Ground-based studies with animal and cell culture models play an important role in estimating health risks from space radiation exposure. Charged particle space radiation has dense ionization characteristics and may induce unique biological responses, appropriate simulation of the space radiation environment and careful consideration of the choice of the experimental model are critical. Recent studies have addressed cardiovascular effects of space radiation using such models and provided first results that aid in estimating cardiovascular disease risk, and several other studies are ongoing. Moreover, astronauts could potentially be administered pharmacological countermeasures against adverse effects of space radiation, and research is focused on the development of such compounds. Because the cardiovascular response to space radiation has not yet been clearly defined, the identification of potential pharmacological countermeasures against cardiovascular effects is still in its infancy. PMID:26730293

  3. Space radiation and cardiovascular disease risk.

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    Boerma, Marjan; Nelson, Gregory A; Sridharan, Vijayalakshmi; Mao, Xiao-Wen; Koturbash, Igor; Hauer-Jensen, Martin

    2015-12-26

    Future long-distance space missions will be associated with significant exposures to ionizing radiation, and the health risks of these radiation exposures during manned missions need to be assessed. Recent Earth-based epidemiological studies in survivors of atomic bombs and after occupational and medical low dose radiation exposures have indicated that the cardiovascular system may be more sensitive to ionizing radiation than was previously thought. This has raised the concern of a cardiovascular disease risk from exposure to space radiation during long-distance space travel. Ground-based studies with animal and cell culture models play an important role in estimating health risks from space radiation exposure. Charged particle space radiation has dense ionization characteristics and may induce unique biological responses, appropriate simulation of the space radiation environment and careful consideration of the choice of the experimental model are critical. Recent studies have addressed cardiovascular effects of space radiation using such models and provided first results that aid in estimating cardiovascular disease risk, and several other studies are ongoing. Moreover, astronauts could potentially be administered pharmacological countermeasures against adverse effects of space radiation, and research is focused on the development of such compounds. Because the cardiovascular response to space radiation has not yet been clearly defined, the identification of potential pharmacological countermeasures against cardiovascular effects is still in its infancy.

  4. [Active interventions in hypercholesteroloemia patients with high cardiovascular risk in primary care; estudio ESPROCOL].

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    Tárraga López, Pedro J; García-Norro Herreros, F J; Tárraga Marcos, Loreto; Solera Albero, Juan; González López, Esteban; Ruiz García, Antonio; Pallarés Carratalá, Vicente; Castro Navarro, José Luis; Alins Presas, Josep; Panisello Royo, Josefa María

    2015-06-01

    Introducción: la hipercolesterolemia es uno de los principales factores de riesgo modificables de la enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV). Su reducción disminuye la morbimortalidad por cardiopatía isquémica y ECV en general, en prevención primaria y, especialmente, en prevención secundaria. Objetivo: comprobar si una práctica clínica protocolizada e intensiva permite vencer la inercia y alcanzar el objetivo terapéutico (OT) de c-LDL muestreo consecutivo se incluyeron 310 pacientes de alto riesgo cardiovascular (diabéticos o con ECV establecida), tratados previamente con estatinas, que no alcanzaban el OT de c-LDL. Resultados: los sujetos del estudio tenían una edad media de 65,2 años, de los que el 60,32 % eran varones. El 41,64 % presentaban un EVC previo, infarto agudo de miocardio (20,33 %), angina (16,07 %), ictus/AIT (9,19 %), artropatía (5,25 %), diabetes (70,87 %), hipertensión (71,01 %) y obesidad abdominal (69,62 %). El 43,57 % (IC95 %: 37,21; 50,08) de los pacientes que realizaron la segunda visita (241) consiguieron el OT. El 62,50 % (IC95 %: 55,68; 68,98) de los que realizaron la tercera (216) consiguieron el OT. Finalmente, el 77,56 % (IC95 %: 72,13; 83,08) de los pacientes que realizaron la última visita (205) consiguieron el OT. A lo largo del estudio hubo una reducción de los niveles de c-LDL desde los 135,6 mg/dL en la visita basal, 107,4 mg/dL en la segunda visita, 97,3 mg/dL en la tercera visita, hasta los 90,7 mg/dL en la visita final (p < 0,0001). El incremento de c-HDL entre la visita basal (50,9 mg/dL) y la final (53,6 mg/dL) también fue significativo (p = 0,013). Conclusiones: la reevaluación e intensificación del tratamiento en pacientes de alto riesgo cardiovascular atendidos en Atención Primaria, aplicando las indicaciones de las guías, permite alcanzar el OT en más de las tres cuartas partes de los previamente no controlados en el plazo de medio año. Estos resultados nos deben estimular a superar la inercia terap

  5. Adaptação metabólica diante de hipercapnia persistente aguda em pacientes submetidos à ventilação mecânica por síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo

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    Thiago Gomes Romano; Mario Diego Teles Correia; Pedro Vitale Mendes; Fernando Godinho Zampieri; Alexandre Toledo Maciel; Marcelo Park

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    RESUMO Objetivo: A hipercapnia resultante da ventilação protetora na síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo desencadeia uma compensação metabólica do pH que ainda não foi completamente caracterizada. Nosso objetivo foi descrever esta compensação metabólica. Métodos: Os dados foram recuperados a partir de uma base de dados registrada de forma prospectiva. Foram obtidas as variáveis dos pacientes no momento da admissão e quando da instalação da hipercapnia até o terceiro dia após sua in...

  6. Hemograma e proteinograma plasmático de eqüinos hígidos e de eqüinos acometidos por abdômem agudo, antes e após laparotomia

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    Fagliari J.J.; Silva S.L.

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    Foram examinados 20 eqüinos adultos, 10 sadios e 10 acometidos por abdômen agudo, submetidos à laparotomia. O exame clínico e a colheita de amostras de sangue foram realizados antes da laparotomia e diariamente, a partir da cirurgia, até o 10º dia após a intervenção. Constatou-se elevação da temperatura retal, das freqüências cardíaca e respiratória, do número de hemácias e de leucócitos, do volume globular e dos valores das proteínas plasmáticas após a cirurgia, em ambos os grupos, porém com...

  7. Predictores de reperfusión miocárdica tisular luego de la angioplastia en el infarto agudo de miocardio

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    Jorge Thierer

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available IntroducciónLa angioplastia primaria tiene una eficacia limitada ya que deja a un grupo considerable de pacientessin lograr una reperfusión miocárdica tisular adecuada. Los factores clínicos, angiográficosy terapéuticos que influyen en el grado de reperfusión no han sido claramente establecidos.ObjetivosIdentificar los factores independientes asociados con la ausencia de reperfusión tisular luegode la angioplastia primaria.Material y métodosSe analizaron 140 pacientes incluidos prospectivamente en el estudio aleatorizado Protectionof Distal Embolization in High-Risk Patients with Acute ST-Segment Elevation MyocardialInfarction Trial (PREMIAR. Este estudio evaluó la utilización de un filtro de proteccióndistal durante la angioplastia en el infarto agudo de miocardio con supradesnivel del segmentoST en pacientes de alto riesgo trombótico (solamente incluyendo flujo coronario basalTIMI 0-2. El punto final primario fue la resolución completa del segmento ST a los 60minutos, definida como disminución del ST ≥ 70% con el empleo de monitorización continuadel segmento ST. Se desarrolló un modelo de regresión logística para identificar los predictoresindependientes.ResultadosSe observó resolución completa del segmento ST a los 60 minutos luego de la angioplastiaen 82 pacientes (63%, mientras que 53 pacientes (37% presentaron resolución incompletaque se asoció con una tasa de mortalidad, reinfarto y/o insuficiencia cardíaca a los 30 díasdel 8,5% y 18,9%, respectivamente (p = 0,07. Los pacientes que no lograron una reperfusióntisular adecuada tuvieron con más frecuencia compromiso de localización anterior (79%versus 33%; p = 0,001, mayor frecuencia cardíaca (81 ± 20 versus 70 ± 15; p 1 (30%versus 17%; p = 0,07, respectivamente. El análisis multivariado demostró que el infarto delocalización anterior (OR 8,22, IC 95% 3,67-18,4; p < 0,001 se asoció con ausencia dereperfusión completa, mientras que el uso de inhibidores

  8. Nefropatía por contraste en el síndrome coronario agudo Contrast induced nephropathy in acute coronary syndrome

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    Mariana Carnevalini

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La nefropatía inducida por contraste (NIC es una de las causas más frecuentes de insuficiencia renal en pacientes internados. En el síndrome coronario agudo (SCA, la presencia de NIC aumenta la morbimortalidad. Las medidas de profilaxis y los factores de riesgo intervinientes de NIC en SCA no han sido determinados con exactitud. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la incidencia de NIC y los factores asociados a su desarrollo en pacientes ingresados en unidad coronaria con requerimiento de cinecoronariografía (CCG. Se realizó un estudio de cohorte retrospectivo. Se incluyeron pacientes consecutivos cursando SCA estudiados con CCG dentro de las 72 horas de su admisión. Se definió NIC al aumento del 25% del valor de creatinina a las 48 h sobre el nivel basal de ingreso. El período de inclusión fue entre el 1° de enero de 2004 hasta el 30 de junio de 2010. Se analizaron 125 casos. La incidencia de NIC fue del 10.4% (n = 13. En el análisis multivariado, los factores asociados independientemente a su desarrollo fueron la edad [OR 1.05 (IC 95% 1.004 - 1.11 p = 0.034], la angioplastia a múltiple vaso [OR 2.2 (IC 95% 1.07 - 4.8, p = 0.03] y el volumen de contraste utilizado [OR 1.007 (IC 95% 1.001 - 1.01, p = 0.014].Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN is one of the most frequent causes of acute renal failure in hospitalized patients. It is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality in patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI. Risk factors and prevention strategies are not well defined. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence and clinical risk factors associated to the development of contrast induced nephropathy in patients hospitalized for ACS. In a retrospective cohort we analyzed consecutive patients hospitalized for ACS undergoing urgent PCI within 72 hours from the admission. CIN was defined as a 25% increase of creatinine levels from baseline at 48

  9. Síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo pulmonar e extrapulmonar: existem diferenças? Pulmonary and extrapulmonary acute respiratory distress syndrome: are they different?

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    Cristiane S. N. Baez Garcia

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A patogênese da síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo (SDRA tem sido explicada pela presença de uma agressão direta (SDRA pulmonar e/ou indireta (SDRA extrapulmonar ao parênquima pulmonar. Evidências indicam que a fisiopatologia da doença pode diferir com o tipo de lesão. O objetivo deste estudo foi apresentar breve revisão das diferenças entre a SDRA pulmonar e a SDRA extrapulmonar e discutir as interações entre os aspectos morfofuncionais e a resposta aos diferentes tratamentos. CONTEÚDO: Esta revisão bibliográfica baseou-se em uma pesquisa sistemática de artigos experimentais e clínicos sobre SDRA incluídos nas bases de dados MedLine e SciElo nos últimos 20 anos. Muitos pesquisadores concordam, com base em estudos experimentais, que a SDRA pulmonar e a SDRA extrapulmonar não são idênticas no que diz respeito aos aspectos morfofuncionais, a resposta à pressão positiva ao final da expiração (PEEP, manobra de recrutamento alveolar, posição prona e outras terapias farmacológicas. Entretanto, os estudos clínicos têm descrito resultados contraditórios, os quais podem ser atribuídos à dificuldade de se classificar a SDRA em uma ou outra etiologia, e de se precisar o início, a fase e a gravidade da SDRA nos pacientes. CONCLUSÕES: Pacientes com SDRA de etiologias distintas perduram sendo considerados como pertencendo a uma mesma síndrome e, assim, são tratados da mesma forma. Logo, é fundamental entender as diferenças fisiopatológicas entre a SDRA pulmonar e extrapulmonar para que a terapia seja mais bem direcionada.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS has been described by the presence of direct (pulmonary and/or indirect (extrapulmonary insult to the lung parenchyma. Evidence indicates that the pathophysiology of ARDS may differ according to the type of primary insult. This article presents a brief overview of differences

  10. Ejercicio y la detección del mal agudo de montaña grave Exercise and the detection of severe acute mountain sickness

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    Adrián Garófoli

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available El mal agudo de montaña (MAM es un conjunto de síntomas inespecíficos padecidos por sujetos que ascienden rápidamente desde baja a alta altura sin adecuada aclimatación. Usualmente es autolimitado, pero las formas graves (edema pulmonar y cerebral pueden causar la muerte. La hipoxemia exagerada en reposo está relacionada con el desarrollo de MAM pero su valor predictivo es limitado. Dado que el ejercicio en altura se acompaña de mayor hipoxemia y síntomas, postulamos el valor predictivo de un simple test de ejercicio para pronosticar MAM grave. Se estudió el valor predictivo de la saturación de oxígeno en reposo y ejercicio submáximo a 2.700 m y 4 300 m en 63 sujetos que ascendían al cerro Aconcagua (6 962 m. Se consideró desaturación de oxígeno con ejercicio a una disminución = 5% respecto al reposo. Se utilizó la escala de Lake-Louise para establecer la presencia de MAM grave. Seis sujetos presentaron MAM grave (9.5% y requirieron evacuación. La saturación de oxígeno en reposo a 2.700 m no fue significativa para clasificar sujetos que luego desarrollaron MAM grave. Por el contrario, la asociación de desaturación durante el ejercicio a 2.700 m más la saturación inapropiada en reposo a 4.300 m fue significativa para clasificar a los sujetos que desarrollaron MAM grave con un valor predictivo positivo de 80% y un valor predictivo negativo del 97%. Nuestros resultados son relevantes para el montañismo y sugieren la adición de un simple test de ejercicio en la predicción del MAM grave.Acute mountain sickness (AMS is a group of non-specific symptoms, seen in subjects that ascend from low to high altitude too quickly, without allowing sufficient time to acclimatize. Usually it is self-limiting, but the severe forms (pulmonary and cerebral edema can be fatal. Exaggerated hypoxemia at rest is related to later development of AMS but its predictive value is limited. Since exercise at altitude induces greater hypoxemia and

  11. Abdome agudo perfurativo por corpo estranho em paciente com situs inversus totalis Perfurative acute abdomen due to foreign body in patient with situs inversus totalis

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    André Vitorio Câmara Oliveira

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Situs inversus totalis é descoberta importante para a conduta clínica cirúrgica. Corpo estranho no intestino grosso pode ocorrer devido a ingestão ou introdução anal. A perfuração intestinal é acompanhada de elevada morbidade e constitui-se em desafio aos cirurgiões. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente, masculino, 28 anos, deficiente mental, com dor e distensão abdominal há sete dias, anorexia há dois, parada de eliminação de gases e fezes, sem vômitos. Ao exame apresentava dispnéia leve, desidratação (++/4++, PA= 70X40mmHg, anictérico, abdome tenso, difusamente doloroso, distendido e hipertimpânico, ruídos hidroaéreos ausentes. A radiografia de tórax evidenciou dextroversão cardíaca, pneumoperitônio bilateral com bolha gástrica à direita. Devido ao estado geral grave e diagnóstico confirmado de abdome agudo perfurativo, realizou-se reposição hidroeletrolítica venosa e foi submetido à celiotomia exploradora, onde evidenciou-se peritonite fecalóide difusa e perfuração de cólon sigmóide por corpo estranho. Realizaram-se retirada do corpo estranho, limpeza mecânica, ampla lavagem da cavidade peritoneal, retossigmoidectomia à Hartmann e drenagem bilateral. CONCLUSÃO: Apesar de ser entidade rara, o diagnóstico de situs inversus totalis deve ser suspeitado durante o exame físico e confirmado através de exames de imagem, uma vez que as variações anatômicas podem prejudicar o desempenho clinicocirúrgico.BACKGROUND: Situs inversus totalis is an important discovery for the conduct of clinical surgery. The foreign body in the large intestine can occur due to ingestion or anal introduction. The intestinal perforation is accompanied by high morbidity and becomes a challenge for the surgeons. CASE REPORT: Patient, male, 28 years old, mentally feeble, with pain and abdominal distension for seven days, anorexia for two days, no elimination of gas and feces, no vomiting. On the examination he showed mild

  12. Vigilancia epidemiológica para el infarto agudo al miocardio, experiencia obtenida en el Hospital Calderón Guardia

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    Manrique leal-Mateos

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Justificación y objetivo: Debido a que el infarto agudo al miocardio representa una de las principales causas de muerte en nuestro país, la autoridades de salud decidieron, en 2003, incluirlo como una enfermedad sujeta a vigilancia epidemiológica. El presente trabajo tiene como propósito dar a conocer la información más sobresaliente del sistema de vigilancia epidemiológica para el IAM, implementado en el servicio de Medicina Interna del Hospital Calderón Guardia. Metodología: Se realizó un análisis descriptivo de la información recolectada desde el 1 de octubre de 2003, al 30 de septiembre de 2004. Las variables cualitativas se analizaron mediante frecuencias y proporciones. Las variables cuantitativas se expresaron por medio de medidas de tendencia central y dispersión. Las diferencias entre promedios y proporciones se compararon mediante la prueba de t Student. La significancia estadística fue fijada en p Rationale and Objective: Since acute myocardial infarction represents one of the main causes of death in our country, the health authorities decided in the year 2003 to include it as an illness subject to epidemiological surveillance. The present paper has as its purpose to give the most salient information of the epidemiological surveillance system for myocardial infarction implemented in the Internal Medicine service of the Calderón Guardia hospital. Methods: We did a descriptive analysis of the information collected since October First, 2003 and until September the 30th., 2004. Qualitative variables were analyzed with frequencies and proportions. The quantitative variables were expressed by means of measures of central tendency as well as measures of dispersion. The differences between averages and proportions were compared with the Student's t test. Statistical significance was fixed at less or equal to 0.05. We used the Epi Info program for data processing. Results: The age average was 64.6 years (S.D. + 12.2 years. 66

  13. Tríptico informativo multicultural del tratamiento del dolor agudo postoperatorio Multicultural informative triptych of post-surgery acute pain

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    M. J. González Forte

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: las Organizaciones de Salud no son ajenas a los movimientos migratorios humanos que han dibujado una nueva realidad multicultural, debiendo gestionar la diversidad en el "día a día". Los Sistemas Sanitarios consideran beneficiosa la información y la participación de los pacientes en su proceso asistencial, que en ocasiones se ve dificultada por la barrera idiomática en algunos de nuestros pacientes. Existen diversos factores que influyen en el dolor postoperatorio. Entre dichos factores destaca la preparación preoperatoria del paciente, incluyendo el nivel de información y su nivel de ansiedad. Para ayudar a mejorar este aspecto es necesario emitir la información en diferentes idiomas. El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido mejorar la comunicación entre los profesionales y los usuarios. Para ello, decidimos elaborar un Tríptico Informativo Multicultural del Tratamiento del Dolor Agudo Postoperatorio, que contempla los idiomas más prevalentes en nuestra Área. Material y métodos: se distinguen diferentes fases en la elaboración, diseño y traducción del tríptico informativo multicultural: constitución de una Comisión para el diseño y elaboración del tríptico en español, traducción del tríptico a los idiomas de los grupos de usuarios no hispanohablantes más prevalentes en nuestro hospital, verificación de las traducciones por personal sanitario nativo de dichas lenguas, revisión y evaluación por la Comisión de Calidad del Hospital Universitario Puerto Real (HUPR, aprobación de Tríptico por la Comisión de Calidad, impresión del Tríptico y distribución en la Consulta de Preanestesia para su distribución entre los pacientes. Resultados: se elabora y diseña un Tríptico Informativo-Educativo que es traducido a las lenguas nativas de los principales grupos de pacientes atendidos (español, inglés, francés, alemán y árabe, facilitando el conocimiento de nuestra Unidad a la mayoría de las personas que

  14. Desarrollo de un modelo de ajuste por el riesgo para el infarto agudo de miocardio en España: comparación con el modelo de Charlson y el modelo ices. Aplicaciones para medir resultados asistenciales

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    Juan Manuel Sendra Gutiérrez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: El infarto agudo de miocardio representa una importante carga de morbimortalidad en los países desarrollados. El objetivo de este trabajo es desarrollar un modelo de ajuste por el riesgo para evaluar los resultados del manejo de esta patología y comparar su desempeño con otros modelos. Métodos: Se desarrolla un modelo de ajuste de riesgo para el infarto agudo de miocardio mediante regresión logística con la información de una base de datos administrativa de hospitales españoles, considerando la mortalidad intrahospitalaria como variable respuesta y variables propias del paciente como predictoras. Se compara su capacidad predictiva con la del modelo de Charlson y el modelo ICES. Los modelos se aplican para evaluar la mortalidad intrahospitalaria. Resultados: La edad (OR: 1,07; la localización anterolateral (OR: 2,32 e inferoposterior (OR:1,91; el shock cardiogénico (OR:39,99, las arritmias (OR: 94,43, la enfermedad cerebrovascular (OR:2,15 y la insuficiencia renal (OR:1,87 aparecen asociados con un mayor riesgo de mortalidad. El modelo desarrollado ofrece mejor capacidad predictiva (-2LL: 2240 que el modelo de Charlson (-2LL: 3073 y el modelo ICES (-2LL: 2366. No hay diferencias significativas en la mortalidad ajustada por el riesgo de los 23 hospitales estudiados, ni diferencias entre centros públicos y privados, ni por volumen de atención o nivel tecnológico. La coronariografía (RMAR: 0,66 y las intervenciones coronarias percutáneas (RMAR: 0,69 son procedimientos con efecto protector. Conclusiones: El modelo desarrollado puede constituir una herramienta útil para evaluar la práctica asistencial del infarto en centros hospitalarios.

  15. Efecto de un tratamiento agudo con norgestomet en la dinámica folicular de vacas Cebú x Holstein sincronizadas con implantes de norgestomet y eCG

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    R. Páez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar el efecto de una inyección de norgestomet en la dinámica folicular de vacas Cebú x Holstein sincronizadas con implantes de norgestomet. Se utilizaron 50 vacas en lactación con más de 60 días posparto, las cuales recibieron un implante de 3 mg de norgestomet y una dosis luteolítica de PGF2a (día cero. El día cinco, a 25 vacas (grupo Norg, se les administraron 1.8 mg de norgestomet intramuscular (IM y 25 vacas (grupo testigo, recibieron 3 ml de solución salina. El noveno día se retiró el implante, se realizó un destete temporal por 72 h y los animales fueron divididos al azar dentro de sus tratamientos para recibir (n = 23 o no (n = 27 500 UI de eCG. Posteriormente, las vacas fueron observadas durante cinco días en forma continua para la detección de signos de estro. Se realizaron diariamente ecografías de los ovarios desde el día de la inserción del implante hasta la presentación de estro. El tratamiento agudo con norgestomet provocó recambio del folículo dominante (FD en 40% (10/25 de las vacas, contra 16% (4/25 del grupo testigo (P 0.05 el porcentaje de vacas que presentaron estro ni el tiempo de presentación del mismo. Se concluye que el tratamiento agudo con norgestomet, durante la sincronización del estro con progestágenos, provoca atresia y recambio folicular. Sin embargo, este efecto depende de la etapa de desarrollo del folículo dominante al momento del tratamiento.

  16. Dietary fibre and cardiovascular health.

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    Sánchez-Muniz, F J

    2012-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in developed countries. CVD is an inflammatory disease associated with risk factors that include hypercholesterolemia and hypertension. Furthermore, the evolution of this disease depends on the amount of modified lipoproteins (e.g. oxidized) present in the arterial subendothelium. Diet is considered the cornerstone for CVD treatment, as it can lower not only atherogenic lipoprotein levels and degree of oxidation, but also blood pressure, thrombogenesis and concentrations of some relevant factors (e.g. homocystein).Among different diets, the Mediterranean diet stands out due to their benefits on several health benefits, in particular with regard to CVD. Rich in vegetable foods, this diet contributes both quantitatively and qualitatively to essential fibre compounds (cellulose, hemicellulose, gums, mucilages, pectins, oligosaccharides, lignins, etc.). The present paper analyzes the effects of fibre consumption on a) cholesterol and lipoprotein levels; b) systolic and diastolic blood pressures; and c) antioxidant availability and profile. Some studies and meta-analysis are revised, as the possible mechanisms by which fibre may decrease plasma total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol and blood pressure and to act as antioxidant, as well. In addition, author's own publications regarding the effect of fibre matrix (e.g. seaweeds) on arylesterase and the gene expression of some key antioxidant enzymes are reviewed. The paper also includes data concerning the possible interaction between fibre and some hypolipemic drugs, which may make it possible to attain similar hypolipemic effects with lower dosages, with the consequent decrease in possible side effects. The review concludes with a summary of nutritional objectives related to the consumption of carbohydrates and fibre supplements. PMID:22566302

  17. Cardiovascular involvement in psoriatic arthritis

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    V. De Gennaro Colonna

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Psoriasis is a chronic, genetically determined and immunomediated inflammatory skin disease that affects 2-3% of the Caucasian population. A considerable proportion of these patients develop a form of inflammatory arthritis known as psoriatic arthritis (PsA, although the prevalence of this has not been well defined. Patients with PsA have a higher mortality rate than the general population and the risk of mortality is related to disease severity at the time of presentation. Endothelial dysfunction and early atherosclerosis have been found in patients with PsA without any cardiovascular disease (CVD risk factors, and experts believe that CVD is one of the leading causes of death, as it is in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA. Various disease-related mechanisms may be involved in the development of premature vascular damage in both cases, including an increased synthesis of proinflammatory mediators (such as cytokines, chemokines and adhesion molecules, autoantibodies against endothelial cell components, perturbations in T-cell subsets, genetic polymorphisms, hyperhomocysteinemia, oxidative stress, abnormal vascular repair, and iatrogenic factors. In a recent study of 22 patients with PsA without any signs of CVD, we found that the plasma concentration of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA levels were significantly high and coronary flow reserve (CFR was significantly reduced. Moreover, there was a significant correlation between CFR and plasma ADMA levels in the PsA group. The significant correlation between the reduced CRF and increased ADMA levels suggests that, like patients with early RA, PsA patients suffer from endothelial dysfunction and impaired coronary microcirculation. Active PsA is a risk factor for CVD, and so PsA patients should be screened for subclinical forms of the disease and its risk factors, and an early treatment approach should be adopted.

  18. ARRITMIAS VENTRICULARES Y NUEVO SÍNDROME CORONARIO AGUDO EN PACIENTES CON INFARTO Y DISPERSIÓN DEL INTERVALO QT PROLONGADO / Ventricular arrhythmias and new acute coronary syndrome in patients with infarction and prolonged QT dispersion

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    Luis M. Reyes Hernández

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    Full Text Available Resumen Introducción y objetivos: La isquemia miocárdica aumenta la dispersión del intervalo QT del electrocardiograma, ya que en estas circunstancias la duración del potencial de acción disminuye en la zona del insulto isquémico, al crear una dispersión de la repolarización. La rápida sucesión de alteraciones iónicas y metabólicas locales crea situaciones favorecedoras en la génesis de arritmias ventriculares durante la isquemia. El objetivo fue determinar la asociación de la dispersión del intervalo QT corregido prolongado, en el síndrome coronario agudo, con las arritmias ventriculares y la ocurrencia de un nuevo episodio agudo de enfermedad coronaria. Método: Se estudiaron 194 pacientes con infarto miocárdico agudo, a los cuales se les midió la duración del intervalo QT en un electrocardiograma de 12 derivaciones y se corrigió por la frecuencia cardíaca en cada una de esas derivaciones; asimismo se calculó la dispersión de dicho intervalo. Se tomó en cuenta la evolución electrocardiográfica de estos pacientes relacionada con la aparición de arritmias ventriculares y de un nuevo síndrome coronario agudo a los 30 días de seguimiento. Resultados: Entre los pacientes que presentaron una dispersión prolongada del intervalo QT, prevalecieron los fallecidos con fibrilación ventricular (7 casos para un 7,5 % y sólo 2 enfermos (2,2 %, que presentaron esta arritmia, egresaron vivos. Se observó un nuevo síndrome coronario agudo en 17 pacientes con dispersión del QT prolongado, contra 8 con dispersión del QT normal. Conclusiones: Las extrasístoles ventriculares constituyeron la arritmia más observada en los pacientes con dispersión del intervalo QT normal y la fibrilación ventricular, la más observada en los pacientes con dispersión del intervalo QT prolongado. La mayor cantidad de pacientes que presentaron un nuevo síndrome coronario agudo tenían un intervalo QT corregido prolongado. / Abstract Introduction

  19. Associação entre poluição atmosférica e doenças respiratórias e cardiovasculares na cidade de Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brasil Association between air pollution and respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in Itabira, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

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    Alfésio Luís Ferreira Braga

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A cidade de Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brasil, está localizada na Serra do Espinhaço, onde existem grandes jazidas de minério de ferro que são extraídas em lavra mecanizada a céu aberto. Este estudo foi realizado para avaliar os efeitos agudos do material particulado inalável (PM10 sobre os atendimentos em pronto-socorro por doenças respiratórias e cardiovasculares no Município de Itabira. Modelos aditivos generalizados de regressão de Poisson foram utilizados, controlando-se para temperatura, umidade e sazonalidades de longa e curta duração. Aumentos de 10µg/m³ no PM10 foram associados com aumentos nos atendimentos de pronto-socorro por doenças respiratórias de 4% (IC95%: 2,2-5,8, no dia e no dia seguinte, para crianças menores de 13 anos, e de 12% (IC95%: 8,5-15,5, nos três dias subseqüentes para os adolescentes entre 13 e 19 anos. Dentre os atendimentos por doenças cardiovasculares, o efeito foi agudo (4%; IC95%: 0,8-8,5, principalmente para os indivíduos com idade entre 45 e 64 anos. Esses resultados mostram que o PM10 gerado principalmente através de mineração a céu aberto pode acarretar prejuízos à saúde da população exposta.The city of Itabira, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, is located in the Espinhaço Mountain Range, an area that features large-scale mechanized iron ore pit mines. The current study evaluates the acute effects of inhalable particulate matter (PM10 in terms of emergency room visits due to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in Itabira. Generalized additive Poisson regression models were adopted, controlling for temperature, humidity, and both short and long-term seasonality. Increases of 10mg/m³ in PM10 were associated with increases in respiratory emergency room visits of 4% (95%CI: 2.2-5.8, at lags 0 and 1 for children and adolescents younger than 13 years of age, and of 12% (95%CI: 8.5-15.5 on the three subsequent days for adolescents (13 to 19 years of age. For cardiovascular diseases, the

  20. Factores emocionales en el abordaje de las enfermedades cardiovasculares. Valoración actualizada desde la Psicocardiología Emotional Factors in the present a topic of Cardiovascular Diseases. Updated Assessment from Psychocardiology

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    Teresa Rodríguez Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available El tratamiento de las enfermedades cardiovasculares exige un abordaje desde la multidisciplinariedad, por la presencia de diversos factores en su origen y evolución. La Psicocardiología se encarga de estudiar los factores de orden psicológico vinculados a estas enfermedades. En el presente trabajo se abordan los factores emocionales que repercuten en diferentes padecimientos coronarios, así como el vínculo de estos, con los diferentes tipos de personalidad. Se exponen resultados obtenidos sobre el estudio de diversas emociones en pacientes portadores de infarto agudo del miocardio en fase aguda, y se ilustra cómo realizar la intervención psicológica para lograr el control emocional de estos pacientes porque puede ser útil para los enfermos y en el mejoramiento del cuadro clínico en general. Finalmente se apela a la necesidad de crear una concientización en la comunidad médica, para que no se desestime el papel de factores de índole subjetiva a la hora de prevenir, diagnosticar y tratar cualquier enfermedad cardiaca.The treatment of cardiovascular diseases requires an approach from a variety of disciplines due to the presence of several factors in its origins and evolution. Psychocardiology is responsible for studying the factors related to psychology associated with these diseases. This paper addresses the emotional factors affecting different coronary heart diseases, as well as the link among them, with different types of personalities. Results on the study of various emotions in patients with acute myocardial infarction in the acute phase are presented and it is illustrates how to achieve psychological intervention for emotional control in these patients because it can be useful for them in the improvement of the overall clinical condition. Finally, it is appealed to the need of creating an awareness in the medical community not to discard the role of subjectivity when it comes to preventing, diagnosing and treating any cardiac

  1. Comparing Levels of Anxiety During Bed and Shower Baths in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction Comparación del nivel de ansiedad entre el baño de aspersión y el realizado en la cama en pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio Comparação do nível de ansiedade entre o banho de aspersão e o de leito em pacientes com infarto agudo do miocárdio

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    Juliana de Lima Lopes

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available This study compared the levels of anxiety presented by patients with acute myocardial infarction in bed and shower baths and the influence of antecedent variables: age, gender, medications, previous hospitalization and/or bed bath, patients' preference regarding the professional's gender, risk factors and anxiety-traits. This crossover study was conducted between February and August 2007 in coronary units. The sample was composed of 71 patients with acute myocardial infarction. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI was applied before the baths (bed and shower baths, immediately after the baths and twenty minutes after the second evaluation. Results revealed that patients were more anxious in the bed bath than in the shower in the three assessments (p Este estudio tuvo como objetivo comparar los niveles de ansiedad, generados en el baño en la cama y en el de aspersión, en pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio, así como la influencia de las variables antecedentes: edad, sexo, medicaciones, internación y/o baño en la cama previo, preferencia del paciente en cuanto al sexo del profesional, factores de riesgo y la ansiedad de trazo. Esta investigación es un estudio cross-over, realizado entre febrero y agosto de 2007, en Unidades Coronarias. La muestra fue constituida por 71 pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio. El instrumento utilizado fue el IDATE-estado, siendo aplicado antes de los baños (cama y aspersión, inmediatamente después de los baños y veinte minutos después de la segunda evaluación. Los resultados mostraron que los pacientes quedaron más ansiosos cuando realizaron su baño en la cama que cuando realizaron el baño de aspersión, en las tres evaluaciones (pEste estudo teve como objetivo comparar os níveis de ansiedade, gerados no banho no leito e naquele de aspersão, em pacientes com infarto agudo do miocárdio, bem como a influência de variáveis antecedentes: idade, sexo, medicações, internação e/ou banho

  2. Cardiovascular effects of selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors.

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    Krum, Henry; Liew, Danny; Aw, Juan; Haas, Steven

    2004-03-01

    Selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors represent a significant advance in the management of inflammatory disorders. They have similar efficacy to nonselective 'conventional' nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but a superior gastrointestinal safety profile. However, a significant caveat is the perceived potential of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors to cause adverse cardiovascular effects, an issue first raised by the Vioxx Gastrointestinal Outcomes Research (VIGOR) study of rofecoxib (Vioxx, Merck & Co. Inc.). Mechanisms by which cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors may increase cardiovascular risk are selective inhibition of prostaglandin I2 over thromboxane A2 within the eicosanoid pathway, which promotes thrombosis, and inhibition of prostaglandins E2 and I2 within the kidney, which leads to sodium and water retention and blood pressure elevation. In spite of this, the cardiovascular findings from VIGOR are not firmly supported by observations from large cohort studies and other clinical trials of selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, including the Celecoxib Long-term Arthritis Safety Study. The two main theories that explain the VIGOR findings are that the comparator used (naproxen; Naprosyn, Roche) is cardioprotective and that very high doses of rofecoxib were used, but at present neither is backed by firm evidence. Indeed, there is now early evidence that selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition with celecoxib may even protect against the progression of cardiovascular disease, on the basis that cyclooxygenase-2 mediates key processes in atherothrombosis. Currently, it is not clear what the net cardiovascular effects of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors are. The data are inconsistent and at best, speculative. It may be also that celecoxib and rofecoxib differ in their cardiovascular effects. Clarification of these issues is of vital importance given the vast number of patients presently taking both types of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors. Therefore, what is clear in this situation is

  3. Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy and subclinical cardiovascular disease in normoalbuminuric type 1 diabetic patients

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    Mogensen, Ulrik Madvig; Jensen, Tonny; Køber, Lars;

    2012-01-01

    Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is associated with increased mortality in diabetes. Since CAN often develops in parallel with diabetic nephropathy as a confounder, we aimed to investigate the isolated impact of CAN on cardiovascular disease in normoalbuminuric patients. Fifty-six normoa...

  4. Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance guidelines for reporting cardiovascular magnetic resonance examinations

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    van Rossum Albert C

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract These reporting guidelines are recommended by the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR to provide a framework for healthcare delivery systems to disseminate cardiac and vascular imaging findings related to the performance of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR examinations.

  5. Ethical considerations in cardiovascular prevention.

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    Follath, F

    2009-12-01

    The fundamental values in medical ethics include the following aspects of professional conduct: (i) actions in the best interest of patients; (ii) first, do no harm; (iii) patients' right to refuse or choose treatments; (iv) fairness and equality in the distribution of healthcare resources; and (v) truthfulness and honesty (informed consent). These values have to be considered in all diagnostic steps and therapeutic decisions. They should also form the basis for discussions of potential conflicts of interest among patients, doctors, healthcare financers and politicians. Cardiovascular (CV) diseases represent the most frequent cause of death and a major healthcare problem in most regions of the world. CV prevention is therefore an important task both in individual subjects and as a means to improve health in the general population. While the merits of treatment in patients with established CV diseases, i.e. secondary prevention, are widely accepted and regarded as necessary, primary prevention with drugs in apparently healthy individuals at an increased risk of future CV events is not free of controversies. The different types of prevention envisaged also give rise to ethical questions: Should all the growing number of classical and newly recognised CV risk markers be a reason for intervention or should they be preferably used for calculating a total risk score? What are the compelling or only relative indications for anti-hypertensive, cholesterol-lowering, anti-diabetic or platelet-inhibiting drugs? Are pre-hypertension, pre-diabetes and marginally elevated cholesterol levels early diseases justifying drug treatment, regardless of the possibility that some prophylactic interventions may be associated with adverse events? Discussions also often arise concerning the role of age, gender and of non-CV co-morbidities for decisions about long-term prevention with drugs. How reliable and applicable are 'evidence-based' guidelines derived from trials in highly selected

  6. Oxytocin is a cardiovascular hormone

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    Gutkowska J.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Oxytocin (OT, a nonapeptide, was the first hormone to have its biological activities established and chemical structure determined. It was believed that OT is released from hypothalamic nerve terminals of the posterior hypophysis into the circulation where it stimulates uterine contractions during parturition, and milk ejection during lactation. However, equivalent concentrations of OT were found in the male hypophysis, and similar stimuli of OT release were determined for both sexes, suggesting other physiological functions. Indeed, recent studies indicate that OT is involved in cognition, tolerance, adaptation and complex sexual and maternal behaviour, as well as in the regulation of cardiovascular functions. It has long been known that OT induces natriuresis and causes a fall in mean arterial pressure, both after acute and chronic treatment, but the mechanism was not clear. The discovery of the natriuretic family shed new light on this matter. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP, a potent natriuretic and vasorelaxant hormone, originally isolated from rat atria, has been found at other sites, including the brain. Blood volume expansion causes ANP release that is believed to be important in the induction of natriuresis and diuresis, which in turn act to reduce the increase in blood volume. Neurohypophysectomy totally abolishes the ANP response to volume expansion. This indicates that one of the major hypophyseal peptides is responsible for ANP release. The role of ANP in OT-induced natriuresis was evaluated, and we hypothesized that the cardio-renal effects of OT are mediated by the release of ANP from the heart. To support this hypothesis, we have demonstrated the presence and synthesis of OT receptors in all heart compartments and the vasculature. The functionality of these receptors has been established by the ability of OT to induce ANP release from perfused heart or atrial slices. Furthermore, we have shown that the heart and large vessels

  7. Dietary Nitrate, Nitric Oxide, and Cardiovascular Health.

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    Bondonno, Catherine P; Croft, Kevin D; Hodgson, Jonathan M

    2016-09-01

    Emerging evidence strongly suggests that dietary nitrate, derived in the diet primarily from vegetables, could contribute to cardiovascular health via effects on nitric oxide (NO) status. NO plays an essential role in cardiovascular health. It is produced via the classical L-arginine-NO-synthase pathway and the recently discovered enterosalivary nitrate-nitrite-NO pathway. The discovery of this alternate pathway has highlighted dietary nitrate as a candidate for the cardioprotective effect of a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Clinical trials with dietary nitrate have observed improvements in blood pressure, endothelial function, ischemia-reperfusion injury, arterial stiffness, platelet function, and exercise performance with a concomitant augmentation of markers of NO status. While these results are indicative of cardiovascular benefits with dietary nitrate intake, there is still a lingering concern about nitrate in relation to methemoglobinemia, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. It is the purpose of this review to present an overview of NO and its critical role in cardiovascular health; to detail the observed vascular benefits of dietary nitrate intake through effects on NO status as well as to discuss the controversy surrounding the possible toxic effects of nitrate.

  8. Cardiovascular Nursing: From Florence to Melbourne.

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    Thompson, David R

    2016-08-01

    This paper, based on the 2015 CSANZ Cardiovascular Nursing Lecture, takes its title from the invitation to give this lecture in Melbourne being received when the author was visiting Florence, after whom Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, is named. Her work has indirectly shaped and influenced cardiovascular nursing, which has developed over the past 50 years. Despite its relatively short history, cardiovascular nursing has made a major contribution to improving the cardiovascular health and well-being of patients and families through health promotion, risk reduction and disease prevention. Examples include cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention and chronic heart failure disease management. Challenges, however, remain, including nurses practising to the full extent of their education and training, working as full partners with physicians and other health professionals in redesigning healthcare, ensuring better data collection and being more active in advocacy and policy initiatives. Cardiovascular nursing has a strong record of innovation but should always remember that it is there to serve the public and, bearing in mind the risk of potential harm versus benefit, be mindful of Florence Nightingale's wise counsel, "First, do no harm". PMID:26935162

  9. Prevention of cardiovascular disease in women.

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    Bavry, Anthony A; Limacher, Marian C

    2014-11-01

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women. In fact, the cardiovascular disease mortality rate among women exceeds the rate in men. Unfortunately, many minority women are still unaware of the importance of this disease. All women, including those with no history of cardiovascular disease, should have an accurate estimate of the probability of a cardiovascular disease event (death, myocardial infarction, or stroke) usually within the next decade. Such an estimate will help determine if women are candidates for preventive measures and specific therapies such as aspirin. Data from the Framingham Heart Study were used to construct a risk score, which is now widely used; however, other risk scores are available. To prevent cardiovascular disease, women should refrain from smoking, maintain a healthy weight, eat a heart-healthy diet, be physically active, and have normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Aspirin can be considered for primary prevention, with expected benefit to prevent ischemic stroke; however, this needs to be balanced against potential bleeding risk. Hormone therapy is no longer recommended due to an increase in adverse events (most consistently seen as increased ischemic stroke risk). Folic acid is also no longer recommended due to lack of benefit.

  10. Endocannabinoids and the cardiovascular response to stress.

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    O'Sullivan, Saoirse E; Kendall, Patrick J; Kendall, David A

    2012-01-01

    Stress activates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and sympathetic nervous system (SNS), resulting in cardiovascular responses. The endocannabinoid system (ECS), a ubiquitously expressed lipid signalling system, modulates both HPA and SNS activity. The purpose of this review is to explore the possible involvement/role of the ECS in the cardiovascular response to stress. The ECS has numerous cardiovascular effects including modulation of blood pressure, heart rate, the baroreflex, and direct vascular actions. It is also involved in a protective manner in response to stressors in cardiac preconditioning, and various stressors (for example, pain, orthostasis and social stress) increase plasma levels of endocannabinoids. Given the multitude of vascular effects of endocannabinoids, this is bound to have consequences. Beneficial effects of ECS upregulation could include cardioprotection, vasodilatation, CB(2)-mediated anti-inflammatory effects and activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors. Negative effects of endocannabinoids could include mediation of the effects of glucocorticoids, CB(1)-mediated metabolic changes, and metabolism to vasoconstrictor products. It is also likely that there is a central role for the ECS in modulating cardiovascular activity via the HPA and SNS. However, much more work is required to fully integrate the role of the ECS in mediating many of the physiological responses to stress, including cardiovascular responses.

  11. Adult ADHD Medications and Their Cardiovascular Implications.

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    Sinha, A; Lewis, O; Kumar, R; Yeruva, S L H; Curry, B H

    2016-01-01

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurobiological disorder exhibited by difficulty maintaining attention, as well as hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Central nervous system (CNS) stimulants are the first line of treatment for ADHD. With the increase in number of adults on CNS stimulants, the question that arises is how well do we understand the long-term cardiovascular effects of these drugs. There has been increasing concern that adults with ADHD are at greater risk for developing adverse cardiovascular events such as sudden death, myocardial infarction, and stroke as compared to pediatric population. Cardiovascular response attributed to ADHD medication has mainly been observed in heart rate and blood pressure elevations, while less is known about the etiology of rare cardiovascular events like acute myocardial infarction (AMI), arrhythmia, and cardiomyopathy and its long-term sequelae. We present a unique case of AMI in an adult taking Adderall (mixed amphetamine salts) and briefly discuss the literature relevant to the cardiovascular safety of CNS stimulants for adult ADHD. PMID:27579185

  12. Dietary Nitrate, Nitric Oxide, and Cardiovascular Health.

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    Bondonno, Catherine P; Croft, Kevin D; Hodgson, Jonathan M

    2016-09-01

    Emerging evidence strongly suggests that dietary nitrate, derived in the diet primarily from vegetables, could contribute to cardiovascular health via effects on nitric oxide (NO) status. NO plays an essential role in cardiovascular health. It is produced via the classical L-arginine-NO-synthase pathway and the recently discovered enterosalivary nitrate-nitrite-NO pathway. The discovery of this alternate pathway has highlighted dietary nitrate as a candidate for the cardioprotective effect of a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Clinical trials with dietary nitrate have observed improvements in blood pressure, endothelial function, ischemia-reperfusion injury, arterial stiffness, platelet function, and exercise performance with a concomitant augmentation of markers of NO status. While these results are indicative of cardiovascular benefits with dietary nitrate intake, there is still a lingering concern about nitrate in relation to methemoglobinemia, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. It is the purpose of this review to present an overview of NO and its critical role in cardiovascular health; to detail the observed vascular benefits of dietary nitrate intake through effects on NO status as well as to discuss the controversy surrounding the possible toxic effects of nitrate. PMID:25976309

  13. Cardiovascular Nursing: From Florence to Melbourne.

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    Thompson, David R

    2016-08-01

    This paper, based on the 2015 CSANZ Cardiovascular Nursing Lecture, takes its title from the invitation to give this lecture in Melbourne being received when the author was visiting Florence, after whom Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, is named. Her work has indirectly shaped and influenced cardiovascular nursing, which has developed over the past 50 years. Despite its relatively short history, cardiovascular nursing has made a major contribution to improving the cardiovascular health and well-being of patients and families through health promotion, risk reduction and disease prevention. Examples include cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention and chronic heart failure disease management. Challenges, however, remain, including nurses practising to the full extent of their education and training, working as full partners with physicians and other health professionals in redesigning healthcare, ensuring better data collection and being more active in advocacy and policy initiatives. Cardiovascular nursing has a strong record of innovation but should always remember that it is there to serve the public and, bearing in mind the risk of potential harm versus benefit, be mindful of Florence Nightingale's wise counsel, "First, do no harm".

  14. Astaxanthin in Cardiovascular Health and Disease

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    Robert G. Fassett

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Oxidative stress and inflammation are established processes contributing to cardiovascular disease caused by atherosclerosis. However, antioxidant therapies tested in cardiovascular disease such as vitamin E, C and β-carotene have proved unsuccessful at reducing cardiovascular events and mortality. Although these outcomes may reflect limitations in trial design, new, more potent antioxidant therapies are being pursued. Astaxanthin, a carotenoid found in microalgae, fungi, complex plants, seafood, flamingos and quail is one such agent. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Limited, short duration and small sample size studies have assessed the effects of astaxanthin on oxidative stress and inflammation biomarkers and have investigated bioavailability and safety. So far no significant adverse events have been observed and biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammation are attenuated with astaxanthin supplementation. Experimental investigations in a range of species using a cardiac ischaemia-reperfusion model demonstrated cardiac muscle preservation when astaxanthin is administered either orally or intravenously prior to the induction of ischaemia. Human clinical cardiovascular studies using astaxanthin therapy have not yet been reported. On the basis of the promising results of experimental cardiovascular studies and the physicochemical and antioxidant properties and safety profile of astaxanthin, clinical trials should be undertaken.

  15. Vitamin B6 and cardiovascular disease.

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    Friso, Simonetta; Lotto, V; Corrocher, R; Choi, Sang Woon

    2012-01-01

    While overt vitamin B6 deficiency is not a frequent finding nowadays in medical practice, evidence suggests that insufficiency of this vitamin is rather widespread in a quite large portion of the population such as the elderly or in not unusual conditions such as that of alcohol addiction. Moreover, a mild deficiency in B6 vitamin is a state that may be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Epidemiologic evidence from case control and prospective studies have suggested that low dietary intake or reduced blood concentrations of vitamin B6 is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, although most recent trials demonstrated the ineffectiveness of vitamin B6 supplementation on the prevention of cardiovascular events recurrence. Due to limited and somewhat inconsistent data together with the ample variety of critical functions in which vitamin B6 is involved in the human body, it is very challenging to attempt at establishing a cause and effect relationship between vitamin B6 and risk of cardiovascular disease as it is to delineate the exact mechanism(s) by which vitamin B6 may modulate such risk. In the present chapter we review the currently available knowledge deriving from both epidemiological and mechanistic studies designed to define potential candidate mechanisms for the association of vitamin B6 impairment and risk of cardiovascular disease development. PMID:22116704

  16. PPAR Agonists and Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes.

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    Calkin, Anna C; Thomas, Merlin C

    2008-01-01

    Peroxisome proliferators activated receptors (PPARs) are ligand-activated nuclear transcription factors that play important roles in lipid and glucose homeostasis. To the extent that PPAR agonists improve diabetic dyslipidaemia and insulin resistance, these agents have been considered to reduce cardiovascular risk. However, data from murine models suggests that PPAR agonists also have independent anti-atherosclerotic actions, including the suppression of vascular inflammation, oxidative stress, and activation of the renin angiotensin system. Many of these potentially anti-atherosclerotic effects are thought to be mediated by transrepression of nuclear factor-kB, STAT, and activator protein-1 dependent pathways. In recent clinical trials, PPARalpha agonists have been shown to be effective in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events, while their cardiovascular benefit in patients with established cardiovascular disease remains equivocal. However, the use of PPARgamma agonists, and more recently dual PPARalpha/gamma coagonists, has been associated with an excess in cardiovascular events, possibly reflecting unrecognised fluid retention with potent agonists of the PPARgamma receptor. Newer pan agonists, which retain their anti-atherosclerotic activity without weight gain, may provide one solution to this problem. However, the complex biologic effects of the PPARs may mean that only vascular targeted agents or pure transrepressors will realise the goal of preventing atherosclerotic vascular disease.

  17. PPAR Agonists and Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes

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    Anna C. Calkin

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Peroxisome proliferators activated receptors (PPARs are ligand-activated nuclear transcription factors that play important roles in lipid and glucose homeostasis. To the extent that PPAR agonists improve diabetic dyslipidaemia and insulin resistance, these agents have been considered to reduce cardiovascular risk. However, data from murine models suggests that PPAR agonists also have independent anti-atherosclerotic actions, including the suppression of vascular inflammation, oxidative stress, and activation of the renin angiotensin system. Many of these potentially anti-atherosclerotic effects are thought to be mediated by transrepression of nuclear factor-kB, STAT, and activator protein-1 dependent pathways. In recent clinical trials, PPAR agonists have been shown to be effective in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events, while their cardiovascular benefit in patients with established cardiovascular disease remains equivocal. However, the use of PPAR agonists, and more recently dual PPAR/ coagonists, has been associated with an excess in cardiovascular events, possibly reflecting unrecognised fluid retention with potent agonists of the PPAR receptor. Newer pan agonists, which retain their anti-atherosclerotic activity without weight gain, may provide one solution to this problem. However, the complex biologic effects of the PPARs may mean that only vascular targeted agents or pure transrepressors will realise the goal of preventing atherosclerotic vascular disease.

  18. Telomeres and Telomerase in Cardiovascular Diseases

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    Yeh, Jih-Kai; Wang, Chao-Yung

    2016-01-01

    Telomeres are tandem repeat DNA sequences present at the ends of each eukaryotic chromosome to stabilize the genome structure integrity. Telomere lengths progressively shorten with each cell division. Inflammation and oxidative stress, which are implicated as major mechanisms underlying cardiovascular diseases, increase the rate of telomere shortening and lead to cellular senescence. In clinical studies, cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and hypertension have been associated with short leukocyte telomere length. In addition, low telomerase activity and short leukocyte telomere length have been observed in atherosclerotic plaque and associated with plaque instability, thus stroke or acute myocardial infarction. The aging myocardium with telomere shortening and accumulation of senescent cells limits the tissue regenerative capacity, contributing to systolic or diastolic heart failure. In addition, patients with ion-channel defects might have genetic imbalance caused by oxidative stress-related accelerated telomere shortening, which may subsequently cause sudden cardiac death. Telomere length can serve as a marker for the biological status of previous cell divisions and DNA damage with inflammation and oxidative stress. It can be integrated into current risk prediction and stratification models for cardiovascular diseases and can be used in precise personalized treatments. In this review, we summarize the current understanding of telomeres and telomerase in the aging process and their association with cardiovascular diseases. In addition, we discuss therapeutic interventions targeting the telomere system in cardiovascular disease treatments. PMID:27598203

  19. Incidence of cardiovascular events after kidney transplantation and cardiovascular risk scores: study protocol

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    Lorenzo-Aguiar Dolores

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD is the major cause of death after renal transplantation. Not only conventional CVD risk factors, but also transplant-specific risk factors can influence the development of CVD in kidney transplant recipients. The main objective of this study will be to determine the incidence of post-transplant CVD after renal transplantation and related factors. A secondary objective will be to examine the ability of standard cardiovascular risk scores (Framingham, Regicor, SCORE, and DORICA to predict post-transplantation cardiovascular events in renal transplant recipients, and to develop a new score for predicting the risk of CVD after kidney transplantation. Methods/Design Observational prospective cohort study of all kidney transplant recipients in the A Coruña Hospital (Spain in the period 1981-2008 (2059 transplants corresponding to 1794 patients. The variables included will be: donor and recipient characteristics, chronic kidney disease-related risk factors, pre-transplant and post-transplant cardiovascular risk factors, routine biochemistry, and immunosuppressive, antihypertensive and lipid-lowering treatment. The events studied in the follow-up will be: patient and graft survival, acute rejection episodes and cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, invasive coronary artery therapy, cerebral vascular events, new-onset angina, congestive heart failure, rhythm disturbances and peripheral vascular disease. Four cardiovascular risk scores were calculated at the time of transplantation: the Framingham score, the European Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE equation, and the REGICOR (Registre Gironí del COR (Gerona Heart Registry, and DORICA (Dyslipidemia, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Risk functions. The cumulative incidence of cardiovascular events will be analyzed by competing risk survival methods. The clinical relevance of different variables will be calculated using the ARR (Absolute Risk

  20. Guía de práctica clínica sobre el tratamiento trombolítico del infarto agudo del miocardio con elevación del segmento ST en la primera asistencia médica

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    Maikel Santos Medina

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una Guía de Prácticas Clínicas sobre el tratamiento trombolítico en pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio con elevación del segmento ST  en la primera asistencia médica, en Las Tunas, con el objetivo de uniformar las conductas terapéuticas, relacionadas con la terapia trombolítica, a los pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio en la atención primaria de salud, y de este modo aumentar la trombolisis prehospitalaria en esta provincia. Se abordaron las indicaciones, contraindicaciones, dosis de la Estreptoquinasa,  manejo de las complicaciones y el tratamiento suplementario.

  1. Associação das manobras de recrutamento alveolar e posição prona na síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo Association of alveolar recruitment maneuvers and prone position in acute respiratory disease syndrome patients

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    Daniela Caetano Costa; Eduardo Rocha; Tatiane Flores Ribeiro

    2009-01-01

    A síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo é a apresentação clínica de insuficiência respiratória aguda caracterizada por lesão alveolar difusa e pelo desenvolvimento do edema pulmonar não cardiogênico, devido ao aumento da permeabilidade da membrana alvéolo-capilar pulmonar. As manobras de recrutamento alveolar e a posição prona podem ser utilizadas no tratamento da síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo. O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar os possíveis benefícios, indicações, comp...

  2. Cardiovascular Update: Risk, Guidelines, and Recommendations.

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    Pearson, Tamera

    2015-09-01

    This article provides an update of the current status of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States, including a brief review of the underlying pathophysiology and epidemiology. This article presents a discussion of the latest American Heart Association guidelines that introduce the concept of promoting ideal cardiovascular health, defined by seven identified metrics. Specific CVD risk factors and utilization of the 10-year CVD event prediction calculator are discussed. In addition, current management recommendations of health-related conditions that increase risk for CVD, such as hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, are provided. Finally, a discussion of detailed evidence-based lifestyle recommendations to promote cardiovascular health and reduce CVD risks concludes the update. PMID:26156147

  3. Microparticles as Potential Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease

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    França, Carolina Nunes, E-mail: carolufscar24@gmail.com [Universidade Federal de São Paulo - UNIFESP - UNISA, SP, São Paulo (Brazil); Universidade de Santo Amaro - UNISA, SP, São Paulo (Brazil); Izar, Maria Cristina de Oliveira; Amaral, Jônatas Bussador do; Tegani, Daniela Melo; Fonseca, Francisco Antonio Helfenstein [Universidade Federal de São Paulo - UNIFESP - UNISA, SP, São Paulo (Brazil)

    2015-02-15

    Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease is a choice of great relevance because of its impact on health. Some biomarkers, such as microparticles derived from different cell populations, have been considered useful in the assessment of cardiovascular disease. Microparticles are released by the membrane structures of different cell types upon activation or apoptosis, and are present in the plasma of healthy individuals (in levels considered physiological) and in patients with different pathologies. Many studies have suggested an association between microparticles and different pathological conditions, mainly the relationship with the development of cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, the effects of different lipid-lowering therapies have been described in regard to measurement of microparticles. The studies are still controversial regarding the levels of microparticles that can be considered pathological. In addition, the methodologies used still vary, suggesting the need for standardization of the different protocols applied, aiming at using microparticles as biomarkers in clinical practice.

  4. Pharmacogenomic determinants of response to cardiovascular drugs

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    Stankov Karmen M.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite considerable advances in cardiovascular pharmacology, significant inter-individual variability in response to drugs affects both their efficacy and safety profile. Drug-gene associations have emerged as important factors determining a spectrum of response to therapy. Pharmacogenomic interactions in cardiovascular medicine are also involved in etiology of adverse effects that may be life-threatening, such as statininduced myopathy or a hemorrhage/thrombosis event during anticoagulant therapy. Introduction of genetic tests prior to the initiation of therapy and implementation of genetically-guided therapy represent a step forward to achieving a goal of individualized medicine in cardiology, already present in recommendations for warfarin and clopidogrel. However, further investigations addressing genomic predictors of variability in response to drugs are still needed and translating these findings into routine clinical practice remains a substantial challenge. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. III41012

  5. Subclinical organ damage and cardiovascular risk prediction

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    Sehestedt, Thomas; Olsen, Michael H

    2010-01-01

    ) investigated which and how many markers to measure and (iv) finally discussed whether measuring subclinical organ damage provided benefits beyond risk prediction. In conclusion, more studies and if possible randomized studies are needed to investigate (i) the importance of markers of subclinical organ damage......Traditional cardiovascular risk factors have poor prognostic value for individuals and screening for subclinical organ damage has been recommended in hypertension in recent guidelines. The aim of this review was to investigate the clinical impact of the additive prognostic information provided...... by measuring subclinical organ damage. We have (i) reviewed recent studies linking markers of subclinical organ damage in the heart, blood vessels and kidney to cardiovascular risk; (ii) discussed the evidence for improvement in cardiovascular risk prediction using markers of subclinical organ damage; (iii...

  6. LOCAL ANESTHETICS IN PATIENTS WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES.

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    risto Daskalov

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A significant problem in the dental medicine is pain alleviation. Many studies in the dental anesthesiology result in the production of new agents for locoregional anesthesia. Objective: This article aim to present the results of the last studies on the effect of the local anesthetics used in the oral surgery on patients with cardiovascular diseases. Material: A general review of the existing literature on the effect of the adrenaline, included as vasoconstrictor in the local anesthetics, used in patients with cardiovascular diseases is made. The benefits of vasoconstrictors for the quality of the anesthetic effect are proven. Conclusion: A small amount of adrenaline in the anesthetic solution does not result in complications development in patients with controlled cardiovascular diseases. Articaine is recommended agent of first choice for local anesthesia in the oral surgery.

  7. The Role of Cardiolipin in Cardiovascular Health

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    Zheni Shen

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cardiolipin (CL, the signature phospholipid of mitochondrial membranes, is crucial for both mitochondrial function and cellular processes outside of the mitochondria. The importance of CL in cardiovascular health is underscored by the life-threatening genetic disorder Barth syndrome (BTHS, which manifests clinically as cardiomyopathy, skeletal myopathy, neutropenia, and growth retardation. BTHS is caused by mutations in the gene encoding tafazzin, the transacylase that carries out the second CL remodeling step. In addition to BTHS, CL is linked to other cardiovascular diseases (CVDs, including cardiomyopathy, atherosclerosis, myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury, heart failure, and Tangier disease. The link between CL and CVD may possibly be explained by the physiological roles of CL in pathways that are cardioprotective, including mitochondrial bioenergetics, autophagy/mitophagy, and mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK pathways. In this review, we focus on the role of CL in the pathogenesis of CVD as well as the molecular mechanisms that may link CL functions to cardiovascular health.

  8. Register-based studies of cardiovascular disease

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    Abildstrøm, Steen Z; Torp-Pedersen, Christian; Madsen, Mette

    2011-01-01

    Introduction: The use of the unique personal identification number in the Nordic database systems enables the researchers to link the registers at the individual level. The registers can be used for both defining specific patient populations and to identify later events during follow-up. This rev...... the hospitalisation rate and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The risk of unmeasured factors affecting the results calls for cautious interpretation of the results.......-up. This review gives three examples within cardiovascular epidemiology to illustrate the use of the national administrative registers available to all researchers upon request. Research topics: The hospitalisation rate of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was expected to be increased and case-fatality rate......-based treatment increased significantly over time and adherence to treatment was high. Finally, use of specific nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs by healthy subjects was associated with a dose-dependent increase in cardiovascular risk. CONCLUSION: The nationwide registers have proven very useful in monitoring...

  9. [Cardiovascular disease prevention and life style modifications].

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    Baudet, M; Daugareil, C; Ferrieres, J

    2012-04-01

    Cardiovascular diseases are mainly caused by atherosclerosis, the development of which is highly dependent on our Western lifestyle. Slowing this pathology depends on the reduction of risk factors such as hypercholesterolemia, high blood pressure, smoking, lack of physical activity, excess weight and diabetes. Drug treatment exists and is very effective, but too often they treat the immediate abnormality such as diabetes, high blood pressure and hypercholesterolemia and not the underlying causes: poor eating habits, lack of physical activity and excess weight. These have a negative impact on endothelial function, oxidative stress, and can trigger inflammation, arrythmias and thrombosis. Cardiovascular prevention must therefore target sedentary lifestyle, excess weight, and favor low-calorie, low-salt food and Mediterranean diet. The way this diet works begins to be understood and goes beyond simple cardiovascular prevention. Therapeutic education holds a growing and complementary role in the Public Health system which should call upon the strengths of all healthcare professionals.

  10. Endothelial progenitor cells in cardiovascular diseases

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    Poay; Sian; Sabrina; Lee; Kian; Keong; Poh

    2014-01-01

    Endothelial dysfunction has been associated with the development of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. Adult endothelial progenitor cells(EPCs) are derived from hematopoietic stem cells and are capable of forming new blood vessels through a process of vas-culogenesis. There are studies which report correlations between circulating EPCs and cardiovascular risk fac-tors. There are also studies on how pharmacotherapies may influence levels of circulating EPCs. In this review, we discuss the potential role of endothelial progenitor cells as both diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. In addition, we look at the interaction between cardio-vascular pharmacotherapies and endothelial progenitor cells. We also discuss how EPCs can be used directly and indirectly as a therapeutic agent. Finally, we evalu-ate the challenges facing EPC research and how these may be overcome.

  11. Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in the diabetic patients.

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    Maria Eugenia Niño Mantilla

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available the dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system is a serious problem in diabetic patients. The cardiovacular autonomic neuropathy is the most important autonomic dysfuntion for it´s implication in the increasesof the mortality rate in diabetis patients. tis ethiopatogenesis is the result of a multifactorial process caused by chronic hyperglycemia, ending up in damage of the autonomic fibers thet innervate the heart and blood vessels, leading to dysfuntional hearth rate control and abnormal vascular dynamics. the associated clinical manifestations include orthotatic hypotension, excecise intolerance, intraoperative cardiovascular liability and silent myocardial ischemia. Being important its recognition, quantitative test to evaluate the cardiovascular funtion, to value its evolution and the effects of the treatment ahould be done, being the most used, the hearth rate response to standing test, and teh valsalva maneuver. the handling of this entity is done improving control of glucose blood levels its the most effective way to prevent the cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in the diabetic patients.

  12. Toxic urban waste's assault on cardiovascular risk

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    M.L. De Rosa

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A cardiovascular health survey of 1203 persons in households located near the hazardous waste disposal sites and in a reference community, was conducted from 2009 until today to assess whether rates of adverse cardiovascular health outcomes were elevated among persons living near the sites. Data included medical records of reported cardiovascular disease certificates and hospital admission for cardiovascular diseases from hospital database. The study areas appeared similar with respect to mortality, cancer incidence, and pregnancy outcomes. In contrast, rate ratios were greater than 1.5 for 2 of 19 reported diseases, i.e., angina pectoris, and strokes. The apparent broad-based elevation in reported diseases and symptoms may reflect increased perception or recall of conditions by respondents living near the sites. Our study found that cardiovascular risk is associated only with PM2.5 concentrations, derived from uncontrolled burning of municipal solid waste in particular sites of our country. Their analysis demonstrated a relationship between increased levels of eventual fine particulate pollution and higher rates of death and complications from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Management of solid waste releases a number of toxic substances, most in small quantities and at extremely low levels. Because of the wide range of pollutants, the different pathways of exposure, long-term low-level exposure, and the potential for synergism among the pollutants, concerns remain about potential health effects but there are many uncertainties involved in the assessment. Future community-based health studies should include medical and psychosocial assessment instruments sufficient to distinguish between changes in health status and effects of resident reporting tendency.

  13. Lifestyle dominates cardiovascular risks in Malaysia

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    Khalib A. Latiff

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Cardiovascular problem is one of the leading cause of death in Malaysia and now invaded to the sub-urban and rural areas. To prevent and control of this problem, several main risk factors needed to be known and shall be reexamined and ranked according to the priority. The objectives of this research paper was to identify several dominant risk factor related to cardiovascular problem. A cross sectional study was carried out from March 2000 – June 2001 on a total of 8159 rural population aged 18 and above to measure the prevalence of the common cardiovascular risk factors. Those risk factors are systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, serum cholesterol level, obesity index, blood glucose level, smoking, physical activity and mental stress. Overall prevalence of common cardiovascular risk factors were higher, dominated by physical inactivity (65.7%, hypercholesterolemia – TC:HC (62.3%, mental stress (55.5% and obesity (53.7%. Smoking was also high at 49.9% especially among men. However systolic hypertension, diastolic hypertension and diabetes mellitus; although increased by age, its prevalence is relatively low at 23.7%, 19.2%, and 6.3% respectively. Cardiovascular risk factors related to lifestyle are much evidenced as compared to risk factors related to the biological influence. Therefore, all initiatives in community health intervention should be mobilized specifically on prevention and control of lifestyle-related risk factors. (Med J Indones 2008; 17: 50-6Keywords: cardiovascular problem, community intervention, lifestyle-linked risk factors

  14. Polimorfismos FVII IVS7, FVII R353Q en el gen del Factor VII y FXIII Val34Leu y su asociación con el riesgo de infarto agudo del miocardio en pacientes costarricenses FVII polymorphisms IVS7, FVII R353Q in FVII gene and FXIII Val34Leu and its association with the risk of acute myocardial infartion in Costa Rica Patients

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    Lizbeth Salazar-Sánchez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Los Niveles aumentados de los factores de la coagulación como el FVII y FXIII se han asociado con infarto agudo del Miocardio (IAM. Los estudios de biología molecular han permitido detectar varias mutaciones en los genes del FVII y FXIII que se han asociado al riesgo de enfermedad coronaria. Métodos: Se estudiaron 186 pacientes que sufrieron infarto agudo del miocardio y 201 controles sanos. Se determinaron los polimorfismos FXIII (Val34Leu; FVII, IV(S7, FVII (R353Q, según las técnicas descritas. Cabe destacar que esta investigación siguió los lineamientos de bioética. Resultados: La edad de los pacientes fue de 46,2 años (147 hombres/39 mujeres, y la de los controles fue de 46 años (141 hombres/ 60 mujeres. La prevalencia de las mutaciones obtenidas tanto en pacientes como controles fue: FVII IVS7 OR: 0,60 (0,26-1,38 p=0,193 y FVIIR353Q OR: 0,81(0,61-1,08 p=0,729; respectivamente. El fenotipo Leu/Leu tiene más elevada prevalencia en los casos controles que en los pacientes infartados, al hacer el ajuste de factores de riesgo cardiovascular, se demostró que este fenotipo es un factor protector para el desarrollo del IAM OR: 0,66(0,47-0,93 p=0,01. Los factores de riesgo tradicionales fueron estadísticamente significativos. En el FVII, y en el FVII IVS se encontraron nuevas variantes (4 y 8, no descritas previamente. Conclusión: El FXIII Val34Leu se presenta como factor protector contra el IAM, y ninguno de los polimorfismos del FVII se encontró asociados como factor de riesgo para IAM. El FXIII Val34Leu ha sido descrito como un facilitador de la activación del factor XIII, durante la fase final de la coagulación, incrementando y acelerando la estabilización de la fibrina, confiriendo más resistencia ante la fibrinólisis. Se incrementan el interés de este polimorfismo en el IAM y en especial para los pacientes que fueran sometidos a terapia antifibrinolítica.Increased levels of coagulation factors such as FVII and

  15. Abdome agudo por apendicite com apresentação atípica levando a choque em paciente obeso e hepatopata crônico = Acute abdomen due appendicitis with atypical presentation leading to shock in an obese patient and with chronic liver disease

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    Todescatto, Alexandra Damasio

    2014-01-01

    Conclusões: O quadro de abdome agudo tem grande incidência nas unidades de pronto atendimento e, uma vez que compreende inúmeras situações clínicas, faz-se imprescindível conhecer e suspeitar de suas principais causas e de suas apresentações atípicas, de difícil diagnóstico.

  16. The Cardiovascular Physiology of Sports and Exercise.

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    Opondo, Mildred A; Sarma, Satyam; Levine, Benjamin D

    2015-07-01

    Athletes represent the extremes of human performance. Many of their remarkable abilities stem from a cardiovascular system that has adapted to meet the metabolic needs of exercising muscle. A large and compliant heart is a hallmark feature of athletes who engage in highly aerobic events. Despite high fitness levels, athletes may present with symptoms that limit performance. Understanding and dissecting these limitations requires a strong background in sports science and the factors that determine sports capabilities. This article reviews the basic principles of exercise physiology, cardiovascular adaptations unique to the "athlete's heart," and the utility of exercise testing in athletes.

  17. Rho kinases in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.

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    Loirand, Gervaise; Guérin, Patrice; Pacaud, Pierre

    2006-02-17

    Rho kinases (ROCKs) are the first and the best-characterized effectors of the small G-protein RhoA. In addition to their effect on actin organization, or through this effect, ROCKs have been found to regulate a wide range of fundamental cell functions such as contraction, motility, proliferation, and apoptosis. Abnormal activation of the RhoA/ROCK pathway has been observed in major cardiovascular disorders such as atherosclerosis, restenosis, hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiac hypertrophy. This review, based on recent molecular, cellular, and animal studies, focuses on the current understanding of ROCK signaling and its roles in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.

  18. Impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease.

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    Zalesin, Kerstyn C

    2012-02-01

    Obesity promotes a cascade of secondary pathologies including diabetes, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, inflammation, thrombosis, hypertension, the metabolic syndrome, and OSA, which collectively heighten the risk for cardiovascular disease. Obesity may also be an independent moderator of cardiac risk apart from these comorbid conditions. Rates of obesity and cardiac disease continue to rise in a parallel and exponential manner. Because obesity is potentially one of the most modifiable mediators of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, effective treatment and prevention interventions should have a profound and favorable impact on public health.

  19. Covert hypothyroidism presenting as a cardiovascular event.

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    LeMar, H J; West, S G; Garrett, C R; Hofeldt, F D

    1991-11-01

    Hypothyroidism presenting with classic signs and symptoms is generally easily recognized. Less often, patients with hypothyroidism may present with symptoms and laboratory abnormalities suggestive of cardiovascular disease. In this article, we describe six such patients. Hypothyroidism was suspected when creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels were persistently elevated. The diagnosis was confirmed by thyroid function tests, and thyroid hormone therapy resulted in resolution of symptoms and CPK elevations. Persistently elevated CPK levels associated with cardiovascular symptoms but without demonstrable myocardial damage should prompt consideration of covert hypothyroidism. PMID:1951418

  20. Hyperhomocysteinemia and Cardiovascular Disease: A Transitory Glance

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    Rohilla Ankur

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Hyperhomocysteinemia (Hhcy is a medical condition characterized by abnormally large levels of homocysteine in blood. The involvement of homocysteine (Hcy in various biochemical reactions causes deficiencies of the vitamins like pyridoxine (B6, folic acid (B9, or B12 leading to higher Hcy levels. Hhcy has been considered as an independent risk factor for various cardiovascular diseases like endothelial dysfunction, vascular inflammation, atherosclerosis, hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. The review article critically explains about the mechanisms involved in the Hhcy-induced development and progression of various cardiovascular disorders