Dilma de Souza

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BACKGROUND Several factors are known to interfere with electrocardiogram (ECG) sensitivity when diagnosing Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH), with gender and cardiac mass being two of the most important ones OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of gender on the sensitivity of some of the criteria used to detect LVH, according to the progression of(More)
BACKGROUND ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is considered the gold standard for the diagnostic confirmation of resistant hypertension (RH). However, home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) has been considered an option, because of its lower cost and greater comfort. OBJECTIVE to compare the values obtained by HBPM with those obtained by ABPM in(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac involvement is known to occur in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The electrocardiogram (ECG) shows some typical changes in DMD, which makes it a useful test for the diagnosis of cardiac lesion in this disease. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the electrocardiographic changes in patients with DMD and to correlate these changes with(More)
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