Felipe Fernandes Cordeiro de Morais

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Subclinical hypothyroidism (SHT) is a disease for which exact therapeutic approaches have not yet been established. Previous studies have suggested an association between SHT and coronary heart disease. Whether this association is related to SHT-induced changes in serum lipid levels or to endothelial dysfunction is unclear. The aim of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE Several studies have suggested an association between subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and increased cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in asymptomatic patients with SCH by measuring the coronary artery calcium score (CACS). DESIGN A total of 222 asymptomatic subjects (103 SCH(More)
The quantification of fat depots on the surroundings of the heart is an accurate procedure for evaluating health risk factors correlated with several diseases. However, this type of evaluation is not widely employed in clinical practice due to the required human workload. This work proposes a novel technique for the automatic segmentation of cardiac fat(More)
The deposits of fat on the surroundings of the heart are correlated to several health risk factors such as atherosclerosis, carotid stiffness, coronary artery calcification, atrial fibrillation and many others. These deposits vary unrelated to obesity, which reinforces its direct segmentation for further quantification. However, manual segmentation of these(More)
Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) has been associated with an increased risk for coronary disease. Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), as assessed by ultrasonography, is a precise marker of atherosclerotic changes and can be used as an endpoint for cardiovascular events. Aims of this study were to determine carotid IMT in a group of patients with SH and its(More)
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