Francisco de Assis Costa

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Science has a critical role to play in guiding more sustainable development trajectories. Here, we present the Sustainable Amazon Network (Rede Amazônia Sustentável, RAS): a multidisciplinary research initiative involving more than 30 partner organizations working to assess both social and ecological dimensions of land-use sustainability in eastern(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 The left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an important and independent cardiovascular risk factor. There is a scarcity of studies in Brazil designed to test the efficacy of the electrocardiogram (ECG) in the diagnosis of this important pathological process. OBJECTIVE To evaluate a new electrocardiographic score for the diagnosis of LVH by ECG:(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)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular risk, and its characterization and prevalence in chronic renal disease (CRD) should be further studied. OBJECTIVE To establish the diagnosis of LVH in patients with stage-5 CRD using six different electrocardiographic criteria, and to correlate them with left(More)
INTRODUCTION Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and obesity are important cardiovascular risk factors. This study evaluates the influence of obesity on the diagnostic performance of the most used electrocardiographic criteria for LVH in hypertensive patients. METHODS One thousand two hundred four outpatients from the Hypertensive Unit of the Hospital São(More)
A 48-year-old man with essential thrombocythemia suffered an extensive anterior acute myocardial infarction; this is a rare association. A pharmacological thrombolysis was performed, without success. He subsequently underwent successful rescue coronary angioplasty. To our knowledge, there is no other report in the literature relating the triad of essential(More)
Catheter-induced coronary dissection is rare but has a significant mortality and morbidity. The ideal management of acute coronary occlusion, whatever the cause, is the prompt restoration of the vessel patency to limit the extent and duration of ischemia. In the setting of dissection during angiography the usual approach to myocardial salvage has been(More)