Henrique Andrade Rodrigues Fonseca

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Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an inflammatory state associated with high coronary disease risk. Inflammation and adaptive immunity modulate atherosclerosis and plaque instability. We examined early changes in anti-oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) (anti-oxLDL) autoantibodies (Abs) in patients with MetS after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Patients of(More)
The blood circulatory system is intimately linked to the lymphocyte circulatory system and thus, plays an important role in the bodily homeostasis. Strong immunological reaction, such as allergic reactions (e.g. anaphylaxis) will cause imminent effect on the blood pressure and in some cases lead to a fatal event. Less is known how ongoing immune reaction as(More)
We investigated the association between the degree of oxidative modification of LDL particles by non-linear optical response of LDL (Z-scan technique) and the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis in different segments of the carotid artery. We recruited high-intensity athlete runners (n = 44) and controls (n = 51) to participate in the study. The carotid(More)
Obesity and hypertension have been recognized as inflammatory diseases capable of activating the immune system, thus contributing to an increased cardiovascular risk. However, the link between adaptive immunity, obesity, and hypertension is poorly understood. We investigated the relationship of the body mass index (BMI) on the inflammatory, vascular, and(More)
To evaluate the effects of long-term exposure to high-intensity training among professional runners on cardiac hypertrophy and subclinical atherosclerosis. Prospective study included runners of both sexes (n = 52) and age and gender matched controls (n = 57), without classical cardiovascular risk factors. Ventricular hypertrophy was quantified by(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with diabetes are in extract higher risk for fatal cardiovascular events. OBJECTIVE To evaluate major predictors of mortality in subjects with type 2 diabetes. METHODS A cohort of 323 individuals with type 2 diabetes from several regions of Brazil was followed for a long period. Baseline electrocardiograms, clinical and laboratory(More)
AIMS The aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of treatment of hypertension on the autoantibodies to apolipoprotein B-derived peptides (anti-ApoB-D peptide Abs) response, inflammation markers and vascular function. MAIN METHODS Eighty-eight patients with hypertension (stage 1 or 2) were recruited and advised to receive perindopril (4mg),(More)