Ilídio Jesus

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AIMS To evaluate the association of different apelin levels with cardiovascular mortality, hospitalization, renal function, and cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetic patients with mild to moderate CKD. METHODS An observational, prospective study involving 150 patients divided into groups according to baseline apelin levels: 1 ≤ 98 pg/mL, 2 =(More)
INTRODUCTION There are few published data on mortality in anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Portugal, particularly in centers with direct access to primary angioplasty. We present the experience of a center with direct access to primary angioplasty in the management of patients admitted with anterior STEMI. METHODS We(More)
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysms and true aneurysms are two possible complications of myocardial infarction. However, while pseudoaneuryms require urgent surgical resection, true aneuryms can often be managed medically, making imperative an accurate diagnosis.The authors describe a case of a delayed rupture of a true aneurysm that was contained and gave(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of a morphologic classification of pocket lesions in eroded-infected permanent pulse generators and its influence in the efficacy or surgical management without removal and with system reutilization. DESIGN Retrospective evaluation of patients, presenting with eroded-infected pacemaker, submitted to surgery. SETTING Pacing(More)
Methods: Sixty one patients (57.4% men, mean age 62.7 ± 14 years) were evaluated with CU and TEE with an interval inferior to one month. CIM was measured at the common carotid artery (CCA); CP was defined as a localizaed protrusion in the arterial lumen larger than 1.5 mm, in the CCA or the internal carotid, without uniform wall involvement. AIM was(More)
INTRODUCTION Inappropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapies due to supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (SVT) are a common problem. The authors report this case to warn of a possible detection problem and subsequent failure of deliver appropriate therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and a dual-chamber ICD using the PARAD+(More)
Haemodialysis is the most used among the different renal function replacement methods. Although the survival is acceptable the mobility is important; intradialytic hypotension is a main cause of such mobility. In this study which included stable chronic haemodialysis patients, the authors evaluate risk factors for IDH. Advanced age, female sex and autonomic(More)
Reflex vasovagal syncope often affects young populations and is associated with a benign prognosis in terms of mortality. However, a minority of patients have recurrent episodes, with a considerable impact on their quality of life. Pacemaker therapy has been an option in these patients since the 1990s if a conservative strategy fails. Initially,(More)
INTRODUCTION Tetralogy of Fallot is one of the most common forms of cyanotic congenital heart disease and in the absence of surgical correction it has an elevated early mortality, with most patients dying in childhood.The authors reported this case because of the unusual course of an uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot. There are only a few reports of patients(More)