Inês Rangel

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OBJECTIVE To assess the prognostic significance of iron deficiency (ID) in a chronic heart failure (CHF) outpatient population. METHODS AND RESULTS We prospectively evaluated 127 patients with stable CHF and left ventricular ejection fraction ≤45%. Clinical and analytical data as well as information regarding the occurrence of the composite endpoint of(More)
PURPOSE It is estimated that approximately 20-30% of patients diagnosed with epilepsy have been misdiagnosed, and neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS) might frequently be the real cause of transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) episodes. We assessed the role of the head-up tilt test (HUTT) in patients previously diagnosed with refractory epilepsy to evaluate the(More)
A 63-year-old man was admitted for non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Echocardiography showed preserved biventricular systolic function with apical hypokinesia. Apical 4-chamber color Doppler view revealed abnormal diastolic flow, apparently intramyocardial (Figure 1A and Video 1). Coronary angiography revealed moderate (60%) coronary stenosis in the(More)
One of the greatest challenges in medicine consists of arriving at a correct diagnosis despite different presentations of the disease. We present a case in which, notwithstanding the initial diagnosis, the search for the etiology was essential for clinical guidance. Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) was first described by Chin et al. in 1990. This(More)
Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) refers to the presence of non infective material in valvular apparatus, interfering with its function. It is a potentially fatal complication of valvular replacement surgery. Treatment options include surgery, fibrinolysis and anticoagulation optimisation. The authors present the case of a young man, carrier of an aortic(More)
Right ventricular infarction is uncommon in isolation but can be observed in 50% of cases of inferior wall myocardial infarction. Diagnosis is difficult and suspicion of this condition should always be borne in mind. Progression to cardiogenic shock is not uncommon, when the outcome is similar to left ventricular infarction; mortality can reach 60%. We(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The prognostic value of myocardium deformation measurements in chronic heart failure (CHF) is still poorly addressed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation of left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) with clinical and prognostic indicators in patients with CHF and systolic dysfunction. METHODS(More)
AIMS The heterogeneous distribution of hypertrophy in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) limits the echocardiographic conventional measurements accuracy in the evaluation of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). The aim of this study was to assess the correlation of the echocardiographic Spirito-Maron score (SMS) with left ventricle (LV) mass quantification by(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on SUA temporal profile in relation to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the SUA level variations following myocardial infarction. METHODS We studied 222 patients more than 18 years old diagnosed with AMI. SUA was measured at baseline and on day 2 to 4 and day 5 to 8 after AMI.(More)
DOI: 10.5935/abc.20140030 Introduction The use of illicit drugs has increased in recent years1. Related to this increase, there is a growing need to recognise and properly treat the adverse effects associated with the consumption of these drugs. These substances can induce several cardiovascular (CV) complications, being this acute or chronic1. Some of them(More)