João Batista Serro-Azul

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OBJECTIVE To assess whether hormone replacement therapy with estrogens in association with progestogens in postmenopausal hypertensive women alters postprandial triglyceridemia and vascular reactivity. METHODS A double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study was carried out with 15 postmenopausal women (age range: 50 to 70 years, mean = 61.6 +/- 6(More)
This is a nonblind, case-controlled study comparing the risk of orthostatic hypotension (OH) in 2 groups of elderly depressed women: 22 normotensive and 21 hypertensive patients receiving thiazides. Blood pressure measurements and tilt-table tests produced similar results: increased drop in systolic blood pressure (SBP) after standing (p <0.001), with no(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relation between the evolution of cognitive performance and the prognosis of elderly patients after compensation of advanced heart failure. METHODS Thirty-one patients older than 64 (68 +/- 7) years and admitted with New York Heart Association class IV heart failure and ejection fraction = 0.45 (0.38 +/- 0.06) were consecutively(More)
PURPOSE To study the incidence, main causes, aggravating factors and secondary diagnoses of heart failure (HF) during 1995 at the Instituto do Coração of São Paulo. METHODS Data from hospitalized patients according to the PRODESP data base were analyzed. The following data were studied; age, sex, principal and secondary diagnoses, surgical procedures and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relation between P-wave and QT dispersions in elderly patients with heart failure. METHODS Forty-seven elderly patients (75.6+/-6 years) with stable heart failure in NYHA functional classes II or III and with ejection fractions of 37+/-6% underwent body surface mapping to analyze P-wave and QT dispersions. The degree of correlation(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the prognostic value of exercise stress test variables in elderly patients with coronary atherosclerosis and exercise-induced ischemia. METHODS Sixty-four elderly patients (61 men, 73 +/- 5 years old) with coronary atherosclerosis, verified by cardiac catheterization, that were clinically stable, had a left ventricle ejection fraction(More)
PURPOSE To identify the principal forms of cardiac amiloydosis presentation in a terciary hospital. METHODS Eight cases with cardiac amyloidosis were identified. Five were women, their ages ranged from 23 to 83 years (mean 62). After a medical history and clinical examination the patients were submitted to complementary tests: electrocardiogram (EKG),(More)