Jorge Azinheira

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
PURPOSE To determine whether hyperhomocysteinemia represents a risk factor of early thrombotic cerebrovascular disease. METHOD In a group of patients under 55 years of age (n = 33, 19 males) which had suffered a stroke from 3 months to 1 year before the study, defined by clinical criteria and presence of cerebral infarction confirmed by tomography,(More)
BACKGROUND Homocysteinaemia is now accepted as an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). Our goal was to study the influence of age plasma homocysteine level on the CAD risk attributable to homocysteinaemia. METHODS We studied a group of 98 patients under 55 years of age who had suffered a myocardial infarction 3-12 months before the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate importance of homocysteinemia as risk factor of thrombotic cerebrovascular disease, in terms of age and homocysteinemia levels. METHODS A group of patients under 55 years old (n = 35, 21 males) that had suffered a stroke 3 months to 1 year before the study, defined by clinical criteria and the presence of cerebral infarction confirmed(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Homocysteinemia (HC) and smoking are both important risk factors for vascular disease. In the present study, we intend to evaluate the influence of smoking habits on HC values as well as on vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid, co-factors of HC metabolism. METHODS We measured fasting homocysteinemia (basal) and homocysteinemia 6 hours(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Homocysteinemia is an independent risk factor of coronary artery disease and of myocardial infarction. In the present study we intend to relate fasting homocystein levels to prognosis after a myocardial infarction. METHODS From 1990 to 1992, we studied fasting homocysteinemia levels on a group of 112 patients aged under 56 years that(More)
PURPOSE To investigate if hyper-homocysteinemia represents an independent risk factor of early coronary disease. METHODS We studied a group of patients under 45 years old, that suffered a myocardial infarction from 3 months and 1 year before the study. The patients were matched with a group of normal controls of a check-up program, in terms of age, sex,(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Family history of vascular disease is an important risk factor for vascular disease, independent of conventional risk factors. Homocysteinemia, a newly defined risk factor, is caused by genetics, such as cystathionine beta synthase deficiencies, and metabolic deficiencies. With the present work we intend to study the influence of(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES We have already proved that basal and after load homocysteinemia are risk factors for vascular disease and it is also known that premenopausal women are relatively protected against this disease. The objective of this paper was the assess whether there are any differences in the plasma levels of homocystein which might contribute(More)