Sabrina Bernardez Pereira

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Brazilian population has a multi-ethnical profile and the prevalence of endothelial nitric oxide synthase enzyme (eNOS) polymorphism in heart failure (HF) has not been previously studied. Therefore the present study assessed the association of eNOS Glu298Asp polymorphism in patients with HF and controls. In a crossover study, was analysed the distribution(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the epidemiological and socioeconomic profiles, clinical features, etiology, length of hospitalization, and mortality of patients with decompensated heart failure admitted to public and private hospitals in the city of Niterói. METHODS We carried out a prospective, multicenter study (from July to September 2001) comprising all(More)
Common functional polymorphisms in β-adrenergic receptor (βAR) genes have been associated with heart failure (HF) phenotypes and pharmacogenetic interactions with βAR blockers. This study evaluated the association between βAR polymorphisms and carvedilol drug response and prognosis in patients with HF. In this prospective cohort controlled study, 326(More)
BACKGROUND The sympathetic nervous system is of great importance in the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation in systolic heart failure. The identification of polymorphisms in the beta1-adrenergic receptor gene (ADBR1) represents an important step in understanding this pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE This study assessed the association between the two functional(More)
Heart failure (HF) is a complex disease, which involves several physiopathological mechanisms and different genetic polymorphisms. The adrenergic system is directly related to this pathology, as it participates in cardiovascular autoregulation and has a crucial role in the deterioration of cardiac function. The beta-blockers appeared as a great advance in(More)
In the past two years we observed several changes in the diagnostic and therapeutic approach of patients with acute heart failure (acute HF), which led us to the need of performing a summary update of the II Brazilian Guidelines on Acute Heart Failure 2009. In the diagnostic evaluation, the diagnostic flowchart was simplified and the role of clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have analyzed the role of the genetic polymorphism of endothelial nitric oxide synthase on heart failure prognosis. However, there are no studies relating the G894T and heart failure in Brazil. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between G894T GP and the prognosis of a sample of Brazilian outpatients with heart failure. (More)
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