Vitor E. Valenti

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BACKGROUND No clear evidence is available in the literature regarding the acute effect of different styles of music on cardiac autonomic control. OBJECTIVES The present study aimed to evaluate the acute effects of classical baroque and heavy metal musical auditory stimulation on Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in healthy men. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this(More)
BACKGROUND The literature describes contradictory data regarding the onset of the baroreflex reduction in spontaneously hypertensive rats. OBJECTIVE This investigation was undertaken to evaluate the baroreflex function in 13-week-old spontaneously hypertensive rats. METHODS Male Wistar Kyoto (n=15) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (n=15) aged 13(More)
We evaluated short-term effects of sidestream cigarette smoke (SSCS) exposure on baroreflex function in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and Wistar Kyoto (WKY) normotensive rats. Rats were exposed to SSCS during three weeks, 180 min, five days per week, in a concentration of carbon monoxide (CO) between 100 and 300 ppm. We observed that SSCS exposure(More)
Previous events evidence that sudden cardiac death (SCD) in athletes is still a reality and it keeps challenging cardiologists. Considering the importance of SCD in athletes and the requisite for an update of this matter, we endeavored to describe SCD in athletes. The Medline (via PubMed) and SciELO databases were searched using the subject keywords "sudden(More)
BACKGROUND Burnout syndrome can be defined as long-term work stress resulting from the interaction between constant emotional pressure associated with intense interpersonal involvement for long periods of time and personal characteristics. We investigated the prevalence/propensity of Burnout syndrome in clinical nurses, and the factors related to Burnout(More)
The literature investigated the effects of chronic baroque music auditory stimulation on the cardiovascular system. However, it lacks in the literature the acute effects of different styles of music on cardiac autonomic regulation. To evaluate the acute effects of baroque and heavy metal music on heart rate variability (HRV) in women. The study was(More)
PURPOSE To compare baroreflex sensitivity among conscious rats of the same strain. METHODS Male WKY rats (eight weeks old) were studied. Cannulas were inserted into the abdominal aortic artery through the right femoral artery to measure mean arterial pressure (MAP) and heart rate (HR). Baroreflex gain was calculated as the ratio between variation of HR in(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Decreased heart rate variability (HRV) is related to higher morbidity and mortality. In this study we evaluated the linear and nonlinear indices of the HRV in stable angina patients submitted to coronary angiography. METHODS We studied 77 unselected patients for elective coronary angiography, which were divided into two groups:(More)
Exogenous catalase influences neural control of cardiovascular system; however, we do not know yet if its inhibition into the fourth cerebral ventricle (4(th) V) influences baroreflex regulation. We evaluated the effects of central catalase inhibition on baroreflex in conscious Wistar rats. We used males Wistar rats (320-370 g), which were implanted with a(More)
OBJECTIVES Many studies have investigated the importance of oxidative stress on the cardiovascular system. In this study we evaluated the effects of central catalase inhibition on cardiopulmonary reflex in conscious Wistar rats. METHODS Male Wistar rats were implanted with a stainless steel guide cannula in the fourth cerebral ventricle. The femoral(More)