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Clinics (Sao Paulo) ; 76: e1991, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33503176

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OBJECTIVES: This observational, cross-sectional study based aimed to test whether heart failure (HF)-disease management program (DMP) components are influencing care and clinical decision-making in Brazil. METHODS: The survey respondents were cardiologists recommended by experts in the field and invited to participate in the survey via printed form or email. The survey consisted of 29 questions addressing site demographics, public versus private infrastructure, HF baseline data of patients, clinical management of HF, performance indicators, and perceptions about HF treatment. RESULTS: Data were obtained from 98 centers (58% public and 42% private practice) distributed across Brazil. Public HF-DMPs compared to private HF-DMP were associated with a higher percentage of HF-DMP-dedicated services (79% vs 24%; OR: 12, 95% CI: 94-34), multidisciplinary HF (MHF)-DMP [84% vs 65%; OR: 3; 95% CI: 1-8), HF educational programs (49% vs 18%; OR: 4; 95% CI: 1-2), written instructions before hospital discharge (83% vs 76%; OR: 1; 95% CI: 0-5), rehabilitation (69% vs 39%; OR: 3; 95% CI: 1-9), monitoring (44% vs 29%; OR: 2; 95% CI: 1-5), guideline-directed medical therapy-HF use (94% vs 85%; OR: 3; 95% CI: 0-15), and less B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) dosage (73% vs 88%; OR: 3; 95% CI: 1-9), and key performance indicators (37% vs 60%; OR: 3; 95% CI: 1-7). In comparison to non- MHF-DMP, MHF-DMP was associated with more educational initiatives (42% vs 6%; OR: 12; 95% CI: 1-97), written instructions (83% vs 68%; OR: 2: 95% CI: 1-7), rehabilitation (69% vs 17%; OR: 11; 95% CI: 3-44), monitoring (47% vs 6%; OR: 14; 95% CI: 2-115), GDMT-HF (92% vs 83%; OR: 3; 95% CI: 0-15). In addition, there were less use of BNP as a biomarker (70% vs 84%; OR: 2; 95% CI: 1-8) and key performance indicators (35% vs 51%; OR: 2; 95% CI: 91,6) in the non-MHF group. Physicians considered changing or introducing new medications mostly when patients were hospitalized or when observing worsening disease and/or symptoms. Adherence to drug treatment and non-drug treatment factors were the greatest medical problems associated with HF treatment. CONCLUSION: HF-DMPs are highly heterogeneous. New strategies for HF care should consider the present study highlights and clinical decision-making processes to improve HF patient care.


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Gerenciamento Clínico , Insuficiência Cardíaca , Brasil , Estudos Transversais , Insuficiência Cardíaca/terapia , Humanos , Inquéritos e Questionários
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Clinics ; 76: e1991, 2021. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1153946

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OBJECTIVES: This observational, cross-sectional study based aimed to test whether heart failure (HF)-disease management program (DMP) components are influencing care and clinical decision-making in Brazil. METHODS: The survey respondents were cardiologists recommended by experts in the field and invited to participate in the survey via printed form or email. The survey consisted of 29 questions addressing site demographics, public versus private infrastructure, HF baseline data of patients, clinical management of HF, performance indicators, and perceptions about HF treatment. RESULTS: Data were obtained from 98 centers (58% public and 42% private practice) distributed across Brazil. Public HF-DMPs compared to private HF-DMP were associated with a higher percentage of HF-DMP-dedicated services (79% vs 24%; OR: 12, 95% CI: 94-34), multidisciplinary HF (MHF)-DMP [84% vs 65%; OR: 3; 95% CI: 1-8), HF educational programs (49% vs 18%; OR: 4; 95% CI: 1-2), written instructions before hospital discharge (83% vs 76%; OR: 1; 95% CI: 0-5), rehabilitation (69% vs 39%; OR: 3; 95% CI: 1-9), monitoring (44% vs 29%; OR: 2; 95% CI: 1-5), guideline-directed medical therapy-HF use (94% vs 85%; OR: 3; 95% CI: 0-15), and less B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) dosage (73% vs 88%; OR: 3; 95% CI: 1-9), and key performance indicators (37% vs 60%; OR: 3; 95% CI: 1-7). In comparison to non- MHF-DMP, MHF-DMP was associated with more educational initiatives (42% vs 6%; OR: 12; 95% CI: 1-97), written instructions (83% vs 68%; OR: 2: 95% CI: 1-7), rehabilitation (69% vs 17%; OR: 11; 95% CI: 3-44), monitoring (47% vs 6%; OR: 14; 95% CI: 2-115), GDMT-HF (92% vs 83%; OR: 3; 95% CI: 0-15). In addition, there were less use of BNP as a biomarker (70% vs 84%; OR: 2; 95% CI: 1-8) and key performance indicators (35% vs 51%; OR: 2; 95% CI: 91,6) in the non-MHF group. Physicians considered changing or introducing new medications mostly when patients were hospitalized or when observing worsening disease and/or symptoms. Adherence to drug treatment and non-drug treatment factors were the greatest medical problems associated with HF treatment. CONCLUSION: HF-DMPs are highly heterogeneous. New strategies for HF care should consider the present study highlights and clinical decision-making processes to improve HF patient care.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33150497

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To date, vitamin K antagonists are the only available oral anticoagulants in patients with mechanical heart valves. In this way, we developed a pilot trial with rivaroxaban. METHODS:  The RIWA study was a proof-of-concept, open-label, randomized clinical trial and was designed to assess the incidence of thromboembolic and bleeding events of the rivaroxaban-based strategy (15 mg twice daily) in comparison to dose-adjusted warfarin. Patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio and were followed prospectively for 90 days. RESULTS:  A total of 72 patients were enrolled in the present study. Of these, 44 patients were randomized: 23 patients were allocated to the rivaroxaban group and 21 to the warfarin group. After 90 days of follow-up, the primary outcome occurred in one patient (4.3%) in the rivaroxaban group and three patients (14.3%) in the warfarin group (risk ratio [RR] 0.27; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.02-2.85; P = 0.25). Minor bleeding (without discontinuation of medical therapy) occurred in six patients (26.1%) in the rivaroxaban group versus six patients (28.6%) in the warfarin group (RR 0.88; 95% CI 0.23-3.32; P = 0.85). One patient in the warfarin group died from myocardial infarction. No cases of hemorrhagic stroke, valve thrombosis, peripheral embolic events, or new intracardiac thrombus were related in both groups. CONCLUSIONS: In this pilot study, rivaroxaban 15 mg twice daily had thromboembolic and bleeding events similar to warfarin in patients with mechanical heart valves. These data confirm the authors' proof-of-concept and suggest that a larger trial with a similar design is not unreasonable. CLINICALTRIAL. GOV IDENTIFIER: NCT03566303.

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Heart Fail Rev ; 2020 May 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32418010

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According to previous epidemiological studies, we can reduce the thickness of epicardial fat and improve cardiovascular risk factors through exercise, and the changes may depend on the form of exercise. We systemically reviewed published studies that evaluated exercise intervention on epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) levels. We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing one exercise with another exercise or diet for the treatment to reduce EAT. We used fixed effects models for meta-analyses; effects of exercise on outcomes were described as mean differences (MD) or standardized difference of means (SMD) was used, their 95% confidence intervals (CI). Five RCTs were included (n = 299), 156 in exercise group and 143 in the control. In comparison to the control group, exercise significantly reduced EAT (SMD - 0.57, 95%CI - 0.97 to - 0.18) and waist circumference (MD - 2.95 cm, 95%CI - 4.93 to - 0.97). Exercise did not have an effect on BMI (MD - 0.23 kg/m2, 95%CI - 0.73 to 0.27), weight (MD - 0.06 kg, 95%CI - 1.46 to 1.34), or HDL (SMD 0.26, 95%CI - 0.06 to 0.57).VO2 was significantly increased by exercise (SMD 1.58, 95%CI 1.17 to 1.99). Risk of bias was high for 3 studies, and GRADE quality of evidence was very low to moderate. Exercise reduced epicardial adipose tissue and waist circumference, and did not have effect on weight, BMI, or HDL. Newer trials with better design and methods are necessary to improve the quality of the evidence. PROSPERO registration number (CRD42018096581).

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Heart Fail Rev ; 25(5): 725-730, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31414216

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Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is a neglected idiopathic disorder, predominant in tropical and subtropical regions of the developing world. It is characterized by fibrotic thickening of the endocardium and myocardium of one or both ventricles. EMF was an important cause of heart failure which accounted for up to 20% of the cases in endemic areas of Africa (rural community in Mozambique), but during the last few years, incidents of the disease have decreased considerably. Although its pathogenesis and etiology are not fully understood, its pathology resembles conditions such as eosinophilic cardiomyopathy and hypereosinophilic syndrome. Extensive fibrosis of the ventricular endocardium causing architectural distortion, impaired filling, and valvular insufficiency defines the disease. Confined to peculiar and limited geographical areas, the etiology remains blurred and it carries a grim prognosis. Medical care currently remains very challenging as one-third to half of patients with an advanced disease die within 2 years. Surgery in the correct setting can increase survival and especially in patients with advanced heart failure.

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Curr Atheroscler Rep ; 21(11): 45, 2019 11 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31707525

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of aerobic exercise on peak oxygen uptake (peak VO2), minute ventilation/carbon dioxide production (VE/VCO2 slope), and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among patients with heart failure (HF) and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). RECENT FINDINGS: We conducted a Cochrane Library, MEDLINE/PubMed, Physiotherapy Evidence Database, and SciELO search (from 1985 to May 2019) for randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effects of aerobic exercise in HFpEF patients. We calculated the mean differences (MD) and 95% confidence interval (CI). Ten intervention studies were included providing a total of 399 patients. Compared with control, aerobic exercise resulted in improvement in peak VO2 MD 1.9 mL kg-1 min-1 (95% CI 1.3 to 2.5; N = 314) and HRQoL measured by Minnesota Living with Heart Failure MD 5.4 (95% CI - 10.5 to - 0.2; N = 256). No significant difference in VE/VCO2 slope was found between participants in the aerobic exercise group and the control group. The quality of evidence for peak VO2 and HRQoL was assessed as being moderate. Aerobic exercise moderately improves peak VO2 and HRQoL and should be considered a strategy of rehabilitation of HFpEF individuals.


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Terapia por Exercício/métodos , Exercício Físico/fisiologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/terapia , Consumo de Oxigênio , Qualidade de Vida , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Idoso , Teste de Esforço , Tolerância ao Exercício , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Resultado do Tratamento
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Int J Cardiol ; 293: 165-175, 2019 10 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31345646

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of combined aerobic and resistance training on peak oxygen consumption (peak VO2), minute ventilation/carbon dioxide production (VE/VCO2 slope), muscle strength and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in heart failure patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF). METHODS: We searched Cochrane, Pubmed, and PEDro (from the earliest date available to September 2018) for RCTs that evaluated the effects of combined aerobic and resistance training in HFrEF patients. Weighted mean differences (WMD), standardized mean difference (SMD), and 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated. RESULTS: 39 studies met the study criteria, including 2008 patients, 14 compared combined aerobic and resistance training versus aerobic training, and 25 compared combined aerobic and resistance training versus control. Compared to aerobic training, combined aerobic and resistance training resulted in improvement in muscle strength SMD 0.7 (95% CI: 0.3 to 1.0 N = 167) and, HRQoL WMD -2.6 (95% CI: -5.0 to -0.1 N = 138). A nonsignificant difference in peak VO2 and VE/VCO2 slope was found for participants in the combined aerobic and resistance training group compared with aerobic training group. Compared to control, combined aerobic and resistance training resulted in improvement in peak VO2 WMD 2.9 (95% CI: 1.6 to 4.4 N = 638), muscle strength SMD 0.64 (95% CI: 0.4 to 0.9 N = 315) and, HRQoL WMD -9.8 (95% CI: -15.2 to -4.5 N = 524). CONCLUSIONS: Combined aerobic and resistance training improves peak VO2, muscle strength and HRQoL and should be considered as a component of care of HFrEF patients.


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Exercício Físico/fisiologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/terapia , Força Muscular/fisiologia , Consumo de Oxigênio/fisiologia , Treinamento de Resistência/métodos , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto/métodos , Exercício Físico/psicologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/psicologia , Humanos , Qualidade de Vida/psicologia , Resultado do Tratamento , Disfunção Ventricular Esquerda/fisiopatologia , Disfunção Ventricular Esquerda/psicologia , Disfunção Ventricular Esquerda/terapia
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Drugs R D ; 19(2): 117-126, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31055767

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INTRODUCTION: New oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are approved for use in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of NOACs compared with warfarin in AF and valvular heart disease (VHD). METHODS: We identified randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and post-hoc analyses comparing NOACs and warfarin in AF and VHD, including biological and mechanical heart valves (MHV). Through systematic review and meta-analysis, with the aid of the "Rev Man" program 5.3, the primary effectiveness endpoints were stroke and systemic embolism (SE). The primary safety outcome was major bleeding, and the secondary outcome included intracranial hemorrhage. Data were analyzed using risk ratios (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs), and heterogeneity was assessed using the I2 statistic. RESULTS: Six RCTs were included, involving 13,850 patients with AF and VHD. NOACs significantly reduced the risk of stroke/SE (RR 0.78; 95% CI 0.66-0.91; P = 0.002) and intracranial hemorrhage (RR 0.51; 95% CI 0.33-0.79; P = 0.003) and lowered the risk of major bleeding (RR 0.77; 95% CI 0.58-1.02; P = 0.07) compared with warfarin. CONCLUSIONS: The efficacy and safety of NOACs as thromboprophylaxis for AF and VHD are similar to those of warfarin.


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Anticoagulantes/administração & dosagem , Fibrilação Atrial/complicações , Doenças das Valvas Cardíacas/complicações , Varfarina/administração & dosagem , Administração Oral , Anticoagulantes/efeitos adversos , Hemorragia/epidemiologia , Hemorragia/etiologia , Hemorragia/prevenção & controle , Humanos , Incidência , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/prevenção & controle , Tromboembolia/epidemiologia , Tromboembolia/etiologia , Tromboembolia/prevenção & controle , Resultado do Tratamento , Varfarina/efeitos adversos
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Clín. Méd ; 17(1): 45-52, 20190000. tab
Artigo em Português | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1026191

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Metanálise é o método estatístico utilizado na revisão sistemática para integrar os resultados dos estudos incluídos e aumentar o poder estatístico da pesquisa primária.Estudos de metanálise, decorrentes de uma revisão sistemática, envolvem a combinação e a análise de evidências, que são utilizadas para produzir resultados baseados em conjunto de pesquisas prévias. Métodos tradicionais de metanálise sintetizam os dados agregados obtidos de publicações de estudo, como estimativa de efeito de tratamento (odds ratio, risco relativo) e sua incerteza associada (erro padrão ou intervalo de confiança). Uma abordagem alternativa é a metanálise individual de dados de participantes ou de pacientes, nos quais os dados de nível individual bruto para cada estudo são obtidos e utilizados para síntese. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar, de forma metodológica, como realizar e interpretar uma revisão sistemática e uma metanálise individual de dados de participantes.(AU)


A meta-analysisis the statistical method used in the systematic review to integrate the result sof includeds tudies, and to increase the statistical power of primary research. Meta-analysis studies, stemming from a systematic review, involve the combination and analysis of evidence that are used to produce results based on a set of previous research. Traditional meta-analysis methods synthesize aggreg ate data obtained from study publications, such as anestimate of treatment effect (odds ratio, relative risk) and the ir associated uncertainty (standard error or confidence interval). An alternative approach isthe individual meta-analysis of participants' or patients' data, in whichgross individual-level data for eachstudy are obtained and used for synthesis. The objective of this articleis to present a method o logical way of performing and in ter preting a systematic review and individual meta-analysisof the participants' data.(AU)

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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 97(24): e11094, 2018 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29901625

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INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and MetS-related stroke is set to increase dramatically in coming decades. MetS is a complex disease that includes endothelial dysfunction, insulin resistance, diabetes, hypertension, ectopic obesity, and dyslipidaemia and an increased risk of cardiovascular events. One function of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (HDL-C) is the cholesterol-efflux pathway, which is the pathway where cholesterol is removed from macrophages within the arterial walls back into the bloodstream and out to the liver. As one of the key functions of HDL, their hypothesis was that if they could measure HDL-C-efflux capacity, they would have a better handle on the role of HDL in atherosclerosis. However, there are no systematic analyses or well-conducted meta-analyses to evaluate the relationship between HDL-C functionality and MetS. The aim of this study is to examine this association of HDL-C functionality with MetS in different ages and sex. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The update systematic review and meta-analysis will be conducted using published studies that will be identified from electronic databases (i.e., PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Google Scholar). Studies that examined the association between HDL-C functionality and MetS; focused on cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies; were conducted among in adults aged 40 to 70 years; provided sufficient data for calculating odds ratio or relative risk with a 95% confidence interval; were published as original articles written in English or other languages; and have been published until January 2018 will be included. Study selection, data collection, quality assessment, and statistical syntheses will be conducted based on discussions among investigators. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: Ethics approval was not required for this study because it was based on published studies. The results and findings of this study will be submitted and published in a scientific peer-reviewed journal. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: PROSPERO (CRD42018083465).


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HDL-Colesterol/sangue , Síndrome Metabólica/etiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Síndrome Metabólica/epidemiologia , Síndrome Metabólica/mortalidade , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Revisões Sistemáticas como Assunto
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Heart Fail Rev ; 23(3): 409-418, 2018 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29704192

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Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major risk factor for several cardiovascular (CV) conditions, including heart failure (HF). However, until recently, no therapy to treat patients with diabetes could also reduce CV risks related to HF. The EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial with empagliflozin was the first to demonstrate significant cardioprotective benefits in this population. Its impressive 35% reduction in hospitalizations for HF drew the attention of the scientific community to the possibility that pharmacologic sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibition could be part of the armamentarium for treating patients with HF, with and without diabetes. The recently published CANVAS Program (with canagliflozin) and real-life data from the CVD-Real Study (using dapagliflozin, empagliflozin, and canagliflozin) further strengthened this hypothesis, suggesting that the observed benefit is not restricted to a particular drug, but is rather a class effect. This review explores the effects of pharmacologic SGLT2 inhibitors' use in cardiac function and discusses the potential role of this class of medication as a treatment for HF.


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/tratamento farmacológico , Insuficiência Cardíaca/metabolismo , Inibidores do Transportador 2 de Sódio-Glicose/farmacologia , Transportador 2 de Glucose-Sódio/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/complicações , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/metabolismo , Insuficiência Cardíaca/etiologia , Humanos , Fatores de Risco , Transportador 2 de Glucose-Sódio/efeitos dos fármacos
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Int J Cardiol ; 261: 134-141, 2018 06 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29572084

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) versus moderate intensity continuous training (MICT) in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). BACKGROUND: Despite the well-known positive effects of exercise in heart failure patients, the best mode of exercise is still under discussion. METHODS: We searched Pubmed/MEDLINE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PEDro data base, and SciELO (from the earliest date available to October 2017) for randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effects of HIIT versus MICT in HFrEF patients. Weighted mean differences (WMD) with 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated, and heterogeneity was assessed using the I2 test. RESULTS: 13 studies met the study criteria, including 411 patients. Compared to MICT, HIIT resulted in improvement in Peak VO2 WMD (1.35 mL·kg-1·min-1 95% CI: 0.03 to 2.64 N = 411). HIIT resulted in no difference in VE/VCO2 slope WMD (-1.21 95% CI: -3.0 to 0.58 N = 135), and quality of life measured by Minnesota Living with Heart Failure questionnaire WMD (1.19 95% CI: -5.81 to 8.19 N = 79). Sub-group analyses comparing studies with and without isocaloric exercise training protocol also showed a nonsignificant difference in peak VO2 for participants in the HIIT group compared with MICT group. CONCLUSIONS: HIIT improves peak VO2 and should be considered as a component of care of HFrEF patients. However, its superiority versus MICT disappears when isocaloric protocols are compared. An important caveat is uncertainty and variation of actual training intensities compared to program targets.


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Teste de Esforço/métodos , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/terapia , Treinamento Intervalado de Alta Intensidade/métodos , Qualidade de Vida , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Exercício Físico/fisiologia , Exercício Físico/psicologia , Teste de Esforço/psicologia , Tolerância ao Exercício/fisiologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/psicologia , Treinamento Intervalado de Alta Intensidade/psicologia , Humanos , Qualidade de Vida/psicologia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto/métodos , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto/psicologia
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Int J Clin Pharm ; 38(4): 802-7, 2016 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27138843

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Background Beta-blockers have been recommended for patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction for their long-term benefits. However, the tolerance to betablockers in patients hospitalized with acute heart failure should be evaluated. Objective To estimate the proportion of patients hospitalized with acute heart failure who can tolerate these agents in clinical practice and compare the clinical outcomes of patients who can and cannot tolerate treatment with beta-blockers. Setting Two reference hospitals in cardiology. Methods Retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients hospitalized for acute heart failure between September 2008 and May 2012. Population-based sample. During the study period, 325 patients were admitted consecutively, including 194 individuals with an acute heart failure diagnosis and systolic left ventricular dysfunction and ejection fraction ≤45 %, who were candidates for the initiation or continuation of beta-blockers. Main outcome measure The percentage of patients intolerant to beta-blockers and the clinical characteristics of patients. Results On admission, 61.8 % of patients were already using beta-blockers, and 73.2 % were using beta-blockers on discharge. During hospitalization, 85 % of patients used these agents for some period. The main reasons for not using betablockers were low cardiac output syndrome (24.4 %), bradycardia (24.4 %), severe hypotension or shock (17.8 %), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (13.3 %). Patients who were intolerant or did not use a beta-blocker had a longer hospital stay (18.3 vs. 11.0 days; p < .001), greater use of vasoactive drugs (41.5 vs. 16.3 %; p < .001, CI 1.80-7.35), sepsis and septic shock (RR = 3.02; CI 95 % 1.59-5.75), and higher mortality rate during hospitalization (22.6 vs. 2.9 %; p < .001; CI 3.05-32.26). Conclusion Beta-blockers could be used in 73.2 % of patients hospitalized for acute heart failure. Patients who can not tolerate BB presented a higher frequency of adverse clinical outcomes including frequency of sepsis, use of vasoactive drugs, average length of hospitalization, and death.


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Antagonistas Adrenérgicos beta/uso terapêutico , Insuficiência Cardíaca/tratamento farmacológico , Resultado do Tratamento , Antagonistas Adrenérgicos beta/efeitos adversos , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/mortalidade , Humanos , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Adulto Jovem
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Drugs R D ; 16(2): 149-54, 2016 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26892845

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OBJECTIVES: Dabigatran is a direct thrombin inhibitor shown to be an effective alternative to warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). We evaluated the use of dabigatran in patients with bioprosthetic mitral and/or aortic valve replacement and AF. METHODS: We selected 34 and randomized 27 patients in a 1:1 ratio to receive dabigatran or warfarin. The primary endpoint was the presence of a new intracardiac thrombus at 90 days, by transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE). Secondary endpoints included the development of dense spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) and incidence of stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic), myocardium infarction, valve thrombosis and peripheral embolic events. RESULTS: The trial was terminated prematurely because of low enrollment. There were 27 patients in total: 15 patients placed in the dabigatran group and 12 in the warfarin group. After 90 days, one patient (8.3 %) in the warfarin group and none in the dabigatran group had developed a new intracardiac thrombus. In the dabigatran group, two patients (13.3 %) developed dense SEC versus one patient (8.3 %) in the warfarin group. In the warfarin group, one patient (8.3 %) presented ischemic stroke, and none did in the dabigatran group. We observed no cases of hemorrhagic stroke, valve thrombosis, embolic events or myocardial infarction in either group throughout the study. However, one patient (6.7 %) in the dabigatran group had a fully recovered transient ischemic attack and one patient in the warfarin group died of heart failure. CONCLUSIONS: The use of dabigatran appears to be similar to warfarin in preventing the formation of intracardiac thrombus. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Clinicaltrials.gov NCT01868243.


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Antitrombinas/uso terapêutico , Dabigatrana/uso terapêutico , Cardiopatias/tratamento farmacológico , Trombose/tratamento farmacológico , Varfarina/uso terapêutico , Adolescente , Adulto , Antitrombinas/administração & dosagem , Antitrombinas/efeitos adversos , Fibrilação Atrial/tratamento farmacológico , Bioprótese , Anuloplastia da Valva Cardíaca , Dabigatrana/administração & dosagem , Dabigatrana/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Cardiopatias/fisiopatologia , Cardiopatias/terapia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Projetos Piloto , Trombose/fisiopatologia , Trombose/terapia , Resultado do Tratamento , Varfarina/administração & dosagem , Varfarina/efeitos adversos , Adulto Jovem
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Rev. bras. ter. intensiva ; 27(4): 397-401, out.-dez. 2015. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS | ID: lil-770049

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RESUMO Jovem com 17 anos de idade atendido com dispneia progressiva há 15 dias e piora nas últimas 24 horas. Foi admitido em estado de insuficiência respiratória e choque cardiogênico com disfunção de múltiplos órgãos. O ecocardiograma mostrou fração de ejeção ventricular esquerda de 11%, grave hipocinesia difusa e pressão sistólica da artéria pulmonar de 50mmHg. Houve necessidade de suporte hemodinâmico com uso de dobutamina (20mcg/kg/minuto) e noradrenalina (1,7mcg/kg/minuto). Após 48 horas, o paciente não apresentou melhora hemodinâmica nem clínica, optando-se, então, pela implantação de membrana de oxigenação extracorpórea. Ocorreu melhora do ponto de vista hemodinâmico, da perfusão sistêmica, da função renal e hepática, porém, após 72 horas, não houve recuperação da função cardíaca. Optou-se, assim, pela transferência para outro hospital. O paciente foi transferido por transporte aéreo de Salvador (BA) para Recife (PE). Foi realizado transplante cardíaco com rápida recuperação da função hepática e renal, e boa função do enxerto. A histopatologia do coração explantado demonstrou miocardite crônica ativa e amastigotas de Trypanosoma cruzi. A prevalência global estimada de infecção por T. cruzi caiu de 18 milhões em 1991, quando a primeira iniciativa regional de controle teve início, para 5,7 milhões em 2010. A miocardite é uma doença inflamatória causada por condições infecciosas ou não infecciosas. As manifestações clínicas variam desde um quadro subclínico até insuficiência cardíaca e choque cardiogênico. Diversos relatos sugerem que o uso de membrana de oxigenação extracorpórea em pacientes com quadro grave e refratário de miocardite é uma opção como terapia ponte até transplante cardíaco, nos casos sem recuperação espontânea da função ventricular. Em uma consulta ambulatorial de acompanhamento realizada 6 meses após o transplante, o paciente encontrava-se bem e assintomático.


ABSTRACT A 17-year-old Brazilian male presented with progressive dyspnea for 15 days, worsening in the last 24 hours, and was admitted in respiratory failure and cardiogenic shock, with multiple organ dysfunctions. Echocardiography showed a left ventricle ejection fraction of 11%, severe diffuse hypokinesia, and a systolic pulmonary artery pressure of 50mmHg, resulting in the need for hemodynamic support with dobutamine (20mcg/kg/min) and noradrenaline (1.7mcg/kg/min). After 48 hours with no clinical or hemodynamic improvement, an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was implanted. The patient presented with hemodynamic, systemic perfusion and renal and liver function improvements; however, his cardiac function did not recover after 72 hours, and he was transfer to another hospital. Air transport was conducted from Salvador to Recife in Brazil. A heart transplant was performed with rapid recovery of both liver and kidney functions, as well as good graft function. Histopathology of the explanted heart showed chronic active myocarditis and amastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi. The estimated global prevalence of T. cruzi infections declined from 18 million in 1991, when the first regional control initiative began, to 5.7 million in 2010. Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease due to infectious or non-infectious conditions. Clinical manifestation is variable, ranging from subclinical presentation to refractory heart failure and cardiogenic shock. Several reports suggest that the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients presenting with severe refractory myocarditis is a potential bridging therapy to heart transplant when there is no spontaneous recovery of ventricular function. In a 6-month follow-up outpatient consult, the patient presented well and was asymptomatic.


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Humanos , Masculino , Adolescente , Choque Cardiogênico/terapia , Oxigenação por Membrana Extracorpórea/métodos , Cardiomiopatia Chagásica/terapia , Choque Cardiogênico/etiologia , Brasil , Cardiomiopatia Chagásica/diagnóstico , Cardiomiopatia Chagásica/fisiopatologia , Seguimentos , Transplante de Coração
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Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 28(4): 298-304, jul.-ago.2015. tab, graf
Artigo em Português | LILACS | ID: lil-776154

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A cardiopatia reumática é um importante problema de saúde pública. Há escassez de dados sobreinfluência de variáveis cirúrgicas na mortalidade de pacientes reumáticos submetidos dupla-troca valvar (DTV).Objetivo: Identificar possíveis variáveis cirúrgicas associadas à mortalidade de pacientes reumáticos submetidos à DTV.Métodos: Estudo retrospectivo de corte transversal, incluindo 104 pacientes >18 anos, com diagnóstico prévio devalvopatia reumática, submetidos à cirurgia de DTV no período de janeiro de 2007 a dezembro de 2011. A coletade dados utilizou os prontuários de pacientes do Hospital Ana Nery, Salvador, BA, Brasil.Resultados: Observou-se diferença estatística significativa entre os grupos do desfecho (óbito intra-hospitalar/alta hospitalar) em relação às variáveis, respectivamente: tempo de anoxia (minutos) de 149,17±40,99 e 123,99±24,12(p=0,001); tempo de CEC 185,53±54,59 e 157,34±34,62 (p=0,006); e o tempo cirúrgico total 350,29±56,69 e 295,23±63,98(p=0,002). Os pacientes que realizaram outro procedimento associado à DTV, no mesmo tempo cirúrgico,apresentaram maior mortalidade (n=10; 31,2%), em relação aos que realizaram apenas a DTV (n=9; 12,8%) (p=0,027).Houve também associação significativa na comparação de pacientes com reabordagem cirúrgica com aqueles querealizaram única abordagem (p<0,001). Não houve diferença estatística quando se comparou desfecho hospitalare os tipos de próteses utilizadas (p=0,219). Conclusões: As variáveis cirúrgicas que tiveram influência na mortalidade foram: tempos de anoxia, de CEC, de cirurgia total, com possíveis pontos de corte, respectivamente, de 150 min, 100 min e 300 min. A necessidade de reabordagemno pós-operatório hospitalar e a realização de outro procedimento no mesmo ato também mostraram significância...


Rheumatic heart disease is a major public health issue. Data on the influence of surgical variables in mortality in rheumatic patients undergoing double valve replacement (DVR) are scarce. Objective: Identify potential surgical variables associated with mortality in rheumatic patients undergoing DVR. Methods: Retrospective cross-sectional study including 104 patients over 18 years, previously diagnosed with rheumatic heart-valve disease, and undergoing DVR surgery from January 2007 to December 2011. Data collection: medical records of patients from HospitalAna Nery, Salvador, Brazil.Results: Outcome groups (in-hospital death vs. hospital discharge) had a significant statistical difference in relation to variables, respectively:anoxia time (in minutes) of 149.17±40.99 and 123.99±24.12 (p=0.001); CPB time 185.53±54.59 and 157.34±34.62 (p=0.006); and totalsurgical time 350.29±56.69 and 295.23±63.98 (p=0,002). Patients who underwent another procedure associated with DVR for the same surgical time showed higher mortality rates (n=10; 31.2%) compared to those who underwent DVR only (n=9, 12.8%) (p=0.027). There was also a significant association when comparing patients with surgical rapprochement with those who underwent one surgery only(p<0.001). There was no statistical difference between hospital outcome and the types of prostheses used (p=0.219). Conclusions: The surgical variables that influenced mortality were: anoxia, CPB and total surgical times, with potential cutoff points of 150, 100 and 300 minutes, respectively. The need for rapprochement during the in-hospital postoperative period, and the performance of another associated procedure in the same surgery were also significant...


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Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cardiopatia Reumática/complicações , Cardiopatia Reumática/diagnóstico , Doenças das Valvas Cardíacas/complicações , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Valva Aórtica/cirurgia , Valva Mitral/cirurgia , Valva Pulmonar/cirurgia , Brasil , Circulação Extracorpórea/métodos , Prevalência , Próteses e Implantes , Estudos Retrospectivos , Febre Reumática , Fatores de Risco , Análise Estatística
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PLoS One ; 10(3): e0119623, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25793988

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BACKGROUND: Studies have demonstrated that phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibition is associated with right ventricle (RV) functional improvement in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension. This study aims to demonstrate the immediate impact of Sildenafil, a PDE5 inhibitor, on RV function, measured by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), in patients with heart failure (HF). METHODS: We conducted a randomized double-blind controlled trial. INCLUSION CRITERIA: diagnosis of HF functional class I-III; left ventricle ejection fraction < 35%. Patients underwent CMR evaluation and were then equally randomly assigned to either 50 mg of Sildenafil or Placebo groups. One hour following drug administration, they were submitted to a second scan examination. RESULTS: 26 patients were recruited from a tertiary reference center in Brazil and 13 were allocated to each study group. The median age was 61.5 years (50-66.5 years). Except for the increase in RV fractional area change following the administration of sildenafil (Sildenafil [before vs. after]: 34.3 [25.2-43.6]% vs. 42.9 [28.5-46.7]%, p = 0.04; Placebo [before vs. after]: 28.1 [9.2-34.8]% vs. 29.2 [22.5-38.8]%, p = 0.86), there was no statistically significant change in parameters. There was no improvement in left ventricular parameters or in the fractional area change of the pulmonary artery. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that a single dose of Sildenafil did not significantly improve RV function as measured by the CMR. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01936350.


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Insuficiência Cardíaca/tratamento farmacológico , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Inibidores da Fosfodiesterase 5/uso terapêutico , Citrato de Sildenafila/uso terapêutico , Função Ventricular Direita/efeitos dos fármacos , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/diagnóstico , Humanos , Angiografia por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Inibidores da Fosfodiesterase 5/farmacologia , Citrato de Sildenafila/farmacologia , Resultado do Tratamento , Disfunção Ventricular Direita/tratamento farmacológico , Disfunção Ventricular Direita/fisiopatologia , Função Ventricular Esquerda
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Rev Bras Ter Intensiva ; 27(4): 397-401, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26761479

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A 17-year-old Brazilian male presented with progressive dyspnea for 15 days, worsening in the last 24 hours, and was admitted in respiratory failure and cardiogenic shock, with multiple organ dysfunctions. Echocardiography showed a left ventricle ejection fraction of 11%, severe diffuse hypokinesia, and a systolic pulmonary artery pressure of 50mmHg, resulting in the need for hemodynamic support with dobutamine (20mcg/kg/min) and noradrenaline (1.7mcg/kg/min). After 48 hours with no clinical or hemodynamic improvement, an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was implanted. The patient presented with hemodynamic, systemic perfusion and renal and liver function improvements; however, his cardiac function did not recover after 72 hours, and he was transfer to another hospital. Air transport was conducted from Salvador to Recife in Brazil. A heart transplant was performed with rapid recovery of both liver and kidney functions, as well as good graft function. Histopathology of the explanted heart showed chronic active myocarditis and amastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi. The estimated global prevalence of T. cruzi infections declined from 18 million in 1991, when the first regional control initiative began, to 5.7 million in 2010. Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease due to infectious or non-infectious conditions. Clinical manifestation is variable, ranging from subclinical presentation to refractory heart failure and cardiogenic shock. Several reports suggest that the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients presenting with severe refractory myocarditis is a potential bridging therapy to heart transplant when there is no spontaneous recovery of ventricular function. In a 6-month follow-up outpatient consult, the patient presented well and was asymptomatic.


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Cardiomiopatia Chagásica/terapia , Oxigenação por Membrana Extracorpórea/métodos , Choque Cardiogênico/terapia , Adolescente , Brasil , Cardiomiopatia Chagásica/diagnóstico , Cardiomiopatia Chagásica/fisiopatologia , Seguimentos , Transplante de Coração , Humanos , Masculino , Choque Cardiogênico/etiologia
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Rev. bras. cir. cardiovasc ; 29(4): 537-542, Oct-Dec/2014. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS | ID: lil-741720

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Objective: To describe the hospital mortality and associated clinical and echocardiographic variables in patients with rheumatic disease who underwent double valve replacement surgery. Methods: This is a cross sectional descriptive study of mortality, performed in a referral hospital in Salvador, Bahia. Records from patients with rheumatic disease who underwent double valve replacement surgery during the years 2007-2011 were analyzed. Results: The studied sample comprises 104 patients and 60 (57.7%) were male. The mean age was 38.04±14.45. Sixty five bioprostheses and 38 mechanical prostheses were used in these patients at the time of surgery. There were statistically significant differences between the two groups, when we analyzed the following variables: the mean age (36.30±13.03 vs. 45.35±17.8 years-old, P=0.011), mean hemoglobin (11.10±2.19 vs. 9.22±2.26 g/dL, P=0.002), mean hematocrit (34.22±5.86 vs. 28.44±6.62%, P<0.001). New York Heart Association functional class III and IV (NYHA) (P=0.022) was statistically associated with mortality. Conclusion: We concluded that the mean hemoglobin/hematocrit level and the NYHA functional class was the major variables associated to the mortality among these patients. Based on these data one may concern about the patient best moment for surgery and the patient hemoglobin level. .


Objetivo: Descrever a mortalidade hospitalar em pacientes reumáticos submetidos à cirurgia de dupla troca valvar e sua relação com variáveis clínicas e ecocardiográficas. Métodos: Trata-se de um estudo de corte transversal. Foram estudados pacientes maiores que 18 anos, com valvopatia reumática que foram submetidos à cirurgia de DTV do período de janeiro de 2007 a dezembro de 2011 no Hospital Ana Nery - Salvador - Bahia. A coleta de dados se deu por meio de consulta aos prontuários dos pacientes. Resultados: Foram estudados 104 pacientes, 60 (57,7%) eram do sexo masculino. A média de idade da população estudada foi de 38,04±14,45 anos. Foram utilizadas 65 próteses biológicas e 38 próteses metálicas. Houve diferença estatisticamente significante entre os grupos comparados, pacientes que obtiveram alta versus pacientes que foram a óbito, em relação às seguintes variáveis: média de idade dos pacientes que receberam alta para casa e foram a óbito, respectivamente (36,30±13,03 vs. 45,35±17,8, P=0,011); média de hemoglobina, (11,10±2,19 vs. 9,22±2,26 g/dL, P=0,002); média do hematócrito, (34,22±5,86 vs. 28,44±6,62%, P<0,001). As classes funcionais III e IV (New York Heart Association) estiveram associadas estatisticamente com a mortalidade (P=0.022). Conclusão: Os dados encontrados no estudo apresentam uma população pouco estudada na qual os principais achados foram a média do nível de hemoglobina/hematócrito e classe funcional NYHA. Deve se levar em conta esses dados para a escolha do melhor momento de cirurgia para essa população. .


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Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto Jovem , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Implante de Prótese de Valva Cardíaca/métodos , Implante de Prótese de Valva Cardíaca/mortalidade , Valvas Cardíacas/cirurgia , Cardiopatia Reumática/mortalidade , Cardiopatia Reumática/cirurgia , Fatores Etários , Brasil , Estudos Transversais , Complicações do Diabetes , Ecocardiografia , Hematócrito , Hemoglobinas/análise , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Cardiopatia Reumática , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Estatísticas não Paramétricas , Resultado do Tratamento
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