Anabela Tavares

Hospital do Divino Espírito Santo de Ponta Delgada, EPE, PDL, Azores, Portugal

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    Revista portuguesa de cardiologia: orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology: an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology 10/2014; DOI:10.1016/j.repc.2014.03.009 · 0.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Coronary artery anomalies (CAAs) are a rare entity but their true incidence in the general population has yet to be determined. Most CAAs are asymptomatic, but they are nevertheless the second leading cause of sudden death in apparently healthy young athletes. The new imaging methods available to cardiologists, including CT angiography and MRI, now enable noninvasive diagnosis and characterization of these anomalies.The authors review the literature and present a retrospective study of 360 consecutive patients who underwent cardiac CT angiography. Demographic, clinical and angiographic characteristics were studied. The incidence of CAAs in this population was 2.69%.In order to better characterize this disorder, including diagnostic strategy, screening, treatment and prognosis, the authors suggest the establishment of a national registry of cardiac CT angiography. Such a registry would fill the existing gap in information on exams performed in the country, enriching current knowledge about this disease and noninvasive cardiac imaging in Portugal.
    Revista portuguesa de cardiologia: orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology: an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology 07/2012; 31(s 7–8):477–484. DOI:10.1016/j.repc.2012.05.001 · 0.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Coronary artery anomalies (CAAs) are a rare entity but their true incidence in the general population has yet to be determined. Most CAAs are asymptomatic, but they are nevertheless the second leading cause of sudden death in apparently healthy young athletes. The new imaging methods available to cardiologists, including CT angiography and MRI, now enable noninvasive diagnosis and characterization of these anomalies. The authors review the literature and present a retrospective study of 360 consecutive patients who underwent cardiac CT angiography. Demographic, clinical and angiographic characteristics were studied. The incidence of CAAs in this population was 2.69%. In order to better characterize this disorder, including diagnostic strategy, screening, treatment and prognosis, the authors suggest the establishment of a national registry of cardiac CT angiography. Such a registry would fill the existing gap in information on exams performed in the country, enriching current knowledge about this disease and noninvasive cardiac imaging in Portugal.
    Revista portuguesa de cardiologia: orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology: an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology 06/2012; 31(7-8):477-84. DOI:10.1016/j.repce.2011.12.018 · 0.53 Impact Factor
  • Revista portuguesa de cardiologia: orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology: an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology 01/2012; 31(1):53–55. DOI:10.1016/j.repc.2011.09.020 · 0.53 Impact Factor
  • Revista portuguesa de cardiologia: orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology: an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology 12/2011; 31(1):53-5. · 0.53 Impact Factor
  • Revista portuguesa de cardiologia: orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology: an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology 12/2010; 29(12):1891-3. · 0.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: O s autores apresentam o caso clínico de uma doente de 76 anos, com factores de risco para doença cardiovascular, hipertensão arterial, diabetes mellitus e dislipidémia. Em 2007 a doente foi submetida a cateterismo cardíaco, por queixas de angor nocturno. A coronariografia revelou coronária direita sem lesões angiográficas significativas. Não foi possível visualizar a coronária esquerda (Figura 1). A ventriculografia revelou boa função ventricular esquerda sem alterações da contractilidade segmentar. Na altura a doente recusou fazer qualquer estudo adicional. Em 2010 por persistência da sintoma-tologia e atendendo à dificuldade em visua-lizar a coronária esquerda, por coronariografia invasiva, a doente foi submetida a angio TC cardíaca. Na avaliação documentou-se artéria co-ronária direita única, com origem no seio co-ronário direito e trajecto habitual. No segmen-to proximal a artéria coronária direita dá ori-CASE REPORT W e present the case of a 76-year-old patient with hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia as risk factors for cardiovascular disease. In 2007 he underwent cardiac catheter-ization due to nocturnal angina; coronary angiography showed no significant lesions in the right coronary artery but the left coronary artery could not be visualized (Figure 1). Ventriculography showed good left ventricular function with no wall motion abnormalities. At the time the patient refused further studies. In 2010, in view of persistent symptoms and the inability to visualize the left coronary artery by invasive coronary angiography, the patient underwent cardiac CT angiography. This revealed a single right coronary artery originating in the right coronary sinus with a normal course and with a small branch from its proximal segment, coursing anterior to the right ventricular outflow tract towards the interventricular sulcus, possibly a vestigial anterior descending artery (Figure 2).