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Prevalence of heart disease demonstrated in 60 years of the Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia.

Evora PR, Nather JC, Rodrigues AJ - Arq. Bras. Cardiol. (2014)

Bottom Line: Considering the historical and academic relevance of the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology (ABC), as its MEDLINE indexing began in 1950, it was assumed as a hypothesis that the analysis of the publications over the last 60 years could reflect the changing trends of heart disease in Brazil.The study information were collected by searching "Brazilian Archives of Cardiology AND selected parameter in English".A relatively easy search was carried out, using the computer program developed for literature search covering six decades.

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Affiliation: Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Departamento de Cirurgia e Anatomia, Ribeirão PretoSP, Brasil.

ABSTRACT
Considering the historical and academic relevance of the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology (ABC), as its MEDLINE indexing began in 1950, it was assumed as a hypothesis that the analysis of the publications over the last 60 years could reflect the changing trends of heart disease in Brazil. The study data were collected using a program developed for this purpose, allowing the automatic extraction of information from the MEDLINE database. The study information were collected by searching "Brazilian Archives of Cardiology AND selected parameter in English". Four observational groups were determined: (1) major groups of heart diseases (coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathies); (2) relevant diseases in clinical practice (cardiac arrhythmias, cor pulmonale, myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure); (3) cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis); and (4) group determined due to the growing trend of publications on congestive heart failure seen in previous groups (congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, rheumatic heart disease and Chagasic heart disease) All publications within the established groups were described, highlighting the increasing importance of heart failure and diabetes as risk factors. A relatively easy search was carried out, using the computer program developed for literature search covering six decades. Emphasizing the limitations of the study, we suggest the existence of an epidemiological link between cardiac diseases that are prevalent in Brazil and the publications of the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology.

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Arbitrated group due to the growing trend of publications on congestive heartfailure (congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, rheumatic heart disease,Chagas heart disease).
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f04: Arbitrated group due to the growing trend of publications on congestive heartfailure (congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, rheumatic heart disease,Chagas heart disease).

Mentions: The charts have decades as the abscissa and as ordinate as the number of results of thechosen parameter divided by the total number of results in the decade. Figure 1 portrays the evolution of large groups ofcardiac diseases; Figure 2 shows publicationsrelated to four parameters determined by their importance in clinical practice. Allcurves, except that of arterial hypertension, start from zero because the publicationsstart from 1960 on. Figure 3 shows cardiovascularrisk factors in the general survey, and Figure 4shows the curve of heart failure and possible causes.


Prevalence of heart disease demonstrated in 60 years of the Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia.

Evora PR, Nather JC, Rodrigues AJ - Arq. Bras. Cardiol. (2014)

Arbitrated group due to the growing trend of publications on congestive heartfailure (congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, rheumatic heart disease,Chagas heart disease).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3987396&req=5

f04: Arbitrated group due to the growing trend of publications on congestive heartfailure (congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, rheumatic heart disease,Chagas heart disease).
Mentions: The charts have decades as the abscissa and as ordinate as the number of results of thechosen parameter divided by the total number of results in the decade. Figure 1 portrays the evolution of large groups ofcardiac diseases; Figure 2 shows publicationsrelated to four parameters determined by their importance in clinical practice. Allcurves, except that of arterial hypertension, start from zero because the publicationsstart from 1960 on. Figure 3 shows cardiovascularrisk factors in the general survey, and Figure 4shows the curve of heart failure and possible causes.

Bottom Line: Considering the historical and academic relevance of the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology (ABC), as its MEDLINE indexing began in 1950, it was assumed as a hypothesis that the analysis of the publications over the last 60 years could reflect the changing trends of heart disease in Brazil.The study information were collected by searching "Brazilian Archives of Cardiology AND selected parameter in English".A relatively easy search was carried out, using the computer program developed for literature search covering six decades.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Departamento de Cirurgia e Anatomia, Ribeirão PretoSP, Brasil.

ABSTRACT
Considering the historical and academic relevance of the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology (ABC), as its MEDLINE indexing began in 1950, it was assumed as a hypothesis that the analysis of the publications over the last 60 years could reflect the changing trends of heart disease in Brazil. The study data were collected using a program developed for this purpose, allowing the automatic extraction of information from the MEDLINE database. The study information were collected by searching "Brazilian Archives of Cardiology AND selected parameter in English". Four observational groups were determined: (1) major groups of heart diseases (coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathies); (2) relevant diseases in clinical practice (cardiac arrhythmias, cor pulmonale, myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure); (3) cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis); and (4) group determined due to the growing trend of publications on congestive heart failure seen in previous groups (congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, rheumatic heart disease and Chagasic heart disease) All publications within the established groups were described, highlighting the increasing importance of heart failure and diabetes as risk factors. A relatively easy search was carried out, using the computer program developed for literature search covering six decades. Emphasizing the limitations of the study, we suggest the existence of an epidemiological link between cardiac diseases that are prevalent in Brazil and the publications of the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology.

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Related in: MedlinePlus