Hypertension and Cardiovascular Neuronal Dysfunction

Hypertension and Cardiovascular Neuronal Dysfunction

Hypertension and Cardiovascular Neuronal Dysfunction

Hypertension and Cardiovascular Neuronal Dysfunction

Hypertension and Cardiovascular Neuronal Dysfunction

HYPERTENSION AND CARDIOVASCULAR NEURONAL DYSFUNCTION

The Hypertension and Cardiovascular Neuronal Dysfunction Research Group has been developing research activity on hypertension disease and is composed by recognized experienced internist, full members of the CCUL and several co-investigators (described in the team section), including a medical geneticist.

All of the researchers are directly or indirectly linked to the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal and Santa Maria University Hospital, CHULN, E.P.E. The Research Group uses the facilities provided by the Department of Intern Medicine at Santa Maria University Hospital, CHULN, E.P.E. to which all members have an open access and where most of them work on a daily basis. The group is led by Prof. Carlos Moreira and Prof Braz Nogueira.  Prof. Carlos Moreira is the coordinator of the Vascular Laboratory of the Intern Medicine Department. The scientific part of the project is being conducted by the Prof. Carlos Moreira and Prof. Braz Nogueira, both with particular expertise in hypertension disease and non-invasive vascular studies. The neuronal dysfunction is led by Prof Ducla Soares with great expertise in autonomic dysfunction. The projects in both areas although linked in several aspects, have different research objectives. In hypertension, we study particularly white coat hypertension and the relation of hypertension with other disease, namely, stroke, sleep apnea, chronic c hepatitis and psoriasis. The CCUL Research Group aims to contribute for a better knowledge of pathophysiology, clinical and imaging characterization and treatment of Hypertension and Cardiovascular neuronal dysfunction in several pathologies. It takes advantage of the large clinical experience and the number of patients referred to hypertension unit in intern medicine department in a tertiary hospital (CHULN) and of the expertise in the management of complex diseases such as severe hypertension and stroke.

The Research Group strongly promotes a multidisciplinary cooperation between several medical and surgical specialties as well as with the research facilities established at the CAML.

The main goal of the Unit is to develop knowledge to determine pre-treatment risk, as well as serial measures of cardiovascular integrity during and in follow-up of hypertension and others systemic diseases and to determine cardiovascular risk in neuronal dysfunction.

RESEARCH TEAM

Moreira, Carlos S. MD, PhD

Moreira, Carlos S. MD, PhD

GROUP LEADER

Medical Degree (1978), Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Senior Intern Medicine Consultant, Coordinator of the Arsenio Cordeiro Laboratory outpatient Unit (2008-) and co-Coordinator of the inpatient Intern Medicine Unit (2019-) – Intern Medicine Department, Santa Maria Hospital, CHULN, E.P.E, Lisbon, Portugal. Ph.D (Intern Medicine) – Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa. Coordinator of outpatient Unit of department of intern medicine, President of Good Clinical Practice Commission since 2011, Consultant of Directorate-General of Health since 2010, member of Portuguese society of Hypertension. Assistant Professor of Intern Medicine – Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa (2009-). Coordinator of general Pathology at Nurse Course Catholic University. President of Commission of Auditory and Quality of Portuguese Medical Association Order (2014-2017). Member of several technical committees  of Portuguese Quality Institute. Main research areas: hypertension, biomarkers of cardiovascular risk factors in diseases. ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1816-9579

E-mail: carlos.moreira@medicina.ulisboa.pt

 

Aguiar, Patrício Ricardo, MD, PhD

Aguiar, Patrício Ricardo, MD, PhD

Patrício Aguiar graduated at Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa in 2006 and completed his trainee in Internal Medicine, in 2017, at Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN, E.P.E.), Lisbon, Portugal. He completed his PhD at Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, in 2018, in the field of inborn errors of metabolism (biomarkers of Anderson-Fabry disease) in partnership with the University College of London. He performs the evaluation and follow up of patients with inherited metabolic disorders, mainly lysosomal storage disorders. He is also member of the core team of one of the national reference center in inherited metabolic disorders (CHULN, E.P.E.), as well as member of the board of the rare diseases study group of the Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine.

His main research areas are Lysosomal Storage Disorders and Autonomic Nervous System Diseases, with several ongoing research projects on Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD) biomarkers, autonomic manifestations of AFD, immunogenicity against recombinant proteins used for enzyme replacement therapy, factors affecting quality of life in patients with type 1 Gaucher disease and neuroimaging prodromic signs of Parkinsonism in Gaucher disease. In 2014, he was awarded the prize of the Federation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe for research in the field of rare disorders.

He is invited lecturer of Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa and has published 22 articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals and presented more than 100 communications in national and international conferences and meetings.

E-mail: patricio.aguiar@campus.ul.pt

Croca, Sara, MD, PhD

Croca, Sara, MD, PhD

Sara Cameira Croca, MD, PhD. She was awarded the MD by the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa in 2007 and the PhD in Medicine by the University College of London in 2016 on the subject of Cardiovascular Disease in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Following her training as an Internal Medicine registrar at the Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte E.P.E. Lisbon, she has been a Consultant in Internal Medicine since 2017 at the same centre. She has been a member of the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa since 2016, firstly as an Invited Lecturer and presently as an Associated Invited Professor, and a member of the Cardiovascular Centre of Lisbon University since 2016. The main areas of interest in research are: i) Vascular Ultrasound Assessment of Atherosclerotic Plaque – echogenecity and area assessment by imaging-software analysis; ii) Atherosclerosis and the Immune System; iii) Dysfunctional HDL and iv) Endothelial dysfunction assessment.

E-mail: saracroca@gmail.com

Fonseca, Inês, MD

Fonseca, Inês, MD

Ferreira, Ana, MSc

Ferreira, Ana, MSc

 Ana Ferreira is a Clinical Psychologist since 2004 by ISPA (Lisbon, Portugal). She works as a specialist since 2004 in Internal Medicine, at Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN, E.P.E.), in Lisbon. Her clinical practice has been in the cardiovascular area and metabolic area. Since 2018 she also holds the degree of Master in Neuro linguistic Therapy (Tad James). Areas of interest: Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Auto-Immunity Diseases, and Sickle Cell Anemia.

E:mail: catreisferreira@gmail.com

 

 

Alcântara, Ana Paula, MD

Alcântara, Ana Paula, MD

Completed her medical degree in 1988, at Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa. Underwent general internship in 1989 and specific residency training in Internal Medicine between 1991 and 1996 at Medicina I Department of Santa Maria Hospital, CHULN, E.P.E, Lisbon, where she developed all her clinical practice. Obtained her Consultant degree in 2008. Since 2007 is teaching medicine to medical students of Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Her main fields of interest and research are hypertension and cardiovascular medicine (risk factores).

She has taken part in over 100 research projects, with over 28 published papers as first author and over 150 presentations in national and international meetings. She is author of 8 chapters in 6 medical books in cardiovascular medicine. She has won the Bial award in clinical investigation in 1994.

E-mail:

Cruz, Diogo, MD

Cruz, Diogo, MD

 

 

 

Nascimento, Milton, MD

Nascimento, Milton, MD

 

 

 

Ruivo, Jorge, MD, PhD

Ruivo, Jorge, MD, PhD

Jorge Ruivo graduated at Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa in 2004. He did his Internal Medicine training at Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN, E.P.E., Lisbon, Portugal, where he works as Internal Medicine Consultant since 2015. He holds a post-graduation in Sports Medicine since 2007 by the Portuguese Sports Medicine Society and Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon . He also has a MSc (masters) degree in Cardiac rehabilitation since 2015 by Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. In 2018 he finished a PhD in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at the University College London with PhD grants from Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. He is an Internal Medicine Assistant at Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa since 2016. He is also an Invited lecturer at an Exercise and Wellbeing MSc degree at Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon since 2009. He is a researcher at Cardiovascular Centre of Lisbon University (CCUL) since 2014. He is a member of the Scientific committee of the National Programme for Physical activity promotion from Direcção Geral da Saúde. He is also part of the Fighting Physical Inactivity committee of ECOSEP, Europe. He takes part of the Editorial Board and reviews for Revista Medicina Desportiva inForma. He has reviewed papers for Games for Health Journal, Revista Factores de Risco, BMC Geriatrics and Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.  Areas of interest: Cardiovascular prevention and Rehabilitation, Sports and Exercise Medicine, Hypertension, Cardiovascular regenerative Medicine.

E-mail: jorgearsenioruivo@gmail.com

Alcântara, Cristina, MD

Alcântara, Cristina, MD

de Menezes Falcão, Luiz F, MD, PhD

de Menezes Falcão, Luiz F, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor, Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa

PhD in Cardiology – Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa in 2003.

Internal Medicine Consultant, Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN, E.P.E, Lisbon.

Cardiology Internship, Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN, E.P.E, Lisbon and Hospital Santa Cruz, Lisbon.

European Cardiologist of the European Society of Cardiology.

Hypertension Specialist of the European Society of Hypertension.

Clinical training, Paris, France, London and Oxford, United Kingdom and Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Occupational health degree from the Portuguese School of Public Health.Lisbon

Member of the Medical College of Cardiology of the Portuguese Medical Association.

Member of the Medical College of Internal Medicine of the Portuguese Medical Association.

Member of the European Association of Heart Failure, ESC.

Member of the European Association of Echocardiography, ESC.

E-mail: luizmfalcao@sapo.pt

Ramalhinho, Vitor, MD

Ramalhinho, Vitor, MD

 

 

 

Tornada, Ana, MD

Tornada, Ana, MD

 

 

 

Cantiga, Paulo, MD

Cantiga, Paulo, MD

Paulo Cantiga Duarte graduated at Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa 1978. Internal Medicine training was performed at Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN, E.P.E .Lisbon, Portugal,

Specialist in Internal Medicine since 1988. Internal Medicine Consultant 1992. Internal Medicine Consultant senior since 2009. Coordinator of the inpatients Unit 1 B of Medicine Department since 2009. Coordinator of the sickle cells anemia outpatient and the Nucleus of Clinical Studies.

Academic activities :Assistant Professor of Pharmacology. – University of Medical Sciences University of Lisbon during 5 years. Professor of Pharmacology at Escola Enfermagem Artur Ravara during 3 years. Assistant Professor of Medicine- Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa since 1992. Sociaties: Member of  the European Society of Medicine, Member of Portuguese Society of Medicine, Member Ordem dos Médicos, Scientific Board Member of several Congress and meetings. Scientific Founder of – Revista Medicina Interna. Editorial Activities:  Revista Minerva, Revista Medicina Interna. Publications: > 25. Apresentations around 130. Honors and Prizes:  Second Place Prof Doutor Arsénio Cordeiro;  Best translation revue of the Book Anatomy and Physiology.

Others areas of interest: Cardiovascular diseases, Metabolism, Autoimune diseases

E-mail: pcantiga.duarte@chnl.min-saude.pt

Ducla Soares, José Luís, MD, PhD

Ducla Soares, José Luís, MD, PhD

Ravara, Luciano,  MD, PhD

Ravara, Luciano, MD, PhD

 

 

 

Vassalo, Tânia, MD

Vassalo, Tânia, MD