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NameTelmo Pereira
DesignationSenior Lecturer
CountryNew York

epartamento de CardiopneumologiaCoimbra, Portugal

Biography :

Telmo Pereira is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Coimbra Health School, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal, and is the Head of the Physiology Department. With a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology – Neurosciences, by the University of Coimbra, in the last five years has developed research in the areas of Cardiovascular Prevention and Neuroscience, and has also collaborated in the development of new non-invasive technology options for the assessment of vascular function. The research output comprises above 50 scientific articles published in journals with impact factor, several book chapters, more than a hundred communications in national and international conferences, with publication of the respective Abstracts in prestigious scientific Journals. The study of Vascular function accounts for a large proportion of his research outputs currently. Awarded two Young researcher prizes for best communication in International Meetings, four best research communication awards in National Meetings. Invited reviewer of prestigious International Journals. 

List of Publications:


Picone DS, Schultz MG, Otahal P, Aakhus S, Al-Jumaily AM, Black JA, Bos WJ, Chambers JB, Chen CH, Cheng HM, Cremer A, Davies JE, Dwyer N, Gould BA, Hughes AD, Lacy PS, Laugesen E, Liang F, Melamed R, Muecke S, Ohte N, Okada S, Omboni S, Ott C, Peng X, Pereira T, Pucci G, Rajani R, Roberts-Thomson P, Rossen NB, Sueta D, Sinha MD, Schmieder RE, Smulyan H, Srikanth VK, Stewart R, Stouffer GA, Takazawa K, Wang J, Westerhof BE, Weber F, Weber T, Williams B, Yamada H, Yamamoto E, Sharman JE. Accuracy of Cuff-Measured Blood Pressure: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Aug 1;70(5):572-586. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.05.064. Review. PubMed PMID: 28750701.


Teixeira R, Monteiro R, Baptista R, Pereira T, Ribeiro MA, Gonçalves A, Cardim N, Gonçalves L. Aortic arch mechanics measured with two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography. J Hypertens. 2017 Jul;35(7):1402-1410. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000001336. PubMed PMID: 28267040.


Pereira T et al. Heart Rate Variability, Arterial Function and Reflected Waves in Healthy and Young Participants – Studying the Physiological Effect of Cold Water Ingestion. International Journal of Research Studies in Medical and Health Sciences. 2017;2(9):16-22.


Pereira, T., Oliveira, A., Fonseca, I. (2016). Brain activation follows adding-type integration laws: Brain and rating responses in an integration task with pairs of emotional faces. Universitas Psychologica, 15(3).


Teixeira CM, Pereira TA, Lebreiro AM, Carvalho SA. Accuracy of the Electrocardiogram in Localizing the Accessory Pathway in Patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2016 Oct;107(4):331-338. Epub 2016 Sep 12. Portuguese, English. PubMed PMID: 27627222; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC5102479.


Omboni S, Posokhov IN, Parati G, Avolio A, Rogoza AN, Kotovskaya YV, Mulè G, Muiesan ML, Orlova IA, Grigoricheva EA, Cardona Muñoz E, Zelveian PH, Pereira T, Peixoto Maldonado JM. Vascular Health Assessment of The Hypertensive Patients (VASOTENS) Registry: Study Protocol of an International, Web-Based Telemonitoring Registry for Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Arterial Stiffness. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 Jun 29;5(2):e137. doi: 10.2196/resprot.5619. PubMed PMID: 27358088; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4945820.


Mendes VN, Pereira TS, Matos VA. Diagnosis of Rejection by Analyzing Ventricular Late Potentials in Heart Transplant Patients. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2016 Feb;106(2):136-44. doi: 10.5935/abc.20160011. Epub 2016 Jan 22. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 26815311; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4765012.


Pereira T, Pereira TS, Santos H, Correia C, Cardoso J. Arterial pulse pressure waveform monitoring by novel optical probe. Int J Cardiol. 2015 Jan 20;179:95-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.10.050. Epub 2014 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 25464423.


Lopes C, Pereira T, Barra S. Cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis. Rev Port Cardiol. 2014 Nov;33(11):717-25. PubMed PMID: 25457476.


Fonseca MI, Pereira T, Caseiro P. Death and Disability in Patients with Sleep Apnea - A Meta-analysis. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2014 Nov 18;0:0. [Epub ahead of print] Portuguese, English. PubMed PMID: 25409880.


Pereira T, Vilas Boas M and Conde J. Dark chocolate intake improves endothelial function in young healthy people: a randomized and controlled trial. Cardio Vasc Syst. 2014; 2:3.


Pereira T, Santos I, Oliveira T, Vaz P, Pereira T, Santos H, Pereira H, Correia C, Cardoso J. Pulse pressure waveform estimation using distension profiling with contactless optical probe. Med Eng Phys. 2014 Nov;36(11):1515-20. doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2014.07.014. Epub 2014 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 25169470.


Pereira T, Maldonado J, Laranjeiro M, Coutinho R, Cardoso E, Andrade I, Conde J. Central arterial hemodynamic effects of dark chocolate ingestion in young healthy people: a randomized and controlled trial. Cardiol Res Pract. 2014;2014:945951. doi: 10.1155/2014/945951. Epub 2014 May 27. PubMed PMID: 24982813; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4058496.


Pereira T, Maldonado J, Polónia J, Silva JA, Morais J, Rodrigues T, Marques M; Participants in the Ediva Project. Aortic pulse wave velocity and HeartSCORE: improving cardiovascular risk stratification. a sub-analysis of the EDIVA (Estudo de DIstensibilidade VAscular) project. Blood Press. 2014 Apr;23(2):109-15. doi: 10.3109/08037051.2013.823760. Epub 2013 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 23944743.


Pereira T, Maldonado J, Pereira L, Conde J. Aortic stiffness is an independent predictor of stroke in hypertensive patients. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2013 May;100(5):437-43. doi: 10.5935/abc.20130079. Epub 2013 Apr 12. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 23579623.


Pereira T, Santos I, Oliveira T, Vaz P, Pereira T, Santos H, Pereira H,Correia C, Cardoso J. Pulse pressure waveform estimation using distension profiling with contactless optical probe. Med Eng Phys. 2014 Aug 26. pii:S1350-4533(14)00198-2. doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2014.07.014. [Epub ahead ofprint] PubMed PMID: 25169470.


Pereira T, Maldonado J, Coutinho R, Cardoso E, Laranjeiro M, Andrade I, Conde J. Invasive validation of the Complior Analyse in the assessment of central artery pressure curves: a methodological study. Blood Press Monit. 2014 Oct;19(5):280-7. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000058. PubMed PMID: 24892879.


Maldonado J, Pereira T, Tavares A. Efficacy and safety of a lercanidipine/enalapril fixed-dose combination in hypertensive patients in Portugal. Drugs R D. 2014 Jun;14(2):147-54. doi: 10.1007/s40268-014-0046-8. PubMed PMID: 24831818; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4070459.


Pereira T, Maldonado J, Andrade I, Cardoso E, Laranjeiro M, Coutinho R, Conde J. Reproducibility of aortic pulse wave velocity as assessed with the new Complior Analyse. Blood Press Monit. 2014 Jun;19(3):170-5. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000038. PubMed PMID: 24608728.


Ben-Shlomo Y, Spears M, Boustred C, May M, Anderson SG, Benjamin EJ, Boutouyrie P, Cameron J, Chen CH, Cruickshank JK, Hwang SJ, Lakatta EG, Laurent S, Maldonado J, Mitchell GF, Najjar SS, Newman AB, Ohishi M, Pannier B, Pereira T, Vasan RS, Shokawa T, Sutton-Tyrell K, Verbeke F, Wang KL, Webb DJ, Willum Hansen T, Zoungas S, McEniery CM, Cockcroft JR, Wilkinson IB. Aortic pulse wave velocity improves cardiovascular event prediction: an individual participant meta-analysis of prospective observational data from 17,635 subjects. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Feb 25;63(7):636-46. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.09.063. Epub 2013 Nov 13. Review. PubMed PMID: 24239664.


Pereira T. CHADS2 score: its predictive capacity in clinical practice. Reply. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2013 Aug;101(2):191. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 24159625.


Gonçalves J, Pereira T. Inappropriate shocks in patients with ICDs: single chamber versus dual chamber. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2013 Aug;101(2):141-8. doi: 10.5935/abc.20130125. Epub 2013 Jul 2. Review. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 23821405; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3998159.


Santos C, Pereira T, Conde J. CHADS2 score in predicting cerebrovascular events: a meta-analysis. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2013 Mar;100(3):294-301. Review. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 23598585.


Valentim B, Pereira A, Coelho P, Pereira T. Study of ventricular electrical systole in patients with end-stage kidney disease on hemodialysis. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2013 Mar;100(3):261-8. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 23598580.


Sarmento C, Pereira T, Maldonado J, Conde J. Peripheral artery disease and kidney function in hypertensive patients. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2013 Apr;100(4):362-7. Epub 2013 Apr 2. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 23545993.


Clemente D, Pereira T, Ribeiro S. Ventricular repolarization in diabetic patients: characterization and clinical implications. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2012 Nov;99(5):1015-22. Epub 2012 Oct 30. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 23108644.


Freitas D, Alves A, Pereira A, Pereira T. Increased intima-media thickness is independently associated with ischemic stroke. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2012 Jun;98(6):497-504. Epub 2012 May 17. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 22584494.


Godinho AS, Alves AS, Pereira AJ, Pereira TS. On-pump versus off-pump coronary-artery bypass surgery: a meta-analysis. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2012 Jan;98(1):87-94. Review. English, Portuguese, Spanish. PubMed PMID: 22323324.


Santos LF, Rodrigues B, Moreira D, Correia E, Nunes L, Costa A, Elvas L, Pereira T, Machado JC, Castedo S, Henriques C, Matos A, Santos JO. Criteria to predict carriers of a novel SCN5A mutation in a large Portuguese family affected by the Brugada syndrome. Europace. 2012 Jun;14(6):882-8. doi: 10.1093/europace/eur421. Epub 2012 Jan 25. PubMed PMID: 22277643.


Maldonado J, Pereira T, Polónia J, Silva JA, Morais J, Marques M; participants in the EDIVA Project. Arterial stiffness predicts cardiovascular outcome in a low-to-moderate cardiovascular risk population: the EDIVA (Estudo de DIstensibilidade VAscular) project. J Hypertens. 2011 Apr;29(4):669-75. doi:10.1097/HJH.0b013e3283432063. PubMed PMID: 21252699.


Pereira T, Maldonado J. Comparative study of two generations of the Complior device for aortic pulse wave velocity measurements. Blood Press Monit. 2010 Dec;15(6):316-21. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0b013e32833f5685. PubMed PMID: 20838328.


Maldonado J, Pereira T, Fernandes R, Santos R, Carvalho M. An approach of hypertension prevalence in a sample of 5381 Portuguese children and adolescents. The AVELEIRA registry. "Hypertension in children". Blood Press. 2011 Jun;20(3):153-7. doi: 10.3109/08037051.2010.542649. Epub 2010 Dec 9. PubMed PMID:21142582.


Pereira, T., Oliveira, A. M., Fonseca, I. B. (2005). Interaction of emotion categories and intensity on hemispheric processing, Psychophysiology, 42: S99 - S100. 


Maldonado J, Pereira T, Carvalho M. Eficácia da Associação Fixa de Amlodipina com Lisinopril em Doentes com Hipertensão Arterial de Grau II e III. Revista Portuguesa de Hipertensão e Risco Cardiovascular 2016, nº 50: 14-20.


Maldonado J, Pereira T, Fernandes R, Carvalho M. Blood pressure distribution of a sample of healthy Portuguese children and adolescents: the AVELEIRA registry. Rev Port Cardiol. 2009 Nov;28(11):1233-44. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 20222347.


Maldonado J, Pereira T; Estudo AMPA. Self-measurement of blood pressure in arterial hypertension--preliminary results from the AMPA study. Rev Port Cardiol. 2009 Jan;28(1):7-21. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 19388489.


Pereira T, Maldonado J, Polónia J, Alberto Silva J, Morais J, Marques M; em nome dos participantes do Projecto EDIVA. [A statistical definition of aortic pulse wave velocity normality in a Portuguese population: a subanalysis of the EDIVA project]. Rev Port Cardiol. 2011 Sep;30(9):691-8. doi: 10.1016/S0870-2551(11)70011-7. Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 21958992.


Santos LF, Pereira T, Rodrigues B, Correia E, Moreira D, Nunes L, Costa A, Elvas L, Machado JC, Castedo S, Henriques C, Matos A, Santos O. [Diagnostic criteria for the Brugada syndrome: can they be improved?]. Rev Port Cardiol. 2012 May;31(5):355-62. Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 22475738.


Pereira T, Maldonado J. Performance of the Colson MAM BP 3AA1-2 automatic blood pressure monitor according to the European Society of Hypertension validation protocol. Rev Port Cardiol. 2005 Nov;24(11):1341-51. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 16463984.


Gomes L, Pereira T, Martins L. Cardiovascular profile in myotonic dystrophy type 1: Analysis of a case series in a specialized center. Rev Port Cardiol. 2014 Dec;33(12):765-72. doi: 10.1016/j.repc.2014.06.003. Epub 2014 Dec 4. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 25481780.


Silva R, Pereira T, Martins V. Effectiveness of atrial antitachycardia pacing in the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients with pacemakers. Rev Port Cardiol. 2014 Dec;33(12):781-8. doi: 10.1016/j.repc.2014.06.004. Epub 2014 Dec 4. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 25481779.


Maldonado J, Pereira T, Polónia J, Martins L. Modulation of arterial stiffness with intensive competitive training. Rev Port Cardiol. 2006 Jul-Aug;25(7-8):709-14. PubMed PMID: 17069436.


Maldonado J, Pereira T, Resende M, Simões D, Carvalho M. Usefulness of the ankle-brachial index in assessing vascular function in normal individuals. Rev Port Cardiol. 2008 Apr;27(4):465-76. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 18605065. 


Pereira, T., Fonseca, I., Oliveira, A. (2005). Influence of emotion category and intensity on affective brain processing: CNS and ANS indices. In John Monahan, James Townsend & Sonya Sheffert (Eds.). Fechner Day 2005. Michigan: ISP 


Author of Chapter 14 of the book “Dyslipidemia: from prevention to treatment", Intech, 2012 (ISBN 978-953-307-904-2; DOI: 10.5772/1182);


Editor of the book “Investigação aplicada em cardiopneumologia: Do ensino à prática”, 2009 (ISBN 978-989-95440-4-8).



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