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BACKGROUND The early diagnosis of atherosclerotic disease is essential for developing preventive strategies in populations at high risk and acting when the disease is still asymptomatic. A low ankle-arm index (AAI) is a good marker of vascular events and may be diminished without presenting symptomatology (silent peripheral arterial disease). The aim of the(More)
BACKGROUND In Spain, stroke is one of the major causes of death and the main cause of severe disability in people over 65 years. We analyzed the incidence of ischemic stroke, stroke subtypes, case fatality and disability at 90 days after the event in a Spanish population. METHODS A prospective community-based register of ischemic strokes was established(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the lower limbs is a cardiovascular disease highly prevalent particularly in the asymptomatic form. Its prevalence starts to be a concern in low coronary risk countries like Spain. Few studies have analyzed the relationship between ankle-brachial index (ABI) and cardiovascular morbi-mortality in low(More)
Conclusiones: La versión reducida del CAFM es válida y fiable en población mayor o igual a 50 años. Background: The aim of this study is to develop and validate a shorter version (VREM) of the Spanish version of the Minnesota leisure time Physical Activity Questionnaire (CAFM), in order to have a shorter physical activity questionnaire to be used in Primary(More)
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