Borja Ibáñez

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BACKGROUND The circadian clock influences a number of cardiovascular (patho)physiological processes including the incidence of acute myocardial infarction. A circadian variation in infarct size has recently been shown in rodents, but there is no clinical evidence of this finding. OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of time-of-day onset of ST segment(More)
A new cardiac syndrome exhibiting transient left ventricular (LV) apical ballooning has been widely described in Japan. Conversely, there are few series outside Japan. 2 This syndrome usually affects elderly women, frequently preceded by emotional/physical stress. 2 These patients present with chest pain, ECG abnormalities, and minimal enzymatic release,(More)
The damage inflicted on the myocardium during acute myocardial infarction is the result of 2 processes: ischemia and subsequent reperfusion (ischemia/reperfusion injury). During the last 3 decades, therapies to reduce ischemic injury (mainly reperfusion strategies) have been widely incorporated into clinical practice. The remarkable reduction in death rates(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of β-blockers on infarct size when used in conjunction with primary percutaneous coronary intervention is unknown. We hypothesize that metoprolol reduces infarct size when administered early (intravenously before reperfusion). METHODS AND RESULTS Patients with Killip class II or less anterior ST-segment-elevation myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND Spain, a Mediterranean country with relatively low rates of coronary heart disease, has a high prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors and is experiencing a severe epidemic of overweight/obesity. We designed the Aragon Workers' Health Study (AWHS) to characterize the factors associated with metabolic abnormalities and subclinical(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the association between proximity to air polluting industrial facilities and mortality in the Basque Country (Spain) in the 1996-2003 period. METHODS A cross-sectional ecological study with 1465 census sections (CS) as units of analysis with a mean population of 1257 inhabitants. Association of CS mortality with proximity of industries(More)
BACKGROUND A north-south gradient for the incidence of type 1 diabetes (DM1) has been described in Europe, with higher incidence in the northern countries. The aim of this study is to describe the incidence data for DM1 in Navarre from 2009-2012, regardless of age at diagnosis, including geographical distribution and age and sex characteristics. PATIENTS(More)
This study assesses whether oxidative stress, using oxidized LDL (ox-LDL) as a proxy, is associated with metabolic syndrome (MS), whether ox-LDL mediates the association between central obesity and MS, and whether insulin resistance mediates the association between ox-LDL and MS. We examined baseline data from 3,987 subjects without diabetes in the(More)
BACKGROUND The structural secuelae of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is mostly dictated by left ventricular (LV) remodelling, leading to heart failure. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) play a critical role in LV remodelling. β-blockers are first line therapy for AMI and heart(More)
Current treatments for myocardial infarction have significantly reduced the acute mortality of ischemic cardiomyopathy. This reduction has resulted in the survival of a large cohort of patients left with a significant 'myocyte deficit'. Once this deficit leads to heart failure there is no available therapy to improve long-term cardiac function. Recent(More)