Carlos Brotons

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In 2015 the European Society of Cardiology published a new version of the guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes without persistent ST-segment elevation. The current communication addresses some of the most important updates: introduction of the 1-hour diagnostic algorithm with high-sensitivity troponin assays, specified time lines for(More)
Authors/Task Force Members: Marco Roffi* (Chairperson) (Switzerland), Carlo Patrono * (Co-Chairperson) (Italy), Jean-Philippe Collet† (France), Christian Mueller† (Switzerland), Marco Valgimigli† (The Netherlands), Felicita Andreotti (Italy), Jeroen J. Bax (The Netherlands), Michael A. Borger (Germany), Carlos Brotons (Spain), Derek P. Chew (Australia),(More)
Document Reviewers, this document has been reviewed by experts, nominated by their societies, who were independent of the Task Force, Andrzej Budaj (CPG Review Coordinator), Carl-David Agardh, Jean-Pierre Bassand, Jaap Deckers, Maciek Godycki-Cwirko, Anthony Heagerty, Robert Heine, Philip Home, Silvia Priori, Pekka Puska, Mike Rayner, Annika Rosengren,(More)
Guidelines aim to present all the relevant evidence on a particular issue in order to help physicians to weigh the benefits and risks of a particular diagnostic or therapeutic procedure. They should be helpful in everyday clinical decision-making. A great number of guidelines have been issued in recent years by different organisations--European Society of(More)
OBJECTIVE Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to test the hypothesis that the components of the metabolic syndrome are manifestations of a single common factor. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Three different datasets were used to test and validate the model. The Spanish and Mauritian studies included 207 men and 203 women and 1,411 men and 1,650(More)
BACKGROUND Disease prevention and health promotion are important tasks in the daily practice of all general practitioners (GPs). The objective of this study was to explore the knowledge and attitudes of European GPs in implementing evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention recommendations in primary care, to describe GPs' perceived barriers to(More)
BACKGROUND Information about physicians' adherence to cholesterol management guidelines remains scant. The present survey updates our knowledge of lipid management worldwide. METHODS AND RESULTS Lipid levels were determined at enrollment in dyslipidemic adult patients on stable lipid-lowering therapy in 9 countries. The primary end point was the success(More)
AIMS Health-related quality of life assessment may be useful for understanding the variability in functioning of patients with a similar level of clinical impairment. We assessed the reliability, validity and responsiveness to clinical change of a reduced version of the Duke Activity Status Index (DASI) in chronic coronary patients. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)