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BACKGROUND The incidence of heart failure (HF) is stable in industrialized countries, but its prevalence continues to increase, especially due to the ageing of the population, and mortality remains high. OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence in France and describe the management and short-term outcome of patients hospitalized for HF for the first time. (More)
BACKGROUND In France in 2009, patients admitted to Multidisciplinary Inpatient Rehabilitation for stroke were sent to a neurological rehabilitation center (NRC) or a general or geriatric rehabilitation (GRC) service. OBJECTIVE To describe the functional outcome of stroke patients admitted for rehabilitation in France in 2009, both globally and as a(More)
In France, the prevalence of stroke and the level of disability of stroke survivors are little known. The aim of this study was to evaluate functional limitations in adults at home and in institutions, with and without self-reported stroke. A survey named "the Disability Health survey" was carried out in people's homes (DHH) and in institutions (DHI).(More)
BACKGROUND International guidelines recommend long-term use of evidence-based treatment (EBT) combining beta-blockers, aspirin/clopidogrel, statins and either angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ACEIs/ARBs) after a myocardial infarction (MI), to reduce cardiac morbidity and mortality. AIMS To evaluate medication(More)
BACKGROUND Both French and international guidelines recommend long-term use of betablockers, antiplatelet drugs, statins, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ACE-I/ARB) after a myocardial infarction (MI), but data on their combined use are scarce in France. AIMS To evaluate the use of combined medication 6 months(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to describe the hypertensive population and therapeutic management of hypertension in subjects between 18 and 74 years of age in continental France in 2006. METHODS ENNS was a cross-sectional survey conducted in continental France in 2006-2007. Blood pressure (BP) was measured in a national sample of(More)
BACKGROUND Nationwide evaluations of the burden of stroke are scarce. We aimed to evaluate trends in stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) hospitalization, in-hospital case fatality rates (CFRs) and mortality rates in France during 2000-2006. METHODS Hospitalizations for stroke and TIA were determined from National Hospital Discharge Diagnosis(More)
AIM The objective of this study was to compare the management of diabetic and non-diabetic patients before, during and after hospitalization for myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS Hospital admissions for MI in France from January to June 2006 were obtained from the national hospital-discharge database and merged with data on medications, 6 months before(More)
BACKGROUND National population-based management and outcome data for patients of all ages hospitalized for heart failure have rarely been reported. AIM National population-based management and outcome of patients of all ages hospitalized for heart failure have rarely been reported. The present study reports these results, based on 77% of the French(More)
BACKGROUND The type of medical coverage in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may affect their treatment and outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS We used the reimbursement database from the French National Health Insurance to determine the impact of full medical coverage (Couverture Médicale Universelle Complémentaire, CMUC), a free supplemental(More)