Fernando Villar

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OBJECTIVE To present the current burden of mortality attributable to some of the main cardiovascular risk factors in adults in Spain. METHODS Mortality attributable to risk factors was calculated by combining their prevalence, the relative risks for death, and the number of deaths in Spain. Prevalence of hypertension (>/=140/90 mmHg), tobacco smoking,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether there is a relationship between season of birth and adult blood pressure, as a possible early determinant of later blood pressure. DESIGN We studied 572 men, aged 45-64 years, whose blood pressure was measured in standardized manner as part of a nation-wide survey in Spain. To analyse the seasonal variation in blood(More)
BACKGROUND The successful implementation of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines relies heavily on primary care physicians (PCPs) providing risk factor evaluation, intervention and patient education. The aim of this study was to ascertain the degree of awareness and implementation of the Spanish adaptation of the European guidelines on CVD(More)
Correspondencia: Secretaría Técnica del CEIPC Avda de Roma, 107Entresuelo (SEA) 08029-Barcelona www.ceipc.org; jmlobos@telefonica.net; mroyo@isciii.es * Basado en el Documento del Cuarto Grupo de Trabajo Conjunto de la Sociedad Europea de Cardiología y otras sociedades científicas: Graham I, Atar D, Borch-Johnsen K, Boysen G, Burell G, Cifkova R, et al et(More)
The present CEIPC Spanish adaptation of the European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice 2008. This guide recommends the SCORE model for risk evaluation. The aim is to prevent premature mortality and morbidity due to CVD by means of dealing with its related risk factors in clinical practice. The guide focuses on primary(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe self-perceived health status and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in healthy individuals of working age, to measure changes due to influenza infection, and to evaluate the effect of influenza infection on HRQoL in monetary terms. METHOD We performed a descriptive observational study through questionnaires administered to 50(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the cost-utility of eprosartan versus enalapril (primary prevention) and versus nitrendipine (secondary prevention) on the basis of head-to-head evidence from randomized controlled trials. METHODS The HEALTH model (Health Economic Assessment of Life with Teveten for Hypertension) is an object-oriented probabilistic Monte Carlo(More)
Aortic aneurysm is one important cause of death in our country. The prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurism (AAA) is around 5% for men older than 50 years of age. Some factors are associated with increased risk for AAA: age, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, cardiovascular disease and, in particular, smoking. The medical management of patients with an AAA(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the cost-effectiveness of thromboprophylaxis with enoxaparin versus no thromboprophylaxis in patients with acute medical illness in Spain from the society perspective. METHODS Markov process analysis techniques were used to model the health economic outcomes. Clinical data were derived mainly from the(More)