Ignacio Ferreira

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BACKGROUND Most patients with vascular-occlusive diseases benefit from low-dose aspirin (75-325 mg/day). However, they have an increased risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). AIMS To analyse the incidence and factors influencing the occurrence of UGIB in patients taking low-dose aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases outside(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the active Spanish working population and to describe differences related to work type. SUBJECTS AND METHOD Data were collected on 7256 individuals [82.4% male; mean age (SD), 45.4 (9.8) years] actively employed in a large car factory and a department store. Metabolic syndrome(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence of thromboembolic and haemorrhagic events in a cohort of patients with mechanical heart valves who had to withhold acenocumarol and were treated with enoxaparin. DESIGN Observational prospective study. SETTING In hospital; after discharge, and follow up by telephone call. PATIENTS AND METHODS All consecutive(More)
In this work we have analyzed changes in the heart rate variability (HRV) during exercise test comparing them with the ST deviation criteria to improve the diagnostic value of the exercise test. Coronary angiography was considered as gold standard to establish the classification of patients in two groups (ischemic and non-ischemic). ST deviations and HRV(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and other surrogate markers of insulin resistance, and whether these markers are better for defining the prehypertensive state than is renal dysfunction. METHODS Data from 19,041 healthy active workers, mean age 42.2 (10.7) years, from three health insurance(More)
Several indexes have been reported to improve the accuracy of exercise test electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD), compared with the classical ST depression criterion. Some of them combine repolarisation measurements with heart rate (HR) information (such as the so-called ST/HR hysteresis); others are obtained(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To analyze the use of reperfusion therapy in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Catalonia in a registry performed in 2006 (IAM CAT III) and its comparison with 2 previous registries PATIENTS AND METHODS Frequency of reperfusion therapy and time intervals between symptom onset - reperfusion therapy were the(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study is to evaluate obstetric outcomes in women with heart disease and determine whether current multidisciplinary management approaches adversely affect the mother, the neonate, or both. Also to compare the accuracy of several risk scores (RS) including the modified World Health Organization classification (mWHO) and(More)