José A de Velasco

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OBJECTIVES We evaluated the feasibility of using late gadolinium-enhanced (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to distinguish left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction related or not to coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with heart failure (HF) but without clinical suspicion of CAD as the underlying cause. BACKGROUND In patients with(More)
AIMS Disease management programs can reduce hospitalizations in high-risk heart failure (HF) patients, but generalizability to the population hospitalized for HF remains to be proven. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of a discharge and outpatient management program in a non-selected cohort of patients hospitalized for HF. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients(More)
Introduction and objectives. The PREVESE Study reported the situation of secondary prevention after myocardial infarction in Spain. Similar surveys conducted in Europe have also shown that the implementation of secondary prevention is not adequate. The aim of this second PREVESE study was to compare the situation in Spain four years after the first(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Secondary prevention measures for myocardial infarction are inadequate. In Spain, the earlier PREVESE studies provided preliminary data. The aim of this study was to document the results of a simple intervention program for secondary prevention, implemented during the hospital stay. PATIENTS AND METHODS We included 4174(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES We present the results from the PREVESE Study, conducted in two phases: the first to identify the secondary prevention measurements recommended in Spain in patients who were discharged after a myocardial infarction; the second, 6 months later, to determine their evolution. METHODS Data was collected from 1,242 patients in 39(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Based on the results of clinical trials the guidelines of international societies recommend secondary prevention in patients. Several surveys have shown that the application of these guidelines in clinical practice is not adequate. The aim of this study was to determine the practical application of the recommendations of these(More)
AIM The EUROACTION PLUS trial measured the effectiveness of a nurse-led preventive cardiology programme (EUROACTION) offering intensive smoking cessation PLUS optional varenicline for persistent high CVD risk smokers to reduce overall cardiovascular risk compared with usual care (UC) in general practice (GP). METHODS AND RESULTS A parallel group(More)