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AIM To investigate the prognostic significance of resting heart rate in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), independent of other known factors. METHODS Patients 40 years of age or older who had been admitted with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) to one of the 94 hospitals participating in the Prevalence of Peripheral Arterial Disease in Patients(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of persistent lipid abnormalities in patients receiving statins in primary and secondary care is needed to formulate recommendations for future treatment. Studies associating cardiovascular risk factors with lipid target goal achievement are lacking. DESIGN A cross-sectional, observational study that assessed the prevalence of(More)
AIMS The impact on outcome of the implementation of European guidelines for the treatment of chronic heart failure (CHF) has not been evaluated. We investigated the consequences of adherence to care by cardiologists on the rate of CHF and cardiovascular (CV) hospitalizations and time to CV hospitalization. METHODS AND RESULTS We constructed class(More)
AIMS The prognosis of chronic heart failure (CHF) is extremely variable, although generally poor. The purpose of this study was to develop prognostic models for CHF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS A cohort of 992 consecutive ambulatory CHF patients was prospectively followed for a median of 44 months. Multivariable Cox models were developed to predict(More)
Interest in the biology of white adipose tissue has increased dramatically since the discovery of leptin in 1994. The identification of the product of the gene obese (ob) threw light on the role of adipose tissue in the physiopathology of obesity-related diseases and spurred the identification of numerous other adipokines, many of a proinflammatory nature.(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES We aimed to assess and compare the effect of digoxin on clinical outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation vs those under beta-blockers or none of these drugs. METHODS AFBAR is a prospective registry study carried out by a team of primary care physicians (n=777 patients). Primary endpoints were survival, survival free of(More)
The current study aimed to compare the effects of the peptide hormone ghrelin and des-G, its unacylated isoform, on glucose and fatty acid uptake and to identify des-G-specific binding sites in cardiomyocytes. In the murine HL-1 adult cardiomyocyte line, ghrelin and des-G had opposing metabolic effects: des-G increased medium-chain fatty acid uptake (BODIPY(More)