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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of iron deficiency and anemia on submaximal exercise capacity in patients with chronic heart failure. METHODS We undertook a single-center cross-sectional study in a group of stable patients with chronic heart failure. At recruitment, patients provided baseline information and completed a 6-minute walk(More)
BACKGROUND High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors has been observed in Spain along with low incidence of acute myocardial infarction. Our objective was to determine the trends of cardiovascular risk factor prevalence between 1995 and 2005 in the 35-74-year-old population of Gerona, Spain. DESIGN Comparison of cross-sectional studies were conducted(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in individuals aged 35-74 years in 10 of Spain's autonomous communities and determine the geographic variation of cardiovascular risk factors distribution. METHODS Pooled analysis with individual data from 11 studies conducted in the first decade of the 21st century. The(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The incidence of myocardial infarction in Spain is low, and mortality has been decreasing over the last few decades. The objective of this study was to analyze trends in myocardial infarction mortality, incidence, attack rates, and 28-day case-fatality attack rates between 1990 and 1999 in the general population aged 35-74 years(More)
Women with myocardial infarction (MI) have shown a 28-day survival disadvantage compared with men. However, results were less consistent when considering long-term mortality in 28-day survivors. The aim was to estimate the trends for sex-related differences in the three endpoints considered for this study: (1) 28-day mortality or severe ventricular(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Although its incidence is low, cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in Spain. A number of different algorithms can be used to calculate cardiovascular disease risk for primary prevention, but their ability to identify patients who will experience a cardiovascular event is not well understood.(More)
BACKGROUND Within the framework of the multi-centre AIRGENE project we studied the association of the Mediterranean diet on plasma levels of various inflammatory markers, in myocardial infarction (MI) survivors from six geographic areas in Europe. METHODS From 2003 to 2004, 1003 patients were repeatedly clinically examined. On every clinical visit (on(More)
BACKGROUND Both traffic-related noise and air pollution have been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Spatial correlations between these environmental stressors may entail mutual confounding in epidemiological studies investigating their long-term effects. Few studies have investigated their correlation - none in Spain - and results differ among(More)
Our objective was to analyze the advantages and inconveniences associated with the use of fibrin sealant compared with mechanical means for mesh fixation following abdominal-wall surgery. Literature search was conducted in MedLine, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library Plus databases. Articles were randomized clinical trials, nonrandomized comparative studies, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine predictors and health-related motivation for supplement use. DESIGN Population-based, cross-sectional survey. Food intake was determined by a validated food frequency questionnaire that included questions on dietary supplement consumption. Physical activity, smoking status, educational level, self-perceived mental and physical(More)