Palmira Pramparo

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This case-control study, analyzed the role of coronary risk factors in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the elderly, and established the nature of this association and the degree of risk. Data were derived from an investigation (1060 cases and 1071 controls) conducted in 35 coronary care units from clinical centres in Argentina between November 1991 and(More)
The relation between family history of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and the risk of AMI was analyzed using data of a case-control study conducted in Argentina between 1992 and 1994. Case patients were 1,060 subjects with AMI admitted to 35 coronary care units, and controls were 1,071 subjects admitted to the same network of hospitals where cases had(More)
Effective prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases require regular screening for risk factors, high awareness of the condition, effective treatment of the identified risk factors, and adherence to the prescribed treatment. The Cardiovascular Risk Factor Multiple Evaluation in Latin America study was a cross-sectional, population-based,(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to study the relation between passive smoking at home and the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). BACKGROUND Previous epidemiologic studies have linked environmental tobacco smoke to an increased risk of coronary heart disease, but the evidence to support this view is not strong enough. To study this issue further, we analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND Little information is available regarding hypertension, treatment, and control in urban population of Latin America. OBJECTIVE We aimed to compare blood pressure (BP) distribution, hypertension prevalence, treatment, and control in seven Latin American cities following standard methodology. METHODS The Cardiovascular Risk Factor Multiple(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to explore tobacco smoking in seven major cities of Latin America. METHODS The Cardiovascular Risk Factor Multiple Evaluation in Latin America (CARMELA) study is a cross-sectional epidemiological study of 11 550 adults between 25 and 64 years old in Barquisimeto, Venezuela; Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru;(More)
This multicenter case control study investigated, in four countries of America, the proportions of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) attributable to cholesterol, smoking, hypertension, body mass index, diabetes and family history of coronary heart disease (attributable risks, AR). AR were estimated using information from 1060 cases of AMI and 1071 controls(More)
Although cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability in the majority of the countries in Latin America we have few data about regional differences on this topic. Developing countries have scarce epidemiological data on cardiovascular (CV) risk factor prevalence and subsequently in their control and treatment. The load of the CV(More)
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