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Jose Maria Verdú-Rotellar
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Internal medicineCardiologyHeart failurePopulationMedicine
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#1Jose Maria Verdú-Rotellar (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 10
#2Esther Calero (University of Alicante)H-Index: 1
Last. Miguel-Angel Muñoz (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 11
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Abstract Objectives This study is aimed at analyzing the impact of the main factors contributing to short and long-term mortality in patients at final stages of heart failure (HF). Setting Patients attended at any of the 279 primary health care centers belonging to the Institut Catala de la Salut, in Catalonia (Spain). Participants Patients with Advanced HF. Design Multicenter cohort study including 1148 HF patients followed for one-year after reaching New York Heart Association (NYHA) IV. Main ...
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#1Felipe Gonzalez-Loyola (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 2
#2Rosa Abellana (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 13
Last. Miguel-Angel Muñoz (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 11
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BACKGROUND: The impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) on mortality of patients with heart failure (HF) has been established. Nevertheless, the effect of some factors in mortality, such as digoxin or diuretic use, remains controversial. This study aims at assessing mortality in community-dwelling patients with stable HF related to AF and determines the relation of these drugs with prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Community-based cohort study of HF patients diagnosed between January 2010 and Decembe...
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#1Raquel Garcia (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 1
#2Rosa AbellanaH-Index: 13
Last. Miguel-Angel MuñozH-Index: 11
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Background Information regarding the effect of social determinants of health on heart failure (HF) community-dwelling patients is scarce. We aimed to analyse the presence of socioeconomic inequalities, and their impact on hospitalisations and mortality, in patients with HF attended in a universal healthcare coverage system. Methods A retrospective cohort study carried out in patients with HF aged >40 and attended at the 53 primary healthcare centres of the Institut Catala de la Salut in Barcelon...
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#1Jose Maria Verdú-Rotellar (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 10
#2Eva Frigola-CapellH-Index: 4
Last. Miguel-Angel Muñoz (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 11
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AbstractBackground: Heart failure (HF) diagnosis as reported in primary care medical records is not always properly confirmed and could result in over-registration.Objectives: To determine the proportion of registered HF that can be confirmed with information from primary care medical records and to analyse related factors.Methods: A cross-sectional study. The medical records of 595 HF patients attended in two primary healthcare centres in Barcelona (Spain) were revised and validated by a team o...
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#1Eva ComínH-Index: 5
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Abstract Objective To evaluate the impact of computerized clinical practice guidelines on the management, diagnosis, treatment, control, and follow-up of the main cardiovascular risk factors: hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Design Pre-post controlled study. Setting Catalonia, autonomous community located in north-eastern Spain. Participants Individuals aged 35–74 years assigned to general practitioners of the Catalan Health Institute. Intervention The intervent...
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#1Núria Farré (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 12
#2Emili VelaH-Index: 14
Last. Josep Comin-ColetH-Index: 27
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Background Heart failure (HF) is frequent and its prevalence is increasing. We aimed to evaluate the epidemiologic features of HF patients, the 1-year follow-up outcomes and the independent predictors of those outcomes at a population level. Methods and results Population-based longitudinal study including all prevalent HF cases in Catalonia (Spain) on December 31st, 2012. Patients were divided in 3 groups: patients without a previous HF hospitalization, patients with a remote (>1 year) HF hospi...
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Background Decisive information on the parameters involved in cognitive impairment in patients with chronic heart failure is as yet lacking. Our aim was to determine the functional and psychosocial variables related with cognitive impairment using the mini-mental-state examination (MMSE) with age-and education-corrected scores.
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#1Núria FarréH-Index: 12
#2Emili VelaH-Index: 14
Last. Josep Comin-Colet (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 27
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Miguel Cainzos-Achirica was funded by a research grant frorn the Spanish Society of Cardiology.
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#1Núria FarréH-Index: 12
#2Emili VelaH-Index: 14
Last. Josep ComínH-Index: 16
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