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Izabela Pereira Vatanabe, Carla Nascimento Dos Santos Rodrigues, Tereza Cristina Buzinari, Thiago Francisco de Moraes, Roberto Santana da Silva, Gerson Jhonatan Rodrigues
Background: The endothelium is a monolayer of cells that extends on the vascular inner surface, responsible for the modulation of vascular tone. By means of the release of nitric oxide (NO), the endothelium has an important protective function against cardiovascular diseases. Objective: Verify if cis- [Ru(bpy)2(NO2)(NO)](PF6)2 (BPY) improves endothelial function and the sensibility of conductance (aorta) and resistance (coronary) to vascular relaxation induced by BPY...
June 29, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Luis Cláudio Lemos Correia, Fábio P Esteves, Manuela Carvalhal, Thiago Menezes Barbosa de Souza, Nicole de Sá, Vitor Calixto de Almeida Correia, Felipe Kalil Beirão Alexandre, Fernanda Lopes, Felipe Ferreira, Márcia Noya-Rabelo
Background: The accuracy of zero coronary calcium score as a filter in patients with chest pain has been demonstrated at the emergency room and outpatient clinics, populations with low prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD). Objective: To test the gatekeeping role of zero calcium score in patients with chest pain admitted to the coronary care unit (CCU), where the pretest probability of CAD is higher than that of other populations. Methods: Patients underwent computed tomography for calcium scoring, and obstructive CAD was defined by a minimum 70% stenosis on invasive angiography...
June 12, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Vivian Vílchez Barboza, Tatiana Paravic Klijn, Alide Salazar Molina, Katia Lorena Sáez Carrillo
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the effect and gender differences of an innovative intervention involving in-person and telephone nursing counseling to control cardiovascular risk factors (arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia, and overweight), improve health-related quality of life and strengthen self-efficacy and social support in persons using the municipal health centers' cardiovascular health program. METHOD: a randomized controlled clinical trial involving participants randomized into the intervention group who received traditional consultation plus personalized and telephone nursing counseling for 7 months (n = 53) and the control group (n = 56)...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Oriol Alegre, Albert Ariza-Solé, María T Vidán, Francesc Formiga, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Héctor Bueno, Juan Sanchís, Ramón López-Palop, Emad Abu-Assi, Àngel Cequier
The incidence of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is high in the elderly. Despite a high prevalence of frailty and other aging-related variables, little information exists about the optimal clinical management in patients with coexisting geriatric syndromes. The aim of the LONGEVO-SCA registry (Impacto de la Fragilidad y Otros Síndromes Geriátricos en el Manejo y Pronóstico Vital del Anciano con Síndrome Coronario Agudo sin Elevación de Segmento ST) is to assess the impact of aging-related variables on clinical management, prognosis, and functional status in elderly patients with ACS...
July 2016: Clinical Cardiology
A Daponte-Codina, J Bolívar-Muñoz, E Sánchez-Cantalejo, I Mateo-Rodríguez, G Babio, N Romo-Avilés, F Rosell-Ortiz
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with prehospital delay in people who have had an acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: Using a survey we studied patients admitted due to acute coronary syndrome in the 33 Andalusian public hospitals, obtaining information about different types of variables: socio-demographic, contextual,clinical, perception, action, and transportation.Multivariate logistic regression models were applied to calculate the odds ratios for the delay...
April 30, 2016: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
M Artaiz, N Salterain, A Fernández Montero, A Hernández-Hernández, J P Canepa Leite, J Calabuig Nogués
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)is currently a basic therapeutic option in patients with coronary artery disease. To carry this out specialists must be trained and accredited. It is known that the number of procedures performed each year influences results. We suggest that some low volume centres may also get good results. METHODS: Prospective analysis of clinical features and immediate results obtained in our centre following PCI performed between 2006 and 2012 and retrospective analysis of overall survival, outcome-free survival and restenosis in patients treated between 2006 and 2009...
April 29, 2016: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
M Romero, R Marrugo, M L Paez
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November 2015: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Weverton Ferreira Leite, José Antonio Franchini Ramires, Luiz Felipe Pinho Moreira, Célia Maria Cassaro Strunz, José Armando Mangione
BACKGROUND: High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is commonly used in clinical practice to assess cardiovascular risk. However, a correlation has not yet been established between the absolute levels of peripheral and central hs-CRP. OBJECTIVE: To assess the correlation between serum hs-CRP levels (mg/L) in a peripheral vein in the left forearm (LFPV) with those in the coronary sinus (CS) of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and a diagnosis of stable angina (SA) or unstable angina (UA)...
March 2015: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Ignacio Ferreira-González, Gaietà Permanyer-Miralda, Jaume Marrugat, Magda Heras, José Cuñat, Emilia Civeira, Fernando Arós, Juan J Rodríguez, Pedro L Sánchez, Héctor Bueno
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical characteristics and treatment of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), and to determine the effects of an early invasive strategy (EIS) in non-ST-elevation ACS (NSTEACS) and of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in ST-elevation ACS (STEACS). METHODS: Data were collected prospectively for 9 months during 2004-2005 from 50 hospitals, which were randomly selected according to the level of care provided...
2008: Revista Española de Cardiología
Juan-Antonio Fournier, Carmen Delgado-Pecellín, Aurelio Cayuela, Soledad Cabezón, María-Dolores Mendoza
The significance of the high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) level in percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) is unclear. Troponin-T and hs-CRP levels were measured before PCI, after stenting, and 8 h, 24 h, and 30 days after the procedure in 68 consecutive patients who received bare-metal stents. The study endpoints were death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and the need for revascularization. The mean follow-up time after PCI was 16.6 months. Patients who experienced an event had higher hs-CRP levels 24 h (P=...
2008: Revista Española de Cardiología
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April 2004: Revista Española de Cardiología
Paulino González-Diego, Conchi Moreno-Iribas, María Jesús Guembe, José Javier Viñes, Joan Vila
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The Framingham equations overestimate the risk of coronary disease in populations with a low disease incidence. It is more appropriate to take the local population's characteristics into account when estimating coronary risk. Accordingly, the Framingham-Wilson equation has been adapted for the population of Navarra, Spain. This article presents 10- year overall coronary risk charts. METHODS: The Framingham-Wilson equation was adapted using data on the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and the coronary event rate in the population of Navarra...
August 2009: Revista Española de Cardiología
Héctor Bueno, Alfredo Bardají, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz, Jaume Marrugat, Helena Martí, Magda Heras
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: There is little information regarding the management of non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE ACS) in Spain from a population-based perspective. Our objective was to study the status of clinical care in patients with NSTE ACS in Spain from a representative perspective of the situation on a national level. PATIENTS AND METHOD: A prospective registry was used for consecutive patients with NSTE ACS admitted to 52 Spanish hospitals with different cardiological facilities...
March 2005: Revista Española de Cardiología
Vicent Bodí, Juan Sanchís, Angel Llácer, Lorenzo Fácila, Julio Núñez, Mauricio Pellicer, Vicente Bertomeu, Vicent Ruiz, María J Bosch, Luciano Consuegra, Diego García, Francisco J Chorro
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: We report the impact on prognosis of an invasive strategy used at our center for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHOD: We analyzed 504 consecutive patients with typical chest pain, electrocardiographic changes or increased troponin I serum values, who were divided into 2 cohorts: a) conservative group, 272 patients admitted between October 2001 and September 2002 and managed with a conservative strategy, and b) invasive group, 232 patients admitted between October 2002 and September 2003 for whom an invasive strategy was recommended...
December 2004: Revista Española de Cardiología
Jaime Fernández de Bobadilla, Regina Dalmau, Enrique Galve
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 17, 2013: Revista Española de Cardiología
Úrsulo Juárez-Herrera, Carlos Jerjes-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Ischemic heart disease is a growing health problem in Latin America. We aimed to analyze risk factors, acute management, and short-term outcome of Mexicans with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). HYPOTHESIS: Modifiable risk factors are associated with the occurrence of STEMI in Mexicans, and potentially preventable acute complications are responsible for most short-term deaths. METHODS: Among 8600 patients enrolled in Registro Nacional de los Síndromes Coronarios Agudos II (RENASICA II) with a suspected acute coronary syndrome, we analyzed 4555 patients (56%; age 21-100 y) with confirmed STEMI who presented within 24 hours from symptoms' onset...
May 2013: Clinical Cardiology
Fernando Worner, Angel Cequier, Alfredo Bardají, Vicente Bodí, Ramón Bover, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Manuel Sabaté, Alejandro Sionis, José Antonio Vázquez de Prada, Manuel Vázquez de Prada, Fernando Arós, Fernando Arribas, José Barrabés, Oscar Díaz de Castro, Magda Heras, Ramón López Palop, José Luis López-Sendón, Nicolás Manito, M Carmen de Pablo, Tomás Ripoll, Alberto San Román, José M de la Torre, Antonio Fernandez-Ortiz, Ángel M Alonso Gómez, Manuel Anguita, Angel Cequier, Josep Comín, Isabel Diaz-Buschmann, Ignacio Fernández Lozano, José Juan Gómez de Diego, Manuel Pan, Fernando Worner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2013: Revista Española de Cardiología
David Vivas, Juan C García-Rubira, Esther Bernardo, Dominick J Angiolillo, Patricia Martín, Alfonso Calle-Pascual, Iván Núñez-Gil, Carlos Macaya, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz
Patients with hyperglycemia, an acute coronary syndrome and poor glycemic control have increased platelet reactivity and poor prognosis. However, it is unclear the influence of a tight glycemic control on platelet reactivity in these patients. This is a subanalysis of the CHIPS study. This trial randomized patients with hyperglycemia to undergo an intensive glucose control (target blood glucose 80-120 mg/dL), or conventional glucose control (target blood glucose <180 mg/dL). We analyzed platelet function at discharge on the subgroup of patients with poor glycemic control, defined with admission levels of HbA1c higher than 6...
February 2013: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
David Vivas, Juan C García-Rubira, Esther Bernardo, Dominick J Angiolillo, Patricia Martín, Alfonso Calle-Pascual, Iván Núñez-Gil, Carlos Macaya, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz
OBJECTIVES: Hyperglycaemia has been associated with increased platelet reactivity and impaired prognosis in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Whether platelet reactivity can be reduced by lowering glucose in this setting is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the functional impact of intensive glucose control with insulin on platelet reactivity in patients admitted with ACS and hyperglycaemia. METHODS: This is a prospective, randomised trial evaluating the effects of either intensive glucose control (target glucose 80-120 mg/dl) or conventional control (target glucose 180 mg/dl or less) with insulin on platelet reactivity in patients with ACS and hyperglycaemia...
May 2011: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Marta E Losa Iglesias, Marta E Losa, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Paloma Salvadores-Fuentes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The implantation of defibrillators should not be studied simply on the basis of clinical improvement or quality of life: it is also important to understand the significance, which the recipients attach to the defibrillator and their experiences with it. The aim of this work was, therefore, to determine the experience of Spanish implantable defibrillator recipients. DESIGN: A qualitative phenomenological study. METHODS: Purposeful sampling of male implantable defibrillator recipients older than 18 years of age attended at the defibrillator consultancy at the Hospital Fuenlabrada or belonging to the Heart Patients' Association (Asociación de Pacientes Coronarios, APACOR)...
July 2011: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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