GRECAP

Cardiovascular Research Group

The lines of work of our group focus on Heart Failure, psychosocial determinants and cardiovascular risk and specific cardiovascular risk factors: hypertension and atrial fibrillation. The group is composed of six doctors (five family doctors and one statistician), a specialist in preventive medicine, two non-doctor family doctors and two case management nurses. Some of the members have been trained in Institutes of Excellence such as the IMIM, Germans Trias i Pujol or l'IRVH. In the 2014-2017 period, group members have been principal investigators of six competitive research projects. In the last three years the group has published more than 90 articles in journals indexed with impact factor. The group collaborates with international institutes and universities.

Group projects

PI: Verdú Rotellar, José María. Efecto de la reducción en la ingesta dietética de sal en la morbimortalidad de los pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca: ensayo clinico SALOMEH (SALt On Morbimortality Events in Heart failure). Funding: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Duration: 2019 - 2021

PI: Vinyoles Bargalló, Ernest. Taquicàrdia basal i mortalitat per totes les causes. Estudi de casos i controls. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2019 - 2020

The group participates in the following projects

PI: Violán Fors, Concepció. Construcción y validación de un Score predictivo de riesgo de institucionalización, ingresos hospitalarios y mortalidad, en mayores de 65 años con multimorbilidad y fragilidad. Funding: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Duration: 2020 - 2022

PI: Sentis, A. Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among primary health care patients as a sentinel COVID-19 surveillance in Barcelona health region. Funding: Departament de Salut. Duration: 2020 - 2021

PI: Muñoz Pérez, Miguel Angel. Eficacia de un dispositivo supervisado de aislamiento comunitario en la reducción de la transmisión del COVID 19 a los convivientes. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2020

The group participates in the following publications

Baldomà España M, Zidane A, Segura García J, Planas Ganau N, Alert Cases E, Muñoz Pérez MÁ. Frequency of chest X-ray suggestive of SARS-CoV-2 involvement from March to May 2020 in the population of an urban health area. Semergen. 2021 Apr; 47(3):170-173. doi:10.1016/j.semerg.2020.10.005. Epub 2020 Nov 28. Spanish. pmc:PMC7698647. PMID:33386234.

Bazal P, Gea A, Navarro AM, Salas-Salvadó J, Corella D, Alonso-Gómez A, Fitó M, Muñoz-Bravo C, Estruch R, Fiol M, Lapetra J, Serra-Majem L, Ros E, Rekondo J, Muñoz MA, Basora J, Sorlí JV, Toledo E, Martínez-González MA, Ruiz-Canela M. Caffeinated coffee consumption and risk of atrial fibrillation in two Spanish cohorts. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2020 Mar; doi:10.1177/2047487320909065. Epub 2020 Mar 04. PMID:32131628. IF: 5,864.

Böhm M, Schwantke I, Mahfoud F, Lauder L, Wagenpfeil S, de la Sierra A, Vinyoles E, Gorostidi M, Segura J, Ruilope LM. Association of clinic and ambulatory heart rate parameters with mortality in hypertension. J Hypertens. 2020 Dec; 38(12):2416-2426. doi:10.1097/HJH.0000000000002565. PMID:32694335. IF: 4,171.

Cánovas Zaldúa Y, Casabella Abril B, Martín Cantera C, González García F, Moreno Escribá S, Del Val García JL. [Evaluation of a training model for health professionals in the care of critical patients: AIPCAP Study]. Aten Primaria. 2020 Mar; 52(3):151-158. doi:10.1016/j.aprim.2018.08.009. Epub 2019 Jan 10. Spanish. pmc:PMC7063162. PMID:30638697. IF: 1,087.

Checa C, Medina-Perucha L, Muñoz MÁ, Verdú-Rotellar JM, Berenguera A. Living with advanced heart failure: A qualitative study. PLoS One. 2020 ; 15(12):e0243974. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0243974. Epub 2020 Dec 14. pmc:PMC7735582. PMID:33315935. IF: 2,740.

Clua-Espuny JL, Muria-Subirats E, Ballesta-Ors J, Lorman-Carbo B, Clua-Queralt J, Palà E, Lechuga-Duran I, Gentille-Lorente D, Bustamante A, Muñoz MÁ, Montaner J; AFRICAT Research Group. Risk of Atrial Fibrillation, Ischemic Stroke and Cognitive Impairment: Study of a Population Cohort ?65 Years of Age. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2020 ; 16:445-454. doi:10.2147/VHRM.S276477. Epub 2020 Oct 28. pmc:PMC7605602. PMID:33149596.

Conangla L, Domingo M, LupÓn J, Wilke A, JuncÀ G, Tejedor X, Volpicelli G, Evangelista L, Pera G, Toran P, Mas A, Cediel G, VerdÚ JM, Bayes-Genis A. Lung Ultrasound for Heart Failure Diagnosis in Primary Care. J Card Fail. 2020 Oct; 26(10):824-831. doi:10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.04.019. Epub 2020 Jun 06. PMID:32522554. IF: 3,623.

de la Sierra A, Banegas JR, Bursztyn M, Parati G, Stergiou G, Mateu A, Vinyoles E, Segura J, Gorostidi M, Ruilope LM. Prognostic Relevance of Short-Term Blood Pressure Variability: The Spanish ABPM Registry. Hypertension. 2020 Jan; doi:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.14508. Epub 2020 Jan 27. PMID:31983311. IF: 7,713.

de la Sierra A, Mateu A, Gorostidi M, Vinyoles E, Segura J, Ruilope LM. Antihypertensive therapy and short-term blood pressure variability. J Hypertens. 2021 Feb; 39(2):349-355. doi:10.1097/HJH.0000000000002618. PMID:33031167. IF: 4,171.

Demurtas J, Ecarnot F, Cernesi S, Solari M, Munoz MA, Cella A. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Cardiovascular Disease. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol.. 2020; 1216:87-97. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-33330-0_10. PMID:31894550. IF: 2,450.

Divisón-Garrote JA, de la Cruz JJ, de la Sierra A, Vinyoles E, Gorostidi M, Escobar-Cervantes C, Segura J, Barrios V, Ruilope LM, Banegas JR. Prevalence of office and ambulatory hypotension in treated hypertensive patients with coronary disease. Hypertens Res. 2020 07; 43(7):696-704. doi:10.1038/s41440-020-0462-9. Epub 2020 May 12. PMID:32398795. IF: 2,941.

Domingo M, Conangla L, Lupón J, Wilke A, Juncà G, Revuelta-López E, Tejedor X, Bayes-Genis A. Lung ultrasound and biomarkers in primary care: Partners for a better management of patients with heart failure?. J Circ Biomark. 2020 Jan-Dec; 9:8-12. doi:10.33393/jcb.2020.2164. Epub 2020 Oct 16. pmc:PMC7951183. PMID:33717358.

García-Berrocoso T, Palà E, Consegal M, Piccardi B, Negro A, Gill N, Penalba A, Huerga Encabo H, Fernández-Cadenas I, Meisel A, Meisel C, Jickling GC, Muñoz MÁ, Clúa-Espuny JL, Pedrote A, Pagola J, Juega J, Bustamante A, Montaner J. Cardioembolic Ischemic Stroke Gene Expression Fingerprint in Blood: a Systematic Review and Verification Analysis. Transl Stroke Res. 2020 Jun; 11(3):326-336. doi:10.1007/s12975-019-00730-x. Epub 2019 Sep 02. PMID:31475302. IF: 5,780.

Jiménez-Balado J, Riba-Llena I, Maisterra O, Pizarro J, Palasí A, Pujadas F, Mundet X, Vinyoles E, Delgado P. Ambulatory Blood Pressure Levels in the Prediction of Progression of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Oct; 68(10):2232-2239. doi:10.1111/jgs.16568. Epub 2020 Jun 08. PMID:32511756. IF: 4,180.

Lapena C, Borràs E, Digon C, Aznar R, del Val J, Castelblanco E, Garaikoetxea A, Laguna V. Effectiveness of a comprehensive care protocol in patients with new diagnoses of type 2 diabetes mellitus and associated comorbidities in primary care: study protocol of a quasi-experimental trial. BMJ Open. 2020;10(6):1-8. PMID:32580980. IF: 2,496.

Muñoz MA, Garcia R, Navas E, Duran J, Del Val-Garcia JL, Verdú-Rotellar JM. Relationship between the place of living and mortality in patients with advanced heart failure. BMC Fam Pract. 2020 07; 21(1):145. doi:10.1186/s12875-020-01213-x. Epub 2020 Jul 14. pmc:PMC7362404. PMID:32664876. IF: 2,022.

Muñoz MA, López-Grau M. Lessons learned from the approach to the COVID-19 pandemic in urban primary health care centres in Barcelona, Spain. Eur J Gen Pract. 2020 Dec; 26(1):106-107. doi:10.1080/13814788.2020.1796962. pmc:PMC7470118. PMID:32715802. IF: 2,478.

Soldevila N, Vinyoles E, Tobias A, Banegas JR, De La Sierra A, Gorostidi M, Segura J, De La Cruz JJ, Muñoz-Pérez MA, Querol X, Ruilope LM. How do ultrafine particles in urban air affect ambulatory blood pressure?. J. Hypertens.. 2020 May; 38(5):845-849. doi:10.1097/HJH.0000000000002343. PMID:31977571. IF: 4,171.

Verdú-Rotellar JM, Calero E, Abellana R, Verdú-Soriano J, Vinyoles E, Del Val-García JL, Domingo M, Muñoz MA. Short-term mortality in end-stage heart failure patients. Aten Primaria. 2020 Aug; 52(7):477-487. doi:10.1016/j.aprim.2019.07.019. Epub 2020 Jan 10. pmc:PMC7393541. PMID:31932015. IF: 1,087.

Verdu-Rotellar JM, Vaillant-Roussel H, Abellana R, Jevsek LG, Assenova R, Lazic DK, Torsza P, Glynn LG, Lingner H, Demurtas J, Borgström B, Gibot-Boeuf S, Muñoz MA. Precipitating factors of heart failure decompensation, short-term morbidity and mortality in patients attended in primary care. Scand J Prim Health Care. 2020 Dec; 38(4):473-480. doi:10.1080/02813432.2020.1844387. Epub 2020 Nov 17. PMID:33201746. IF: 2,160.

Indicators

Indicator

2020

Researchers with PhD

6

Total number of projects in which group members have participated

5

Total number of projects in which the PI of the project has belonged to the group

3

Total Funding

194.530 €

Scientific publications in indexed journals

17

Total Impact factor

59,13

Nº of articles in Q1 journals

7

Q1 IF

36,05

Nº of articles in Q2 journals

8

Q2 IF

20,91

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