Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation in Clinical Practice in Metabolic Syndrome Patients
Metabolic syndrome is commonly defined as a set of risk factors and abnormalities that markedly increase the risk of cardiovascular events. Its relevance has been confirmed by a recent population-based survey of subjects aged 40-79 years indicating that the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Italy is 34.1% if diagnosed using WHO criteria and 17.8% if diagnosed using the NCEP-ATPIII criteria.
On the basis of the above considerations, the aim of this study is to promote the use of the SCORE algorithm for estimating cardiovascular risk, and to evaluate its evolution in patients with metabolic syndrome after the implementation of a multifactorial preventive strategy, with particular reference to the correction of lifestyle, hypertension and dyslipidemia.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Project to Promote the Evaluation of Cardiovascular Risk in Clinical Practice, and Assess Its Evolution After the Implementation of Multifactorial Preventive Strategy Aimed at Reducing the Level of Global Risk (SCORE Algorithm) in Subjects With Metabolic Syndrome and a Risk Level of 5%|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00171548
|Study Director:||Novartis Pharmaceuticals||Novartis Pharmaceuticals|