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A screening project of diabetics with a very high cardiovascular risk (e.g. diabetes plus coronary heart disease) who already receive cholesterol-lowering therapy. Lipid profile and rate of patients who are treated to target (which is <70mg/dl for such patients with very high risk) are screened. The doctors therapy decisions after the screening will be documented and 8-10 weeks later the lipid profile of each patient will be evaluated again. Our aim is to evaluate dosing habits, to evaluate how many patients are treated to their LDL-C target and to underline the importance of treating patients to their cholesterol targets.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Male and female secondary prevention patients with: coronary disease with event: acute coronary syndrome, status post MI, PTCA, CABG, angiographically verified), PAVK (min. IIb or S.p. revascularization), stroke/TIA, carotis-plaque (asymptomatic min. 70% or S.p. revascularization), Diabetes Mellitus (type I, II)
Diabetics with hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis (coronary heart disease, carotid stenosis, PAVK, etc.) who already receive cholesterol-lowering therapy
Diabetics w/o CVD; diabetics who do not receive cholesterol-lowering therapy