Percentage of Secondary Prevention Patients Treated to Their LDL-C Targets
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A cholesterol/lipid profile screening project of high risk patients with hyperlipidaemia (secondary prevention) who already receive cholesterol-lowering therapy. Lipid profile and rate of patients who are treated to target (which is <100mg/dl for patients with high risk and <70mg/dl for patients at very high risk) are screened (hospital-based specialists). The doctors therapy decisions after the screening and possible reasons for these decisions will be documented. 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)
Secondary prevention patients with hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis (coronary heart disease, carotid stenosis, PVD, etc.) and/or diabetes who already receive cholesterol-lowering therapy
Patients who do not receive cholesterol-lowering therapy