Primary Outcome Measures:
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Composite cardiovascular outcome [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The composite cardiovascular (CV) outcome will be any CV events (any major CV events plus hospitalization for any revascularization procedure, unstable angina, or congestive heart failure, and peripheral arterial disease, defined as new clinical diagnosis or hospitalization for such disease). In addition, individual components of the composite end points will be also prespecified as secondary outcomes, as will all-cause mortality.
This is a registry study to define the status of lipid lowering therapy in Taiwan and the effect of LLT on CVD morbidity and mortality in a large population of patients receiving primary or secondary prevention therapy. The medications will only depend on the decision made by the primary care physicians. The patient or physician can decide to be withdrawn from this registry at any time because of any reason.
All potential patients will be screened for the eligibility in a screening visit. Those who fill the inclusion criteria at screening will be invited for the registry study into different groups. The follow-up will take place yearly thereafter for 5 years, through clinical visiting, phone follow-up, or records from the NHIB Taiwan. At each clinical visit, vital signs, clinical endpoints, adverse events, concurrent medication information and laboratory specimens will be obtained as complete as possible. With phone or records from NHIB, only clinical endpoints will be recorded. If the primary care physician intends to treat the patient's lipid profile to the target, he/she can add, delete or adjust the LLT by his/her clinical judgement.