Observational to Investigate the Efficacy of CRESTOR 5mg in Reaching LDL-C Target Goals in Patients Who Are at High Risk for a Cardiovascular Event
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Observational study to investigate the use and efficacy of CRESTOR 5 mg in reaching LDL-C target goals in both statin naïve and statin treated primary and secondary prevention patients at high risk for a cardiovascular event.
An Observational Study Into the Usage and Efficacy of Crestor 5mg as a Start Dosage in Achieving the LDL-C Target Level in Both Statin-naive and Treated Primary and Secondary Prevention Patients With a High Risk of a Cardiovascular Event.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The patient has a high risk of a cardiovascular event as defined by the European guidelines.
The patient is statin-naive (i.e. has not used a statin > 2 months), or is currently treated with atorvastatin, pravastatin or simvastatin.
An LDL-C level is known for the statin-naive patient or for the statin used during visit 1.
It has been decided to start the patient on CRESTOR 5 mg.
The patient is prepared to give permission to the coded data being made available to AstraZeneca
The patient is known to have complaints of myalgia, myopathy or liver function impairment (including elevated levels of serum transaminases) where there is a causal relationship with the statin treatment.
Contraindications for treatment with CRESTOR (see 1 B1 text).
Patients with a family history of dyslipidemias, for instance familiar (combined) hypercholesterolemia