Application of the preventive guidelines in a Romanian preventive ambulatory cardiology setting

Written by Preg Zoltán, Kikeli Pál István, László Mihály Imre, Hubatsch Mihaela, Germán Salló Márta, Dósa Géza, Bocicor Andrea

Objective: To determine the efficiency in applying the recommendations of the ESC guidelines on CVD prevention in clinical practice 2007 and the level of achieving the treatment targets in a preventive profiled ambulatory setting. Study design: The study included 2210 patients with a minimum of 2 examinations between 2002- 2009. The patients were actively followed up for a mean period of 798 days. We studied the evolution of major risk factors: LDL, HDL and total cholesterol, triglyceride, blood pressure, body mass index between the initial and the latest patient’s visit. The sex distribution of the studied patients was 48.8% male, and 51.1% female. Results: All risk factors, except for the body mass index and triglycerides, were significantly lowered during the follow up period. Target total cholesterol levels were reached in 28,54% of patients with hypercholesterolaemia. Target blood pressure values under 140/90 mmHg were reached in 30,47% of the patients.


Keywords: risk control, cholesterol, triglyceride, obesity, hypertension

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