Cardiovascularis kockázattal rendelkezo páciensek gondozása háziorvosi praxisokban: Dyslipidaemiá páciensek és gondozásuk

Translated title of the contribution: Continuing care of patients with cardiovascular risk in general practices. Patients with dyslipidaemia and their care

Zoltán Jancsó, Zsuzsa Varga, Attila Simay, István Ilyés

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Abstract

Introduction: The role of dyslipidaemia is essential in the development of atherosclerosis, therefore continuing care of dyslipidaemic patients is an extremely important task in cardiovascular prevention. Aims: This study was aimed to investigate continuing care of dyslipidaemic patients in general practices. Method of the study was a questionnaire survey, 397 patients of 39 general practices were involved into the study. Results: The cause of their continuing care was hypercholesterolaemia in 91.7%, hypertrigliceridaemia in 69%, decreased HDL-C in 18.4%, and these alterations frequently occurred together. Hypertension in 77%, disturbances of carbohydrate metabolism in 41.7%, increased BMI in 43.2% were found. Patients were smokers in 26.5%, given up smoking in 13.2%. They had cardiovascular problems in 56.5%, cerebrovascular problems in 18.6% and periferial vascular ones in 20.3%. Patients were treated with lipid lowering drugs in 87.7%, statins were used in 81.7%, fibrats in 29.6% and both of them in 11.5%. The main results of continuing care were: in the whole group frequency of cholesterol level > 5.2 mmol/l decreased by 13%, frequency of triglycerid level>1.7 mmol/l decreased by 4%; cholesterol target values were reached in 3% of patients with high cardiovascular risk, in 22.2% of patients with medium risk, and in 66.7% of patients with mild risk. Conclusions: These results suggest that there is a need for more intensive drug treatment of dyslipidaemic patients to reach the target lipid levels, and for regular assessment of continuing care of these patients.

Translated title of the contributionContinuing care of patients with cardiovascular risk in general practices. Patients with dyslipidaemia and their care
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)2629-2633
Number of pages5
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Volume146
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005

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