Introduction: The actual guidelines of cardiovascular prevention lay special emphasis on the lipid-lowering therapy of patients suffering from acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Aim: To evaluate the occurrence of high-intensity statin therapy, recommended by guidelines, at discharge in a Hungarian county hospital with hemodynamic laboratory in patients who underwent percutaneous intervention, furthermore the LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and goal attainment rate in the first year. Method: Retrospective data collection from the hospital database regarding the therapy at discharge and the lipid levels in the year following the intervention due to ACS in 2015. Results: Due to ACS event, 454 patients had coronary intervention in 2015, at discharge more than 90% of them received high-intensity statin (more than 80% rosuvastatin, 40 mg) or corresponding combination therapy. In 154 cases we found half-year lipid results; the median of LDL-C was 1.9 mmol/L, the 1.8 mmol/L target value attainment rate was 48.7%. Results after one year were found in 292 cases (73% without the deceased and foreign patients); the LDL-C median proved to be 2.0 mmol/L, the target level attainment rate was 37.3%. There was no significant difference between the results of patients from the three different ACS forms and between those of men and women. Conclusions: The lipid lowering therapy of the revascularized patients who come back for medical visits is acceptable, but greater emphasis has to be laid on increasing the rate of controlled patients compared to the present two-thirds.
|Translated title of the contribution||Lipid-lowering therapy of patients suffering from acute coronary syndrome in a Hungarian county hospital in 2015|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 2018|
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