Association between achieving treatment goals for lipid-lowering and cardiovascular events in real clinical practice.

@article{Lindgren2005AssociationBA,
  title={Association between achieving treatment goals for lipid-lowering and cardiovascular events in real clinical practice.},
  author={Peter Lindgren and Fredrik Borgstr{\"o}m and Jan St{\aa}lhammar and Evo Alemao and Donald Donping Yin and Linus J{\"o}nsson},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={530-4}
}
BACKGROUND There is substantial evidence that treatment with lipid-lowering agents can decrease cardiovascular morbidity and total mortality in patients with elevated serum lipid values and/or prior ischaemic heart disease. However, only a minority of these high-risk patients are believed to receive treatment, and among those who do receive pharmaceutical treatment the majority do not reach the therapeutic goal. Our goal was to investigate if this translates to a higher risk of cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING

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