[Factors affecting the control of blood pressure and lipid levels in patients with cardiovascular disease: the PREseAP Study].

Abstract

The aim of this observational study was to identify factors influencing the control of blood pressure (i.e., <140/90 mmHg, or <130/80 mmHg in diabetic patients) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol level (<100 mg/dL) in 1223 patients with cardiovascular disease. Overall, 70.2% of patients were men, and their mean age was 66.4 years. Blood pressure was poorly controlled in 50.9% (95% confidence interval [CI], 46.9%-54.8%) and the LDL cholesterol level was poorly controlled in 60.1% (95% CI, 56.3%-63.9%). Determinants of poor blood pressure control were diabetes, hypertension, no previous diagnosis of heart failure, previous diagnosis of peripheral artery disease or stroke, obesity, and no lipid-lowering treatment. Determinants of poor LDL cholesterol control were no lipid-lowering treatment, no previous diagnosis of ischemic heart disease, no antihypertensive treatment, and dyslipidemia. The factors affecting blood pressure control were different from those affecting LDL cholesterol control, an observation that should be taken into account when implementing treatment recommendations for achieving therapeutic objectives in secondary prevention.

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@article{OrozcoBeltrn2008FactorsAT, title={[Factors affecting the control of blood pressure and lipid levels in patients with cardiovascular disease: the PREseAP Study].}, author={Domingo Orozco-Beltr{\'a}n and Carlos Brotons and I . Garcia - Moral and N{\'u}ria Garrido Soriano and Maria Angelica Del Valle and Ana In{\'e}s Rodr{\'i}guez and Josep MA Pepi{\'o} and Ana Ruth Pastor}, journal={Revista española de cardiología}, year={2008}, volume={61 3}, pages={317-21} }