Frequency and correlates of treatment intensification for elevated cholesterol levels in patients with cardiovascular disease.

@article{Virani2011FrequencyAC,
  title={Frequency and correlates of treatment intensification for elevated cholesterol levels in patients with cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Salim S Virani and Lechauncy D Woodard and Supicha Sookanan Chitwood and Cassie R Landrum and Tracy H Urech and Degang Wang and Jeffrey Murawsky and Christie M. Ballantyne and Laura A. Petersen},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={162 4},
  pages={725-732.e1}
}
BACKGROUND Although current performance measures define low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels <100 mg/dL in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) as good quality, they provide a snapshot and do not address whether treatment intensification was performed to manage elevated LDL-C levels. METHODS We determined the proportion of patients… CONTINUE READING