Prevalence, treatment and control of dyslipidaemia in Switzerland: still a long way to go.

  title={Prevalence, treatment and control of dyslipidaemia in Switzerland: still a long way to go.},
  author={Mathieu Firmann and Pedro M. Marques-Vidal and Fred Paccaud and Vincent E. Mooser and Nicolas Rodondi and G{\'e}rard Waeber and Peter Vollenweider},
  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},
  volume={17 6},
BACKGROUND There is little information regarding the prevalence and management of dyslipidaemia in Switzerland. DESIGN Cross-sectional population-based study of 3238 women and 2846 men aged 35-75. METHODS Dyslipidaemia prevalence, treatment and control were defined according to PROCAM guidelines adapted to Switzerland. RESULTS About 29% of the overall sample presented with dyslipidaemia, of which 39% were treated and 58% of those treated were controlled. Among the 710 patients with… CONTINUE READING


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