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Dépistage et traitement des facteurs de risque des maladies cardio-vasculaires: nécessité d'une stratégie?


Bovet, P; Darioli, R; Janin, B; Rickenbach, M; Gutzwiller, Felix (1988). Dépistage et traitement des facteurs de risque des maladies cardio-vasculaires: nécessité d'une stratégie? Swiss Medical Weekly, 118(48):1797-802.

Abstract

A major reduction in ischemic cardiovascular diseases depends on prevention of risk factors (RF) for atherosclerosis. To assess how screening and treatment of these RF were undertaken in an outpatient setting, we reviewed 300 charts of Swiss men (age 17 to 86, mean 50) who were compliant with medical follow-up. We noticed that the six RF taken into account were insufficiently investigated among young people. Furthermore, hypercholesterolemia was largely underinvestigated, even in the presence of other RF for atherosclerosis. These findings indicate that both the importance of early detection and the clinical significance of dyslipidemia are underestimated by physicians. This situation would be improved by a health policy adapted to Swiss medical practice which defined rules of screening and treatment of RF for atherosclerosis.

Abstract

A major reduction in ischemic cardiovascular diseases depends on prevention of risk factors (RF) for atherosclerosis. To assess how screening and treatment of these RF were undertaken in an outpatient setting, we reviewed 300 charts of Swiss men (age 17 to 86, mean 50) who were compliant with medical follow-up. We noticed that the six RF taken into account were insufficiently investigated among young people. Furthermore, hypercholesterolemia was largely underinvestigated, even in the presence of other RF for atherosclerosis. These findings indicate that both the importance of early detection and the clinical significance of dyslipidemia are underestimated by physicians. This situation would be improved by a health policy adapted to Swiss medical practice which defined rules of screening and treatment of RF for atherosclerosis.

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Other titles:Screening for and treatment of risk factors of cardiovascular diseases: need for a strategy?
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:French
Date:1988
Deposited On:11 Sep 2013 12:24
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:58
Publisher:EMH Swiss Medical Publishers
ISSN:0036-7672
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
PubMed ID:3206226

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