Journal article

Risk factor management in a contemporary Australian population at increased cardiovascular disease risk

Duncan J Campbell, Jennifer M Coller, Fei Fei Gong, Michele McGrady, David L Prior, Umberto Boffa, Louise Shiel, Danny Liew, Rory Wolfe, Alice J Owen, Henry Krum, Christopher M Reid



BACKGROUND: Effective management of cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease risk factors offers longer, healthier lives and savings in healthcare. AIM: To examine risk factor management in participants of the SCReening Evaluation of the Evolution of New Heart Failure study, a self-selected population at increased cardiovascular disease risk recruited from members of a health insurance fund in Melbourne and Shepparton, Australia. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were age ≥ 60 years with one or more self-reported ischaemic or other heart diseases, irregular or rapid heart rhythm, cerebrovascular disease, renal impairment or treatment for hypertension or diabetes for ≥2 years. Exclusion criteria w..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The SCREEN-HF study was initially funded by Bupa Australia, with subsequent support from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia, the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Diabetes Australia Research Trust. D. J. Campbell received a senior research fellowship from the NHMRC, and M. McGrady and J. M. Coller received scholarship support from the NHMRC. St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research is supported in part by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.