Journal article

International prevalence, recognition, and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors in outpatients with atherothrombosis

DL Bhatt, PG Steg, EM Ohman, AT Hirsch, Y Ikeda, JL Mas, S Goto, CS Liau, AJ Richard, J Rother, PWF Wilson, H Andersen-Dalheim, P Anderson, B Anell, S Arber, K Armstrong, D Arnot, A Baldam, I Barratt, S Barresi Show all

JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2006

Abstract

CONTEXT: Atherothrombosis is the leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality around the globe. To date, no single international database has characterized the atherosclerosis risk factor profile or treatment intensity of individuals with atherothrombosis. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether atherosclerosis risk factor prevalence and treatment would demonstrate comparable patterns in many countries around the world. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: The Reduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry collected data on atherosclerosis risk factors and treatment. A total of 67,888 patients aged 45 years or older from 5473 physician practices in 44 countries had eith..

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