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The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease among primary care patients in Poland: results from the LIPIDOGRAM2015 study

Jacek J Jozwiak, Krzysztof Studzinski, Tomasz Tomasik, Adam Windak, Miroslaw Mastej, Alberico L Catapano, Kausik K Ray, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Peter P Toth, George Howard, Gregory YH Lip, Maciej Tomaszewski, Fadi J Charchar, Naveed Sattar, Bryan Williams, Thomas M MacDonald, Dariusz Nowak, Lukasz Skowron, Slawomir Kasperczyk, Maciej Banach



BACKGROUND AND AIM: To estimate the prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) disease and CV risk factors among Polish patients. METHODS: A nationwide cross-sectional study, LIPIDOGRAM2015, was carried out in Poland in the 4th quarter of 2015 and 1st and 2nd quarters of 2016; 438 primary care physicians enrolled 13,724 adult patients that sought medical care in primary health care practices. RESULTS: Nearly 19% of men and approximately 12% of women had cardiovascular disease (CVD). Over 60% of the recruited patients had hypertension (HTN), >80% had dyslipidaemia and <15% of patients were diagnosed with diabetes (DM). All of these disorders were more frequent in men. In 80% of patients the waist circ..

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Awarded by Ministry of Health -Ricerca Corrente - IRCCS MultiMedica

Funding Acknowledgements

The present study was an initiative of the Polish Lipid Association (PoLA) and the College of Family Physician in Poland (CFPiP). The present study was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Valeant. As a supporter of the study, Valeant had no role in study design, data analysis, data interpretation, or writing of the report. The present study was also supported by Silesian Analytical Laboratories (SLA), CHDE, BIO-RAD. The work of ALC has been supported by Ministry of Health -Ricerca Corrente - IRCCS MultiMedica, PRIN 2017H5F943 and ERANET ER-2017-2364981. In addition, we would like to thank all volunteer investigators, all volunteer staff and all participants. The list of the LIPIDOGRAM 2015 investigators is presented in Supplementary material 3. This article is part of a Supplement entitled "Plasma lipids and cardiovascular risk: Nutritional and therapeutic approaches" published with support from Societ~a Italiana di Terapia Clinica e Sperimentale (SITeCS).