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Administration and effects of secondary prevention measures in coronary heart disease patients from Serbia according to gender and cardiometabolic risk.
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PMID:  20821933     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The EUROASPIRE surveys showed high rates of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in patients with coronary heart disease, identified after coronary artery bypass graft, percutaneous coronary intervention or myocardial infarction, with time trends in preventive cardiology over more than a decade. AIM: The aim of this study was to test the implementation of European recommendations for cardiac rehabilitation and secondary risk prevention programmes in the population of coronary heart disease patients from Serbia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 665 consecutive coronary heart disease patients (432 men, 233 women, aged 59.43 +/- 11.62 years), admitted for specialized cardiovascular rehabilitation, interviewed and examined in relation to the presence of coronary risk factors and administration of secondary prevention measures, were enrolled in the study. RESULTS: High rates of smoking (27.67%), central obesity (58.05%), physical inactivity (61.50%) and adverse dietary habits (61.50%) were observed, as well as low frequency of patients who have reached recommended targets for waist circumference (41.95%), total cholesterol (40%), LDL-cholesterol (39.25%), HDL-cholesterol (59.69%) and triglycerides (59.25%), while systolic (82.26%) and diastolic blood pressures (95.49%) were well regulated. A significantly lower rate of achieved therapeutic targets, despite widely used cardioprotective drugs, was observed in diabetic patients and patients with the metabolic syndrome. CONCLUSION: The results have shown a low proportion of coronary heart disease patients, especially with diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome, who reached the recommended therapeutic targets for cardiometabolic risk profile parameters, in spite of widely used cardioprotective drugs, and therefore clearly demonstrated the compelling need for more effective lifestyle management in the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease.
Ivan Tasic; Gordana Lazarevic; Svetlana Kostic; Dragan Djordjevic; Dejan Simonovic; Marija Rihter; Dusan Vulic; Vladisav Stefanovic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-08     Completed Date:  2010-11-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases Niska Banja Nis, Serbia.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / epidemiology,  etiology,  prevention & control*
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications
Metabolic Syndrome X / complications
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Secondary Prevention*
Serbia / epidemiology
Sex Factors
Statistics, Nonparametric

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