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Coronary risk factors 6-12 months after coronary artery bypass grafting. Comparison of surveys in 1986, 1990 and 1994.
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PMID:  7968753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess coronary risk factors and management 6-12 months after coronary artery bypass grafting. DESIGN: Patient survey by questionnaire after discharge from hospital in 1994 and comparison with similar surveys from 1990 and 1986. SETTING AND PATIENTS: One hundred and ninety-four patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting at one hospital campus between 1 March 1993 and 31 August 1993. Replies to questionnaires were received from 175 patients (90%); we had clinical and biochemical data for 166-175 patients (86%-90%). RESULTS: The proportion with hypercholesterolaemia (serum cholesterol levels > or = 6.5 mmol/L) declined from 60% in 1986 to 9% in 1994. Those with diastolic hypertension (> or = 95 mmHg) declined from 23% to 3%. The proportion of current smokers remained low at 6%. The proportion overweight had increased from 32% in 1986 to 47% in 1994. The proportion taking lipid-regulating drugs increased from 2% in 1986 to 37% in 1994. CONCLUSION: Coronary risk factors after coronary artery bypass grafting appear to be better managed in 1994 than in earlier years, but there may still be a need for improvement in lipid disorders and weight.
L A Simons; J Simons; A Parfitt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  161     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1994 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-09     Completed Date:  1994-12-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  536-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of New South Wales Lipid Research Department, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Antilipemic Agents / therapeutic use
Cholesterol / blood
Coronary Artery Bypass / statistics & numerical data*
Coronary Disease / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Hypercholesterolemia / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Hypertension / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Middle Aged
New South Wales / epidemiology
Obesity / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Risk Factors
Smoking / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents; 0/Antilipemic Agents; 57-88-5/Cholesterol

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