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Predicted coronary heart disease risk reduction and dual blood pressure/cholesterol goal attainment in patients with hypertension treated in real-world clinical practice.
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PMID:  20591084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Hypertension and dyslipidemia are highly co-prevalent, but often poorly controlled, coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors. A retrospective cohort study was conducted between January 2004 and April 2008 to compare estimated 10-year CHD risk reduction and dual blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal attainment (Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure and Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults [Adult Treatment Panel III]) in patients with a first prescription for amlodipine monotherapy, co-prescribed amlodipine + statin, or single-pill amlodipine/atorvastatin. In total, 2739 patients were prescribed amlodipine monotherapy, 653 were co-prescribed amlodipine + statin, and 227 were prescribed single-pill amlodipine/atorvastatin. Baseline CHD risk was similar in all 3 cohorts (11.0%-12.5%). Relative CHD risk reduction was greater in those prescribed single-pill amlodipine/atorvastatin (24.5%) compared with amlodipine monotherapy (14.4%, P<.01), and co-prescribed amlodipine + statin (18.4%, P=.01). The findings were driven by greater dual goal attainment for patients prescribed single-pill amlodipine/atorvastatin (50.2%) compared with amlodipine monotherapy (31.7%, P<.05) and co-prescribed amlodipine + statin (37.5%, P<.05).
Joel M Neutel; Michael Eaddy; Orsolya E Lunacsek; Craig Roberts; Linda Chen; Allison J Kean; James H Jackson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.)     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1751-7176     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888554     Medline TA:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  396-406     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Orange County Research Center, Tustin, CA 92780, USA.
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