Determinants of risk factor control in subjects with coronary heart disease : a report from the EUROASPIRE III investigators.
AffiliationAdelaide Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
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CitationDeterminants of risk factor control in subjects with coronary heart disease : a report from the EUROASPIRE III investigators. 2012: Eur J Prev Cardiol
JournalEuropean journal of preventive cardiology
AbstractThe EUROASPIRE audits of risk factor control have indicated that, even in those with established coronary heart disease, risk factor control remains poor. We therefore analysed the EUROASPRE III data set to establish the factors associated with success or failure in risk factor control in order to inform future risk factor management strategies. University education, attendance at a specialist cardiology clinic, and participation in a cardiac rehabilitation programme were associated with improved risk factor control. Risk factor control was poorer in women, those with diabetes, and those undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery as opposed to medical therapy or percutaneous coronary intervention. Increasing age, depression, and anxiety were not associated with poorer risk factor control.