Correlates of LDL-cholesterol goal attainment in patients under lipid lowering therapy

Abstract : BACKGROUND: LDL-cholesterol therapeutic objectives attainment under lipid lowering therapy remains inadequate. The correlates of LDL-cholesterol therapeutic objective attainment have not been thoroughly explored in an observational setting. METHODS: Patients under lipid lowering therapy and managed by general practitioners were included. LDL-cholesterol therapeutic objective was defined according to the number of cardiovascular risk factors associated with dyslipidemia (AFSSAPS-2005 guidelines). RESULTS: Most of the 2727 patients (mean age: 64.7+/-11.0) received a statin (70.0%) or a fibrate (24.3%) in monotherapy. 58.5% of patients at high cardiovascular risk did not reach therapeutic objective. Compared to simvastatin, patients receiving fibrates were less likely to be at therapeutic objective (OR=0.38, 95% CI=[0.26-0.54]). So were patients receiving fluvastatin (OR=0.41, IC95%=[0.26-0.64]) or pravastatin (OR=0.49, IC95%=[0.35-0.70]) at the dosages used by GPs. No significant difference appeared with atorvastatin (OR=0.99, 95% CI=[0.71-1.39]) or rosuvastatin (OR=1.25, CI95%=[0.77-2.02]). Patients with LDL-cholesterol levels\\textless0.7 g/L tended to be prescribed high doses of lipid lowering therapy. CONCLUSIONS: In real conditions of lipid lowering therapy use, LDL-cholesterol therapeutic objective attainment was inadequate in high-risk patients, and TO differences were observed between drugs at prescribed doses.
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L. Laforest, Philippe Moulin, Thierry Souchet, Cécile Ritleng, Gaëlle Desamericq, et al.. Correlates of LDL-cholesterol goal attainment in patients under lipid lowering therapy. Atherosclerosis, 2008, 199 (2), pp.368--377. ⟨10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2007.11.033⟩. ⟨hal-01838993⟩

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