TITLE

Effects of adherence to guidelines for the control of major cardiovascular risk factors on outcomes in the REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry Europe

AUTHOR(S)
Cacoub, Patrice P.; Zeymer, Uwe; Limbourg, Tobias; Baumgartner, Iris; Poldermans, Don; Röther, Joachim; Bhatt, Deepak L.; Steg, Philippe Gabriel
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Heart;Apr2011, Vol. 97 Issue 8, p660
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objectives To examine the impact of cardiovascular risk factor control on 3-year cardiovascular event rates in patients with stable symptomatic atherothrombotic disease in Europe. Methods The REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry recruited patients aged ≥45⇔…years with established atherothrombotic disease or three or more risk factors, of whom 20?588 symptomatic patients from 18 European countries were analysed in this study at baseline and 12, 24 and 36⇔…months. 'Good control⇔(tm) of cardiovascular risk factors was defined as three to five risk factors at target values of international guideline recommendations (systolic blood pressure
ACCESSION #
60987700

 

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