HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Cholesterol under-treated in high-risk women in managed care study

DALLAS, Feb. 1 Nearly two-thirds of women at highest risk for a heart attack and death from heart disease who have dangerously high cholesterol levels are not benefiting from life-saving cholesterol-lowering medications, according to a report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

"Cholesterol management in high-risk women has been proven to save lives and reduce risk of heart attacks. We wanted to determine what opportunities exist to apply the 2004 American Heart Association guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention in women, especially in a managed care environment," says lead author Lori Mosca, M.D., Ph.D., director of preventive cardiology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and associate professor of medicine at Columbia University in New York City.

Mosca and colleagues studied a 1.1 million-member managed care database and identified 8,353 women who had established cardiovascular disease at the start of the study or were otherwise at high risk because of diabetes or multiple cardiac risk factors and had not recently been on cholesterol-lowering therapy.

Laboratory and pharmacy information for these women was followed for three years to determine how doctors managed their cholesterol levels. The researchers determined how many women achieved optimal cholesterol levels based on the 2004 American Heart Association prevention guidelines for women.

The guidelines recommend LDL or "bad" cholesterol be less than 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), HDL or "good" cholesterol be more than 50 mg/dL, triglycerides be less than 150 mg/dL, or non-HDL (a combination of all bad forms of cholesterol) be less than 130 mg/dL.

"We found only 7 percent of these high-risk women had optimal levels of all cholesterol measurements at the start of the study. This improved to 12 percent after three years, still far short of where we would like to see these high-risk women," Mosca said. "We also found that only about one-th
'"/>

Contact: Carole Bullock
carole.bullock@heart.org
214-706-1279
American Heart Association
1-Feb-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cholesterol-lowering drug may also reduce risk of blood clots
2. Cholesterol-lowering drug may slow Alzheimers progression
3. Cholesterol-lowering medications may reduce risk of glaucoma
4. Cholesterol levels fluctuate with the seasons
5. Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help stroke patients get well
6. Cholesterol drugs may lower risk for mental impairment after stroke
7. Cholesterol drug increases pain-free walking distance
8. Cholesterol drug helps heart failure patients without high cholesterol
9. Cholesterol drug could lead to new therapy for multiple sclerosis
10. Cholesterol fighting drugs may also have protective effects against multiple sclerosis
11. Cholesterol-lowering drugs safe and effective in children

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/5/2019)... ... December 05, 2019 , ... Abide, the #1 Christian meditation ... times this year using Bible-based bedtime stories. Listeners have recovered from bad dreams and ... the Center for Disease Control, one third of Americans suffer from poor sleep, which ...
(Date:12/5/2019)... ... December 05, 2019 , ... Intelligent.com, a trusted ... 54 RHIT Degree Programs for 2020. The comprehensive research guide is based on ... is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. ...
(Date:12/5/2019)... ... December 05, 2019 , ... Today at M Health Fairview ... newest staff member who will to help them take medicine, relax during anxious ... procedures.  , Rocket, presented by NutriSource® is a golden retriever and the first ...
(Date:12/4/2019)... SEA, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... December 04, 2019 ... ... trademarked as Tex-OE, Opuntia Mesocarp Extract®, provides protection from disruptions to cells and ... at countering the menace of Jet Lag, is available in a dietary supplement ...
(Date:12/4/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... December 04, 2019 , ... ... the 2019 HREI Insights Awards™, the only national awards dedicated to recognizing excellence ... , The 2019 awards were presented in nine different categories during the GlobeSt ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2019)... ... December 08, 2019 , ... Intelligent.com, a trusted ... 50 Best Master's in Healthcare Administration Degree Programs for 2020. The comprehensive research ... the nation. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, ...
(Date:12/6/2019)... ... December 06, 2019 , ... Kindred Nutrition ... in services. While Kindred Nutrition and Wellness will continue to focus on ... happy to offer Individual and Family Therapy and Yoga. , Kindred Nutrition and ...
(Date:12/6/2019)... ... December 06, 2019 , ... ... with Forbidden Fruit Garden Supply LLC (a division of Horticultural Holdings LLC) to ... of professional growers. , FFGS is a team of disciplined and energetic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: