HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Atherothrombosis patients world-wide often have undertreated, undercontrolled risk factors

A large international study demonstrates that patients world-wide with atherothrombosis (coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease) often have cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity and hypertension that are undertreated and undercontrolled, according to a report in the January 11 issue of JAMA.

Atherothrombosis is the leading cause of cardiovascular illness and death around the globe, according to background information in the article. To date, no single international database has characterized the atherosclerosis risk factor profile or treatment intensity of individuals with atherothrombosis. The Reduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry was designed to provide these data from the most geographically and ethnically diverse population yet surveyed.

Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., of The Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues analyzed data from the REACH Registry to determine the prevalence and treatment of atherosclerosis risk factors. The Registry included 67,888 patients aged 45 years or older from 5,473 physician practices in 44 countries who had either established arterial disease (coronary artery disease [CAD], n = 40,258; cerebrovascular disease, n = 18,843; peripheral arterial disease, n = 8,273) or 3 or more risk factors for atherothrombosis (n = 12,389) between 2003 and 2004.

The researchers found that atherothrombotic patients throughout the world had similar risk factor profiles: a high proportion with hypertension (81.8 percent), hypercholesterolemia (72.4 percent), and diabetes (44.3 percent). The prevalence of overweight (39.8 percent), obesity (26.6 percent), and morbid obesity (3.6 percent) were similar in most geographic locales, but was highest in North America (overweight: 37.1 percent, obese: 36.5 percent, and morbidly obese: 5.8 percent). Patients were generally undertreated with statins (69.4 percent usage overall), antiplatelet agents (78.6 percent usage overall), an
'"/>

Contact: Michelle Bolek
216-444-0333
JAMA and Archives Journals
10-Jan-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
2. Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients own obstetricians
3. Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients
4. Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients
5. Happier hospitals means healthier patients
6. Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
7. HealthGrades study: Bariatric surgery patients have fewer complications at high-volume hospitals
8. 6 out of 10 doctors arent frustrated that patients cant lower cholesterol
9. Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders
10. When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
11. Intensive-care patients with alcohol problems are more likely to require mechanical ventilation

Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014 Outsourced coding ... tripling in the number of hospitals contracting for ... 2015 deadline, according to the recently published Black ... leaders, found in the reports “Top Ranked Clinical ... now outsource Clinical documentation audit, review and programming. ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... invested $3.4 million this year to support innovative ... chronic diseases that affect more than 233,000 Canadians. ... research projects across Canada. This diverse research will ... improve our understanding (and potential treatment) of symptoms ... quality of life. , Crohn,s and Colitis ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... CHI-California Healthcare Institute today unveiled a ... C (hep C) epidemic in the U.S., the rise ... reduce human suffering. The report examines key data to ... C, while highlighting the significance of breakthroughs that have ... is a nonprofit, public policy research organization, representing leading ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, ... virus that continues to rage throughout West Africa poses little ... only spreads through physical touch, and it can,t be spread ... deputy director of the National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic ... Prevention, explained in a Monday afternoon news conference. Those ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Ill. By studying the injuries and aptitudes of ... the war, scientists are tackling -- and beginning to ... , The researchers found that brain regions that contribute ... intelligence and to emotional intelligence. This finding bolsters the ... social context of one,s life. , The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Clinical Documentation Improvement Heats Up as Half of US Hospitals Make 2015 Preparations for ICD-10, the Rest to Rely on Outsourcers, Black Book Survey Reveals 2Health News:Clinical Documentation Improvement Heats Up as Half of US Hospitals Make 2015 Preparations for ICD-10, the Rest to Rely on Outsourcers, Black Book Survey Reveals 3Health News:Prestigious Crohn's and Colitis Canada grants fund promising Canadian research 2Health News:CHI Releases Report Highlighting Public Impact of Hepatitis C, Opportunities for Action in US 2Health News:CHI Releases Report Highlighting Public Impact of Hepatitis C, Opportunities for Action in US 3Health News:CHI Releases Report Highlighting Public Impact of Hepatitis C, Opportunities for Action in US 4Health News:CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States 2Health News:CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States 3Health News:CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States 4Health News:Team studies the social origins of intelligence in the brain 2Health News:Team studies the social origins of intelligence in the brain 3
(Date:7/29/2014)... CITY , July 29, 2014  The ... Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City ... representing some of most respected healthcare organizations in the ... Catalyst , is an industry conference devoted to providing ... analytics,  an essential element of both accountable care initiatives ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... , July 29, 2014  Ambit Biosciences (Nasdaq: ... and development of drugs targeting unmet needs in oncology, ... second quarter operational results after closing of the NASDAQ ... A conference call hosted by Michael Martino ... management will take place on the same day at ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. , July 29, 2014 ... on cloud-based drug design and development, announced today ... grant from the National Science Foundation Small Business ... valued at $150,000. Cloud Pharmaceuticals ... the development process by implementing new, innovative cloud ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 2Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 3Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 4Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 5Ambit Biosciences To Announce Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Cloud Pharmaceuticals Receives Phase I NSF SBIR Grant Valued at $150,000 2
Cached News: