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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69-73

How good are we at controlling lipids? A cohort study

Hamad Medical Corporation, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Doha, Qatar

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Douraid K Shakir
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Background : Elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a major cause of coronary heart disease (CHD). The relationship between LDL-C and CHD risk is continuous over a broad range of LDL-C levels: the higher the LDL-C level, the greater the risk of CHD1. Although national guidelines for cholesterol management have existed since 19882, many patients with elevated cholesterol do not achieve their target cholesterol with treatment. Our aim was to identify the rate of lipid control in the cardiology outpatient clinics of Hamad General Hospita, and this may lead to improved patient care. This is the first out-patient data study performed in our department. Methods : Cohort study of one -hundred and one (101) consecutive documented CHD patients investigated for lipid profile. Blood samples were taken after a strict 12 hours of fasting, the presence of diabetes was also recorded. Results: LDL-C level was less than 2.6 mmol/l in 55 patients (54%), with a mean of 2.66 mmol/l; while HDL-C level was more than 1.15 mmol/l in 76 patients (75%), with a mean level of 1.08 mmol/l. Triglyceride level was less than 1.7 mmol/l in 51 patients (50%), with mean level of 2.22 mmol/l. Conclusions : Acceptable lipid control was achieved in the cardiology outpatient clinics in Hamad General Hospital and the majority of CHD patients were on lipid lowering therapy.

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