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Document type:
Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Article 
Author(s):
Steinhagen-Thiessen, E; Bramlage, P; Lösch, C; Hauner, H; Schunkert, H; Vogt, A; Wasem, J; Jöckel, KH; Moebus, S 
Title:
Dyslipidemia in primary care--prevalence, recognition, treatment and control: data from the German Metabolic and Cardiovascular Risk Project (GEMCAS). 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) define low thresholds for the diagnosis of dyslipidemia using total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) to guide treatment. Although being mainly a prevention tool, its thresholds are difficult to meet in clinical practice, especially primary care. METHODS: In a nationwide study with 1,511 primary care physicians and 35,869 patients we determined the prevalence of dyslipidemia, its recognition, treatment, and c...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Cardiovasc Diabetol 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
Pages contribution:
31 
Language:
eng 
Fulltext / DOI:
Print-ISSN:
1475-2840 
TUM Institution:
Else Kröner-Fresenius-Zentrum für Ernährungsmedizin - Klinik für Ernährungsmedizin