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Self-reported hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperuricemia management by Italian Internal Medicine Units: a national survey of the FADOI Study Group in Cardiovascular Medicine

Alberto Mazza, Salvatore Lenti, Maria D’Avino, Giuliano Pinna, Giancarlo Antonucci, Sara Ciarla, Fabrizio Colombo, Raffaele Costa, Susanna Cozzio, Alessandro De Palma, Erica Del Signore, Massimo Errico, Fabio Fiammengo, Giuseppe Iosa, Massimiliano Loreno, Federica Lorenzi, Rocco Paternò, Martino Pengo, Cecilia Politi, Marcello Rattazzi, Maurizio Renis, Flavio Tangianu, Nicola Tarquinio, Mario Trottini, Gianluigi Scannapieco, Giorgio Vescovo, Gualberto Gussoni, Mauro Campanini, Dario Manfellotto, Andrea Fontanella
  • Salvatore Lenti
    San Marco General Hospital, Grottaglie (TA), Italy
  • Maria D’Avino
    AORN Cardarelli, Naples, Italy
  • Giuliano Pinna
    Cottolengo General Hospital, Torino, Italy
  • Giancarlo Antonucci
    Galliera General Hospital, Genova, Italy
  • Sara Ciarla
    Mazzini General Hospital, Teramo, Italy
  • Fabrizio Colombo
    Niguarda Hospital, Milano, Italy
  • Raffaele Costa
    San Giovanni di Dio General Hospital, Crotone, Italy
  • Susanna Cozzio
    Santa Maria del Carmine General Hospital, Rovereto (TN), Italy
  • Alessandro De Palma
    Sant’Andrea General Hospital, Massa Marittima (GR), Italy
  • Erica Del Signore
    Sant’Andrea General Hospital, Vercelli, Italy
  • Massimo Errico
    Miulli General Hospital, Acquaviva delle Fonti (BA), Italy
  • Fabio Fiammengo
    Azienda Isontina, Gorizia, Italy
  • Giuseppe Iosa
    Bufalini General Hospital, Cesena (FC), Italy
  • Massimiliano Loreno
    Umberto I General Hospital, Siracusa, Italy
  • Federica Lorenzi
    Pertini General Hospital, Roma, Italy
  • Rocco Paternò
    AOR Potenza, Italy
  • Martino Pengo
    Azienda ULSS8 Berica, Vicenza, Italy
  • Cecilia Politi
    Veneziale General Hospital, Isernia (VE), Italy
  • Marcello Rattazzi
    Ca’ Foncello Gerla Hospital, AULSS2 Marca Trevigiana (TV), Italy
  • Maurizio Renis
    San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona, Cava dei Tirreni (SA), Italy
  • Flavio Tangianu
    San Martino General Hospital, Oristano, Italy
  • Nicola Tarquinio
    San Benvenuto e Rocco General Hospital, Osimo (AN), Italy
  • Mario Trottini
    Assisi General Hospital, Assisi (PG), Italy
  • Gianluigi Scannapieco
    General Direction, IRCCS Materno Infantile Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy
  • Giorgio Vescovo
    Sant’Antonio General Hospital, AULSS6 Euganea, Padua, Italy
  • Gualberto Gussoni
    Clinical Research Department, FADOI Foundation, Milano, Italy
  • Mauro Campanini
    Maggiore General Hospital, Novara, Italy
  • Dario Manfellotto
    S. Giovanni Calibita Hospital, Isola Tiberina, Roma, Italy
  • Andrea Fontanella
    Buon Consiglio Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Naples, Italy

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the management practices of internal medicine clinicians for patients with cardiovascular risk factors, with particular respect to treatment thresholds, medication choices and target goals. A sample of internists - representatives of Internal Medicine Units (IMUs) from all the regions in Italy - were identified by the cardiovascular medicine study group of the Italian Internal Medicine FADOI (Federazione delle Associazioni dei Dirigenti Ospedalieri Internisti) Society and invited to fill out a questionnaire about hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperuricemia. From the 101 questionnaires collected, it was found that despite large heterogeneity between IMUs in terms of patient management and adherence to guidelines, internists were experts in the management of patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors and associated comorbidities. We hope that these data prompt the internal medicine community to consider the value of producing shared, real-world guidelines on the management of cardiovascular disease.

Keywords

Cardiovascular medicine; dyslipidemia; hypertension; hyperuricemia; survey.

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