Self-reported hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperuricemia management by Italian Internal Medicine Units: a national survey of the FADOI Study Group in Cardiovascular Medicine
AbstractThe 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.
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Copyright (c) 2017 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
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