Management of LDL-cholesterol levels in patients with Diabetes Mellitus in Cardiology Practice: Real-life evidence of Under-treatment from the EPHESUS registry


MERT K. U. , Basaran O., MERT G. Ö. , DOĞAN V., RENCÜZOĞULLARI İ., Ozlek B., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/eci.13528
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION

Abstract

Background and aims Effective treatment of high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels has been shown to improve cardiovascular outcomes of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Herein, we aimed to provide insight to the real-life management of patients with DM in terms of LDL-C goal attainment and adherence to lipid management recommendations. Our objective was also to reveal the reasons of poor LDL-C goal attainment by assessing the perceptions of both physicians and patients.