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Evolution du contrôle des facteurs de risque cardiovasculaire chez les patients coronariens de plus de 65 ans [Evolution of cardiac risk factors management among patients aged 65 years and older with coronary artery disease]
Revue médicale suisse
The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the appropriateness of cardiac risk factors (CV-RF) management in a Swiss cardiac rehabilitation center. The comparison of the control of CV-RF among 342 patients with coronary artery disease (CHD) aged > or =65 years was improved. The CV-RF management has globally improved during the two periods of observation (1994-95 and 1999-2000). Nevertheless, according to the recommendations published between 1994 and 1999, an underuse of the cardioprotective agents was still observed. Using a standardized protocol for the management of CHD which allows the benchmarking among the network of cardiac rehabilitation centers network could increase the quality of care for such high risk patients.
Aged, Coronary Artery Disease, Female, Humans, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Male, Middle Aged, Obesity, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors, Smoking Cessation, Switzerland
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