Self-referral multiple cardiovascular risk factor assessment - The Cardiff experience

I. R. Hall, S. Tyrrell, I. B. Wilkinson, J. R. Cockcroft*

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Abstract

Data are presented from the first 300 patients to attend a self-referral multiple cardiovascular risk clinic. Subjects completed a questionnaire on their family and past medical history. Their lipid profile, blood glucose and blood pressure were measured and pulse wave analysis was performed. The mean blood pressure was 150/90 mmHg. More than 62% of patients had plasma cholesterol >5 mmol/L. The mean body mass index was >27. Twelve new diabetics were identified. There was a significant correlation between augmentation index, measured using pulse wave analysis, and risk of a cardiovascular event as calculated using PRECARD software. A patient-held card has been developed to facilitate longer term follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-304+306+308+310
JournalBritish Journal of Cardiology
Volume8
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular risk
  • Cardiovascular risk factors
  • Risk factor clinic
  • Self-referral

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