OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. A high level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a major CVD risk factor. Guidelines recommend effective cholesterol management and set LDL-C goals, yet deficiencies exist in physician implementation of these recommendations and in patient uptake of the advice. However, little is known of patient perceptions about CVD risk. METHODS: Patients and physicians were randomly selected from ten count...Expand abstract
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The From The Heart study: a global survey of patient understanding of cholesterol management and cardiovascular risk, and physician-patient communication.
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