Self-reported hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperuricemia management by Italian Internal Medicine Units: a national survey of the FADOI Study Group in Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Alberto Mazza | Santa Maria della Misericordia General Hospital, Azienda ULSS5 Polesana, Rovigo, Italy.
  • Salvatore Lenti San Marco General Hospital, Grottaglie (TA), Italy.
  • Maria D’Avino AORN Cardarelli, Naples, Italy.
  • Giuliano Pinna Cottolengo General Hospital, Torino, Italy.
  • Giancarlo Antonucci Galliera General Hospital, Genova, Italy.
  • Sara Ciarla Mazzini General Hospital, Teramo, Italy.
  • Fabrizio Colombo Niguarda Hospital, Milano, Italy.
  • Raffaele Costa San Giovanni di Dio General Hospital, Crotone, Italy.
  • Susanna Cozzio Santa Maria del Carmine General Hospital, Rovereto (TN), Italy.
  • Alessandro De Palma Sant’Andrea General Hospital, Massa Marittima (GR), Italy.
  • Erica Del Signore Sant’Andrea General Hospital, Vercelli, Italy.
  • Massimo Errico Miulli General Hospital, Acquaviva delle Fonti (BA), Italy.
  • Fabio Fiammengo Azienda Isontina, Gorizia, Italy.
  • Giuseppe Iosa Bufalini General Hospital, Cesena (FC), Italy.
  • Massimiliano Loreno Umberto I General Hospital, Siracusa, Italy.
  • Federica Lorenzi Pertini General Hospital, Roma, Italy.
  • Rocco Paternò AOR Potenza, Italy.
  • Martino Pengo Azienda ULSS8 Berica, Vicenza, Italy.
  • Cecilia Politi Veneziale General Hospital, Isernia (VE), Italy.
  • Marcello Rattazzi Ca’ Foncello Gerla Hospital, AULSS2 Marca Trevigiana (TV), Italy.
  • Maurizio Renis San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona, Cava dei Tirreni (SA), Italy.
  • Flavio Tangianu San Martino General Hospital, Oristano, Italy.
  • Nicola Tarquinio San Benvenuto e Rocco General Hospital, Osimo (AN), Italy.
  • Mario Trottini Assisi General Hospital, Assisi (PG), Italy.
  • Gianluigi Scannapieco General Direction, IRCCS Materno Infantile Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy.
  • Giorgio Vescovo Sant’Antonio General Hospital, AULSS6 Euganea, Padua, Italy.
  • Gualberto Gussoni Clinical Research Department, FADOI Foundation, Milano, Italy.
  • Mauro Campanini Maggiore General Hospital, Novara, Italy.
  • Dario Manfellotto S. Giovanni Calibita Hospital, Isola Tiberina, Roma, Italy.
  • Andrea Fontanella Buon Consiglio Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Naples, Italy.


The 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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Alberto Mazza, Santa Maria della Misericordia General Hospital, Azienda ULSS5 Polesana, Rovigo
Department of Medicine
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Cardiovascular medicine, dyslipidemia, hypertension, hyperuricemia, survey.
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Mazza, A., Lenti, S., D’Avino, M., Pinna, G., Antonucci, G., Ciarla, S., Colombo, F., Costa, R., Cozzio, S., De Palma, A., Del Signore, E., Errico, M., Fiammengo, F., Iosa, G., Loreno, M., Lorenzi, F., Paternò, R., Pengo, M., Politi, C., Rattazzi, M., Renis, M., Tangianu, F., Tarquinio, N., Trottini, M., Scannapieco, G., Vescovo, G., Gussoni, G., Campanini, M., Manfellotto, D., & Fontanella, A. (2017). Self-reported hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperuricemia management by Italian Internal Medicine Units: a national survey of the FADOI Study Group in Cardiovascular Medicine. Italian Journal of Medicine, 11(4), 371-379.

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